Ning, Your New Social Network

Have you heard of Ning? Do you use Ning? Maybe the question should be… What is Ning? It could be Myspace, Facebook, or your own social network hub. Now I am not advertising for Ning because Ning does cost a monthly fee. I am just simply stating the benefits of it and how it could ...

Free Education Games – Beware!

If you go to any search engine (I used Google) and type in ‘Free educational games’, you will get pages and pages of results. However, not all of these sites have games, and not all of the sites with games are educational. An educational game isn’t defined as being ‘cartoony’ and having no blood or ...

Teaching With Youtube

I could say the words Jacquards Loom and most people would probably be confused. I could show you a picture of Jacquard’s Loom and it might start making some sense. However, I could show you a video and it would all make sense. This is how I taught the concept of Jacquard’s Loom in my ...

Is Wikipedia Really That Accurate?

I’ve heard a lot of people say that Wikipedia is not a very reliable source. I’ve even seen teachers not accept any papers that have Wikipedia as a reference. Are they right in doing so? Is Wikipedia that inaccurate? If you take a look at this entry into Wikipedia itself you will see that this ...

LinkedIn. Best Online Resume

If you haven’t visited LinkedIn, or if you haven’t signed up there yet, I suggest you at least take a look at the website and determine if you should. LinkedIn is a business orientated social networking site and was launched way back in 2003 (I say way back because 2003 is 7 years ago, and ...