Top 10 from 3/1/2010

Please go to new blog for “alive” links http://readingpower.wordpress.com/

1. Improve readability of web pages http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ Drag to bookmark bar. Click when you get to a page you want to read and useless stuff disappears, text becomes black on white in decent size, pick format (do that before dragging the tool to your bar).
2. 12 essentials for technology integration http://content.yudu.com/Library/A18dcc/TwelveEssentialsforT/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fembedded_reader%2F59772%2FTwelve-Essentials-for-Technology-Integration%3Frefid%3D19189
3. Facebook guidebook http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2010/a-facebook-guidebook/
4. V like vintage search – historical search images http://bit.ly/8HZabK
5. Comparison of social learning networks http://c4lpt.co.uk/articles/bsle0.html
6. Ten TED talks http://blog.ted.com/2009/12/10_tedtalks_to.php
7. Google wave new official video Google Wave http://eknol.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-use-google-wave-official-video.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BloggingInWeb20Beta+(Blogging+In+Web+2.0+Beta)
8. Future? – “Constant partial stupidity” – at least not another weird new Web 2.0 word http://www.speakerscorner.co.uk/file/6104dc183a0d6bbdc8d4f48fca5d8916/richard-watsonfuturistspeakerpeoplefuturetrend-spottertrends20092010expectations.html
9. Google chrome- making an impact http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-chrome-is-now-the-no-3-browser/15913/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SearchEngineJournal+(Search+Engine+Journal)
10. Social networking summary http://www.myplick.com/view/0-0WzXbNv6n/Power-Up-Your-Professional-Learning-Network

Relocating – moving blog from Edublogs to WordPress

Edublogs is great, but my free version is running out of room. Find instructions at http://lynross.wordpress.com/ and also has a fun write up on photfiltre. So far the transfer of text to http://readingpower.wordpress.com/ has been easy. I have not copied images yet. I am still working out reconstructing widgets and other multimodals as it is not the same process- not even sure it can be done. The themes are different too…

Ten more titbits

1. Youth Books-Cybils http://dadtalk.typepad.com/cybils/2010/01/2009-finalists-the-best-of-the-best.html Best Books, Movies of the decade – Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/7zlWie Peachbook Award http://www.theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/peachbooks-readingbowl
2. Predictions 2010 http://deangroom.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/preditions-for-2010/
3. Digital writing ning http://digitalwritingworkshop.ning.com/
4. IWB ning http://iwbrevolution.ning.com/
5. Engaging learners http://alalearning.org/2009/12/30/lx/
6. ReadWriteWeb’s Top 5 Web Trends http://bit.ly/7FiWpz
7. Google Search Evolves http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/search_options_google_search_evolves.php
8. Future of Writing http://bit.ly/7bhR3z
9. Untweeping http://twittercism.com/untweeps/
10. Vokle for online events, hosting shows, teaching class http://vokle.com/

Giving up can be good

1. Give Up! http://www.chrisbrogan.com/never-give-up-no-give-up/
2. “Partial Agreement and Refocus” V smart comebacks http://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/184713.aspx?s_cid=16
3. Twitter for Teachers in 15 minutes http://edbuzz.org/djohnson/2009/12/twitter-for-teachers-in-15-minutes/#edbuzz
4. Best teaching books of 2009 http://tinyurl.com/yky4ylq including free book download– “Teaching as a subversive activity”
5. Relevance? http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6699357.html?q=things+that+keep+us+up+at+night Is your Library a grocery store or a kitchen? http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334/post/90032209.html
6. Humor- 2009 USA review http://www.miamiherald.com/283/story/1397654.html
7. Kill your online footprint http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/31/web-2-0-suicide/
8. Sweet search engine for students http://www.sweetsearch.com/
9. Library customer service http://dbl.lishost.org/blog/ Resolutions http://lonewolflibrarian.wordpress.com/
10. Library staff- front and centre http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/blog/?p=917