Hi All –
Here are some newly launched initiatives worth checking out. Admittedly, some are shameless plugs for projects with which I am involved, but I think you will appreciate them nonetheless.
Next week, I am off to the Closing the Gap conference in Minnesota and hopefully will have some assistive technology resources to share with you next Friday.
Two links in this week’s list come from Friday 5 reader James Lerman:
1) Educational Hotlinks for New Teachers
2) Educational Hotlinks for Middle School People
More stuff related to Google:
3) Google Accessibility
This search tool finds access friendly sites for those with visual impairments.
4) Google for Educators
Another resource from Google that resulted from several Google Educator Councils held around the country last spring. The purpose of these focus groups was to gauge the needs of teachers and several people from my school, including myself, participated in these meetings.
5) The Infinite Thinking Machine
A new blog from WestEd and sponsored by you guessed it… Google… has debuted this week. An internet T.V. show is featured along with blog postings from various educators across the country, including moi.
6) First Monday
I attended an educational publishing event this week (AEP Midwest Seminar http://edpress.org/midwest/index.htm) and learned of this peer reviewed journal that sounds fascinating. While it’s not new, in fact it has been around since the early days of the internet, I thought people might like to check it out.