Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Wiki Shared Resource

We have been working on a way to share resources that the ITS Community is creating in isolation within their district. We are using wiki software to create a place to share our combined knowledge for use by teachers and educators within our districts. At this time we are in the pilot phase of this project.

We would like all of you to create an account and help us create this resource for all of our teachers. The link can be found at http://wiki.monroe.edu. We have started this by simply providing the handouts from our staff development classes, but would like to eventually see this become a resource for best practices, when using integrating technology in the classroom. One of the benefits to this is that you don't have to recreate resources that you have already put on the web, but you can link them within the wiki.

There are a few things that we are going to be changing slightly for our application of this project, such as making it a requirement for people to login to edit pages, blocking spam, and blocking key words. At this point in time they are not installed, but our goal is to have this done before February break.

Feel free to contribute to the wiki and share it as a resource with your teachers. If teachers would like to contribute they will need to create an account, but if they simply want to use the resource they can search the wiki or use the index that we have created.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Marco Polo

The teacher centers across New York State have been working with the New York Institute of Technology's Educational Enterprise Zone (NYIT-EEZ) on creating a NYS specific Marco Polo site. The video that we are showing will give you a general overview of the service that this provides. We also would like to give you some time to look at the site and see what is available to teachers.

Off Air Taping

Staci is looking to have teachers pilot the new off air taping database. We are looking for teachers that are willing to pilot this project and give us some general feedback. We would also like to hear what you think.

Friday, January 20, 2006

ITS Meeting - February 3, 2006

Our ITS Town Meeting is scheduled for February 3, 2006 from 8:30 - 11:30 AM at 11 Linden Park [map]

  • What's happening?
  • Off-Air Taping
  • Marco Polo NY
  • CoSER Information
  • Community Building
  • Internet2

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Google Earth For Macs!

For those Mac users out there Google Earth is now available for OSX. Yep now you can take a new look at the world on your Mac! Here is a quick picture of it.