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by Stephen Downes
October 21, 2008

The Great Bridge

I am in Prince Edward Island where I will be delivering two presentations for the Ministry of Education, one for the province's Site Technical Contacts tomorrow, and another for teachers the next day. I drove over the bridge pictured above; it spans about 12 kilometers, connecting New Brunswick and PEI. More photos of Moncton in autumn, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, and Kouchibouguac National Park. Stephen Downes, Flickr, October 21, 2008 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Virtualising Your PC for Free
Again, this is a trend to keep a close watch on. Karyn Romei writes, "The latest Clever Thing is an article by David Fearon in October's edition of PCPro on how to virtualise your PC free of charge. The article explains how you can convert a Windows XP PC to a virtual PC and run it on a Vista machine." Karyn Romeis, Karyn's erratic learning journey, October 21, 2008 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

How Unconferences Schedule Sessions
The thing about unconferences is that the organizers don't plan the conference, the attendees do that themselves. This is one way of doing it (and if attendees are inexperienced in planning sessions, they may appreciate the guidance offered by this article). Adam DuVander, Monkey Bites, October 21, 2008 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

How do we know what we know? This site looks at the methods of science and, in particular, archaeology. Plenty of pictures of bones and stuff, an anatomy of an academic paper, and best of all, a way for you (the student reader) to begin collecting your own evidence. Via Helge Scherlund. Various Authors, Exploratorium, October 21, 2008 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]

Twitter - Educational Apps
I'm most unhappy with Facebook these days. They broke my status feed out to Twitter, and they broke my update feed in from Blogger. This is the problem with relying on sites like Facebook - they can become silos in a minute. Anyhow, this post is about Twitter - or, more specifically, a list of educational applications that support Twitter. All very nice, but heed the warning. Perhaps watch for an open source version. See also top five Twitter research tools. Miguel Guhlin, EduWrite, October 21, 2008 [Link] [Tags: , , , , ] [Comment]

Edtechtalk - Managing a Community of Practice
Ed Tech Talk is getting organized. If you're interested in helping - or in supporting Ed Tech Talk - this is the time to get on board. Dave Cormier, Dave's Educational Blog, October 21, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

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