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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Tom March

Tom March

"Buy Focals" | TomMarch.com / ozline.com - 27 views

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    Staking out claim to coining the real purpose for Google Glasses
Tom March

Tumblr: New home for Look to Learn | TomMarch.com / ozline.com - 35 views

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    I've just  "discovered" Tumblr  - not as a blogging platform but as a means for posting the best in rich media while still staying within copyright.  Which has prompted me to rebuild my Look to Learn site from Wordpress onto Tumblr.  I still use Wordpress for lots of things, but when trying to promote a culture of critical and creative thinking, I'm hooked on Tumblr -- see: http://tommarch.tumblr.com
Tom March

The Business of Humanity | TomMarch.com / ozline.com - 12 views

  • The following is a passage from a book I’m working on. I wrote it this morning and thought I’d share it to see if people have any comments.  Thanks, Tom –
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    The following is a passage from a book I'm working on. I wrote it this morning and thought I'd share it to see if people have any comments.  Thanks, Tom -
Tom March

Network Event Calendar: Tutorial aut0poietic - 15 views

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    Handy for those using Wordpress 3.0 as Multisite - global events from and to sub-sites.
Tom March

TomMarch.com » Adding a Podcast Player - 22 views

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    "You can add a podcast player to any post in a Wordpress.com blog."
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    Here's a tutorial I made for embedding podcasts.
Tom March

Podcasts Downloads on iTunes - 23 views

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    I've also created this tutorial page to show how to embed the podcast player for these shows into Wordpress: http://ozline.com/entry/strategies/tutorials/adding-a-podcast-player/
Tom March

Tom March :: Thesis Builder - The Original Persuasive Essay Maker - 51 views

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    I designed this more than 15 years ago and amazingly it is the most trafficked link on my sites. This javascript gives students writing 5 paragraph persuasive essays a jumpstart on their thesis statements and outline.
Tom March

Educational Leadership:The New WWW: Whatever, Whenever, Wherever - 32 views

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    In the context of helping parents with children who have personal access to the Net, I would hope that parents use a Big Mother, not Big Brother, approach.
Tom March

The Atlantic Online | January/February 2010 | What Makes a Great Teacher? | Amanda Ripley - 24 views

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    Worth having every staff read and debate this article.
Tom March

The State of Drupal | MIT World - 20 views

shared by Tom March on 30 Dec 09 - Cached
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    Nice hour long presentation by the creator of Drupal.
Tom March

Reshaping Learning from the Ground Up | Edutopia - 15 views

  • what it all boils down to is, get the current system out of your head.
  • You're advocating for fundamental radical changes. Are you an optimist when it comes to public education?

    I just feel it's inevitable that there will have to be change. The only question is whether we're going to do it starting now, or whether we're going to wait for catastrophe.

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    Outstandingly clear statement of the problems and first steps in improving education.
Tom March

The Exhaustive Guide to Apple Tablet Rumors - apple islate - Gizmodo - 14 views

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    Growing consensus on the Apple Tablet / iSlate - Gizmodo does a rumor roundup.
Tom March

Shortcuts - New Worries About Children With Cellphones - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • “Let them know there are rules. There comes a time when parents have to be parents.”
  • One suggestion, she said, is putting a basket out where children place their phones upon arriving home.
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    "Now, about half of American children 12 years and older have cellphones, according to Christopher Collins, a senior analyst for consumer research at the Yankee Group, a research firm. And that has spawned all sorts of problems, like questions about etiquette and costly scams."
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    Good example of the kinds of adjustments "basic parents" make as we learn about making guidelines for technology use with children and teens. Key quote, I think: "Let them know there are rules. There comes a time when parents have to be parents."
Tom March

Files Vanished, Young Chinese Lose the Future - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • For much of his education, Xue Longlong was silently accompanied from grade to grade, school to school, by a sealed Manila envelope stamped top secret. Stuffed inside were grades, test results, evaluations by fellow students and teachers, his Communist Party application and — most important for his job prospects — proof of his 2006 college degree.
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    We always hear about invasion of digital privacy, but loss of data here has altered a life negatively. Similarly, those with complex medical histories advocate for better data integration. It's important to understand the importance of data as well as privacy to people's lives.
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    "If you don't have it, just forget it!" Wang Jindong, now 27, said of his file. "No matter how capable you are, they will not hire you. Their first reaction is that you are a crook."
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