Internet Find of the Week - November 12, 2012
Develop Your Own Personal Learning Network
The first Internet find of the week is edWeb.net. This site is the new face of professional development. edWeb.net offers a number of learning communities. It promotes itself as a place where educators can "connect with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas and professional development."
edWeb.net is free to join. Once you find a community you want to join, you are able to attend live webinars or watch archived webinars at your leisure. Beyond the information shared in webinars, each community has a forum where you can post questions and discuss topics with educators all over the country.
Take a tour of edWeb.net. Click here
Power Searching With Google
I wish I could make this course a requirement for every student and teacher at our upper campus. Lucky for you, I haven't figured out how to rule the world, so for right now, taking this course is completely voluntary.
The course officially ended in October, Google has left the course open. While you can work through the material at your own pace, the course is not being monitored so your scores are not recorded and you don't get a certificate if you pass the final exam.
I can't encourage you enough to take this class. The class consists of a pre-assessment, 6 classes, a mid-term and a final. You could easily complete the entire course in a week.
If you are interested in taking the course go to powersearchingwithgoogle.com
These cells have helped researchers cure polio, helped with gene mapping, and have given doctors a better understanding of how cancer develops. But, those cells which have made drug companies and other medical related businesses billions of dollars where taken without Henrietta's consent and she and her family were never compensated.
That high school biology teacher sparked a flame in Ms. Skloot. She had an insatiable desire to know who Henrietta Lacks was. That desire led to years of research and finally her book, The Immortall Life of Henrietta Lacks.