I’ve been enamored with all forms of social media since I was a teenager. The whole reason I got into computers and went on to study computer science was that I was fascinated by the ability that computers had to connect people.
I started visualizing large data sets of networks, but I was really interested in the people in those networks.
WorldWide Telescope is Microsoft's answer to Google Earth and Google Sky. It's pretty cool and does a lot of stuff that I don't understand but am sure someone interested in astronomy would love. I look at it and think about using the zooms of planets to have student calculate the size of some features knowing the scale. It's not utilizing the total power of the software, but it gets me in the door, makes it a cool activity for the students, and creates a little love to science in a math class. i can live with that!
A member of the Content Literacy Ning Sean Nash started this group to connect biology teachers from all over together. I love one of the premises of the group:"Step one in participation within The Synapse: read & explore. Step two: share. Be a resource. Help to create a synapse that communicates in both directions!"
Have been looking for more cc (creative commons) or copyright free photos to use in the work I'm doing. Catherine Rubin and I have been discussing the issues involved in cc. Here's another site that might provide more options to teachers looking to include images in the work they are doing.
Using music to make connections in content learning, most specifically social studies. The non-profit organization works to design lessons that get permission from artists for students to use their lyrics as the basis of their writing. I like the idea and think it fits well with the type of thinking we use at CTL so I'm sharing it!