Links: Points of Interest

Sometimes you have to take a step back and really appreciate what is happening with the web 2.0 interactive tools. Every day people publish new information, articles, personal thoughts and observations and these are all at your fingertips to find. Wow! It was really not all that long ago that this was not possible. Talk about a great opportunity for life long learning.

Today I am sharing a few of the interesting sites I found this week through web searches, Facebook, Twitter and cruising the blogosphere. Enjoy!

1. Looking to host your own wiki setup on your own server?
One option available is at MediaWiki

2. A collection of SMART Board Resources: Quakertown

3. A collection of resources relevant to educational technology
integration: Web 2.0 Guru

4. Online OCR: Free, no registration, no email addresses recorded,
just upload your PDF, JPG, GIF, TIFF or BMP image files and convert! Free OCR

5. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the day
– resources to support teaching ESL, EFL and ELL. Larry Ferlazzo

6. CBC News Release: CRTC to release new rules for IPS’s re internet bandwidth throttling: see article

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On the watch: Skype is releasing a client for iPhone & iPod touch. It appears to be available on the US iTunes store, but not available in Canada yet, at least as of yesterday.

~ Mark

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3 thoughts on “Links: Points of Interest”

  1. I find the whole issue of internet throttling very interesting. I understand the concept – cut back on YouTube while people using the internet for research get higher priority. But, it’s like the concept of filtering…who makes the decision about what’s important and needs to go through and what is determined to be frivolous and worth of being cut back. Will all ISPs have the same priorities or will this be a selling point – “We don’t throttle like … does”.

  2. Excellent point Doug – who would make the decision about what network traffic should get higher priority. Two related questions: 1. How would the decision be made? (company policy, permanent, adjustable on the fly ,,,,) and 2. How would ISPs inform their paying customers, especially in the adjust on the fly concept?

    If throttling was done well, everyone could benefit. It will be interesting to keep following this discussion.

    ~ Mark

  3. I’ve often wondered if the website being throttled would have a legal recourse over this. Say, for example, that they decide to throttle MySpace but keep Facebook unthrottled. That would make one competitor more attractive than another by no other reason than the ISP. Would that website have cause to sue?

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