John’s Diigo Links 04/06/2009

  • Seven million images of American history and culture are now available on this Life.com site. The site contains the entire archives of Life magazine and Getty Images and all of them are available free. Users can view galleries curated by the site’s editors or search the library by names, dates, subjects, and locations. The archive chronicles current events, too, with daily news galleries and the addition of 3,000 new Getty photos a day.

    Photos on the site are organized into five channels: news, celebrity, travel, animals, and sports. Visitors can print individual images and share them through sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Delicious. New features of Life.com, due to roll out in the coming months, will allow users to create their own photo galleries. All the site’s tools will be free.

    tags: photos, photography, Life, resources, digital images, images, Life Magazine

  • This blog is styled as a site for history teachers and anyone who enjoys reading about history and history education. Though written by an elementary or primary school teacher, the blog has numerous posts and links to information that should be of interest to all teachers of history.

    tags: history, teaching, blog, education, Elementary, socialstudies, HTAV

  • This really interesting presentation by Elizabeth Koh presents a great overview of a range of microblogging tools in both education and in other areas. As Elizabeth says, microblogging:

    “……is taking the IT world by storm, with Twitter its (in)famous poster boy blazing the way. With the ability to post short messages and broadcast them, microblogging has possibly sparked another mode of computer-mediated communication. Twitter, the company which started it all, is seeing massive growth in the number of subscribers. Both individuals and organizations are taking to microblogging as part of an arsenal of Web 2.0 tools. This technology update will introduce microblogging and provide an overview of such services. It will compare microblogging with similar technologies and present applications for the enterprise and education.”

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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