Today’s Bonanza Of New Sites

I feel like I have just taken in a new harvest of social, multimedia resources.

TakingITGlobal is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. It’s the world’s most popular online community for young people interested in making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month.

Macaulay Library – Animal Sounds & Video Catalog
The Macaulay Library is a principal source of sound recordings for basic research, education, conservation, habitat assessment, media, and commercial projects. The collection is strongest in New World species but also has substantial holdings from Africa and Madagascar, Europe, the former Soviet Union, and South East Asia. The Library archives and preserves an exhaustive sampling of the behaviors of each animal species using digital video and audio recordings.

International Children’s Digital Library
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world’s children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online.

Modern Foreign Languages Environment
… a site which unashamedly emphasised new technologies that allow people to share stuff themselves, without the need to even visit the site (a bit of reverse psychology that paid off), leading to one of the most burgeoning teacher blogger and podcaster communities in Europe (second now only to the eduBuzzers!) and a ‘traditional website’ that boasts some fantastic content based on some real highlights of teaching and learning practice. (via Ewan McIntosh)

World of Chemistry Videos Online
A classic set of Annenberg instructional videos now available for free.

NYSAIS Unconference for Managers of Information Technology and Librarians
A conference turns itself upside-down by putting the “hallway discussions” front and center.

JCMC Special Theme Issue on “Social Network Sites”
danah boyd and Nicole Ellison, Guest editors
Research, meet practice. I enjoyed the introduction tremendously. The many articles in this issue promise to go beyond glossy blog entries to deeply probe the Big Phenomenon. Let’s try to gain some real insight into the social network movement.

Elfing It
Treasure trove of swanky gift recommendations for your favorite elf.

One comment

  1. Alex Ragone says:

    Hey Richard — -Thanks for linking to us. There are videos and text notes from sessions at our wiki: – Alex