21st Day

Offering Ice Cream to Eskimos
That is how I felt when fulfilling this activity today about making a recommendation. Comment Challenge allows us to make certain moves and take some initiatives we would not even dream of under normal circumstances.
In return, I will try to list all the recommendations about web tools I received in less than a month, first through twitter, since the end of April, and shortly after, directly within the context of the Challenge itself; until then I just knew Google Reader, Google Note Book and skype
Twitter presented itself, found by chance at The Edublogger; I began to follow Sue Waters
 than some of her friends, and, all af a sudden,  I became aware of a totally new world:  educational web 2.0.
I’m begining to use Google Talk, Co-comment , Technorati, Diigo Delicious, Mybloglog, Flickr, Calaméo – I believe these are all related to social media and social bookmarking; I also have been recommended some tools like Photo Philtre, Jing, Read the Words
Everyday there is something new and intelligent to look at or to try, as if I had joined an endless quest where so many people is already engaged for a long time, irradiating  this strong sense of being a Community through unceasing  sharing of technical knowledge, critical thought, personal reflection and mutual support.
This web tool’s list shows only partially  my debt to comment08.

20th Day

Three Links Ahead
Yesterday I went to one of the blogs I regularly visit – since the Challenge began, obviously, as I didn’t “exist” before as a regular reader – and from there I started to click away into the unknown. I’ve choosen Learning in a Flat World because I keep going to this Blog, again and again, as it always give me something challenging and passionate to think about; from the inspiring post “The Impact of Social Media” I went to Frown Town Evasion where I read Serena’s project about Students work being fully recognized: “My theory is this: make student creation and inspiration inescapable“From there I went deep down into the blogosphere, but I soon got lost into wonderful but too difficult posts to comment as it was for Visual Culture in the History Classroom
As Michele had told us to go on repeating the process  until we find  a post we could comment, I went on passing  trough Bamboo then back again until  “And He Blogs” where I read about Calaméo, a recent tool, in beta version, that allows us to publish and share documents but embedding videos in them. I thought about recommending this new tool and, when exploring the site, found that comments were allowed after  public reading of works, photos or files. We may ask permission to add contacts there, so I brought back with me a French friend to comment08.