Daily Bookmarks 10/11/2007

The Blog Usability Checklist

  • Just what the title says–a list of usability guidelines for blogs. Each guideline has an explanation of why it matters.
     – post by christyinsdesign

Are your visuals saying what you want? Part 1 Visual Elements at VisualsSpeak

  • First in a series about using visuals to highlight what you want with text. This post is about the lines and focal points of images, the point being to have your images lead readers to what you want to emphasize. The second post is about color, specifically making adjustments in Photoshop to draw the focus to where you want. The third is about texture and pattern, specifically in relation to blog themes.
     – post by christyinsdesign

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills – U.S. Students Need 21st Century Skills to Compete in a Global Economy

  • National study of voters shows support for teaching 21st century skills such as critical thinking, ethics, and technology.
     – post by christyinsdesign

CITE Journal – Science: Blogs: Enhancing Links in a Professional Learning Community of Science and Mathematics Teachers

  • Small study of reflective blogging to build a learning community with teachers. Overall, the results were positive and the teachers felt the experience was beneficial, but there were some technical and other difficulties.
     – post by christyinsdesign

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