Teaching & Learning

  1. WordPress/Blogger– First came the blog. All roads lead to a blog.
  2. Samson’s ZOOM H2 Handy Recorder – High quality audio, a podcaster’s and roving reporter’s dream
  3. MacBook/iMac – Yes, you can do this with other computers, but iLife only works on a Mac
  4. iLife – Yes, you can use other software but Garage Band, iTunes, iPhoto, iFill-In-The-Blanks integration rocks
  5. YouTube – The grandfather of video sharing (checkout Vimeo as well)
  6. Flip MinoHD Camera – Shoot some video, share it, mash it up
  7. Skype – Interview people with SkypeCast
  8. Flickr – Got a picture, share a picture. Media gallery without the hassle
  9. CreativeCommons.org – Rights matter. Let’s educate ourselves properly.
  10. iTunes University – Yes, another iThingy but again, integration rocks.
  • Honorable Mention: Twitter – my instinct is that as an engine of discourse, it is good…love to see some examples of its value. Wikipedia – Librarians (and the History teacher in me) tend to get a little nervous about it, but I can make a case for its inclusion as a legitimate resource.

Marketing/Community

  1. Drupal CMS – Not as out-of-the-box cool as WordPress but this if you need a complete industrial strength CMS that will grow with your organization, start here. Proof ♥ Drupal
  2. Facebook – Community in-a-can. It’s organic, it’s there whether you care or not.
  3. Twitter – Participate.
  4. YouTube – The grandfather of video sharing (checkout Vimeo as well)
  5. Flip MinoHD Camera – Shoot some video, share it, mash it up
  6. Samson’s ZOOM H2 Handy Recorder – High quality audio, a podcaster’s and roving reporter’s dream
  7. Ustream.tv – Streaming video….can’t beat this
  8. CreativeCommons.org – Rights matter. Let’s educate ourselves properly.
  9. GetClicky.com – Web Stats matter, ROI starts here
  10. Blip.TV – Everyone can be ‘MadMen’

Ernest Koe

I love what I do. The best part of this job is that I get to talk to people and organizations about information technology--not just narrowly about database systems, or websites or the technical kung-fu surrounding integration and software but also broadly on the use of information itself and its impact on our businesses and schools. My technical expertise is in information systems--databases and web technologies--but my professional interests cover technology in the context of education, community-development and business-development. When time permits, I blog about these things at http://proofgroup.com/blog/ernest.

http://proofgroup.com/ernestkoe