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Received this e-mail today. How cool is it that I can be like Doug Johnson and have people requesting to use my material. Of course I’m no where near Doug’s prestige, but hey, it’s a start!

The videos are part of a Web 2.0 series I’m doing for the teachers at my school. I have a blog called U Tech Tips and send out a weekly newsletter to 300 plus teachers. Mostly in my district, but with the blog the reader base is slowly expanding. If you want to be added to the newsletter mailing list. You can complete a contact form on the blog.

Hello  Jeff Utecht,

I am writing from Parole Citoyenne <http://citoyen.onf.ca/onf/info> and
CitizenShift <http://citizen.nfb.ca/onf/info>, the National Film Board of
Canada’s social issues and activism websites.

We are organizing an “Autonomous Media Night” in Montreal, Canada on May, the 3rd.

Our evening aims to discuss tools on the internet for media democracy  (see
description below)

We are looking for some short videos in order to screen them before our

We are really interested in showing   “A guide to using del.icio.us in the
classroom ” and “Using the Web 2.0 write up in Wikipedia this video is to help teach educators about Web 2.0 tools”

we first watched at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1pOsYjCvE8  and


*      Would you give us permission to screen your short at our free event
which is open to the public (we are expecting about approximately 200

*      Do you have a high quality copy (that we could receive by mail or by
file transfer protocol on the web)?

*      Do you know any other video documents that could be appropriate for
our event?

Thanks a lot for considering our request.

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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. Hi Jeff,

    Prestige will have very little to do with anything in the Web 2.0 world – only the quality and usefulness of one’s products and ideas. Increasingly, I see so called “experts” viewed as such not based on a body of work, but their last blog post. It’s a new world.

    Your posts, to me, are always thoughtful. I am not surprised that others are begining to look to you as someone who can help them. Good for you!

    All the best,


  2. Jeff, always a great feeling to know people are actually reading/viewing your work. I have found that one of the best incentives to keep blogging. The del.icio.us video is very cool! I am about to hit 1,000 del.icio.us bookmarks. Much better than any favorites I have ever maintained in a browser.

    Quick question, what tool were you using to zoom in to various parts of the screen? I need a quick and easy tool that can do that while I am teaching. It would be great to zoom the LCD project in to a specific point I am trying to make.

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