January 05, 2007
I have just discovered “7 things you should know about…” This is a collection of pdf pages which give simple explanations on a range of topics and their education value. They have been produced by the Educause, an American organisation aimed at developing IT in Higher Education. Each of the 7 things sheets includes
– what it is
– how it works
– where its going
– why it matters to teaching and learning
– A scenario of how it can be used
The topics covered include;
– Google earth
– Mapping Mashups
– Virtual worlds
– Google Jockeying
– Instant messaging
– And lots more.
I am impressed with the sheets, its just a shame they are hidden away. I would also prefer them as web pages rather than just pdfs.
If you have the latest version of firefox you should also install the dictionary from here https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3366/
This underlines and misspelled words as you type them into a blog or online form
If you have a website, blog or social network site, you might be able to add an instant message widget from meebo via http://www.meebome.com/. Having said that I can’t find a way of adding it to my elgg blog.
If you, like me, want to get rid of the pounds put on over Christmas, www.traineo.com is a social website for getting fit.
http://qoolsqool.com/ is a site with lots of resources to help you learn pretty much anything.
http://www.expertvillage.com/ and http://www.videojug.com/ have collections of videos which show you how to do anything from placing a bet to playing the guitar to preparing for a job interview to making a sticky toffee pudding.
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