A post at Tony Vincent’s excellent Learning in Hand blog has informed me of a new ‘game’ for Apple iPods entitled iQuiz. This $0.99 (£0.75) game allows you to view and play quizzes on a 5th generation iPod (known as ‘iPod Video’). Fortunately I have one of these and was able to test it. My […]
According to BBC News, Wikipedia are to start putting articles on CD and selling them for offline at $13.99 (£7). Whilst this is probably good news for third world countries (charities might foot the bill) if you want to do something similar yourself, I’d recommend doing it for free with Webaroo…
Google’s suite of office applications took another step closer to making Microsoft Office all but redundant last week when they announced that Google Spreadsheets can now produce charts from data. Because of the simplicity of the tools I think that Google Docs & Spreadsheets could be a viable alternative to Microsoft Office for most […]
A colleague pointed me towards 21Classes today, a ‘virtual classroom’ and blogs for students. It’s $8.95 for the paid-for version, which is the one I’d want to use with my students, but it might fit someone’s needs. For free blogging solutions, try EduSpaces or WordPressMU.
Julie Lindsay has an interesting post comparing tools that can be used to connect people in different geographic locations. Amongst others, she looks at the currently red-hot Twitter, Meebo, and YackPack (which is now integrated with PBwiki). The review could have been longer (screen-sharing programs? collaborative brainstorming?) but it’s a decent start if you’re on […]
I’ve already mentioned TeacherTube on this blog – YouTube for educational content. Here’s a great example of it in action – a video just less than 8 minutes long which is like a rich video version of an essay persuading teachers to use the educational technology students already own and/or know how to use to […]
Great news for teachers of visually impaired students: RoboBraille, a service currently in beta, offers to translate documents in Braille, speech and between different character sets. For non-commercial users it’s free! More at BBC News (via the EffectiveICT Forum)
If you’d like to use online office tools withs students for their ease-of-use, accessibility and collaboration features but don’t know where to start, you might like to look at the rather comprehensive list over at the Office 2.0 Database.
If you use blogs with your students, you’d probably appreciate a plugin which lets you comment on a paragraph-by-paragraph basis. That’s what CommentPress from if:book promises to let you do. The trouble is that is hasn’t been released yet – but according to their blog it shouldn’t be long!
Somewhat understandably, YouTube is blocked in many schools – including mine. Whilst other solutions such as Google Video are still available in some institutions, one has to wonder for how long this will remain the case. What is needed, then, is a site like the two mentioned above but dedicated to educational videos. Enter TeacherTube! […]