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Skype in the Classroom


One of the performance indicators for this ISTE standard requires teachers to develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration skills.  Many of us already use Skype to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, now Skype … Continue reading

Blackboard – A learning Management system


McGraw-Hill have their version of a learning management system which can be found at the following link. The blackboard website gives this brief introduction to its resource: Building a Better Education Experience Blackboard works with our clients to develop and implement technology that improves every aspect of education. We enable clients to engage more students in … Continue reading

Mobile Computing – The horizon report


The Horizon report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry in college and university campuses within the next five years.  Mobile Computing is providing on-the-go learning for … Continue reading

Use of Blogs


Blogs are a great way for teachers to contribute to their profession.  Blogs can be used to communicate effective use of digital resources as well as the teaching and learning resources used in the classroom.  Successes as well as challenges can be communicated.  This contribution is made on a local and global scale.  Teachers can … Continue reading

Online assignments…… why?


There are many benefits of making your assignments online. The assignment can be in a variety of forms such as quizzes, forums, online discussions, simulations, etc, and can allow for diverse learners. The students can receive online feedback in a relatively short space of time. The University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada provides the following web page … Continue reading

OneNote


  Managing the research for students is a problem. OneNote is a powerful space to store all your ideas as it stores text, images, videos, and audio files in one place and provides a stream lined and flexible environment.  It allows shared notebooks enabling you to keep on track and share ideas with your group. OneNote … Continue reading

Making the most of your web links – del.icio.us


Delicious organises your web links and allows you to share them with others.  This allows students to manage their own learning, and promotes student creativity and the use of digital tools and resources. Find out more… follow the link above, or watch the video…  

Google Earth


Google Earth is a digital tool that supports research and learning. It enhances the sharing of knowledge and collaboration between student and teacher. Using amazing new 3D tools developed by Google Earth your classroom can be as vast as your imagination. Accompany your students on a journey of discovery. Fly to any destination on Earth. … Continue reading

Xtranormal Videos


One of the videos on our homepage was generated using this site:  xtranormal.  The site allows you to produce videos using sets, characters, motions, emotions, camera angles and various other options of your choice.  All you have to do is key in the script and make your various choices.  It is no longer a free … Continue reading

iPad in Education


The EDNA site has posted information containing interesting links on the use of iPads in education. The information includes links to Apple Sites, School Trials, iPad Resources, App Reviews, Implementation as well as Blogs and discussion sites by Educators.

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