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Literacy with ICT

May 28, 2010

Manitoba Education Department have just published a handbook for parents (but equally good for teachers) on literacy with ICT. The booklet covers critical and creative thinking, ethics and responsibility and literacy and ICT. An easy read that is worth sharing with your parents.

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2010 Horizon Report

May 28, 2010

The Horizon 2010 report is available for download from here. The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within higher education.

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ZOOBURST Augmented Reality Books

May 18, 2010

ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that is designed to let anyone easily create their own customized 3D pop-up books. Very easy to create a pop-up book from scratch.


Plenty of example books to get you going.

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EtherPad

November 19, 2009

Etherpad is a real time collaborative online word processor ideal for the primary classroom. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone’s screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.

Get it here

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Website Creation with Weebly

July 21, 2009

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Powerful, Drag & Drop Website Editor

Add pictures, videos, music and audio, maps, and photo galleries. Sell products, accept online bookings, create a contact form, or arrange your pages in multiple columns. Drag on slideshows, files, forums, games, RSS feeds, or any other HTML embed code — all by simply dragging and dropping.

This is a really easy to use website – safe for pupils to use, enabling them to make professional looking websites in minutes

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LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

July 21, 2009

This was originally posted by a variety of people in Twitter – it comprises of many photographs categorised by people, decade, places, events and culture – it has its own search facility making it very easy to track down images to support any project you are running in the classroom – as a teacher i would find this a really useful resource to support any work i was doing in the area of visual literacy -

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

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Stixy

July 21, 2009

Came across this useful looking site called STIXY - this is in effect a blank bulletin board – you can add images, to do lists, documents and notes -

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Stixies can be shared with invited guests (by email) thus making them a collaborative tool – This could have a variety of classroom applications ranging from collaborative research to records of achievement -

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