Another iPod/iPhone App today, this one with thanks to Frances Brisentine (from the Arkansas Dept of Education) who sent me a list of quite a few she uses.
Pocket Chalkboard costs £0.59.
Pocket Chalkboard is just one of the Apps from Cross Discipline Technology
"Vist Paris" allows you to discover the History of the France‘s capital city, through 50 creative videos and a GPS system : relive in pictures the building of Notre Dame cathedral, or the last days of doomed Queen Marie Antoinette. Meet Eiffel before his Tower, learn what’s under Sacré Coeur church, see where the Statue of Liberty was born, and the unknown Louvre ...
“Visit Paris” can be used from now on without an internet connection. All you need to do, when you first connect via wi fi, is to download all or some of the videos, and you will be able to w them as many times as you like, and you will avoid roaming charges when you make your next trip to Paris!
Watch the video ...
Seth Godin has organised a new ebook. He explains more on his blog posting ..
"Now, more than ever, we need to shake things up. ... Now, more than ever, we need a different way of thinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around.
Here are more than seventy big thinkers, each sharing an idea for you to think about as we head into the new year. From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O'Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas here. The ebook includes Tom Peters, Fred Wilson, Jackie Huba and Jason Fried, along with Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor and Alan Webber"
He explains the deal ...
"it's free. Download it here. Or from any of the many sites around the web that areposting it with insightful commentary. Tweet it, email it, post it on your own site. I think it might be funmake up your own riff and post it on your blog or online profile as well. It's a good exercise. Can we get this in the hands of 5 million people? You can find an easy to use version on Scribd as well and from wepapers. Please share."
This is Seth's orginal blog posting
Over the last year or so I've been building a list of list of apps (including optimized sites and web apps) for the iPod Touch and the iPhone that are useful for learning, performance support or productivity purposes. Here it is:
However,I recently came across this huge list of iPhone Apps for Education, made available via Scribd (and embedded below):ICTAC MEMO iPhone Apps for Education
Jeff Stanford emailed to tell me about his book, published by Packt, described as "A recipe book for creating language activities using Moodle 1.9".
About the book
This book breaks down the core components of a typical language syllabus – speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and assessment – and shows you how to use Moodle 1.9 to create complete, usable activities that practise them. Each chapter starts with activities that are easier to set up and progresses to more complex ones. Nevertheless, it's a recipe book so each activity is independent. We start off with a brief introduction to Moodle so that you're ready to deal with those specific syllabus topics, and conclude with building extended activities that combine all syllabus elements, making your course attractive and effective. Building activities based on the models in this book, you will develop the confidence to set up your own Moodle site with impressive results.
About the author
Jeff Stanford is from London, UK, and has worked in over 20 different countries. He has more than 20 years experience as a language teacher and teacher trainer, which he has applied with abundant enthusiasm to ICT for the last ten years. He is a portfolio worker and each of the strands of his professional life have contributed to this book: as an associate tutor on the MA TEFL course at Leicester University; as a communication skills tutor; as a web site designer; and as a teacher trainer.Moodle Readling List]
We're well into December now, but I've come across a number of different advent calendars this year. Here are just 10...
NGRAIN does interactive 3D visualization around complex equipment - operating, maintaining and repairing. Their technology allows them to "crunch" down these 3D models and put them onto laptops and even PDAs,and thus get them into the classroom. This visualization allows learners to practice, practice, and practice on the computer screen with great results - enhanced learning, increased throughput, less wear and tear on the real equipment and hard trainers, and less instructor workload.
They have focused mainly on the military market in Canada and the US and use resellers to spread the technology and solutions in over 27 countries. NGRAIN is currently looking for a trusted courseware/ISD company to representing in the UK. If this is of interest, please contact Brian Douglas - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the 6th year of the edublog awards and this year there are 19 categories. Hundreds of sites were nominated over the last few weeks and these have now been whittled down to a shortlist in each category.
Very many thanks to all those who nominated me and my blogs; I am very pleased to appear in the shortlists of the following three categories. (In fact, BOTH Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day and Social Media in Learning have been nominated for Best Individual Blog!)
You can view all the shortlisted nominated sites in one easy list here - a great place to find out about new blogs and other resources - and of course links to the polls where you can vote. Voting closes Wednesday 16 December.
Good luck to all the nominees!
Gabi Witthaus emailed to tell about this technology wiki:
"It's a nice concept from Intel - they have created a wiki for members of the public to share their technology stories. It's arranged according to a timeline (going back to 4,500 BC, and with entries up to 2050). When you mouse-over it, you can click on individual items and read about the technologies of each age, and contribute your own stories."
And as they explain on the wiki itself ..
"Got the feeling that the timeline doesn't tell the full story? See a gap? Fill it in. Edit stories to add detail (or correct a mistake). Add personal anecdotes about the effects convergent technologies have had on your life. Add a completely new entry. It could be a technology that isn't on here yet. It could be about a technology that hasn't been invented yet. Share it with us.wikis in our Showcase]