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Archive for August, 2007

Macademia ~ perfect for Mac educators!
August 23rd, 2007

Macademia is an informative blog for educators wishing to get the most out of their Apple Macs in the teaching and learning environment. My old mates from Singapore, Adrian and Junior, together with Paviter, have set up this rather elegant web site with teachers in mind. There are some great tips and excellent software recommendations for teachers across all fields and disciplines! Highly recommended!

Cosmopod plug-in for Safari
August 23rd, 2007

CosmoPod is handy plug-in for the Safari web browser that allows you to easily download and save various video files embedded in web pages. For example, you may locate a choice video clip on YouTube or TeacherTube. Simply click on the button that appears alongside the address bar on Safari and the video will download and be converted to mp4 format on the fly. Brilliant!

Google Earth explores the Sky
August 23rd, 2007

You can now explore the heavens with Google Earth. This app is even better, allowing astronomy buffs to explore the heavens and even to observe planetary motion. A great tool for teachers of Science.

Carnegie Mellon Podcasting White Paper
August 22nd, 2007

Carnegie Mellon University recently published a white paper on Podcasting. It examines the technology, its applications in educational settings and the pros and cons regarding its use in teaching and learning. Download the white paper here and then read Ken Ronkowitz’s critique here.

Twitter ~ observations, clones and applications ~ part 2
August 21st, 2007

Was doing some additional research on Web 2.0 applications and I consulted some more articles focused upon the social networking app Twitter. This blog post endeavours to explain the purpose of Twiiter. This post reveals how a novel is being published, less than 140 characters at a time, using Twitter.