Friday 29 February 2008

Worldwide Telescope

I have just watched this video on the wonderful TED


Its for the worldwide telescope project looks like a really interesting way for presenting the Universe to pupils.


Has anyone come across Truetube?

According to the background info its for young adults

From its background info:

Truetube provides a safe, pre-moderated platform for 12-25 year olds to use the internet and advances in streaming video technology, to encourage them to think, discuss and engage with moral and ethical issues that matter for this generation, inspiring them to become involved in changing the world that we all inhabit for the better

What do you think?

Tuesday 26 February 2008

Interesting perspective..........

Should we even bother asking teachers? by ZDNet's Christopher Dawson -- I posted the first part of my evaluation of an Apple MacBook for an educational deployment Wednesday morning (MacBooks - to deploy or not to deploy, part 1). While of course sparking the usual Mac vs. PC talk, one reader made an interesting point: Are teachers asked what they think of their desk? The kids’ [...]

Its an interesting point of view.

What do you think?

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Tuesday 19 February 2008

TeachMeet North

I am sitting at TeachMeet North in Perth's Dewers Ice Rink.

About 30 people have turned up to share and listen to each other. with another load

Neil, very kindly, got me to present first.

My talk was about what we are doing at Islay.... surprise, surprise.... in particular the use UMPC's and OneNote.

It was a bit of a gabble but what is to be expected if you only have 7 mins