April 30, 2009 § 1 Comment
The top five golden nuggets that twitter has delivered to my dairy barn.
Prezi – You can bid farewell to boring old Powerpoint. It’s time to let the animating zebra take control.
Wordle – Grab a selection of text and turn it into a word cloud.
Go Animate – A sneaky flash animation tool where you can create cartoons.
Snippy – A handy tool for cutting out pictures or text from websites.
Mind maps – An easy way to pull together and organise ideas in html.
April 20, 2009 § Leave a comment
April 3, 2009 § Leave a comment
I attended my first ever Second Life (SL) conference last week.
It was organised by the friendly folks at Rez Ed.
I was part of discussion regarding the issues of mixed ages in virtual worlds.
I am glad that my school has purchased a Second Life (SL) private island so that we can track what happens with our students ( hopefully offering them a safer place to learn).
It was good to meet a variety of people (below) and I have since starting following their blogs/tweets.
Lisa Dawley http://onlineeducators.blogspot.com/
SL official http://twitter.com/SecondLife
In particuluar, it was great to come into contact with MathBear.
I am hoping to learn a great deal about teaching mathematics in virtual worlds from him.
It will be great for more maths teachers to get involved in developing these types of environments.