Monday, August 07, 2006

Websites Blogs and Podcasts


First a puzzle. Look at the picture and tell me what you think it is. It is a magnification, and it may help to know that the image is calle vc. Answers here!





Websites, blogs and podcasts:

Mathcasts aka maths movie are whiteboard animations of maths processes. Worth a look:
http://www.mathcasts.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

This is a Wikipedia site which summarises the popularity of social networking websites like Bebo and MySpace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking_sites

Interesting blog entry on the use of video games in the classroom. http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/2006/08/09/games-in-classrooms-or-classrooms-in-games/
And the podcast of the above including investigating the interface between the classroom and the information landscape. http://m2.slapcast.com/mp3/dwarlick/dwarlick-2006-08-12.mp3

Worth a look - allegedly the world's largest online library: http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp

This podcast features audio from the Annika Small’s talk entitled ” How can technology transform the way people learn?”. This talk was partof education.au limited’s “So what’schanged?” event, held at theWentworth Sofitel Hotel, Sydney Australiaon August 4th, 2006. http://media.educationau.edu.au/pod4.mp3

And put Library week in your diary (18 to 24 September) http://www.libraryweek.org.nz/

Not to mention the fact that this week is maths week. http://www.mathsweek.org.nz/mw06/

And finally, are we heading this way? The PE teacher who forbids running as it's too dangerous. http://raisingsuccessfulchildren.com/feedingdreams/?p=5

R

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lots of great info & I really like the layout & presentation. Excellent - keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Just trying my first attempt at replying - site fantastic - thanks Ross!

Rebecca said...

The mathscasts are great, especially the kid's ones. Do we have programmes that can our kids could use to do similar things? Would be a unique way of doing assessment - the kids could make a short mathscast demonstrating their knowledge of how to solve specific types of problems!

Je Lan said...

Great blog. Congratulations and thank you. Fantastic resources - and I'm not even a teacher! Article on risk aversion in PE (no running because it's too dangerous ...)is salutary stuff - lucky we don't have the litigious environment the U.S. has, but maybe having too PC an environment is bad enough! Mathscasts is awesome - thanks for identifying it. Looking forward to revisiting - often. Thanks again.

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