Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Google, Digital Natives and more on Smartboards

Google are a major force in ICT and their influence is growing. I'm currently playing with igoogle, which partly points to the future direction of the web - a more personalised home page - IGoogle .


I believe Google earth have improved the resolution of imagery over New Zealand. Might be worth a look. Found your house yet??


More in Google Earth

There are a number of tools for educators available from Google. Here's a list: http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/googletools





What you don't want to see when you've just run out of petrol:















And, I love signs which provide clear information:


















Try this New Zealand Census at School - register your class to take part: http://www.censusatschool.org.nz/


Digital Native

Marc Prensky's suggestiuons for useing Cell Phones in the classroom: http://www.marcprensky.com/blog/archives/000043.html



This page has links to more of Marc Prensky's work: http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/


Smartboards.....

Some more sites with interactive whiteboard resources:









This is an interesting world clock with a lot more data besides. Watch the earth gradually warming up and CO2 emissions increasing.

Put it up on a Smartboard and stimulate a discussion. How many bicycles is that now???

Finally, Do you drink green tea? Concentrated chemicals derived from green tea dramatically boosted production of a group of key detoxification enzymes in people with low levels of these beneficial proteins, according to researchers at Arizona Cancer Center. See Biosingularity

1 comment:

J.D. Williams said...

I'm a huge fan of the iGoogle page. I have links to everything I need right there, and other information that is constantly new. It makes reading my Google Reader feeds so much easier.

Something you might want to check out for SmartBoards and parental communication: http://mrwilliams.edublogs.org/desktop/ The program I'm using to do it only runs on PC's though. I haven't set it up this year yet because my SmartBoard hasn't been installed. It should be going soon though because I finally have Internet access on the computer hooked up to my projector.