TED-Ed online and TED for iPad

TED-Ed online provides free educational videos for students to watch and learn. Each video has a quick quiz, a set of higher order thinking tasks and links if students would like to ‘dig deeper’. The categories include The Arts, Business & Economics,  Health, Literature and Language, Mathematics, Psychology, Science & Technology, Social Studies and  Thinking & Learning.You can even customize your lessons by flipping the lesson. Below is a video introduction: You […]

10 x 10: A unique way of following world events

‘Ten by ten‘ is an interactive of the words and pictures that define the time. With no human editors or regulators 10×10 records our wars and crises, our triumphs and tragedies, our mistakes and milestones. When we make history, or at least the headlines, http://www.tenbyten.org/10×10.html takes note and remembers. It gathers data from ABC, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, MSNBC and Reuters and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the […]

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Recently I have posted a few blogs and or videos for ‘food for thought’ in relation to this topic. I think I am ready to expand on this a little. I would like to begin with a quote, “ A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be” (Chad de Krester, 2012). I foresee BYOD as an inevitable […]

Augmented Reality

Today I presented at and viewed a session at the Ninth National ITL Conference, held by IWBNet at Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Sydney. When I wasn’t presenting I attended a  session on augmented reality by Greg Gebhart which was great. The following resources were used in Greg’s presentation: What is augmented reality? (a basic introduction) Example of how it works: Window to the world (at least they have replaced DVD […]

New release: SMART Notebook Viewer

SMART have recently released SMART Notebook viewer which is free cut down version for anyone to download. Once you have downloaded the SMART Notebook Viewer it allows you to interact with SMART Notebook software files, without requiring a software license.  Below is a quick video demonstration: Information source: Danny Nicholson  http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2012/08/smart-notebook-interactive-viewer-released/ 

IWB Ninth National Interactive Teaching and Learning Conference

Margo and Val have a genuine interest in technology and education. They provide a range of conferences across Australia in order to cater for education and technology.  Next week is the IWB Ninth National Interactive Teaching and Learning Conference, in Sydney. This is a wonderful experience for teachers as it provides a wealth of sessions for all IWB users. 2Touch, a leading sponsor will be there in order to provide teachers […]

Australian Curriculum Draft Assessment Tool

The Catholic Education Office have created a draft copy of assessment tools for the the Australian Curriculum. They have basically created a list of performance expectations and indicators for each subject and year level, in order to guide teachers when determining grades for students from A-E. Any one can access the draft copy. Follow this link http://online.cesanet.adl.catholic.edu.au/docushare/dsweb/View/Collection-5183 , select the subject area and then select assessment tool.  You can then download […]