I have no personal knowledge of this site, but thought it might be of interest to some:
"Kidswirl - A new Social Networking site for kids has launched, kidswirl.com. Continue
Kidswirl has become one of the most popular Social Networking Sites for kids on the Internet today.
Unlike it’s competition, the Kidswirl philosophy is built around giving kids (ages 2-16) an experience that is similar to what their parents are experiencing on…
Added by Jeff Evans on September 8, 2010 at 10:14 —
20 Social Networks for Lifelong Learners
provides an annotated list of 20 social network sites that "allow people to learn in a social context through discussion, file sharing, and collaboration"
Some will probably be familiar to some of you, but others might be new ...
- I came across this on the excellent site Stephen's…
Added by Jeff Evans on September 3, 2010 at 12:32 —
Mark Pesce is a commentator and author, "futurist" an panelist on New Inventors; you might remember him as he presented at the 2009 Innovation Showcase and more recently the Government 2.0 Strategy/VPS Hub launch at the State Library. He often writes on social media, technological change and social impacts of Web 2.0.
He recently tweeted "if you want to know what I think about #Ultranet, have a read of http://tinyurl.com/2w6aa8m
This is a… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on August 9, 2010 at 12:20 —
While probably not the daily business of teachers, if any of your schools are struggling to get online communities happening, this might be good news.
The Parents-Of.com website is a local firm providing free sites for school parent communities. After a pilot of 4 Melbourne schools in 2008 they now have over 350 school community sites (funded by on-site advertisements). For the full story, visit http://www.parents-of.com/
From the… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on July 29, 2010 at 16:30 —
On Senator Lundy's site I saw a link to an excellent new service, Web Anywhere: http://webanywhere.cs.washington.edu/wa.php
You can listen to the site's description of itself by simply visiting the site with your speakers turned on.
To test it on another site, find the URL field and type (or paste) in a URL eg. www.education.vic.gov.au
and the program loads the… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on July 12, 2010 at 17:50 —
These two videos about online safety are great for parents to watch as well as children. The videos are from the UK CEOP
(Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre); they maintain the Think You Know site http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- Jigsaw - for Upper Primary/Middle School…
Added by Jeff Evans on June 4, 2010 at 14:16 —
Possibly of interest? If you follow the link (http://adobeeseminars.com.au/sessions/view/education) you can register for the Flash w/o programming session next week (31/5), interactive PDF webinar on 21 June and also see a
recording of the recent sessions on
- Adobe Captivate,
- Illustrator & Kula,
- PS Elements and
- publishing PDF online.… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on May 27, 2010 at 15:30 —
Possibly of interest (personal or professional) ... I saw one of these demo’d (by an owner) last week & it looked pretty good, esp. for students.. even Mac users! Only around $300AU
Smart Pen - a computer within a pen that captures handwriting and simultaneously records audio and synchronises it to the writing. http://www.smartpen.com.au/
There's a page targeting K-12 education too:… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on May 19, 2010 at 13:11 —
Good old Aunty ABC has a space where they're 'trying to make ABC content more available and relevant to Australian teachers' - see http://www.abceducation.net.au/
It's a joint venture with our NSW counterparts at DE&T.
From the About page:
'About the Teachers' Resource Pilot
The teaching resources featured on this… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on May 19, 2010 at 11:00 —
A PDF from web analytics firm Juice Analytics links to lots of good data visualisation stuff, and I thought I’d add the PDF attachment descriptive message:
"Recently, we put our heads together at Juice and compiled a list of resources -- a calendar, actually -- that we think will help you enhance your visualization
skills over the next 30 days.
Added by Jeff Evans on May 5, 2010 at 11:00 —
The annual Australian Internet & Technology Report
by Nielsen Online also includes the Social Media Report 2009-2010
This is from the Exec Summary: "We are now at the third wave of this deep dive into Australians’ participation in social media. Exactly who is doing it, how and why they do it, which sites and services they have tried, and which have gained their loyalty.… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on April 27, 2010 at 17:30 —
You may be aware of the App My State competition currently running
for Victorians to build web and mobile applications.
More info - http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/app-my-state.html Continue
The data that can be used for the competition…
Added by Jeff Evans on April 16, 2010 at 16:30 —
While this report is heavily accented towards (US) tertiary education, it does have insights likely to be of value for other levels of education.
The Horizon Project is
"..a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry on college and university campuses within the next five years"
'The annual Horizon Report… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on April 15, 2010 at 17:14 —
eLearningLearning - A community collecting and organizing the best information on the web about eLearning. http://www.elearninglearning.com
Added by Jeff Evans on April 13, 2010 at 12:00 —
In case you're unaware of Twine
, it can be a handy way to keep abreast of news about topics and discover recommended links to new resources. Twine lets you bring together links about subjects, share interests by joining a twine, share your resources and be updated by people with similar interests.
While you don't need to be a member (it's free) to browse, you do need to login if you want to join a twine & receive email notifications/add to… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on April 6, 2010 at 11:30 —
According to a Google exec, Desktops Will Be Irrelevant in Three Years’ Time
(Mashable). Smartphones plus iPad plus cloud computing equals doom for the desktop.
Also on this, from the Appboy blog Smartphones to Kill Desktops within Three Years, According to Google…
Added by Jeff Evans on March 23, 2010 at 12:28 —
I thought I'd share a link to this Ning for those with an interest in Gifted education and Web2.0 http://giftededucation.ning.com/
Being a Ning your login details for this Ning will identify you there too.
The Gifted Education 2.0 site in turn links to:Gifted
Education 2.0 FaceBook Group… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on March 18, 2010 at 12:18 —
I’m doing a bit of cross-promotion here, and I apologise if this is old news to you… Continue
"Victorian Government Data Directory
data.vic.gov.au is your online access point to Victorian Government public sector information. You can search or browse to a variety of datasets in different formats, then you can download the information you need.
The data made available via…
Added by Jeff Evans on March 17, 2010 at 13:21 —
"Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The
visual nature of the language allows for rapid design iteration using only an
Xbox game controller for input (mouse/keyboard input is also supported)."
A graphics card that supports DirectX 9.0c and… Continue
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP
Added by Jeff Evans on March 12, 2010 at 14:00 —
Ipadio links phones with the web; it lets registered people link their phone to a free iPadio account and dictate to the ipadio service.
It works like this – You register your details, a password and a phone number, and in Australia you call 1800-031439 from the phone(s) you register or an unregistered phone, enter the… Continue
Added by Jeff Evans on March 4, 2010 at 16:31 —