Month: October 2011

Personal views and experiences

Smartphones and handheld computers: the new battleground in UK schools | Education | The Guardian

This is encouraging.  Assistive technologies should be used more widely in my opinion.   Smartphones and handheld computers: the new battleground in UK schools | Education | The Guardian tags: the guardian smartphones handheld computers schools education UoP_EDCOM Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Initial Design Ideas for an Interactive Website Project

EDCOM Website Design Audience For this project the intended audience is 11-16 year olds studying ICT in school.  The site will give an elementary view of the internal features of a desktop computer.  The site will contain links to other sites and sites which extend the concepts of computing architecture.  The current curriculum does not…
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Kind of Digital | What is… guides

A really useful resource containing simple information in a clean efficient format to help you understand what certain Social Web tools are available and asimple guide to how they work.  I have highlighted it becuase it’s written better than I could have done it myself. Kind of Digital | What is… guides Useful little guides…
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How to add Diigo Bookmarks to your Blog from Diigo

I have discovered how to add the bookmarks I create in Diigo to my blog at long last and thought I would share it with you. First off you should install the Diigo Toolbar into whichever browser your prefer. Once that’s done have a search around for content you may want to add to your…
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How to Create E-Learning Courses That Don’t Waste Your Learner’s Time » The Rapid eLearning Blog

I found this blog by doing a search in Google.  It is really useful as a guide, the demos that are included are thought provoking.   How to Create E-Learning Courses That Don’t Waste Your Learner’s Time » The Rapid eLearning Blog tags: UoP_EDCOM elearning design Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links…
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Page level permissions on Google Sites

Docs Blog Page level permissions to hide the results sheet for a google sites quiz. I haven’t tested it yet but will do. Check my PLN for the feedback.         Ideas for a quiz educator type site Create your Google Site Build your Google Docs Form for the quiz/survey Insert the quiz/survey on a page…
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An interesting piece on gender affects to learning styles

I found this web resource Learning Styles and Gender which discusses an academic study of the boy girl effect in classrooms.  I found it really interesting and did a search for the paper it relates to on Google Scholar.  Referring to the conclusion in the paper (HTML version) “contributions from boys predominate during classroom interaction”…
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A really handy resource for writing

I know it’s not the most exciting subject but writing is a really big part of being a student.  It is therefore really great when you manage to find such a wealth of knowledge under one umbrella. Portsmouth University has a really good source of support for academic writing and other skills need by students…
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Learning Styles-the test and results

This week in our Educational Computing tutorial we were asked to complete some learning style evaluation tests.  Below is an image of the results page to one of the tests I took, you can try it here Learning Styles Survey.   This prompted me to discover what was meant by Metacognitive.  I mentioned it to…
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Give Zotero a try

After today’s EDCOM tutorial I have decided to give Zotero a try.  Using my Portable Apps version of Firefox I downloaded the plugin for Firefox and created my user ID.  I have had a quick tour of the interface and it seems like it maybe useful.  Certainly cheaper than having to pay for Endnote to…
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