Saturday, February 05, 2011

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Horizon Report 2009

Some good ideas here regarding web 2 and 3 technologies, mobile technologies etc.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cool Stuff

Some cool stuff this week at http://sketchcast.com/
which is like a kind of Youtube for those who want to sketch and upload their creations. Another useful site is http://www.cueprompter.com/ which gives the illusion of a tele-prompter on your computer screen.
One final site is http://www.soungle.com/ which is a search engine for sound clips. If you want the sound of a car engine, a pig, cow or anything else, just search in soungle.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Weblogs Birthday

According to Wikipedia, the phrase "weblog" will celebrate its 10th birthday on 17th December 2007.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Have Blogs had their day?

There are some really good articles here about Social Networking in general.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Video of the week (or should I say 'month' given the infrequency of my postings)

Quiet time and assimilation

Quiet Time and Assimilation

Our students have returned from Reading Week, but surprisingly enough, very few of them have done any reading! I also reflected on my own practice over the past few weeks. In the space of a few weeks, I have downloaded hundreds of journal articles which might prove 'useful' in my daily work. On checking my My Documents folder, I had amassed gigabytes of articles; all with very fancy titles but have read none of it!! Today therefore, in one session, I decided to concentrate on analysing two quality articles (critique, compare and contrast). We sat around a large table, didn't switch on any computers; and generally had a face to face chat. Students then had some time out to read, as well as browse the online stuff that was previously uploaded to the Virtual Learning Environment (another source of contention! Too much information - and not enough time to read, assimilate and reflect). On checking my del.icio.us links, I note that a similar practice exists. I continually find a useful site, send it to del.icio.us for use later on, and never return to that source. Instead, I search out new sources, bookmark those, and the cycle perpetuates. Worse still, in my browsing activities, I get lost in the myriad of web links that lead me to more interesting stuff for which I had not originally intended searching. I started off searching for web statistics on http://www.cymru.com/index.html and before I knew it, I had clicked on a series of links that led me to information about hiding IP addresses and the Darker Web (which was much more interesting than the initial web statistics search. I know I ought to have studied computer forensics; but alas time is running out.)