Ed Tech Crew 155 - Focus Grasshopper

Podcast number 155 - April 5th, 2011

[Running time: 1:32:49 mins, size: 79.5 MB]

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News & General Websites of interest:

Inspire2011 conference in Sydney this week http://www.sentral.com.au/inspire/

Breaking news... UK gov wants to ban mobiles from schools
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Di2_VPG5gCbDw-p5wP-oOuPefSH5VDjynOOBeaGVIIc/edit?hl=en_GB#

Darrel loves this site: http://www.telescopictext.org

How fast is Google’s Internet speed:
http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/03/29/how-fast-is-the-internet-at-google-mind-blowing/

April Fools Online - I liked the following from Google - Gmail Motion - http://mail.google.com/mail/help/motion.html
Maths Class April fools Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blOrY-nEGaE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Henrietta Miller - Sydney Teach Meet:
http://sydneyteach-meet.wikispaces.com/

Interview with Jess McCulloch

Blog and websites: http://www.technolote.comhttp://technolanguages.wikispaces.com
http://flavors.me/jessmcculloch - aggregation of Jess's blog, twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, FourSq & YouTube.
Elluminate sessions for languages teachers as part of the Australia Series:
http://technolanguages.wikispaces.com/technoLanguages+LIVERunning
The Lunch Box Project http://lunchboxproject.wikispaces.com

Other useful resources
http://wordchamp.com
http://woices.com

Other links from the show

eTalking Session 30th March

We participated in a session with Anne M and Carole M - check out the show here:
http://murcha.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/tech-talk-tuesdays-and-etlking-this-weeks-webinars-3/
Ustream Recording of the event here:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13657547There is also a FaceBook page for the “Australian Series” https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_127542470645020&ap=1

And from this the following link is a great summary of making a podcast which almost describes exactly what we do with the Ed Tech Crew: http://fortuito.us/2011/03/everything_ive_learned_about_c
A few sites we found out about from the session:
Stixy - http://www.stixy.com/
Penzu - http://penzu.com/

Vanished - MIT
http://vanished.mit.edu/about

Google Blooms Taxonony
Kathy Schrock - http://kathyschrock.net/googleblooms/

Skype education
Skype in the Classroom now of beta with over 4000 teachers! The new sorting menus are sure to be useful
http://education.skype.com/resourceshttp://mashable.com/2011/03/30/skype-in-the-classroom/

Online safety

Facebook fear: schooldays could be most damaging of your life -
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-fear-schooldays-could-be-most-damaging-of-your-life-20110325-1ca1o.html

A Girl’s Nude Photo, and Altered Lives (very good article)
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/us/27sexting.html

Doctors warn about Facebook use and teen depression
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/doctors-warn-about-facebook-use-and-teen-depression-20110328-1cd7v.html

Fits in with the presentation that Will Richardson did about online reputations - see presentation here:
https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=ah8n38hnwpnq_885cv9xdcdx

Feedback

Russell Ogden
http://www.imaginationcubed.com/

From John Pearse- How the Internet Works
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-internet-works/eBook
Link: http://manuals.makeuseof.com.s3.amazonaws.com/MakeUseOf.com_-_How_The_Internet_Works.pdf

Apps & Software:Apps:

Photosync
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/photosync-wirelessly-transfers/id418818452?mt=12
TuneIn
http://tunein.com/

Events:

ICTEV Conference 2011 May 21st - we are doing a session as a podcast not about podcasting so if you are going along come and join our session and have a chat about ICT and getting in touch with it.
http://ictev.vic.edu.au/conferences

DEECD Innovation show case - 13th May 2011 - Register here:
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/researchinnovation/showcase/default.htm

 

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