Archive for September, 2007

Google Docs in Plain English

Another outstanding Common Craft video

Vodpod videos no longer available.

21 September 2007 at 2:31 pm 3 comments

Google Calendar

I have recently become an avid Google Calendar user..and have even more recently discovered that it can SMS me reminders to my appointments! Great if you don’t have a smart phone or PDA.

21 September 2007 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Quirky Quizzes

Over at www.justsayhi.com/bb they have a series of quirky quizzes which publish a certificate to post on your blog or web page.

21 September 2007 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Sink your teeth into a juicy Mango

Mango Languages launched recently and is a free online language school. first impressions are very good and easy to follow…even the Mandarin!  http://www.trymango.com/

21 September 2007 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

Twenty20 world Cup

if you are a bit of a cricket fan, then the twenty20 world cup has already started and the season is underway!

If you want to know the score at any time Google has introduced a new feature, whereby you just type the word cricket into the search box and the first entry will the the latest scores. (as I write this Zimbabwe has defeated Australia 😦 )

13 September 2007 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

QantumShift.tv

From the QuantumShift.tv website:

” Quantum Shift TV is a 21st Century storyteller renewing the cultural values of community, care and interconnectedness through the use of leading edge technology and citizen journalism. We have been inspired by research from the Max Plank Institute in Germany confirming our belief that people are more likely to take positive action when they are seen to be doing so.

Ultimately we want to shift this culture from ‘me’ to ‘we’ through a socially responsible media business that shares the stories of those who positively impact social and environmental change on our planet.

For those who are already taking action, we will be their voice!
For those who want to act, but don’t know how, we will be their inspiration!
For those who look for corporate social responsible leadership, we will be the example!

It is time for Quantum Shift TV.”

Watch their introductory video here:

http://www.quantumshift.tv/about.php  

 

7 September 2007 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Embed with a Google book

Google book search has recently added a new feature which allows you embed sections of your chosen book into your blog etc. Here is an embeded graphic from Oliver Twist.

And here is the same thing as embeded text from the book:

The Adventures of Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens, Chapman and Hall
OLIVER TWIST CHAPTER I TREATS OF THE PLACE WHERE OLIVER TWIST WAS BORN AND OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING HIS BIRTH

This has lots of applications in the language and literature classes, as well as teacher blogs for students, where critical analysis can occur.

7 September 2007 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

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