Month: March 2005

KEEP Toolkit

KEEP Toolkit This is an initiative started by Knowledge Media Laboratory of The Carnegie Foundation. It’s a set of open source tools. Knowledge sharing and collaboration are key aims of the project. They summarise the main points as: The KEEP Toolkit is a set of web-based tools that help teachers, students and institutions quickly create…

Yahoo! Creative Commons Search

Creative Commons Search Yahoo have now got (in Beta), an option that will just search Creative Commons material. CC state on their site Creative Commons offers a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors and artists. We have built upon the “all rights reserved” of traditional copyright to create a voluntary “some rights reserved”…

HDR – Statistics – Get Data

HDR – Statistics – Get Data The new stats from the UN Human Development Project have been prepared to view them as animations – showing change over time. I couldn’t quite get them to work (probably lack of patience, rather than anything else), other than the MDG Progress in Animation – which was fascinating, just…

School bans Blogs

Weblogg-ed – The Read/Write Web in the Classroom : I’ve just found this reference in one of Steven Downes’ OLdaily emails. It seems that a school has banned students from accessing MySpace.com – a blogging site. While the headteacher does point out that there are privacy concerns, if students write freely online, the statement blogging…

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

International Journal of Education and Development using ICTThis is a new Journal, focussing on, as the title suggests, the use of ICT in education in developing areas of the world (rather than the use of ICT to teach about Devleopment). The list of articles for the first issue looks interesting….

Web Accessibility Resource Planner

Web Accessibility Resource Planner WebAim, a sote focussing on accessibility have now put together WARP. This is an area where, as a teacher, you can put together a set of resources for students about accessibility. While they give you a template (it ends up looking rather forumlaic), there is the option to either create your…

The Community Engine Blog: A Learning Blogosphere (1): Into the Deep

The Community Engine Blog: A Learning Blogosphere (1): Into the Deep This is the report of a blogging initiative set up in the Autumn of 2004 (or, rather as it’s in the US, the fall), for a group of non-technical students. They were studying databases, and so the author, Bud, used the blogging environment both…