Category: Software & Computer Handy Hints

Is Podcasting the New PowerPointing…

….or Will We Finally Teach that the Audience Matters? Christian Long makes useful points, in particular in relation to student presentations/ blogs/ podcasts – commenting I suspect this is because our students have not traditionally been instructed in the ‘how to engage an audience’ side of the idea-sharing relationship. He’s got some useful URLs to…

Read Pal

ReadPal is an interesting looking piece of software. It claims that it lets you read faster than you might otherwise on screen. I’ve had a look, and I think that it could have some uses – the first problem I ran into was the fact that it only integrates with IE, not with Firefox (didn’t…

OLPC Human Interface Guidelines

Interface Guidelines for OLPC . A wiki, that’s clearly still being worked on, as some areas are just notes. Though still very much in note stages, I like the idea of the Journal – and I can see it tying in well with the “PLE” computer use I’d like to get students to move towards….

Portable software for USB drives

I’ve mentioned previously running software from a USB stick – and what I might put on it to make a “learning kit”. When I first tried, it was a case of downloading several Portable Apps & just putting them on a USB stick. Now the site that offers the Portable apps has also added a…

Using and citing video from Google Video

Vicki Davis gives a good overview of downloading, editing and then, crucially, ideas for how one might cite a section taken from Google video – as it’s something that the citation guides haven’t really taken on board … yet. The video that she has about citing, uses CitationMachine, something that David Warlick has helped to…