TED talk; virus hunter discovers new viruses
“Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering deadly new viruses where they first emerge — passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa — before they claim millions of lives.” “Using genetic sequencing, needle-haystack research, and dogged persistence (crucial to getting spoilage-susceptible samples...
call for global pandemic identification system...
In this 2006 TED talk Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread. He challenged the TED community to help him build a global early-response system to detect new diseases or disasters as quickly as they emerge or occur. In between consulting on the WHO’s polio...
media literacy →
database of resources at TeacherRated.com
backchannel conference tool.
backchan.nl is “a tool for involving audiences in presentations by letting them suggest questions and vote on each other’s questions. backchan.nl is intended for conference or event organizers who want a new way to solicit questions from the audience and make better use of question and answer time.”
misinformed twits raise swine flu panic levels
Reasons to be concerned about Twitter’s role in facilitating an unnecessary global panic about swine flu highlighted by Evgeny Morozov at net effect (old-fashioned blog) “…having millions of people wrap up all their fears into 140 characters and blurt them out in the public might have some dangerous consequences, networked panic being one of them.” “We could easily...
the world as a whiteboard
IdeaPaint is a patent-pending single-coat roller-applied paint that transforms any smooth surface into a high performance dry-erase writing surface. IdeaPaint is perfect for the conference room, creative spaces, classrooms, home offices, kids rooms, playrooms… or any other spaces.
educationau Youtube Channel →
This is the YouTube channel for Education.au, Australia’s ICT agency for educators. It delivers a range of web services to clients in the higher education, schools education and vocational education…
Prezi - very cool presentation tool
as this example from Gerorge Siemens illustrates. Seems to me for best effects (audience cognition) substantial preparation must go into organisation, how to best visualize concepts, and probably a good grasp of psychology would help. Nice the way Prezi presentations move, especially in full screen mode, (although some veiwers might experience motion sickness as a result of enthusiastic...
heads in freezers
yes photos of heads in freezers , tagged with 241543903 ??? - what’s up with that?
Linda Stone - Continuous Partial Attention →
Continuous Partial Attention, a phrase coined by Stone when working at Microsoft’s Virtual Worlds Group, is seen as a post-multitasking behavioral approach to managing information and data in our…
tweetie for mac
the twitterclient getting great reviews this week. Two nice features; “Double click on a tweet to view not only that tweet, but the entire conversation history leading up to that tweet”, and the “Torn Off Search” feature. “Keep track of an important phrase or idea by starting a search, then go to Window -> Open in New Window to tear that search off into its own...
tweetbrain collective intelligence
TweetBrain empowers you to tap into the brains of millions of Twitter users, well beyond your followers. Just post your questions and answers. Once posted many other Twitter users can see them on TweetBrain too, and the resulted “network effect” highly enhances the possibility of quickly yielding a fruitful outcome. TweetBrain also provides a public voting system...
Prezi; The web based (zooming) presentation editor →
embed any documents/files in your blog
“embedit.in is a service that allows you to embed your documents and files in your webpage or blog instead of having to link to them. The files display directly in the browser, no software required, and completely free. “
Tricking Out CoolIris as a Presentation Tool »... →
Alan Levine explains how he used CoolIris as a presentation tool presentation, using a mixture of web-based images and video
10 disruptions from Dean Shareski
Great use of cooliris to display visual content from 10 disruptions workshop/seminar of Dean Shareski. He says the session “will explore what some of these disruptions are, classrooms that are using them, how they might impact your classroom and where you can go to find out more.” (You need install CoolIris to activate fullscreen slideshows, but it’s worth having for display...
twitter stream of student notes
“Cole W. Camplese prefers to teach in classrooms with two screens — one to project his slides, and another to project a Twitter stream of notes from students. Camplese is director of education-technology services at Pennsylvania State University at University Park. He knows he is inviting distraction — after all, he’s essentially asking students to pass notes during class. But he argues...
european future internet initiative
Service Web 3.0 Video The Future Internet will provision the fusion of our social and professional worlds, where all users become both consumers and providers. Online services will become efficiently automated and interoperable reinventing the networked marketplace. The Future Internet themes (included in the video provided) are: an Internet of Services, where services are ubiquitous; an Internet...
21st Century Assessment →
Alabama Best Practice Center- wiki - 21st Century Teaching and Learning Project.
photos of somali pirates
A collection of some recent photos of piracy off the coast of Somalia, and the international efforts to rein it in. Web coverage appears to have stepped up with US military action.
google knows where you are
googleblog announces “worldwide rollout of local search results on a map, which will now appear even when you don’t type in a location. When you search on Google, we will guess where you are and show results near you” Apparently done by matching your IP addresses to geographical location
leverage social media for career success
Tips from mashable
broadband to 90% of all Aussie homes
New National Broadband Network The Australian federal Government today announced the establishment of a new company to build and operate a new super fast National Broadband Network. This new super fast National Broadband Network, built in partnership with private sector, will be the single largest nation building infrastructure project in Australian history. This new National Broadband...
nambu twitter client for macs
“On the Mac desktop, few applications can currently rival Nambu’s feature set, so if you already like TweetDeck, and if you are on a Mac, then Nambu is definitely worth a try.” from readwriteweb “The Nambu Network is a network of services for social messaging, integrated seemlessly into our client software to maximize the integration and user experience.” Very...
is ning a scam?
Followers of Ning are complaining about a decision that Ning made public last week. “There’s a theory that Ning’s actions are part of a carefully planned scam to make the company the next MySpace or Facebook. Instead of spending millions of dollars advertising and gathering enough members to compete with MySpace or Facebook, why not create a social network platform and rely on the ambition...
Pod to Mac
freeware that lets you copy or transfer music and videos from an iPod to your Mac and into iTunes from podtomac
Creative Educator - Digital Storytelling Across... →
The process of crafting the digital story becomes rich in technical, communication, collaborative, oral speaking, creativity, visual and sound literacy, and project management skills. It also helps…
Differentiated Instruction →
Educational resources that help classroom teachers adjust their teaching process to their learners needs