Free Education Technology Resources eBook

my student colleague Grace Yeo shared with us this “EmergingEdTech’s 2012 Free Education Technology Resources eBook” released earlier in the year by EmergingEdTech.com under the CC-BY-NC-SA license.

while i’m not sure if all the ICT mentioned are still “emerging”, it does give a good list of tools which teachers can explore or revisit, which includes:

  1. Blogs (it’s listed first! but no, this is not the reason why i blogged an entry of this ebook :p )
  2. Collaboration & Brainstorming Tools
  3. Educations Games & Fun Tools
  4. Educational Videos, Lecutres, and Podcasts
  5. Facebook
  6. Free resources
  7. IWB
  8. iPads and the list goes up to 13 (:

visit the EmergingEdtech.com to sign up for their mailing list to grab a copy of the ebook, or download the local mirror here (thanks to emergingedtech,com for releasing the document under the CC-BY-NC-SA license)

enjoy (:

ISTE – NECC – NETS

this 2nd post within an hour is to capture the recent NECC (National Educational Computing Conference) held in San Antonio, organised by ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). reading a highlight from eSN, saw NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) being mentioned. looks like i have not been tracking developments in FRAMEWORK for quite some time *LOL* anyway it’s now included in the storeroom, so will read more about it when time permits 😛
oh yes, the NECC 2007 Research Papers can be found in this archive, and the NECC 2008 Papers here.

Need help choosing a wiki for teaching and learning?

WikiMatrix provides two choices:
1. A direct “Select-and-compare” mode which allows you to choose and compare features of some 99 wiki sites online. The comparison is very comprehensive, which includes General Features, Hosting Features, System Reqiurements, Datastorage, Security/Anti-Spam, Development/Support, Common Features, Special Features, Links, Syntax Features, Usability, Statistics, Output, Media and Files and Syntax Examples.
2. Use the “Wiki Choice Wizard” engine which will ask you a few questions and generate a recommended list of wiki sites for reference. The questions asked what features do you need, which include “History”, “What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)”, “Software or hosted?”, “Your own Domain?”, “Corporate Branding”, “Storage System?”, “Free and Open Source?”, “Programming language?”.
a very useful reference to have imho 🙂

Webslides (beta, patent pending)

webslides allows one to turn bookmarks and feeds into interactive slideshows by converting bookmarks, RSS feeds, blogs to slideshows in minutes. pretty cool tool, have not experienced the creation process myself, but you can also take a look at some of the samples available on the page.
saw that it is “patent-pending”, so does it mean that it’ll not be a FREE tool soon *hmm*