Thursday, August 26, 2010

Photopeach is a great tool. Find out how to use it...

Photopeach Tutorial
View more presentations from Andrea Tejedor.
2010 1M Tooth Fairies on PhotoPeach

1-2C Tooth Fairies 2010 on PhotoPeach

2009 Netball Gala Day on PhotoPeach

Click for some further great ideas of how to incorporate Photopeach into your  teaching.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Livescribe share their Echo smartpen.

Jim Marggraff, CEO of Livescribe, shows us how it's done, using an 8GB Echo smartpen.

Yep, a pen that has memory: for storing sound, your written notes for upload, and apps you can launch just by tapping a line you've drawn on paper.

"Anything you write, hear, or speak, the pen will capture and make it accessible to you forever, and let you search it and share it," says Marggraff.

More info:

Monday, August 16, 2010

More Glogster really is one of my favourites!

Glogster in 90 seconds...-great help for introducing glogster to your students.

/Glogster-Tech-Tip from School Tube gives you much more detail for setting up your class on glogster.

Check out Joyce Valenza's Springfield school library site using glogster.
For lots of great Glogster support websites

Sunday, August 15, 2010

mlearning is on its way!! Mobile Learning....

This post intends to introduce you to a small sample of what mlearning is all about.
A little dip into what will be a really big pool before you know it!!

Mobile Devices and Educational Apps:

This live binder contains resources for accessing educational applications for mobile devices. 
1. iPhone/iTouch/iPad Resources and Apps
2. Smart phones
2. Resources for using QR codes with mobile phones

"The mLearnopedia content community collects and organizes the best information from around the web that will help you learn and stay current on mobile learning." 

Make learning mobile blog- iPad Curriculum

The Importance of Mobile Phones in Education

Slide2Learn Guide for teachers

iTouch Learning:  Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website that lists of reasons why the iPhone/iPod Touch are ideal for mlearning.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves.....

Another great Technology Entertainment Design video -TEDGlobal 2010 July 

(On, they make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free.)

A Headset that reads your brainwaves: 
Here is some of the transcript:

Based on the latest developments in neuro-technology, Emotiv has developed a revolutionary new personal interface for human computer interaction. The limited edition EPOC is released in the US in limited quantities.
Although the developers are interested in its application in the following four areas:

Artistic and creative expression -

Life changing applications for disabled patients, such as controlling an electric wheelchair, mind-keyboard, or playing a hands-free game.

Games & Virtual Worlds -

Market Research & Advertising-

I am most interested in how this technology may assist our students who have limited movement- Life changing applications for disabled patients.  I can see this technology having great applications in their life and learnings. 

Q Books in include Hairy Maclary

QBook is an eBook, iPhone and iPad app that combines a narrators voice with original picture illustrations and touchable text that is synchronised to highlight and sound when words are touched.

The QBook format has been designed with education in mind and can be used as part of a guided reading program. Our iPad Apps help with reading comprehension and early literacy development and with some of the most popular childrens stories in the world QBook is becoming the format of choice for interactive kids books on iPad.   

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy from Kiwa Media 

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy is the first in a long series of books from one of the most popular children's authors in New Zealand. The rhythm, rhyme and simple plot make it good for younger readers and it sets the stage for many other adventures.
  • Personalize each book with ‘this book belongs to ...’ page.
  • Swipe-to-Read™ the words to hear and playback the story at your own pace.
  • Touch-to-Hear™ individual words spoken.
  • Touch-to-Spell™ to hear the letters that spell each and every word.
  • Auto Play to enjoy the narration.
  • Use the My Narration function to read and record the story yourself and customize your book.
  • Paint mode can be used on each story page!
  • Paint has a paint palette, brush width, move and zoom, and undo abilities!
  • Tap the paint palette icon and tap a color to change the paint color!
  • Tap the brush palette icon and change the slider to change the brush size!
  • Tap the move icon and pinch with two fingers to zoom in and move the picture around with one finger. Tap the move icon again to continue painting!
  • Tap the undo icon to undo paint strokes!
  •  This QBook includes the narration, text, and user interface in English.
Check out these QBook features demonstration:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Creating Characters Using Online Tools and Apps

Are you interested in getting your class to create avatars but not sure what to do with them? This Slideshare offers some great ideas.

Storybird - My first attempt- Our 21C Sandy Beach Public School Library is on its way.....

Storybird is a collaborative storytelling tool.
You can make your published stories public or private. It is very easy to use and a fun literacy tool.

Our 21C Sandy Beach Public School Library is on its way..... by sandynay on Storybird

Sunday, August 1, 2010


 With Vidinotes you can "upload a video and make a summary worksheet to go with it! 

It captures scenes and you can make annotations so students can summarise what they are watching!!!"
(thanks Jess from yammer ) 

Check out the videos on the homepage that demonstrate some of the many valuable ways you could use this site with your students.