Saturday, May 31, 2008
I was looking at tools that can be used in presentations - and was reminded of Slideshow. In Slideshow you can create presentations online - and as I browsed I ran across this presentation which fits completely some thoughts I agree with on making a good presentation and as espoused by Presentation Zen.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
In listening to Geek!Ed on my drive in today - Episode 0109 had me reflecting on some PDF tools that are out in the world. PDF as you know is a format that allows one to share documents between platforms or applications. Here are some mentioned on that show.
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
Additionally it can be used as a PDF editor.
Some PDF to Word Converter can help you to convert pdf to word doc and pdf to rtf, so you can edit and reuse your PDF content. Using Some PDF to Word Converter you can preserve original layout, text, images, vector drawings of your pdf file.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Class, Open Your Phones
Trends suggest that mobile phones have educational potential.
By Terry Freedman
Courtesy of Technology & Learning
Cell phones are often tolerated in schools as long as they are turned off during lessons; sometimes they're banned outright. But as mobile technologies continue to improve and pioneers find innovative ways to use them, it's only a matter of time before students are admonished for not bringing their phones to class.
Let's start with the phones themselves, whose usefulness is improving with every new model. For example, almost all cell phones now have note-taking and calendar features, so there's no excuse for students forgetting their homework assignments. And the ubiquitous calculator feature can be used in math lessons, of course.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
WiZiQ Free Online Teaching and E-Learning with Web Conferencing
Use WiZiQ's Virtual Classroom for
synchronous online teaching and learning. Equipped with live audio/video, text chat, document/whiteboard sharing, and session recording capabilities, this web conferencing tool is available for unlimited free use.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
QUEEKY - Draw online! - QUEEKY - draw onlineTake a look at this: http://www.queeky.com/gallery/display/21516
QUEEKY - Draw online! QUEEKY is an online drawing community for people who like drawing and share their pictures with others. All pictures made on Queeky can be replayed by the visitors. Here is my simple art.
offtype.net home :: draw, handwrite, paint online
Offtype.net is a fast, fun, free and easy way to create
your own images online. It allows to draw sketch or road map, to create graffiti, pixel art, drawing, to paint ecard, handwrite message or note.
The resulting image will be saved on the offtype.net free web server and can be used anywhere on the Web. You can share it in your blog, journal, newsletter, message board, email, chat, gallery etc.