|ElectroCity is a new online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities. It’s great fun to play and also teaches players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management in New Zealand.|
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A fun study site for learners of English as a Second Language. There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The Web 2 in Education Wiki is designed to provide teachers with a directory of free web tools along with some suggestions as to how they may be used in the classroom.
Monday, December 8, 2008
The multimedia stories in this website describe how six Australian schools have used technology to improve student engagement and learning outcomes, sustain professional learning, promote curriculum change and make connections with their wider community.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Whenever people are able to connect and collaborate, engage in conversations, share expertise, and access information, the impact on a society (or quality of life to individuals) can be enormous. This is obviously true for developed countries. But can the same be said about developing countries? Does giving Internet access to a poor farmer in South America, Africa, or in poorer regions of Canada, US, or Europe, benefit? Don’t people need the basics of life first?
Yes. And no.
Web 2.0 in Africa (via Elearning Africa blog) suggests web 2.0 tools can assist farmers in regions such as Uganda gain and share important knowledge about farming. Rather than external experts being the main providers of information, farmers share information about banana growing/harvesting with each other. Reminds me of E. M. Forster’s statement “only connect”.
The rest progresses from there…