Technologies

What have we discovered so far?

Portable apps

You can run applications from a USB stick, eg OpenOffice.org (see eg portableapps.com for details).

Visualising text and data

Wordle.net is a great site for visualising word groups
“Tag Cloud” – many sites use tag clouds to organise their content

Creating on-screen learning materials

Screencasting – many options - see for example
  1. michael's delicious links,
  2. or a recent series of michael's blog posts,
  3. a summary from the Can You Hear Us? project.

Potential benefits of screencasting:
  • Save teachers doing the same demonstration over and over
  • highly visual
  • access from home
  • more practice, watch again and again
Issue: what about sharing? Who owns this?