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Key note - John Davitt New Tools for Learning

Gordon Well (1981) says learning is the "guided reinvention of knowledge" Need to create an environment with high challenge and low threat
Learning event generator
Learning Score
Spezify. Visual seach engine
Wolframalpha - first steps towards the semantic web. Computational Knowledge machine
Font Generator - make your own font from your own handwriting
QR codes A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data. - download a reader for phone

Touchatag - reprogrammable tags You tube video - to a format can use on computer. Paste in the URL, choose the format and download

I Pad in Education
Link from ASH Workshop
IPads in Schools

I Pod Touch in the K classroom
Have downloaded Powerpoint to desktop
Check out pattern recognition and ITalk recorder - griffin technology
Judy Zalesky

Ghostreader - text to Speech
Pictello for iPhone and iPod touch. Simple way to create talking photo albums and books From assistive ware

The Globe programme www.globe-europe.orgThe GLOBE Programme is an international environmental education project. Schools gather environmental data and share it world-wide using the Internet.

Tim Rylands Tim Rylands Blog
Using games for quality teaching - gamebased learning and challenge, has to go beyond the wow factor. Excellence because of enjoyment.
African Wii - Wild EArth African Safari - become a journalist on the serengeti and take photos > lead to reseach
Games: Myst Riven
Quick Time Virtual Reality QTVR
Rich Chart live
Switcheroozoo Make a composite animal and investigate the environment
Runkeeper Measures distance and speed Geotags pictures
Sticky bits Stickybits demo When someone scans it they will see what you have attached to it.
Qik - share live video on your iphone
Scratch programming language for everyone. Create interactive stories, games, music and art - and share them online.
Kodu provides an end-to-end creative environment for designing, building, and playing your own new games.
Primary Padis a web based word processor that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time
Visuwords Look up words in the Visuwords online graphical dictionary and thesaurus to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.
Crazy talk CrazyTalk 6 is an easy and powerful tool for generating talking characters from an image or photo and facial animation for video, websites and widgets. take a picture with a face, record what you want to say - animates face. Licence

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Evernote save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see. free
Wordsift Paste your text into the box. Press Sift to visualize Video Finds the most common words. See photos that describe the words. Shows how those words are used in the text. Links to visuwords. Can click on other
Thinking Dice
Using Powerpoint to create story books ( Need Fusion with Mac) Then when PPT save as PPS can then add interactive text boxes. Will need to click on Control toolbox - enter key behaviour and multiline, scrollbar. Use hyperlinks to get from one page to another. Can drop in photos, movies and anotate in PPS view.

Get students talking. Get suitable movie and get them talking about what might be happening. Have a translator - asks questions from the "group" person then "translates" it - ie puts it in other words, do the same with answer. Check web site for PDF on how to do
Mindomo Collaborative planning and brain storming

Mindmeister for ipad and iphone. Embedding
Zooburst Zooburst is a digital storytelling tool that is designed to let anyone easily create their own customized 3D pop-up books. Movie

The Laptop and Intellectual property

In most countries something is copyrighted for 50 years after the death of the author.
Assume it is copyrighted > Creative commons licences
* Does ISA have some kind of contract to allow using of some copyrighted materials - - contact Aaron
Limitation - password protected ie behind a wall.

Demonstrate what want students to do > check with author and ask for permission
Tineye - reverse image search - can check to see who is using your images