Friday, 17 December 2010

Learning via iPods and iPads

I love these tools. The iPhone was my first intro to Apple's "i" creations. They are unique, so good that others have copied and are still copying. Apple has set a benchmark that's attracting others to follow or beat. More important to educators is how to take advantage of these very tools that are in millions of hands, many of them, students. In 2-3 years time, I think educators have no choice but to seriously consider adopting these tools or become irrelevant. The possibilities as listed in the link below are only a beginning...visit:
http://teacher.ocps.net/groups/ipodsintheclassroom/

Monday, 13 December 2010

New technological tool to visualise concepts through statistics

Once in a while, you find a new and interesting way of visualising things. Hans Rosling has found a new approach. In fact, it's fascinating the way he does this. It has captivated the attention of the people I've show his approach (published in YouTube) to. Watch it at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo&feature=youtu.be


For more good stuff, go to Gapminder and explore the world via what appears to be real statistics.