Wonderful Wednesday Weblinks

Hi again,

I hope everyone is having a great week! 

To start with something quirky, here we go.

25 amazing staircases from all over the world.  I particularly like the bike storage staircase, but some are absolutely beautiful as well  as practical.

A great reference tool for everyone.

MORE iPAD Apps – this week’s best of the best.

8 Free Tools to easily and instantly create videos in the cloud.

Worldmapper – I may have added a link to this earlier, but it so good, I thought I’d add it again.  Good for finding out where some of those obscure Olympic athletes are from!


Screenshot of worldmapper

This is a guide to teaching statistics and may be of use to some of you looking for inspiration.

Creative Commons.  If you or your students publish work on the web, then this is what you need to help you license it.

For our Special Educators out there, this looks wonderful but is blocked at school, so check it out at home.  Individual apps may be okay.

Scoop it!  Free content curation for everyone.  Might be great to store learning items for students or yourself.

A guide to content curation such as using Scoop. It!  above.

I don’t know how closely these USA science units map the AC, but it might be worth a look by those of you who teach science.

Integrity in scientific research and writing.  This might be worthwhile for senior students  considering a career in science.

If you want to see how one man has transformed the lives of some children in India, then watch this.  It goes for 7 1/2 minutes but is jut brilliant and heart-warming. The brainchild of Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle Universit, UK. Mitra has recruited hundreds of grannies in Newcastle to go online to help children in India with their education, based on the grandmother method — stand behind, admire, act fascinated and praise.

If some of you are concerned with some of the acronyms floating around for Web 2.0 tools, you are not alone.  Here’s a guide to the most popular and what they mean.

Open University UK report on Innovating Pedagogy.

Go to 21st Century Fluency Project for some inspiration for our young digital citizens.

Well, I hope you like the new look and the some of the screen shots I’ve added to make it look a bit more interesting.  I’ll leave you with this quote to end the week on.

“Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
“Samuel Johnson







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