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Communication Comparison

TelegraphAs ICT and media tools have become more and more integrated into our lives, certain limitations have become extremely apparent. This is especially true in terms of the ability of ICT tools to facilitate communication between individuals and groups. To give but one example, consider …

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Google Forms Choose Your Own Adventure

Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 80s and 90s? I used to love reading them at school, and recently I have been wondering if students could write their own using a Google Drive Form. This is a proof-of-concept for this idea...sorry if my creative writing is not amazingly griping. Note: you might find this works better as a stand-alone form, rather than viewing it within this site.

Google Maps + Swine Flu

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=p&msa=0&msid=106484775090296685271.0004681a37b713f6b5950&ll=32.398516;-107.885742&spn=18.503807;35.332031&z=5&source=embed

This is really interesting; but the source of the data needs to be questioned very carefully! There are some good classes to be built around this idea of not simply believing everything that is on the web.…

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quikmaps.com :: maps for the masses

http://www.quikmaps.com/

This great site let’s you draw over Google Maps. Very useful!…

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Mining The Thought Stream

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/02/15/mining-the-thought-stream/

As online content is updated more and more often, traditional search engines are becoming less and less effective at knowing what is going on right now. This article looks into the concept of “real time search”, and what makes it so powerful and interesting …

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Google Scholar

http://scholar.google.com.au/

Search the Web for journal articles and books. This site is extremely useful for serious research of the kind that students might be asked to undertake in their final years of high school and throughout university. If you are on a university campus, the …

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Earth Album

http://www.earthalbum.com/

This site combines google maps and flickr popular photos into a great mashup giving a quick overview of countries around the world.…

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Picasa

http://picasa.google.com/

This free desktop photo management software from Google provides a fantastic way to manage a large photo collection. It incorporates basic editing tools, and makes it easy to open a file in a more advanced application (such as the GIMP). It’s integration with Google’s …

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3D Warehouse

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse

Warehouse of 3D objects for Google Sketchup. Objects include buildings, vehicles, furniture and much more, allowing students to create their own works of 3D art and design. This can be used in traditional design and technology subjects, or, with a little imagination, in subjects …

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Life Magazine Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life

A huge collection of images from the Life Magazine archives; made available through Google Images. Perfect for stimulating students.…

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