Tag: social

Global Rich List

http://www.globalrichlist.com/

This tool seems to be a typical “look how many rich people there are” list. However; it actually makes you realise how much money you have in comparison to the massive number of people living in abject poverty.…

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Jamendo: Free, Legal Music

http://www.jamendo.com

Jamendo is a fantastic source for music that students can legally use in their own creative works. Shared under Creative Commons licenses, the site offers a whole range of sounds, much of which is very professional in its composition, performance and production.…

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Time Magazine: Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0;9171;1879169;00.html

An interesting look at the constantly changing face of the Web, and the various ways we use it to communicate. It is vital for teachers to understand the system’s that students use, and  how they operate.…

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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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The Hazards of Social Networks

http://www.pcworld.com/article/159560/social_network_hazards.html

Useful in terms of making students aware of the risks associated with social networking, an area in which students often fail to realise that online actions can have real-world consequences.…

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Rate My Drawings

http://ratemydrawings.com/

Online drawing community allowing young artists to learn from others and get feedback on their work.…

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Basecamp

http://basecamphq.com/

Advanced software for project management, collaboration and team work. Basecamp is used by many ICT project teams to coordinate their work.…

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Swivel.com

http://www.swivel.com/

Swivel is an online system for creatively and collaboratively working with data.…

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Wikispaces

http://wikispaces.com/

A wiki building tool; available free for educators and students. Excellent for embeding content from other sites. Wikis provide a great platform for teachers and students to work together in the construction, presentation, analysis and dissemination of knowledge.…

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Wikipedia

http://wikipedia.org/

A giant; world-wide collaborative encyclopedia . Often criticised because anyone can edit it; but most people miss the point that this is what makes it so great. Shunned as a tool for student research, it does in fact make an excellent starting point, with …

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