Tag: web

Library Thing

For all the book lovers our there (of which I am one), I have recently been playing with a great online tool. It is called Library Thing (http://www.librarything.com) and it can be used to catalog the books you own, have read and want …

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Drupal IPT Project

Having completed my first practicum I thought it would be useful to post the major artifact that came out of it: the unit of work plan for the project I ran with my two HSC classes. This complete document details a proejct whereby students in …

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The Netbook Effect: How Cheap Little Laptops Hit the Big Time

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/wireless/magazine/17-03/mf_netbooks?currentPage=all

Spurred on by the development of the OLPC project, ASUS created the EeePC, and in doing so created a whole new computing market: the Netbook. This development is interesting for many reasons, not least because it demonstrates the speed at which things can change …

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History of the Internet on Vimeo

Despite the comical voice over, this video provides some interesting material on the history of the Internet and the developments that lead to it, such as time-sharing and file sharing. This provides an interesting way to bust the myth that the Internet is a recent …

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Web Development Project Estimator

http://estimator.astuteo.com/

A simple way to estimate the cost of a project. This can be a great tool for making student projects more lifelike.…

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Hivelogic – The Enkoder

http://hivelogic.com/enkoder

Spam bots crawl the web looking for email addresses which they can harvest for their evil overlords. This means that posting your email address online can lead directly to an increase in the amount of spam you receive. The Enkoder helps protect email address …

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SurveyMonkey.com

http://www.surveymonkey.com/

SurveyMonkey is a free, easy-to-use, online survey tool. Teachers can use this to get feedback from students and parents. Students can use this to obtain raw data for projects. Use this lesson plan to incorporate SurveyMonkey (or any similar too) into a lesson on …

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Down for everyone or just me?

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

Can’t access a website? Use this service to see if the site is down for everyone, or just you.…

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Browsershots

http://browsershots.org/

In an ideal world, all web browsers would be 100% standards compliant, and the user’s choice of operating system would be immaterial. Unfortunately, web developers working in the real world know this is not the case. Most developers thus build in one browser, and …

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Preloaders.net

http://preloaders.net/

Preloaders are small animations that are shown to a user when they must wait for something to happen. Using a preloader provides secondary feedback, letting the user know that, yes, the system is doing something and they should be patient. Another little way to …

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