Ed Tech Crew 127 - iPad in :: Becta Out

Podcast number 127 - May 31st 2010

[Running time: 51:10 mins, size: 47:2 MB]

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News & General Websites of interest:

iPad News:
Victorian Schools
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/students-ditch-the-books-in-favour-of-new-ipad-technology/story-e6frf7l6-1225873244678

Via Eric Marcos - http://www.epubbud.com/

Wired Magazine - http://mashable.com/2010/05/26/wired-magazine-ipad/

iPad Essentials
http://gizmodo.com/5507569/gizmodos-essential-ipad-apps

http://gizmodo.com/5508399/10-essential-ipad-tips
USB Connect Kit
http://www.maclife.com/article/feature/seven_hidden_features_ipad_camera_connection_kit
The iPad competitor-  XO3
http://www.olpcnews.com/laptops/xo-3/marvel_xo-3_moby_tablet_in_dev.html

BECTA - Their funding gets cut!

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/regulation/2010/05/24/government-scraps-becta-plans-95m-in-it-cost-cuts-40089020/
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/press_04_10.htm
Opinion on what it did for opensource
http://www.computerworlduk.com/community/blogs/index.cfm?blogid=14&entryid=2978

So what is a quango?  A quasi nongovernmental organization; an organization that is financed by the government yet acts independently of the government

Other links
RSS http://page2rss.com/

Standford RSS iPad App
http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/31/pulse-ipad/

Feedback from listeners:
Adam Brice
http://embedit.in

Andrew Williamson
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_to_use_google_wave_for_live_blogging.php

Jo Mcleay
http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html

Wes Kreisel
ESL Site - http://brainpopesl.com/

Priscilla Stadler
https://www.lecturetools.com/index.php

Katie Wardrobe
http://www.itubegrabber.com

John Pearce
http://www.digitalcultureandeducation.com/uncategorized/donnelly_html_2010
Virtual Learning
http://aceonlineschools.com/25-awesome-virtual-learning-experiences-online
Protect your identity?
http://www.identitycloaker.com/

Apps & Software:
ScreenSplitr & DemoGod
http://screensplitr.com/demogod/
ViewBuild Personal 3D may be downloaded free of charge from www.viewbuild.com
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2010/05/27/148725_tasmania-news.html for background story.

Videos:

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

2 new cyber safety videos from the uk to check out. From http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Jigsaw - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6lTejv7YZk
Consequences - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGF146WJ22M

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