Two great new resources about adult literacy…

June 23rd, 2010 by Administrator

I am always amazed by the versatility of literacy workers – although they are often over-stretched and under-resourced they still mange to find ways to produce great materials – Here are two more – from Community Literacy Ontario – Six Online Literacy Presentations – these excellent audio-visual presentations are clear, concise and informative and will […]

Cool Tools …

June 17th, 2010 by Administrator

As we know the internet is literally growing every second – I first saw this very neat Social Media Counter at the Transliteracy conference – it’s an astounding visual – watch the internet grow literally before your eyes!! At the conference we also played a lot with Word Clouds – collections of words from documents […]

Protecting yourself from Malware

May 31st, 2010 by Administrator

Malware is shorthand for malicious software – those nasty  viruses, trojans etc. that can invade and damage your computer –  we have probably all had to deal with it at some time… here are a couple of good links with great information about malware and how to protect yourself… The first, Is Malware Malicious? is […]

Information Technology makes us Happier!!!!!!!!

May 17th, 2010 by Administrator

According to a just released research report    The Information Dividend: Can IT make you “Happier” by BCS  The Chartered Institute for IT in the U.K. ( they’ve been around since 1957!!) – information technology has a positive  impact our sense of well-being  because we experience a greater sense of freedom and  control – most […]

The “How to” wiki

April 15th, 2010 by Administrator

Here’s a great feature in Wired – the must read magazine for all things related to technology and how technology is changing our world –  check out the  the “How-to” wiki –  full of great ideas tips and tricks  about  computers , the internet, work and the latest tech gadgets – you can contribute to […]

The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

March 22nd, 2010 by Administrator

Terry Freedman publisher of the Educational Technology Site has just released a free ( yes free!!) e-book  – The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book – it’s compilation of Web 2.0 projects  in schools in the U.K. – instructors and students describe  their projects – how they worked and what they learned – although many of […]

E-learning for the 21st Century

February 19th, 2010 by Administrator

Contact North published two challenge papers in the last two months, both to encourage and further the discussion on the future role of technology in learning. Fast Forward: How Emerging Technologies are Transforming Education & Training explores  the “developments in technology that will have a far-reaching impact on learning, teaching and the organizations which design, […]

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