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Archives for July, 2012

Too Noisy App – A Great Classroom Management Tool

This app is a great visual tool to manage the noise level in the classroom, particularly if  used on an iPad which can be connected to the smart board to display the meter.  If the noise level is too high the needle moves towards the red zone and the face becomes unhappy.   If the noise […]

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Bottom of the Ninth – World’s First Animated Graphic Novel

According to the website, ‘Bottom of the Ninth is the first animated graphic novel of its kind, created by Hollywood artist, Ryan Woodward (The Avengers, Ironman 2 , Spider-man 2&3, The Iron Giant(1998) etc.) In the year 2172, Tao City bleeds New Baseball, an artificial gravity enhanced version of the traditional sport. Candy Cunningham, 18, […]

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WolframAlpha – A Computational Knowledge Engine

WoframAlpha is a tool that enables the user to easily gather data or compute  information.  According to their website, they ‘aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything’.  For example, the query ‘Australia population’ will provide […]

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Creative Commons

According to their website, ‘ Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.’  In other words, they provide copyright licenses with a variety of restrictions enabling the owner of the work to choose who may use his/her work and in what way. This […]

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Worldometers – An Interesting Source of Primary Data

Worldometers is a unique site that provides a huge range of statistics gathered in real-time from reputable sources.  It provides data on many aspects of the world such as  population, government and economics, society and media, the environment, food, water, energy and health.  It provides some thought provoking statistics such as the number of obese people in the […]

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