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These clever videos above may surprise you. They're short and simple. They cover subjects "in Plain English." But lurking under the simple surface are lessons that have been crafted with great care. Despite their fun and lighthearted style, they clearly take explanation seriously.Computer
Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.
Preparing an IT strategy, facing up to a key decision, or even just reviewing the way you manage IT day by day, is unlikely to be easy. One of the hardest things may be knowing where to start. The checklists on this website are aimed at getting you over that first hurdle - whether you're a Management Committee member, a senior manager, or just someone who works with IT every day and feels they could be in better control
New Technology as a learning resource
The following sample activities show classroom applications of learning outcomes in the ICT Framework. The provide examples from practice of effective use of ICT in curriculum and assessment across the three levels of the ICT Framework, using multimedia including text, video and photographs. These sample activities have been developed by teachers for the NCCA. The sample activities are grouped according to the levels of the ICT Framework which they represent: Obviously all of these sample activities can also be adapted for use in non school situation and can be a source of valuable material for OST providers.
Using Technology to Campaign
Louder helps turn web-surfing into activism. In just a few clicks you can have a targeted set of tools to run your campaign, track its progress and turn supporters into activists.
Louder provides the tools so you can concentrate on the campaigning. With Louder you can:
Write to your MP/Councillor/MEP using writetothem
Pull in Twitter accounts and searches
Embed video, photos and audioboo
Coordinate your online presence from one place – Facebook, blogs, Twitter
Keep track of your supporters’ campaign actions
Widgetise tools to add to any website, email or blog
A sample Louder campaign on a page
New Technology and Internet Safety for children and young people
The Office for Internet Safety has been established by the Government to take a lead responsibility for internet safety in Ireland, particularly as it relates to children. The Office for Internet Safety aims to build linkages and cohesion between all Departments and agencies to ensure that the State provides the best possible protection for the community and promotes internet safety, particularly in relation to combating child pornography.
Get With IT: A Parents' Guide to Social Networking
Information for parents and guardians to help understand the the world of social networking website's (SNW)with their children. The booklet explains the world of SNW, the risks and what to look out for on a teenager's profile.
Get With IT: A Parents' Guide to New Media Technologies
Information for parents and guardians to help children Stay Safe on the Internet.This leaflet aims is to make parents aware of how new media works and encourage them to engage with, and use, new technologies with their children. This will help keep children safe when they are using technologies from digital games, mobile phones to the computer
Get With IT: A Parents' Guide to Filtering
Information for parents and guardians to help understand the benefits of filtering to help protect your child online. The booklet contains advice to parents on supervising children's Internet use and the use of filtering technologies.
(O2 site)Today, children and teenagers tend to know more about mobiles, the internet and social media than adults. Texting, tweeting and downloading are part of their everyday life. So to help them enjoy it safely, we all need to be as clued up as they are. That’s why we’ve created this guide. We're here to help adults understand what children really do on their mobiles and the internet. And it’s also to help you talk to your children openly about the risks, so they know how to protect themselves
US sites on child and teen safety on the Net
Social Networking Sites: A useful guide to letting a child or teen use social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace safely.
Tips on Protecting a Child on the Web: Tips for parents and teachers on steps to take in keeping children safe online.
Internet Safety Guide: An in-depth guide to keeping kids safe on the web including open communication with the child, use of blocking or monitoring software, and warning signs to look for.
Tools for Families: A listing of tools to prevent online dangers including filters, monitors, and special browsers.
The Safe-Surfing Contract: A written agreement of 21 points between parents and children to stay safe and smart on the Internet.
Internet Safety Quiz: Quizzes for adults and kids to test their knowledge on Internet precautions.
Parent's Guide to Hate on the Internet: A tool for teaching parents how to deal with hate speech online.
New Technologies and Homework
Pics4Learning: A copyright-friendly library of images great for finding images and charts for student projects.
American Memory: A comprehensive search of the Library of Congress's historical resources.
The Why Files: This website promotes itself as "the science behind the news" and offers simple to understand, scientific explanations of current media stories.
Homework Hub: A useful compilation of tips on organization, test preparation, research techniques, and the like.
IPL Kidspace: A searchable database of academic information for kids including Health and Nutrition, Science and Math, and Computers and Internet sections.
Refdesk Homework Helper: A comprehensive list of homework help sites divided by elementary school, junior high, senior high, and even college.
Homework Tips: A listing of tips for motivating kids to do their homework including tips on concentration, proofreading, time management, and research.
Ask Kids: A children's version of Ask Jeeves in which the answers have been pre-approved for kids.
Kids Click: A web search guide for kids designed by librarians with 600+ subjects.
Yahooligans: A Yahoo search tool vetted for kids ages 7-12.
Awesome Library: Includes 37,000 specifically reviewed academic resources for students.
Kids.gov: The official children's web resource for the United States government which includes educational resources specific to age groups.
HowStuffWorks: A resource that explains a multitude of subjects in an easy to understand manner with lots of illustrations.
Go Gooligans: An educational and academic search engine geared towards kids and teens.
Quintura Kids: A kid-friendly search engine geared more towards casual browsing and entertainment more than academic research.
Education World: This site searches 500,000+ suitable websites for students and teachers.
KOL: An AOL version for kids complete with weather, news, games, and search options.
BoldFace Productions is a UK company that provides young people with training to develop technical, creative and personal skills through film-making. They are part of CTVC, an award winning British Media company producing television, radio and new media content on social issues, current affairs, religion, ethics, history and education.
TrueTube is a free, award winning education site for schools with videos, lesson plans and assembly plans for PSHE, RE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 & 4. They currently receive more than 1 million hits per month across 130 countries.
Improve your English and maths with Skillswise :
Factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to help improve your skills a BBC Site
New Technologies and GAMES
- Compendium of IT games Free Ware
- Lots of Arcade Games
- Shoot the Penguin
- Game Managing a Youth Club
- Select from a whole collection of Art and Music based games
- http://www.eastoftheweb.com/games/index.html Educational on line resource, word games and books
- http://www.electrocity.co.nz/ In this game, you have 150 turns to build a city where you must manage the needs of the citizens for power against the environmental impact. Do you have coal or hydro power? What effect will whale watching have on the environment? Should you build a camping ground or a dock?