Posted on May 30, 2009 by teachernz
Imagine all (and I mean all) the web tools we now
use in education. Blogs, wiki, googledocs, photosharing, IM,
twitter, etherpad, maps, games, polls, forums and video etc.
Now imagine them all integrated into one web application… cross
platform and cross device. Where a tweet shows up instantaneously as a
blog entry, a blog comment appears as a tweet, photos appear and
disappear on different blogs as they are uploaded or deleted.
Collaborative work on documents, images and maps is live and
instant. Intelligent spellchecking (using context, symantics and syntax)
fixes most errors on the fly.
Google wave is all this and more. Have a look at the developer
preview video (1hr 20mins) and see if it moves you to tears like it did
… and, oh yeah, it’s opensource.
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Posted on May 25, 2009 by glenview9
I have been in Australia for 6 days now. We flew with Emirates, they
gave us a great backpack filled with free things to do. There were over a
100 movies to choose from to watch.
We went shopping the first day as it was raining. On the second day
we went to Dreamworld and loved it. I went on the Tower of Terror, it
was fun! There is a new ride called Moto-coaster, it has motorbikes and
goes really fast. I went on the Runaway raptor rollercoaster about 7
times as the park was not busy. I got wet on the log ride.
The next day we went to Movieworld with my aussie cousins. I went on
the Batman spaceshot ride and also the Batman Simulator and lots of
other things. I loved the road runner roller coaster. I met Shrek,
Scooby Doo characters, Wonder Woman, Sylvester, Cat woman and Batman.
I have been playing bratz a lot with my cousins. A street called
“Savannah” is nearby, I will have my photo taken by it. It rained so
much the first two days, it was the worst flood in Brisbane since 1974!
They are officially no longer in a drought now so we have seen alot of
the inside of shopping malls (not that I mind or Mum). I have got new
clothes and toys.
[originally posted on our wiki]
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Posted on May 20, 2009 by glenview9
Room 9's Glenview Kid
Last week on Thursday afternoon Glenview school had a special whole
school assembly because we were launching a new school charter.
Before lunch we put our Glenview Kid on Mr. Anderson’s trolley and took it into the hall.
After lunch we went into the hall. Everybody talked about their
Glenview Kid, it went from junior to senior. When it was our turn
Gemma and Quinn went over to our Glenview Kid. We got three BIG
We sat in the hall for about an hour and a
half. All of the Glenview Kids were cool. We finished about
15 minutes late. I had a fun time listening to the other classes
and watching their movies.
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Posted on May 19, 2009 by glenview9
My Fluffy Kiwi
A few years ago I got a toy kiwi. My nanny got one for me and my friend.
My kiwi’s name is Fluffy. Fluffy has two feet with white
toenails. She has a beak. Her feet are for walking, her beak
is for eating and smelling. Her fur is different shades of brown.
Fluffy’s fur is smooth and soft. She has two eyes.
She eats worms. She has three toes on each foot.
I like to play with Fluffy. She is my favourite toy.
[real kiwis have feathers, not fur]
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Posted on May 16, 2009 by glenview9
A few weekends ago me and my dad went to Te Kuiti.
We saw the sheep shearing it was cool. Then I had an ice cream. After I went on the tea cup ride and I got really dizzy.
Then we went back to the shearing. After that they did the
sheep run, but they did not have enough fencing line so they used
wire. Then the sheep ran. There were poos every where. The sheep started
going crazy so they ran underneath the wire.
Then we went home we got a flat tyre. Then dad lost his phone. He was so mad.
[images from MS clipart]
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Posted on May 10, 2009 by teachernz
At an unconference in Auckland yesterday, Jill Hammonds showed me this little blogging client that she uses with her wordpress blog. I think I’ll try it in class instead of the SRWare option I have at the moment.
Update: Takes its proxy settings from internet
explorer, but has no way to work with proxy servers that require
authentication like schoolzone. :-(
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