Well the last couple of week have been rather hectic and I have been slack on the blogging. So here are some of the highlights that have come down on the wire.
1. Nagasaki Archive http://en_nagasaki.mapping.jp/p/nagasaki-archive.html
This is a GIS site that shows images, map etc immediately before and after the atomic bomb in Nagasaki and also layers in images from today. There are vignettes from people in Nagasaki at the time. A powerful and useful resource.
2. Touch typing - This is a number of sites that are focused on touch typing as a skill. Touch typing is a useful and increasingly essential skill for our students. Here are some of the sites:
- GNU Typist - http://www.gnu.org/software/gtypist/#introduction
- Tux typing http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/tuxtyping.php
- Klavaro typing tutor (Linux) http://klavaro.sourceforge.net/en/
3. Bloom’s taxonomy according to the Pirates of the Caribbean - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjhKmhKjzsQ&feature=youtube_gdata This is a very good video clip using the popular Pirates of the Caribbean. Its using the original Bloom’s rather than the revised or Digital Blooms. But useful never the less.
4. Simple Diagrams – http://www.simplediagrams.com/free.html This is an adobe air application that draw simple but very useful diagrams. Its appeal is its clean and simple interface and fun chalk style clip art.
5. n-rich maths resources - http://nrich.maths.org/6840?setlocale=en_US – Mathematics posters and resources – useful
and finally a look at the history of Television – http://www.sterlingsatellite.com/info/how-much-has-tv-changed-since-1926-a-lot.html