101 ideas for using technology in the classroom


Sometimes it is difficult to put the technology in your classroom into an educational context.  This document contains many ideas for using a PC or mac in education.  

Unfortunately much of it was written prior to the uprise of the iPad so there is no reference to it but nonetheless there is plenty of relevant content for teachers and students. 

Many of the ideas come from the Victorian department of Education, Australia and can be downloaded here. 

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

Conrad Wolfram runs the worldwide arm of Wolfram Research, the mathematical lab behind the cutting-edge knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha


E-Learning / ICT Scope and Sequence Chart - What to teach in Computers and When

I put together this really handy chart to advise teachers what they should be teaching in ICT / E-Learning and when.  It is linked to VELS but really applies to any curriculum and you should feel confident in delivering these activities to the year level recommended.  Download the PDF File here.

15 Great How to Guides for the Weekend - For the nerd in you

Here is the solution for the weekend warrior who doens't really want to stray too far from the home.  Makeuseof.com have produced some brilliant guides on the following topics.

1 – Internet Guide for the Movie Addict,  2 – Internet Guidebook for An Audiophile, 3 – The Incredible Free Manual for Every Mac User, 4 – The Underground Guide to the iPhone, 5 – Twitter: Best Practices & Tips, 6 – The Ultimate Guide to your Windows Mobile Phone, 7 – A Computer Geek’s Smart Productivity Guide, 8 – Building a Media Center for your Home, 9 – The Only Easy Guide To Computer Networks, 10 – The Big Book of BitTorrent, 11 – A Newbie’s Getting Started Guide to Linux, 12 – The Idiot’s Guide To Photoshop, 13 – The Big Book of iTunes, 14 – The Idiot’s Guide to Building Your Own PC, 15 – Laptop Buying Guide for 2009

Some of these guides are well over 50 pages and all are up to date and full of pics.  Thanks to Chris at Posterous for popping these up and you can access them here.