Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th Myths

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Online Math Game Lets Kids Learn at Their Own Pace

This program uses a "recommendation engine" to watch how a child plays math games and provide new content according to what's observed.

The recommendation engine, patented as GuideRight technology, watches every motion the child makes while playing the game, and then adjusts on the fly to present kids with a math curriculum that is most appropriate for them. With more than 350 math activities to choose from, the game can present more than a million different paths.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Fantastic Video on the Relationship between Play & Creativity

My friend, Pam, passed along this video. At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't).

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Miro HD Video Player

Miro is a free application that turns your computer into an Internet TV video player. It can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free Internet TV shows and video podcasts.
You can put your own videos on Miro and then offer it to your students via RSS feed.
Get the player at:
Check out the available videos at:
An added bonus - There's a great tutorial on making Internet Videos.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Microsoft Time Zone

Do you have relatives that live far away? Do you work with people from other countries? Use this simple utility to keep track of the time in other part of the world. Share your ideas without waking up your buddies.

Microsoft Time Zone installs as a small tray icon that allows you to specify as many as five cities to watch the time on while you are working on your computer.

In order to schedule meetings and trip the Microsoft Time Zone application also lets you compare times at different places in the world without changing your system time. With Microsoft Time Zone you will always know the time.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Create your avatar using Voki

Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.

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