10 Sources of Educational Science Games from Free Technology for Teachers

I’ve only recently discovered the Free Technology for Teachers blog and with over 100 posts a month, it’s a rich resource for educators looking for teaching material. Although it is aimed at primary and secondary education there are some very useful resources for colleges. A recent post which caught my eye was 10 Sources of […]

Microsoft Office 2010: First look free e-Book

Microsoft Office 2010 isn’t due out until the 12th May and it will be some time more before it hits campus desktops. However, if you would like to get up to speed with the major changes in the new suite, the Microsoft Learning team have put together a free e-book, “First Look Microsoft Office 2010”. […]

BBC Wildlife photo masterclass and OU photo competition

Whether you are an amateur photographer or teach photography you might be interested in the BBC’s Photo Masterclasses. Originally featured in the BBC Wildlife magazine, the 21 articles are available to download in PDF format and cover a range of advice based on themes like extreme close-ups, zoo photography, plant portraits and more. Click here […]

MIT STAR Projects – Free software tools and resources for engineering and science education

Continuing MITs philosophy to support open educationally resources (MIT OpenCourseWare launched in 2002) there are some software tools and classroom materials for biology, physics and civil/environmental engineering. As part of the STAR programme staff at MIT are seeking “to bridge the divide between scientific research and the classroom”. As part of this project the MIT […]

PowerPoint: Embedding YouTube Video

David Hopkins (Bournemouth University) has put together some simple instructions on how to embed YouTube videos into PowerPoint: David’s post includes a test PPT file and a link on how you can preserve the video if you want to upload to SlideShare. Click here for PowerPoint: Embedding YouTube Video

Ollie Bray’s: Free Tools for Teachers

As regular readers to NewsFeed may have gathered we like anything that is free. EduApps is free, the JISC Winter Fayre is free, this newsletter is free. A man after our own heart is Ollie Bray National Advisor for Learning and Teaching Scotland. As part of a recent conference presentation Ollie highlighted a number of […]

School of Everything

There is an ongoing debate about the position of further and higher education institutions in a world of increased openness where access to high quality educational resources and communities of learners. Ultimately these institutions will undoubtedly continue to exist in some form as places which structure and accredit learning, but it is an ever changing […]

Integrating twitter voting and feedback into PowerPoint

This post originally appeared in the RSC Scotland North & East Higher Education blog (MASHe) on the 6th October:  Regular readers of this blog will know that one of my current interests is using twitter as a live in-class voting tool (TwEVS). Today, via Jane Hart, I was made aware of ‘Free PowerPoint Twitter Tools’ […]

Educational Firefox Extensions – Juice

One of the great features of open source software is the potential for the wider community to start rapidly developing and integrating new features, in many ways utilising the power of the crowd. The web browser Firefox is a great example. Its origins lie in the developers frustrations of developer driven feature creep. Creating an […]

Creating Student Video Feedback Using ScreenToaster

video feedback Originally uploaded by theLaika In The RSC NewsFeed March Offcuts we highlighted ScreenToaster the free online application which allows you to record the activity on your computer screen with a single click. The concept of recording your screen is not new and there are various commercial (Camtasia) and free  (CamStudio) applications to do […]

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