Issue 16 – Term 2, Jun 2009

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Finding ways to save and prosper
Technology doesn’t come cheap. Thankfully, there are ways to make your tech dollar go further. Greg Adams finds some practical ways to ensure your ICT spending is worth every cent … and more.Free tools that could save you money
Scribus, Audacity, Blender, CamStudio, Canorus, Kino, Gimp, Inkscape, Tux paint, Scratch, Alice, Google SketchUp, and more.

Do you need provoking to use technology?
Interview with Bruce Dixon who believes the successful use of ICT in teaching is as much about engagement and curiosity as it is about technology.

Case study
Southwell School: Engaging students with Xbox games

Review: Meet the Classmate PC

Ask the teacher @ Winton School, Southland

Lesson Plans
36. Who’s your hero?
37. Teaching with TED Talks

Two-minute guide: Screentoaster

Sharing with Creative Commons
If you’re looking for resources – or have some of your own you want to promote – Creative Commons offers a new way to share.

Choosing a video file format

Starting Up: 10 things about search engines

File Share – Web 2.0 Tools:
280 Slides, Caption Bubble, Expressivo, Elgg, Game maker, and Cramberry.

10 for Teachers – Sites on Space

From the back of the class: Finding ways to make technology work.
After reading a report on how companies make best use of Web 2.0 technologies, Derek Wenmoth comes up with his own advice for schools.

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