Archive for May, 2007

Flickr photos on paper?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The flickr photos were meant to provide a resource for use in blogs, on Web pages, and as PowerPoint backgrounds, they are not meant for paper reproduction especially.

I’ve just been asked via the comments (now back on moderation thanks to those nice people in Romania) about printing onto paper.

As Flickr is a resourced published to [...]

Who are you?

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Leave a comment if you read this blog

Bridget theme

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

The bridget theme will return when I have solved an annoying compatibility problem. Until then, I am falling back on the simple and clean White as Milk theme by Azeem Azeez.

Note added Monday 28th Actually, I’m trying out a modified version of John Pozadzides’ Rapid Access theme, which turns out to be broken on MS [...]

Modifying Oddmuse

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Oddmuse is a wiki script written in perl. It is based on the Usemod wiki script, but can produce valid xhtml. Oddmuse does not need a database, page data is stored in text files.

To get a wiki running on a Web server that runs Apache (1.2 upwards) and that can run perl cgi scripts, you [...]

Everything is Miscellaneous

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

David Weinberger’s 49 minutes on his new book, with some questions.

We develop ideas about things through ‘prototypes’ that we refine; a sparrow is perhaps a better example of a bird than a penguin is, but both fit the prototype ‘bird’
Digital objects can be in more than one category, a certain thing could have [...]

Bespoke HotPotatoes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Quiz program for individual student support

Equations slideshow

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Slideshare deck shows step by step solutions.

Sage or guide?

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

I’m both in different parts of the lesson. I think that many people assume that PowerPoint use implies Sage role, and I was trying to provide counterexamples.

Charles Nelson takes me to task in my post about PowerPoint in a post on his Explorations in Learning blog as follows
“One point that needs to be considered a [...]

PowerPoint Big Question

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

What is appropriate, when and why?

The Learning Circuits blog has posed this question about PowerPoint, with some detailed side questions. My answers below. See also Clive Shepherd’s answer on his Clive on Learning blog. I like the example slides put up by Jay Cross, especially the little chap ‘reading’ a technical manual upside down! In [...]

Test from ScribeFire

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Testing the ScribeFire blog tool, a plugin for Firefox. You can post to blog directly from Firefox, and you can upload pictures using the WordPress image upload script.

The HTML produced by the rich text editor is familiar to Firefox and Mozilla users, full of line break tags. At present, there appears to be no [...]


Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Some free books and a film of Douglas Engelbart using a five button mouse.

Blogging to teachers

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Using a blog to get views before a staff development event.

The U word

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Why ‘understanding’ isn’t a good word to use in learning outcomes or criteria, and the problem with Bloom’s taxonomy.