Websites

Software

These links are a legacy of the site – and now nearly 5 years old. My more recent bookmarks (nearly 1700) can be seen at my delicious links

Blogging and Web 2
Copyright / Ergonomics / Regulations / Useability
Databases
DiDA CiDA etc see also Multimedia below
Digital Developments

e-Learning
Fronter at LLS icons
Finance
ICT Teaching KS3 / DIDA / AGCE / Future
Interactive Whiteboards
Misc
Multimedia Resources
Animation Audio Images Text Video
Multimedia Techniques and Examples
Animation Audio Design Images Multimedia Quizzes Storyboarding Video
Presentations and Visual Literacy
Project Management and Personal Organisation
Resources for T + L
Searching the Web and Google Tips
Spreadsheets
Tutorials, Troubleshooting and Touch Typing
Wikis and VLEs

School links:

Latest Safety and Cyberbullying Information
Spreadsheets Video Tutorials
Year 10 Access Tutorials

Touch TypingKaz Online

Year 7 Scratch information / LearnScratch.org

Year 8 Gamemaker Site / Tutorials (UN and PW needed)

Year 9 Event Websites

Y10 and *Y12* Database Work / Good Design Sites

Year 12 Database theory

Y13 Project Management – Introduction

Mr Sharples’ use of ICT

Emerging Technologies:

Mind Maps on New Technologies

LotHT Arabic
LotHT Dutch
LotHT Tanzanian

Overview

This page is intended to give useful links for school staff and students.
When possible, sites with * or ** are recommended/highly recommended.
Please give any feedback or other suggestions for useful links to

Chris Sharples 28/06/2008

Blogging and Web 2 Developments

gr8ict.blogware.com

General information
http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/05/11/three-steps-to-introduce-social-software/

Web 2.0
*http://www.wsjb.com/RPC/V1/Home.html
https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/login/webmail/
https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/login/
http://internettime.com/
VLE tiddlywiki – click here
http://www.shambles.net/web2/
Blogs
Student Blogs
http://www.theingots.org/community/blog
http://www.learnerblogs.org
Teacher Blogs
http://www.edublogs.org
Example blogs
**http://www.knights.eclipse.co.uk/blogs/lots of examples
http://memex.naughtons.org/
http://www.boingboing.net/
http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/
http://www.techcrunch.com/
gr8ict.com blog
gr8ict.blogware.com
http://newsletter.fasthosts.co.uk/2006-04blogging/?FirstName=Chris
http://control.fasthosts.co.uk
http://www.edexcelonline.org.uk
Moodle discussion
http://elgg.net/mberry/weblog/124259.html

Custom home pages etc
www.netvibes.com for a customisable homepage and add content eg. widgits and feeds.  Sign in to store your choices.  When its full, add new tabs.
http://www.google.com/ig

Online office apps
https://www.google.com – for www.zoho.com – for better online office apps
https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=writely

Social networking sites:
www.myspace.com
www.youtube.com
http://del.icio.us
http://digg.com
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page
www.ll4schools.co.ukThe Learning Landscape for Schools is a safe social networking site set up especially for schools where accounts are created at the request of registered schools ensuring full traceability of all activity be it blog posts, wiki pages, file uploads, etc.
The Future?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/
http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/02/pipes_and_filte.html
http://www.futureofwebapps.com/

RSS readers
**http://www.newsgator.com – current RSS reader FREE
http://tcv3.tucows.com/solutions_detail.html?article_id=1509 – using Google Reader
http://www.pluggd.in/2007/02/desktopoffline-feed-readers-which-one.html – explains why newzie is so good…
**http://www.newzie.com/
http://elgg.org/ – new open source social network tool software
http://scratch.mit.edu/ – make simple games

Podcasting
www.theworld.org
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4849402.stm

Mobile apps
http://wapreview.mobi/tc.php?u=o.yeswap.com
http://www.bettshow.com/page.cfm/Link=24/t=m/goSection=6

Copyright:
**http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ipr/IntellectualProperty.htm
http://safety.ngfl.gov.uk/schoolsThe NGfL Superhighway Safety site has advice on copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
http://www.sitepoint.com/subcat/usability
http://www.useit.com/
http://ahds.ac.uk/copyrightfaq.htm
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/187How Creativity Is Being Stifled By The Law: Lary Lessig

Ergonomics

http://www.asd.co.uk/guides/how_to_posters.htm#download

Comprehensive guide to website regulations
http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/e-government/resources/handbook/html/htmlindex.asp

Education Recording Agency
http://www.era.org.uk/FAQ.html

Databases

***www.teach-ict.com/software/access/access.htm – video tutorials on all aspects

Database coursework hints
***www.advanced-ict.info – especially bookingstock and lending sections
**http://www.thekjs.essex.sch.uk/yates/access_links.htm
**
www.databaseanswers.com – Database designs
www.databasedev.co.uk/data_models.html – lots of example relationships for varied scenarios

Introductions
http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~tony/dbms/intro.html

National data-sets
http://www.ndad.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Useful MS Access websites:
Use Google and search on Access Hints.
www.microsoft.com/office is full of useful information

Other sites:
**www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
www.smartcomputing.com
www.tek-tips.com
http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html

Digital Developments

Recommended forums and links:
http://www.techcrunch.com/
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news
www.ted.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/clickonline – including latest programmes for streaming and web links
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/default.stm – including podcast of digital planet
http://www.lps.k12.co.us/schools/arapahoe/fisch/fischbowlpresentations.htm

Examples – general
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/4137804.stm – the clickonline archive
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/4137804.stm#pic6 – and the webscape links
http://www.wiareport.org/
http://www.bettshow.com/page.cfm/Link=24/t=m/goSection=6
www.ict-register.netsee what other schools are doing

Emerging Trends
http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.4701
http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.2684
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6153742.stm – ‘tagging’ multimedia content
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=1710 latest survey into household access to digital technologies
http://www.mahara.org/opensource e-portfolios
Chris Anderson’s Nokia keynote “Free”
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/63Charles Leadbeater: The rise of the amateur professional – Pay attention to the few sentences on education in England (18:30 or so on the time counter)
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/233

Creativity
http://www.dougdickinson.co.uk/blog/labels/creativity.htmlSir Ken Robinson

e-Learning

http://www.future-learning.net
www.ted.comsharing ideas
http://www.poptech.com/inspiring talks
http://www.handheldlearning.co.uk/

CPD competencies
http://www.cs.state.ny.us/successionplanning/workgroups/competencies/competencylist.html

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/lindy/pencil/pencil.htm

The Knowledge Economy
http://www.enterweb.org/know.htm

Latest:
Web 2.0 technologies for learning at KS3 and KS4
http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/theirspace – Demos report into young peoples’ attitudes to ICT technologies
http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/docbank/index.cfm?id=10783 – Christine Gilbert’s View… (now head of Ofsted…)
http://publications.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?resID=25839 – Impact 2 2004
http://insight.eun.org/ww/en/pub/insight/misc/specialreports/impact_study.htm – Latest review to include several countries
http://www.futurelab.org.uk/research/opening_education/learning_spaces_01.htm – building schools and learning spaces in the future
http://www.futurelab.org.uk/research/opening_education/learning_networks_01.htm – how social networks are important for learning
http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/publications_reports_articles/opening_education_reports/Opening_Education_Report128/
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/byronreview/ – the Byron review due March 08
http://he.rscwmsystems.org.uk/wordpress/?p=187recent release of the ASUS sub £200.0 notebooks
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/22/web_two_dot_zero_myths/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw
http://homepage.mac.com/dvchelo/page1/page3/files/page3-1003-pop.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebrvqy2gQpA
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
http://www.youtube.com/user/mwesch
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html

 

Finance and Saving Money

Financial Awareness for Young People
http://www.pfeg.org/
Money saving Expert:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/
Avoid answer messages:
http://gethuman.com/uk/

Google Tips

The simple tools:

  1. www.igoogle.com also
  2. www.google.com/bookmarks (import existing bookmarks with this http://use.lifeslip.com/yourweb/?browser= ) and
  3. www.google.com/reader and http://www.google.com/help/faq_reader.html

Search Engines www.Google.com – click on advanced search – Try Without / Exact Phrase / Date / Specific Domain and Google image size. http://www.google.com/help/basics.html and http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/topic.py?topic=351
http://www.google.com/dirhp – google directory

http://www.top25web.com/pagerank.phpGoogle’s pagerank online – list up to 10 urls to get the pagerank of.
Note: you enter an image code to stop machine-use and you must scroll down when you have clicked the button and the page has reloaded to see results. Thanks to AF for this!

“By the way, have you heard of google trends? It lets you type in several searches separated by commas, and will show you on a graph how more common each one is, and when it has been highest and lowest.”

For example if you type “windows vista, linux”, you can see that windows vista searches when very high when it launched in february, with equal numbers of searches to linux, but it quickly got back down again, and you can also see that linux is more searched for.

http://www.google.com/options/the list!
http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2006/04/the-big-google-search-tools-collection/ – more examples

Google Tips
http://www.webuser.co.uk/specials/133254.html
Customisable pages
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2008/02/28/dlbbc128.xml – explaining the new bbc site

Google Games
http://grant.robinson.name/projects/guess-the-google/

ICT Teaching

Misc
http://www.addysg.org.uk/merlinjohnonline/news.php
http://www.newtools.wordpress.com
http://www.newtools.org/
http://www.eep-edu.org/innservice/innhome.htm
http://schools.becta.org.uk/index.php

Preparing for Ofsted
http://www.pearsonpublishing.co.uk/education/catalogue/705507.html

Key Stage 3

Crocodile ICT Demo Videos
http://www.crocodile-clips.com/s6_3.htm

Crocodile ICT Demo Tutorial
http://www.crocodile-clips.com/crocodile/ict/Help/index.html

Year 7 and 8 courses.  Also ppt freebies
http://www.deadgekko.co.uk/

Y7.Y8 some Y9 interactive games / starters and plenaries
www.teach-ict.com
Notes on QCA Key Stage 3 ICT teachers and stakeholders review meeting.doc

KS3 assessment
www.thirdforce.com/schools

New QCA validated course – INGOTS
http://www.theingots.org/about

Year 9

Important Event Management Links
**http://www.eventscommission.com/english/info/guidelines.html3 key documents to start with…  the second one is most useful
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Other useful sites
**http://www.southampton.gov.uk/leisure/events/organising-safe-events.asp – key headings to work with
**http://www.hie.co.uk/INE/USEVENUE-Event-Guide.pdf – more key headings
*www.event-management-uk.co.uk/guide_event_management_advice.asp – lots of advice
http://www.learndirect-advice.co.uk/helpwithyourcareer/jobprofiles/profiles/profile1348/ events manager profile

GCSE

ICT at GCSE
http://www.ictgcse.com/index.htm

DiDA

Current links all on Fronter

(SPB – September 11 issue / Unit 1: WildCare L2)
(SPB – September 12 issue / Unit 2: Window on My World)

***http://colorschemedesigner.com – new colour wheel

Moderator’s Toolkit
www.edexcel.com/quals/dida/spb/Pages/toolkit.aspx

Information / Advice
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/dida/Pages/default.aspx

Other sites with good links:
http://learn.gcus.net/course/view.php?id=146
London GFL links
http://www.lgfl.net/lgfl/accounts/content/web/Key%20Stage%20Content%20Pages/Key%20Stage%204/ICT/home/
http://learn.gcus.net/course/view.php?id=146

Discussion Groups

MSN Discussion Groups
http://groups.msn.com/EdexcelDiDAResources/messageboard
Specialist Schools forum
http://listserv.specialistschools.org.uk/ls/dida.html
TES ICT staffroom discussion board – type DiDA as a key word
TES ICT staffroom discussion board

Resources – recommended:

Matchware Openmind / Mediator 9 / Openmind
http://www.matchware.net/en/dida/tut.htm
http://www.matchware.net/en/products/mediator/tutorial.htm
Birley Community College materials – £250 for very good SoW, ppts and word doc tasks
E-mail Asst Head of Birley Community College, Sheffield
Tutorials – free
http://www.dida-delivered.org/skillsgym/pupils/
Other:
Dida Course information and resources
http://www.didacourse.com/SPBs/index.html
Plenaries
http://www.reviseict.co.uk/dida/
Notre-Dame High School SoW
http://www.ndhs-sites.org.uk/ICT/AiDA/aida_sow/index.htm
Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
http://w1.qehs.net/moodle/course/view.php?id=332
web.mac.com/alongstaff

Sample Unit 1 Portfolios

http://fs.frederickgent.derbyshire.sch.uk/St01.rgammon/
http://www.mercatrix.co.uk
http://www.payne-gallway.co.uk/didaD201/Eportfolio/
MS Word www.payne-gallway.co.uk/didaD201/Eportfolio/index.htm
Making a banner image http://www.macromedia.com/support/dreamweaver/programs/mx_banner/
Marking your portfolio http://www.hartismere.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=426

Unit 1 – Using ICT – Resources

Advice on importing data to the database and finding the errors
TES database link
NWGL resources
http://www.dida-delivered.org/
Spreadsheet analysis example based on pilot media spb
XLParentsSurveyFin.xls
For fun
cida surfing link mpeg4

Sample Unit 2 Portfolios

Using MM Dreamweaver http://www.payne-gallway.co.uk/didad202/eportfolio/index.html

Applied GCE Resources

For Students:
See teacher files on intranet.
Password protected resources for all units at Link to Private Resources Area
year 12 mind maps about emerging technologies

AS UNIT 1 – ICT and Society
AS UNIT 2 – ICT and Organisations
http://www.cleo.net.uk/resources/displayframe.php?src=219/consultant_resources%2Fict%2Fapplied_video_p%2FThe videos look at: Cumberland Building Society / Next Generation Leisure / Lakeland Limited
AS UNIT 3 – Data Handling
Databases link
year 12 notes on DFDs and ERDs
year 12 Rydale Sports Centre study tasks.doc
A2 Unit 8 – Project Management
Project Management link
link to Y13 PM SoW
A2 UNIT 10 – Adv. Spreadsheet Design
Adv. Spreadsheet Design link
A2 UNIT 14 – Interactive Multimedia
Multimedia

For Teachers:
Birley Community College materials – £250 for very good SoW, ppts and word doc tasks
E-mail Asst Head of Birley Community College, Sheffield
Elearning tutors provide material for every unit of AGCE
http://www.elearningtutors.co.uk/gce.htm
A-level – ICT and Society Video Resource packs
http://www.holdsworth-associates.co.uk/ICT.149.0.html
Matchware tutorials
http://www.matchware.net/en/dida/tut.htm
http://www.vnuservices.co.uk – IT Week and Computing are delivered to us free. This was an offer to schools a while back and we have to renew our “subscription” annually.
http://www.theregister.co.uk – I also make regular used of The Register with Post 16 students  It has some articles that help; with Unit 1 especially. (The security section also helps with Unit 2.)

AQA student cover sheets
http://www.aqa.org.uk/admin/crf_appgce_2007.php
ICT downloads
http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceapplied/ict.php

Future Courses

New KS3
Programme of Study
http://www.qca.org.uk/secondarycurriculumreview/subject/ks3/ict/index.htm
New Level Descriptors
http://www.qca.org.uk/secondarycurriculumreview/subject/ks3/ict/planning/level-descriptors/index.htm
14-19 Diploma in Information Technology (IT)
http://www.e-skills.com/Qualifications-&-Training/IT-Diploma/1648Building a Globally Competitive IT Services Industry”.
http://www.e-skills.com/IT-Diploma/1673
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/leitch_review/review_leitch_index.cfm
Functional Skills in ICT
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/1419changes/functionalskills/overview.html
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/functionalskills/ict_level_2/index.html

Interactive Whiteboards

53 ideas of things to do with an IWB and research:
http://www.virtuallearning.org.uk/?s=interactive+whiteboards

Resources
http://www.think-bank.com/iwb/index.html includes blockbusters templates
http://www.fife-education.org.uk/ict_in_education/smartboard_links.htm

Misc

Online Stopwatch/Count-down Timer
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

Enquiring Minds
www.enquiringminds.org.uk

workyourproperhoursday
http://www.worksmart.org.uk/workyourproperhoursday/

ICT Fun
http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/ITfun/ – The teaching or learning aspect could be for the students to do an evaluation of these sites using a rubric or proforma
http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/EvalSoft/

Multimedia Assets and Resources –  Images, Audio, Video and Multimedia (* means best)

Animation Resources:

Hint: Use MS Office and search clipart for animations.

Animation
***http://www.sp-studio.de/ -southpark style characters with permission to use freely
***www.spriters-resource.com/
**www.everaldo.com/crystal
**http://www.gifs.netfree animated gifs. Insert them in mediator as a GIF animations.
*http://www.animation-central.com/main.htmAnother animated GIF site
*http://www.animationlibrary.com/free animations by subject
*http://www.gifanimations.comfree animations by subject
*http://www.heathersanimations.com/free animations by subject
http://www.flipz.tv/flash avitars to ‘speak’ your audio – use sparingly…

Audio Resources:

Music Clips
TV theme music  – http://www.televisiontunes.com
http://freeplaymusic.com/ terms and conditions here http://freeplaymusic.com/licensing/termsofuse.php

Sounds
Try googling “sound” with another word eg. “Animal” “Instrument” “Weather”
**FindSounds.com
*http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/
www.wavcentral.com
http://www.findsounds.com/types.html

Text to Speech online recorder
http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

Sound Loops
**http://beaterator.rockstargames.com/beaterator.html
*http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/products/sdml/sdml.asp – online
super duper music looper – need to record ‘live’ using sound recorder or similar
*http://www.flashkit.com/loops/ – freeware music loops
http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/
http://www.archive.org/details/audio
http://search.creativecommons.org/
http://www.icompositions.com/
http://www.macjams.com/
http://mixere.sourceforge.net/open source software to mix music tracks

Sound effects
findsounds.com/
A1soundeffects.com
www.stonewashed.net
http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.html
http://www.webplaces.com/html/sounds.htm
http://www.koumis.com/soundfx.htm
http://www.grsites.com/sounds/
http://www.matthawkins.co.uk/index.php?module=PostWrap&page=static_pages/sound_fx_index.php
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/index.php
http://audio.lgfl.org.uk/ – Backing tracks (6500) for DV presentations can be found on the RBC Audio Network site (you have to connect from school)

Image Resources:

Picture Search Engines

Clipart
http://www.shambles.net/pages/school/clipart/
**http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/clipart/default.aspx – allowed for CiDA use. What is really useful is the tagging of the pics so if you don’t initially find what you are looking for just look at the subject tags when you preview a picture and follow them. They have a huge selection of great visual metaphors – search for ‘metaphors’.
**http://www.free-clipart.net/index.html – lots of clipart
http://clipart.peirceinternet.com/
http://www.PDPhoto.org/
http://www.openphoto.net/
http://www.sxc.hu/
*http://www.openclipart.org/cgi-bin/navigate – totally free but currently limited
*www.clipart-graphics.net – links to free clipart sites BUT no search facilities – you have to zero in in the category that you require
*http://www.hasslefreeclipart.com/ – OK – avoid search box as this takes you to a pay for clipart site…
http://www.flamingtext.com/ – poor – no search facilities – you have to zero in in the category that you require
http://creative.gettyimages.com/source/home/home.aspx?country=gbr
http://www.image.google.com – you know it well – but remember, very few of the images you find will be copyright free… do *not* use for CiDA work…
http://everaldo.com/crystal/ – icons

Free Photos**http://www.morguefile.com – top rated site – lots of free very high quality photos – e-mail your thanks to the photographer and acknowledge the site
**http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ – top rated site which explains clearly about the different licences available.  Go to the advanced search page, and tick the box to search for photos with a Creative Commons licence.
**http://www.sxc.hu/index.html
www.picfindr.com
*www.freeimages.co.uk top rated site – lots of free high quality photos – just need to join with an e-mail address and acknowledge the site
*http://gallery.e2bn.net – top rated site – All the resources in this Gallery have been provided freely for Educational use only. These ARE NOT copyright free: the copyright in the resource is retained by the resource owner and any commercial use is explicitly excluded.
*http://pics4learning.com/ – top rated site – very easy to navigate – free for education use http://www.stockvault.net/gallery/ – good site – The photos MAY be used freely for personal, educational* and non-profit projects.
http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp – good site – Our educational policy is as follows: Students may use our images in their own work. A credit to © Ian Britton – FreeFoto.com is required.
http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/index.php – OK site – Free high resolution images, textures, backgrounds, illustrations, digital art and stock photos for use in both personal and commercial design projects.
http://gallery.hd.org – mainly science pictures – free for education use
http://creative.gettyimages.com/source/home/home.aspx?country=gbr – very complicated rights… suggest don’t bother… http://www.corbispro.com – but costs… a 2Mb picture royalty free is £60+

Multimedia Resources

Examples of interactive multimedia storybooks:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
www.starfall.com/
www.ruben.govt.nz/page/ruben_9.php
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/
www.starfall.com/n/level-c/greek-myths/load.htm?f
www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/html/fiction/bigbook.htm
www.storybookonline.net/article.aspx?Article=The_Enchanted_Forest
www.asiabigtime.com/storybooks/aki_menu.html
www.storyplace.org/preschool/other.asp
www.mightybook.com/MightyBook_free/Free_Stories_and_Songs.html

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/highlights/index.html– Space and science related multimedia assets.
www.quikmaps.com – Want to add a map? Add information points and routes.  Excellent to demonstrate HTML use to all KS’s.  Just add code to text boxes to change font etc. [From PamCoz on the dida forum].
http://www.shambles.net/multimedia/index.htm – Index to all sorts:
http://www.backgroundcity.com/ – Absolutely free backgrounds for web sites
http://www.oswd.org/ – free web design ideas

Text Resources

www.virtuallastchapter.com which has a very good resource page for free fonts, embedding web fonts (WEFT) etc
http://www.1001fonts.com/font_details.html?font_id=1224 – Font SF Cartoonist Hand and SF Cartoonist Hand SC
http://www.k-type.com/fontlexia.html – Font: Lexia Readable is a font specifically designed for good readability without the excessive informality of Comic Sans.

Video Resources

http://www.archive.org/ – An American site, but all sorts of assets – including old newsreels and 78 records
http://www.arkiveeducation.org
http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/gateway/index.html – Moving Image Gateway
http://audio.lgfl.org.uk/ – Backing tracks (6500) for DV presentations can be found on the RBC Audio Network site (have to connect from school)
www.jumpcut.com allows on-line movie editing and includes movies that can be remixed. A lot of the clips are around the 60sec + mark.  Have a go yourself (pupils will like this one). [From PamCoz on the dida forum]
http://learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/onfilm/archive.htm
http://www.open-video.org
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/ – Film archive – but the school has to register.
http://secret.oucs.ox.ac.uk/dv/film.html – Oxford Learning Technologies Group
http://www.shapesoftime.net/pages/viewpage.asp?uniqid=806 – Pathe News link
http://www.bestofgooglevideo.com/

Multimedia Techniques and Examples- Animation, Audio, Design, Images, Multimedia, Quizzes, Storyboarding and Video (* means best)

Animation Techniques:
http://www.teach-ict.com/software/flash/graphics/tracing.html – tracing outlines
http://www.makemovies.co.uk/ http://www.makemovies.co.uk/links/links_frame.htm – Animation links
http://www.cartoonster.com/nothing to do with CiDA but how to draw animations
http://makemovies-animation.blogspot.com/
Flash 4 Tutorials
http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/tutorials/flash/index.php3
http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/articles/flash/flash_intro.html, http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/99/34/index3a.htmltwo simple lessons
http://www.myulverston.co.uk/flashlessons/square_circle1.html
http://www.flashmagazine.com/943.htm
http://www.flashperfection.com/tutorials/The-importance-of-Symbols-and-how-they-work-Flash-4–95710.html
http://www.flashperfection.com/tutorials/The-Magic-of-MovieClips-Flash-4–96508.html
http://www.flashbible.com/
Advanced
http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/tutorials/adflash/index.php3
http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/99/26/index1a_page2.html?tw=multimediatop tips Flash 4 example downloads http://www.leconcombre.com/board/dl/us/downloadflas0us.html
http://www.leconcombre.com/board/flashtutorial/us/flashmaniacs0us.html

Animation Examples:
**http://www.southaxholme.doncaster.sch.uk/Departments/animations/page1/animpage1.htmexcellent examples – Look at ‘wrigglers’ on page 2 of the examples **http://www.moock.org/moockmarks/index.pl?12
http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfmhigher order flash examples Flash 4 examples
http://www.tygh.co.uk/menu.html – including walking example http://www.tygh.co.uk/resources/
http://www.tygh.co.uk/students/ http://www.tygh.co.uk/templates1/index.html – templates
http://tech-head.com/dstory.htm

Audio Techniques:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/82215 – How to Increase the Maximum Recording Time in the Sound Recorder Utility
http://unesco.uiah.fi/ydc-book/
Audacity links
**http://www.bteducation.org/img/lib/dialogics/schoolradio/index.htm
http://tre.ngfl.gov.uk/server.php?request=cmVzb3VyY2UuZnVsbHZpZXc%3D&resourceId=12901
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/1-0-0-0_good_practice/gp-how-to/gp_howto_audacity.htm
http://ferl.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?resID=3D16394
http://del.icio.us/joedale/audacity

Design Techniques
**Good Design Sites
http://www.wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html – colour wheel
http://www.thepcmanwebsite.com/logo_creator.shtml
Recommended books Robin Williams “The Non-Designer’s Design Book” *Robin Williams “Robin Williams Design Workshop” *Robin Williams “The Non-Designer’s Web Design Book” includes this web link: www.virtuallastchapter.com which has a very good resource page for free fonts, embedding web fonts
(WEFT) etc Tutorials:
http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/designprinciples/a/principlesintro.htm
http://www.graphicdesign.about.com
http://www.markboulton.co.uk/journal/comments/five_simple_steps_to_designing_with_colour/

Image Techniques:
*http://www.guide2elements.com/?snap_cms/displayTemplate&t=editable/Guide_to_Elements_Intro_5
http://www.guide2elements.com/index.php?snap_cms/displayTemplate&t=editable/El5_videosvideos for Elements 5
*http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselementsbasics/Photoshop_Elements_Basic_Tutorials.htm
*http://www.tasi.ac.uk/index.html
*http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselements/ photo-shop elements tutorials
http://www.photoshopsupport.com/elements/tutorials.html – the one stop photo-shop elements website
http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/training.html#tutorials – PS Elements tutorials
http://www.good-tutorials.com/100s of photoshop tutorials
http://graphicssoft.about.com/c/ec/1.htm8 week photoshop course
http://www.macromedia.com/support/dreamweaver/programs/mx_banner/ – Using MM Fireworks to create a banner

Multimedia  Techniques

The two recommended text books for Multimedia (1st year university)
Multimedia, making it work (6th ED.) Tay Vaughan. Dust or Magic, Bob Hughes http://www.dustormagic.net/Book.html including first chapter online http://www.dustormagic.net/DorMbook/DorM2007Preface.htmllatest preface Also
*http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Programs/ud.htmlprinciples of good multimedia design
*http://www.mymediator.com/en/default.htmMediator Tutorials
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MultimediaDefinitions
http://www.kidzonline.org/Flash Tutorials
http://www.video-animation.com/Flash Tutorials
http://www.jessett.com/web_sites/usability/navigation.shtml#panel ideas for navigation of web sites
http://www.webstyleguide.com/site/basic_structures.htmlideas about information structure
http://developers.evrsoft.com/article/web-design/design-tips/index.shtmlDesign tips
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2170436/per-cent-websites-fail-disabled
SIMILE: Studies In Media & Information Literacy Education

Multimedia examples
**http://www.heppell.net/bva/
*http://journalism.berkeley.edu/multimedia/rocks/
http://www.startribune.com/localheroes
Using Mediator Examples:
http://www.mymediator.com/en/default.htm

Quizzes
Hot Potatoes from Half-baked software http://hotpot.uvic.ca/index.htm – hot potatoes home page / click on downloads to get version 6 self installer (8.49Mb) http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/hotpot/register.htm – you need to register to create more than 2 questions.  It’s free, but requires an e-mail address to send the password to.
http://hotpot.uvic.ca/howto/mcquestion.htm – how to write good multiple-choice questions
http://www.jmadden.info/Hot_Potatoes.htm – look for multiple-choice tutorial Mediator 8 from Matchware http://www.matchware.net/en/dida/tut.htm http://www.matchware.com/en/dida/tut_files/formalAnswer/video.htm – videos of techniques
Quiz examples
http://www.quiz-zone.co.uk/browsequizzes.html
Phone Bore Green Machine Personality Quiz

Storyboarding
*http://journalism.berkeley.edu/multimedia/course/storyboarding/ – storyboarding
*http://portals.studentnet.edu.au/literacy/Minisites/SCEGGSDarlinghurstrevised/preproduction/storyboardex.htm – example storyboard
*http://www.uncc.edu/webcourse/sb/sample3.htm – using storyboarding cards
*http://www.thestoryboardartist.com/moviethumbpage.html – professional drawn storyvboards
http://www.payne-gallway.co.uk/bookresources.aspx?isbn=1904467938&mode=2
http://www.uncc.edu/webcourse/sb/storyboard.htm
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/adrian_mallon_multimedia/story.htman introduction to storyboarding

Text Techniques
www.virtuallastchapter.comwhich has a very good resource page for free fonts, embedding web fonts (WEFT) etc

Video Techniques:

***Digital Video [Across the Curriculum]
***Media Production from Windsor Boys School
*** http://www.teachnetuk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/ICT-DV_%20for_Teachers/DVsite/index.html
**http://www.videohelp.com
*http://journalism.berkeley.edu/multimedia/tutorials/shooting_tips/ – how to shoot better video clips
http://portals.studentnet.edu.au/literacy/Minisites/SCEGGSDarlinghurstrevised/vliteracy/shots.htm – Camera shots
www.jumpcut.com allows on-line movie editing and includes movies that can be remixed.
http://www.learnblog.net/ict/2006/08/09/news-video-unit-for-ks3/Example video and online lesson plans click here
http://www.shapesoftime.net/pages/viewpage.asp?uniqid=806Pathe News link www.techcrunch.com/2007/11/22/the-secret-strategies-behind-many-viral-videos

Video examples
Alan Bennett examples from Apple:
http://www.apple.com/uk/education/ilife/examples/history.html
http://www.apple.com/uk/education/ilife/examples/literacy.html
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0713488387/qid%3D1142544143/sr%3D8-12/ref%3Dpd%5Fka%5F12/026-5556193-9960401
British Pathe projects from all ten English RBCs on the Shapes of Time website at
http://www.shapesoftime.net/pages/viewpage.asp?uniqid=352
http://www.lgfl.net/lgfl/accounts/content/web/Projects/British%20Pathe%20on%20LGfL/BP%20LGFL%20projects/
http://www.lgfl.net/lgfl/leas/harrow/web/COMMUNITIES/Harrow%20VL%20Community/resources/Harrow%20Visual%20Literacy%20Home%20Page/home/ – Visual literacy from Primary schools using the excellent Digital Blue cameras.
Film trailers
http://www.movie-list.com/ http://movies.yahoo.com/trailers Star Wars Kid: go to www.youtube.com and search for the ‘Star Wars Kid’.  Watch the original, then watch some of the derivatives. [From PamCoz on the dida forum]
http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dhn2vcv5_6tv55j7g9 – using video clips for learning

Website Examples
http://www.fourdegreeswest.co.uk/index.htm

Presentations and Visual Literacy

Presentation Techniques
*http://duramecho.com/ComputerInformation/HowToDoPowerpointAnimations.html
*http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/21stcent/presenttips.html powerpoint tips Multimedia instructional ppts
http://www.tilttv.blogspot.com/

Presentation Discussion
www.sociablemedia.com/articles_dispute.htm – avoid chart junk, overuse of bulleted lists, reliance on built in animation/templates etc
http://www.presentationzen.com/Garr Reynolds fantastic blog on presentation styles. Get loads of ideas from here and pointers to the theories underpinning succesful speaking (eg Richard Mayer’s Multimedia Learning)

Good Presentation examples
(thanks to Naacetalk – Ian Usher, Roger Davies and Martin Owen and the Dec 2007 strand on presentation styles)
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/187Larry Lessig talking about creativity
http://identity20.com/media/OSCON2005/Sxip CEO Dick Hardt on the need for single digital identity and shamelessly borrowing Lessig’s style
Virtually any talk by Steve Jobs (search the Apple website)
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/92?gclid=CIq8qqHuopACFQwwlAodAS0GHA
Another absolutely stunning TED presentation where visualising complex information is the subject is by Hans Rosling
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/resources/
http://www.issen.org.uk/PPoint_files/Gravity.ppt
http://www.issen.org.uk/PPoint_files/Pressure.ppt
http://tre.ngfl.gov.uk/uploads/materials/5101/excel.ppt
http://www.oup.co.uk/oxed/secondary/frameworkscience/powerpoints/

Bad Presentation examples
Presentations done by Bill Gates (just search for videos of any of his product launches).

Visual Literacy Alan November’s Internet Grammer
http://www.anovember.com/Default.aspx?tabid=159&action=cat&lcl=2&parentID=56
http://novemberlearning.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=98&Itemid=93finding out provenance of sites
Diane Lewis Consulting
http://www.dianelewisconsulting.com/uk#tools
http://www.dianelewisconsulting.com/science.htm
Mind Mapping links
http://www.ami.ac.uk/courses/topics/0101_mmp/
Mind Mapping links – Buzan
www.iMindMap.com
Misinformation sites
http://www.dianelewisconsulting.com/csilinks.htm
http://www.tomsnyder.com/enews/articles/2002-09-A.asp
Spatial Literacy
http://www.spatial-literacy.org/esocietyprofiler/
Visual Literacy
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/21stcent/visual.html Web Quests
http://www.allaboutexplorers.com/

Project Management

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_management
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/School:Project_Management

Resources – specific
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Web_Design/An_introduction_to_Project_Management
http://www.microupdate.net/cms/doc/PrinceII.html – PrinceII wiki
http://www.hraconsulting-ltd.co.uk/project-management-book-0001.htm – Example online book
http://www.bized.ac.uk/educators/16-19/business/production/index.htm – Critical Path examples

Resources – general
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-040Spring-2004/Syllabus/ – more Courses from the MIT OCW project – click here
http://www.projectreference.com/ – Colombia University site

Project Management Case Study Examples
http://www.bized.ac.uk/educators/16-19/business/production/lesson/project1.htm
http://www.pmforum.org/library/cases/index.htm
http://infogoal.com/pmc/pmcprj.htm
http://www.egov4dev.org/riskfactor.htm
http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.5685
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk

Association for Project Management
http://www.apm.org.uk/

Free software
best first zoho projects
**GanttProject2Free – Project Management

OpenWorkbench http://www.iteamwork.com/cgi-bin/cgii/tw.page/overview.html – iteamwork – free web based PM software open to all team members with e-mail notification http://www.centraldesktop.com/pricing -Collaborative project work Other software
Plan from www.twiddlebit.com

Personal Organisation

**www.davidco.com/index.php – Get Things Done (GTD): Manage what you do, not time, information, or priorities… and buy the book(s) on amazon.
My Notes here and a summary chart here.
Other peoples’ views and tips:
http://merlin.blogs.com/43folders/2004/09/introducing_the.html
http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/03/introducing-the-hipster-pda/ – !!

Recommended Books
** Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management (DIT) – Mark Forster’s sensible alternative to GTD
** 7 Habits of Effective People” – Stephen Covey 0-684-85839-8 Outlines the seven habits – particularly good for time management – Notes*
*The Now Habit by Dr Neil Fiore

Resources for Teaching and Learning

http://www.epict.co.uk/cpd training for staff
http://www.bigbrownenvelope.co.uk/
http://tre.ngfl.gov.uk/
National Education Network www.nen.gov.uk
WebsiteAddressBook www.websiteaddressbook.co.uk
Teachers sharing ideas www.publishmenow.co.uk

Searching the Web

Search Engines www.Google.com – click on advanced search – Try Without / Exact Phrase / Date / Specific Domain and Google image size. http://www.google.com/help/basics.html and http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/topic.py?topic=351 See also Google Tips
www.ask.com www.retrevo.com – offers different categories
www.pagebull.com – Thumbnail Search engine Meta-Crawlers www.dogpile.com www.metacrawler.com
Finding out about web sites 1. Type links:wwwyourwebsite into google 2. Look for latest date on web pages 3. www.whois.net
UK Further education ICT and research the Internet Tutorial http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/tutorial/ict
David Novak approach – http://spireproject.com/
Using the Internet for different subjects
http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/
Yahoo Search Marketing http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/rc/srch/intro101.php
There are four main image search engines: Use any of these for images for use in School:- *http://www.picsearch.com/ – top rated – Use this for finding images which are clearly labelled with their owner – then e-mail the site owner for permission – do NOT use for CiDA work unless you have permission. http://images.google.com/ http://images.search.yahoo.com/ http://www.ask.com/?o=312#subject:img|pg:1 Other image search engines link to these see http://www.tasi.ac.uk/resources/searchengines.html http://www.tasi.ac.uk/advice/using/finding.html -Tutorial about searching for images http://www.tasi.ac.uk/advice/using/pdf/finding.pdf

The Wayback Engine – http://web.archive.org/web/

Relational rather than ranking algorithms (Google et al) : http://clusty.com/

Spreadsheets

**http://www.teach-ict.com/software/excel/excel.htm – video tutorials Excel IF Statements, Part II: Nesting Functions
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=242

Tutorials and Troubleshooting

http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page If you are able to download podcasts, there are loads of subjects covered which allow you to learn via podcasts and/or linked websites. http://www.fife-education.org.uk – choose ICT in Education then Self Tutorials in ICT. Help sheets to suit a teacher wishing to look at just a specific feature of say,PowerPoint, such as custom animation where the teacher doesn’t have the time to devote to following a course. More Tutorials at **http://www.happymanuals.co.uk – free office tutorials etc
http://www.w3schools.com/ http://www.ourbrisbane.com/community/online/skills/ – Basic Computer skills www.new-media-learning.org and click the ‘Teaching With ICT’ button.
http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/ http://www.intelligentedu.com/cat1.html http://classes.cnet.com/?tag=navtab http://www.qoolsqool.com/ http://www.glencoe.com/ps/computered/pas/index.php4 – free computer courses
http://www.oculture.com/weblog/2006/10/itunes_learn_fo.htmlFrench and other language podcasts
http://alison.comfree training resources

Trouble shooting
http://www.tech-archive.net/

Touch Typing Free Typing Skills **http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ *http://www.aw.nu/sebran/index_eng.asp http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/ http://www.goodtyping.com/ http://www.typeonline.co.uk/
Recommended to buy http://www.iota.co.uk/touchtype/ http://www.kaz-type.com/

Wikis and VLEs

VLEs
http://nstoneit.com/?p=63 – Dan Needlestone’s blog on VLEs
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39284874,00.htm?user_rating=1

http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk/research/algarve_dec07.htm – 5 steps

Year 11 Wikis
http://llsict11c.pbwiki.com/
http://llsict11d.pbwiki.com/
http://llsict12d.pbwiki.com/

 

Y12wikilatest

 

Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org

pbwiki www.pbwiki.com Help forum http://forums.pbwiki.com/search.php Tutorial http://aiki.pbwiki.com/PBwiki%20Userguide Wiki styles http://yummy.pbwiki.com/WikiStyle

This wiki may be of use to you:
http://onewisdom.pbwiki.com/WhatsaWiki especially the resources at the end.

I am not a wiki expert but I have done a search on two blogs of America’s two most wired up teachers – it may take you some time to read through all these blog entries but it is highly focused and this shows you the power of using such resources.

Here are some more:
http://www.teachinghacks.com/?s=wikis
http://weblogg-ed.com/index.php?s=wikis&submit=Search

I have a blog too – here are two references to wikis in them:
http://elgg.net/leoncych/weblog/129405.html
http://elgg.net/leoncych/weblog/129197.html

That last one has a reference and link to a video of Jimmy Wales talking about the founding of Wikipedia.
http://ia300829.eu.archive.org/1/items/HowardRheingoldIFTFStanfordHumanitiesLabJimmyWales/wales.mov
I know that this is a lot of info to sift through (and watch) but I can’t help you more than that as I am up to deadline on the new Coming of Age booklet about Video as an educational resource.

http://www.bettshow.com/page.cfm/Action=Seminars/t=m/goSection=2/trackLogID=
976814_5898795E62

http://www.rm.com/contactus/Questionnaire.asp?cref=Q1332120&ReducedHeader=1&srcurl=dd123

Level 1 – Out and About (2009 issue)
http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/D101_0909/html/SPB101Index.htm
Level 2 – Out and About (2009 issue)http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/D201_0909/html/SPB201Index.htm
Out and About Walkthroughs and support notes:
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/dida/spb/0909/Pages/Unit1.aspx

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