The connection to the devices has now ended. All three devices need returning to O2…. But, due to your efforts during this trial, the school now plans to purchase these devices to extend the trial and to give other students and staff the opportunity of using them in education. Would you like to take part […]
AROUNDER gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens. Each issue contains a series of interesting panoramas giving you a full immersive view of the cities. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area. Every issue also links to local merchants with virtual tours of hotels, restaurants, spas and stores.
With Arounder, you can also take a 3D Virtual tour of the Moon too!
And… there’s more. Arounder have also released an iPhone/ iTouch APP.
ArounderTouch puts the whole wide world in your hands
Created by VRWay Communication, ArounderTouch now brings Award winning Virtual Reality Panoramas from Arounder.comto your iPhone ands iPod touch. Pre-plan your travels by experiencing up-close the historical cathedrals, renowned art museums, majestic landmarks, glorious mountain-top vistas as well as those local cafes, shops and quiet places that make each city unique. Through vivid virtual exploring, you can time travel to a location without taking a step.
Read newspapers from all parts of the globe. Find newspapers and use via an IWB for class/ lesson activities. Print copies of text for teaching and learning resources. Direct students to this site for interactive exploration:
The learning mode and preparing a study plan for a given day,
The option of creating new courses by users,
Thanks to the SuperMemo application for iPhone users can define and create their own multimedia courses, based on the exercises of their own design. With your own courses you can study the materials you have created yourself, making use of the advantages of the SuperMemo method.
The course editor allows users to define various types of pages: the chapter and presentation pages, and also the question and answer, fill the gaps and multiple choice exercise pages. The editing process in itself is supported with many tools which simplify creating, editing and transferring exercises within the course structure. A user-made course is available only on the iPhone it has been defined for.
The SuperMemo courses support your learning efforts by creating your personal study plan for a given day. It includes the number of repetitions, the material you possibly need to revise and the new material.
The fast learning courses are based on the SuperMemo revising method. When you solve an exercise, the application checks if the answer is correct and, at the same time, shows the auto-grade buttons. Users can choose their own grade and the application calculates the date of the next revision using the abovementioned algorithm of repetitions.
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Radio Lingua learning materials put you in control of your language-learning and help you learn where, when and how you want.
We have a huge range of materials including materials for learners of Spanish, French,German, Italian,English, and many other languages. Our materials are aimed at independent learners of all ages: all you need to learn another language with us is access to the internet and some enthusiasm! You can learn wherever you want to, at a time that suits you. By using an iPod or an mp3 player you can take your learning with you – learning with podcasts allows you to learn a language on the move. Radio Lingua language-learning podcasts are not simply lists of words for you to listen and repeat: each episode is a real lesson with an experienced teacher and/or native speaker speaking directly to you, the learner. You’ll be guided through the lessons and build your confidence in no time.
LangID is the quickest way to retrieve informations about a language you don’t know.
Most of the free translations services available online ask you to select the language you want to translate a text from. This means that if you don’t know what language it is you can not translate it in your language
Using LangID you can understand in which language a text was written and then use an external service to translate it. We provide the current English name of the language, the ISO code and an icon rapresenting the flag of one of the countries this language is spoken in
You can query our service directly writing the text, uploading a file, sending a mail o tweeting us @langidbot. We will soon provide even identification via link.
italki.com is a free language learning website where you can find everything you need to learn a language online. italki applies Web 2.0 concepts, such as social networking, user-generated content, and crowdsourcing, to language learning. italki is home to a global community of language learners representing over 90 languages worldwide. This website is one of the first social networks focused on learning foreign languages and continues to be an innovator in this space with features such as multimedia chat, socially-driven questions and answers, open-source file sharing, and collaborative knowledge-based wikis.
Parlo Inc. was founded to meet the immense but underserved global demand for language learning: over 1.2 billion people are studying foreign languages today. Working with a team of top technologists and educators, The company developed Parlo’s Virtual Immersion TM approach. Using the interactivity of the Internet, Virtual Immersion TM surrounds learners with realistic, practical and fun information about the language and culture they’re studying, replicating the study abroad experience online. Customers and media around the world agree that Parlo’s online courses and e-mail lessons are uniquely effective and flexible. At Parlo, real-world learning means real-life success.
busuu.com is an innovative online community for learning languages.
We have personally suffered from the traditional way to learn a new language which we always found expensive, difficult and boring.
Therefore, we decided to create a new concept of language learning by offering you the following advantages:
Learn from native speakers: Learn directly from native speakers of the busuu.com community via our integrated video-chat application! By doing so you can practice your language skills in a live conversation.
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Learn for free: busuu.com can be used completely for free! However, you have the option to pay a minimal monthly fee to become a Premium Member. With that Premium Membership you gain access to additional functionalities and more material.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Our online learning system is so easy to use, you’ll see incredible results after just one lesson!
It’s the easiest way to learn a foreign language!
Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you’ll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations. You’ll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you’ll learn how to communicate.
Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at. Exposed, on ‘think you know’ […]
Sat in our office one day watching manufacturers demonstrate exciting new technology, we felt like we were in a sci-fi film, wearing 3D glasses. We all jumped as this skeleton’s bony fingers reached out of the projector screen. It was the first time we’d seen a 3D Ready projector. We learnt about multi-touch touchscreens, 3 […]
Time and performance management have become a growing concern for teachers and leaders within the education sector in recent years. In the light of ongoing changes throughout the education sector and with increasing budget cuts, these concerns, more than ever, need to be addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner. A visit to many of […]
Ensuring successful and beneficial communication between school and home has always been a hurdle; time consuming and often ineffective in accomplishing the parental involvement that can be the key to driving achievement in students. BETT 2011 was a platform for visitors to explore communication tools on offer in order to solve this issue. Though it […]
As one of the most highly regarded education events, BETT has always been proud to host innovative product launches from exhibitors, and 2011 was no exception. To help schools save money, enhance instruction and boost student learning and engagement, PolyVision introduced a new all-in-one interactive whiteboard solution, which offers a low total cost of ow […]
It’s almost the end of the school year, or maybe your local district has already released for summer. In either event, teachers all around are reflecting upon the school year. What went well? What will I change for next year? Perhaps you’re already planning for your next group of students! The summer months (or weeks, as in my district!) are a sacred time in […]
Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing, shares the best kind of preview for ISTE 2013 - five amusing but commonsense tips on how to make the most of this conference. […]