Posts Tagged With ‘BECTA’
Links for February 2nd
BBC – Science & Nature – Robots – Techlab
Flash games and building tutorials for making robots. Quite nice.
BBC NEWS | In Depth | Artificial intelligence | Timeline: Real robots
Just doing some research before next term’s robotics course.
Next Generation Learning Charter
From January 2009, Becta is offering all English schools the opportunity to make a public commitment to providing better learning opportunities through the effective use of technology.
YouTube – John Cleese about the importance of creativity
worth a look
Versus CluClu Land: How it is that Games Teach you Things
my holiday was spent with games on the opposite ends of the spectrum: World of Goo’s patient instruction versus Shiren’s school of hard knocks. And despite their different approaches I felt that each, in their own way, did credit to the core competence of games as a medium: inspiring the pleasure of finding things out.
Kodu – Microsoft Research
“Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox”
Text 2 Mind Map ? The text-to-mind-map converter
This is great – it takes a structured list of words or sentences, interprets it, and draws a mind map out of them. V handy for classes.
Links for January 13th
Becta excludes Vista, Office – again
Looks like BECTA are trying to make parents more aware of Open Source equivalents to Microsoft. And it looks like they’re talking sense.