Monday, July 20, 2009
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
(Although I am finding the photographic memory one a bit hard to believe... anyone seen where I put my car keys??)
The first thing you need to do is to download a free browser Mozilla Firefox. Personally i have ditched Internet Explorer altogether. IE is not the best browser, it just comes bundled with Windows and Bill Gates has already got into big trouble for his anticompetitive strategies of not making IE separate from Windows. I was having problems with IE accepting my cookies (no cookie monster) and so I downloaded Mozilla Firefox, a free, open source browser. Firefox looks not unlike IE, so it is no real change, although you may notice that Firefox crashes less often. (I haven't had one crash so far) It is perfectly ok to run both browsers if you wish, they don't conflict with each other in any way.
Then download a Firefox add on, Downloadhelper.
It puts a button on your tool bar that becomes animated when video content is on the screen.
Then you visit whatever site with embedded video content. You click the drop down menu next to the pretty button and choose which video you wish and voila! Firefox's download manager starts downloading the file! Nicely named whatever youtube called it!
Make sure you place it on your school server for all staff to access.
Friday, July 3, 2009
My picks for today
BBC Memory Documentary
The Invaluable Potato
The Problems of Sustainable Fishing (BBC)
The Brain - Memory
However there are plenty of docos that can bring maths to life. i have already blogged about N is a Number, How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer and Dangerous Knowledge.
Here is a multipart documentary by the BBC..The Story of Maths
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Then to youtube and selected upload.. and voila, my first youtube. Just click on the embedded product below.
I always pause youtubes at the start as I have sluggish broadband, then wait for them to load to watch in a continuous uninterrupted stream.
Methylated Spirits Rocket...
BBC Horizon - Genie (Deprived Girl)
BBC Horizon - Human vs 2.0
Arthur C Clark - Fractals, the Colours of Infinity
Most of the Universe is Missing
The World According to Monsanto
God on the Brain
The Oil Crash
Nanotechnology : The Dark Secret of Hendrich Schon
What on Earth is wrong with Gravity?
How Kevin Bacon cured Cancer
BBC series: The Human Mind - Get Smart
Here are some things I have watched of late and would certainly appreciate hearing of any other documentaries.
Daniel Tammut - the boy with the amazing brain
Fermat's Last Theorem
N is a number (Paul Erdos)
The End of Oil
The Secret Life of the Brain
Who killed the Electric Car
On Google Video they don't have a size requirement so you can watch the whole documentary
Sicko (Michale Moore on the US health system)
Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
Happy watching! Start with Absolute Zero... it is excellent!
Of coourse you could just visit my favourite youtube user New Scientist or How Stuff Works Video
EVERY TEACHER SHOULD BE USING YOUTUBE.
*Show students everything... anything!
*Are you being asked to teach something beyond your field of expertise?
*Don't know how to use web 2.0 tools?
*What to know, see or understand ANYTHING?
Type in the youtube search box and see for yourself.