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Scratch Palleja

Posted in Citilab-Cornellà, Eugeni Catalán, news, Scratch, technology, UrbanLabs 08 with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2008 by Chris

Scratch Project

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After visiting Citilab to attend UrbanLabs, I told Eugeni Catalán about some of the things they do there – including the project using Scratch to introduce programming to kids. Eugeni checked it out and is setting up a course in his town. Read more here (in Catalan).


Ubiquity Prototype Offers a Natural Language Web Command Line

Posted in news, technology with tags , , on August 27, 2008 by Chris

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Mars Phoenix has landed (on Twitter)

Posted in news, technology on June 18, 2008 by Chris

I remember rushing home breathlessy every day from school to follow the Apollo X11 moon landing on our dodgy old black & white telly. Technology has moved on and now it’s posssible to follow the exploits of Mars Phoenix all over the internet including on Twitter. Amy Gahran explains here how Mars Phoenix talks to her

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I bet my mum blames the freaky weather on it though

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Sclipo: broadcast your skills

Posted in news, technology on June 12, 2008 by Chris

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I have been an English teacher in Spain for 15 years and have spent the last two of those years trying to find a way to take my teaching online – and I think I may have found it in Sclipo

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Bearing the motto “Broadcast Your Skills”, Barcelona based Sclipo is an educational video site with a difference – it features “Sclipo Live” which enables teachers and students to find each other and do classes using the sclipo interface – yes, no difficult downloads or installation required, and cross-platform compatibility.

They have recently added integration with tubemogul, so it’s easy to upload your how-to vids but it’s the class part I’m really interesed in. Definately one to keep your eye on.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Gamer?

Posted in news, technology with tags , , , , , , , on October 18, 2007 by Chris

According to the Guardian the Establishment wants to recruit gamers – what would Smiley say?

Digital telly switchover

Posted in news with tags , , , on October 17, 2007 by Chris

The Guardian reports on the UK’s digital tv switherooni here