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The Mighty Knitting Challenge.

Take a look at the latest nitrome.com game Scribble

Check out Sumation Explorer it's is a free file and storage management tool

It's fantastic.

If you're looking for some very handy utils then take a look at donationcoder.com it's full of fantastic stuff.


DVD Cover

I have just seen the movie an inconvenient truth and it was fasinating. Although I had some idea about the impact of global warming the images in this movie were still astounding. If you can see it (or order the dvd) I would recommend it to everyone.


Nike+ IPod = Surveillance
If you enhance your workout with the new Nike+ iPod Sport Kit, you may be making yourself a surveillance target.

A report from four University of Washington researchers to be released Thursday reveals that security flaws in the new RFID-powered device from Nike and Apple make it easy for tech-savvy stalkers, thieves and corporations to track your movements. more



VLEs: Pedagogy and Implementation, the theory and practice of learning platforms and virtual learning environments

Date: 16 - 19 October, 2006

Location: Internet - this is an online conference


Monday, June 17 2006
Start my new job at with ACUonline

Friday, June 16, 2006 5:17 AM

A new email discussion list has been launched today (Thursday, June 15, 2006) for teacher
educators: tednet@edna.edu.au
The teacher educator network (tednet) will be an Australian network of people involved in teacher education, pre-service teacher education, and professional development for teachers.

Join tednet@edna.edu.au in one of 2 ways:
1. Visit http://www.lists.edna.edu.au/lists/lists/listabout?list=tednet
and click on Subscribe

2. send an email to join-tednet@edna.edu.au

In both cases subscribers will be required to confirm this subscription
by email.

The discussion list aims to provide a network of contacts for
* tertiary lecturers involved in teacher education and pre-service

* people in State Education Departments, and non-public systems involved
pre-service education, and teacher professional development
* other providers of professional development for teachers

Yours sincerely

Kerrie Smith
Communications Officer
EdNA Services

What is the purpose of ratemyteachers.com?
The purpose of the site is to be a resource for students. Where else can you find out what others think of an instructor? Is he/she a good teacher, do they challenge you, are they fair? When you have the option of choosing a teacher, wouldn't you really like some information? It also gives you, the user, a place to voice your opinion. It gives you a place to make a difference in your education.


See the FAQ at



Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
Doug Larson

High-quality learning materials not only provide learners with the opportunity to interact with the information but also highlight additional pathways for them. These online materials can also open further pathways by linking to the potentially vast array of other resources available electronically and thus help to foster the development of key information literacy skills needed.

Online learning Research readings
Edited by Hugh Guthrie
October 12, 2005


April 27, 2006

Take a look at this simple game from Miniclips.com


XRaYe Game from Miniclips.com


Try Atomic Learning's Free tutorial series on Windows® Movie Maker 2.

Windows Movie Maker 2 lets you create, edit, and share your movies right on your PC. It's easy to use, yet it provides powerful capabilities that rival those of expensive computer editing packages.

A Night with Cory Doctorow

Tuesday 18 April 2006 - 7.30pm
ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne

18+ Exempt from Classification
Tickets: $15 / $13 conc
Special Thanks to the Australian Film Commission for supporting this event.


February 16, 2006 5:53 AM

Take a look at this site it's amazing!


February 9, 2006 3:00 am

And Flash paper in a quest to find a working replacement for Acrobat.

Wow finally I have found a way to create a PDF with working Hyperlinks from a Word Document that uses internal hyperlinks to bookmarks! Flash Paper worked first time in both PDF and SWF versions. I have tried about half a dozen different PDF creators non of which have worked.

Thursday, February 9, 2006 4:48 AM

I have just downloaded and installed Open Office

   Use OpenOffice.org

I have just tested Open Office Version: 2.0.1 and it also managed to create a PDF file with working Hyperlinks! So all I can say is that so far Open Office looks like a fantastic alternative to the Word /Acrobat combination which costs hundreds of dollars and did not work.


December 23, 2005

I have added a podcast feed to my posdcasts folder to subscribe please point your copy of iTunes, or iPodder which is now called Juice to http://www.rupert.id.au/podcasts/dircaster.php

December 14, 2005

After years of looking I have finally located a digital copy of

The Happiest Place In Town by Do Re Mi

I found it on www.7digital.com


December 13, 2005

Connected 14 has a special focus on ICT and international links, with reports on the developing links between Scotland and Malawi, an enterprise project that sees Scottish pupils installing computers and delivering training to schools in Africa, a global classroom project initiated in Shetland, a cross-Europe art initiative and using e-twinning to learn about World War II.


December 9, 2005

Don't forget NerdTV a new weekly online TV show from PBS.org technology columnist Robert X. Cringely.


December 9, 2005

If your looking for a good tutorial on Movie maker 2 then look no further & it's free.


Atomic learning also have a free Video StoryBoard program a tool to plan ahead when creating video projects.

December 7, 2005

I have just discovered surveymonkey.com it looks interesting I have created a sample survey which you can take.

Intelligent survey software for serious primates of all species. SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily. Find out what everyone is talking about...

Click here to take survey

December 6, 2005

Popcorn taxi Flagfall Film Festival wants your short film!

Presented by popcorn taxi events, the inaugural popcorn taxi Flagfall Film Festival is a short film festival for films under three minutes to be held over five weeks in Melbourne, starting with the festival launch at popcorn taxi Melbourne on Tuesday 28 February 2006.

December 3, 2005

The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Audacity 1.2.4 is a new stable version of Audacity, the free audio
editor. It includes a couple of bug fixes and minor improvements and
is recommended for all users.

For more information or to download visit:



November 28, 2005

Want to avoid spam take a look at

to send me mail try the following address:


or try http://www.spamgourmet.com/

The first 20 messages sent to me at this address will get through the rest will be trashed.


November 28, 2005

The SchoolTool Project is a project to develop a common global school administration infrastructure that is freely available under an Open Source licence. SchoolTool Calendar is a server-based application that manages and shares calendars for people, classes, clubs and resources throughout a school. 

November 25, 2005

Driving directions and street maps are vaiable for Victoria from the RACV and Whereis.com. Maps are also available from street-directory.com.au

November 18, 2005
Hand cranked Laptop
The MIT Media Lab has launched a new research initiative to develop a $100 laptop—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children.


November 16, 2005
The World's Smallest Car

Using the parts inside a single molecule, scientists have constructed the world's smallest car. It has a chassis, axles and a pivoting suspension. The wheels are buckyballs, spheres of pure carbon containing 60 atoms apiece.

It'd be a real squeeze to take it for a spin, however.

The whole car is no more than 4 nanometers across. That's slightly wider than a strand of DNA. A human hair is about 80,000 nanometers thick.

See the full story at:


November 11, 2005
I just discovered an Australian free Blog Site
WhitePage Launched! - 7:20 AM, 7/12/2005

After long and anticipated wait WhitePage.com.au has finally been launched. It has been a long and tough road for us, but we made it!

WhitePage.com.au is now the one and only Free Blog Provider designed specifically for Australians, we are proud to be the first.

Feel free to create your own secure personal blog. Share thoughts, pictures, news and ideas with your friends, familly or the whole world.

November 3, 2005

Yesterday I went to ZINC @ Federation Square to a seminar The changing landscape of communication emerging trends and their impact on learning I found Mark Pesce to be the most interesting key speaker.

October 28, 2005

I have just discovered an excellent set of articles on Interactive Whiteboards at: http://www.schoolzone.co.uk/resources/IWB/articles.asp

It contains a link to a very good article on Planning to purchase an interactive whiteboard


October 20, 2005
The QX5 Microscope & DMC2 Digital Movie Creator are back These products are now avaiable from Digital Blue see the Australian distributor

October 20, 2005
I have just been asked to look into the possibility of automatically transcribing video of tutorials to provide a captioning system for students. It looks like such a system has been put in place already see my accessibility links.

October 17, 2005

Today is my first day as Senior Educator (e-Learning) within the TAFE Development unit at the SMB campus.

October 17, 2005

The following talk by IT futurist Dr Damian Conway makes for very interesting listening.

'Four Funerals and a Wedding: disruptive technologies and digital convergence'

How might the coming IT shifts affect your daily work, your current job, and your future career? Hear IT futurist Dr Damian Conway discuss four emerging information technologies that in the coming decade will almost certainly kill, and then eat, dozens of existing businesses.

How might the coming IT shifts affect how you work, play and live? Find out by listening to Damian Conway's presentation using Real Player audio or mp3.

The talk is available as an mp3 file from the following address:

The Real Player audio file is located at:

September 6, 2005
NerdTV Is Next Week!
The Bob Attempts to Build Some Buzz for His Downloadable TV Show, Which -- Good or Bad -- Is Certainly Different

September 14, 2005
World Largest Lunch

The School of Education in conjunction with UBSA are running the
World's Largest Lunch.

All money raised goes to the Leukaemia Foundation.

When: Wednesday 14th September 2005
Time: 12.30pm
Where: Outside the Cafeteria

Sausages are going for $1.00
Sausage, Salad and Drink are going for $2.00

If you would like to help, could you please email Jessica Yuen at

Otherwise, see you there!!

September 6, 2005
Public Lecture - 'An Argument for Optimism'
by Martin Flanagan

Date: TODAY Tuesday September 6, 2005
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Australian Catholic University
Mulkearns Theatre
1200 Mair Street, Ballarat

August 31, 2005
There will be a BBQ for all Staff & Students Today Wednesday August 31 @ 12:30 Behind the Union Building Mt Helen campus

August 26, 2005
getup.org.au is running a campaign to stop VSU this represents an interesting use of the Internet & Flash to mobilise political power.

August 30, 2005

Function: Braai (South African name for a BBQ)
Where: Union Building, Mt Helen
When: Tuesday (30th Aug), 12-2pm.

Anything special? The usual sausages and hamburgers will be available
along with OKONOMIYAKI (traditional Japanese vegetable pancakes) to
cater for vegetarians and those that want to try some cultural cuisine.

COST: $1.00 Sausages,
$1.50 Burgers
$1.00 for 2 Pancakes

WHY: Proceeds go towards the charity "Oaktree Foundation
(www.theoaktree.org)" that is all about sustainable education in the
developing world. More information about the Oaktree Foundation is
available on the day.


August 29, 2005
There will be a BBQ for all Staff & Students next Wednesday 31, August @ 12:30 Behind the Union Building Mt Helen campus

August 26, 2005
getup.org.au is running a campaign to stop VSU this represents an interesting use of the Internet & Flash to mobilise political power.

August 17, 2005
I have been using FreeMind for awhile now and thought I would give it a plug.
FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java.
Local copy of Windows instaler version 0.7.1

August 17, 2005
Windows worm knocking out computers
A new network worm is shutting down computers running Windows 2000,
Trend Micro has warned. Read the complete story

Please note there will be no TJ 828 tutorials in week 4

If you wish to make an appointment to see me regarding your final application or portfolio please use the Student Diary

August 10, 2005
Snow at UoB

August 5, 2005
Call for Volunteers.
Peak Fitness Challenge: Alfredton Primary School
Date: Friday 19th of August Time: 8.45 to 2.30
You need to register your interest by Wednesday 17th August
See attached flyer for contact details.

August 3, 2005
The Ballarat Learning Exchange is holding an open day tomorrow, 4 August. The emphasis is on ways schools can ' can incorporate BLX into their teaching plans'. There will be tours at 12.30pm and 4.00pm.

Ballarat Learning Exchange,
36 Camp Street,

August 2, 2005
School of Education
Careers Fair 2005
8th August 2005

The Studio
(Founders Hall)
This is your chance to meet Prospective Employees, School Principals, find out Vacancy Listings and line up a job for next year.

More information on the careers’ website at www.ballarat.edu.au/ard/education/career or email Sally Darken s.darken@ballarat.edu.au

Sponsored by

June 22, 2005
There will be a meeting for all staff next Wednesday 29, June between 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm in T101

June 1, 2005
I will be taking part in the stop work meeting today between 12:00 - 2:30

May 22, 2005
I just found out that Excel can query the web to import data. When I put this together with some PHP it should allow me to generate graphs from questionnaires that students can answer during tutorials. Providing instant feedback.

April 27, 2005
I just found www.soople.com looks like an excellent way to become a google power user.

April 22, 2005
Centrelink will be at the Mt Helen Campus to answer any queries or
assist with applications re: Youth Allowance, Austudy, Rent Assistance
etc., each Thursday during Term 2, commencing 28/04/05.
Time: 12noon - 1pm
Venue: Student Centre

To make an Appointment: Contact Denise on 5327 9470 or at
d.etheridge @ ballarat.edu.au

April 18, 2005
Due to industrial action on the 19th of April, library and IT service
across the University will be reduced.

Mt Helen Library - reduced opening hours (12:00 - 8:00pm only), reduced
Darren Holland.
Head, Information Services

April 18, 2005
I will be taking part in the Strike tomorrow, Tuesday April 19, 2005.See: STATEMENT TO BE DELIVERED IN LECTURES AND TUTORIALS

April 8, 2005
Week 5 is the final week to learn about finding good information fast through the Journal articles online and Researching on the Web classes at Mt Helen. Book online. For further information, please ask at the Mt Helen Information Desk, phone 5327 9594, or email libinfo@ballarat.edu.au.

March 31, 2005
Discovered FreeMind GNU (FREE) Concept Mapping Software started to create a concept map showing my connections.

February 28, 2005
The "Guide to the Presentation of Academic Work" has been
updated and is now available for all UB students.
Hard copies are also available in the campus bookshop at Mt Helen.

January 31, 2005
I Just discovered a Windows version of the classic BBC game Thrust called Thrust Deluxe. It's only 873 KB, you will have to turn off sticky keys if you want to play it. I am in retro heaven. I just found another version here.

Thrust Screen Shot

November 4, 2004 New University Library study facility open for use.

New computers & nice open plan workspace.

Located on the top floor (level 4) of the Mt Helen Library. This spacious new study facility was officially opened November 4, 2004. With a capacity for 24 computers "Lab 8" is undoubtedly the nicest computing facility at Mt Helen.



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