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I have just been asked to spend some e learning credits and wondered if anyone could make any good recommendations. I am not a fan of CD roms (is anyone?) and do have an IWB. Any suggestions wouold be really appreciated, and they may not necessarily have to be history related as I can use for G&T too.

Cheers :)

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I have just been asked to spend some e learning credits and wondered if anyone could make any good recommendations. I am not a fan of CD roms (is anyone?) and do have an IWB. Any suggestions wouold be really appreciated, and they may not necessarily have to be history related as I can use for G&T too.

Cheers :)

I could give you a list of things not to buy :)

I have been co-ordinating els at my place for 2.5 years and we are yet to come across anything worth the money.

How much better would it be just to be given the money to spend on resources (digital or otherwise) of your choice???

elcs are a national scandal

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How much better would it be just to be given the money to spend on resources (digital or otherwise) of your choice???

elcs are a national scandal

Seconded.

However, I guess we've got to keep spending them or 'they' will think we've had enough ICT money, and after yesterday's vote.........

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How much better would it be just to be given the money to spend on resources (digital or otherwise) of your choice???

elcs are a national scandal

Seconded.

However, I guess we've got to keep spending them or 'they' will think we've had enough ICT money, and after yesterday's vote.........

There should indeed be funding for ICT development in schools. However the effect of the current scheme is to encourage creative people NOT to produce free material. This is madness.

It is also borderline insane for the government to prop up substandard private companies with elcs.

These issues and the massive waste of talent, opportunity and cash which results should be communicated loudly to the powers that be at every opportunity.

A far better scheme on a much smaller scale is the teachnet scheme organised by the Specialist College Trust and sponsored by Citibank. Through this scheme teachers are awarded a grant of £450 to produce digital content which can be shared freely with other teachers on the teachnet website. For more details see url that follows

http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/programme-2006.htm

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There should indeed be funding for ICT development in schools. However the effect of the current scheme is to encourage creative people NOT to produce free material. This is madness.

It is also borderline insane for the government to prop up substandard private companies with elcs.

It is another example of the corruption of Tony Blair. I suspect that elearning credits led to donations to the Labour Party. I am afraid the Guardian newspaper is unlikely to expose this scandal as it has received a great deal of these elearning credit money via Learn. I worked for the Guardian while this lobbying was taking place. Education ministers were keen to please the Guardian as it was aware of the role the paper played in delivering the "educational" vote.

The full story will appear in my memoirs. This includes material on the elearning negotiator having an affair with a cabinet minister (sex for credits scandal).

I wonder if Rupert Murdoch (Harper Collins) will give me a contract like Tony Blair (£3.5 million) for his autobiography? :ph34r:

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Hi Guys,

I've just been looking at some new resources produced by boardworks on the Tudors and Stuarts. I thought their resources on the causes of the civil war and witchcraft were brilliant.

If I was looking to spend some e-learning credits I would definately recommend th Ben Walsh CDs that support his Modern World Text Book. I'm not a great fan of the C4 CDs.

Has anyone checked played with the updated version of the Battle of the Somme simulation game? I haven't used it since the good old days of the BBC Micro Computers, but it alway went down well with the kids?

Kind Regards

Roy

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Has anyone checked played with the updated version of the Battle of the Somme simulation game? I haven't used it since the good old days of the BBC Micro Computers, but it alway went down well with the kids?

As co-author and copyright holder of this computer simulation I would be very interested in hearing who is publishing the PC version. Especially as I have not received any royalties from the company who has published this version.

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As co-author and copyright holder of this computer simulation I would be very interested in hearing who is publishing the PC version. Especially as I have not received any royalties from the company who has published this version.
This includes material on the elearning negotiator having an affair with a cabinet minister (sex for credits scandal).

So these two events aren't linked, then? :lol:

Not sure if this is the simulation Roy meant...

Boardworks have produced a number of PPT and Flash combos. As these things go they are pretty good.

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Not sure if this is the simulation Roy meant...

The introduction has been changed but the simulation is virtually the same. I left Tressell a couple of years later but my two co-authors remained and eventually Tressell went bust and they are still paying off their creditors. I therefore feel that they don't deserve to be ripped off like this.

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Not sure if this is the simulation Roy meant...

The introduction has been changed but the simulation is virtually the same. I left Tressell a couple of years later but my two co-authors remained and eventually Tressell went bust and they are still paying off their creditors. I therefore feel that they don't deserve to be ripped off like this.

There was also a company called nstarsolutions ripping off the software a couple of years ago.

I certainly don't think that rip off software should be advertised or recommended by members of this forum.

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I certainly don't think that rip off software should be advertised or recommended by members of this forum.

I would quite agree, and hope that nobody thinks my posts were of that order! I googled and was trying to shed light (I was probably having an off day)(what do you mean by "another"?).

Ripping people off like this is the worst kind of plagiarism - lazy and exploitative. It isn't a simulation I would use, more so knowing some of its history.

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I certainly don't think that rip off software should be advertised or recommended by members of this forum.

I would quite agree, and hope that nobody thinks my posts were of that order! I googled and was trying to shed light (I was probably having an off day)(what do you mean by "another"?).

Ripping people off like this is the worst kind of plagiarism - lazy and exploitative. It isn't a simulation I would use, more so knowing some of its history.

The windows nstar one was even more brazen - actually credited John and his colleagues in its credits but was produced without their permission or knowledge.

For £500 I'll cut you a copy (this is a joke ;) )

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Tudors and Stuarts. I thought their resources on the causes of the civil war and witchcraft were brilliant.

Because Russel produced the Hitler Germany material, we have copies of the whole series. Basically PowerPoint with embedded flash and as Ed suggests pretty good as these things go. My only concern is with how they might be used. They must be heaven to a didactive interactive whiteboard fiend. I'm not sure if students could use them on their own. Not a good sign as far as I'm concerned.

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I agree Richard, I was not overly impressed with Boardworks, far too passive. The crucial point has to be interactivity otherwise you might as well just use a projector. I have decided to try and get a subscription Activehistory and get some mindmapping software - openmind2. Any other suggestions would be welcomed as I have until next friday to submit.

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