Sir Ken Robinson, March 2011, Learning Without Frontiers

I love listening to Ken Robinson – he makes such sense.   So much, it would appear, that the politicians seem to do exactly the opposite and call it progress.

He espouses diversity and the valuing of the ‘useless’ subject – the ones that won’t help you get a job.  He is strong on the arts as a vital tool for building the individual but shares that the current government won’t include this area in the Ebacc.

It’s a worthwhile 30 minutes spent listening to what he has to say

Learning without Frontiers

Verbally – assistive technology for iPad

Verbally is an amazing, comprehensive assisted speech solution for the iPad.It look similar to the Kurtzweil system which Stephen Hawking uses

Verbally is an invaluable communication aid for people with apraxia, ALS, stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, or muscular dystrophy.

Just download Verbally from the iTunes app store. Then, just use your finger or stylus to tap your sentence into the text box & tap speak. It’s that easy!

Livebinders – a new online scrapbook for sharing

Livebinders simply allows you to collect resources as you navigate the internet – pictures, videos, pdfs and websites and then to put them together like you would a ringbinder.  You can add dividers (tabs) to separate out different areas and make sense of all you info.  Finally you can share the address with others or embed your binder into a blog or webpage – pretty good, I think

LiveBinders Beta

Had a go with this just now and it seems that the interface is a little clunky – especially with pictures