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Kiwix - an offline reader for web content

Kiwix - an offline reader for web content | technologies | Scoop.it
Kiwix enables you to have the whole Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive or DVD!
John Dalziel's insight:

Kiwix is an offline reader for web content.
It's software intended to make Wikipedia available without using the internet, but it is potentially suitable for all HTML content.
Kiwix supports the ZIM format, a highly compressed open format with additional meta-data.
Kiwix is free software, which means you can freely copy, modify and distribute it.
Kiwix is mostly installed in schools, universities and libraries which can't afford a broadband Internet access.
It is much faster than the Internet and also can be used by many institutions to save bandwidth and reader's time.
But many people use Kiwix for their own personal purposes, for example, of people suffering from censorship or prisoners.
One for OLASS to consider.

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TabletRocket

TabletRocket | technologies | Scoop.it
Search and compare all types of tablets including Android, Windows and iOS from Google and Apple and more!
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If Learning Providers are planning to purchase tablets and want to see how the different devices compare to each other, check out TabletRocket.

 

It’s a new review website that compares all of the tablets on the market based on different attributes.


It will provide head-to-head comparisons and summarize the pros and cons of each device, so that learning providers can find the device they need.


Note: CameraRocket, PhoneRocket and Reader Rocket are also available from this site.

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Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story

Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story | technologies | Scoop.it
Booktrack has created a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. The patented technology lets anyone add a synchronized movie-style soundtrack—including music, ambient audio and sound effects—to an e-Book or other digital text content, with the audio paced to each individual’s reading speed. This innovative platform enables users to create and share stories—on a mobile or tablet device—in a unique and exciting way, transforming the “written” word.
John Dalziel's insight:

Booktrack Classroom – delivers an experience for today’s generation of digital-savvy learners, providing new ways for learners to study and enjoy reading and writing.
Booktrack Classroom is a new technology that synchronizes audio with text to create an immersive reading experience.
Stories and essays published with Booktrack include a customised, movie-style soundtrack that complements the story.

Booktrack can be used in a variety of ways to engage with learners. Here are just a few examples:

Narrative Writing – Learners add music and audio to their original stories.Informative and Explanatory Writing – Learners compose essays and articles selecting suitable audio to accompany their text.Literature Study – Learners gain insight and increased understanding of the text by creating their own soundtracks for novels, stories, and plays they are reading in class.Read-Alouds – Practitioner and learner led read-alouds are enhanced through the addition of sound and music to the chapter or act being presented.

Booktrack Classroom can be used on both an individual basis as well as in group learning exercises.

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