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Kiwix - an offline reader for web content

Kiwix - an offline reader for web content | technologies |
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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ICTmagic - wiki

ICTmagic - wiki | technologies |
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The awarding winning ICTmagic wiki is packed full with thousands of free links and resources for educators.
Art, Craft & Design;
Early Years;
Food & Cookery;
ICT & Web Tools;
Music, sound & Podcasts; name but a few.

Graham O'Shanesy's curator insight, May 23, 2016 1:52 PM

Some links to some new and interesting ICTs - particularly like the look of Algodoo as a Physics playground

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WikiTouch | technologies |

For those who like using a Wiki and have iPhones etc., this is for you...


WikiTouch puts a wiki on the iPhone.


Will Kelly provides this post on how to create a mobile wiki.


Synchronisation acrosss multiple iPhones, iPads, PCs and the cloud makes this application another tool Assessors/Verifiers etc. may consider.


Learners, many of whom are glued to their phones, will also find WikiTouch a useful tool especially as they can export their notes/coursework etc., as Adobe PDF files, without needing another app (and it's all FREE)

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United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law | Wiki Legal Encyclopedia (BETA)

United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law | Wiki Legal Encyclopedia (BETA) | technologies |
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LAWi United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law – is a major publication venture toward a comprehensive coverage of law and the legal profession.
It is an...
   - international,
   - interdisciplinary, and
   - collaborative project,
...spanning all the relevant areas of law and legal practice, and advised by leading scholars from around the world.

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5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Teaching & Learning

Although this post refers to "Schools" it is a post from the USA so therefore has a different meaning than we would use in the UK.


I particularly like the use of the new page-level permissions options, allowing learners to only edit Google Sites pages that practitioners grant them access to.


The 5 ways are...

- As a wiki:

- As a digital portfolio;

- As a digital file cabinet;

- As a blog;

- As a website.


All skills learners need in the "real world" - potential for use in functional skills especially as learners & practitioners have 24/7 access. 


Google docs are also ideal for peer assessment and review.

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Diffen - Compare Anything

Diffen - Compare Anything | technologies |
X versus Y - Comparison of and Difference Between any two things...


I'll bet a practitioner somewhere is asking learners to create a t-chart, Venn diagram or another chart for comparing and contrasting.


Diffen provides another on line tool to help learners of all ages develop this important skill.


Diffen is a collection of comparison charts for users to peruse and/or update/create.


Designed as a wiki, Diffen's topics are limited to what users have contributed. However, the wiki format makes it an ideal tool for getting learners to create their own comparison charts.

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