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Avatars and Clippy the Talking Paperclip

Electronic Papyrus

After watching a video clip of the robot’s Frankenstein-like ambulation , you can more easily conjure up images of terrorized children running out of their classroom when HRP-4C shows up with lesson in head. If you don’t remember Clippy, he was one of the earilest incarnations of “avatar&# technology and lived on the top right corner of Microsoft Word. 

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

Upside Learning

Google Docs Connects With Microsoft Office. This article on CMS Wire talks how this new service connects Google Docs and Microsoft Office directly, allowing users to operate the Office interface with Google Docs features. From Some Teachers, Excitement About Classroom Tech. Learning Management System Acquisition Statistics. Read it here. 2. What Makes Good Teaching? iPad 2.0:

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We discussed games and how they can be used in the classroom. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web. The engine, which runs under Microsoft Windows 95, 98 and 2000, utilises Microsoft's DirectX and DirectXMedia technologies for maximum performance. For an interesting discussion and examples of video game design and development in the classroom, go to Clickteam. Other users must pay for a license. Show # 70.