Sunday, April 26, 2009

Free Poverty - Geography Game which Donates Water

The FreePoverty website seeks to help users donate water to people world who live in extreme poverty. Users play a game which tests their geography knowledge by locating places on a map. The more accurate the attempts, the more water is donated on their behalf.

FreePoverty's stated aims are "to:

- Provide clean drinking water to those in need
- Make users realize that they can make a difference
- Let users learn something about geography that they may have not known before"

Sunday, April 19, 2009 (resource hosting)

Alongside the need to create teaching resources, there is also the requriement for file storage that can be used to access these resources on demand. offers this facility. Created by TechSmith, provides free online hosting for screencasts, videos, images and documents. Users can control how, when and to whom their content is distributed. Definitely worth trying if you have limited storage space. A free account provides 2GB storage and 2GB monthly bandwidth or if you want more from it there is the option to pay $9.95 for 25 GB and 200GB monthly bandwidth.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fastone Capture (Screen Capture and more)

Some time ago I discused Snippy which allows you to take a snapshot of a selected part of the screen. Fastone Capture is an alternative (freeware) screen capture programme. In addition to copying the screen this software enables the user to further edit it by adding lines, arrows, shapes and text, captions, pictures, croping, rotating and to zooming in and out. This is particularly worth exploring if you may need to produce documentation based on screen views.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Prevent It (Health & Safety Advice)

Prevent It is a Canadian website which provides information about safety procedures at work. The site was created by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in Canada but has useful information for other countries.

The site provides interactive scenarios covering a range of health and safety issues at work. Each of these also provides links to advertisements, testimonials and additional useful information.