RetroShare is a Open Source cross-platform, private and secure decentralised communication platform.
It lets you to securely chat and share files with your friends and family, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication.
RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels
GROU.PS | Powerful Groups for the New Social Era
Diverse communities call GROU.PS home. From classrooms to RPG enthusiasts, church networks to local and international associations, any group of people can harness and customize our apps to suit their own unique needs.
Calaméo – Publish your documents
Connect with your Facebook account and share publications you like with your friends.
WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson – YouTube
One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?
Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App | Fast Company
Offline learning is the latest tool for the unorthodox education organization. Here’s how that and other new features will power Khan Academy’s new app.
6 Trends at SXSW Interactive | Getting Smart
Technology leaders, entrepreneurs, startup innovators, and a whole lot of tech nerds gathered in Austin, Texas this weekend for SXSW Interactive. Among the countless sessions, mobile exhibitors, flashy technology, and app notifications, a few key trends rose to the surface.
“This will be an open-Internet test…” | EdReach
There was nothing sweeter to the ears of a student than hearing, “Class, this will be an open-book test.” This was far better, of course, than an open-note test, which required you to pay attention and furiously scribble what the teacher said. However, either is preferable to the all-too-common “brain dump” that measures who has the keenest memory. Think about each model of assessment, though. Are we measuring what the student learned when we allow them to utilize their book for answers? Or their notes? Or forcing them to cram in as many factoids as they can before their parents (or sleep deprivation) force them to go to sleep?
Google Docs for Communicating | EdReach
Google Docs continues to be my number one tool for communicating and collaborating with any number of people involved in my students’ education. As a special education teacher I am constantly in contact with parents, related service providers, and other professionals like doctors and private therapists. Google Docs allows me quite a few opportunities to easily keep all parties informed and in the loop.
The physics of Angry Birds: how it works | News | TechRadar
The physics of Angry Birds: how it works
In Depth: How Rovio wrote such realistic interactions into the game
The Titanic: Live-Tweeted to Mark 100 Year Anniversary
The RMS Titanic is perhaps the most famous of all maritime disaster stories, sinking in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg en-route from Southampton, England, to New York.
Edmodo: From Social Network to Learning Platform | Getting Smart
Edmodo is a free easy-to-use social learning platform–Facebook for schools with a lot of free content. “Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for classrooms connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.”
Using Wikis for Learning and Collaboration: The eLearning Coach
Similar to Web 2.0, which makes use of newer web technologies for sharing information, eLearning 2.0 uses new technologies to distribute information, share knowledge and collaborate. Everyone knows about Wikipedia, a grand example of a wiki, but what about using smaller wikis in your workplace?
Avoiding Zombie Zeitgeist: How Passive Listening Undermines Learning
Most conferences create a zombie apocalypse with overwhelmed attendees leaving the event wondering what happened the previous three days. They don’t recall much of the content.