SUPER Conversion Software

There are a number of software packages that I always install on a new computer when I’m first setting it up. One of these is a free application called SUPER, which stands for Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer. Basically SUPER is a free piece of software which can be used to convert a video or audio file from one format to another.  While there are of course many packages…

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280 Slides

280 Slides is a free online application that lets you create presentations quickly and easily right in the browser.With it, you can create a presentation, theme it, add graphics and video, and then present it, share it via SlideShare, or download it as a PowerPoint or PDF file. It’s so smooth to use that it’s hard to tell the difference in the experience between working in a traditional presentation application…

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Tagxedo – the next generation of wordclouds

A few months back, I published a post on the Teachnet Learning Blog entitled ‘Wordclouds in Education’, which focused primarily on Wordle. Recently a new wordcloud application has emerged, called Tagxedo. The range of options available in Tagxedo for customisation is very impressive and it has expanded upon the capabilities of wordcloud generators that have gone before it (the creator of Wordle has referred to Tagxedo as “Wordle – the…

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Junior Golden Spider Awards

The 2009 Eircom Junior Golden Spider Awards are up and running and looking for nominations.  The new Irish Student Internet Awards will celebrate innovation in web development and design by students with a grand awards ceremony in Dublin on 18th December.  There are a number of categories including best concept, best web application and best website as Gaeilge. There is also a best teacher contribution (one primary and one post-primary). …

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