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Bitstrips for Schools is a groundbreaking educational website that enables any student to create, share and collaborate on amazing comics without having to draw, and gives teachers an entirely new teaching medium. Based on the educational premise of differentiated instruction for different learning styles and multiple intelligences, Bitstrips for Schools engages kids by making the process of writing more visual, interactive and fun. It introduces elements of identity, role-play and digital storytelling to schoolwork, letting students demonstrate their learning in a more personal and creative way. Since launching in September 2009, Bitstrips for Schools has been used by over 60,000 teachers and 600,000 students in every grade and virtually every subject. Over 20,000 kids log on each day and create 20,000 new comics! By attending to the different needs of students, rather than relying on one mode of communication or one mode of literacy, Bitstrips for Schools demonstrates that hands-on interactive learning engages students in ways that traditional instruction simply can't match.
Technology and Civilization in Ancient China is an e-learning and education website for the development and dissemination of ancient Chinese scientific techniques. China is the birthplace of silk and porcelain, where paper-making, printing, gunpowder and the compass were invented. The website contains a vast amount of information, with over two hundred thousand words of text, 1,500 images, and more than 100 movies divided into a Chinese-language section, an English-language section, and a discussion forum. The website is keenly devoted to disseminating scientific understanding, explaining the creative process behind scientific principles, and using modern multi-media methods to make ancient inventions come alive. Technology and Civilization in Ancient China uncovers their underlying scientific reasoning, displaying the value and wisdom of ancient Chinese technology, a centrepiece of our human heritage, to today's world.
Dnevnik.ru is the first social educational network in the Russian Federation that aims to create a single network for all participants in the educational process, whether school administrators, teachers, students or their parents. Dnevnik.ru makes school life more convenient by creating a tool for efficient and convenient electronic document management, allowing participants of the program to quickly and simultaneously exchange information with each other, as well as be informed of current developments in participating schools. Dnevnik.ru provides real-time information about students' class schedules, grades, and homework assignments, also offering a library and a media library. The program allows schools to create homepages, gives each participant a page and has a thriving -and protected- community. Additionally, Dnevnik.ru houses a large learning resource centre, provides an electronic information exchange system, electronic messaging and distance teaching capability, educational audio and video materials and facilities for creating personal profiles, subject blogs and groups for schools and online learning communities. Since its launch, a large number of St. Petersburg schools and hundreds of thousands of students use the instrument daily.
Wikigoviya, the latest ICT initiative of Cyber Agriculture Wikipedia is a participatory and interactive web tool for agriculture development in Sri Lanka. The content is comprehensive and attractive, but simple in its approach, and has an easy navigation structure. Importantly, Wikigoviya is available in both Sinhala and Tamil – the two local languages. Wikigoviya serves as a meeting place for the agriculture community of farmers, experts, academics, private sector organizations, students and the interested general public. Designed with the farmer in mind, it provides the necessary platform for disseminating and sharing agriculture information among participating groups while serving as a forum for discussing current agriculture policies and their implementation, as well as sharing experiences and ideas. A detailed agriculture crop technology guide is provided, together with multimedia applications for easier understanding. All information is presented in a very user-friendly and colloquial manner, in a jargon in which the rural farmer feels comfortable. Wikigoviya has made a difference – clearly evident from its very active forum which has 399 registered users, 79 uploaded video clips and 14 active blogs.
Rufoofi s a one-of-a-kind e-content store application that offers thousands of books and publications covering various fields. Rufoof offers an amazing reading experience for both Arabic and English content. The language is 70% Arabic and 30% English, thus targetting the Arab audience in a new way. Steps to a quality reading experience are very easy with Rufoof, which makes technology easier and user-friendly for everyone. The Rufoof app is free of charge. The platform is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, web app and Windows Phone is coming soon.