Massive improvement on the Microsoft dress sense this year at BETT. The back t-shirts looked a lot better than last year’s blue rugby shirts!
They were also showing some interesting stuff.Kodu - Kodu is games design software that has been available for the xBox for a while now but now it is also available for the PC in Beta form. We are going to be using Kodu as part of our games design project at the Consolarium and there will be more information on this soon over on the Consolarium Blog.
More information about Kodu here.
Semblio - Although Semblio wasn’t available Dave Garland was talking about how he had used it with students in the lecture theatre. Now Semblio has got the potential to be a big thing for Scotland because you can export Semblio content (including PowerPoint, Quizzes, word files and multimedia content) and as a SCORM package really easily. This will provide a really easy way for Scottish teachers to import this content into Glow Learn.
Live@edu - Microsofts cloud based computing solution to Google Apps for Education. It provides web based outlook email, chat, skydrive (25 GB) and collaboration through office live tools. Its free to education
Windows 7 was also being shown off all over the place...
Photo: John Connell