Wednesday, 30 January 2013

SID2013 @zondle in English, Croatian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Greek, German

#sid2013

It's amazing what can be done when you bring people together. 

It's now only a few more days until Safer Internet Day 2013 on the 5th Feb.  We've been very lucky to have such wonderful people involved in helping us to prepare for the day.

The zondle Team Play topic for you to use in your classroom on the day is now available in the following languages:

English
Croatian
French
Spanish
Japanese
Italian
Greek
German

A VERY big thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this point.  Especially to Lidija in Croatia who has been brilliant and to the Comenus project "Be Smart Be Safe" http://besmartbesafe.eu/ .  Be sure to check out their website.

Don't forget we have the free zondle Pack brimming with all the resources you need to help your students to be safe on the web.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Safer Internet Day 2013 zondle topic now in German!

#sid2013

We would like to thank Tini in Germany who has done a great job translating the zondle Safer Internet Day topic into German for us. Thank you so much!

We've added this topic to the FREE zondle Pack created to support you in your classroom in the 5th Feb.

And click here to see this topic in the special Safer Internet Day Team Play Edition.

Safer Internet Day 2013 zondle topic now in Italian!

#sid2013

Today we would like to thank Marilina Lonigro who has translated the zondle Safer Internet Day topic into Italian for us. Thank you so much!

This translation has been done as a part of Comenus project Be Smart Be Safe http://besmartbesafe.eu/ .  Be sure to check out their website.

We've added this topic to the FREE zondle Pack created to support you in your classroom in the 5th Feb.

And click here to see this topic in the special Safer Internet Day Team Play Edition.

Safer Internet Day 2013 zondle topic now in Greek!

#sid2013

We are so lucky here at zondle to work with such great people.  Today we would like to thank Βαρβάρα Μιχαήλ who has very kindly taken the time to translate the zondle Safer Internet Day topic into Greek for us. Thank you!

This translation has been done as a part of Comenus project Be Smart Be Safe http://besmartbesafe.eu/ .  Be sure to check out their website.

We've added this topic to the FREE zondle Pack created to support you in your classroom in the 5th Feb.

And click here to see this topic in the special Safer Internet Day Team Play Edition.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Zondle welcome our new affiliate OŠ Jagode Truhelke Osijek



Today we are very pleased to be able to welcome OŠ JagodeTruhelke Osijek in Croatia to the zondle affiliate program.

As a zondle affiliate topics created by teachers in the school will have the school logo and a link to the school website next to them.  For more information about becoming a zondle affiliate please visit this page.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Safer Internet Day 2013 zondle topic now in Japanese

We're making great progress in our preparation for Safer Internet Day 2013 on the 5th Feb.  Today we are delighted that we can now offer our Safer Internet Day topic in Japanese as well.

A BIG thank you and shout out to Sully and his Japanese friends in Australia for this translation.

Since it's so cold and snowy here in the UK at the moment we thought we'd use a winter themed game to demonstrate the topic.  Although I would hazard that it is not quite as snowy in Aus at the moment!



zondle - games to support learning
Would you like to help us reach more people?  Why not translate this file into your own language and sent it to us.  We'll add it to the Safer Internet Day zondle Pack for you.

Thank you all for your wonderful support.  It's going to be a great day!

Don't forget to check out:

Safer Internet Day zondle Pack

Safer Internet Day zondle Team Play Edition

...and please, spread the word and help us make the Internet a safer place.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Safer Internet Day zondle Pack released



We would love you to get involved in Safer Internet Day 2013 on the 5th Feb this year.


To make this as easy as possible we have created a special zondle Pack (FREE of course!) containing all the things you need on the day.  It contains:

  • lesson plans
  • activities
  • zondle games
  • zondle Team Play activities
  • scenario based games
  • posters and more
Please check it out, get involved, spread the word and help us equip children around the world so that they can use the Internet more safely. 

Click here to see the Internet Safety Day zondle Pack

Safer Internet Day 2013 zondle topic now in Spanish!

We'd like to say a very BIG thank you to the wonderful zondle guru Alma in Chicago who has very kindly taken the time to translate the zondle Safer Internet Day topic into Spanish for us.

We're frequently humbled by the kindness of the zondle community. Thank you!

We've added this topic to the FREE zondle Pack created to support you in your classroom in the 5th Feb.

And click here to see this topic in the special Safer Internet Day Team Play Edition.



zondle - games to support learning

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

zondle at BETT 2013



Wow, what an exciting few months it has been here at zondle!  With so many things going on, we are really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at BETT this year in London (even Dougi will be there!).

So if you’d like to know more about zondle, meet the team and find out how zondle can help in your school, why not come and find us?

Oh, and this year……we have a (very small) stand!  As part of Edmix, on stand C31.  Click here for a PDF guide to finding us.


Where we will be at BETT


Please note that during BETT support responses may be a little slower because we’ll all be on the stand.  :)


 


We’re also getting involved with Internet Safety Day 2013 this year.  Why not get involved in your school this year with our free zondle Pack.  It’s full of lesson plans, posters, zondle topics, Team Play games, scenario based games and activities to help you get going.



 


Don’t forget that we’re soon releasing zondle SPAG!, our comprehensive pack of resources to support the new Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests. Please click here to check out the FREE sample Pack (which includes examples of all the resources) or to pre-order now and save £20.




Zondle welcomes HulmeEd to the zondle affiliate program


Today we are delighted to announce that Mark Hulme of HulmeEd is joining us in the zondle affiliate program.

Mark has a wealth of experience in both education and technology and we are very excited by his involvement in zondle. 

Check out his website to find out more and see some of the zondle games he's been collating for you:



Would you like to be a part of the zondle affiliate program too?

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Safer Internet Day
5 February 2013

Safer Internet Day aims to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. It is held in February of each year and is organised by ‘Insafe’.

Safer Internet Day 2013 is taking place on Tuesday 5 February 2013. The theme for the day is 'Online rights and responsibilities' which aims to encourage users to 'Connect with respect'.




zondle and Safer Internet Day


At zondle, we believe that Internet and mobile safety is of the highest importance. So, with the help of Lidija Kralj (@LidijaKralj). we have created some resources to help you promote Internet Safety to your students.

  • ‘Be Safe!’
    Three e-safety games that explore Internet safety. These games, created by Lidija Kralj and colleagues, now support multiple languages (if you would like these games in your language, please
    contact Dougi).




If you would like Safer Internet Day topic or Team Play skin in your language, please download this file and send the translation to Dougi.

So, don’t forget to put 5 February 2013 in your diary! And we wish you and your students an enjoyable and useful Safer Internet Day!

Please do contact us if we can support you in any other way (we can’t guarantee anything but we’ll always do our best to help)!

PS Thanks to all our fantastic users who have already translated these resources into other languages, including Abena (@iTeachTweets), Alma (@AlmaDzibGoodin) and Mr Aiden (@Mister_Adien).

Friday, 11 January 2013

Totally new support system released!



With all the recent changes on zondle the support system was looking a little out of date and fragmented.  So to address this we have totally re-designed it bringing together previously disparate elements and creating one support area which should make it easier for you to find what you need.


We will be adding to this and updating it over the coming weeks.  If there are any sections you would like to see in there that are not currently there please do just let us know and we will add them for you.

We look forward too your feedback.


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Advanced topic search released!



Today we’re pleased to release a new and much requested feature in the form of advanced topic search.  Now you can quickly filter topics with a powerful set of controls giving you the control to find exactly what you need on zondle.




The following video shows how it works.


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Better zondle Extras Marketplace integration for all your zondle Extras



Today we are pleased to release the new layout for the zondle Extras Marketplace.  This video introduces how it all works.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Folder support improved - share your resources and organise your topics.

Zondle has supported folders for some time now, but they’ve always been a little clunky.

We’ve now integrated them into the main home pages.

With them you can:

•    Organise your topics into folders
•    Share files with colleagues (only available to teachers)
•    Keep your lesson resources in one location

This video goes through some minor amends to search and the interface display and goes into a little detail about zondle folders.

Any feedback is, of course, very welcome.  Have fun!  :)


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

More updates to the teacher and student home pages on zondle!



Well, we’ve been very busy again over the new year making improvements to the teacher and student home pages.  Improvements include:

  • Better Team Play integration
  • Easier and more powerful topic options
  • Better and faster search
  • Better Zondle Extras integration
The following video goes through these things in some detail. 

Lots more to come so watch this space!