On this page is an overview of how we make our choices, NZ Sites Comment, How we classify, Freeware Warning, and Copyright Information.
Overview of how We make our Choices
All our links are selected by a current teacher with Bachelor of Education. Currently he is teaching in schools specialising in the use of ICT.
Link Submission Criteria
The links on this site are compiled and updated by In2Edu's Education Specialist. We follow these seven criteria.
Authority: Who created the site and what are their credentials?
Affiliation: Who provided the information? Can I link to the homepage? Is the information biased by commercial or provider affiliation?
Content: Suitable quality and content for education purposes. This assumes that a suitable Internet policy is in place by the school. Not purely commercial site. Is there content or is it an advertisement? Is the information objective? Is it helpful? Is it easy to follow or navigate? Offers material not available elsewhere
Purpose: Is it an educational site with a emphasis on free access. Does it have original content?
Audience: Who is this resource geared toward; teachers, students, etc? Is the information appropriate for its intended audience?
Currency: How old is the information? When was the page created or last updated?
Comparisons: How does the information compare to other electronic and print sources? Is it accurate and well written?
Accomplishes a useful task - especially has educational value.. not just time filling! Works in a friendly way (uses windows, mouse, menus). Follows OS conventions. Windows/graphics and menus are clear and easy to use (semi-professional looking) You would use it in your class! When trying out any software it is good to test it on one machine before putting it on others so that you check out any possible conflicts with existing software that you might have. It is even better if you have taken a disc image of your installation before testing any software.
Freeware Warning!! Some freeware uses software like Aureate to send information about you and to link into on-line adds. This means they may broadcast to your proxy server, or send information about your computer/preferences while on-line. The ones we are providing are "Spyware free"... look for this.
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