My Year 11 (15-16 year old) History groups – the ones who blog, can use a wiki (until Wikispaces became unavailable/unusable through the school network), use Google Apps for Education and on occasion submit YouTube videos instead of essays are now Twittering. It’s about time: I’ve been talking about doing this for over a year […]
I have to confess that, at first, I couldn’t see the point of Twitter. Since then, however, I’ve become somewhat of a convert, getting in touch with many people I wouldn’t have otherwise. Lately, however, Ive had cause to re-evaluate my use of the service. I’ve been prompted to write this post by three things, […]
TechCrunch gives the heads-up on Edmodo, a free ‘communication platform for education’ currently in private beta that seems to be aiming to be Twitter for education. As you can (just) see in the screenshot above, calendar functions are included and everything is a little more… private. I first discussed using Twitter in the classroom around […]
The second EdTechRoundup podcast is now edited and available for your listening pleasure. This time around we have the smooth sounds of John Johnston and Tom Barrett caressing your ear canals. They begin with Voices of the World, Tumblr and Ning as well as the ManyVoices Twitter writing project. The main section of the show […]
I’m fairly productive. Not outstandingly so, but reasonably. I try to pick up tips for improving my outputs from websites such as Lifehacker, amongst others. What follows is a brief rundown of seven tips for being more productive as a teacher. 😀
Further to my previous posts this week, I’ve been at BETT 2008 this week. I don’t like it on other edublogs when people endlessly bang on about conferences/events I haven’t been able to attend, so this will be my last post on it – I promise!
I’m going to be at BETT 2008 today (Friday) and Saturday. I’m not going to ‘live blog’ it as I find it irritating when other people do that. I will, however, post my reflections on my return. If you want to keep up with what I’m doing whilst I’m there, you could always subscribe to […]
I’m looking forward to attending BETT (British Educational Technology and Training) Show tomorrow as a visitor, and as a speaker with Futurelab on Saturday. I’m part of their Teachers as Innovators programme – you can read the interview I did last year here.
For the last year and a bit I’ve been subscribed to the blog of 21-year-old wunderkid Paul Stamatiou’s blog. He’ll be graduating this academic year from Georgia Tech in the US and generally blogs about technology that’s cool/makes your life easier/enhances productivity.
Serendipitously, mid-way through looking at some books about the concept of ‘digital literacy’ I updated one of my Twitter accounts. One of my Twitter friends brought my attention to Live Ink. This clever software breaks up sentences into easier-to-read lines, as the 60-second guide demonstrates and the examples illustrate. Whilst I’m not entirely sold on […]