KEEP Toolkit

KEEP Toolkit This is an initiative started by Knowledge Media Laboratory of The Carnegie Foundation. It’s a set of open source tools. Knowledge sharing and collaboration are key aims of the project. They summarise the main points as: The KEEP Toolkit is a set of web-based tools that help teachers, students and institutions quickly create…

Yahoo! Creative Commons Search

Creative Commons Search Yahoo have now got (in Beta), an option that will just search Creative Commons material. CC state on their site Creative Commons offers a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors and artists. We have built upon the “all rights reserved” of traditional copyright to create a voluntary “some rights reserved”…

School bans Blogs

Weblogg-ed – The Read/Write Web in the Classroom : I’ve just found this reference in one of Steven Downes’ OLdaily emails. It seems that a school has banned students from accessing MySpace.com – a blogging site. While the headteacher does point out that there are privacy concerns, if students write freely online, the statement blogging…

More on the Warwick Blogs marketing…

plasticbag.org | weblog | More on the Warwick Blogs marketing… I first went to “Plasticbag” – as Tom Coates, the author was interviewed by the Guardian last week. His latest post when I got there, was this one about the marketing for Warwick Blogs, – which look pretty impressive….

Web Accessibility Resource Planner

Web Accessibility Resource Planner WebAim, a sote focussing on accessibility have now put together WARP. This is an area where, as a teacher, you can put together a set of resources for students about accessibility. While they give you a template (it ends up looking rather forumlaic), there is the option to either create your…

Mary's M.Ed. journal

Mary’s M.Ed. journal Quite a short blog, and one that seems to have reached a natural end. However, it’s a useful example of a reflective learning log, and she’s put in some useful resources….

The Community Engine Blog: A Learning Blogosphere (1): Into the Deep

The Community Engine Blog: A Learning Blogosphere (1): Into the Deep This is the report of a blogging initiative set up in the Autumn of 2004 (or, rather as it’s in the US, the fall), for a group of non-technical students. They were studying databases, and so the author, Bud, used the blogging environment both…