Day: 24 August 2006

A Classroom Blogging

The tools is the first post (apart from the Introduction) of a planned series of posts about getting a group of students to blog over this semester. Jenn is going to get her students to use Flock, either from a Flash Drive, or, if they have them, laptops. Dave (who writes Academhack) lists the advantages…

Top Web Apps in …

Richard McManus on the Read/Write web has looked so far at the top web apps in China,Germany, Holland, Poland, Korea, United Kingdom, Russia and Spain. I’m not sure where he’s planning on covering next, nor quite what his criteria are. Certainly, for the UK offerings, other than the Newspaper sites, I’d not heard of most…

Progressive Discourse

Konrad Glogowski has written a pair of posts about how his relationship changed with his class through blogging. His class is a Grade 8 class, so about 14 years old. He notes, in his first post, that his class moved to a position where rather than him being seen peddling content, he was part of…

Elgg – social network software for education

Steve O’Hear has posted two linked articles, the first looking at Web technologies and education in general, the second concentrating on Elgg. Having looked at different tools, I’m keen to start to use Elgg with the MSc eLearning students, rather than Blogspot. We had hoped to set up our own server, though that might not…

edufilter

David Tosh, who developed Elgg, has set up Edufilter. a space dedicated to reviewing educational projects, software and research It was only launched in August, but already has several useful looking posts … I’ve just been off investigating EdTechTalk – and from there found some more interesting posts….

DOPA

The US based Deleting Online Predators Act 2006 (don’t you just love the name … can you really *delete* a predator?!) lead to a lot of discussion when it was first discussed in May. It was passed in July, though that seems to have attracted rather less attention (possibly because of the problems in the…