Month: April 2007

Setting up Communities – pros and Cons.

Konrad Glogowski looks at some of the issues surrounding setting up communities – and whether or not it is worth joining some of them (e.g. School 2.0 etc on Ning). I think that now I, like Konrad, would be “beyond” needing that sort of support, I’ve found people that I like to read. However, were…

Citing blog postings.

Yesterday I tried to install a plugin that would allow the creation of citation notes for each post that I’d created. I’ve now removed it for a couple of reasons: In most academic writing, the citations at the end of the piece are for items that are included, not about the item itself. If people…

MSG now with Google Maps, Moodle options

MSG now with Google Maps, Moodle options I’ve used BuddySpace in the past, just to test it (required a Jabber account), and have used FlashMeeting with students. The OU have now integrated Google Maps – and renamed BuddySpace. It’s looking good. Now, rather than having to find my Jabber details, it’s the login I have…

Global Action Week for Education – April 23rd – 29th

Following on from my post about the $100 laptops (and linking to quite a few of the comments in Will Richardson’s post)… As quite a few of you know, I spent over two years in Papua New Guinea, working with children with disabilities (on page 4, you’ll see an article about Imelda – who I…

$100 laptop – in the hands of kids

They’ve finally started getting into the hands of children. The post is worth reading, as they’re commenting on the article that most other bloggers have linked to C|NET’s set of photos. Will Richardson’s comments have triggered an interesting debate on his site, looking at the pedagogy, whether or not they should extend the project to…