Month: March 2009

Teaching with Twitter

A whole range of ideas from Steve Wheeler for Teaching with Twitter. I can see several having uses here. There are also links to others who’ve experimented with Twitter for teaching….

Twitter tools

I’ve recently seen a range of new twitter tools – no doubt there are many more that I’ve not seen! http://twitter.mailana.com lets you see friends & also local Twitters; perhaps a little “busy” to easily understand. Twitteranalyzer Massive range of stats, though I’m a little sceptical about the “followersdensity” maps. If it is accurate ……

Research about Wikipedia…

Students often ask about using Wikipedia for research – or, rather, some use it exclusively & then get upset when we ask for other sources. Others are too scared to use it! I often point out that it can be a legitimate source – especially if it is research about wikipedia. There’s a lot of…

Coping with outage.

Those of you who have read my blog for some time may remember that I had to move location at one point, due to an unexpected outage. That was a faculty based server – rather than a University provided one. We’ve also had incidents when significant sections of the University system go down, either for…

JISC Next Generations Technologies in Practice – Day 2

I’m now back in Portsmouth, but am determined to write this before I forget & it ends up in the rather large “draft” set I have. So, we started off with Gwen van der Velden discussing what she, as a Directory of Learning & Teaching Enhancement looks for in a project proposal. Mostly, it made…

JISC Next Generation Technologies in Practice – Day 1.

I’m just sitting in my room, listening to the Sounds of the Bazaar broadcasting from the JISC ngtip09 conference. It’s been a useful, if somewhat tiring day. There were a number of things that struck me, in particular the concept of “Critical friends”. This was in particular relationship to funded projects; though I can see…

Data Visualization Tools

I’ve seen a number of data visualisation tools recently – there’s ManyEyes (Tony Hirst has done some fun things with the HEFCE funding data); I’ve also mentioned Gapminder (powered by Trendalyzer – now owned by Google) on more than one occasion. Adam Ostrow, at Mashable, lists 16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools. He wrote the post…

SlideSix

I’ve not had a chance to look at SlideSix yet, but the review at FreeTech4teachers & what I can see so far, it looks as if it could be a good rival to SlideRocket – which I rather like. (I’m also hoping to test out Prezi at some point in the not too distant future!)…