Category: Web2.0 Stuff

’21C Tools for Teaching – People & Learners’ via Scoop.it

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Whilst browsing the wondrous world wide web we stumbled upon this terrific curation of ’21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners’ by Gust Mees. It acts as a central point for blog posts, articles, tutorials etc on many web2.0 applications for teaching & instructional purposes, and its well worth checking out for those interested in […]

Active Administration in Schools via the Cell Phone

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There’s a great buzz surrounding this blog post by Lisa Nielsen – AKA: @InnovativeEdu. We love it simply because it encourages school leaders to get out of their offices and use technology to amplify the things that they see via simple technology: their cell phone. As avid enthusiasts of the use of such tech, we […]

WatchKnowLearn – YouTube alternative

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We love WatchKnowLearn. Why? Because it has an ethical approach to educating students via the medium of video – with an additional emphasis on staying safe. Within a few sentences the organisation states: ‘Imagine hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids. Imagine them rated and […]

Google Mapping Native American History

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Google Mapping Native American History We love this great teaching approach for learning about Native American History from David Freeburg. His website ‘Epic Epoch’ is a place full of great teaching ideas. David describes himself as someone ‘who enjoys his experience in the classroom teaching his students how to use the web, social media, Interactive […]

QWIKI: a new way to experience information?

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Now this looks interesting for quickly introducing a new topic at a moment’s notice. Qwiki is a new way to experience information and at first glance it looks ideal for classroom use. You simply stick the name of a location, person, object etc into the search bar and sit back whilst a lovely computerised lady […]

Animoto – Free Educational Account!

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Animoto is another great internet application that students and teachers are using right across the world. And believe us when we say its a buzzing way to show off your (basic) ICT skills – because Animoto effortlessly makes you look like a seasoned professional! And what’s more, they’ve just released a brand new version. Animoto […]

‘UnderTenMinutes.com’ Video Tutorials

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Yet again: another superb example of teachers working to develop other teachers. UnderTenMinutes.com exemplifies the innate sense of developing others that all outstanding teachers have. The website does exactly what it says on the tin – showing teachers how to figure out the huge amounts of Web2.0 applications via videos in no less than 10 […]

The ‘little book of ICT ideas’

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We love this document that Mark Anderson has produced for a training day at his school in North Somerset, UK. It succinctly provides the name of Web2.0 tools and gives you examples of how to use them. From our experience teachers did need quick, easy and fast ways to connect to new technology ideas. We […]