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June 22, 2007

…you can always learn something new. Read/WriteWeb has just published a worthwhile article called ““. It gives an interesting and informative introduction to some of the tools that are available for educators, and I liked it because I learned about a couple that I hadn’t encountered before: DIGI[cation] and sakai. With the holidays fast approaching, I’ll have more time to see just what these sites can do, and if they’re worth introducing into my classroom.

eLearningOne surprising omission from the tools mentioned (I think) is flickr. I’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what flickr has to offer the classroom teacher, and the more I use it, the more potential I find it has. Developing flickr resources for my English classroom is well to the fore of my summer ‘to do’ list, all the more because munkeeb has started using his for his homework…

Also at the top of the list is to get busy on providing online revision materials for the Higher English courses. I mentioned this a while back, but exams and quite a few other things (I believe they’re called a ‘life’) have intervened to foil my plans… This is a shame (and a little embarrassing) because a few of you had volunteered to help and so don’t be surprised if you get an email in the next week or so – and feel free to decline if you’ve gone off the idea!

Anyway… I think the Read/Write article is well worth casting your eye over, even if it’s just to see if there are any new treats for you — or if you can spot any other glaring omissons (apart from flickr and a decent RSS reader…)

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