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Top Elearning Tips app for iPhone

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal What nice people they are at Kineo: their site is worth a visit in an idle moment. They have now produced a nifty app for your i/phone/pad/pod touch that contains a collection of sound advice on the benefits of elearning, how to improve your elearning resources and other elearning…

Noteflight – Online Music Notation Software

I’ve been using this music notation software for my own purposes, off and on, recently, but it was after talking to my son that I realised I should tell more folk about it – especially if you are doing music at school. At my son’s school they use Sibelius for music. That’s fine, except that…

Non-fiction ebook Writers Wanted

  Ever wanted to write the definitive text-book on your subject? The New Curiosity Shop is opening a new project – epublishing. We are starting with the theme of curiosity, naturally, and we are calling it Curious About. We are looking for writers to help develop a catalogue of short ebooks. Each book would be…

Hotseat

This is described as: “a social networking-powered mobile Web application, creates a collaborative classroom, allowing students to provide near real-time feedback during class and enabling professors to adjust the course content and improve the learning experience. Students can post messages to Hotseat using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, sending text messages, or logging in to…

The Writing’s on the Screen

Interactive whiteboards bring classroom teaching to life. Suddenly you have the whole of the Internet on your big screen, and it can bring a greater dynamic to your teaching. They’re more and more common in classrooms now, but I wonder how often they are used effectively, and how often used as a projection of the PC.…

History Teaching With Moodle 2

Here’s an interesting looking book, published by PACKT.  The book was written by John Mannion who is: “Head of ICT in Teaching & Learning and also teaches History” at a school in Newbury, England. I’ve received a review copy, so I’ll report back. Mean time, here’s a sample chapter to read: History-Teaching-with-Moodle-2-eBook2   You can…

Moodle 2.1 out soon

Moodle HQ tell is that Moodle 2.1 will be launched – with a favourable tide and a fair wind – on 1st July. I’m holding back on doing any more with Moodle 2 until I see this: especially as it will include the ability to import and convert Moodle 1.9 courses. By the by, I’ve…

iTech 2011 – Innovations in Technology Awards

At the recent Future Focus event JISC RSC Scotland South and West presented awards to some great projects and case studies, highlighting the use of technology in teaching and learning in Scottish FE. Here is a list and links to the projects, and some nice smiley faces of happy people holding their awards. Good Friday…

The Twitter Experiment – Twitter in the Classroom

Here’s a great video of one example of Twitter in the Classroom. It includes interviews with students on how they  benefit from using Twitter, and the lecturer explains the value of Twitter to her. There’s also an article,  How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement, which is another take on Twitter (this too includes…