Learning Resources

There are bucket loads of resources out there – but where are they? In this section we aim to find out. Let me know if you can add to this collection.

Wikispaces is Now Part of TSL Education

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal Wikispaces Classroom is a versatile tool for creating online, er, classroom workspaces. Great for supporting group work or projects. Now it has ben bought up by TSL Education to add to their collection of learning and teaching resources. Read all about it at  Wikispaces is Now Part of TSL Education

Engaging Students with Twitter — THE Journal

Yesterday I found out that Twitter has been blocked in Edinburgh schools. Here’s yet another article on how Twitter can be used constructively in education. How are children supposed to learn about managing these social networking tools if they are blacklisted? Engaging Students with Twitter — THE Journal.

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…

Egyptian Crisis Lesson Plan

Now this is technology at its educational best. We have an ongoing news story of true importance – the crisis in Egypt – and some enterprising folk have gathered together ideas and resources for lessons on the topic, and at all levels. They’re using Google Docs, and it’s there for anyone to dip into, add…

The Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. It boasts over 1800 videos  covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance. The videos have all been been recorded by the one man – Salman Khan. His approach is…

Web 2.0 Tools for EFL ESL Teachers

This is a handy posting and resource featuring some valuable tools. It also takes a look at the definition of Web 2.0 – it’s a useful shorthand for making more use of the Web. via Nik’s Quick Shout: Web 2.0 Tools for EFL ESL Teachers.

Free Flash Website Builder at Wix.com

Impress your students. WIX helps you build colourful web site for your learning resources. Sometimes its useful to be able to have a web site over which you have full control, and there’s no need to have to negotiate the nest if IT staff who are hell bent on preventing you use the Internet in…

LearnCentral

California’s Free Digitial Textbook Initiative, hosted by the California Learning Resource Network, has announced the first 10 free digital textbooks to be used in California classrooms. via LearnCentral.

Images for Education

JISC have got funding to continue to build a resource of images and videos. From their site: “An unrivalled online image library, comprising over 500 hours of film and 56,000 photos, will be available free of charge for at least 25 years to UK higher and further education institutions from Summer 2010. “Following £2.5 million…