Friday, January 27, 2006

50+ RSS Ideas for Educators

Quentin D'Souza's resource, "50+ RSS Ideas for Educators" downloadable from Teaching Hacks, is another ready made guide for educators interested in exploring more ways of integrating RSS into practice. Quentin is developing this handy resource for a presentation for the Leading Learning 2006 and ECOO Conferences.
Quite a few tags in in the past 10 days. Visit Teaching Hacks to download your copy and add any comments.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Tech Tools for Learning (Will Richardson)

Will Richardson has provided a useful overview for educators interested in finding out more about the potential of using weblogs, podcasting, RSS, streaming video and webcams in their classrooms: Tech Tools for Learning - Innovative, Interactive Technologies Provide New Potential For Learning —In And Out Of Classrooms. (Cable in the Classroom Access Learning Jan 06) Web 2.0 technologies empower users to move beyond passive consumption of web resources into the read/write web where they can readily publish in a variety of formats and collaborate and interact with a global audience.

Will highlights "legal and ethical issues" that need to be considered by educators. These issues are constantly discussed by educators grappling with the ability to integrate emerging web technologies and personalised and safe learning environments. Tech Tools for Learning provides stimulating ideas, tips and resources for innovative educators to explore.

Another interesting resource for educators deals with blog safety and children. It is a European SPOTMYBLOG simulation game aimed at children aged 9 to 12 in which "the players create a fictitious blog and make choices that have consequences later in the game."