Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tweetdeck... yeehah


Twitter is great for microblogging, but Tweetdeck is even better to keep your Tweets uptodate. What to do when you're at work and cannot have Tweetdeck though? Well, wait until you get home and work on the pc there :-) Not fair, you miss out on things!!!

Howdini, get yourself a guru... what about Videojug?


OK, I like Howdini but can't help to wonder about Videojug. They're basically the same, aren't they? You can get videos on pretty much the same categories and both give you ideas and explanations about things you want to know. So, which one is the best one? I'll leave that for you to decide. I like Videojugs colors and attractive layout. I like Howdini too but find it less appealing to the eye!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Linkedin... professional network...


Linkedin... hmmm Mixed feelings here as I joined a few months ago and nothings happened really, so I'm giving it a try aagin here and this time I'm importing all my hotmail contacts so something may come up. I did noticed that one could earn money by teahcing through it. I've almost completed my profile and have been contacted by another teacher. We'll see... More to come!!

WordSift.... hmmm reminds me of Wordle

Right, this new resource pointed out by Vale, our tutor, is cool too. It reminded me of Wordle and in fact is similar but a little more academic list sort of tool. I still need to fiddle with it a little more before I can decided which one I like best.

http://www.wordsift.com/

Saturday, August 15, 2009

E-portfolios


Well, lots to say here. I like the Cambridge ePortoflio for Ts a lot but still prefer to stick to my own blog as it gives me a sense of ownership, my baby sort of thing! I like the structure of the sample ones given to us for the task too, but I this can be mirrored in one's blog so no worries there.
I learnt that a blog can work as a wiki in the sense that an entry in my blog can have several postings under it in the form of comments which act a little like the links to new pages in the wikis. I alsmost started a wiki as my eportoflio, but realised that I've done quite a bit of work already in my blog and I really like it and enjoy coming back every now and then to add more and more resources.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Voxopop... hmmm similar to Yackpack, huh?


Ok, here we go again... it's hard trying to keep up with work and studies and this blog but here we go again... Voxopop ricks. I think it's very similar to Yackpack, but better in that the design is more appealing and I find it somehow easier to use.

Doodle.... yesssss


A little late for this addition to my blog as we've been using in on the course all the way though, but I just realised how handy it is. So, I'm adding it here to now to remind me of it and its usefulness. :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My dream classroom





Here we go...

This is my ideal classroom... big windows that allow lots fo light, nice square tables that can be easily regrouped if desired, a table with pcs on the side so that you don't have to book the computer room!!!!, a nice IWB, a console with a DVD, VCR and wireless keyboard and mouse, a projector, and a cupboard to store dictionaries and other essentials!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Flash Card Flash!!!!




Here we go again! This one is directly from Vale! A great resource to help you find the flashcards you need! All you have to do is type in the type of flashcards you want and off you go to loads of links to a myriad of resources available.

At the bottom in blue lots of links to other flashcard making resources.

http://www.flashcardflash.com/

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rubystar... and write your rubricss in minutes


Rubystar makes it easy to crate your own rubrics for assessment. There is a tutorial available too and plenty of other resources and rubrics divided into categories.

I believe though that it is probably easier to start from scratch rather than to spend time looking for one that's already there as your criteria may change according to your specific task.

A must read article by Heidi Goodrich Andrade about the topic is here.

Free virtual storage

Ok, if you don't know where to store your files and have them always available on the internet for free this is your site. Remember you should always keep copies somewhere else so that this is not your only repository! After all, it's out there in the ether and things may go wrong.

If you want more features... you'll have to pay :-)

Here's the URL: