Saturday, September 9, 2006

Timesavers for Teachers

"Timesavers for specializes in often-used, teacher-created, classroom management forms, practical teacher tools, report card comments, worksheets and teacher resources used by teachers of all grades on a regular basis. "

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides

A list of links for "...a few new start-up guides/introductions to Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0."

Half an Hour: Things You Really Need to Learn

"Your school will try to teach you facts, which you'll need to pass the test but which are otherwise useless. In passing you may learn some useful skills, like literacy, which you should cultivate. But Guy Kawasaki is right in at least this: schools won't teach you the things you really need to learn in order to be successful, either in business (whether or not you choose to live life as a toady) or in life." Stephen Downes says, "Here, then, is my list."

A good list indeed! Now all we need to do is convince our Education ministries to go for this curriculum!

Google Book Search

Starting August 30/06, readers can find new, and free, downloadable versions of some of the world's greatest books.
"Working with our library partners, we're expanding access to books that are out of copyright and have become public domain material. Users can search and read these books on Google Book Search like always, but now they can also download and print them to enjoy at their own pace."

Web 2.0 could be used in health e-learning

An article from eHealth Insider.
"Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis, podcasts and blogs could be quite effective tools in e-learning for health professionals in patients, according to a new paper published by BioMed Central. The very interactivity of the technology could prove a boon for professional and patient education, providing that any changes and collaboration is effectively monitored....If effectively deployed, wikis, blogs and podcasts could offer a way to enhance students', clinicans' and patients' learning experiences, and deepen levels of learners' engagement and collaboration within digital learning environments..."