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Blackboard – A learning Management system


McGraw-Hill have their version of a learning management system which can be found at the following link. The blackboard website gives this brief introduction to its resource: Building a Better Education Experience Blackboard works with our clients to develop and implement technology that improves every aspect of education. We enable clients to engage more students in … Continue reading

Mobile Computing – The horizon report


The Horizon report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry in college and university campuses within the next five years.  Mobile Computing is providing on-the-go learning for … Continue reading

Use of Blogs


Blogs are a great way for teachers to contribute to their profession.  Blogs can be used to communicate effective use of digital resources as well as the teaching and learning resources used in the classroom.  Successes as well as challenges can be communicated.  This contribution is made on a local and global scale.  Teachers can … Continue reading

What should be taught in our schools?


Below is a recording which provides a fascinating insight into the UK education system and although it is centred on the UK education system the issues discussed and opinions shared are global. “On March 3rd 2011, an informal evening of discussion and debate took place featuring Katharine Birbalsingh (teacher and author), Toby Young (journalist and author), Dr Ralph Townsend(Headmaster Winchester College), Dawn Hallybone (senior … Continue reading

Online assignments…… why?


There are many benefits of making your assignments online. The assignment can be in a variety of forms such as quizzes, forums, online discussions, simulations, etc, and can allow for diverse learners. The students can receive online feedback in a relatively short space of time. The University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada provides the following web page … Continue reading

Moodle – A learning management system


  Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. Moodle permits password protected use of forums, chats, online … Continue reading

Use your iphone to enhance your maths skills


This is one of many applications which enable students to improve their mathematics skills. This allows for personlised learning addressing student styles using digital tools and resources.

Mathematics Online Activities


England’s BBC website has some very interesting activities in a variety of curriculum areas and allows students to choose the resource best suited to their needs, learning styles, working strategies, and level of ability.  Click on the three screen captures below to explore some Mathematics lessons for 15 year old students:   Now this one…   … Continue reading

Resolving forces using Java Applet


Java applets provde a technology enriched learning environment that enables students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in their own learning. They allow interactivity for the students by enabling them to change values whilst seeing the consequences of their actions. Click on this link to see the use of an applet to help students … Continue reading

The Horizon Report


“The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the [New Media Consortium] NMC’s Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression …” This report [click on image to download] is a great example of how we can reflect … Continue reading

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