Tag Archives: learning

Using social software in the classroom

Social software consists of web based applications which are generally free. They include blogs, wikis, bookmarking, photo and video sharing, social networking, microblogging, photo editing, mapping and poster making applications. This posts lists and describes some of these applications, providing … Continue reading

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Music sharing, learning, education

More and more teachers are realising that social networking software has the potential to support childrens’ learning. I am at last seeing blogs being used in primary classrooms, together with applications like Googlemaps, Google Earth and Flickr. However, the use … Continue reading

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Mastering new literacies using ICT

The world of communication, literacy and education is changing. In the book centred culture of a century ago, to ‘read’ the classics was often considered to be the best education. Good handwriting and the ability to compose formal letters were … Continue reading

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The web as platform

The last post concentrated on the issue of the changing nature of students and the need for teachers to recognise new working practices driven by new technologies. In session two we looked at the potential of social software tools in … Continue reading

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