Tag Archives: social software

Using wikis as learning tools

Monty Paul, 2009. (Updated October 2011) The social Web is characterised by the richness of interpersonal experience users enjoy when they use its tools and services. It is this shift in emphasis and a repurposing of the ‘old’ Web spaces … Continue reading

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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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Microblogging

The popularity of micro-blogging is increasing rapidly, with a  stream of applications being launched on a regular basis. Twitter and Plurk are probably the most popular microblogs. Micro-bloggers are limited to using 140 characters, so it is a little like … 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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The changing face of Education

The very concept of education is changing for many kids, as they experience self-directed learning, mostly out of school, about things that interest them, and they see how different this kind of learning is from the ‘push it on you’ … Continue reading

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