Teaching and Learning Online

July 15th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

“Online learning is growing because of increased demand, high accessibility, lower participant costs, high flexibility and other factors. Technology is continuously evolving and is providing new and effective methods for online learning and collaboration.” This is a quote from the  Trends  in Online Learning section of the Getting Online web site the latest product of […]

Two great technology blogs for educators

June 19th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Thanks (again!) to super-blogger Tracey Mollins over at Literacies Cafe– I have discovered these two incredibly useful blog.  Free Technology for Teachers describes itself as A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. Ideas for technology integration – it is  a very good  place to go to learn about free technology […]

Twitter… what is it anyway ?

May 5th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Like a lot of people ( around 6 million and counting),  I have a Twitter account – I started it out of curiosity, but then I wasn’t really sure what to do with it…until  I found a great short video – Twitter in Plain English created by  the brilliant folks at commoncraft –   here’s  […]

How to use an edublog to teach…

July 23rd, 2008 by Maria Moriarty

Here’s an interesting post on Edublogs – the blog hosting service for educators. 10 ways to use your edublog to teach is a quick and easy introduction to how you can integrate blogging in your practice. For example, Create a class publication, post materials and resources and share your lesson plans.  Get inspired… check out this […]

More edublogging…

July 18th, 2008 by Maria Moriarty

         I  just came across this amazing wiki called Support Blogging – it’s the creation of Steve Hargadon who is  the director of the K-12 Open Technologies Initiative at the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and a passionate proponent of educational technology in support of learning.Don’t be put off by the current K-12 focus of […]

25 Useful Web Tools

April 13th, 2008 by Maria Moriarty

                I  was introduced to  25 Tools  by a couple of my  resourceful colleagues at AlphaPlus…   thank you Mary and Trudy…  This is a completely free professional development resource for educators and workplace trainers put together by Jane Hart a well-known expert in the area of e-learning ( see her very informative E-Learning Handbook)  and is intended to help […]

RSS — Really Simple Syndication

July 11th, 2007 by Maria Moriarty

  click on image to see an example of a collection of RSS feeds What is RSS? The RSS acronym for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary is a way to get a list of the latest content from your favourite web sites and blogs. Instead of having to visit these sites and blogs […]

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