Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Review of SlideShows

This blog entry by Webhead Ronaldo Lima, Jr., has a nice comparative review of three slideshow tools--Voicethread, Splashcast and Qlipboard--with short examples of each. Comments by fellow Webheads are also very useful.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Definitely for advanced learners, WritingFix is targeted toward U.S. high school students and teachers. However, it has a lot of good advice about writing, and is billed as "the home of interactive writing prompts." Various parts of the site will generate random prompts to start writing on a variety of topics and content subjects. It also has general advice about writing essays, e.g., developing voice, organizing, sentence fluency, conventions, etc. In Spring of 2008, the site will have an extensive section of the various parts of the writing process. A good place for EFL/ESL teachers to grab ideas.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward is a wiki whose intended audience is educational administrators, but it has lots of info of value to researchers, IT staff, and instructors. Nicely organized and categorized, and you can join the site and add your own stuff.

The wiki is administered by Dr. Scott McLeod, Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). You can contact him from the Moving Forward site if you have any questions or suggestions.

BTW, I found this site by subscribing to the Technology & Learning magazine online (free). It's got a nice e-book interface, called Nxtbook, that allows you to page quickly through an issue, and the links are live.

Sunday, February 17, 2008