Thursday, September 18, 2008

Daily English Activities

Nik Peachey's new blog, Daily English Activities, for students and teachers (with teacher lesson plans and support) is developing beautifully. I especially like the way he finds interesting sites, like Yolango (which has video trailers with scripts and subtitles), and creates ready-to-use lesson plans making use of them; or points students to ways to enhance or make regular use of the resource.

Hope he keeps on with this development. It's also an interesting use for a blog.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Webheads Tenth Anniversary

We Webheads are whooping it up, celebrating (virtually) our 10 years of association as a thriving Community of Practice. Nice to have a history.

Here are some commemorations:

Michael Coughlan started a Webheads Tenth Anniversary VoiceThread which many have contributed to.
Vance in San Antonio demonstrates the intellectual level of our CoP.
Buthaina wrote this tribute some years ago about what she had learned from the Webheads.

It's great to be a part of this virtual/real community.


Saturday, September 06, 2008


The WikiEducator site purports to be a clearinghouse for free and open source learning. Some of the projects seem very promising, but it is difficult to find one that is already complete. The content-based learning, including computer/IT look like they have potential. Let's hope the bandwagon takes off (is that a mixed metaphor?)

These are the goals:

The WikiEducator is an evolving community intended for the collaborative:

* planning of education projects linked with the development of free content;
* development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning;
* work on building open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs.
* networking on funding proposals developed as free content.