Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sidebar RSS Aggregator for Firefox

The explanation below is pretty minimal, but the Firefox site will give you illustrated directions to get started. While it claims not to be a replacement for a full-fledged aggregator, it functions quite nicely as a quick and easy to install reader. This might be an easy way to get students reading each other's blogs.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Tapiohka U

Tapiohka University is a WYSIWYG course management system that looks much easier to use than Moodle, so it might even be appropriate for younger learners, e.g., upper elementary school. I'd love to try this out with a short course.

A free site, teachers can set up a class bulletin board, type in a syllabus, create a calendar, divide students into groups, etc. The "Lecture" page can be set up to allow students to add Web links, resources, etc.

Thanks to Moira Hunter, Webhead for the tip on this one.