A twist on weather forecasting.
Kim Cofino explains the steps taken to develop a weekly podcasting activity with students.
Living large on a small budget: personal finance and frugal living
The Phenomenon of Blogs and Theoretical Model of Blog Use in Educational Contexts
This paper reviews prior studies and develops a model for the use of blogs in educational contexts by taking into account socio-technical systems theory. The model contributes to interactivity, an open system, a visualization tool, and a decentralized environment of online communication circumstance.
CITE Journal – Connecting Informal and Formal Learning Experiences in the Age of Participatory Media – Annotated
The Pew Internet and American Life project reports that the majority of all teens are now engaged in active creation of online content. The rise of social media reflects new opportunities and outlets for creativity.
Content Delivery in the “Blogosphere”
In this article, the authors describe the pedagogy behind blogs. They also address the reasons why blogs should be used as one of many teaching and learning tools, as well as describe the potential benefits of blogs for educators. Drawing on their own research and teaching, they will conclude with specific strategies for using blogs in the classroom.
AJET 24(2) Farmer, Yue and Brooks (2008) – using blogging for higher order learning in large cohort university teaching: A case study
The small but developing literature on weblogging underscores its potential as an effective learning resource for use in higher education. This paper contributes to these discussions through an initial case study of the authors’ experience with the on going development of an educational blogging resource for use in a large cohort, undergraduate liberal arts subject. Detailing the theoretical aims, design, implementation and incipient evaluation of the project, the paper supports the argument for the educational use and value of blogging but also highlights potential limitations and problem areas.
With the drop.io Real Time set of features, we’ve created a fully-live collaboration environment. This means zero page refreshes. Zero…seriously.
Our new /Chat dedicated view: just as each drop has a ‘/Blog’ view (where media added to the drop is displayed according to when it is uploaded), a ‘/Media’ view, etc. we also now provide a rich media ‘/Chat’ view. In this chat view all chat messages and media are displayed ‘inline’ for easy discussion
A ‘chat layer’ on every view: on the bottom of every page there is also now a ‘chat layer’, which displays how many others are currently looking at the same drop. Click on it and you can chat with them about the files you are uploading, a document you need from them, whatever you want.
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