martes, 26 de julio de 2011

The Innovative Educator on Social Networks

What is the benefit of each social network in education? Like many things in life, it’s not about the one-size-fits all solution, but rather finding the right tool in the shed to accomplish the task at hand.
Posted by The Innovative Educator:

viernes, 22 de julio de 2011

Using Blogs to Engage English Language Learners

Article by Jon Schwartz. He teaches fourth grade in Oceanside, CA.
If managed properly and carefully, student blogs provide a virtual workbench that students can use to find their creative muse and learn about the technological world they are inheriting.
More information about his work:

viernes, 15 de julio de 2011

Real-time encyclopedias

Real-time encyclopedias can be very useful for students in order to develop research skills. I would like to show two examples:

Mashpedia is a dynamic encyclopedia, that pulls content from different online services in real-time, offering a complete and fresh outlook about (almost) any topic.
Every time you query Mashpedia, it loads information and digital contents from many online sources and then organize them in an easy-to-use interface. At Mashpedia you can find fresh data and digital media from newspapers, magazines, blogs, books, Wikipedia, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Social Answers and more online resources. (Source
Zomobo is a new site that bills itself as a real-time encyclopedia. Zomobo, pulls the latest information available about specific topics that you're interested in. When you look up a topic in Zomobo you will get information pulled from blogs, social networks, Flickr, YouTube, newspapers, news sites, and Wikipedia. (Source

miércoles, 13 de julio de 2011

lunes, 11 de julio de 2011

The Teacher Network

The Teacher Network is a vast repository of free resources for ages 4 to 18. It is part of Guardian Professional Networks (new community sites which are a division of Guardian News & Media). You can browse and use thousands of innovative free resources and create and share your own.

jueves, 7 de julio de 2011

ESOL Courses

A huge variety of online materials (free interactive listening lessons, reading exercises, quizzes and games) all of which are graded according to level (Beginners, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate,Advanced/IELTS)

lunes, 4 de julio de 2011

The best search for your information need

One of the hardest parts about doing academic research on the Internet is figuring out where to start! A search engine or subject portal is usually the first thing to try, but which are the most useful for your research need?

viernes, 1 de julio de 2011


MIT Tech TV is the video-sharing site for the MIT community. It supports the community through the aggregation and distribution of science, engineering, technology, and a lot more MIT-related video on the web.
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