Dec 13 2007
Well it seems it is the season, of beginning to think about how your weblog is functioning and yes this one is very tired. After updating all of my students weblogs for the new school, which all look reasonably snappy at this moment in time I have neglected this weblogs look. This was my very first experiment in weblogging and yes the text is way to small, and the styling all adds up to too much style over content. So over the next few weeks expect a change as I update what is happening, and the overall theme of this WordPress weblog
Hopefully it will be a little more user friendly and easy to read, and should hopefully kick start my new year and my Masters critical study. Terry Freedman over as his weblog seems to thinking along the same lines, and fingers crossed if I manage to finish my article related to Social Networking you should be able to read it over as his blog.
The year is ending up with me remembering how many useful tools and applications there are out there. It often seems that if you are a teacher who loves the use of Technology and all things new, that suddenly you look back and remember you have forgotten in your haste to use some of the better tools out there. As a informal chat with a MFL teacher led to suggest, sometimes you get snowed under with the latest modern technologies within education and forget those that work – it must be noted that she was wanting to throw out the iPOD and is annoying habits and bring back the dependable tape recorder. In many ways I sympathise especially as such a supposed superior mp3 player does not allow you to delete songs from itself but insists that you connect to a computer to delete the songs – how archaic shall I say. Although that is an Apple gripe I must say that Leopard with VMware is turning into quite a joy to use – is it true once you have turned to a Mac you never go back…lol.
Of the tools that I have remembered the wonderful Yacapaca quiz and survey tool, I have realised is an excellent and easy to use tool ready for action in a few minutes. There are no users on the site with IB related courses, so I will be making my own up over the next few months. BUT it is one to recheck if you have not used it before.