Wen's Woffle

An intermittent blog for work and play!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What do I do with all this stuff I'm learning about?

This is my question to myself today. How can I use the technology I'm learning about an effective teaching tool for me, and even more importantly, how to I use it to make learning effective? I've been looking at several videos (see past posts) that basically say if you don't engage your students they don't learn. How am I to present I/L stuff and make it interesting? After attending yesterday's wikieducator meeting at the Polytechnic, I don't think forming a library wiki for students is necessarily the best way to go. It seems I and the students would have more flexibility if I used a blog as a learning space. I'm not sure I fully understand why...confusion here. I could start another blog specifically aimed at sharing I/L skills. This could include work sheets/quizzes/FAQ/how to's/videos/example searches etc. I'm presently trying to develop a module on how to searcheffectively, and aiming it at foundation students. I'm (actually Susan and I) are using Magnolia and I'm wondering if I would be better using a blog.... mmmmmm. A big thanks to Michael Bretherton who gave me permission to add his photo to my blog. I found his image on http://www.sxc.hu/

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Introducing singingsally

Hey, I just managed to create my newMeez character. You can too at http://www.meez.com/home.dm

Monday, May 14, 2007

Jumping for joy

Yes I managed to get my Meez character working and found this great Web 2.0 video. It has an anthropological perspective