"Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed so far. If there's anyone else out there with something to add, please feel free to. I will link this page to the resources site that I'm providing participants, so they can continue to see…"
"The greatest tool for my PLN is Twitter and Ning now. Same reason as Jennifer, Twitter is quick and easier to get the latest news. I also have my own RSS on my Google Reader page but I may need more time to catch up what's on.
"Jennifer ... I hear ya about the Nings. I think I now belong to over 100. I have used RSS Graffiti to aggregate many of them related to English teaching inside of a Facebook group. Works nicely. You can see an example at: Mexico English…"
"I love that no matter when I log on to my twitter account or go into Diigo, I come away with fantastic ideas and resources. Twitter has got to be my greatest tool. I have been neglecting my RSS Feeds for so long because the learning I get out of…"
Hi Ben, Thanks for the reply. I currently use a googledocs spreadsheet for online surveys of whole year groups and find it really useful. I was just wondering what other things people were using it for.
My colleague uses Moodle with 8th grade Language Arts students. I don't know how it would translate to 5th graders, however, never having used it myself. Good luck with your search. Beautiful panoramic pictures!
Hi Ben, i didn't know you live in Singapore :) My brother lives there and my nephew learn in an international school too... We have on our School Beyond the Walls a special group about Singapore: check out.
I checked out your world in crisis site. I hope you get a good response with it. My school has a conservation club that teaches the students about these issues as well. Here is the address if you want to check it out. http://noelconservationclub.blogspot.com/
Thanks for your response, Ben. Hopefully, the tongue-in-cheek factor comes through my post. This point is well taken: "even the most interactive and exciting field trip, for example, can be boring if the students see no purpose in it."