Kelly Walsh's Blog – November 2010 Archive (5)

Exploring the World of Free Teaching Productivity Resources on the Web

There are so many free productivity tools available on the Internet for today’s educators. I’m creating a resource page that list many of the most useful ones, and I’d love to have your input!

By “productivity” tools and resources, I am referring to tools that can help teachers get their jobs done more efficiently or effectively, at no cost (beyond the effort required to use the resources, of course). There are so many of these types of tools out on the…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on November 29, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Importance of Writing Skills: Online Tools to Encourage Success

Good writing skills are critical for today’s students … here’s a few online tools to help develop and reinforce them.

As teachers, I think we’d all agree that communication is pretty important. In fact, it’s a necessary component of education, livelihood, and basic functionality in our society. It’s also fairly obvious that there are two main ways to communicate, although more obscure forms exist. Basically, we talk and we write. That’s how we let other people…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on November 22, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

5 Internet Technologies That School Administrators Need To Know About

These technologies can enable educators to improve communications, enhance student learning, controls costs, manage Internet access in the classroom, and more.

There are many systems and tools available in today’s marketplace that can help administrators and faculty to succeed with some of the many things they need to do in their roles. Some of the technologies I’ve listed below are “back office” tech (not really visible to the end user), and some directly impact…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on November 15, 2010 at 5:47am — No Comments

Moodle 2.0 versus Blackboard 9.1 – a Brief Comparison

Taking a look at some of the similarities and differences between the newest versions of these two popular LMS’s.

Thanks to contributor Olivia Coleman (olivia.coleman33 @gmail.com) for collaboratively developing this guest post.

Moodle and…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on November 8, 2010 at 5:39am — No Comments

More than a third of Higher Education Faculty are on Twitter

Twitter use by Higher Education Faculty is more extensive than you might expect, and it’s on the rise.

This last week I came across this report from Magna Publications, published last month, which discusses their second annual survey of Twitter usage among college…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on November 1, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

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