Friday, December 19, 2008
StumbleUpon takes you to random web sites based on your interests (these might be educational or personal interest). When you sign up for an account, you have the opportunity to register your interests and when looking at websites you are taken to you can vote on whether you like the site - Stumbleupon's engine learns what you like, and it will also save those you vote for so you can go back later.
I wish you a very happy Christmas and will be back blogging on 5th January 2009.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Searchme presents the web pages as search results rather than just some text from the webpage. When you enter your search term, categories appear that relate to your search term. You can select a category to narrow down your search. Then you review the web pages by flicking through them as they appear on the Internet rather than just textual information taken from the pages.
Search-cube is a different visual search engine that shows the web search results as web pages each presented as small squares in a larger 3 dimensional cube shape. Although reviewing the search results on this search engine might seem less intuitive ( you have to flip the cube to see the images on different sides) it does make searching feel more like a game of exploration.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
There is a helpful video showing how to use this created by Tech Bites.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Puzzlemaker from Discovery Education enables you to create and print a range of word games.
When you access the site, you will see the option to purchase a CD OR to create the free puzzles.
To create the free puzzles, be sure to select the type of puzzle you want to create on the left then follow instructions.
To print the puzzles you will need to copy the puzzle and paste it to a word or similar document which you can then print off and use for your teaching.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Rather than wasting time searching for good anatomy resources online, Vanessa has shared her collection of links to some of the best anatomy resources on the Internet.
The site contains: dissection manuals and videos, games, illustrations, lectures, podcasts, quizes, study guides and much more.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
You will need to register to access all the facilities but once you have, you can learn at your own pace on a range of different activities to learn or develop your English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Hindi, Italian, Russian, or Japanese.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Customer contact centre - Explore the range of careers within the Customer contact centre environment.
Food and drink production - Explore the range of careers within the Food and drink production environment.
Hair, beauty and nails - Explore the range of careers within the Hair, beauty and nails salon environment.
NHS - Explore the range of careers within the NHS environment.
Passenger transport - Explore the range of careers within the Passenger transport environment.
Retail - Explore the range of careers within the Retail environment.
A fun website to explore or recommend to students unsure of possible career options.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This site as now been taken over by Babbel another language learning site. Babbel a multimedia learning resource. In addition to the learning packages, Babbel facilitates interactions with native speakers or learning partners which enables members to practice and develop their linguistic skills. Languages supported are English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
This is worth trying if you want to learn a language or if you teach languages.
Monday, December 8, 2008
* Digital Photography
* Learning Languages
* Modern Languages
* Hospitality and Catering
* Leisure, Sport and Recreation
* Social Research Methods
* Social Statistics
* Travel and Tourism
* Health and Social Care
* Health and Well-being
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
If you want to access videos about travel, the Compulsive Traveller website is worth investigating. This site provides videos from around the world and provides an outlet for the videos taken by self confessed compulsive travellers with an option for users to add new ones. The videos can be found under themes such as people, places, great chefs of the world and funny videos and the site provides additional information about the featured destinations.
This site might be useful for projects about countries or tourism or in preperation for student residential visits, planning a holiday or just for interest.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The site also provides a wide range of additional resources for when you want an instant answer to your problem rather than a mini course. These include publications and web links covering running or starting a business, information skills, work skills, self development, finding a job, or making an extra income.
Monday, December 1, 2008
This may be an interesting starting point for discussions or even a fun way to learn more about the world.