Friday, September 28, 2012


Plagiarism is a hot, current topic in education. There are a lot of plagiarism checkers that you can use to check students' work and Turnitin is used by a number of institutions but there are also free online sites that students might want to use to check their work before submitting it. Grammarly, Viper, Plag Tracker, Dupli Checker, Plagium are just a few of these. You may want to have a look at them to see if they are of use to you.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Free online courses

There are now lots of free online courses provided by respected universities. Coursera is one of the, check it out there are a range of different subjects covered.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 lets you identify a topic you are intereste in and will search the internet for related information. It allows you to scoop what you find interesting into your personalised informationsite which you can share. Great for creating topic related 'newspapers' online.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Write Comics

Ever fancied creating a comic strip? Write Comics is an easy to use site that enables you to create your own comic strip. A fun way to get a message over to your students.


Educaplay enables you to create Multimedia Teaching Activities You can create lots of different teaching activities (riddles, crosswords, wordsearch, jumbled sentences, matching, quizzes and more) and does not need any specific software apart from a web browser with flash plugin.


I confess that I have not visited and updated this blog for a while and one of the reasons for this is my discovery of Evernote. This is a tool that can be used to store any information and group related ideas in notebooks or relate adn search for them using tags. Whatebver you want to record, you can do it using this tool. Evernote can be downloaded to a PC onto a smartphone or used on the web. This makes it even more useful - you can access your work wherever you are. You can even share your notebooks with interested others if you want.