Word Clouds in Education

On Sunday morning last, those of you who tweet might have noticed a new hashtag appear with prominence in the twittersphere: #savewordle. Wordle, an online application (available at http://www.wordle.net) for generating ‘word clouds’, had been taken down and the founder, Jonathan Feinberg, had used the homepage of the site to appeal for “pro bono legal …

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CESI call for presenters

Our good friends at CESI are busy organising the CESI National Conference which will take place on 12th and 13th February 2010.  The conference entitled “Creative Technology in Challenging Times” will highlight the varied and creative ways teachers are using ICT to enhance teaching and learning at primary and post primary level. To do this, …

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Towards the Paperless Classroom

Last week, Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told schoolkids to throw away their textbooks to help the state avoid bankruptcy.  He referred to textbooks as being “outdated” and too expensive. California currently spends more than $400m annually on school textbooks. Instead of textbooks, the Californian Learning Resource Network will evaluate and list free and commercial online …

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