I’ve Gone Widget Crazy And Need Help To Control Widget Addiction

Edublogs have given all it’s users new freedom and allows javascript, iframes and object code to be embedded directly into Edublogs blogs. Which is great because I can just copy and paste pretty much most ‘embedding’ code picked up around the web directly into my posts or a text widget in my side bar. Most…

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Tips for Diversifying Your Blog Subscriptions

The best blog posts, for me, are those that make me STOP, reflect, ponder and challenge my own viewpoints! Take Claire Thompson “How to turn “Me Vision Into We Vision” post where she discusses the need to ensure we don’t limit our learning by getting sucked into group thinking — by restricting our blog reading…

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Are You Going To Be More Sharing And Caring?

Depending on your love of Google Reader you will either be grateful that Google has given us an early Christmas present or be concerned, like me, that you may need to change your sharing habits. For those who don’t use Google Reader, or who have no idea what I am talking about, Google has linked…

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Update On Getting More Out Of Google Reader

Google has just added some more features to Google Reader so I thought it was appropriate to write a new post to update my post on Getting More Out of Google Reader. Thanks Martin Weller from The Ed Techie for alerting me to how recommendations have now been added to Google Reader (answer to your…

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Getting More Out Of Google Reader

Managing information using RSS is an important skill to learn however it is an area that people starting out struggle with. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) means that whenever new information is added to a site (e.g. your favourite blog) it comes to you instead of you having to continuously check the site. Read more about…

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These Are My Favourite Tools! What Are Yours?

Vicki Davis (Cool Cat Teacher Blog) did an absolutely amazing post titled Best of the Web: My Most Useful Tools where she shares her most useful websites/tools with her readers — READ IT — I found gems in her post that I had not tried [image by marie-ll] Vicki also encourages us all to take…

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What your blog looks like in different Feed Readers

Yesterday I showed you how your post looks to your subscribers when it is viewed through Google Reader and explained why it is important to subscribe to your own feed so you know what your posts look like to your readers. Today I decided to do a road test of the main online feed readers…

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What does your blog looks like to your subscribers?

Have you taken the time to check how your blog looks to your subscribers? No! Do it – you may have a rude shock! This is how I read your blog – through my Google Reader Gadget on my Personalised Google page. Your post needs to look good here not on your blog! When I…

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My Everyday Tools

In the last couple of days I have noticed people blogging on tools that I have been using for quite awhile – I assumed that everyone knew about them – wrong assumption. So I thought today I would post about tools that I use all the time: 1. SnagIt Don’t care that it costs money…

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Tools of the Trade

Darren at Drape’s Take did an excellent post today on Why Every Teacher Should Have A Google Account. This is a list of basic tools that I recommend to lecturers: Bookmarking Definitely a bookmarking site is a must. It is so great to be able to bookmark a website online that you can then view…

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