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One of the problems facing those who want to start a blog, is understanding terms used in blogging. For those who are unfamiliar with those terms, follow the link below. It is a list of terminology and definitions for terms that are frequently used while talking about building blogs.
Wallwisher is a web 2.0 application that enables users to share brief notes, pictures and videos in the digital classroom. It is a really easy way to connect your classroom with Web 2.0. Wallwisher is located at wallwisher.com.
Wallwisher can be used to teach in different ways:
Ask a question and let students provide answers.
Let students discuss a topic. Make the wall a free zone where they can argue about a topic, convince their peers, or simply have their say.
What are plugins
Wikipedia defines plugins as follows:
Plug-ins are sets of software components that add specific abilities to a larger software application. If supported, plug-ins enable customizing the functionality of an application.
In the same way wordPress plugins will add new features and functionalities to your blog. They can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine.
You can have a look at the most popular plugins in this page:
The most popular WordPress Plugins
Five WordPress plugins for teachers
The following are some plugins for teachers:
It is meant to simplify the process of …
Six web tools for teachers. This includes helpful writing and vocabulary tools for designing lessons using on line material and websites. You can get more details from Nick Peachey blog.
Connecting people with meaning. The words you want defined.
Contextualize your words
phraseup assists you with writing by finding and filling-in the words you can’t remember
Telescopic text is primarily a set of tools for creating expanding texts. Very useful for practicing writing.
Movie maker. Useful to create dialogues and dialogue scenes.
Helps students create visual slide shows of sentences or short texts.
Julian Treasure says in this video that we exercise filters when listening. According to him, we “filter out ” the less important to reach what we really pay attention to, in the following order:
Julian also states that people are losing listening skills. We are unable to really listen to what is happening around us. It has become harder for us to pay attention to the quiet, to the subtle, the understated. Julian also stresses the importance of conscious listening because it creates an understanding. He provides exercises to train …
The battle of the sexes, is it a myth?
I’ve just finished reading an article bout how the world came to organize the relationship between men and women in the way it is nowadays.
If the topic of gender inequalities, sexism, patriarchy/matriarchy, etc are of interest to you, you need to read this article by Roy F. Baumeister:
Is There Anything Good About Men?
What makes a magazine great?
But most importantly, a good magazine relies on the way it catches readers attention.
Top Ten Magazines
These are links to ten world magazines that I found interesting.
Time Magazine – Breaking News, Politics, Analysis…
Newsweek – World News, Entertainment, Health…
The SmithSonian Magazine- History, Travel, Art, People, Places
Life – Your World in Pictures
Money – Businenss and Financial News
Bibliomania is a free library. It has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays. You can read the world’s greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare’s plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe.
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Bibliomania is a free library. It has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays.