Archive for the ‘Web 2.0’ Category

Today I have been exploring what it means to be a web browser and how the Internet has been evolving. Whilst reading some interesting articles I came across the Google Chrome WebGL Experiments. As I examined what these have been created to do I was amazed at the possibilities. I have linked to a few I found interesting below but click the top image to get access to the lot.

Radiolaria – Create Biologically inspired images

House Configurator

Pixelate Yourself

Plink – Multiplayer Music Creator

Essay Map: Online tools

Posted: November 1, 2012 in Education, Web 2.0

Here is a great online tool that you could use with your students to promote and enhance their literacy and writing ability. Below are some examples of ways it has been used.

1. This is a great tool to use with lower ability students who find it difficult to structure essays. These pupils found it much easier to create the essay with less support from me and it made them feel more independent.

2. Some groups of children, particularly boys, don’t enjoy writing essays and I’ve found Essay Map can engage those students who don’t like completing an essay on paper.

3. Get students to complete the essay plan using the tool then email it to a partner or a group and get students to peer assess and give feedback on each other’s work. Then get the students to complete a final draft taking on board the feedback.

4. Use the essay-creating tool as a chain. Get one student to complete the first part (eg the title and intro) and then pass it on to another student who completes the next part and so on. By the end of the lesson you have a collaborative essay.


This is powerful online presentation tool that lends itself to creative use of presentation for teaching and learning, both for teachers and students.

It is always refreshing to see how things are rating for use as educational technologies. Here is a list I found this morning.

Here is a great little online tool to help prepare your references. This will be useful for students and teachers alike.

Here is another great resource, actually more of a tool that enables you to synchronise files and data between computers and store your files online. Well worth a go.