About Me

For the last ten years I've been working in international schools in Thailand teaching ICT (Information Communication Technology) and Computer Science, prior to this I have worked for several years in software support and also taught English as a Foreign Language. I'm particularly interested in using ICT as a tool for transforming education and in the impact of open source technologies upon learning. Twitter ID @ajduckworth

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Education Weebly

I'm always on the lookout for ways to simplify the transition to making schools more accessible online and Education Weebly certainly fits in this category. I've been quite impressed with the presentation of given on the Classroom 2.0 online conference. Am hoping to give it a try out shortly. It's basically an online tool for creating online classroom websites and most of the functionality is available through drag and drop editing It includes the ability for students to submit assignments online and tro create limited sites of their own under the overall administration of the teacher. As my school has not yet quite got the funding for a VLE this seems to offer a sensible option for teachers within schools to set up their own sites. Quite whether I'll use it for assignment submission I'm not sure, currently the teacher sets up the submissions so that they come into his/her email inbox. It also seems to be more suited for primary school teachers, ie teachers with fewer students. As I have over 160 students it's important to reduce cost and administration as much as possible. Nevertheless, if you were thinking of starting a class blog or wiki, then I would say give Weebly a chance and I think you'll be impressed with the added functionaility.