Results tagged “ict”

Zotero

By Tdol on Feb 29, 2008 | | 0 Comments

For people using Firefox, there's a superb add-on Zotero to help you organise your research, create bibliographies, reference lists, etc, complete with a number of styles.

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The Professional Association of Teachers

By Tdol on Aug 1, 2007 | | 1 Comments

They are definitely firing on all cylinders at the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) conference this year. A motion was put forward yesterday that

deplores the very real problem of cyber bullying in schools and demands the closure of sites encouraging such behaviour

Crash and burn

By Tdol on Jul 4, 2007 | | 0 Comments

Though the term information superhighway seems to have been consigned to history, the internet, in many ways, resembles a demolition derby more than a sleek road. Every year I clear out the dead links from our ESL links database; even though we add a new link most days, we now how forty fewer links than we did at the start of the year.

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Interactive whiteboards

By Tdol on Jul 2, 2007 | | 0 Comments

Interactive whiteboards, heralded as a breakthrough in teaching, have come under fire as possible risks to eyesight. While the claims that TV and computer screens would ruin people's eyesight have largely not been shown to be the case, it is possible that there is a risk here.

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Exalead- the search engine that thinks it's a concordancer

By Tdol on Jun 4, 2005 | | 0 Comments

The search engine Exalead offers some very interesting and powerful features for language searches. It's in a beta version at the moment, but the advanced search page offers a number of interesting possibilities.

Word Checker 3 - Stemmer

By Tdol on Apr 27, 2004 | | 1 Comments

We have added stemming functions to the database used by the Word Checker. This means that if you search for, say, a plural of a word, then the program will recognise that your search is derived from the base form of the word.

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Word Checker 2 - The Brown Corpus

By Tdol on Apr 19, 2004 | | 0 Comments

In the Word Checker we have added to the site, you can see whether a word is in the 2,000 most common words in the Brown Corpus.

Word Checker 1 - The Dolch basic word list

By Tdol on Apr 19, 2004 | | 0 Comments

We have recently added a Word Checkerto the site, which will look up a word or phrase against our databases of grammatical and lexical information. One of the things it will show is whether the word appears in the Dolch basic word list.

LORs (Learning Object Repositories)

By Tdol on Apr 13, 2004 | | 0 Comments

There has been some discussion about 'Open Source Teaching' recently. As I understand it, the idea is to build vast databases of reusable computer resources. I would like to suggest two other possible ways of doing this.

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