Monday, 25 January 2010

Adding slideshows

Animoto is a natty little tool which allows you to create your own slideshows to music for placement in a blog. You can also add text.


Saturday, 2 January 2010


If you want to see some alternative blog templates, google 'blog templates free'. Some examples include:

Monday, 8 June 2009


Edublogs is a hub for educational blogs. Hosted by Wordpress, you can create your own blog for free within an existing educational community.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Blog (Weblog) - EDUCAUSE Learning Library Initiative

An extensive listing of resources and articles related to the use of weblogs in higher education

Content Delivery in the Blogosphere

An article by Richard Ferdig and Kaye Trammell (2004) from the University of Florida about the use of weblogs in educational contexts.

Educational Blogging

An EDUCAUSE article by Stephen Downes (2004) about the educational potential of weblogs:

What makes a weblog a weblog?

This is a view on what constitutes a blog which also provides a guide to blog-related terminology:

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Blogs as a resource bank and training tool

Here is a sample EFL teacher's blog to demonstrate how blogs can be used for training and resource compilation. It explores the possibilities for YouTube and other video sharing sites in the classroom. Every week a new lesson plan is uploaded.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008


See Wikipedia's definition of microblogging

See also: Microblogging with Plurk

Plurk is one microblogging site
Twitter is another

Wednesday, 24 October 2007


If you want to add a stat counter to your site to see how many people visit your blog and where they come from, you can get a free version from StatCounter.

It gives you clear instructions about how to add the code to a blog amongst others.

Friday, 31 August 2007

Captioning Pictures

This is quite a fun tool. You can caption pictures, save them and then post to your blog.

Adding Sound Files

Here's a link with some advice on how to add sound files (music) to your blog.