Odblog: feeds, tools and twittering..It's all getting a bit complex
feeds, tools and twittering..It's all getting a bit complex
Categories: Advanced Higher, Rural land Resources, Industry, Writing and AssessmentSo, my AH class all registered for bloglines accounts on Friday. We looked at how to use feeds from Google News to track updates for Geographical Issues articles, and did a little session on searching the internet. It was interesting to notice that most were unaware of some of the shortcuts to searching the net that Ollie talked about, and I have a suspicion that many searches will still begin with a blanket google search, but hopefully you have taken somethin which will help you now and maybe later in your education.I am a little worried about the pace of learning in some classes since the summer, and had forgotten how easy it is to become bogged down in Rural Land Resources with Higher. There is so much to remember from individual case studies that I really flogged these to death last year at the expense of keeping interest a little (something which my online surveys returned). I really want to move things on tomorrow, complete the Cairngorms, and be on to The Dales by Tuesday.Classes have been given work to complete, and I'll finish this off with a past paper homework fro return next week.I missed all of my s4 classes last week, and again am a little worried that in that time we have been treading water a little. I plan to use classtools post-its if possible in groups:-1) Factors affecting industrial location-Old and New Industries2) Features of an old industrial landscape3) Reasons for decline in old industries4) Features of a modern industrial landscapeI'll need to source some images for this, or maybe I'll build this into the task. This exercise should give me an idea as to how much of the textbook work has sunk in while I was off.Finally, I have recently registered for something called twitter. I've not done anything with it yet, and I am aware that this is yet another application to feed in to the old grey matter, but I was interested in some of the ideas in this post by a history teacher as to how he thinks it could be used with classes. This is something for the future.