Here is a collection of links to articles you may have missed over the last few weeks. Altogether, there are 17 articles referred to here.
They were published on the ICT & Computing in Education website, and the Write! website.
One of the most-shared posts on this website, this article considers some practical ways in which the shortage of Computing Master Teachers might be addressed.
This is a link to an article that lists more than 25 "ed chats", including subject-specific ones. Definitely one to bookmark.
The articles listed in this post are:
- Ebooks: no need for publishers to worry?
- 4 reasons to get published, and 7 reasons to self-publish
- 11 predictions concerning technology in education
- 5 reasons that educators should use a Kindle
- Converting text into ebooks
- 5 free and low-cost ebook websites
- E-reading vs P-reading: your brain knows the difference
Two of the events have been and gone, but the other two refer to forthcoming newsletters: Digital Education, and the launch of Reviews for Writers.
This article contains information about a research report I've compiled, and which is free to subscribers to Digital Education.
This article explains how I built my students up to be able to get on with a project lasting 6 weeks with very little intervention from me.
Some questions you might like to pose for your students, along with some further reading. Both articles originally appeared in Digital Education in July 2016.
A useful book for students who need to read learned journals.
You can do a lot more with a Kindle ereader than just read books, as this article explains.
Windows doesn't give you many options when it comes to renaming files en masse. The utility described in this article brings back the power of DOS to your screen.
If you use Word, you'll know that sometimes you get extra paragraphs and spaces and other unwanted errors in your document. This utility enables you to clean it all up. As a side benefit, if you teach students how to program in Visual Basic for Applications, getting them to re-create this utility would make a very ice project.