Sunday, 19 February 2012
Jigzone and Social Media
I have a namesake in New Zealand who is, like me, concerned that children and teenagers are not learning the most useful ICT skills which can fit them for work and life in general.
Di Brooks can be found on 'Di's blog' - I googled this to see if I could use that blogname but, as you will see, it was already in use. Her articles are of interest to teachers and parents alike.
Her latest post is about Jigzone.
Di Brooks wrote: 'Using Jigzone you can upload a graphic to the site and it will automatically make a jigsaw from it. This would be great for a teacher to use and embed the graphic into a wiki or a blog to create interest. Students could use it to embed as part of a presentation.You can nominate the number of pieces in your puzzle and the shape of the pieces in the puzzle.'
This would be great for a teacher to use and embed the graphic into a wiki or a blog to create interest. Students could use it to embed as part of a presentation. You can nominate the number of pieces in your puzzle and the shape of the pieces in the puzzle
Take a look at her blog. It is a good read for all.
I am going to experiment with resources for reading and writing on the site.
Another of Di's posts concerns research being undertaken at Plymouth University UK on social media, something that teachers can use to enhance their College and University provision. A tutor group can have a Facebook page and post questions about a current piece of coursework. Tutors may post answers to problems posed. I have used this with Higher Education students who have run into problems with their essays. Often another student has posted a similar problem and received feedback or it is possible to search for the feedback from the tutor.
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