Here's a website I just built that basically digitizes the lesson notes that I use to teach my kids TOEFL one-on-one. As I wrote on the site I intend it to be both a resource for students and a "how to teach TOEFL" guide for teachers (simultaneously).http://www.toeflresources.com/Perhaps it can be of help to some people here, as I find that TOEFL sites online are either badly out of date or crassly commercial. It's only about a week old, but I've…See More
"David, in the reorganization you're thinking about... are you thinking of ways to make the sharing forum's function, or distinction from the more general forum, more obvious, while still protecting it from getting many stray…"
"I think implementing a bookmarking system into EFL Classroom is inspired, David. Give me a chance to go through Larry's list to get my bearings, because I really am a novice at this one.
About Firesidelearning, oh, it was awful before the…"
I've been looking through Larry's list of Bookmarking sites (social). Any you'd think would work for highlighting our content???
On another note, I'm wondering about what you think about the colors of Firesidelearning? I…"
I thought I'd got that all the same! Didn't want to make too much of a difference to members (however few there are this slow time of year!). But yeah, you were right. Somehow the main font didnt change stayed Georgia not Arial.…"
"David, I've been trying to figure out why it is uncomfortable for me to read the main page. I've looked at similar designs of facebook and flickr to see what subtle differences there are, wrote a post, deleted it because I wasn't sure…"
"I don't know if all the details will work out, but the idea of categorizing by place is endearing!
The important thing is not to force materials at the beginning stage into one category or another, but to see where the natural divisions are…"
I've been thinking a lot of this through. I'll have some options shortly. Right today, just working on the design, still a few things to change.
But I'm leaning towards categorizing by PLACE. Like Library / Staff Room / Lang.…"
"Ok, this is what I've got so far... a brainstorm list and possible nav bar categories (all preliminary!) It's in the attached doc.
I think one of the mistakes we make is trying to make all the nav bar categories "kind of…"
"Since I'm not allowed, by my own rules, to discuss this idea in the actual brainstorming discussion :D ... and I'm not even sure if you can brainstorm effectively with others across time like this.... I thought I'd circumvent that…"
"The problem with this means of input, as with the sandbox, is that you have to write over other people's concepts to express your own. Is there a way to save previous versions?
I think need to decide on the main categories that we will use to…"
"Ah, it does not show in the search box! I don't even understand what will show up and what won't! The Sting version is very nice, though, we have a good one : )
My audio is narrated by David Bowie :D
Boy, would I love a flash based audio…"
Just send anything by email or attach as a message on my page. I'll post it up on our server.... I'm also working on a more integrated player of music for teachers. Still a pop out but with more options. Coming in the new…"