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Essay marking computer program

Essay marking computer program

A sociology professior at Colombia has developed a program that’s apparently sophisticated enough to mark essays by analyzing text for key words, phrases and language patterns. Now, if such a program were available for use here, I’m sure many language teachers would be jumping for joy!

guide to using your Mac in school

guide to using your Mac in school

Because fellow Mac using teachers at the MUGS forums have requested for it, I thought I’d put up this simple guide on getting your OS X Mac working with your school network. Yes, internet access is automatic via an access point in the staff room (well at least in mine anyhow), so I shan’t cover that, but using the networked printers and folders requires a little sleuthing and configuration. So here goes! Go into Applications –>Utilities–>Directory Access. Highlight SMB and…

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multi-blog systems for schools

multi-blog systems for schools

Unsuprisingly, it looks like I’m far from the first person to look into implementing a multiple-user blog for school use, and there sure seems to be a lot of interest in it. I do wish that I’d found this article on Google or something before I did my own research, but I doubt it’d have affected my decision to roll out pLog for some of my students or the (hopefully) imminent weblogs for teachers (just waiting for release 1.0 to…

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More on moodle

More on moodle

I started using Moodle this year, as seen on this website, for one of my English classes. I have been doing weekly journal writing, and even tried out peer assessment of writing. So what next? Well, I went fishing for ideas around the web and here are some of the interesting articles I found: Moodle review by the Teaching English and a Second or Foreign Language Journal Moodle at DCU explains why the Dublin University decided on a campus-wide deployment…

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