Saturday, September 24, 2011

Creating an embeddable discussion forum

After trying several times, without any success, to create a discussion forum with, I tried Nabble only once and succeeded.

Now I have a forum for the wiki I'm going to use with my students this school year- We Play and Learn English Wiki.

I have created two threads: one for students' introductions and one for asking and giving help with posting in the forum.

Creating a forum with Nabble takes less than a minute, it is very easy and free. Embedding is equally easy, you only have to copy and paste the HTML code.

I can't wait to read my students' first posts.

To me the forum looks quite all right as a page of the wiki, but I'd like to hear your opinion, especially if you see something I have missed or could make better.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I've been thinking about doing something to bring a little of what world can learn about and from 9/11 to the classroom. And this video is by far the best thing I've found.

There are also many very useful resources on the 9/11 Memorial website: There's a booklet for teachers with teaching ideas and information about the people and things mentioned in the video.

There are also good resources here: They are made for children whose mother tongue is English, but that only means that we cannot use the resources with young learners and low level students.

This is a picture gallery compiled by yahoo: Picture no.5 is not for everybody's eyes - I'd think twice before showing it in class. Picture no.15 is something I might definitely use.

Hope you find this useful.
Bye for now,