Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Google Translate

You want to develop links between your students and those in another country but are worried that your language skills may not be up to it? Why not try the new translation tool from Google.
Simply enter the text and choose the language that you require and hey presto! a fully translated version of your text appears that can be copied and pasted into any document including emails and discussion forums.

Website blocking

We all know about the frustration that we feel when we come across a link to a website that is blocked on the network that we are using. In a recent article on Flux - the Futurelab blog - Ben Kirkland talks about the missed opportunities associated with blocked sites and argues that although eSafety is obviously a very important issue just blocking websites may not solve the problem. Read his article to learn more - what are your views on this controversial topic?