I’ve been playing with lots of online tools recently, but the two that are my current favourites are Twitter and Flickr. I want to use this blog post to promote two great guides that fellow educators have put together for these tools.

I’ve been on Flickr for ages and it’s a great way of sharing your photographs, and also finding great images from others.

Susie Vesper has put together an excellent guide to the main features of Flickr and how you can make good use of it in education. There’s lots of ideas there to inspire you. You can read her guide here.

If you do get into Flickr, send me a Flickrmail. My flickr screen name is dannynic

Another tool I’ve been making use of in recent weeks is Twitter. Essentially Twitter is a micro-blogging tool, but it has become a thriving community of educators and web2.0 fans who are all sharing and swapping ideas with each other. I have lost track of the number of excellent websites I have found about because someone on Twitter posted that they’d been using it. It can be hard to keep up with all the chat, but it’s something I dip in and out of when I get the time.

Twitter’s been struggling a little recently as more and more people use it, but hopefully it will sort these load issues out soon.

If you would like to find out more, then Tom Barrett has written an excellent guide on using Twitter as a teaching and learning tool. It’s a pretty comprehensive guide and well worth a visit. You can read it here.

If you do get into Twitter, get in touch. My twitter name is Dannynic. (like most of my screen names!)