The blackboard website

28th September 2001 at 01:00
Gillian Macdonald reports on the issues raised at SETT 2001 in Glasgow

Free portals for creating websites are available on www.blackboard.com, which is quickly becoming a tool for teachers in America who can find tens of thousands of courses to use.

Other websites such as www.funbrain.com contain quizzes for younger primary pupils, to which teachers add every day. "Every elementary teacher of 5-14 should look at Funbrain," Alan November said. "It is the future. Most students don't get their results back in four seconds. In Funbrain, they get it back in less than four seconds. Students will take 10 quizzes a night and you can look at what your students were doing while you were asleep."

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