Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Teaching Better: Digg for Language Teachers

I've just came across this rather interesting new site for language teachers (any language , not just English) that looks like the language teachers version of the popular user generated news site Digg. It's called 'Teaching Better', though the second 't' is the other way around.

Any teacher can come and register on the site and write about interesting and relevant websites or web based news for teachers. Visitors to the site then read the stories, follow the links and can vote the story up or down depending on how useful they think it is.


I'm glad to see that one of my blogs 'Daily English Activities' has been listed and has 8 votes already (Okay one of them was from me).

This looks like a really useful resource for teachers of all languages. I hope that they are able to maintain the quality of the links and references as this is the kind of thing which can easily be taken over by spammers.

So far it looks good, has some useful links to quality sources and even has a useful RSS feed to subscribe to.

Hope you find it useful.

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Best

Nik Peachey

3 comments:

TeachingBetter_admin said...

Hello Nick.
Thank you for writing this review here. To be honest, your blog was an inspiration for us when we were creating our website, and lots of links we found were first spotted here, at your blog.
Thank you for doing this, and best of luck!

Nik Peachey said...

Well thanks for that. I'm really flattered. Hope the site does well for you. I think it's potentially really useful resource.

Best

Nik

TeachingBetter_admin said...

Hello Nick
Bad news and good news :)

We have had to cancel TeachingBetter the way it was (adding stories/voting for them), because the platform used got loooved by the spammers, and there was absolutely no way to fight them.

Good news:
we have focused on a different thing: microblogging. Now TeachingBetter (http://www.teachingbetter.com) is a fast-growing microblogging service for language teachers, who wish to tell the world who they are, how they teach, and why they do it :)
Teachingbetter is the best way to share short messages AND images - share your precious in-class moments :)
We have only launched the updated site a few days ago and we're very positive about it!

Best wishes,
Andrew
TeachingBetter.com