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Blogs I've liked

Three blogs that I've liked - and all based on a rather nice and simple idea - are as follows: WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Do you have examples of other blogs which might be worth subscribing to?

Social Bookmarking for Academics

CiteULike is a free online 'social bookmarking' tool aimed at promoting and developing the sharing of references amongst researchers. In the same way that it is possible to catalogue web pages (with del.icio.us), researchers can share information on academic papers with specific tools developed for that purpose. CiteULike say they have around 2,000 peer-reviewed papers posted on it every day. 

A quick search for the broad term 'medieval' brought these results.
There are also 'groups' - collections of users creating shared libraries of links. They are useful for keeping track of a particular topic or what everyone else in a lab, class or academic department is reading. You can start your own groups and join existing groups. A quick search for 'history' revealed the following 'Groups interested in history':  DigitalHistoryC17 Politics Literature Culture Thought18th-century history culture and society I'd be very interested in your comments as to t…

Using iGoogle as a Personalised Learning Environment

This is a fabulous, well thought-through and well presented post all about using iGoogle as a place to manage your various Google tools, as well as making a few suggestions about gadgets to add. The place to go if you're unsure about how to use iGoogle to advantage!

The EduBlogger: Setting Up iGoogle For Your Personal Learning

The Poetry Archive

A web-based collection of poets reading their own work - and there are also lesson plans and activities for teachers (at the moment it's focused on History teachers, with a copper-bottomed promise to update very soon - and you can sign up for a newsletter for updates...). A sense of the site can be gleaned from Monica Ali's 'tour', where she says:On my initial visit to the Poetry Archive, the historical recordings caught my attention first. I did not know that recordings of Tennyson, for instance, existed. Although some of the following lines were a little indistinct, it was incredibly exciting to hear the opening lines of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. Afterwards, I explored the children's section with my kids, and they got all their poetry books out and searched for favourite poets. Then I spent time discovering poets who were new to me. She then goes on to introduce aspects of the Archive with reference to (poems by and read by) Langston Hughes…