We’re redeveloping the Software for Learning website – a catalogue of software recommended by NZ teachers for use in the classroom. Tell me what you think of the new design for the home page – you can see it by clicking on the image on the left.
Would you be more likely to search for software on this website than on the current one? Is the purpose of the website clear? Is the layout of the content engaging or confusing?
I’m very excited about the new website – it will include links to inspiring student work, information on where schools can go for support, reviews submitted by teachers, and tags so that you can find related software easily. They’ll also be information on social software (web 2.0) and links to the curriculum and, most importantly, improved searching and browsing for software.
The new website will be launched in November. In the meantime, we’ve been making improvements to the current site too:
- 20 or so new links to social software products (blogs, wikis etc)
- new categories to search under, including ESOL, early learning and te reo Maori software
- learning area categories produce more relevant search results.