Recent Changes

Changed on 8 March 2011

Resources are so much easier to find...

Hi Maggie,

I just wanted to say how much I like the new Skillworkshop site. Resources are so much easier to find with the clear, coloured tabs at the top of the home page and the drop-down choices under each section – I can find my way to the section I want so much faster than on the old site. The ‘more like this’ and ‘see also’ options are a real help.

The money you won from your well-deserved award has been put to really good use!

Thanks again for all the resources I’ve downloaded over the years.

Judith White

Changed on 24 February 2011

The new Skills Workshop website went live today at just past 4pm.

Many thanks to all those who helped with testing the site before it went live, and congratulations to Maggie for getting though the mammoth task of checking all the links and resources.

Changed on 21 February 2011

I have now checked all the auto-imported external links from the old Useful Links page. All 250+ links have been checked and many have been re-catalogued. The main categories covered are:

Changed on 28 January 2011

I’ve added a table listing recent comments added about resources and external links.

You can find the list from the “Recent changes” menu item, then by clicking on the “Comments” button. The page URL is /recent/comments

Changed on 15 January 2011

I have now checked and correctly catalogued all 1250 resources on this site. These are resources dating from April 2001 to July 2010.

Changed on 4 November 2010

If you select an MSS1 or MSS2 curriculum element and click on it, the full description of the element will be given at the top of the search list.

Changed on 4 October 2010

There was a problem with the search filter blocks, which was preventing most of the categories from displaying filters to help narrow down searches.

I’ve fixed this, and changed the look of the filter boxes so they stand out a bit better.

Changed on 4 October 2010

If you click on a specific ‘resource type’ (e.g. worksheet, ice breaker, cloze exercise) further information will now be given at the top of the search list. E.g. the full description for ‘Ice breaker’ is: ‘An activity to help students to get to know each other.

Changed on 4 October 2010

If you select a pre-Entry curriculum element and click on it, the full description of the element will be given at the top of the search list. E.g. the full description for Rtc/M7.1 is “Distinguish betweeen (a) print (b) text © symbols (d) images.”

Changed on 24 September 2010

The Pre-Entry resources as imported didn’t have levels M7 or M8 applied to them. I’ve now found all pre-entry resources that didn’t have a pre-entry level, and have assigned the relevant levels to them all.