Use of ICT within English lessons - what do your lot do / use that works well?
We're having a new English block built and it's being fitted out with the usual standard teaching-room AV / IT kit. Other depts (tech, for example) are easy to cater for in refits, English it's a bit more nebulous regarding subject-specific needs.
I'm looking for good "ooh, I can use that straightaway" rather than the "hidden at the back of the cupboard white elephant" because our English dept, while lovely people, do need a helping hand with ICT. I have a meeting with them pending to discuss ideas and it would be handy to go with examples of what works elsewhere.
Looking on Teachernet and Google I see lots of "here's how to use Youtube/Web2.0 thingy/video cameras/podcast/online word processing/txt spk shkspr* in lessons", but nothing hardware/widget/software-specific?
*yes, I made the last one up.