Liven up your Moodle Front Page

Rather than having a plain list of courses or categories, why not try to liven up your Moodle front page by having clickable icons that link you to your courses? Once you know how, its pretty easy. Go to the Site Admin menu, click on Front Page and then Front Page settings. Find the check … Read more Liven up your Moodle Front Page

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eLearning with eXe

I was researching SCORM modules for Moodle (ie. what are they? How do you use them? How do you create them?) when I came across eXe. This free source program allows you to make simple eLearning modules that can then be uploaded to something like Moodle. Have a look – download is about 25Mb, and … Read more eLearning with eXe

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Moodle questions and answers

The great thing about my PLN (Personal Learning Network) on Twitter is that I not only find out lots of things, but I also get to answer questions for other people, which also increases my own knowledge by having to find an answer. One person from my PLN asked if I knew how to make … Read more Moodle questions and answers

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Mobile devices and Bluetooth…the underdeveloped resource?

I’ve taken the leap and decided to get an iPhone. While I’m not completely over the practicalities of using a mobile device as a teaching tool, I figured that immersion is the key to understanding. There’s been quite a lot written lately about mobile devices in schools Some encouraging like this…… Some discouraging, like this….. … Read more Mobile devices and Bluetooth…the underdeveloped resource?

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Kid in a lolly shop

In the last week, I’ve had a chance to look a bit more at the software that’s been loaded on the DER laptop. Like a kid in a lolly shop, it’s hard to choose what I want to use first. My mind springs to the possibilities of what is now at my disposal, but in … Read more Kid in a lolly shop

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Moodle for the PE teacher

In that sea on Web 2.0 stuff that I’m drifting in at the moment, one really cool application that I’ve started using consistently is Moodle. While it’s not exactly Web 2.0 (its been around for a while), I’m using it as a vehicle for delivering Web 2.0 learning tools to my students from one convenient … Read more Moodle for the PE teacher

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Where did the weekend go….?

It’s Sunday night and although I know I’ve done stuff, the weekend has gone pretty quickly. But here’s what I did find out: 1. That losing the Ashes to the Poms is hard to take. And I don’t understand why! 2. That Karnivool’s singer is the same singer as the singer from Birds of Tokyo. … Read more Where did the weekend go….?

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A shoebox full of crap..or the answer?

I’ve been madly saving bookmarks of sites that I think I could use for my kids at school, but all I think I’ve created is a shoebox full of crap (that everyone has somewhere). I’ve recently asked myself  “What is going to work with my students when my lessons involve technology/Web 2.0+ tools in the … Read more A shoebox full of crap..or the answer?

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Geronimo!!!!

You know how when someone jumps off a tall cliff, or out of a plane, or just makes a big leap into the unkonwn they usually yell out something like “geronimooooo…” as they go? That’s pretty much the way I’ve jumped into gadgets and technology since I can remember when. It’s not that I’m careless … Read more Geronimo!!!!

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3 Cool sites for the Technologically curious teacher

Check these sites out for cool teacher stuff: Royalty Free stuff –   Mixtures of free stuff and Collections of free photos, sounds, music, gifs, clipart, fonts, icons, satellite images, cartoons, graphics, animations, etc Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners – someone’s Top 10, anyway. 25 Free Apps for websites for technology loving teachers – … Read more 3 Cool sites for the Technologically curious teacher

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