Specificity

    At the recent NSW PDHPE Teacher’s Association conference, apart from an inspiring keynote from Ben Jones (@benpaddlejones on Twitter) on 21st Century opportunities in PE, amongst other brain snapping concepts, the rest of the workshops dealt with technology solutions I was pretty much familiar with. Still, it was good to have my knowledge … Read more Specificity

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The light bulb came on

A couple of light bulb moments have marked my first week back at work after travelling overseas on leave with my family. Before we went to Italy, I set up a blog to record our adventures. When I say our, I was more interested in how my boys would use it. They were a kind … Read more The light bulb came on

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Going paperless

One of my dreams, right from the start of my journey with technology, is that one day I could eliminate paper entirely from my job. Pipedream….perhaps, and up to now I’d never quite cracked a method that would allow the dream to become reality. Recently, I was helping out at a Moodle workshop and I … Read more Going paperless

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Moodle, Glogster and Runkeeper

This week I’ve played with a few things that might come in handy as far as student engagement goes in the next few months. As the roll out date for our DER laptops draws nearer (11 days and counting), I tried some things that I can lead my faculty through as simple but quality engagement … Read more Moodle, Glogster and Runkeeper

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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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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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No sleep for the wicked

I went to sleep on the lounge in front of Law and Order, and now I can’t get sleepy again. May as well blog. My week in dot points: Went to school Explored DER laptop – found that webcam, that is supposed to be enable with Lenovo Easyshare, can’t be enabled with Lenovo Easyshare, because…….Lenovo … Read more No sleep for the wicked

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