Using Laptop Wraps in PDHPE

TaLe has created an excellent resource called Laptop Wraps. Basically they are self-contained interactive lessons, which I think are perfectly suited to PDHPE theory lessons and  the vehicle that is the DER laptops our kids now have. Last week I tied to run a lesson from our Moodle site. The kids had to use some … Read more

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Dear Julia, How was your week?

Dear Julia, How was your week? My year started off pretty well. The vacations finished with me feeling excited, but a little nervous about the year coming up. Excited because I love teaching, nervous because the way I do stuff is going through a bit of a revolution (oops – sorry..you already know about that … Read more

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All aboard the 2010 express

With school resuming in under a week, I’m going to go against all the advice you hear from the experts and make some resolutions and predictions for the coming year. Some will be goals based on dreams that I have for my own satisfaction, others will be the result of expectations from above (specifically my … Read more

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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

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Treasure hunt with mobiles (part2)

As promised, here is the finished product. The photos were taken by members of the class, and the map drawn by one of the students as well. The creation of the resource  added an extra dimension to an otherwise run of the mill orienteering exercise.Year 9 OR treasure hunt

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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