Category: Teaching

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Three Homers from Microsoft in Teacherville Stadium?

Did I read that right? Not 1, 2 but 3 Microsoft’s Education Labs projects on the way? Thats not to mention the Moodle plugin but that requires a lot more internal discuss before I am willing to open that can of worms. MEL, as I foundly call her, has just announced a new Math Worksheet Generator…
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4 Sep ’09 0

Collaboration, Moodle2Sims and Edict

Yesterday we took 2 collaborative IT proposals to Edict. This first was a small collaborative IT Network Group open to all schools with contributions primarily from Network Managers, lead technicians but also other interested IT staff (VLE and Sims Managers). The second, a Sims2Moodle proposal to development and support all Sims/Moodle schools in Hampshire.Both were…
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13 Aug ’09 0

Access Applications

Working with a wide range of students, I have always been impressed by those students who find solutions to the own learning barriers. I have recently been signposted to www.eduapps,org. JISC provide a range of small application solutions to support reading, writing, and planning as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties some students may face…
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30 Jul ’09 0

An Open Source Fairytale

So here is the ups and downs of Open Source. After a lot of work, we have a great looking theme and a Moodle 1.95 to install. 1.95 offers a really amazing  gradebook features and I know it will have an impact on staff. I check notices and dates and as soon as 1.95 is…
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23 Jun ’09 0

Tiny Buddha

‘Fools wait for a lucky day but every day is a lucky day for an industrious man.’ Little Buddha I like the theme of this Tiny Buddha quote but it does not replace my favourite. ‘He who wants milk should not sit in the middle of a field and wait for a cow to back…
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23 Jun ’09 0

Wiki Slice

This week we launched Hamble Wiki, a Wikipedia slice selection for schools targeted around the UK National Curriculum. This slice includes about 5500 articles and is about the size of a twenty volume encyclopaedia (34,000 images and 20 million words). Hamblewiki is one of the learning resources we hope to include on all netbooks going…
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17 Jun ’09 0