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Merry Christmas

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Sam Elf

Thanks to CardFunk for this. Please click on the picture for my ecard.

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December 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

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Christmas Resources

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Thanks to Martin Burrett @ICTmagic for this fantastic Advent Calendar of Christmas resources:

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December 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm

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Learning Vocab

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Here is an idea to make this more fun.  You could set this for homework?  I saw this on 64 Interesting Ideas for Class Blog Posts set up by Tom Barratt http://bit.ly/qF5jVc .  This one is for geography.  Apologies for any inaccuracies.
 
Crossword Puzzle: Volcanoes

Unfortunately it won’t embed the html in this blog.

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October 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm

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Presentations – the funny side!

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I found this on mannerofspeaking.org by John Zimmer. He has lots of great advice about public speaking. I thought this video of Don McMillan who traded in the corporate world to become a successful stand-up comedian is brilliant and a useful tool to show classes about to embark on the dreaded powerpoint. You could also point them in the Prezi direction.

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April 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Classroom Polls via Student Phones and iPods

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I found this on the Springwise newsletter.  See http://www.springise.com.  It is a selection of new business ideas around the world and I find it totally fascinating!

It’s not uncommon for educators to use student response systems (SRS) to engage their students and assess learning through polls, quizzes and other interactive tools. Most such systems rely on specialized devices known as “clickers,” however, and they’re also typically expensive and difficult to use without training. Enter Top Hat Monocle, a Canadian company that has developed a system in which students can use the portable devices they already have, including cell phones, laptops and iPods.

Teachers begin with Top Hat’s monocleCAT by registering for free and then creating an online course in about 60 seconds, the company says. Top Hat’s design team then works with the teacher to create tailored interactive content. An intuitive tool can help create questions, or existing ones can be imported; a free training program, meanwhile, offers advice culled from other professors using the system. Either way, the system can then be used to conduct polls and quizzes, interactive demos and collaborative learning exercises in class via students’ own devices. Students can participate anonymously or for a grade, and their aggregated responses can be graphically represented in real time for all the class to see. Individual grades, on the other hand, can be exported to a spreadsheet at any time. Students register to use monocleCAT at their campus bookstore; pricing ranges from CAD 6 per month to CAD 120 for lifetime access.

Just as mobile apps have come to dominate many companies’ interactions with consumers, so it makes perfect sense to see mobile devices put to work in the classroom. An offering similar to Top Hat’s, incidentally, comes from Poll Everywhere. Either way, the potential is exciting not just for teachers but also for speakers and event organizers. One to help localize and bring to your neck of the global auditorium..?

Website: www.tophatmonocle.com
Contact: www.tophatmonocle.com/contact_us

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December 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm

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My eBook

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I made this book to show off some of Year 7’s best spreadsheet work. It was fiddly at first as I had the images as .pdfs which I found out only showed as icons and you had to click on them to see the image. Once I’d changed them to .jpgs it was relatively easy to add them to the pages although making them background images was a bit hit and miss, but I think the finishd product looks good:

Myebook - Nottingham High School Year 7 2010 ICT Brilliant Work - click here to open my ebook

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November 10, 2010 at 9:55 am

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Using Animoto

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I created an Animoto video to illustrate some of the really good Web 2.0 tools I have been working on;  Voicethread, Glogster, Xtranormal and Stripgenerator.  It is very easy to use and effective take a look at this http://www.classroom20.com/forum/topics/hello-animoto ideas.My Animoto video

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April 28, 2010 at 10:35 am