As a resource for our teaching staff we have put together a common Moodle problem FAQ with either step-by-step guide or youtube clip that describes the feature in detail. If you would like others covered let us know (email email@example.com) - you can also search in youtube for a lot of useful resources using the . . . → Read More: Moodle Help
The video posted here is a case study from one of the first schools in New Zealand connected to the Internet under the government’s Ultra Fast Broadband scheme. This video highlights how greater integration of IT tools is possible and there is anecdotal evidence that student outcomes improve. Ultimately though, what is possible is . . . → Read More: Ultra Fast Broadband in Schools: what is possible?
This is a repost of an article published on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website. The citation is provided at the end of the post. If you haven’t visited the websites for Khan Academy, MITx, TED Talks, or even iTunes University you should spend some time looking through all the high quality, free content that . . . → Read More: An Outsider Calls for a Teaching Revolution
A quick post to highlight two extensive collections of simulations for math, science and physics teachers looking to bring concept visualisation into the classroom. First, the University of Toronto has made available a large number of Flash-based animations which can easily be viewed within a web browser (that has flash installed) and can be found . . . → Read More: Free online simulations for math and physics educators
Google announced this new initiative in mid-December.
IFRAME Embed for Youtube
The YouTube for Schools channel allows schools, particularly primary and secondary schools, to provide access to the vast amount of educational content on YouTube. The benefit is that all the distractions and disruptions that exist on the ‘full’ YouTube site are filtered out and . . . → Read More: YouTube for Schools
This is a bit of a recycle of a previous blog from the start of the academic year mostly to make sure that all Education students are aware of this free service. Lightwire now provides Internet access for all students on the Hamilton campus, within the halls of residence and via wireless. Students can . . . → Read More: Free* Internet access for students
With an ever increasing number of staff and students coming onto campus with laptops, netbooks, and wireless-capable smartphones and tablets, there is increasing recognition that cloud-based file management and storage is the easiest way for individuals to synchronise files across multiple devices or collaborate with others. Where previously USB memory drives and email attachments . . . → Read More: Cloud-based file storage and management
In the lead up to the implementation of the new Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 law on the 1st of September, now is an ideal time for everyone to review the new law. Knowing the rules, their implications, the responsibilities of ISP account holders, and what steps you should take now to . . . → Read More: Understanding the new Copyright Amendment Act 2011
An interesting recent article by Patricia Aufderheide on the US website Inside Higher Ed (http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/08/02/essay_calls_on_academics_to_use_their_fair_use_rights) outlines some of the common myths about ‘fair use’ of copyright material in the US educational setting. This article highlights the rights and responsibilities for teachers, however, it did does raise the question of what is acceptable in the . . . → Read More: Myths about fair use of copyright material.