Monthly Archives: June 2009

Engaging learners in Moodle – part 1

Foster independent learning through the thoughtful design of your Moodle course. Courses that simply contain lists of links to a teacher’s favourite web sites and documents are unlikely to be independently explored by students no matter what the circumstance. This article illustrates how students can be enticed to explore the resources and activities of a Moodle course by embedding hyperlinks into a simple narrative. As students follow links from the narrative, they discover additional resources to meander through. The ‘book’ activity in particular is a great tool for packaging resources into a single page in a format that facilitates this sort of investigative meandering. Continue reading

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Infuse it!

In the posting titled “I don’t want to integrate it, I want to embed it!“, Jeff Utecht wrote that the word ‘integrate’ gets on his nerves. I’ve also pondered this for some time because it gets on my nerves too. … Continue reading

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Cyber Safety

Even before the recent cyber bullying bruhaha at another Sydney girls school, we’ve been taking cyber safety pretty seriously at Kambala. Initiatives have included presentations by Greg Gebhart to staff and parents and Tom Woods to Year 10 students. In … Continue reading

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Embed RSS feeds into a Web page

In the March/April 2009 (not May as stated in the screen cast below) issue of Learning & Leading with Technology is an article explaining how to create custom RSS feeds using a tool called Feed2JS. This screen cast demonstrates how … Continue reading

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