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Using Screencast Video for Student Feedback

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal Screencast video feedback is increasing in popularity and a body of literature, case studies and guides now exists. This site is provided to draw together examples of good practice and also to report on a project funded by the Higher Education Academy within the School of Biomedical Sciences at…

Projectors Get Interactive — THE Journal

Interactive whiteboards could be replaced by projectors that turn any wall into a canvas. “To put it simply, technology that once existed only inside interactive whiteboards now resides inside projectors. As BoxLight product manager Jeremy Peterson explained, with an interactive projector, “Any flat surface can become an interactive surface,” whether a wall, whiteboard or tabletop.”…

Noteflight – Online Music Notation Software

I’ve been using this music notation software for my own purposes, off and on, recently, but it was after talking to my son that I realised I should tell more folk about it – especially if you are doing music at school. At my son’s school they use Sibelius for music. That’s fine, except that…

Hotseat

This is described as: “a social networking-powered mobile Web application, creates a collaborative classroom, allowing students to provide near real-time feedback during class and enabling professors to adjust the course content and improve the learning experience. Students can post messages to Hotseat using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, sending text messages, or logging in to…

The Writing’s on the Screen

Interactive whiteboards bring classroom teaching to life. Suddenly you have the whole of the Internet on your big screen, and it can bring a greater dynamic to your teaching. They’re more and more common in classrooms now, but I wonder how often they are used effectively, and how often used as a projection of the PC.…

History Teaching With Moodle 2

Here’s an interesting looking book, published by PACKT.  The book was written by John Mannion who is: “Head of ICT in Teaching & Learning and also teaches History” at a school in Newbury, England. I’ve received a review copy, so I’ll report back. Mean time, here’s a sample chapter to read: History-Teaching-with-Moodle-2-eBook2   You can…

Moodle 2.1 out soon

Moodle HQ tell is that Moodle 2.1 will be launched – with a favourable tide and a fair wind – on 1st July. I’m holding back on doing any more with Moodle 2 until I see this: especially as it will include the ability to import and convert Moodle 1.9 courses. By the by, I’ve…

The Twitter Experiment – Twitter in the Classroom

Here’s a great video of one example of Twitter in the Classroom. It includes interviews with students on how they  benefit from using Twitter, and the lecturer explains the value of Twitter to her. There’s also an article,  How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement, which is another take on Twitter (this too includes…