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Building shared understanding through video

Linda Ojala, resource teacher of vision for BLENNZ, shares her experience using video to support families/whnau understanding of the key competencies. This video was made available by the NZ MoE TKI site: http://keycompetencies.tki.org.nz/School-stories/Digital-stories/BLENNZ-Blind-and-Low-Vision-Education-Network-NZ/BLENNZ Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4), MPEG-4 Video … Continue reading

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ICT resources and assistive technologies to help meet the needs of visually impaired learners

Image by psd via FlickrThe range of assistive technology for visually impaired learners has grown over the last few years, with interactive experiences becoming more sophisticated and applications becoming less clunky. Different media (visual, auditory and tactile) have been developed … Continue reading

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How to create and upload a separate audio file to Voicethread

This video demonstrates how to create a short audio file using Handy Bits – Voicemail for Kids, and then upload it to a Voicethread (paid) account. Formats available: Flash Video (.flv) Tags: voicethread, audio, how to, demonstation, voicemail for kids, … Continue reading

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A guide for teachers and those faciltiating PLD: ICT Transforming Education

This practical guide has something for nearly everyone involved in education, including teachers, principals, deans, and policy writers. As well as strategies for integrating ICT enhanced learning and teaching into curricula, the guide also has a variety of resources and … Continue reading

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Problems with using Google Chrome or Safari with Moodle 1.9…and some possible solutions

Image via Wikipedia If you are a fan of Google Chrome or Safari and a Moodle course teacher and designer, you may well be frustrated because the browser only shows a basic text box to edit with rather than a … Continue reading

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Toxic, Tough, or Feeling Threatened? (Guest blogger of the month – February 2011)

Image source – by Dreamstime This word ‘toxic’ is being bandied around a lot and used to describe people or systems that are challenging for various reasons. It appears to be almost commonplace in the academic, health, and local government … Continue reading

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How do I set about designing a course in my Learning Management System

I have been working on a process model and framework, adapted from earlier examples, developed to help answer the question Where do I start? for teachers who are unfamiliar with adapting education resources to make effective use of ICT Enhanced … Continue reading

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Phil Plunkett talks about a slide gauge and creating tactile tasks in numeracy

The video features Phil Plunkett describing a deliberate act of teaching in numeracy, and shows how a visual, tactile task and specially designed tool can make it easier to link the abstract and concrete, while also providing hooks to help … Continue reading

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Working with Hot Potatoes Quizzes in LMSs and wikis

  Image via Wikipedia Chitose Izuno has been working with Hot Potatoes quizzes and trialling them with a variety of media and in a range of platforms. Yesterday we met and went through creating a SCORM package that could be … Continue reading

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Alternative approaches to assessment

DISCUSSION Paul Denny from the University of Auckland has created a system that students use to “develop course-based multiple-choice questions and accompanying explanations to share with other learners. These questions are used by others for studying, critiquing and discussing. Each … Continue reading

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