Awatapu-Freyberg uLearn Blog

What was happening for us at the 2007 Ulearn ICT Conference.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Conference Feedback

Thanks for the feedback re the Conference Feedback.
To confirm arrangements:
Monday 15 October, Conference Room of the Carramar Motel at 45 Ruahine Street (opposite the hospital).
8.30am start and morning tea and lunch at the venue. Finish at 3.00pm.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Survey Monkey Trial

Hi Guys, I was introduced to this at ULearn so thought I'd have a play...see if it works. The trial version only allows a couple of questions by the look. But it could be an interesting addition to moodle. Anyway, answer away...

Click Here to take survey

Friday, October 5, 2007

Boring stuff

We need to have some ideas on how/when we do some evaluation/sharing of our experiences. Should it involve time out, food, drink, nice surroundings? What time of day/week/term is best?


Very brief thoughts...
W/s 6 - integrating core skills ICT into Maths, Science, Soc Studies and English. Highlight=Kate enthusiastic about using a graphics calculator.
W/s 7 - MOODLE Portfolio feature. R E A L L Y useful stuff. Craig took all the notes.

To Be or Not To Be...Open Source that is

A very interesting talk/discussion with a Ministry man none-the-less. Douglas Harre posing the question "Do we need software agreements in the Open Source age?"

While the discussion began with a myriad of confusing numbers (number of schools, percentage breakdowns of primary/secondary/EC with/without computers etc.), it soon became more coherent when the financial investment the Ministry outs into teh software to run our TELA laptops.
Perhaps the most exciting suggestion Douglas made was could we introduce open source software to our TELA machines?

What do you all think?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Attack of the Pod(cast) people

Mr McIntosh has produced yet another stunning workshop. this time getting up and running with podacsting...then making them special.

It was a well balanced workshop starting with why podcast at all? What makes podcasting different from Radio? right through to the final editing touches to the cast. All the little bits matter: the intro music; the balance of sound; the ambient background noises, it's all discussed in detail.

To really drive it all home he got us all in groups to go out and whip up a "vox podcast" Getting out among the people and hearing their voice, ala Creature Comforts (check out the site)

30 minutes to do the lot - PHEW! here's our attempt