Saturday, 8 June 2013

Reward for effort!

After joining the very steep learning curve of e-learning I will be tech support for an online class in a couple of weeks.  Looking forward to it, scary that it is. Over the past few months I have been developing an online course as my Project, using wikispaces.  However, I have also been introduced to Moodle through attending a lot of PD online and classes, so will be having a play in that (during the school hols).  It does seem to be more flexible than wikispaces, though it seems to take a lot of playing to get the full potential.  A session with Leo Gregorc on Friday showed that.  There are so many programs that I have been introduced to throughout the year, but the one I have found really useful is quizlet. Because my current work is face to face, this is the way I can introduce something different, light but challenging to learners. Last week I created a quizlet matching words with pictures for my Intro to Retail class of disability students.  They loved it and it has encouraged me to do more.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Check it Out!

Hi Everyone.
we have had a major problem with internet access at the Bridge where the folio group meets which means they have not been able to post to their blog this term. They like to do it as a group activity still, so no one has posted from home yet. I am sure that will change as confidence grows.
However I am really pleased with the way they have embraced the technology and they love putting their work up for people to see. If you have a minute, take a look at or google Japara Folio 2103. They would love some feedback. I have lined up another group for them to share with once we get the problems ironed out.
This term they are working on a theme of "home" and their online home will be one more interpretation of that theme. Next challenge is for them to post a short video or add some music.
Looking forward to the Showcase and hope everyone else is doing well with their projects.