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Phonology 101

Posted by Anne on May 6th, 2011

On our course Patricia introduced us to two great sites to help with phonology. First, there’s the excellent online typewriter, the Phonemic Character Keyboard, which is based on the comprehensive IPA character picker, two tools which, taken together, are just what you need to be able to write a post like this! Then, there’s the […]

Riddles upside down

Posted by Anne on May 28th, 2010

A man went on a trip on Friday, stayed for 2 days and returned on Friday. How is that possible? Answer: ¡ǝsɹoɥ ɐ sı ʎɐpıɹɟ What has 4 wheels and flies? Answer: ¡ʞɔnɹʇ ǝƃɐqɹɐƃ ɐ What did the fish say when he hit the side of his glass bowl at 50 miles per hour? Answer: […]

Animoto: Men with beards

Posted by Anne on May 27th, 2010

Just testing some edutech tools this morning, this is my first attempt with Animoto, which lets you make free 30 second animated slideshows. I’m picking up on a topic I wrote about two years ago. – Do you recognize all of the bearded men in the pictures? Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com. BTW: […]

Martin Dougiamas, father of Moodle

Posted by Anne on March 31st, 2009

Great interview with Martin Dougiamas, father of Moodle, at Moodlemoot in Bamberg: “Moodle is really a system of control. The web 2.0 is very much about complete freedom and openness and lack of privacy. And Moodle is obviously oriented to what institutions care about, which is about walls and protected spaces, and this just allows […]

Moodle for multiple choice

Posted by Anne on March 23rd, 2009

Using ICT for communication in teaching is great, and it’s what hooked me to adopting technology as a professional focus. It’s the “personal” quality of Web 2.0 tools that opens up new kinds of learning. But systems really shine when they are allowed to be, well, systems. In teaching they need to be well-designed to […]

Google and Moodle

Posted by Anne on March 19th, 2009

Dave Nagel reports that Google Apps Education Edition is coming to Moodle. Moodlerooms, a Moodle partner, is launching a new enhancement to the open source LMS in collaboration with search giant Google to provide access to the application suite using a single sign-on. Through the integration, users loaded into Moodle will be automatically loaded into […]

Webinar

Posted by Anne on March 15th, 2009

I took part in my very first ever “webinar” today  at http://live.classroom20.com, and just the experience of working with the conferencing interface brought home to me how very different a remote live online session is. Granted, it was great to hear and read what the other participants were saying. My mind, my eyes and my […]