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It's Elementary #5, Oodles of Moodle.


46:22 minutes (21.23 MB)It was another great show with James Gates of Tipline - Gates? Computer Tips taking us through Moodle, and it's features. Jim was excited and passionate about this subject as you'll be able to tell from the show audio.

Jim started with a slideshare on Moodle in the classroom:
http://www.slideshare.net/jgates513/moodle-for-elementary-grades

  1. He then talked us through the slides which highlighted the features in a moodle.
  2. It's a great walled garden system that has a number of modules that you can pick and choose from.
  3. There is even a great basic wiki, and word list/glossary builder feature.
  4. There is a free moodle services available at http://globalclassroom.us/


Our Diigo links for this show include some school sites using moodle. Many have guest sign-in that will let you look at pages without editing privileges.

Please join us on September 24th, 2007 for a discussion of social networks in Education with John Pederson.

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It's Elementary Show #4: Essentials for Web 2.0 in the Classroom

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24:03 minutes (22.01 MB)

This was our Back to School Special. We discussed the following;

  1. We explored the differences between a traditional classroom and a Web 2.0 Classroom.
  2. We discussed the new NETS standards for technology. We looked at student profiles and what students are expected to do in the different grade levels.
  3. We talked about how we use Web 2.0 tools in our classrooms.
  4. We then opened up a round table discussion.

Other resources from the show:

  • Our show outline can be viewed here

Our next show will be on Monday September 10 at 4 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. CDT/8 p.m. EDT, on the subject of the use of Moodle in the elementary classroom with our guest, James Gates of http://eduspaces.net/jamesg/weblog Join us then, at http://edtechtalk.com/chat!

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It's Elementary #3 Podcasts - Just Listen to Me!

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39:26 minutes (18.05 MB)

We had a very information packed discussion full of insights and suggestions with our guest, Wes Fryer. Our show included discussion of the following:

  1. We discussed what podcasting is and why you would want to podcast.
  2. Examples from each of our classrooms (Kinder on up) of podcasting and our insights from that experience.
  3. Wesley then shared resources on podcasting.
  4. We then opened up a round table discussion.

Wes made his own podcast of the show, and has show notes on his blog, Moving at the Speed of Creativity.

Other resources from the show:

  • Our show outline can be viewed here
  • Our Diigo links which include more podcasting resources than we could cover in a 30 minute show. Check them out if you'd like more information.

Our next show will be on Monday August 27 at 4 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. CDT/8 p.m. EDT, on the subject of essentials for Web 2.0 in the elementary classroom with our guest, Christopher Shively, from On the Trails to Teaching and Learning. Join us then, at http://edtechtalk.com/chat!

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It's Elementary #2 Webquests, Analyze This!

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39:03 minutes (17.88 MB)

We had a great show discussing Webquests in the elementary classroom.

First, we shared the wiki that we used to plan this show. Then we defined what a Webquest is and talked about Bernie Dodge, who is the "father" of Webquests.

Lisa shared a Webquest template and Jose Rodriguez, shared the Webquest he is using with his summer school class. We then went through some resources, which can be found on our Diigo list.

Here is a great slideshow on Webquests:
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We were then joined by Lisa Parisi who discussed work she had done with her students using the internet for inquiry based research.

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It's Elementary #1 - Blogging, Just Do It!

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45:52 minutes (21 MB)

Our first attempt at Webcasting!  Hosted by Alice Mercer, Lisa Durff, and Jose Rodriguez.

We were joined by Paul Harrington, Jason Hando, and Maria Knee talking about their blogs.

Paul shared about his blogging with Allanah King in New Zealand and his blog. 

Jason shared about his first blog, "24 Stars". Work done on an outreach trip with students to Thailand.

Maria shared about blogging in Kindergarten on her blog.

Please join our next webcast on July 23, 2007 at 23:00 GMT on the edtechtalk channel where we discuss webquests.



 

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