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Moodle and Google Apps after 9 Months – Our Students Respond

Well its been a long year and a good 8 months since my last post. I sound a bit like a lapsed Catholic in a confession with the irregularity of my posts – but its been such a busy year and I now have a bit of energy and something to say about how things […]

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MyColl (Our New Moodle Site) – 2 months in

Well our new Moodle Site (MyColl) has now been going just over 2 months. The idea to replace our school Microsoft File Sharepoint(less) site with Moodle grew last year as some staff started using a “Rebel” Moodle site that I provisioned. By early October I also had a handful of students requesting that we replace […]

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Fast Changing Web Trends – Student Snapshots

Besides being a teacher of High School Mathematics and History (I only know of one other teacher in the country who also has this combination) I have also just started my second year of teaching Web Design & Development to Year 12 (16-17 year olds), a course that I developed last year. On the first […]

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Implementing Google Apps Education Edition – the experience so far

Well I am in the middle of my busiest time as a teacher and eLearning Director – believe it or not but I am supposed to be in the middle of the summer holidays. I haven’t posted since September last year with good reason. In Mid October 2009 our school made the decision to go […]

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Fantastic Forms

I have been meaning to write this post for some time now so here it is. At the start of this school year (February for those in the Northern Hemisphere) I started introducing Google Forms (surveys) with my own classes and also to other teachers. For those not aware, Google Forms are a function of […]

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Google Docs for Collaboration (Part 4)

Well its been 6 weeks since my last posting. I have been incredibly busy but have continued to use Google Docs for Collaborative work with my students. Here is another way that I have used Google Docs in the last few weeks. Year 9 (13-14 Year Old) Research and Presentation – Ancient Rome I decided […]

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Google Docs for Collaboration (Part 3)

Well here we are again looking at ways that Google Docs can be used to help improve teaching and learning. My History class students recently wrote an essay in Google Docs which they shared to me as a Collaborator. I was able to write directly into their essays with feedback (in teacher red of course). […]

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Google Docs for Collaboration (Part 2)

This is the second in a sequence of posts outlining ways that I have used Google Docs with my classes. Once my Year 11 History class had become very familiar with Docs I was able to give them a group presentation task. I mentioned in my previous post that I had split them into groups […]

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Google Docs for Collaboration (Part 1)

This is the first of a sequence of posts that I am going to make about how I am using Google Docs with my classes. We often hear about how wonderful web-based tools are for collaboration and learning in theory, but not so often in practice. I am fairly new to Google Apps having been […]

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-The NZ Curriculum (p36)

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