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Innovation and Learning

Start with clarity of intent.

Now build it out with an evocative vision. Improvise progress by tinkering: with lots of trial and lots of error. The not knowing is the best bit: the mysteries the surprises, and from time to time the windfalls! 

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Summary of CSA Presentations

#1 Moodle

What is it?





Moodle at my school:




#2 Creating Audio / Video resources:

To create audio, use Audacity:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (free)

To create video lessons that capture the screen, or capture a PowerPoint, I use Camtasia: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

#3 Links to sites

http://beyondborders.edu.au – the main site referred to in
the presentation, providing a safe online environment for student communication
and collaboration.

www.youtube.com/frenchfm - a sample of student publishing of
a podcast.

http://frenchonlinelittleprince.wordpress.com – students
publishing factual and creative texts regarding a book they’re studying.

www.nbcsgreenfingers.com – Year 3 students learning about
nature, publishing their work as if they were a business, offering to answer
questions for donations to Cambodia

www.utterz.com www.gabcast.com www.gcast.com – services that
allow blogging from a mobile phone.

www.twitter.com – allows text messages to be sent to and
from mobile phones to a network of friends.

#4 Headsets - for a class set

I recommend the Genius HS-04SU for being a great,
ultra-cheap headset, so you can afford a class set.

Search for it at
http://shopbot.com.au , although you have to be a bit careful about ordering
from the cheapest places. (Email me for recommendations).

#5 Sites where you can set up a safe web page for your class:

Beyond Borders http://beyondborders.edu.au. You should email
me for more information.