Anne Mirtschin's Blog – November 2008 Archive (3)

Netbooks for Students

Through a series of grants and funding, my school, Hawkesdale P12 College has purchased a set of 16 acer aspire ones, 1gb ram, 120gb rom for mobile use by staff and students. The increasing use of web2.0 tools and technological access has placed huge demand on our computer lab and pod. At any one time there could be a combination of students from up to 4 classes in the computer lab, when space is available. Staff try to get timetabled into… Continue

Added by Anne Mirtschin on November 22, 2008 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Live blogging in education

Live blogging using coveritlive

-is user friendly

-enables real time interaction

-allows chat in a moderated environment. Producers have full rights to moderate or block if necessary any comments received.

-allows polls to be set up quickly for quick feedback and variety

-will allow insertion of mp3 files, images and videos

-has a text toolbar

-is free and can be embedded into a blog, wiki or ning

-Stays… Continue

Added by Anne Mirtschin on November 17, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments

Amazing connections from classroom20

Tonight I was on the computer late at night, trying to get organized for my two days in Melbourne, when a foreign language popped up on my screen, from my skype window. However, the text was in English and my first name was used. I quickly realised that this must be my newly acquired friend from classroom20 who was looking for schools to videoconference with. It was Ekaterina Zhdanova from Russia. How exciting is that!

She had just bought a… Continue

Added by Anne Mirtschin on November 14, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments


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