Blog of Mr C

Educational ICT links and musings….

Magic Studio

I read about Magic Studio on this Fusion Finds post.  Magic Studio is a free site for publishing image explorers and timelines.  I’ve had a quick look and it could be a very valuable resource for teaching and learning.  There are plenty of resources created by others which you can use, it looks very easy to create your own resource but the most potent use for this would be putting it in the hands of the students so that they can create valuable resources which can be valued and used by others around the world.

September 10, 2007 Posted by | web2.0 | 1 Comment

Showing off pupil’s work using flickr, slide and wordpress

This is a quick, easy, free and effective way of getting the work of your pupil’s out there for everyone to see.

  1. Upload images to flickr
  2. Use these images to create a slideshow in slide
  3. Use the generated code to add the slideshow to your wordpress blog

Click on the slideshow and then move your mouse over an image to see the creator 

May 21, 2007 Posted by | blogs, web2.0 | Leave a comment

Collaborative revision using a mind map

After seeing this post on lifehacker and also Steve’s post I thought I would give mindmeister.com a go.

My form have exams soon so I introduced them to mindmeister a couple of days ago and a few have them have got together to create a revision mind map.  It seems to work very well as a collaborative tool and the map can be found here.

May 18, 2007 Posted by | Thinking Skills, web2.0 | 2 Comments

Present about PBwiki and upgrade your educational wiki for free

I’m going to do a presentation about pbwiki to the rest of staff at school and the nice people at pbwiki provide a presenter pack for you to use.  Not only that, they will give you 3 Gold upgrades for free – one for you and two for you to give away.  Sounds like a good deal to me….  instructions below.

Thanks for requesting a PBwiki Presenter Pack!

We didn’t expect to get such a huge response from our email yesterday, so when we saw the flood of hundreds and hundreds of emails coming in, we almost fainted. Fortunately, we just set up a better system to handle lots and lots of PBwiki Presenter Pack requests.

To get your Presenter Pack, please do us a favor and re-enter your information here:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=222013580776
We’ll get the goodies to you right away.

Thanks,

David, Ramit, Nathan, Emily, Brian, and Darren
Your PBwiki Presenter Packified Team

March 30, 2007 Posted by | web2.0, wiki | 1 Comment

Radio Adverts part 2

I’m continuing to play with splashcast and I think it could be a good vehicle for publishing pupil’s work. I have now added the year 9s radio adverts for their fictitious business. You can have a listen here or click on Mr C’s Splashcast page in the top right hand corner.

March 30, 2007 Posted by | web2.0 | Leave a comment

Broadcast SHR

In ICT club we spent about three weeks putting together a podcast of one of the weekly notice sheets.  The aim is to produce more podcasts on various topics which we will host on BroadcastSHR but we may have to wait until the exam silly season is over….

March 30, 2007 Posted by | podcasts, web2.0 | Leave a comment

WordPress hidden toolbar

For wordpress bloggers – if you want more control when formatting the text in your posts then try pressing alt-v (ctrl-v on the mac) and another set of icons appear…

wordpresstoolbar.jpg

March 16, 2007 Posted by | blogs, web2.0 | Leave a comment

Radio Adverts

Year 9’s are focusing on an imaginary business this year.  They have just completed a radio advert for the business using Audacity

Have a listen – you can find their latest blog posts containing the ads on the right hand side.

March 6, 2007 Posted by | blogs, ICT, web2.0 | Leave a comment

TED talks

I think Steve first put me on to some of the videos available from TED (Technology Entertainment and Design Conference) talks.  I really enjoyed Sir Ken Robinson’s talk and now thanks to this TED splashcast channel you can choose who you want to listen to (it will continue to be updated throughout the year).  To select a different speaker (a different show) move your mouse over the player to activate the control and then click on guide.  I’ve only seen Sir Ken’s talk on creativity and I would highly recommend it, I’m also going to have a listen to Rick Warren.  Add a comment if you come across one you would recommend.

[splashcast RNDB7180WQ]

March 1, 2007 Posted by | web2.0 | Leave a comment

My first splashcast…

splashcast

[splashcast RFTG6962AC]

February 15, 2007 Posted by | blogs, web2.0 | Leave a comment