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Digital Literacy Tools

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This is a list of on-line tools that can be used in education. It is an extensive list with many ways of application. The list is not complete.

Bookmarking Tools
Clip Clip www.clipclip.com
-> ClipClip is, essentially, a social bookmarking tool that allows you to save and collect the sites and stuff you treasure most.
you can ‘clip’ pictures, applications, and paragraphs without having to take from the whole website itself.
ClipClip works, more or less, as your own personal scrapbook.

Del.icio.us http://del.icio.us
-> Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community -
Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere
Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return
Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web

Diigo www.diigo.com
-> Diigo provides a browser add-on that can really improve your research productivity. As you read …

Top 5 80's Australian post punk

jjfbbennett TOP 5 1980's Australian Post PunkUnder rated and more powerful than the UK or USAHoly Joe: Laughing Clowns
Laughing Clowns are an Australian post punk rock band fronted by vocalist and guitarist Ed Kuepper and backed by drummer Jeff Wegener. 

Formed in Sydney in 1979 after the break-up of Kuepper's punk rock band The Saints. Where The Saints were a bass/drums/guitar rock band, Laughing Clowns' various line-ups included double bass, piano, tenor saxophone and trumpet. Often referred to as "jazz punk" by critics, the group's songs were often constructed around difficult time signatures and sometimes "off-key" melodies. Kuepper passionately disagreed with the assertion that the music was jazz-like, but rather thought of the music as being soul-like. This is evidenced by the fact that, in amongst the cachophony, many of the songs have strong melodic hooks, epic progressions and emotionally charged lyrics. They released several albums, singles …

Super Touch overwhelms the Super highway

The digital world is moving fast. Public access to the Internet was only just over a decade ago. It has just left Primary School. It is a noisy Middle Schooler but will it get a completed Yr 12 score? Is the illusion about to bypass it?




09 Moodleposium Day 1 & 2

Moodleposium 7-8 September, 2009 Canberrajjfbbennett notesThe Moodleposium was fantastic - Many Universities are moving to Moodle as their WEBCT license comes to an end. 3 cheers for blackboard for making Moodle 'the option' as it turns 2.Official site Moodleposium
Moodle session 1 Keynote
Denise Kirpatrick, Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Quality
Open University UK
open university is primarily Distance Ed with only 1 lecture room
Over 220,000 students with over 8000 lectures & tutors
Central academics create content - with media people as support - required an LMS which is easy to create with
UK wants to use online to regain academic status - as it has lost its leadership in international education - more effective leadership is required in online eLearning.
OU took a while to move to Moodle because big can mean slow to move
2004 selected Moodle
Reasons - OU saw Moodle as an opportunity to engage in world wide community - open-source seen as important place to be for e…

ESL: Movie Poster

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ESL: Movie Poster - Digital Technology and Lesson Plan

http://bighugelabs.com offers a number of fun toys. The movie poster is a simple web 2.0 toy that is easy to complete, is fun and has a good output.

Make your own customized movie poster.
You choose the photo, titles, and credits. Be a star!

What a great tool for students with low literacy or of an ESL classification. All that is required is an image, a title, subtexts plus some credit text - plus some imagination and creativity.

Movie poster follows the KISS principal - Keep it simple stupid - however a small unit of work can be wrapped around the tool.

Movie poster works well with personal Flicker and Facebook

ESL Lesson Plan:
from http://bogglesworldesl.com/lessons/MovieLesson2.htmPlease modify this to suit the Movie Poster technology and the class context.
Start off by asking the class if they would like to see a movie together. Almost certainly, one student will say yes. Ask them what is playing …