I found this site via the Google Certified Teacher’s Google Group discussing Google Earth. It got me all of a fizzle about using this instructional layer KMZ file with pupils in Maths or Geography next year as part of ICT in Subjects. You can download the Google Earth file here. The first link in the list contains the next ten tutorials. The last one you have to download separately. If you have never downloaded a KMZ file before then watch the video below (<2 minutes) – it’s late so forgive the narrator whomever he may be. :/ Props go to Thomas Petra who created Real World Maths.
So where are we now? I have opened negotiations/a dialogue with the HOD Maths in my school to discuss how we might use moodle to enhance what his department already offers. This HOD runs a tight ship and he and his teachers work very hard so he is understandably cautious before signing them up to anything that might take time to develop. Currently they all use IWB software very well and share some of the resources (flipcharts) they make with other teachers, mostly new teachers because they all like to work in a particular way. The ideas at the moment are to make skeletal moodle courses that position the learning with HW expectations and such through a series of lessons … Continue reading