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The life and times of an elderly educationalist in a technological age.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Not up to speed..but speeding up!

My Bluetooth tablet arrived thanks to the Masterclass fairy. It was set up and running in 5 minutes. My class regard all of our new ICT tools with excitement...so they were quiet and interested....Maybe it will?...Do you think we can? How do we? Why does it have no wires? What can it do? So the first thing I did was to pass it round, having opened the Promethean software on the whiteboard, to see what they might make it do. We had some sit round the corner so they could not see the board and draw faces..just fun...then we had them able to see the board and had a wee chat about hand/eye coordination and how we need more than one of our senses to function in most situations. We then did some experimentation with other progs and a website or two, checking out the blog and the sitemeter using it. They found some limitations and there were times where they felt the need to type rather than write. Anyway...just new..much more to explore.

A wee visitor arrived on the doorstep on Thursday, bearing flowers, so the next phase of the teddy blog begins. ...Great excitement...children took the boys to lunch, assembly, and photographed. Morag and I spent the weekend trying to find ways of getting sound on the teddy blog....and we have..but we want the children to read/sing to both schools .....but we don't think we will be able to see it in school...the usual problem...the infrastructure/firewall won't allow. It's not yet working as we would like but we know people who will help...We think we need a Masterclass in bloggstuff! Mpg files and movie on blog. If you read this and can help.....listening! So much has happened in three weeks, and that's why the children like it....immediate responses. Big audience. Watch their space...yet again.


Blogger Morag Macdonald said...

Bubbleshare works and the firewall doesn't block it-woohoo.
Like the tablet wish I had got one but had to upgrade my laptop to enable certain programs as you know!

5:37 pm

Blogger marlyn moffat said...

Checked it out first thing this morning. Very slow loading the sound files. Showed them your slides as well. Peculiarly they enquired if it was me speaking.

5:52 pm


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