Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Flip the Moodle Way

Flipping the classroom can be quite easy using Menasha Moodle course server. You will be able to add music, video, and websites with activities. The reasoning behind Flip is to allow the students to have prior knowledge of the topic being studied in the classroom before coming through the door. Peoples' neurons need to be sparked two to three times before they can make a connection. By Flipping you have already sparked the neurons one time.

Any questions on Moodle Course Server you can go to Atomiclearning or speak to Isaac or myself for pointers.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Atomic Learning

Atomic learning provides video tutorials for a variety of software and web2.0 tools. One of the major hurdles facing educators who want to use a new tool is learning how to use it and Atomic Learning provides a great service to help you do so. The tutorials are easy to find, cover many different tools and are available anywhere you have internet access. The Menasha Joint School District subscribes to and you will be given automatic access to the program at if you would like access to the tutorials from home you can find the district password on the training resource page right above the link.


-Tutorials on Google Apps, Moodle, Contribute and Microsoft Office
-Easy access in district or at home


-District needs to purchase service
-No tutorials on Edmodo

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Capturing Student Voice

Here is another free site that I'm excited to share with you! It is a very simple website that allows users to capture voice and then put that recording into wikis, websites, blog and more. The site is called Vocaroo. The is no need to log into this site. It used to be an option but they got rid of it. The netbooks that are being used in the 7th grade and by Maplewood staff have microphones built into them so you can easily record audio. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to capture voice using this site.

The ability to record voice can be useful for many multimedia projects as well as in foreign language classrooms. There is no limit to the length of the recording. If you close the window before copying the code or URL for your recording, it is lost and you will have to re-record. If sounds quality is bad, adjust the volume on your computer.