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Blankenberge Radio Day

October 26th, 2010 by Graham Attwell

I’ve been quiet on the blog lately. The last two days I have been rushing to finish a long – and behind schedule – report on pedagogic approaches to the use of technology for teaching and learning and the initial traini9ng and continuing professional development of teachers and trainers. And all last week I was in Blankenberge in Belgium, where together with jenny Hughes I taught on a course on the use of social software in the classroom.

The group on the course were great and I enjoyed myself greatly. More on that in a  later post. Thursday last week was Radio Day. I am more and more convinced of the use of internet radio for teaching and learning. Internet radio involves so many different skills and competences – from technical skills to interviewing, from researching to presentation, from planning competences to multi media skills. And above all it requires team work. We presented the day as a sort of role play. We were role playing researching, planning and broadcasting a 40 minute radio programme. Only we were doing it – for real. Producing a radio programme is authentic learning and is fun.

In the morning we split into three groups. The radio- heads went off with me where we started planning the programme, allocated different roles – floor manager, producer, anchor people, music producer, audio techy etc. We set up and tested the equipment and liaised with the other two groups who were developing content. One group was exploring the ideas around digital literacies, the other about digital identities. Each agreed to come up with 10 minutes worth of programme as a result of their workshops.

As the day went on the tension increased. Would we get it all together, would the programme really go out. The last hour before the broadcast was mad. And at 1600, right on queue Sounds of the Bazaar – Live from Blankenberge went on air. People were nervous but I think you will agree they all seemed to enjoy themselves. And afterwards we discussed how participants could use internet radio in their own teaching and learning.

Give it a listen. If you are interested in us running a  workshop or if you would like to give internet radio a go get in touch. Its great for pedagogy, its fun and it isn’t so expensive or difficult as you think.

In the meantime thanks to all of you who produced the show – too many to name. Thanks too to Audrey’s son whose music we played. If someone can remind me of the name of the band and the url we will give it a plug on this blog.

Live internet radio from Blankenburge

October 21st, 2010 by Graham Attwell

Sounds of the Bazaar LIVE Internet radio is broadcasting today, Thursday 23 October, form Blankenburge in Belgium. The programme is being produced by students on a European funded course on using social software in the classroom. The programme, which is going to be fabulous, will be broadcast at 1600 Central European time, 1500 UK. To listen live to the programme go to http://radio.jiscemerge.org.uk:80/Emerge.m3u
The stream will open up in your favourite MP3 player.

Wiffiti

October 20th, 2010 by Graham Attwell

Its Wednesday morning on the Taccle 10 course and we have been looking at Wiffiti.

If you wish to contribute to this wiffiti, please click here and add your message.

Podcast – The atom

October 20th, 2010 by Hilde Schaerlaekens

Video – Listening Skills

October 19th, 2010 by Jan

That’s the result of our 5 minutes of brainstorming:

Twitter and Voicethread

October 19th, 2010 by Jan

Today we started with using Twitter and Voicethread. Both could be used at school level (Roleplay, creative writing etc.).

However, there is the issue of access. Not all students want to create an account or have a mobile device to access Twitter. They could use their mobile phones, but then there is the question of costs.

Voicethread seems to be a very useful device. Especially since it is quite easy to embed it into moodle:

Film to present de members of the Taccle-cours

October 19th, 2010 by Hilde Schaerlaekens


We created the film in Moviemaker.

Voicethread

October 19th, 2010 by belmira

This morning we learned how to use voicethreading which is a very useful and interesting tool to be used in a learning scenario. It allows teachers and students to comment on a particular image by using phone, the webcam, the microphone, by typing or doodling, by making an audio comment or simply by sending an image or a soundtrack as a reply.

Group 1 – Google Earth

October 18th, 2010 by Jan

We used Google Earth to show where the participants come from and started with a map of Europe:

Uploaded pictures gave an impression of the towns, in this case Malayta, Turkey:

In some cases we could even use the new Google Streetview option, here Milan, Italy:

An ID-card gave you basic information about the participant:

Wordle

October 18th, 2010 by merdem44

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