Issue 15 – Term 2, May 2009

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In the dark on the latest projector technology?
Before buying this must-have for the classroom, there are certain things you must know about there the technology’s heading. Find out what’s new with data projectors.There’s more to it than just buying a projector
Data projectors have become a ‘must have’ technology in modern classrooms but installing them can come with some unexpected challenges.

20 ways to use data projectors in class

Putting together a robotics class
Do you like the idea of robotics but don’t know where to start? Or are you searching for ways to take the next step with your robot? Here are some of the things you need to consider.

Do you have the right to copy?
Most educational resources are copyright works. What can and can’t you copy? We investigate a reader’s query about downloading music to an MP3 player.

How do you decide on the right LMS for your school?
Like many others, Bethlehem College is looking for a Learning Management System (LMS). Jamin Lietze explains how he’s approached making the choice.

Making the most of Moodle
Free software Moodle is a component in the partnership between Catalyst and Dataview, one of the ‘preferred’ LMS suppliers. Here Mike O’Connor explains more.

Case studies
Strathallan College: Plagiarism – Catching classroom cheats
St James’ Catholic School: Moving students’ learning beyond the teacher

Ask the teacher @ Mount Aspiring College

Lesson Plans
34: Working with WebQuests
35: Five things to do with Google Earth

Two-minute guide: PodOmatic

Disposable email addresses
Avoid spam and protect your privacy with a temporary email account.

Posting a video blog

Starting Up: Perfect Passwords

File Share – Web 2.0 Tools: 
YouTube annotations, free music, Viewista, Anyvite, Scratch, and Animoto.

From the back of the class: My enthusiasm for ICT isn’t what it used to be…
Schools, students and the Ministry are all dancing to different tunes, and no one’s asking where we’re going to end up, write Robin Hicks.

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