social software for social students

Monday, September 25, 2006

We have a project...

Have you been to Wentworth Falls Lake? How does it differ to other lakes?
Some years ago a project took place at that site. It has been hailed as the best art projects in the Inaugaral City of the Arts. A group of locals from teenagers to grannies got together and worked to create a series of representations of seed pods of plants that grew in the area. The idea was to use local materials to promote a deeper knowledge of the local vegetation in a striking way. This year Songlines Festival will have events there. Our task is to creat a series of blogs to provide information about the project. Are you up to it? We have a catalogue - lets do it!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Mark's story

This is the beginning of a story of an ordinary young man.. Keep an eye on it.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Banking with Jude

In the olden days a couple of years ago, I used to spend hours doing my banking and paying my bills every week. I am an impatient person and do not enjoy queues. Along came internet banking!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

From Word to Power Point

Your task it to convert your content from Jennie's assessment, researching a mathematician, into presentation format. You must remember that this is not just a copy and paste. PowerPoint is a format suitable for supporting your presentation, it is visual so you will prpbably need more images.
One method to to this conversion is to copy chunks inot the notes area of a slide and make a two to six point list with a related graphic for emphasis. (Google images or flickr are good places to source your pictures)
This will provide visual support to your presentation and a guide for you to follow.
Paul is doing an excellent job of his so have a look at his presentation for some ideas.

Warm up

Online Test: Strange situations test
Have a go at this

Monday, July 31, 2006

Reviewing your nerd alerts

Check out this quiz to see how your computer terminology rates - are you really a nerd?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Semester II

What shall we do?
We are lucky enough to have the multimedia room for our classes. This expands the choices as to what we can do achieve in our class.
Some ideas as to what we can do:
  • Wordprocessing
  • Spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint
  • Write html for web pages
  • Audio
  • Graphics
  • Digital story telling
  • Social software

Go to your blog and list three things you would like to achieve this semester.

Monday, May 08, 2006

May Day May Day

Blue Mountains Union CouncilThe opening question for today, did you celebrate May Day?
The next question, what is May Day all about? Well in fact there are several answers to that question. The picture shows how some Blue Mountains folk celebrated May Day this year. If you click on the picture it will take you to wikipedia where you can find the answers to the following questions.
  1. Who are the Haymarket Martyrs?
  2. What is Walpurgis Night?
  3. When is International Workers' Day?
  4. What was the Red Scare (in USA)?
  5. What is the pagan May Day celebration about?