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Using Jeopardy in the Classroom August 16, 2008

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With schools getting data projectors and interactive whiteboards, we’re always on the lookout for interactive, educational and fun activities that can involve the whole class using this great equipment. The longest running and most popular quiz-based gameshow in the world is Jeopardy! And now you can play it with your students in the classroom.  But not only can you play it, you can actually create quizzes for other classes, and even for other schools around the world!

This Jeopardy Gameshow Maker is very easy to use and looks great.  You can even customise the way it looks by creating your own skins for it – a great exercise for learning photo editing.  And each question can include text, and image and even an MP3 audio file if you like.  Podcast Lane has put together a great vodcast on what this program looks like and how it works.  Just press Play below to find out all about it.

Related link from the podcast: http://stuhasic.com/jeopardy

If you’d prefer to see a full screen hi-res version of this video, just click here. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this great educational application and how you’ve used it in your school.  Just add a comment.

Naming Your Classroom Blog April 27, 2008

Posted by Podcast Lane in Blogging, Changing Education, Podcast, Stu Hasic, Students, Web 2.0.
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Part 1: Why Teachers and Schools Should be Blogging
Part 2: Students Blogging in ClassClass Blogs

This is the third podcast in this series of classroom blogging. In it we focus on the process of finding a suitable username and blog title for your class blog. It’s not as straightforward as you think – neither is choosing a suitable password!

Resources mentioned in this Podcast:

Article: Unique and Complex Passwords for Everything

To hear about the importance of a good class blog name, click Play below. Tell us what great names you’ve come up with in the comments section!

(Duration: 3:01)

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Students Blogging in Class April 20, 2008

Posted by Podcast Lane in Blogging, Changing Education, Podcast, Stu Hasic, Students.
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In the podcast “Why Teachers and Schools Should be Blogging“, we discussed the reasons and benefits of blogging in the classroom, but for the blogging-novice, there are student privacy, security and policy concerns that must be considered.Classroom Blogging

 

In this podcast, we will focus on the pre-requisite understandings that any teacher or school needs before setting up class blogs with their students. If you get these things right up-front, your class blog is sure to be a success.

 

As mentioned in the podcast, here is a sample Parent Consent Form for Student Internet Publishing as a Word document that you can download, adapt and distribute to parents to get the ball rolling. So, let’s get started. Just click the Play button below.

[Audio https://podcastlane.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/studentsblogging.mp3%5D

(Duration: 3:37)

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