EdTechRoundUp Weekly #27 – Google Sketchup, presenting on ‘collaboration’ and open textbooks.

17 May 2009

ETRU WeeklyThis week’s meeting was led by Bob Hill. On the agenda was the educational uses of Google Sketchup, the best ways to practice what you preach when presenting on ‘collaboration’, and the concept of ‘Open Source Textbooks’. The latter, Stuart Meldrum has been keen to point out, is not a wiki textbook, but a collaboratively-authored hard-copy effort!

Many thanks to Tony Sheppard for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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Dai Barnes is still collating the links from the meeting.

 

Here’s a link to the relevant ETRU wiki page for this week’s meeting.

 

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’

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EdTechRoundUp Weekly #26 – Jailbreaking iPhones, rolling out WordPress on a national level, and parental engagement

4 May 2009

ETRU WeeklyThis week’s meeting was led by Dai Barnes and Doug Belshaw. Dai began by waxing lyrical about his ‘jailbroken’ iPhone, with others contributing what a wonderful thing it is to be released from the fruit shackles. Our major points for discussion were John Heffernan’s plans to roll out WordPress Multi-User across schools in Ireland, and engaging parents through the use of technology (mainly VLEs, to be fair…) 🙂

Many thanks to Tony Sheppard for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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Dai Barnes has collated the links from the meeting.

Here’s a link to the relevant ETRU wiki page for this week’s meeting.

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’