CAS_ICT: Using ICT tools for teaching Sciences

ICT for Chemistry and Physics Grade 9th To teach Chemistry and Physics we use Moodle as our LMS. With Moodle we went beyond a repository and we set up many and different learning activities as for example: A choice activity to choose an independent variable for a scientific project One assignment to submit final reports …

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Insertar un Objeto de Aprendizaje de OpenStax CNX en Moodle

Recientemente y como parte de un trabajo en la materia de Fundamentos Tecnológicos del eLearning del Máster en eLearning de la UOC  tuvimos que debatir sobre los objetos de aprendizaje del repositorio OpenStax CNX (anteriormente Connexions). Este repositorio fundado en el año 1999 por el Dr. Richard Baraniuk nos ofrece recursos educativos (Objetos de Aprendizaje) …

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Mahara: How to solve collation issue when upgrading

Today I upgraded our Mahara site from version 1.7.2 to 1.8.1 (current version). What it was expected to be an easy procedure turned out to a trouble due to a database (MySQL) collation issue. Below are the details: After doing all backups as it’s required I downloaded and unzip the new version to perform the …

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Halloween Moodle Panic: Cache Crisis

The last three weeks of October were frightful  due to a series of incidents affecting the Moodle server of my School. Randomly server crashes and a set of strange behaviours using Moodle led me, as admin, to a stressing weeks. That’s way I’m goin to collect all the incidents and write a post called Moodle …

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Jornada gratuita de presentación de Moodle a profesores

Hoy jueves, 26 de septiembre hice una presentación de Moodle a un grupo de 12 profesores que asistieron a la jornada gratuita organizada por la Fundación ObraSocialNCG en Vigo. Esta jornada fue previa al comienzo de los próximos cursos de Moodle para docentes que impartiré próximamente en colaboración con la Fundación ObraSocialNCG. El grupo de …

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Teaching with Moodle 2012-2013: Courses and Activities

Along course 2012-2013 I taught two main subjects: Biology-Geology and Physics-Chemistry. I had four groups from grade 9th (3º ESO) and two groups from grade 10th (4º ESO). The four groups of grade 9th were divided into two biligual groups (English language) and two non-biligual groups (Spanish and Galician languague). The full picture is: Grade …

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Mahara, WordPress or GoogleApps? What’s the best choice for a School ePortfolio?

My School is planning for the next course to perform an experiment based on the use of ePortfolios. In the Spanish Educational System exists in grade 7th a subject called ‘Proyecto interdisciplinar‘ literally translated into English as ‘Interdisciplinary Project’ and commonly known as PI. The School plan for this one-hour-a-week subject is to introduce students in the …

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