Category Archives: edtech

Free SCORM #eLearning Authoring for Diagrams and Picture Dicts #edtech

You can download my  scorm compatible Picture Dictionary authoring tool for free here.  Parapal Hotspots allows you to take any jpeg image and add interactive regions so students can learn … Continue reading

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Progress Bar, an Essential #moodle Plugin for easy tracking #gamification

I missed this Plugin for a long time, mainly because for many years it was difficult getting any teachers involved in the systematic use of quizzes which is where this … Continue reading

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Turnitin Direct Plugin Twitter Feed for #Moodle

We have had a Turnitin subscription for several years now and after a very slow beginning it is now quite well embedded in several curriculum areas and stats show a … Continue reading

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Essential Tip for #WordPress School Website

About a year ago I was developing a website for my children’s school, setting up the look and feel whilst waiting for some content, when the school contacted me to … Continue reading

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Practical teaching tools for use with #Twitter #edtech

Maybe you don’t have access to Moodle, or maybe your students  are too cool to use it, so you think that Twitter might work.  If so, here are 2 tools … Continue reading

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Use #CSS nth-child to Customise #Moodle and other CMS systems #edtech

I love Moodle and WordPress, but with WordPress particularly it is so easy to run the updates, and essential for security, that it makes tweaking the source code problematic.  With … Continue reading

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Padlet, a really useful, multipurpose tool for teachers #edtech

For years now at our large college we’ve been trying to encourage teachers to use more of the collaborative aspects of Moodle, with little success.  Chat rooms become venues for … Continue reading

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Better than a twitter feed on your VLE course page #edtech

If you post much on Twitter you have probably come across as it randomly picks up hash-tagged tweets and automatically spins them into a themed newspaper.  I have no … Continue reading

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Coggle, a really Simple Online Mindmap #edtech

There have been a few online Mindmappers that I have liked over the years. is nice because you can easily make a mindmap without logging in, and it lets you … Continue reading

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Are gimmicks OK if they work? #edtech

In the UK there has been quite a lot of publicity and investigation of Aurasma, one of the first easily accessible ‘augmented reality’ apps, in FE and HE. Thankfully … Continue reading

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