I'm working on a math Moodle for students who will not have an internet connection. I'm wondering if anyone has tried downloading WA applets http://www.demonstrations.wolfram.com/index.ht and using them in Moodle. They seem to require their own player, but can they be packaged and displayed from within Moodle 1.9?
These seem super and would be a great tool for math and science courses if we can make them work.
PS -- I don't know a lot about complex code -- but can follow simple instructions and make additions and changes if I know exactly where to go and what to do in my own Moodle shell. I do not have admin status and it would be best if I could handle this in my own course shell if possible.
I've just upload a wolfram cdf file to moodle and opened it with the wolfram player which is downloaded on the my local machine
I am assuming that the moodle will be running off a local intranet
Hi Trevor, Great news for me!!!
When the kids are in school it will run off their intranet, but they want to also have these as stand alone files on the students' laptops.
It sounds like the tech people there just have to be willing to download the player to each machine in order for these to work.
Now I'm going to try the same thing. It's a great collection of freely available resources if it works. That's my challenge -- to create interactivity without the students linking to the internet.
what do you teach besides math ?
I used to teach Physics now retired but like to play with technology for students
I took early retirement so I could try starting a second career doing some consulting work. I also taught science (general, Earth, biology), career ed. and work experience, and for a time Communications, English, and even French in my early days. I also did Learning Assistance, Peer Tutoring, and adult ed (upgrading and GED) -- so I guess you can say I've been around the block. Now I'm trying to teach myself about good quality online instruction and higher ed instruction as that seems to be a fruitful direction to generate some work.
I taught for 38 years math, science, physics (IB) 10years as a Teacher Librarian and now working for the squamish nation education dept part time
need any help??
Well you had more years in than I did but not by many!! (LOL) I always need help. When I run into more issues, I'll email you, Trevor. It sounds like you're still doing some interesting work. Are you teaching now or doing prod-work or both?
I am teaching computer skills at Eslha7an Learning centre in North vancouver and looking after the teaching laptops and also some basic tech support for the teachers
I keep my hand in with some teaching if they need my math or science background
I would like to do some pro-d but am not officially attached to SD#44 but there is a chance thta one of the elementary schools may need some help
I'm working on an outline of the new Math 7 and would like an opportunity to run it by you. I'm trying to arrange the topics 'thematically' so I can use some project-based learning (instead of following a standard skills progression all throughout). Would you be willing to give me some feedback? You can email me at math[four]keeps[at]gmail[dot]com.
Hi Sue -sounds an interesting idea particularly in the light of the new "Personalised Learning" plans from our Ministry