Jarrod Robinson's Blog – October 2008 Archive (3)

My Students Using Mobile Audio Blogging On Their Next Camp

Students in my VCE Unit 2 Outdoor & Environmental Studies class will be using their mobile phones while on our next overnight camp to Halls Gap & the Grampians. They will use them to record their thoughts, make notes on human impacts, while also reflecting on the days events & activities. The information gathered during the camp will form the basis for the final assessment that will be completed on return. They will also interview a… Continue

Added by Jarrod Robinson on October 18, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Power of Nintendo DS

For the past month I have been using a set of Nintendo DS systems within the Alternative Program class that I teach here at Boort Secondary College. The program is run during the normal scheduled French class and is aimed at improving the literacy and numeracy skills of the students. Each week we set time for a variety of activities including homework catchup and skill builders over a variety of subjects along with a double period working on a community or school based project. Across the… Continue

Added by Jarrod Robinson on October 15, 2008 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

A New Bag Of Tricks

What a busy first week it has proven to be, but all the same its been highly enjoyable especially when trialing some new tools in my classes. So here they are....


Very simple little site that allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a flash. Although it is hardly the most polished of perfect application, it does produce some really engaging content. It also lets you embed your creations into web pages or blogs for easy… Continue

Added by Jarrod Robinson on October 10, 2008 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments


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