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A collection of resources, helpguides and videos in my role as Director of e-learning at Perins School. Some thoughts can be found on twitter at www.twitter.com/moodle2mahara
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ContentGenerator.net - create your own Educational Flash games

ContentGenerator.net - create your own Educational Flash games | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

It is an awesome site anyway with a number of free download FLASH games to use and a ridiculously cheap prices for amazing software suites.

 

What makes it even better is that with the Mahara Flash player you can upload your SWF file, select the External Media block and hey presto you have a quiz you can play that is embedded on your page!

 

Brilliant stuff

 

Here is one in action (rather dull I'll admit): http://mahara.perins.net/view/view.php?t=zdKkxXCTF2Q8RGqjUtZf

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SkyDrive and Mahara

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A Mahara page showing embedded Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF files via SkyDrive. Publisher does not work so well

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SkyDrive and Mahara Part 4: Can you do the same thing?

SkyDrive and Mahara Part 4: Can you do the same thing? | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

So, is it possible to do the same thing with SkyDrive and Mahara?

 

YES!!!

 

I get a bit carried away in this presentation but the potential of this features is AWESOME. Has huge impact for collaborative work and sharing resources.

 

Also makes Mahara pages far more visual and allows students to "seamlessly" move from day to day work on Office applications to a Mahara platform.

 

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Embedding Google Docs - Perins Mahara

Embedding Google Docs - Perins Mahara | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Mahara page comparing GoogleDocs added via GoogleDocs plugin and those added via an allowed iframe source using v1.6

 

Google presentations have come on quite a bit since I last looked at them.

 

I like how they play in a Mahara page and still give you some functionality and features that are not available via a simple slideshare option.

 

In fact Google Drive seems far more impressive than when I last looked at it. The Publish to Web options is a nice addition which I had to be told about to get these pages embedded (Thanks Anita and Dirk) :O)

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What I have not added is the frustration felt when Google changes/updates its features and the existing links/methods of embedding all change. It is good that Mahara gives you a number of ways of presenting the work although the iframe embed route is one that requires some training and is not the preferred way I would like explain to students.

 

Many schools of course use Google as their eportfolio package with students creating web pages using Google Sites. Haven't visited sites for a while and was a little put off that the ability of students to add in a number of "science education" apps that focused more on the biological side of things! (some 3-4yrs ago)

 

With the explosion of app development it is good to see more options and relevant features in the forefront although I have not searched to far off the beaten track...

 

Why is Sites not on the navigation menu any more for Drive - disappointing.

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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.
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Another from the SnackTools stable. Create great ebooks that are embedded on your Mahara page.

 

You need to convert the page first into a pdf file. You only get 15pages with the free account by the way.

 

Enter: files.flipsnack.com/iframe/embed.html in your allowed list.

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Allowed iframe sources - Mahara Wiki

Allowed iframe sources - Mahara Wiki | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Mahara Version 1.5 allows you to embed iframes in Mahara throught text boxes (and pasting code in the HTML option).

 

The installation comes with a number of standard sites pre-set up eg YouTube, Glogster, Slideshare.

 

This excellent page on the Mahara wiki has been set up by Dirk Meyer (who teaches Maths, Science and Computing) and lists a number of addition iframe sources that you (as an administrator) can add to your Mahara list.

 

He welcomes further contributions.

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Scratch plugin - Mahara ePortfolio System

Scratch plugin - Mahara ePortfolio System | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Scratch plugin designed by Gregor Anželj now available on Mahara site. You will need to enrol to access it. Scratch games can now be embedded on your Mahara page.

 

A huge step forward.

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Embedding & Linking SkyDrive files on Moodle

How to embed and link a PowerPoint on Moodle via SkyDrive and how it updates automatically. Can't imaging why anyone would want to listen to me for 14 minutes but here it is.

 

Did this in a school TeachEat and demonstrate how to embed and link a PowerPoint from Skydrive on to a Moodle course.  

 

There is a nice bit at the end that shows the power of the cloud as I update the PowerPoint and the changes are instant...

 

The  added bonus is that it is all free!

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michel verstrepen's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:05 PM

pour info ...  #moodle

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SkyDrive and Moodle Part 2: Embedding and linking SkyDrive files to Moodle

SkyDrive and Moodle Part 2: Embedding and linking SkyDrive files to Moodle | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Having made a SkyDrive and added the files I then added them to a Moodle course.

 

This video shows three different ways of doing this - all with background washing machine accompaniment

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SkyDrive and Moodle Part 1: SkyDrive links

SkyDrive and Moodle Part 1: SkyDrive links | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Inspired by Phill Timmins presentation on twitter about embedding SkyDrive resources in a Frog VLE, I thought I would try to see if it works for Moodle.

 

This first video shows the SkyDrive set up and how to embed and link to a file...

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TubeSnack | Flash video player for Web - Embed YouTube playlists

TubeSnack | Flash video player for Web - Embed YouTube playlists | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
TubeSnack is a Flash video player that enables you to create customizable video playlists and publish them on your website / blog. Embed YouTube playlists.
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This is SO easy to do and incredibly effective!

 

Create YouTube playlists that you can link to or better still EMBED in Moodle. I use them lots and embed the code on a Moodle Page.

 

Here is a silent video of one in action - http://screenr.com/pbJ7

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PollSnack | Online survey software, web poll & questionnaire tool

PollSnack | Online survey software, web poll & questionnaire tool | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
PollSnack is an easy to use online poll & survey software that allows you to create and publish market questionnaires and then view the answers in real time.
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From those great SnackTools people. Polls and surveys embedded on your Mahara page. Great range of features and styles

 

Add the link files.quizsnack.com/iframe/embed.html to your allowed lists.

 

Another great feature - super for a different type of feedback.

 

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105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Free Moodle Video Tutorials! We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the following list. Show your appreciation and share it with people interested in Moodle.

 

People genuinely sharing their ideas and videos to grow this amazing resources. Currently at 105 free videos that can be embedded to your own site etc

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The Pedagogy of Moodle

The Pedagogy of Moodle | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
Martin Dougiamas, lead director and founder of Moodle has shared a superb presentation on where Moodle is heading with the release of 2.0 (and looking further forward to 2.1). You can find it here on slide share.

Via Kristina Hollis
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A bit old now but the important message is still very relevant

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:06 PM

Useful for staff engagement :)

Bob Willetts's curator insight, June 4, 2013 12:48 AM

Aweesome! I have waiting for this! Leading with the pedagogy!

Arlenny Soteldo's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:19 PM

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