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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Asian Tigers, Sub Saharan situations and Portuguese help!

Categories: Development and Health

Looks like we (finally) have class in a box working. If we do, I'd like to get Higher working on a voicethread. I don't know how this will cope with a high usage, but seeing as schools can buy packages, I'm hoping this won't be a problem. I haven't had any problems using this with 30 s1's, but the s2 exercise kept freezing. I'm hoping that Higher students might even respond to each other with a bit of debate on the thread, assuming there are no technical hitches. Re: the speech, apologies about the tinny sound. I tried to upload the audio after pre-recording it, but you need something other than a free account for that. This is just voicethread recording off my computer playback.
I have been having some conversations with a Portuguese geographer, Pedro DamiĆ£o, who has also suggested the Brazil HDI atlas for us to have a look at. I probably won't get the chance to do this before Christmas (getting an IT job in school for a download might be difficult) in class and there is also the minor problem of the atlas being in Portuguese , but I'm going to have a play with this and maybe use it when we are revising later in the year. Many thanks, Pedro!


At 9:54 am, Blogger GeoBlogs said...

Hi Kenny
Pedro has been in touch with me too. There is some great stuff on his blog, and good to see him adapting some ideas from folks like Tony Cassidy and putting them into Portuguese. Currently writing an article for the Portuguese Association of Geography Teachers on school geography in the UK...

Thanks for all the blog posts this term. Hope you and your students and colleagues have a restful Christmas !

At 12:28 pm, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

And the same to you too, Mr P!

At 1:05 pm, Blogger tempus fugit said...

You're welcome, Kenny. Anytime.


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