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    Blogging from the Commonwealth Games

    Our Head of D & T is due to go out to India shortly and represent England in the Marathon event at the Commonwealth Games, and we thought it would be a good idea for him to post a blog via our Moodle VLE. Apart from this online diary he's also hoping to post interviews as MP3s and/or videocasts. Does anyone out there in Edugeekshire have any suggestions as to additional ways he might provide a richer online experience for our pupils?

    I forgot to add that we'll also attempt to use Skype with small groups of pupils.
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    There are a number of good tools to do direct video recording to Kaltura (I have the plug-in for Wordpress but pretty sure there is one for Moodle too) which could be worth doing if he has a machine with a webcam. It saves on uploading to YouTube, etc.

    Surveys and polls on what the students predict his time will be, using previous results to do statistical analysis.

    A meal journal is always handy for people interested in how an athlete does what they do ... it also means that Biology have data to work on with students.

    I'll tweet it around to see if anyone else has any ideas.

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    Thanks GD. He told me last night that the temperature over there is currently 46degC. There's not an ounce of fat on him as he gets to his running weight, so heaven knows what he's going to look like after a marathon. We made the decision to go with Vimeo as Kaltura seems to throw up problems. Of course this could all fall down if the internet solution provided for the athletes is poor.
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    The suggestion that has come up is to use something like RunKeeper to keep a track of where they are and for data when they come back.

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