ustream - now your class can have its own tv channel

Starting this Friday, my ESL World History class has agreed to air a live weekly webcast featuring different ages of our planet's history. Our first segment will feature the period between the stone age and Mesopotamia. Out of all the tech projects I've done at school, this promises to be the easiest and perhaps the most impressive. And it is all made possible by http://www.ustream.tv/ All a teacher has to do is create a new show and start broadcasting via webcam.

The interface is very intuitive and you have the option to have a live chat along with your program. When you are ready to go just hit the broadcast button. It couldn't be any easier. I will let everyone know how it goes after we actually have our first show. Just in case you were wondering you can password protect your shows.


How to add image to moodle

Here is a beginner tutorial for how to add images to your moodle course.

1. Log in to your course and turn editing on.
2. Hit the top edit icon, the hand holding pencil, in the box you would like to add the picture.
3. Once you are in the edit screen, hit the image icon, a little framed picture.
4. The insert image window should pop up. You may then browse and upload your image or enter its url or web address.
5. If you uploaded your image you can select it by double clicking and you see it come up as a preview.
6. Next enter the alternative text, what people will see if the image does not load, and specify alignment and size if you desire. You may also resize and align in the main editing window by dragging corners of the image itself.
7. Hit okay and you should see your image in the main edit screen. Make appropriate adjustments like resizing and then click save changes.