Wen's Woffle

An intermittent blog for work and play!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Schools vs Libraries

Really great comparisons between libraries and schools. I don't necessarily agree with all the comments, but great observations anyway.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

recording sync settings on Youtube

This appears to work better for some reason when I make a link to Youtube, than directly uploading the video from my computer onto the blog. At some point I'm sure I'll find out why!

Solving sync problems in Camstudio

This takes a long time to load, so click play and leave it until it's played through once, do something else, then replay. I'm uploading the video to Youtube and then embed it here to see if it plays better.

More Piccies

Here's Tom waiting for his first customers for 'Flick' the fire engine. He ended up really busy driving the kids around the park. Kids love the little truck. Found the other photo of Claire and Ella trying to get infront of themselves with packs of floss. None of us managed it though. I've never seen a floss stall so busy. We were stuffed and sticky afterwards!!

Candy Floss Stall

It took a while getting the hang of getting the floss on the stick, but hey look at Ella go! Claire and Ella couldn't keep up with the demand. As fast as they were making it, it was sold. We all took turns making, bagging and selling. We went home sticky and sweet and needing a shower.

Produce Stall Arthur St. School Fair

Hey! Lorna and Christine selling their wares on the produce stall. What a great day. The apples were tasty too and were completely sold out.

Hey Arthur Street School Fair Went OFF!

What a fabulous day we had. Mother nature sent us a day out of the bag. Fantastic day had by everyone. Hopefully we raised a heap of money. The event was opened by Mosgiel Brass Band. They were super and gave the event a wonderful carnival atmosphere.

How I Made my Podcast Using Opensource Software

Just so I wouldn't forget how I did it! The recording also goes out of sync a bit and is something I'm working on. I'm using the Camstudio Codec Compressor and I need to fine tune the settings a bit.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A little bit o' Lancashire

I used Audacity to make this recording then saved it as an MP3 file. Then saved the file on a free storage site http://www.mediafire.com. After that it was a case of adding the link from the storage site to here. Click below and this takes you to the site where you just click on the download button and let it play. Just ignore all the ads. It plays on my computer on itunes. I'm looking into another way of presenting the podcast in this Blog, but so far haven't been able to make the links work.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

toilet training

Thought I'd try this crating method. It's new to me but we'll give it a go.

Paddy the Piddler!

Welcome to Paddy the new member of our family. He's just 9 weeks old here and loads of energy and fun. He's a Jack Russell and he walks like a colonel in the army! Staunch and stocky...like he owns the place.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Blogging in class

Today in class we looked at creating blogs and wikis and also how to use webquests. I haven't used my blog really, and would perhaps use it in school. I would have to bear in mind students' access to computers etc, as setting tasks online might leave out students who don't have access to computers at home.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Kite Flying in Malaysia


Guatemala, Day of the Dead-Giant kites in graveyard.

Another good video to introduce cultural aspects of kite flying. Shame it didn't have local music instead of the Enigma sound track.


Festival Valencia 2008

Great video of the kite flying at Valencia 2008 Festival. Will use it as an introduction to my kite flying class...cool


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

First day at teacher's college

Had a really informative orientation day, lots to get my head around, not to mention wondering what on earth have I taken on! Looking forward to getting course approval and getting the next week or so underway. Can't wait to find out which schools I'll be doing my practicums. Quite like the idea of have them completely out of town. Met a very diverse range of people from all sorts of backgrounds...cool.