How to add multimedia in to a Moodle Choice (via @moodlefairy)

Here is a great little video by @moodlefairy showing how you anyone can easily and simply add videos, sounds and images in a Moodle Choice.

Trance Music at the turn of the century

The Late 90s and early 00s was an era for trance music, emerging artists, unique styles, uplifting and energetic music.  This is a blog post showcasing some of my favourite music from the turn of the century, with a few classics thrown in for good measure!.  So get your glow sticks out, this is going to be an all night rave!

01 - Paul Van Dyk - For An Angel
02 - York - The Awakening
03 - Paul Van Dyk vs JPS - Found An Angel
04 - Gouryella - Gouryella
05 - ATB - 9pm 'till I Come (Signum)
06 - Paul Van Dyk - Tell Me Why (The Riddle)
07 - Kernkraft 400 - Zombie Nation
08 - Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
09 - Agnelli & Nelson - El Nino
10 - Atlantic Ocean - Waterfall
11 - Atlantis - Fiji
12 - BT - Flaming June
13 - Camrisa - Let me Show You
14 - Chicaine - Saltwater
15 - DJ Quicksilver - Bellissima
16 - E'Voke - Arms of Loren (Steinway Mix)
17 - Storm - Storm
18 - Ralph Fridge - Angel
19 - Robert Miles - Fable
20 - Varacotcha - Carte Blanche
21 - Tin Tin Out - Strings For Yasmin
22 - System F - Cry
23 - System F - Out Of The Blue
24 - Shades Of Rhythm - Sounds Of Eden
25 - Pulse - Lover That You Are
26 - Light Force - Join Me
27 - Faithless - Insomnia
28 - Felix - Don't You Want Me
29 - Members of Mayday - 10 in 01 [PVD Club Mix]
30 - Mario Pui' Pres. DJ Arabesque - The Vision
31 - Lost Witness - Happiness Happening
32 - Three Drives - Greece 2000 (Vocal Remix)
33 - Southside Spinners - Luvstruck
34 - Vincent De Moor - Fly Away
35 - Tillmann Uhrmacher - On the run
36 - N-Joy - Anthem
37 - Mauro Picotto - Lizard
38 - Johnny Shaker - Pearl River
39 - Grace - Not Over Yet
40 - Paul Okenfold - Elemant Four - Big Brother theme
41 - Divine Inspiration - Let Me Show You The Way
42 - DJ Taucher - Winter Love
43 - CRW ft. Verionika - Like A Cat

Time Travel Success


Why Old School is one of my favourite comedy movie

1. Awesome script, some of the funniest lines I've ever heard.

2. Awesome Soundtrack, Whitesnake!(Full List of songs here)

3. Snoop a loop, Snoop Dogg makes an awesome cameo role rapping at a
party, totally unexpected, totally brilliant.

4. Will Ferrell, slightly crazy and struggling with married life. The
film wouldn't be the same without him, especially on fire jumping
through a hoop.

5. Speaker City, What an amazing chain of shops owned by Vince Vaughan,
everything from beepers to DVD players!

6. Joesph 'Blue' Polaski -- your my boy blue, awesome role by an army
veteran.  Unfortunately Blue lost his life whilst about to wrestle 2 female
students in Jello!

7. Fraternity, we don't really have Fraternity's in England but if we did I would totally want to be in theirs!

8. They're good at paper work, don't mess with lawyers, they know how to talk, find loopholes and do paperwork.

9. A geek we all love to hate, Dean Peitchard is the one no one liked at school and is trying to get revenge.

10. Seann William Scott, Peppers The Animal Guy......

If you haven't yet seen the Movie Old School, i'd give it a go.

Xerte Online Toolkits, it's powerful and it's free

On Tuesday 2nd March I went to a RSC YH organised event at Thomas Rotherham College called Learning Technologists' Forum and the highlight of the event was Patrick Lockley from Nottingham University who is one of the developers on Xerte.  I've always found that the best sales person is the person who created the product and this was certainly the case.  

Patrick spoke for about 1 hour 30 mins giving demos of what Xerte is capable of, showing the different page views, the design view, administrator views and also how they integrate with flicker, twitter and other social web2 sites.

Xerte Online Toolkits can then be exported in many different ways,  Scorm, which is perfect for Moodle courses as this will then be graded.  Link to the online resource and a Zipped file.

As a content developer I've looked at Xerte before but never understood the power behind the interface and truly what it is capable of, which this event certainly opened my eyes too.  I will be installing Xerte Online Toolkits locally to see if it is justifiable enough to install on a college wide system giving teachers access to create their own learning resources (With Training!).

Stay Tuned.

Useful Links
Xerte Online Toolkits Demo of all pages -