Mellons Bay School - March 23, 2009
The ICT Cluster Sharing and Collaborating with Web2 tools

Facilitator
Hot Issues
Web2 Tool
Example or Link
Lenva
1. How can Key Competencies drive the learning?
Voicethread
Key Competencies Voicethread
Linda
2. I only have one computer in the classroom, how do I integrate it into my programme?
Blog
http://bucklandsbpd.blogspot.com/
Keith
3. I just don’t feel confident enough to do ICT with my students, what can I do?
Interesting thoughts where we created two videos using the camera on board the computer (A digital still camera on video could achieve the same) and uploaded them to youtube. From here they could be embedded into a wiki, blog or ePortfolio
or simply given the address to open
eg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQgCvSXIsK4
Youtube





Jill
4. How do I fit it all in?
Comic Life

Carole
5. I am only timetabled once a week into the computer lab/suite, how do I help my students learn with ICT?
Etherpad

Ian
6. How do I manage student engagement and keep it going?
Capzles
Capzle
Hadleigh
7. I don’t hold the ICT budget, how do I get the ICT tools
Google
Docs

Julie/Hazel
8. When do Blogs and wikis work best?
Wiki

Douglas
9. I can integrate ICT in topic but how do I do it in Reading and other curriculum areas?
Google Docs
Group's Outcome

When do Blogs and wikis work best?

Wikis


Plus
Minus
Interesting
  • collaborative
  • tools for publishing
  • easy to navigate
  • instrumental tool for teachers to help students to learn e.g. writing process
  • instant
  • create own resources
  • ownership
  • Digital Learning Centres
  • 24/7
  • open/protected
  • problem solving
  • cooperative
  • constructivist
  • not all people have access to internet
  • inappropriate material risk*
  • edited inappropriately *(boundaries)
  • security*




Blogs


Plus
Minus
Interesting
  • discussion
  • sharing
  • reading and writing
  • literacy or numeracy focus
  • for other people and with other people
  • journal
  • linear
  • higher maintenance
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