Friday, November 30, 2007

Not too sure about this one!!!

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Sunday, November 25, 2007


I am constantly encouraged by seeing the blogs and videos from New Zealand teachers about what they are doing in their classrooms.

Here is another video by a Nelson teacher about Web2 in her classroom.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pivot animations

Pivot animation is a free downloadable program.

Love this use of the program. It was made by Year 2 students in Australia.

Here is a podcast by Christopher:

Monday, November 19, 2007

Introducing Web2 & children's conference

Great new video on teachertube for teachers or to use for Professional development with teachers, about using Web2 in the classroom.

I will certainly be using this with my students to help them with this concept.

Our Lady Star of the Sea school in Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand, are holding a ICT based conference for their students on December 13 and 14. The conference is being run by the senior pupils in the school. On the final day they will have a celebration of their learning. These conferences are so great for the children and they learn such a lot in a fun environment. I am going and will post some of the photos I take on my blog.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


New Zealand has its own YouTube web site. Not a lot on it just yet but growing fast. Worth checking out and supporting.

A review of the New Zealand document Digital Horizons - Learning through ICT makes interesting reading.

Don't forget to check out Mark Treadwell's site:-

There are also some interesting ideas for classroom teachers to find ideas for integrating ICT into their classrooms in the Practical Support web site. There are also case study videos to support teachers.

Exploratree by Futurelab has a site where you can make a mindmap - easy to use for classroom teachers who do not have Inspiration.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


For those who are developing or using online courses don't forget to check out the blog where I put things that I have come across, such as about an interesting work I have been reading by Katrina Meyer: "THE METHOD (AND MADNESS) OF EVALUATING ONLINE DISCUSSIONS".

Found an interesting video on TeacherTube on 21st Century pedagogy that some like to share with others.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Web2 in education and ScreenHunter

Use of Web2 in education - useful references to find interesting ideas.

A little program to take a screen capture shot is ScreenHunter which is available as a free download.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Inquiry learning

Here is a video from YouTube about inquiry learning. Worthwhile viewing.....

Friday, November 9, 2007

English Online site

The English online site is a great source of information for teachers.

There is a new pdf: Darren Crovitz explains that the explosive growth of web-based content and communication in recent years compels us to teach students how to examine the "rhetorical nature and ethical dimensions of the online world."

TKI also has a great forum for teachers to contact others and share ideas. Those of you with smart boards in your classroom may be interested in accessing these resources:

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Social networking and graphic organisers

A web site for teachers to join a social network.

The aim of this is to share ideas and resources that can be used in the teaching and managing of information and communication technology.

One of the videos from this site about Peer feedback in ICT:

A great site to download pdf files of graphic organisers to use in the classroom - teaching notes provided.