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    • Web 2.0 technologies with Honeycomb. Barbara Heath Assistant Head and AST in ICT Gorsemoor Primary School Staffs.
    • Setting the Scene.
      • 500 Pupils on roll
      • Pilot school for Staffs LA
      • AST for ICT
      • Espresso Ambassador School
      • NAACE Mark
      • ICT Register School
      • ICT Mark reaccredited.
    • Around School. 2 Computer suites with 18 stations in each.
    • Eco policy now determines energy saving computers.
    • Lapsafe Trolley.
    • Why Web 2.00 in the Primary Classroom?
      • Access anywhere provided they have access to a good internet connection.
      • E-safety is bound up with the use of Honeycomb.
      • Accepted wisdom that all children spend huge amounts of time on creating web content.
      • In reality, probably not, with a few exceptions.
      • At Gorsemoor 95% of Key Stage Two pupils have broadband internet.
    • Web 2.0 Technology?
      • Is your ICT limited to within the walls of your classroom? Or do your children venture beyond?
      • At the heart of all Web 2.0 tools lie three skills, creation, communication and collaboration .
      • Active participation rather than passive end user.
      • Encourages creativity and engages children in their own learning.
      • The user is in control. They become the editors of information.
      • Many pupils have their own computers and use mainly to play games on not specifically for ‘learning’.
      • 30% of Years 5 and 6 pupils use Facebook.
      • However, there is no doubt that Web 2.0 is engaging.
      • Wolverhampton LA EDA project.
      • Pupils are not only engaged in homework task, their priority is sharing music and photographs .
      • Nintendo project at Gorsemoor.
    • Why Honeycomb?
      • Links with Softease (Lightbox)
      • A safe Web 2.0 environment. Previous experience with blogging using Blogger and Edublog.
      • Ease of installation and user account setup.
      • Technical support.
      • E safety awareness.
      • Copyright issues are faced head on.
    • Our Journey
      • Began at BETT 2008
      • Introduced at school June 2008. Pilot group in Y3 and Y5
      • Rolled out in September to all Y3 – Y6
      • New version of software November 2008
      • New pilot in Oxford Reading Tree with Y2 and Y3 about to begin
      • Collaboration with another LA Spring 2009
    • FIZZ or BUZZ
    • My Class Home Page.
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    • The next steps
      • Hopefully bolt onto the school Learning Platform.
      • Collaboration within and outside of the LA.
      • Extend to Year 2
      • www.lightbox-ed.com
      • www.gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk