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  • ‘Times are changing for teachers…’ by Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.za http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  • SchoolNet SA
  • And muchmore…
  • So what is changing for teachers?
  • http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  • Online courses and webinars http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/p/free-short-online-courses.htmlSchoolNet runs free short courses for its premium members (a freemembership) every month. These are supported by wikis. The oneabout to start is ‘Technify your classroom’
  • Twitter and Tweetchats for teachers http://www.edchatsa.co.za/ @schoolnetsa
  • Curating the web using Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/t/ learning-with-tablets
  • Pinterest as a curating tool
  • TeachMeetshttp://teachmeet-southafrica.wikispaces.com/
  • So what is changing in the classroom?
  • The use of cell-phones in educationTeacher from the Leap School starts publishing house (Fundza) andincludes three mobi stories via Mxit per month to encourage reading
  • Tablets in the classroom
  • Free classroom learning systems
  • Free classroom motivational programmes http://www.classdojo.com/A review: http://lachhull.blogspot.com/2012/02/classdojo-school-approach.html
  • It’s the era of global projects
  • Tons of amazing free tools obtainable free when you join www.pil-network.com/ Microsoft’s Songsmith Microsoft’s AutocollageWindows Movie Maker Photostory 3 for Windows
  • Songsmith• Choose a style from pop, jazz, reggae etc. and a tempo.• Sing into the PC microphone and Songsmith will then generate musical accompaniment to match your voice.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E
  • Teachers are using free tools in lessons http://prezi.com/vskppld5jufb/teachmeet-cambridge/
  • E-books are so easy to create and read
  • The Tooth FairyA collaborative story between three nations Part 1: Kirdup and Geocro in South Africa Part 2: Brandon in Canada Part 3: Alan, Jero and Nico in Argentina
  • Part 1: The Loose Tooth
  • One day a little girl was playing in the garden. Her name was Taylor andshe was playing with her cousin Kirsty. You see, Taylor had a wiggly tooth,and it was really bothering her, a lot. All of a sudden, POP! Out came thewiggly tooth!!"Hooray!" said Kirsty. "At last your tooth has come out. You will have to putit under your pillow so that the tooth fairy can come and get it and leaveyou some money.“"Oh really?" said Taylor clapping her hands with excitement.
  • Flipped classrooms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aGuLuipTwg&feature=relatedhttp://pinelandshighschool.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/when-teachers-become-pupils/
  • Podcasting using Vocaroo.com
  • Classrooms blogs are common Teachers blogs in South Africa
  • Blogs are very popular – for students
  • Write a book using a blog
  • Wikis can be easily used http://barnowlstories.wikispaces.com
  • Invite specialists into your classroom via Skype http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
  • Skype chats with scientists http://techblog.stcyprians.net/
  • Virtual tours
  • Schoolnet’s free membership programme (please join us)