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    • Tools of the trade (iThink conference) September 2012 by Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.za http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
    • SchoolNet SA
    • And muchmore…
    • SchoolNets premium membership programme
    • 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. Thecurrent one is ‘Technify your classroom’
    • Twitter and Tweetchats for teachers http://www.edchatsa.co.za/ @schoolnetsa
    • Curating the web
    • Pinterest
    • TeachMeetshttp://teachmeet-southafrica.wikispaces.com/
    • 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 or BYOD 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
    • Reading the Flat Stanley diaries as podcasts
    • Tons of amazing free tools Microsoft’s Songsmith Microsoft’s AutocollageWindows Movie Maker Photostory 3 for Windows
    • Grade 3 from Elkanah House doing Maths photostories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb7JgWNlEeo
    • Give a classroom tour using Photosynthhttp://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=fd71f194-6973-42ca-85f2-f6633b18ab26
    • 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
    • E-books are so easy to create and read
    • Flipped classrooms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aGuLuipTwg&feature=relatedhttp://pinelandshighschool.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/when-teachers-become-pupils/
    • Podcasting
    • Classrooms blogs are common Teachers blogs in South Africa
    • Blogs are very popular – for students
    • Write a book using a blog
    • Price list for the various types of bookshttp://www.blurb.com/create/book/blogbook
    • 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
    • Microsoft Innovative School’s programme http://www.stcyprians.co.za/?m=8&idkey=1333
    • So now to some more detail on some of these ideas http://micklefieldconference.blogspot.com