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  • 1. Why blog? By Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.zahttp://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  • 2. Introducing myself…• Web 2.0 ‘fanatic’• Have taught Grades 1 - 7 and was then appointed as Computer teacher at Fishhoek Primary. Now working for SchoolNet in technology integration.• Life was revolutionised in 2009 by blogging and discovering a whole educational community ‘out there’.• Winner of Innovative Teacher 2009 in SA with a blogging project!• Textbook writer
  • 3. SchoolNet SA
  • 4. What is a blog?http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  • 5. http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  • 6. Why blog?
  • 7. The world is changing for teachers
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Tablets in the classroom
  • 10. TeachMeetshttp://teachmeet-southafrica.wikispaces.com/
  • 11. Online courses and webinarsSchoolNet runs free short courses for its premium members (a freemembership) every month. These are supported by wikis. Thecurrent one is on ‘Get the most from Google Docs’
  • 12. Twitter and Tweetchats for teachers @schoolnetsa
  • 13. It’s the era of global projects
  • 14. Tons of amazing free tools Microsoft’s Songsmith Microsoft’s AutocollageWindows Movie Maker Photostory 3 for Windows
  • 15. Free classroom motivational programmes http://www.classdojo.com/
  • 16. Free classroom learning management systems
  • 17. Flipped classroomshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aGuLuipTwg&feature=related
  • 18. E-books are so easy to create and read
  • 19. Most of it can all be recorded on your blog http://fionabeal.edublogs.org
  • 20. Different kinds of blogs
  • 21. Classroom blogs
  • 22. Classroom blogs project atmy school using the Grade 7 monitors
  • 23. http://graderfishhoekprimary.blogspot.com
  • 24. http://grade3fishhoekprimary.blogspot.com
  • 25. http://grade5fishhoekprimary.blogspot.com
  • 26. My collection of favourites from other schools
  • 27. http://trefz.blogspot.com/Mrs Trefz 5th grade blog (USA) uses interesting slideshows and glogsters.She shows a safe search engine for students called Sweetsearch.com
  • 28. http://rosenglish.blogspot.com/Rosa’s English blog (Spain I think) has some interesting videos. She hasintroduced me to a photo slideshow called Picturetrail.com
  • 29. http://mistea.edublogs.org/What I like about Miss T’s year 5 and 6 blog in New Zealand is her emphasison reading and books. This is where I discovered ‘book trailers’.
  • 30. Use blogs for projects: projects I have done using a blog
  • 31. My Bonding through blogging project 2009
  • 32. Meet Grade 4/5B
  • 33. Handing out invitations and the tea
  • 34. Making friends, interviewing and writing up information
  • 35. Checking the information and uploading to blogs
  • 36. Senior Citizen bloggers
  • 37. Keeping in touch blogging project
  • 38. Grade 2 weather project recorded on a blog
  • 39. Podcasting project –shared by means of a blog
  • 40. Flat Stanley travel buddies – incorporated on a blog
  • 41. Collaborative e-booksblogging and writing project
  • 42. 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
  • 43. Part 1: The Loose Tooth
  • 44. 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.
  • 45. http://fionabeal.edublogs.org/our-three-nation- story-writing-project/
  • 46. Use blogs for projects:blogging projects done by others
  • 47. Adopt-a-Donkey project Lisa Gair
  • 48. Karen Stadler’s ‘Same and Different’ project
  • 49. http://kstadler.posterous.com/
  • 50. Ugandan Global projecthttp://2kmand2kj.global2.vic.edu.au/our-global-projects/ugandan-global-project/
  • 51. This group ofblogging teachers got together toraise money for aschool in Uganda
  • 52. The Global Classroom project
  • 53. The Global Classroom Project 2011 - 2012 Are you interested in flattening your classroom walls & creating a global classroom? Karen Stadler Elkanah TeachMeet October 2011
  • 54. Projects• “A Glimpse Around the World” (http://goo.gl/LWAwY) Photography project for Grades 3 – 5• “Authentic Global Voices 2011-2012” (http://goo.gl/YE95V) Global writing (English) project for Grades 6 – 12• “Kids Speak” - 2011-2012 (http://goo.gl/1ySQm) A Global VoiceThread Connecting Worlds and Expanding Classrooms for Pre-K - Grade 3
  • 55. A Grade 2 radio blogging project
  • 56. http://2kmand2kj.global2.vic.edu.au/2011/11/1 8/our-student-bloggers-join-bay-fm/
  • 57. Your students could all have their own blogs which are connected to your blogs
  • 58. An internationalquadblogging site
  • 59. http://quadblogging.net/
  • 60. Our World, our stories project
  • 61. http://ourworldourstories.edublogs.org/
  • 62. The Reading Round up (These two Grade 3 classes discover reading together)
  • 63. http://thereadingroundup.blogspot.com/
  • 64. The Postcard Project
  • 65. http://openthedoortob4.blogspot.com/p/global -projects.html
  • 66. Write a book using a blog
  • 67. Use a blog todisplay work
  • 68. Use your blog to display work
  • 69. Technology blogs
  • 70. There are a number of blogs that supplyteachers with excellent resources andideas. Here are just a few!http://www.freetech4teachers.com/http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/http://ilearntechnology.com/http://cffmv.blogspot.comhttp://theedublogger.com/http://janeknight.typepad.com/http://www.speedofcreativity.org/
  • 71. Photo-a-day blogs
  • 72. Personal blog
  • 73. A friend’s daughter who had cancer kept a blog
  • 74. Reflection blog
  • 75. Make a bookfrom a blog
  • 76. Price list for the various types of bookshttp://www.blurb.com/create/book/blogbook
  • 77. Use your blog as a teaching tool
  • 78. http://globaleducation.ning.com/notes/Global_Project_Datab ase
  • 79. Follow yourfavourite blogs
  • 80. Different blogging platformshttp://edublogs.orghttp://posterous.comhttp://wordpress.comhttp://blogspot.com