Why blog? By Fiona Beal firstname.lastname@example.org://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
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
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’
Twitter and Tweetchats for teachers @schoolnetsa
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.
The Global Classroom Project 2011 - 2012 Are you interested in flattening your classroom walls & creating a global classroom? Karen Stadler Elkanah TeachMeet October 2011
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
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/