Wikis, blogs and peer assessment

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Developing from an in-service course on blogging and podcasting, six East Dunbartonshire schools decided to embark on a project in English Language which would link their schools using online tools. …

Developing from an in-service course on blogging and podcasting, six East Dunbartonshire schools decided to embark on a project in English Language which would link their schools using online tools. Staff collaborated online using a wikispace to plan and implement a project which aimed to provide pupils with a real audience for their work, develop peer assessment skills and encourage collaborative working.


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  • 1. Using Online Tools To Develop Collaborative Writing and Peer Assessment Susan Yeoman, Sarah McLean and Primary 6/7 pupils from Woodhill Primary and Hillhead Primary
  • 2. What to expect today
    • What is a blog? What is a podcast?
    • Using blogs/podcasts for educational purposes - how and why?
    • Overview of a multi-school project.
    • How you can get started with blogging/podcasting.
  • 3. http:// pcpod.edublogs.org What is a blog? A blog is an online journal which allows people to publish and share their thoughts, ideas and work. The beauty of blogging is that your audience can respond through comments on your blog. What is a podcast? Podcasting is when you upload an audio file to the internet, which can then be downloaded to your computer and, if you wish, to any mp3 player – no iPod required
  • 4. Uses of Weblogs/Podcasts
    • Create a journal type blog
    • Produce a calendar of class/school information
    • Post assignments/homework tasks
    • Publish classwork online
    • Blog about a school activity/ outing
    • Showcase student work
    • Create an online book club
    • Link with another class/school
    • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms – Will Richardson
  • 5. collaboration meaningful feedback exciting purposeful flexible motivational reinforcement home-school links real audience ownership of learning Curriculum for Excellence Assessment is for Learning Determined to Succeed Why? responsible internet use wider community
  • 6. How the project began? Collaborative Learning Build on current practice Assessment is for learning A Curriculum for Excellence Peer Assessment Through Blogging EDC Blogging Training Woodhill Primary Hillhead Primary Holy Family Primary St Flannans Primary Killermont Primary Clober Primary
  • 7. Getting Started
    • Planning
    • http://eastdunbarton.wikispace.org
    • CPD
    • http://www.blogger.com
    • http://www.livejournal.com
    • http://www.edublogs.org
    • Podcasting – Audacity or Podium
    • Technical Support
    • Itunes
    • Server for Podcasting. (Free options available)
    • Other Resources
    • MP3 Player (optional)
  • 8. Blogging in our classroom! Our group worked with Miss McLean to learn how to use a blog. We took a first draft of our writing and posted it on our blog. During language time we looked at our blog to check for 2 stars and a wish. We read pieces of writing from other schools and gave them 2 stars and a wish. We improved and edited our writing.
  • 9. Welcome to our blog! Emma – a guided tour! http://hillheadprimaryschool.edublogs.org Coner – My favourite writing piece. Lewis – How I have improved my writing Emma – Our next steps
  • 10. Why the Pupils Enjoyed Blogging and Podcasting
    • Logan – I prefer typing to writing
    • Emma - You could show others the rhythm for your poem by using a podcast
    • Chloe –Working with a partner work helped me with ideas
    • Coner – Iliked showing others my work on the internet
    • Lewis – I liked getting 2 stars and a wish to help me improve my work
    • Emma – I enjoyed writing stories and getting comments about my work from other people.
  • 11. Where to begin
    • Start small
    • Choose something worthwhile
    • Be comfortable with the software and technology – refer to http://pcpod.edublogs.org for step by step guidelines
    • Find some partner schools to link with - Put your idea on http:// toblogornottoblog.edublogs.org