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Web2 at the chalkface - what are some of the mechanics?

Web2 at the chalkface - what are some of the mechanics?

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  • 1. Making Web 2 Manageable in the Classroom… Some tricks that I have learnt!
  • 2. Make it an integral part of the programme
  • 3. Integrate the Technology at the Planning Stage…
  • 4. Make ICT Manageable!
    • ICT Monitors (individuals for COW, camera and batteries, class computers, video camera, microphones, Blog moderation, Wiki discussion watch, data projector/IWB…
  • 5. Peer Tutors
    • Train “experts” to act as managers.
    • use the ‘learn something and pass it on’ approach.
    • Ensure systems are in place so children know who to see when there are technical issues, new skills to learn or support needed.
    • Have older children work with younger children in a buddy style programme.
    • Share ‘products’ by the children regularly.
  • 6. Develop an Awareness of Audience
    • Use widgets…
  • 7. Guided Reading/Shared Writing
    • If you have a ‘COW’ you have access to a whole lot of reading material via blogs, wikis and the world wide web.
    • If you have a data projector or an IWB, you can model how to give feedback and how to comment on posts.
  • 8. Join the Children up as Members!
    • Teaching and learning needs to integrate web tools and critical thinking skills.
    • As members, children can participate by giving feedback and comments.
  • 9. Let Go!
    • With teaching and guidance - children can gain a sense of “ownership” about their online sites.
  • 10. Passwords Need to be Systematic
    • Set up the memberships in January.
    • Ensure children understand the difference between “learning” and “social” networks.
    • Establish clear rules and guidelines for membership.
    • Award membership when individuals are ready.
  • 11. Get the Community Involved!
    • Homework tasks can include reading/commenting on blogs, sharing current learning on “Look What I Learnt Today!” pages.
    • Parent education evenings or, inclusion of blogs/wikis in “Meet the Teacher” evenings.
    • Involving ‘working’ parents as mentors - they could read and comment…
  • 12. Don’t Go it Alone!
    • Find a colleague who is keen to follow in a similar direction.
    • Online networks can be fantastic support!
    • Twitter - feedback, ideas, support and sharing!