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