d igital d ozen a collection of ways in which staff at school support services use ICT Issue 1 - Aug - 08 Rochelle Jensen – [email_address]
**Lots of staff at ‘School Support Services’ are making use of online surveys to gather prior knowledge and evaluative feedback. **The following tools are commonly used to create the surveys, and collect and analyse the data. Survey Monkey Free Online Surveys “ This is a great tool to capture peoples thinking. I have used it to get evaluative feedback after taking a staff meeting; asked for perception prior to taking a course so that I can see where the thinking is forming.” Ruth Pepper gather, analyse and use data NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Teaching as Inquiry
** Videos are commonly used by ‘School Support Service staff to engage learners, to build understanding and as a tool for direct instruction. ** Teacher- Tube and You-Tube are the video libraries that are most commonly used. This site is a favourite with Chris and Tracy ( Arts Advisors). An amazing site that includes ‘ how to’ videos for art processes. Mr Duey Raps the Fractions. This rap is a great example of ‘communicating using a range of language, symbols and text’ on the topic of reciprocal fractions . A Vision of K12 Students . This is one of the many ‘cast a vision’ movies that challenges educators to meet the needs of 21 st century learners.
engaging and extending through video
“ I used Teachers’ TV- for SCT cluster meetings showing videos of teachers coaching teachers-some great videos of teachers in action that you can unpick/unpack”. Mary Jamieson NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Providing sufficient opportunities to learn
** Lots of staff at School Support Services are using Skype regularly
to communicate with others.
Peter Boyle regularly uses skype to give feedback to teachers/facilitators without having to go in to the school. Cynthia Manion and Kay Dawson often make use of skype to keep in touch with their PRT’s. NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Facilitating Shared Learning
emphasising key ideas with wordle ** Wordle is a fun tool that allows you to create “word clouds” from the text that you provide. **The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Cynthia recently made use of wordle to highlight key ideas in literacy workshop. NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Providing sufficient opportunities to learn
finding files on your computer Dee Reid is hooked on google desktop . Finding files has never been easier! ** Desktop search – Free Install **This application allows you to search your computer as easily as you search the web with Google. **You enter the keywords and google desktops finds the documents in your hard-drive.
bookmarking with increased efficiency and power
** Access your bookmarks on any computer by making use of social bookmarking .
** A great way to share your bookmarks with others and to benefit from the bookmarking
** Delicious is a tool commonly used for social bookmarking.
A ‘favourite’ with Gael and Rocky. NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Enhancing the relevance of new learning.
facilitating shared learning with wikis **A wiki is a web –page that enables anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content. ** The most common tool used to set up a wiki is wikispaces . Jean Gilbert has set up a ‘ Learning Languages ,WaikatoResource wiki ’. Mary Jamieson – created a wiki for use with sector leaders . NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Facilitating Shared Learning
** Skrbl is a favourite amongst many staff because it allows for the quick web-based collection of ideas. facilitating shared learning with wikis Often used by advisors to determine what participants want to achieve from professional learning. NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Facilitating Shared Learning
using blogs to support and enhance learning communities
** Lots of advisors are using blogs to support schools and teachers and to encourage the sharing of resources and ideas.
** Blogger is the tool `most commonly used by advisors.
Some colleagues blogs: Mary Jamieson: [email_address] Jeanne Gilbert: http://kuchineserotorua.blogspot.com/ http://www.learninglanguageswaikato.blogspot.com/ Bernard Butler www.studentwellbeing.blogspot.com Rochelle Jensen : http://rocky11.blogspot.com/ NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Creating a supportive learning environment
** Slideshare provides free online storage for your power- point presentations. Each power-point can be shared publicly or privately.
**By using Slideshare no printing of power-points or burning of cd’s is necessary, all you will need to do is give workshop participants the url of your slideshow and they will be able to access, view and even download it.
** Slideshare also has a great search function. I have found some excellent power-points to help with my work.
storing power-points on the web NZC – Effective Pedagogy – Use may relate to: Facilitating Shared Learning