What you will see on these blogs • Dance videos • Trips • Father’s Day presentations • Reviews of other class presentations • Work done with iPads • What we have learnt from our topic • Celebrating special days • Report on Skyping our buddieshttp://room5waiuku2012.blogspot.co.nz/ http://pointviewschoolroom3.blogspot.co.nz/
What you will see on these blogs • Students writing turned into web2.0 presentations • Students asking questions • Students commenting on others work • Home learning quizzeshttp://mrsmacscyberkids.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/guess-storybird.html http://theclasswithoutwalls.blogspot.co.nz/
What you will see on this blog • A student who enjoys writing • A student taking pride in their presentation • Her own thoughts, wonderings and opinionshttp://tarasnotebooks.blogspot.co.nz/
What you will see on this blog • Vision and philosophy of the school • Twitter updates • Discussion about student lead conferences • 21st century learning at this schoolhttp://sandyjelearningblog.blogspot.co.nz/
What you will see on this blog • The journey of a new school being built from the ground up • Weekly updates of what has been happening in the school • Celebrations • Open, translucent communication with parentshttp://hingaiapeninsulaschool.blogspot.co.nz/
What you will see on this wiki • Parents calendar • Website game links to • Letters • Reading • Numeracy • Photos • Study Ladder • Songs • Homework • Topic Linkshttp://1forfun.wikispaces.com/home
What you will see on this wiki • Links to other wikis • Cybersafety • Literacy • Numeracy • Topics • Learning Tools • Calendar • Timetable • Tutorialshttp://theclasswithoutwalls.wikispaces.com/home
What you will see on this site • WALTS • Learning goals • Resources to support learning • Audio clips of their music • Movies they have made of their learning • Calendars • Timetables • Links to other blogs and sites in the school.https://sites.google.com/a/hp.school.nz/studio3/
What you will see on this wiki • Presentations • Resources • Tutorials • Keynoteshttp://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com/home
To this http://schooladminwiki.wikispaces.com/Home
Wikis and Blogs can be an environment without walls Traditionally, if you wanted to create a website with your own information on it, you would have to pay somebody to do it or buy very expensive software and then learn how to create it yourself or learn HTML programming language. The first two options being very costly ventures, the third very costly time wise. Nowadays you can do it for free and with basic WordProcessing knowledge anybody can put together their own website very quickly. Plus it is online and accessible by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Because of this freedom websites are being developed for all sorts of reasons. In education, teachers are creating websites to hold their teaching resources (i.e. visual aids explaining learning strategies) and point students to learning sites that are suitable for their needs. In administration, websites are being created for collaborative, communication purposes to reach across all staff and/or to provide information for outside viewers. Students are able to revisit their learning in their own time, using their own devices and do not have to be in the classroom to access their teachers resources. In administration, paper trails are now stored all in one place, able to be accessed for viewing, editing, commenting by all at any time, on any device and anywhere.
ReferencesJacqui Sharp ‘Where to start with Wikis and Blogs’http://wheretostartwithwikisandblogs.wikispaces.com/Jacqui Sharp ‘Cool schools wikis and blogs’http://coolschoolwikisandblogs.wikispaces.com/http://educationtechnologysolutions.com.au/2012/08/14/how-wikis-can-help-schools-organise-their-content/
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