Bloemfontein 20 October 2011

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Talk given at Bloemfontein's Primary Teachers' Forum 20 October 2011

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Bloemfontein 20 October 2011

  1. 1. Blogs, wikis, projects and other ideas Presented by Fiona Beal fionabeal@gmail.com http://fionabeal.edublogs.org http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Blogging
  3. 3. 1) My ‘Bonding throughblogging’ project 2009
  4. 4. Making friends, interviewing and writing up information
  5. 5. Checking the information and uploading to blogs
  6. 6. Senior Citizen bloggers
  7. 7. 2) Our School classroom blog projecthttp://graderfishhoekprimary.blogspot.comhttp://grade1fishhoekprimary.blogspot.comhttp://grade2fishhoekprimary.blogspot.comhttp://grade3fishhoekprimary.blogspot.comhttp://grade4fishhoekprimary.blogspot.comhttp://grade5fishhoekprimary.blogspot.comhttp://grade6fishhoekprimary.blogspot.comhttp://grade7fishhoekprimary.blogspot.comhttp://musicfishhoekprimary.blogspot.com
  8. 8. http://grade3fishhoekprimary.blogspot.com
  9. 9. 3) Keeping in touch project 2009 – Gr 4 – 6 computer club
  10. 10. 4) Using a blog to write a book http://5bwrites.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html
  11. 11. 5) Grade 2 weather project 2010
  12. 12. 6) Literacy projectCreating and sending Flat Stanleysto another class along with a week’sdiary
  13. 13. We sent podcasts
  14. 14. 7) Current blogging http://fionabeal.edublogs.org
  15. 15. SchoolNetSA blog http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  16. 16. 8) Creative writing and blogs
  17. 17. By John Grade 1
  18. 18. Page 1
  19. 19. Microsoft PowerpointMicrosoft PowerPoint is currently myfavourite programme for writingstories
  20. 20. Stories made using PowerPoint
  21. 21. A creative writing project creating a reading scheme
  22. 22. The Grade 5 bookbinding team at work
  23. 23. In computer lessons we created areading scheme of 80 books from Grade 1 – Grade 7 for Steenberg Primary School
  24. 24. One class was selected to deliver them and read some of the stories to eachgrade at Steenberg in their school hall.
  25. 25. Thank you for these books!
  26. 26. Methods of creative writing
  27. 27. Our world loves stories. Do you like stories?
  28. 28. Catch the story going around in your head!
  29. 29. Concentrate hard until you find the story
  30. 30. Let’s discuss our stories in groups
  31. 31. Oh, that is a funny story!
  32. 32. That’s a very good idea!
  33. 33. Now it is time to put your thoughts on to the computer.Don’t worry about spelling and grammar – just write!
  34. 34. The words are done, the story is inparagraphs and Ihave checked thespelling. My friend helped me. The pagesare in order. Now it’s time to illustrate mystory.
  35. 35. How do you do this „print screen‟ thing again?We use ‘print screen’ to get the pictures andwords into PowerPoint.
  36. 36. 9) Collaborative Creative writing and blogs
  37. 37. Using iEtherpad Pad to create circle stories http://ietherpad.com
  38. 38. You are given acode.
  39. 39. We sent codes from toCanada and then Argentine
  40. 40. This is what it looks like in Slideboom.com
  41. 41. Stories are stored on my classroom blog…
  42. 42. 9) Storing online creativewriting activities on a blog
  43. 43. Storybird http://www.storybird.comThis is a free online writingprogramme with loads of beautifulart to get you thinking and creatingan e-book.
  44. 44. Storybirdhttp://fionabeal.edublogs.org/2011/05/25/fun-using-storybird/
  45. 45. Let’s read this story bird…
  46. 46. Artisan’s Picture Book http://artisancam.org.ukThis is a free online writingprogramme which is great for theyounger learners
  47. 47. Little Bird Tales http://littlebirdtales.com/http://fionabeal.edublogs.org/2011/05/10/we- loved-using-little-bird-tales-today/This is a free online writingprogramme which has a place forthe learners to draw or their ownillustrations or import images.
  48. 48. http://www.littlebirdtales.com/tales/view/story_id/22625/ /
  49. 49. Wikis
  50. 50. http://barnowlstories.wikispaces.com
  51. 51. Barnyard stories demonstrated…
  52. 52. Ideas using youblisher.comhttp://elk-grade6-stories.wikispaces.com – Karen Stadler‟s project
  53. 53. Grade 6 stories demonstrated…
  54. 54. Thinkquest project 2010
  55. 55. http://graystonprep-grade6-english.wikispaces.com/The+Write+Stuff
  56. 56. A look around the Grayston wiki…
  57. 57. http://writingpals.wikispaces.com/
  58. 58. Brenda Hallowes in PEhttp://movingplanets.wikispaces.com/
  59. 59. Writing a class novel using a wiki http://yrps5m.wikispaces.com/Welcome
  60. 60. Poetry
  61. 61. http://www.gigglepoetry.com/index.aspx
  62. 62. http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/flash_pie.htm
  63. 63. http://bit.ly/nQPYfo
  64. 64. PodcastingGreat for listening to reading
  65. 65. Vocaroo.comhttp://vocaroo.com
  66. 66. Download tokeep forever
  67. 67. 11. Reading sites
  68. 68. http://askatechteacher.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/weekend-website-51-17- story-sites-for-first-and-second-grade/
  69. 69. http://www.starfall.com/
  70. 70. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
  71. 71. Skype an author
  72. 72. http://www.highlightskids.com/Stories/Rebus/rebus_theNoise0 705/0705_theNoise.asp
  73. 73. Microsoft’s freeprogrammes are great for projects
  74. 74. Microsoft’s free ‘Songsmith’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E
  75. 75. Microsoft’s free ‘Autocollage’Learners selected themes related to what makes South Africagreat from an 8-year old‟s perspective. This learner chose“Sunsets”. They then wrote poems about their autocollage
  76. 76. Songsmith and autocollage used together…Group 1 5A Group 3 5B Group 5 5B
  77. 77. Use Songsmith, World Wide telescope andMovie Maker to introduce a theme on Space This teacher used Worldwide Telescope to find images of the solar system; he wrote a song about space; and he made his own movie using Movie Maker.
  78. 78. Use Movie Maker for a project
  79. 79. Use Movie Maker for a geography project
  80. 80. Other things happening in technology integration
  81. 81. Some schools are starting to experiment with tablets like Ipadshttp://karenstadler.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/projects-ipads-presentations-and-possibly-prezi/ (Elkanah House)
  82. 82. Some schools are starting toexperiment with cell phones (Pinelands High – Grade 11)
  83. 83. Yoza project (formerly M4Lit) well underway
  84. 84. Teacher from the Leap School starts publishinghouse (Fundza) and includes three mobistories via Mxit per month
  85. 85. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soAk3F0wX9s (Gotta Share)
  86. 86. SchoolNet free Premium members programme• Please leave me your email to get back to you.• Announce online initiatives• Blogging week by week

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