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Times are changing

  1. 1. ‘Times are changing for teachers…’ by Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.za http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  2. 2. SchoolNet SA
  3. 3. And muchmore…
  4. 4. So what is changing for teachers?
  5. 5. http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  6. 6. Online courses and webinars http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/p/free-short-online-courses.htmlSchoolNet runs free short courses for its premium members (a freemembership) every month. These are supported by wikis. The oneabout to start is ‘Technify your classroom’
  7. 7. Twitter and Tweetchats for teachers http://www.edchatsa.co.za/ @schoolnetsa
  8. 8. Curating the web using Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/t/ learning-with-tablets
  9. 9. Pinterest as a curating tool
  10. 10. TeachMeetshttp://teachmeet-southafrica.wikispaces.com/
  11. 11. So what is changing in the classroom?
  12. 12. The use of cell-phones in educationTeacher from the Leap School starts publishing house (Fundza) andincludes three mobi stories via Mxit per month to encourage reading
  13. 13. Tablets in the classroom
  14. 14. Free classroom learning systems
  15. 15. Free classroom motivational programmes http://www.classdojo.com/A review: http://lachhull.blogspot.com/2012/02/classdojo-school-approach.html
  16. 16. It’s the era of global projects
  17. 17. Tons of amazing free tools obtainable free when you join www.pil-network.com/ Microsoft’s Songsmith Microsoft’s AutocollageWindows Movie Maker Photostory 3 for Windows
  18. 18. Songsmith• Choose a style from pop, jazz, reggae etc. and a tempo.• Sing into the PC microphone and Songsmith will then generate musical accompaniment to match your voice.
  19. 19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E
  20. 20. Teachers are using free tools in lessons http://prezi.com/vskppld5jufb/teachmeet-cambridge/
  21. 21. E-books are so easy to create and read
  22. 22. The Tooth FairyA collaborative story between three nations Part 1: Kirdup and Geocro in South Africa Part 2: Brandon in Canada Part 3: Alan, Jero and Nico in Argentina
  23. 23. Part 1: The Loose Tooth
  24. 24. One day a little girl was playing in the garden. Her name was Taylor andshe was playing with her cousin Kirsty. You see, Taylor had a wiggly tooth,and it was really bothering her, a lot. All of a sudden, POP! Out came thewiggly tooth!!"Hooray!" said Kirsty. "At last your tooth has come out. You will have to putit under your pillow so that the tooth fairy can come and get it and leaveyou some money.“"Oh really?" said Taylor clapping her hands with excitement.
  25. 25. Flipped classrooms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aGuLuipTwg&feature=relatedhttp://pinelandshighschool.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/when-teachers-become-pupils/
  26. 26. Podcasting using Vocaroo.com
  27. 27. Classrooms blogs are common Teachers blogs in South Africa
  28. 28. Blogs are very popular – for students
  29. 29. Write a book using a blog
  30. 30. Wikis can be easily used http://barnowlstories.wikispaces.com
  31. 31. Invite specialists into your classroom via Skype http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
  32. 32. Skype chats with scientists http://techblog.stcyprians.net/
  33. 33. Virtual tours
  34. 34. Schoolnet’s free membership programme (please join us)