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Tools of the trade

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Tools of the trade

  1. 1. Tools of the trade (iThink conference) September 2012 by Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.za http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  2. 2. SchoolNet SA
  3. 3. And muchmore…
  4. 4. SchoolNets premium membership programme
  5. 5. What is changing for teachers?
  6. 6. http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
  7. 7. 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. Thecurrent one is ‘Technify your classroom’
  8. 8. Twitter and Tweetchats for teachers http://www.edchatsa.co.za/ @schoolnetsa
  9. 9. Curating the web
  10. 10. Pinterest
  11. 11. TeachMeetshttp://teachmeet-southafrica.wikispaces.com/
  12. 12. What is changing in the classroom?
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Tablets or BYOD in the classroom
  15. 15. Free classroom learning systems
  16. 16. Free classroom motivational programmes http://www.classdojo.com/A review: http://lachhull.blogspot.com/2012/02/classdojo-school-approach.html
  17. 17. It’s the era of global projects
  18. 18. Reading the Flat Stanley diaries as podcasts
  19. 19. Tons of amazing free tools Microsoft’s Songsmith Microsoft’s AutocollageWindows Movie Maker Photostory 3 for Windows
  20. 20. Grade 3 from Elkanah House doing Maths photostories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb7JgWNlEeo
  21. 21. Give a classroom tour using Photosynthhttp://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=fd71f194-6973-42ca-85f2-f6633b18ab26
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E
  24. 24. E-books are so easy to create and read
  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
  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. Price list for the various types of bookshttp://www.blurb.com/create/book/blogbook
  31. 31. Wikis can be easily used http://barnowlstories.wikispaces.com
  32. 32. Invite specialists into your classroom via Skype http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
  33. 33. Skype chats with scientists http://techblog.stcyprians.net/
  34. 34. Virtual tours
  35. 35. Microsoft Innovative School’s programme http://www.stcyprians.co.za/?m=8&idkey=1333
  36. 36. So now to some more detail on some of these ideas http://micklefieldconference.blogspot.com

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