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Cancom Presentation

  1. 1. Geoff Riley FRSA – Eton 2nd December 2010<br />Geoff Riley, Tutor2u<br />
  2. 2. Creativity favours the connected mind<br />
  3. 3. Ideas flow from Slow Hunches & Space to Mingle<br />
  4. 4. Eight Years developing Tutor2u<br />Geoff Riley, Tutor2u<br />
  5. 5. Tutor2u<br />Materials are bought by 3,500 schools and colleges in UK and in over 85 other countries<br />110,000 blog page impressions per day<br />Global Alexa traffic rank of 24,847 (4,200 in the UK)<br />75,000 unique web users each day<br />4,500 fans on Facebook since launch in Oct 2010<br />Moodle VLE for over 130 Economics Departments<br />No standard platform – we use different software to meet different needs – as do many teachers!<br />
  6. 6. Publishers and IT people don’t get it!<br />They don’t properly understand school budgets<br />They under-utilise social media and don’t harness the creativity and energy within teacher communities<br />Few teachers want to be locked into expensive proprietary software<br />Fewer still have the time to master industry standard kit even though their IT department might prefer it!<br />Most teachers choose a mix of apps for their work and this combination evolves over time<br />
  7. 7. A Daily Teaching Toolbox<br />
  8. 8. Creativity: The Power of Free<br />
  9. 9. Creativity in the Open Source Crowd<br />
  10. 10. Taking bigger risks<br />
  11. 11. Using Google Docs for Collaborative Work<br />
  12. 12. Google Docs<br />Real time collaboration – using some Google Wave technology!<br />Use chat to discuss work through messaging<br />Many options for peer and teacher review of work<br />Collaborative work can be easily exported into other formats e.g. Pdf files and into student / group blogs<br />Great opportunities for<br />Creative writing<br />Pooling data and ideas<br />Revision work ahead of exam papers<br />Collaborative work with teaching colleagues within and between schools<br />
  13. 13. Moodle 2.0 has now arrived!<br />
  14. 14. Social Constructionism – Lots of Options!<br />
  15. 15. Tutor2u<br />