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E buddy presentation1

  2. 2. WHAT IS AN E-BUDDY? <ul><li>An electronic pen pal who converses through e-mail, skyping, Voice thread and other tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Each e-buddy needs their own email address at school working through the secure school system. </li></ul><ul><li>An e-buddy develops an online learning relationship with one or more </li></ul><ul><li>students </li></ul><ul><li>A learning relationship outside the classroom can also develop through </li></ul><ul><li>interschool events e.g. x-country; athletics etc. </li></ul><ul><li>They support the other person’s learning. This ideally is a symbiotic </li></ul><ul><li>relationship, where both people are nurtured. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher can also act as an E-Buddy </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT DOES AN E-BUDDY DO? <ul><li>They produce a piece of work for critiquing and in return critiques work sent by their e-buddy </li></ul><ul><li>They follow protocols and success criteria as determined by the whole IT Cluster, not just one classroom. Computer protocols follow electronic etiquette. </li></ul><ul><li>They are an encourager of constructive feedback and feed forward. </li></ul><ul><li>Building knowledge and understanding of the success criteria being used at any given time. </li></ul>
  4. 4. METHODS OF FB/FF USING IT TOOLS - WRITTEN <ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>angus report 10 may.docx </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbar – using review tab leading to new comment tab </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  5. 5. METHODS OF FB/FF USING IT TOOLS -ORAL <ul><li>Voice thread – written and/or oral. If oral it is preferable to use headphones with built in microphone (Good deals can be made through local firms. Don’t be tempted to buy the cheapest as they are being constantly used or chewed by children. Or charge children for cheaper ones of their own on stationery list ) </li></ul><ul><li>Skype - most new computers now have built in cameras but older computers will need a web cam and ask your technician to install. Very popular for oral language news sharing for juniors year 1 & 2 as a starting point, Level 1 presenting and viewing, or for all levels for school speeches. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ADVANTAGES FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER - LITERACY <ul><li>Oral and written skills are practised and improved. </li></ul><ul><li>IT can be introduced, practised and built on regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Students become part of the global classroom </li></ul><ul><li>It becomes easier to plan an integrated curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>FF/FB become powerful tools for improvement, between student to student and teacher to student. </li></ul>
  7. 7. DISADVANTAGES TO THE CLASSROOM TEACHERS <ul><li>When power goes out </li></ul><ul><li>When there are technical malfunctions. </li></ul><ul><li>When an e-buddy is absent for a short time. E.g. school camp, infectious diseases </li></ul><ul><li>When an e-buddy leaves the school during the year </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom life is not perfect, just remember to be flexible and to stay sane – some days despite everything it will not work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. EVIDENCE OF IMPROVEMENT WITHIN A CLASSROOM Graph showing student achievement and improvement 4C 4D 4B 3C 3D 3B 2C 2D 2B