TEACHnology Towards 1:1 for Leaders


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This presentation was part of the TEACHnology Towards 1:1 for Leaders course, day 2. The primary focus of the day was familiarising school leaders with blogs and encouraging them to use a blog for professional reflections and staff professional learning

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TEACHnology Towards 1:1 for Leaders

  1. 1. In-between Session Activity Reflection <ul><li>My journey: del.icio.us; Google Reader; Macs; Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Round the Table: What was one activity related to the course that you tried or participated in. </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you choose this? </li></ul><ul><li>How difficult was it? </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on the potential? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Communicating And Collaborating
  3. 3. Web 2.0 Read Write Web
  4. 4. collaborate Everybody and Anybody can share influence create publish connect
  5. 5. Two Way Web = Read - Write Web Students as Equals Everything Shared Everything Published
  6. 7. Starting Web 2.0
  7. 8. Blogs
  8. 9. http://static.flickr.com/34/123420044_107eab54fd_b.jpg <ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  9. 12. So what do Blogs, RSS and Del.icio.us mean in your school?
  10. 13. Blogs
  11. 15. Blogging as a Learning Professional
  12. 16. <ul><li>Blogs are powerful communication tools. Blogs are powerful publishing tools. </li></ul>But blogging (the verb) is still much more than that to me. Blogging, as in reading and thinking and reflecting and then writing, is connecting and learning. Will Richardson - On My Mind 14 Dec 2006 03:57 pm
  13. 17. How would your staff and students describe you as a learner?
  14. 20. Why Blog as a Leader? <ul><li>A way to connect with others and make connections to learning </li></ul><ul><li>A place to develop ideas </li></ul><ul><li>A place to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>A place to share </li></ul><ul><li>A easy way to create a web site quickly </li></ul><ul><li>A way to extend my teaching practice </li></ul><ul><li>A way to open my school to the world </li></ul>
  15. 21. How does your teacher learn?
  16. 23. <ul><li>&quot;Can a school reasonably expect its students to blog if the teachers are not willing to join them in the effort?” </li></ul>
  17. 24. Why Should Students Blog? <ul><li>A way to improve their own writing </li></ul><ul><li>A just in time learning arena </li></ul><ul><li>A place to share </li></ul><ul><li>A place for feedback </li></ul><ul><li>A motivator </li></ul><ul><li>An easy and quick way to web publish. </li></ul>
  18. 25. Why Should Students Blog? <ul><li>A way to connect with others and make connections to learning </li></ul><ul><li>A way to give students ownership of a personal space. a web site that encourages active engagement by the students and teacher </li></ul><ul><li>A place to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>A personal way to include parents in the process </li></ul>