All things Web 2.0
Pathing the cowpaths
http://www bahiker com/pictur
Strategies for implementing ICT in
In School Innovation: P th
I S h lI ti Pathway t the K
to th Knowledge
Society there is an unequivocal statement of
what teachers have to do:
“The integration of I.C.T. into all major social
institutions and organisations means that the
necessity to equip young people with the
capacity to understand and utilise the potential
of such environments is no longer an option,
but is now an imperative.”
Types of Technologies to use
Traditional Learning Technologies
Basic computer software
Subject specific software
Web browsing software
How to use the technology you have
Integration of ICT– long term project
approach. So I started to think through a
Integration of ICT directly related to class
work. This linking of ICT activities to class
work I thought could be brought together
though an ICT activity related to the syllabus
Integration of ICT linked to the syllabus ICT
Emerging Learning Techology
V and Mo Blogging
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Browsers- Del icio us
Why do some ELTs catch on and
th d ’t?
Don’t try and fit the student to the ICT
find the right ICT for y
g your student.
Do you know your choices?
How useful i th emerging l
H f l is the i learningi
technolgy for you? Will you use it?
What new teaching strategies need to be
Web 2.0 Tools for you to use
Bloglines Google Reader
Know your market niche
K k t i h
Be prepared for unintended outcomes
The question of funding
We still need to communicate well
Understand Knowledge Management
Give what’s new a chance to work
Professional development and time
Face to face still matters
“ A blog is … a Dimensions
website with dated Communication
entries, usually by a Social/Cultural
single author, often
accompanied by Political
links to other blogs EDUCATIONAL
Features of Blogs
easy and quick to create.
It is organized by time.
It is organized by posts
short and frequently posted.
readers can often respond.
It is organized with dated entries.
one person or group blogs.
free or very low-cost
The use of links
author's voice and personality
General Interest Blogs
On Holidays Our Euro Adventure
Product Research Capilo R3
Personal Interests Running
Political Blogs Andrew Bartlet
Current Affairs: Katrina Blogs ABC
The innovators Boing Boing
Using Blogs f W iti I t ti
U i Bl for Writing Instructions
Jack’s Science Fair
A Glasgow Primary School
Sunraysia Mallee School
http://www sunraysia vic edu au/news/
Secret Life of Bees
Student Health and Wellbeing: The Diary
Blogs for Teachers
Weblogs In Education
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What are the possibilities for weblogs in education?
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The possibilities are endless
Weblogs in the classroom – with links to other weblogs
Blogs for Teachers
Weblogged – Th read-write web i th classroom
W bl d The d it b in the l
Use of technology in education
Libraries and technology
a blog without a libraries – what libraries are doing with
Blogs in your subject area
• People with a passion for the subject
• Organisations with relevant blogs
• Photo blogs
• Thematic blogs – Katina
• Dedicated Professional subject blogs
Using Blogs in Education
Web logs are i
W bl increasingly b i
i l being used i d in
educational setting. Educators are able update
content more easily and share resources with
in and between schools and universities.
Blogging has a number of potential and real
uses in education. Specifically the one that
stands out for me is its use in logging journal
posts for major ongoing units of work and
projects. It means a student, p
, peers and
teachers can read what is going on and can
make relevant and helpful comments.
post short current events articles to invite students thoughts reactions and possible solutions
create a literature circle
post photos and ask students to create captions
foster book discussions in the form of an online book club
encourage student writing to demonstrate learning
direct students to curriculum web sites and have them read and make responses
communicate with another classroom
react to teacher entries about what they are learning and make connections to how this
learning is relevant for them
post quotes and have students write their interpretation and apply it to something in their life
invite one student a day to post a summary of and their reflections on the day's learning
observe the growth of plants or animals or keep records of science experiments
spot and record student kindnesses or good deeds
develop new vocabulary by writing about the new word and having students create sentences
or a brief paragraph using new vocabulary
enable students to post their ideas for the classroom or school
let student write short reviews of books they are enjoying reading
Specific Applications A
Firstly teachers could look at content based blogs based on
syllabus requirements. A summary of the weeks or term’s
curriculum could be posted for students and other teachers in a
department. It can be used to monitor homework assignments
and thus potentially included parental observation of the work and
reward students for their effort by public comment supporting
good work on a blog.
Secondly, a reflective journal type blog could be found and
used by teachers. It can possibly be used for registration and
accreditation requirements It will be very useful for teachers to
share teaching activities, develop ideas for the integration of ICT,
it could provide tips for new teachers and provide evaluation of
what has worked and not worked in the classroom or for the
Specific Applications B
Thirdly students can find and create their own individual
blogs. Personally I think they are great because it helps students
put their ideas down and this helps the process and think about
what they write. In p
y particular they can do their assignments,
y g ,
develop a portfolio of their work through out a defined period. It
can be a showpiece of their good work.
Fourthly, you can develop a find and create a shared blog where
all the students in the class can contribute to a blog, perhaps
based on a theme a novel, play, historical event or geographical
theme This would be very useful for class tasks which require
students to complete class tasks in small groups, showcase finish
products and teachers will be able to read monitor and comment
What do teachers think about blogs?
a way to improve my own writing
just in time learning arena
place to share
easy way to create a website quickly
way to connect with others and make connections to learning
perfect spot for quick writes
a writing room in which you can make it be what you want it to be
a perfect spot for quick writes
a writing room in which you can make it be what you want it to be
a perfect place to think outside the box
a way to give students ownership of a personal space
a web site that encourages active engagement by the students and teacher
a place to collaborate
an up close and personal way to include parents in the process (in elementary
What do students think about blogs?
a place to think outside the box
a place for me to show my true colors
a power to be heard by the public
an unrestricted place to divulge my perspective
a weblog is like an invisible friend
a site where I can go all out.
a place learn about other people's opinions.
It helps me improve my writing.
a place to let my feelings go
a position where my feelings are being written down
a place to practice my writing skills
an enjoyable site
a spot to investigate about the news
a point where I can be heard by the public
my special imaginary friend
an independent place to voice my opinions
a place where you can express yourself
ICT Workshop Blog
Access to the workshop blog.
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How do I go about blogging?
1. Start using blogs to collect information
for work and general interest
2. Then started a blog on an interest –
running politics, holidays Here you
running, politics holidays.
learn how to develop a blog and made
all the mistakes
3. Finally I embarked on one for teacher
and student use.
What do you want to do with your
• Storing information?
• Social and professional networking?
• Move information?
• Teaching and learning?
A reflective blog
with your personal teaching experiences, with ideas of your favourite
teaching techniques and links to favourite sites and learning
The naming of your blog
is important because a good name can be found through search
engines. You should develop a name that reflects what is in the
how you will organize information, how much information you should
include and an overall view and long term plan of where the blog is
Realize you have an audience.
So think about your readership: their age, gender, interests,
professional understanding. Accordingly be aware of your own
writing voice and writing style.
blogging about…about blogging…
You can use existing blogs
You can create your own blogs
Either way the appeal is:
they are easy to use,
you have an audience
they are personal and educational
they have integration potential
The integration potential
I have been involved, at th grass root l
h b i l d t the t level, i d
l in developing
a blogging network for runners through
W now have a community of over 50 runners who bl
h it f h blog
The blogs are also linked to an online forum where there is
more immediate conversations about issues and if we want
“just in time” contact we use the group’s chat facility.
Information is available on the relevant WIKI: eg: library,
podcasts and the Australian run Guide.
We can keep track of blogs that have been updated by
using a RSSfeeders such as Bloglines more on this later.
Podcasts on Blogging
ti V Bl i h
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Searching for Blogs
http://www bloglines com
http://www blogdigger com/
A Student Survey
“Why do I have to watch a teacher struggle
to use yesterday’s technology?”
The Next Cu e Mick Waters 2006
e e t Curve c ate s 006
A Conference in Belfast
Creating Passionate Users