8 Slide short presentation to demonstrate the key reflective findings of making a commitment to deliver Web2.0 in VET and other classrooms. Contains some example of student work and key points for teachers to consider
Term 2 2007 to now - a reflection from the
ceo learnscope project for vet in schools
dean groom, head of information technology
parramatta marist high school
read my blog and see the work @
second life : slammed aabye
ligger of jokaydia sim
“90% or more of PMHS students have
published online and are living at least a
part of their lives digitally”
“take the skills and methods they select
as most relevant to them, and use them
to add relevance to their learning”
• you can live without Ofﬁce ... ﬁnd new
ways of doing fun tasks and move away
from proprietary software!
• Web2.0 promotes creativity and literacy
as key facets. Tell students I value these
things in their work
• Facilitates continuous assessment and
• Encourages self-directed learning
• Demand lesson on lesson journaling.
Make writing a consistent normal habit.
• Use email/comments as a primary
communication tool for 1-to-1
relationship building via BLOGS
• Tell students where we are going. Offer
them Web2.0 shortcuts to success.
• Find the fastest route to gratiﬁcation
Year 9 Reﬂective Blogging
personal - live - feedback
classroom 2.0 toolkit
• Wordpress - journaling and reﬂection
• Photobucket - photos, videos
• Slideshare - presentations
• Zoho - writing/application development
• Wufoo - form building
• Bloglines - Aggregator
• YouTube/Teacher Tube - video host
• Vodpod / Delicious - bookmarkin
what i learned
• Ask questions that they can’t Google
• Fast track HSC content - spend less time
learning skills and allow more time to
learn core syllabus theory.
• Cover deeper content faster with
increased literacy and creativity
• Removing ‘boring tasks’ removes
classroom behavior problems like magic!
what i learned
• Your peers are probably not in your school.
Colleagues are suspicious of change - maybe I
can hold out to retirement the old way!
• students are the best advocates for change
• the system and curriculum is not designed
for Web2.0, you have to change the methods
of learning and assessment. Chalk and talk
is ineffective. Discovery Learning engages
students more effectively.