Where your school is at today:DC and SSDZ implementation: Staff have had initial training on DC and have been teaching a variety of lessons to their classroom. One class, has went through the 7 Habits of Digital Citizenship and have students signed up and using Wolfden Blog and SSDZ. Our technology project team has just finished putting togetther our 7 Habits to Digital Citizenship lessons and resources for each grade level. Web 2.0Grade Three Class blogging as a class and each student has their own individual blog using Wolfden, following other school/class blogs, some of the team has currently been experimenting with twitter and fickr, we have done class projects using: podcasts - using audacity, video – using movie maker, slideshows – using animoto, powerpoint, smilebox picture editing – using piknic.comTech IntegrationEach class have a minimum of 80 minutes of computer lab time per week. Students have been working with Microsoft programs, kids pics, internet, typing tutor All The Right Type, and experimenting with web 2.0 tools.
How your project will help you move forward:What resources (time, subs, fte) you will use:Vicky as the lead learner of our project has a 0.3 fte to work on planning, integration, and to work with staff and students to lead them through their new learning using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. Each team member has ½ sub day a month this year and 2 ½ sub days a month next year to: plan, explore and work with new tools guided by Vicky. So these skills can then be taken back to the classroom and to other classrooms though-out the school.How you will ensure that there is accountability and impact in the classrooms with students:Each student will have their own blogfolio showing their learning in all areas of the curriculum using contemporary literacy tools such as: podcasts, videos, pdfs, refelections, etc.
Our goal is to create a school blog on Wordpress, as well as classroom blogs, and then each student will have a blogfolio to show their learning and growth throughout their time at IREC.
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