Friday, September 6, 2013

Blogs, eports, google and more...

So much to do, so little time!  

There has been alot happening with e-learning this year and things will only be getting busier over the next term and a half so it was fantastic to sit down today with like-minded teachers and share ideas, collaborate and learn new things.

It was great to meet the new ICT Lead Teachers from Botany Downs School, Yasmine and Natalie and also catch up with Lyndal.  We haven't had an opportunity to catch up with our cluster schools this year and it was interesting to hear how they are progressing with their e-learning etc. 

The sMACkdown was informative as always.  A couple of things I will take away are:

  • Paste a website address into lingro and every word is linked to a dictionary definition. Helpful for ESOL kids. 
  • -A better screencasting app than ShowMe!!  It records video as well as audio/screen movement

Anna and I worked on a presentation to the staff as we are reporting back on Wednesday about how our Blogs as e-portfolios have gone.  We are really excited about presenting to the staff and sharing our findings with them. We have surveyed our children and got some parent feedback about how they have found using blogs as a platform.  They were overwhelmingly positive in their feedback with the vast majority opting to stay with blogs rather than return to Knowledge Net.  Looking forward to presenting to staff and hearing their thoughts about rolling it out to the whole school next year.     

Our ICT Lead Teacher meeting today was cram-packed and productive but we could have used another day or two to get through everything we need to do!  Yes I know...dream on!!

Looking forward to ULearn now...breakouts al excited...bring it on!