Thursday, November 11, 2010

Module 7

I have spent alot longer than the suggested 2 hours on settign up and playing with delicious! I had lots of fun looking at the bookmarks of both Ben and Dianne and was very impressed with the Year 9 project and also the Year 7 English project.
Setting up the "save my delicious" tab to my favourite's bar was the most difficult but I stayed with it and managed to find a way to do it. ( Sometimes the simple instruction of click and drag were not what my computer liked to do! Thus I had to do it manually)
My next task is to import my favourites into delicious.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Module 6

This was an interesting exercise. It was fun to do but am not sure as to how this could be used for highger order thinking skills.......... Perhaps I need to explore more fully the application and think further on how it could be used in the classroom. My concern is that it will be used as a "gimicky tool" but I would love someone to prove me wrong!
Setting up the glog was easy and was fun looking at photos to upload.

Module 5

I had alot of fun exploring itunes and You tube looking for and subscribing to different educational podcasts. Sir Ken Robinson always makes me think and I wanted to share this with you. I wanted to upload the you tube clip but instead I found it easier and much less time consuming to simply share it to my blog.
In the past I would have downloaded the clip, saved it to my vidoes and then pasted it into a presentation. this way is so much easier.
Much more fun to be had.....bring on modyule 6!

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Monday, November 8, 2010

How cute is this!

Using the tutorial I was able to find a picture and then add it to my blog
Module 4 This is the link to my pohoto but I am unsure as how to put a photo in from Flikr!!! There was lots of fun stuff to do here but am still wary of who I allow to see these photos. The last thing I want is for my photos to go "world wide"! I will need some tutoring on how to put a photo into this blog. I think it is just a matter of sharing a link or URL but am not sure.
Module 3 This module was the easiest one to get through to date! I have used "My Classes" before and posted class notes, work for when I was not in front of the class, past HSC papers and answers and so on. google docs allows for more people to access the work and comment on it. It is a work in progress and allows for comments and editing on the original document. It allows for students to work collaboratively on a piece of work that not only engages the students in your class but has the opportunity to open it up to many other students.
I love this series - Ted talks. I was wondering if anyone is a follower of this? I used this site alot when teaching Stage 6 Economcis, but the topics cover many subjects not only education. However we have used Ken Robinson talks as discussion starters for staff meetings and professional learning days. MY next task is to learn how to upload this youttbe clip to my blog ( if it is possible)
Module Two - Creating and Exploring blogs. I had difficulty in getting the blog started but followed the tutorials and got it up and running. I had to email Mick to assit me in making the blog public. So thank you Mick. I can see a great use of blogs in the classroom as a point of reference for students to return to see the work covered in class and to comment on it. Not only is the information available at all times it is also accessible.