Friday, June 15, 2007

Trial and Error

It's great surfing the web - or inevitably "drowning" - I say this because I only mean to go on for a little while and time passes so quickly!!! I am supposed to be studying for my fourth essay in my PostGrad Dip in Educational Leadership and Management, and yet again are lured to the web! From a previous comment on my last blog I had a comment by Simon and on his blog, I discovered a short clip that he has created. It is a short, thought provoking piece to support the use of web2.0 - I hope you like it. Check out his space at http://educatingthedragon.edublogs.org/ . I call this entry "trial and error" because it is the first time I am attempting to put a video clip on a blog (thanks Louise at http://room2bbps.blogspot.com/ for setting high standards).
Here is a clip from Rachel Boyd about blogging with 6 & 7 year olds.



Monday, June 11, 2007

The Contagious ICT Bug

Isn't it truly fantastic? Once people start exploring the web and its magnetism, how this energy bites people and spreads.

At school recently, our ICTPD facilitator took a staff meeting on Web2 and the use of educational wikis and blogs. Since then one of our fantastic teachers has created an amazing blog at http://room2bbps.blogspot.com . The rest of the staff are all busy now working out how to incorporate them into our classrooms - it's great to now have an expert on staff to help us! We were inspired also by the work of Rachel Boyd in her class blog at http://room9nelsoncentral.blogspot.com .


As a staff we are going to change the way we communicate our daily news messages and have set up a wikispace to facilitate this. Recently I was at a seminar day for local school leaders and the presenter said she would email the chairperson and then get her to email us the resources - problem solved ( I set up a wiki for that too!).

The possiblities are endless - it's just being innovative in our thinking and putting it to use without being hung - up with all the red tape... I don't think for a second our "digital natives" are being as cautious as [us] "digital immigrants" to try web2 sharing.

Get the bug - just do it!