Showing posts from 2012

Social Media for Educators with Mr DK

Yesterday I went along to the ‘Social Media  for Educators’ Core Education Breakfast and Master Class with DK  and it was full of ideas about reconsidering how and why we might use ICTs in and beyond the classroom.  One example was the website SoundCloud which is primarily used for musicians and DJs for recording, uploading and sharing music. Basically it’s an audio version of YouTube, but you can comment and annotate tracks online – anyhoo we got talking about other ways we could use it and it struck me that this could be a really powerful English teaching platform where you could get students recording readings of texts, poems and then annotate and identify/comment on language techniques or practice and feedback on delivery of speech??? AudioBoo was another, it is a website and available as apps too. It is a free voice recorder that can then be embedded or emailed as an audio file – again, the ways students and teachers could use this is endless and the fact that stude

Digital Citizenship training for students

Digital citizenship training View more presentations from Claire Amos . I just wanted to share something I have been working on - a resource for our Year 9 tutor teachers to provide some Digital Citizenship training for our students. As always, feel free to use, adapt, ignore at your leisure. Also any suggestions and/or feedback would be appreciated! Digital Citizenship training PPT - feel free to download and adapt Digital Citizenship Doc - feel free to download and adapt The contract I refer to is available here:

Using ICTs in English

Yesterday I did a presentation to our English dept about ideas for integrating a range of ICTs in English , highlighting tools and strategies that supported thinking, collaboration and differentiation. Although in an English context there are many ideas that might be of interest to any curriculum area. I have attached a link to the original PPT below which has several embedded videos and links to the resources discussed, and above a video recording of the presentation. Ideas for Using ICTs in English PPT - feel free to download and adapt if anything looks useful!

Ignition 2012: Teach a teacher to fish - teaching as inquiry

Teach a teacher to fish teaching as inquiry This week I attended Ignition 2012 and was lucky enough to participate in an Ignite presentation,  a five minute talk (15 slides, 20 seconds each) about the importance of 'teaching a teacher to fish' (rather thank giving a teacher a fish) and sharing my enthusiasm for Teaching as Inquiry and four ways that you can use it to lead school wide change. Ignition 2012 was an a great meet up of like minded edu-geeks, sharing their passion for all aspects of education and educational leadership. A huge thanks to Mark Osbourne and his team at Albany Senior High School for a magic two days.   View more PowerPoint from Claire Amos