This is one of a series of blog posts from #teachtheweb course. My other posts can be found at Teacher, teach thyself.
The creator controls what of their work is seen or heard, by whom, where and when.
In my opinion sharing and publishing have never been easier, nor more accessible for all of us. We share photos through Instagram, Facebook and Flickr, we can share ideas through blog writing, tweeting and facebook, we can share pretty much all aspects of our daily life and it’s only going to get easier.
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Tags: #teachtheweb, 2012-13, blogging, collaborative learning, creative, creativity, Education, leadership, motivation, Presentation, web 2.0
Since beginning to use my iPad nearly 10 months ago I have added loads of Apps to it, some I have bought, others have been free. I thought I should share the ones I use a lot and share how I use them too.
Evernote: The App I use for notetaking, link keeping, article archiving and paper based note storage is Evernote. It can be downloaded onto phone, tablet, kindle and PC or Mac and it allows you to share things on one account between each device. I’m not the best at keeping bits of paper, so now I take a photo graph of them and Evernote them. By carefully tabbing them I can easily find stuff.
Tags: blogging, ICT, IT, multimedia
I really like the idea of using open ended questions as a starter for lessons and often use the Thunks website from Independent Thinking. I found a new site which I called Thought Questions which has questions in a similar vein although the questions on there are often a bit deeper. They could certainly lead to good ‘citizenship’ and PSHE discussions. There are also some lovely images which go with each question.
I am going to use the images from the site to create an interactive thinking display in my room. The questions will be in the middle of the display and the children will add their answers/ideas on post-it notes around the display.
Tags: creative, creativity, English, motivation, philosophy, thinking
I came across Teachmeet TV yesterday via the Pedagoo.org site (which is awesome, so check it out if you haven’t before).
Teachmeet TV sets out to ‘help anyone find and see interesting education videos and everyone can recommend a video for inclusion on the site.’
It looks like a great resource, bringing together the ideas of a range of great people in one place.
Have a look and see what you think.
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Tags: Education, philosophy, Presentation, video
NESTA, Nominet Trust and Mozilla have create the website Make Things Do Stuff, with the following aim.
Make Things Do Stuff aims to mobilise the next generation of digital makers.
I’ve just had a quick look around their site but it looks great. There are a lot of projects on their which Digital Leaders will love, but which could also be developed in the classroom too. Have a look and see what you think.
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Tags: creative, creativity, digital leaders, ICT
It’s not about the tool is a phrase which seems to crop up a lot in education currently. It’s usually connected to ICT with someone telling us it’s not about a piece of software, hardware, operating system etc. It’s about how it’s used and the learning that takes place.
I’m not convinced.
Tools which don’t work as well as they should.
It seems this is new thinking for education authorities, and it could be argued this is an attempt to hide their incorrect decisions of the past. An example – Interactive White Boards – Why buy so many of them, at such a huge cost? Where was the debate about the most effective use of the money? And why not make them at the correct height for pupils in the classroom?
Tags: cfe, creativity, Education, ICT, IT, leadership, motivation