ISV Series – Day 2

Welcome to Day 2!

Welcome back.  I hope you’ve had a nice autumn holidays and beginning to Term 2. Also that you’ve had a chance to trial Look to Learn activities with your students and colleagues.  Today we’ll begin with a review what we learned Day 1, how you’ve gone using these resources and approaches and to share your experiences.

The day will be focused into three main parts:

  • Review, sharing and focus
  • Setting up a WordPress blog
  • Beginning to explore other Web 2 tools & environments

Review Day 1 + Use with Students / Staff

Tom’s Most Reblogged Tumblr Sources
Look to Learn Approach
Problem-Solving Local Issues
Reflection and Consolidation

Review your Tumblr site and personal notes to reflect what you want to take away from this refresher on what we have learned.  What do you want to continue using, pursuing and trialling?

Online Spaces

WordPress Blog

Participants’ Developing Blogs

3Rs Series:

Other Possible Online Environments (for Day 3 mostly)

 Web 2.0 Tools

Feedback – links!

27 thoughts on “ISV Series – Day 2”

  1. More the thinking stage for setting up on-line galleries where the kids have a real audience( outside their loving parents). Have been exploring tumblr a bit more too, getting my head around the possibilities for visual arts.

  2. I have been working with Edmodo with my students and they have really taken to it. I am still in the initial stages and have not fully utilised all that it has to offer.

  3. since last Pd I have tried to use stixy, wordle, set up blogs, used tumbler, voki etc. but really want to learn web 2 tools to introduce into lesson plans.

  4. Have been using Weebly a lot and today my students will be checking out Etherpad again. Students have been introduced to Stixy.

  5. Notes at the end of the session:
    I’ve invited participants into Edistorm via email so we will try that again.
    Overarching task is for people to use their WordPress sites to get familiar with the technology so we can use it for ClassPortals / netvibes / space for student participation.

  6. Hi Web 2.0 Team-
    Have had some difficulties accessing Tumblr at my school. The website was blocked til this term. So was using the thinking prompts with pictures / books with my kids.
    Still yet to use tumblr.

  7. I have been supporting our Head of Primary as she works with teachers she is leading in ICT professional learning to embed ICT across the learning areas, and doing a little experimenting with the tools myself, particularly tumblr and wordle.

  8. Hello everybody,
    I am looking forward to a great day today, I have it on good authority that the session is fantastic.

    I am using a blog with my grade six students. They are studying feral animals, first writing what they know already, then posing questions for each other. The answers from students have just begun to be posted.

    Eventually they will collaboratively design an imaginary feral animal or a trap for cane toads.

  9. I have a Year 6 class mostly using iPads – a new program. Still waiting on these to be properly configured (imminent)… then it will happen…

  10. All of my work is in a program called myPLS by Editure. I am afraid it is passworded. I have been experimenting with wiki, blog, and web quests related to specific lessons. One useful powerpoint developed out of some searching for graphics to teach cell organelles.

  11. Hi All,
    I’ve got my yr 6 kids to create a wordpress account so they can publish a range of work online and develop an online portfolio over the course of the year. A work in progress but I’m excited about the opportunities and so are the kids…


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