Friday, June 25

Right On the Tip of My Tongue

I haven’t blogged for ages but I have been intending to share these valuable resources:

1. Interactive Whiteboards and Data Projectors: Deciding what to buy and how many can be a challenging task. Phil Salmon from Waihi Central School is currently completing a term on study leave exploring this very topic. He has created a wiki to share his findings including: 100 ways to use IWB and Data Projector, buying an IWB or Data Projector and readings and research. This wiki is still under-development however Phil has made a great start creating a resource to support the decision making and classroom use of these devices. Visit the wiki:
Among the many morsels on this site I recommend the following reading: Investigation: The Educational Value of Interactive Whiteboards in the 21st Century Classroom by Allan Alach of Hokowhitu School, Palmerston North.

2. $15 for World Class Professional Learning : Judi Buckley, Pam Seath and Jamin Lietze are some of the key people who should be congratulated for taking the initiative and applying for community funding to host the recent ‘Elearn and Network Conference ’. This event was held in Tauranga on the 19th June. Over 150 teachers participated in event. Kath Murdoch proved to be a very popular keynote. See the wiki for more details including the presenters materials:

3. The ‘Literacy and ICT’ wiki has recently been updated to reflect the changes in the Literacy Progressions. This resource is proving to be a popular springboard for teachers in catering for the multi-literate needs of their learners.

4. The MADE (Movie and Digital Excellence )Awards…coming soon!
Entering this popular event is achievable for all with categories including static image and storytelling. See the website for details:
“The MADE Awards seeks to establish an outlet that enables students to show their work with a much wider audience, to be proud of their efforts and to share their learning. The MADE Awards, in partnership with business sponsors, seeks to reward the best efforts of entrants with fantastic ICT equipment which will further enhance the place of ICT in the learning world”.

Have fun exploring!

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