Sunday, November 05, 2006

K12Online and Real Classroom Experiences

For those of us who didn't quite make it to the K12Online Conference, don't despair. There is a lot to investigate at your leisure. To start with, John Pearce (that intrepid educator from Geelong) has a step by step report of his journey into the world of Web 2.0 with his middle primary class. It's elementary kids - Working Web 2.0 with grades 3 - 4 will give you a very realistic view of the difficulties and joys of using these tools in school, including those involved with trying to spread the word outside your classroom, like training other staff. The presentation (with slides, John's narration and links to a range of useful sites) is linked directly here.

Other sites worth a look:

Edugator has good practical information on getting started with podcasting.

The New Web Listen to Chris Betcher and Michael Cridland talk about using Web 2.0 and especially podcasting with students. See the results at Michael’s Year6/7 Blog and Chris’ high school Intro to Business class at The Podbiz Project.

PHOTO: John Pearce leading a podcasting workshop at the Interactive Whiteboard Conference at St. Bernadette’s Castle Hill earlier this year.

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