Workshop: Social Book-marking and Aggregators
Presentation one by Greg Carroll
This presentation will look at aggregators (Bloglines and iTunes as examples) and their use to support professional learning, and our professional lives as busy teachers and principals. We will look at how and where to get accounts, how to use them once you have one, and some of the more interesting features that enhance their usefulness. The second part will focus on Del.icio.us and again show how to get accounts, ways of using online and collaborative book-marking to support and enhance professional and classroom learning.
Workshop: Social Book-marking and Aggregators
Sarah’s three slideshows are intended to raise points of consideration for facilitators, schools, and teachers when working in online environments and communities. Each presentation begins with a fictional comic scenario which then leads onto definitions, key considerations, and recommended web links for each of the following topics:
- writing for the web
Angela’s presentation looks at issues and design tips for establishing an online learning community. This includes:
- exploring relevant definitions and terminology associated with online learning communities and how they relate to teaching and learning
- facilitating effective interaction within an online discussion
- design issues and considerations when establishing an online learning community.
Presentation one by Carey
Carey is a year 12 student at Rutherford College involved in the Gifted and Talented programme. He is a self-taught web designer and developer, using Web 2.0 technologies on a day-to-day basis.
He says, “The challenge of allowing the development and use of Web 2.0 technologies in education has grown my technical and social skills. I now operate a business doing freelance website design, allowing me to utilise the skills that I have learnt within the classroom and in industry”.
In this presentation, Carey will focus on the skills needed to develop a successful business and the technologies that can be utilised in web design. He gives examples of websites that he has developed, provides some background about web design and wisely reflects on key things he has learnt.
Presentation one by Aonghas
Aonghas is a year 12 student at Rutherford College in Auckland. He has a keen interest in filming, video editing and multimedia design. Aonghas has filmed and edited his own short films, and has also worked on promotional video projects for his school. Recently Aonghas has also started to learn simple special effect techniques, allowing him to further enrich his post production skill base. Description Aonghas shares his experiences and interests in video and editing.
Daniel is a year 13 student at Wellington High School. He is studying Digital Media and Information Science. This year he is working on a complicated web solution for a collaborative arts production project. Daniel uses PHP/MySql to produce the website. He developed a knowledge of asp.net while developing his own website content management system (CMS). To find out more about the CMS go to: www.Kustompage.com
Wellington High School is the lead school in the OnHigh ICT PD Cluster. Both Onslow College and Wellington High School collaborate e-learning resources and training.
Keynote: Student Voice Presentation three by Room 9, Nelson Central School
Take a tour through the digital side of Room 9 at Nelson Central School. Let these 6 and 7 year olds educate you about blogs and blogging and show you what they’re doing with podcasting, wikis, blogs and more everyday in their classroom. Also see the effect these “cool” tools have had in enhancing the home/school relationship. These student’s may be young, but they’re connected worldwide! Share in their learning and experiences.
Greg, principal of Outram School in Dunedin and a former ICT PD national facilitator with CORE Education, interviews his two children and a friend about their use of the online environment. Phillip is 11 years of age and is a fan of the computer and enjoys gaming and techie things. Chris his friend is also 11 and enjoys meeting people online – they help out and support one another. Alex is 8 years of age and enjoys talking to people and gaming online.
Presentation five Tech Angels
This presentation was a workshop presentation at the regional Tech Hui at Wellington College, 23 May 2007 for secondary students. WGC Tech Angels are students who have an interest in ICT and who want to further develop their skills. They come from all year levels in the school and the year 13 students are responsible for running the programme and mentoring staff and younger Tech Angels. The girls are computer literate and enjoy the problem-solving and creative environment of ICT. The Tech Angels are also involved with TKI, helping to run the WickED site, an educational site for New Zealand primary school students. The Tech Angels reply to email and questions from students who use the site, organise crosswords and quizzes, and interview prominent New Zealanders for the site.
Keynote: Student Voice
Presentation six by former Tech Angels
Kelly and Rachel, former Tech Angels at Wellington Girls’ College in 2004, presented their keynote addresses to secondary school students and their teachers at the regional Tech Hui at Wellington College on 23 May. Kelly is now a 3rd year student studying a Digital Media Design degree at Victoria University in Wellington and Rachel is a 3rd year student at Massey University, undertaking a Digital Media Design degree and specialising in visual communications design.