Wednesday, 27 October 2010

K12 Online, Allanah King, Teaching and E-learning, Twitter and more...

Nothing to report from last week, but I would like to highlight some great free ICT PD opportunities!

K12 online conference – a free online conference taking place now!
K12 Online invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2010 conference theme is "Cultivating the Future." This year’s conference began with a pre-conference keynote the week of October 11, 2010. The following two weeks, October 18 and October 25, forty presentations will be posted online for participants to view, download, and discuss.

Check out the link here to see the schedule for upcoming presentations and for links to presentations that have already taken place.

Of particular note, is the presentation by NZ’s own Allanah King which looks at ‘A Week in the Classroom 2010’. Check out the presentation above, or the full presentation and supporting info here.

Other interesting topics include: ‘Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know’ and ‘The Classroom Social Network’ – lots to check out!

If you prefer your PD to be more bite-sized, you are welcome to check out the Teaching and e-learning blog. This blog is designed to provide ICT PD support for all teachers, offering weekly updates and online tutorials. You feedback and ideas are welcome!

Twitter update
Also, Fiona Grant has been working at establishing a #tag for identifying posts relating to ICTs in English, simply add #ictinenglish to any posts relating to the use of ICT in the English clasroom, that way related posts can be easily searched! These posts will also be displayed on our ICTs in English blog

If you check out the K12 online conference, make sure you share you feedback and recommendations here!

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