I should show this video during my ICT briefing to teachers 🙂
I’m working out a series of Web 2.o tools training sessions for teachers and pupils next year. Right now I’m mapping the following IT applications (mostly Microsoft products) to Web 2.0 equivalents. The learning outcome will be students learning both Microsoft skills and Web 2.0 tools.
I have listed some of my ideas.
- Keyboarding and Word processing = Blogging and Wiki
- Microsoft PowerPoint = Google Docs (Presentation)
- Microsoft Excel = Google Docs (Spreadsheets and Forms)
- Microsoft Movie Maker (Slideshow) = Animoto
- Microsoft Movie Maker (Video) = ???
- Audacity = VoiceThread?
Any recommendations? Thanks!
Great news article from The Straits Times, 6 November 2009.
This is exactly how technology should be used to improve education – “it’s okay to ‘tweet’ in class”
Congratulations to Ngee Ann Secondary School for becoming one of the 30 “Microsoft Pathfinder Schools” worldwide.
— This post was originally posted back on 26 September 2008. —
Good news: My school is getting new PCs to replace old ones in a lab.
Bad news: I am going to write a request for funds proposal for it 😛
Something new: I am working with my Edtech to come up with a list of tools/applications/software/hardware to be installed in the new PCs.
Target pupils: Primary 1 to 6 (7 years old to 12 years old)
Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue (Chinese, Malay and Tamil languages)
Objectives: E-Learning and Project Work
Any suggestion is most welcomed!
List of tools/applications considered to be installed
4. A new lab management software. Recommendation needed.
5. A more robust web filtering application to block undesirable websites which the ministry/school network is unable to filter. Recommendation needed.
9. Microsoft Office 2007 (Competition purpose)
10. Other Open Source applicatons
Recommendations by educators:
1. Jeff Utecht
Firefox default browser
OpenOffice or MS OFfice
2. Tod Baker
Language teachers find software like Audacity helpful for recording voice and sound. I prefer to use GarageBand for serious work and Journler for on-the-fly work.
3. Sue Waters
Well my friend has been radical in his school – remove all standard MS software & told staff they’ll need to learn Web 2.0 tools
List of hardware considered to be purchased
3. Better Webcams
4. Creative Vado
From Lianhe Zaobao 3 July 2009:
In view of the spreading of H1N1, I agree with the writer that we should cultivate students’ online learning habits. However that involves going beyond classroom teaching for teachers as well. Are educators here ready for it?
This will be my read of the month. I will try to comment and reflect here after reading. Should be a mind-blowing read 😉