Tag Archives: web 2.0

Head in the Cloud… and in the books…

I’ve been flat out over the past two months working on a literature review for my Masters, leaving precious little time for blogging and even less for relaxation! In any case, it’s been a fantastic experience to delve into the … Continue reading

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Leadership and Learning with Web 2.0

Just as well I have the time and patience to work on making this vision a reality, eh? Continue reading

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Head in the Cloud

Over the past few days, it’s been very hard to contain my excitement over Google’s recent moves to add all the applications from standard Google accounts to Google Apps for Education. While the core suite of applications – Mail, Docs … Continue reading

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Google Apps: On Scalable Web 2.0

Colleagues often tell me that what makes me a credible and helpful technology mentor is the sheer number of hours I spend in the classroom. Although teachers can be a cynical lot, I tend to agree that when corporate technology … Continue reading

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Searching for a Web 2.0 Learning Framework

I just finished reading an inspiring article by my old Macquarie lecturer John Hedburg and two of his colleagues, Matt Bower and Andreas Kuswara. “Conceptualising Web 2.0 enabled learning designs” documents some of the seminal work being done by academics … Continue reading

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Using web cams to evaluate reading skills and engage students

This morning I worked with our special needs teacher and school librarian to promote reading amongst a group of year 7 students who struggle in developing their literacy skills. This task involved students reading aloud The Diary of a Wombat … Continue reading

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Further research using Google Reader

Today I tried a more advanced sequence of mini research tasks using Google Reader. Students have been using their own RSS subscriptions as part of wide reading for a unit on contemporary Australia, and it’s fascinating to see how the … Continue reading

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