Friday, April 30, 2010


I used wallwisher with my class last year and found it really good for brainstorming lots of ideas simultaneously. This year, I have a class that have a lot of ideas and are quite vocal about them. Using wallwisher meant that they didn't have to wait their turn while I wrote or typed up their ideas. The source of motivation was using the book 'The Lorax' by Dr Seuss. We have been looking closely at sustainability and what it means. Here is what they came up with.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Action Research Proposal

CBS - Lead by Rochelle Stansfield, Sarah Wallace and the e-Learning Team.

Audience for proposal:
Belinda (Eastnet Cluster), CBS staff

To have a sustainable, authentic digital learning environment that shows progress of our students learning at CBS.

Learning Intentions:
To explore and implement ways of sharing learning using digital strategies and resources available in our school, especially the things you can't put in books.

All year and beyond.

T1: Develop a spiral of skills/expectations that are age/level appropriate. Ensure that there is a specific purpose of the digital strategy, eg 'Can we see this evidence in the child's books?' 'Is it showing a specific goal or learning intention?'
T2-4: Implement staff training via the e-Learning team in how to use the equipment effectively and appropriately. Ensure that digital evidence is uploaded to each child's ultranet page.

Ethical considerations:
Check that children have signed and understand the Cybersafety agreement.

Release for development and implementation
Staff training sessions
Budget for equipment - flip minos, easispeaks
Access to relevant programmes - Newsmaker, Garageband (podcasting)