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LEARNING AND TEACHING

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GILLY’S TOP 5 WEB 2.0 TOOLS FOR THE CLASSROOM

1 web-based timeline software for creating and sharing history and project planning

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WEEBLY. Create a professional looking website for free. Simple

Wax 2.0 Its on our network. Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software

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Windows DVD Maker. Its on our network.

TICK BOOM!! TICK

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GILLY’S TOP 1 WEB 2.0 TOOLS FOR THE CLASSROOM

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Nervous? Technically challenged? Go from zero to hero with our 10-step walkthrough guide. In seconds, you’ll have a blog with amazing free features like…Stats to obsess over, Gorgeous themes and Widgets galore

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GILLY’S TOP 3 WEB 2.0 TOOLS FOR THE CLASSROOM

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StickySorter Ever found yourself lost in the eye of a brainstorm? Lots of great information, but it’s all over the place! Sticky A n easier way to capture, sift through, and organize hundreds of research observations traditionally done on physical sticky notes

Flowchart.com is an online multiuser, real-time collaboration flow charts service. It's Flowcharting made easy. Brainstorm online with bubbl.us. Easily create colorful mindmaps to print or share with others. Almost no learning curve.

The result is StickySorter which met their complex needs, supports virtual collaboration, and is now available for you to use in managing your next brainstorm.

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GILLY’S MUST HAVE PROGRAM FOR THE CLASSROOM The best place to find free programs to download on to your laptop is http://download.cnet.com 1

What can Natural reader do for you?? 1. Allows students to listen to class notes and text books 2. Facilitates education 3. Avoids eyes strain 4. Learn English or other languages 5. Make proof reading effective What is NaturalReader?

6. Prepare speeches

NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod.

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7. Listen to text books when running or coming to school.

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Videos, podcasts and professional learning. 1

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LearnCentral Features Passionate about teaching and learning? LearnCentral™ is all about YOU! Join LearnCentral Now and you get: A free 3-seat Elluminate virtual meeting room Thousands of community-generated learning resources, podcasts and webcasts. A professional learning directory of your peers.To participate in LearnCentral events and webinars

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Elearning Showcases. Find out what other students' have created with the use of ICT. What key skills do we need to be digitally literate? How can we function effectively in an information-rich world mediated increasingly by digital technologies? What is the difference in being able to operate technology and having it transform thinking? These were among the questions asked by the I-Curriculum Project.

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It’s not what you can do for e5. It’s what e5 can do for you.

ENGAGE= POSITVE

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EXPLORE = CHALLENG-

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ELABORATE = EVALUATE= FEEDBACK

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Teacher Feedback on Professional Development with Gilly 7.7 Science CLIMATE CHANGE ICT Success Stories Please fill out the text box below the Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats of the professional development you received Responses it seems very easy to do, but i will certainly need help again, when i will try to do it by myself. thanks anyway for the first pd i got. good info, but too much for me to take in at once and i've forgotten some of it, will have to re-pd - not shaun's fault! shaun is very usefull and halped me a lot with recording and downloding. i would strongly recomend to use this rare opportunity to work with shaun on one on one. practical real hands on experience in the classroom working with students. the real test with pd is actually applying what we have learnt in the classroom. shaun has achieved this goal. all was good, just need the opportunity to practice. good collaborative work - i'm getting there!

If you would like some 1:1 or small group PD, request a meeting via email to Shaun Gillespie

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Andrea Freeman SCAFFOLD 1. Conducted a class survey using the feedback function in moodle to produce a class survey to find out the prior knowledge and opinions of students regarding climate change. SCAFFOLD 2. Conduct a classroom chat room using the moodle chat function to get students to engage, explore, explain and communicate the impact of climate change. SCAFFOLD 3. Students formalised and elaborated their thoughts and opinions on climate change through the forums function on Moodle. The students posted some really interesting and insightful questions/posts. SCAFFOLD 4. Students have a choice of producing a website, a talk back radio station, create a blog, a PowerPoint, a wiki or a children's story book about climate change.

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Up and Coming Professional Development May– Term 2. Moodle. Ever wanted to own and operate a moodle course? Well here’s your chance…. In 4 weeks, @ 4 easy payments of 25 minutes. You will receive full owners and operate license in mooodle. You ask for more, we give you more. If you sign up now, you will receive an advanced driver’s course at no extra cost. What’s that you ask? You will receive moodle grade book lessons, adding online interactive classes, RSS feeds, HTML blocks and plug in’s glore!!! All that for, only for 4 easy payments of 25 minutes. Also available on cassette!!!!

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Got an idea for a Whole School Professional Development. Email gillespies@vermontsc.vic.gov.au

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1. Communication

2. Visual thinking

3. Creativity

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Integrating ICT can help teachers and leaders expand learning possibilities to create effective contemporary learning environments where students and teachers use technology purposefully and flexibly to improve student learning outcomes. '21st Century education integrates technologies, engaging students in ways not previously possible, creating new learning and teaching possibilities, enhancing achievement and extending interactions with local and global communities.' MCEETYA.

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eLearning Newsletter- Edition 2  

web 2.0, professional development and computer programs for the classroom

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