Mr Rouse's Online Classroom

Beyond Chalk: Education Innovation

COMVIEW Conference: Creating and using a blog

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The main purpose of today is to set up an easy but powerful online space.  This will be the launch pad for everything else we do.  Think of it as your digital filing cabinet, your grab bag of Web 2.0 tricks, your online classroom.

Before we start, lets think about what you want to achieve from this session today. To do that we are going to use a Web 2.0 tool called Stixy. You will need to create your own Stixy account. To get started click here.

Once you have created your Stixy account, click here for this sessions activity.

Activity 1: Creating Your Online Space

Fine-tuning your Blog

Pause for Reflection

From the Dashboard or your blog, go to “Pages” and edit the “About” page.  Use this to reflection on how you think you might use your blog in a range of ways for yourself, your students and colleagues.

Activity 2: Look to Learn – Learn to Look

Online Samples

Activity 3: Some more Web 2.0 tools

The next activity is to explore some more Web 2.0 tools that you can use in the classroom.

Click here to get started.

Some more web 2.0 tools to try:

Finally

Please provide some feedback on today’s session using Jot Form.

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