Thursday, November 29, 2007

Googlepages Started

In Grade 5 yesterday I taught my class to make a Googlepages website. We had a lesson on URL and how it helps if the URL describes the content of the website. Many of my students have chosen long URLs and I will bring this up for discussion in the labcom today. I had one student who lost their gmail password and needed to make another email account.
Today my plan is also to teach about hyperlinks so that the students can link their pages through the navigation bar. I will also teach them about breadcrumb navigation and give the option of using that as well. We also discuss using picture banners by making them in Word and using the screen print button to capture the screen to allow editing in Paint. I had already done this technique with them before when we wrote Haikus with clip art.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Looking at Emerging Technologies

Today I though about emerging technologies. I made a posting on the Moodle discussion board. I was thinking about how the mobile phone has impacted on Indonesia. Everyone around me has one but I know that a vast percentage of the population just can't afford it. I asked my Grade 5 class who has a HP - we call them handphone here, and everyone put up their hand!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Let's Get This Party Started!

I have already started a user page in KnowledgeGarden.
I have contributed to one page about a link to Facebook

My next goal is to create a page of my own about recording inquiry online within a blended learning community. I am in the middle of an inquiry with my Grade 5 students about machines. I will teach them to make a Googlepage website to record their inquiry process. I will also ask them to put their weekly work on their blogs and to comment on each others work. Our inquiry is about making a billy cart to race down the school road.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Welcome to my Blog for FET 8611

I've just started this new blog for my 4th Masters in Ed Tech course FET 8611. I have used a template from Pyzam to make it look more interesting. This is the same blog account that I use for my class blogs and Class Parent blogs. I have done this on purpose so that all of you in FET 8611 can have access to these online communities. Feel free to ask me anything about these online communities.