[Oz-teachers] ICT Projects
King, Leeanne M
king.leeanne.m at edumail.vic.gov.au
Sun Aug 29 09:57:33 EST 2010
Thanks Chris, Deb, Brendan and others for your replies about ideas for ICT projects!
I'm in the very fortunate position of being able to design my own role for 2011. It is a little strange in some respects, knowing that I have the freedom to do what i want to do. I am really keen to hear what other people are doing as there are some fabulous teachers doing great things with ICT all over Australia.
Our school has 700 students and I work 4 days a week. I have been teaching classes in a Lab setting but this will change. I will have the equivalent of one day coaching/mentoring staff, one day working with classes, one day admin and one day working with smaller groups of kids on activities such as Cybersafety, programming (Gamemaker, Kodu, Scratch), CAP Maths Challenge etc.
On the day I am working with classes, I will be working on ICT based projects such as Claymation, Robotics and Digital Stories. It is a very exciting time for me personally and I am really looking forward to having the flexibility of 'flying' with the kids. Our Claymation project is now in its 2nd year - we have been very fortunate to have Adam Elliot on board and he has been terrific - a real mentor for our Year 6's. The digital story program has also been very successful with our Level 3 kids.
I'm not quite sure what i will do with the Preps and Year 1's and 2's yet. The NSW CAP Program is amazing. I would like to become involved in their JuJu project - hopefully 'Southerners' will be able to participate.
The time i will have working with classes will be somewhat limited so I need to get the class teachers well and truly on board. I have finally had success with all of our prep teachers creating and regularly using class blogs. They are doing a great job. It has taken 2 years to get them to this point. The Ultranet has helped because teachers are now realising that they must get on board the technology train.
Mt Waverley Primary School
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From: oz-teachers-bounces at rite.ed.qut.edu.au on behalf of Chris Betcher
Sent: Thu 8/26/2010 10:46 AM
To: Professional community for teachers
Subject: Re: [Oz-teachers] ICT Projects
PowerPoint per se is fine, but make sure they use it to actually present,
persuade and inform (not to read to the audience or just "hand in" as a
I blogged a few posts recently about some of the ICT Task redesigns I've
been doing at work... they may be useful to borrow some ideas from... I'm
just about to write about what we're doing in Year 3 and Year 4 and Year 5
shortly. If you're interested in getting them when I write them, feel free
to subscribe using the RSS feed...
On 26 August 2010 09:10, King, Leeanne M
<king.leeanne.m at edumail.vic.gov.au>wrote:
> Next year I am taking on more of a coaching role at my Primary School. In
> other words less teaching of students and more working with teachers.
> However, I am still going to work with students on projects that will use
> technology. Planned are: Claymation - Year 6; Robotics - Year 5; Digital
> Stories - Level 3.
> In consultation with Level 2, they have suggested Powerpoint, but I would
> like to look at 'bigger picture' projects. I am also stuck for ideas for
> Level 1.
> Does anyone have any suggestions? We are a large school of 700 students and
> I will be working one day a week, each term with each level.
> Thanks again,
> Lee King
> ICT Coordinator
> Mt Waverley Primary School
> king.leeanne.m at edumail.vic.gov.au
> M: 0412330180
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