"Using Blogs in Education" (November 9-14) was a big hit!
Educational Technology is now a must in the classroom. The Internet and the www is a world known to all our students. They have grown up with technology and it is pervasive in their lives. They are the web generation! They associate computers with entertainment and fun. If the classroom can be converted into a forum of “edutainment” - everyone wins.
Although educators are not expected to be ICT experts, we cannot be indifferent to using technology in the classroom. Integrating technology may seem difficult, but it is easier than people think. In this Knowweek you will be introduced to various "freeware" blogging tools and the knowhow that will give you the confidence to use them in your classroom. Together we will explore many possibilities and reflect on their potential in an educational context.
and off we went from there. There were more than 25 participants and the forums were full of interesting and relevant discussions.
I learned a lot and came away with a Term 2 Year 8 (PhotoStory3) project.
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