So here it is…
Welcome to my keynote for the K12 Online Conference. The whole process has been a learning experience for me as I made decisions about what parts of my classroom programme that I thought people may be interested in. I also pushed myself a little in publishing the video using iMovie09 which I wasn’t very familiar with.
When I showed my class the finished video they seemed happy enough with it and gave it a round of applause so I was pleased it got a tick of approval from my most important audience.
If you would like to wander through some of the links I mention in the video you may like to visit the presenter page on the K12Online site.
I started the class blog in 2005 and this Edublog in 2007.
I had no real idea how sharing what we do as a class and my reflections as a teacher would lead but it seemed like an interesting experiment at the time. It seems incredible to me now how I only started blogging and sharing on line five short years ago. The whole process has been transformative for me as a teacher.
The use of ICT has allowed us to share our practice in ways that have never been practicable in the past.
Before the availability and accessibility of online learning teachers were sealed in their classroom cocoons with few opportunities to visit others’ classes or learn from others’ experiences outside their neigbourhood.
The world of ICT has opened my eyes and the eyes of my children to a world of infinite possibilities.
My question for you is how can you share your classroom practice with others?
How do you collaborate and learn from others.
How are you able to offer children choices in their learning?
Please feel free to ask questions through the K12Online Conference Ning so together we can learn from each other.
The joy of a conference like this is that all of the content will be available on line whenever YOU want it, at a time and place that suits you.