As no other records of a similar trial project can be found, we are ‘winging it’ through virtual teaching rounds. Abby and Michelle will be with us for another three weeks, before they trial the week’s online placement. To adequately prepare them for this placement, they need to familiarise themselves with a number of tools that they might use:- blogs, voicethreads, wallwisher, vokis etc. Time needs to be given to them for record keeping through a CEP online forum, blogs and digital imagery eg videos and images. They will need to trial the use of skype for videoconferencing and work in elluminate so that they can experiment with and use these tools effectively. Here are two fabulous online teachers, Tammy Moore and Jo Hart, who have presented in elluminate for Classroom2.0LIVE and eT@lking. Listen to the recordings of these sessions to get a taste of what can be done.
- Tammy Moore (USA) Elluminate: Special Features in the Classroom
- Jo Hart (Australia) – presentation on E-blends and regional/remote students Overcoming the challenges
Need to also work on blogs – learn how to change themes, add blog rolls/links, embed code onto the blogs, add a clock etc