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Weekly e-learning Update - K12 Online and Google Docs short cuts!

Learning Over Lunch
This week’s session was on ‘Introduction to student’s collaborating on Google Docs’. Check out the online version here.

I am also in the process of putting together a one page handout for staff and students which will provide step-by-step instructions on how to:
• Create a Google Document
• Upload a document to Google Docs
• How to share a document
• How to comment on a shared document
• How to view a revision history of a document

Next week’s Learning Over Lunch session will take place on Wednesday (available online Thursday)
Topic: ‘Introduction to creating a quiz or survey on Google Docs’

Professional Viewing Recommendation
K12 Online 10
Over last few weeks and next week there is a completely free ICT PD conference taking place!
K12 Online invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2010 conference theme i…

ICT PD Workshop - Welcoming laptops into the classroom

The slide show below is designed to provide some basic tips and strategies, encouraging teachers to welcome laptops into the classroom!
Welcoming laptops into the classroomView more presentations from Claire Amos.

You might also like to check out this article recommended by Catherine Lee.

"I used the ideas in Jamie McKenzie’s article.
The one about turning all screens away works well when not using, or when working in groups with just a few netbooks in use.

His most recent article also has a few ideas for when less is more…"

Weekly e-learning Update - Google Docs, EDtalk and Learning Area pages

Learning Over Lunch

This week’s session was on ‘Introduction to student’s collaborating on Google Docs’. Check out the online version here.

Professional Viewing Recommendation

Educational ideas now and for the future – Ewan MacIntosh
In this EDtalk Ewan McIntosh from No Tosh talks about the benefits of students directing their own learning - benefits for teachers as well as students. Ewan gives some examples, and believes that over time outcomes from student-directed learning can be tied back to the curriculum.



Did you know?

There are now subject specific pages on our blog (some are still a work in progress!)

The aim of these pages is to provide some handy Learning Area specific links to support teaching and learning.

English Page
Languages Page
Maths Page
Science Page
Social Sciences Page

(Arts and Technology links are on the way - promise!)

Feel free to send your recommendations, feedback or ideas!

Learning over Lunch - Intro to Google Docs

The aim of this workshop is to provide a very basic introduction to the Google Docs environment and to provide teachers with an opportunity to learn how to upload (or create), share and collaborate on a document.
Introduction to google docs1View more presentations from Claire Amos. Want to learn a little more about Google Docs? Watch the video below.




Potential uses in the classroom?
Shared writing of class notesJigsaw writing activitiesCollaborative storiesCollaborative presentationsShared study notesPeer feedbackOnline bus stop activities
Your ideas?

ICT PD Workshop - Introduction to Blogger

Welcome to 'Introduction to Blogger'

The aim of this workshop is to give you a brief introduction into what blogging is, consider some possible advantages and to get some ideas for using blogger with your colleagues and students.

Please use the slide show below to provide support at a pace that suits you.

Tip - If you would like to see the slide show in a full screen - click the view on slideshare.
Introduction to bloggerView more presentations from Claire Amos.

Want to view the slide show and work on blogger at the same time? Use the 'Restore Down' button and the open the internet a second time and 'Restore Down' that page as well. You should be able to then re-size so you can see one beside the other.

Weekly e-learning Update #1

Learning over Lunch

This week’s session was on ‘Using Blogs for Student’s Writing’. Check out the online version here.

Next week’s session will be: ‘Introduction to students collaborating on Google Docs’
(available online Friday)

Professional Reading Recommendation

e-Learning and implications for New Zealand schools: a literature review
This e-Learning literature review examined texts across a range of countries, but within a relatively short time frame of the preceding five years. A range of criteria were used to select or eliminate studies for closer review (see Methodology and Methods section). Some key terms are defined for the purpose of this review: outcomes, e-Learning, tools, affordances, Web 2.0.
Author: Noeline Wright
Date Published: July 2010

Tip: Don’t have time to read the whole report? Check out the Executive Summary and Conclusion.

Top Tech Tip!

How to do a screenshot
1. Access the screen that you want to capture, whether that's your desktop or an Internet page or whatever.
2.…

Learning over Lunch - Using Blogs for Students Writing

Welcome to 'Learning over Lunch'! A weekly online workshop for secondary teachers. This week's workshop looks at how blogging can be used for students writing, as well a brief intro to blogger.com.

Using blogs for student writingView more presentations from Claire Amos.

Welcome to Teaching and E-learning!

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Teaching and E-learning is a blog written by teachers for teachers. Weekly posts will include: technology updates, recommended reading, online tutorials and top tips for teachers.

Teaching and E-learning is aimed at all teachers, providing ongoing ideas and support for introducing, implementing and embedding e-learning into the secondary classroom.

Please feel free to join the conversation - we welcome your ideas, suggestions and feedback!

Claire Amos
Director of e-learning
Epsom Girls Grammar School
am@eggs.school.nz