This is a collaborative document created by @suewaters who is #notatiste14
I’m writing my notes from the sessions I would like to know more about by reviewing the handouts and links provided by the presenters and then educators who are at #iISTE2014 will add their extra notes or any photos they take if they are able to attend any of the sessions. Sessions I’ve chosen are based around blogging, twitter, digital writing etc.
Please send tweet @suewaters if you are able to help with adding notes to the document so I can share it with you.
Thanks for your help!
Friday June 27 8:00-5:00 PM (any sessions related to blogging or digital writing)
Scared teachers who don't want to use personalised learning in classroom
Teacher training needs updating
Some kids worried cause they only do it for one lesson each week
Teach children how to think rather than the facts
Lots of resources and handouts
Another school:Every parent had to come in and sign up for the device for their student - 1:1 face interview
Access not taken away, but mobility was - still use computers in the class room rather than their ipad or laptop
Spend 6 months pd with staff before sending out the iPads etc. another 3 months before adding printer
When running sessions with teachers, run google hangout and video so the learning is rewindable for teachers.
Book by les foltos from ISTE re peer coaching
Use the samr model with teachers
Tweeted a link to all these via bit.ly/1sLmwO3
Elementary microblogging: Connect your classroom with the global Community
Saturday June 28 7:00-8:00 PM GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleries Table 8
Sue Waters’s notes - Victoria combines a classroom twitter account with class blog, student blogs, Skype and participating in Global Projects. We’ve seen a large increase in class twitter accounts used in conjunction with class blogs this year.
Class twitter account is @eduminions and their class blog is located here. Students are allowed to use Tweet from Class twitter account from school but grammar/spelling must be checked and students’ tweets must be approved by an adult before being tweeted.
Here is the link to the Online Permission form parents need to sign for students to participate via Class blog, student blogs, twitter, skype, Global Projects and Google Apps.
Global Student Blogging Challenge
Saturday June 28 7:00-8:00 PM GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleries Table 42
The aim of the student blogging challenge is to connect student bloggers with a global audience while supporting teachers with their classroom blogging.
It runs twice yearly, starting in March and September, and guides the participants through blogging and commenting over 10 weeks.
Each week participants are given weekly tasks to increase their skills. There is a wide range of ways you can participate in the Student Blogging Challenge series:
You can start the challenge at any time and teachers can customise the tasks to meet the needs of their class.
The student blogging challenge has been running since 2008. It started with 9 countries and 500 students. The March 2014 student blogging challenge involved:
About the Student blogging challenge mentors
The student blogging mentors help mentor small groups of 20-30 students during the challenge.
Mentors register and must be approved to help with the Challenge. Mentors are:
Being a student blogging challenge mentor involves:
Being a student blogging mentor is a great way to learn what is involved in blogging and to see how this type of challenge could be used with your class.
If you are new to blogging it is recommended you work through the Edublogs Teacher Challenge’s Blogging with students series before joining the Student Challenge.
The Blogging with Students series takes you step by step through the process of setting up a class blog and everything you need to know about blogging with students. It provides links to class blogs so you can check out how they are used by educators.
The series guides you through the process of blogging regardless of what platform you use.
For more information
Check out the following:
Primary Kids can! Tweet, blog or Skype to Connect
Saturday June 28 7:00-8:00 PM GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleries Table 21
Below is Sue Waters’s notes from reading through their resources, posts and info.
The following notes are from Five Ways to start connecting your classroom: (Kathy’s post):
Reasons why Kathy uses social media with her Grade One students include:
We’ve seen a large increase in class twitter accounts used in conjunction with class blogs this year.
Kathy provides great advice about having Twitter account for your class that is separate from your personal twitter account. She recommends Drew Frank’s Class Twitter list which we also recommend.
Kathy’s other great tips are:
Her post explains all the important reasons why Skype (or Google Hangout) is such a valuable resource to use with students.
My personal comment is that it is disappointing that some schools still block access to both Skype and Google Hangout which forces teachers to use their own data plans to access.
The following notes are from Kathy and Karen’s handout
Kathy Cassidy’s Primary School blog list (sorted based on platform) - went through list and added some to The Edublogger Class Blog list Several using Remind Widget in sidebar. Remind is only available to teachers in USA and Canada?
Primary blogging community - organised by Kristen Wideen. Can read more about it here and join by completing this form. Sent @mrswideen tweet to ask more about the community so can add to Teacher Challenge Step 6: Connecting with Other Classes
QuadBlogging - New link for Quadblogging is QuadBlogging.com Changes are quadblogging no longer runs in set cycles. Groups can run as long as those involved want to connect.
Karen Lirenman’s video on class and student blogging.
Cathy Cassidy’s Our Blog video
Karen’s advice on using Twitter in the classroom:
Here is the link to Victoria Olson’s Online Permission form parents need to sign for students to participate via Class blog, student blogs, twitter, skype, Global Projects and Google Apps.
Sent tweet @klirenman to see if I’m able to check out her permission form. She has replied and here is where you’ll find Karen’s permission form.
Video conferencing resources
Snapshot 1 of 2: Audioblogs and mobile devices to assist English Language Learning
Sunday June 29 11:00 - 12:00 GWCC B211
Hands on session where you set up blog (blogger) and create audio posts.
Flipping, Blogging and Google Driving, oh my!
Tuesday July 1 8:00-10 AM GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleries Table 18
Kristen Mixson - link to PowerPoint presentation.
Elementary blogging: Changing the writing paradigm
Tuesday July 1 11:00-1:00 PM GWCC Murphy Ballroom Galleries Table 2
Brooke Mulartrick - link to her handout and resources.
Reading writing techshop: literacy in 1:1 Classroom
Tuesday July 1 11:45-12:45 GWCC B309
Dena Glynn, Poway Unified School District