This week my ICTuesday PD session for staff is on creating an iGoogle search page, so I thought I’d make a powerpoint to share with them and you. I’ve uploaded it to Slideshare so feel free to use it yourself and let me know what you think.
July 25, 2010 by Lynn
Wow what a choice of presentation tools this week and what do I choose to share with you? I’ve checked them all out and got quite enthused by Slideshare. I didn’t like Storyz – couldn’t seem to get into any or did I? – it seemed confusing to me. Scribd would be great for budding authors looking to expand their audiences beyond the classroom and especially for those more ‘mature’ students (I thought of a friend who has recently completed a TAFE course when looking at this one). Docstocs appeared useful for small businesses looking to set up some proformas for various uses. Google Lit Trips was just so vast and I was amazed at the amount of work that goes into each one.
This Chris Betcher slideshare is something that I’ve had for some time now and hope you find it as thought provoking as I did. It’s certainly made me think about my ‘mindset’ and what differences I hope to make within my own school through the use of ICT in the classroom.
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All of these presentation tools are accessible, shareable and do-able! I did get a bit ‘seasick’ with Prezi and Livebinders is probably not something I would use. Google Lit Trips would be fantastic for SOSE and in particular I could see the Year 7 Ancient History staff being impressed with it. The LOTE department are always looking for new ways to ‘engage’ the students and sending them on German or Indonesian ‘trips’ would be fantastic (and much cheaper for the parents too!)
Only one week left of this program and I can’t believe how much I have learnt over the past eleven weeks and how much I still have to explore. I hope to meet a few of you in person at the Joyce Valenza SLAV PD in Melbourne on Friday – only 5 more sleeps and ‘get-ups’ to go.