In-school Instructional Support Teacher PD

September 25, 2007


Reg Block from Jack Kemp in Lloydminster

& General Information

to discuss current issues in instructional technology
to develop a common framework of understanding
to develop capacity as an instructional technology leader
to become aware of new communication tools
to use a communication tool for future networking

A touch of humour - Learn the Book Video

Getting to know each other - icebreaker - in what way is instructional technology like this picture?

Photo by LinBow. Uploaded under a
Creative Common License from Search by Creative Commons

Alan November
Alan November - podcast
Alan November Discussion/coffee -- wiki pages
  • Objective: What stood out for you in Alan November’s presentation?
  • Reflective; How does the information given connect with your own experiences?
  • Interpretive: What needs do you see resulting?
  • Decisional: What has to happen to address these needs with respect to the public you serve? What is your own role?

Form yourselves into six groups (about five/group) and using the laptops provided respond to the following questions. Ask one individual to be the scribe and to synthesize and record the groups responses.
Group: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six

Flow into Web 2.0
  • Life is Like a Box of Chocolates PowerPoint Presentation (10:30 - 11:30)

  • Time to sign-up, play and experiment with the tools


View Videos: The Web is Us/ing Us

Telling the New Story: Kathy Cassidy

Kathy Cassidy's Classroom Blog

What is Web 2.0?
  • discussion

Final Discussion - groups - respond to at least one of the questions. Record your discussion on the wiki.

  1. What is our responsibility as teachers to change about the way that we teach given our new understanding of 21st century learners and web 2.0 tools?
  2. What do our students need to learn in order to thrive and survive in the 21st century world?
  3. How can we prepare teachers to teach for an unknown future rather than a known past?
  4. What happens to time-worn concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now go online and learn anything, anywhere, anytime?

Group: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six

Debriefing and Segue into November 6

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Blogger -
Edugblogs - Early Literacy
WordPress - Classroom Tech Tips; Albert E. Peacock Collegiate; Educational Discourse (Thoughts from a Saskatchewan Principal)
Classblogmeister - I am David ( A journal writing project); Mrs. Sparrow's Grade One Blog; Mr. E's World

Wikis - Meet the Stars (A professional development opportunity for teacher-librarians)
pbwiki - Arts Education Professional Development

RSS Readers

Bloglines - Donna's Bloglines Account
Google Reader -

Start Pages
Protopage Donna; Reg
PageFlakes- Jim Ellis; Amy Williams

Productivity Applications

Google Docs (Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations)
Google Notebook - Clip and collect information as you browse the web
Spresent- New Teacher Presentation
SlideShare - online storage for sharing Slide presentations - The Times They Are A'changin (Principals' Short Course '07)

Social Bookmarking

Delicious- Donna's Bookmarks

Image Generators

Image Generator
Generator Blog
Cartoon Machine


Flickr- Donna's photos
Sherron Burn's visual Story, Incoming Call
Vocabulary Words
A Flickr Math Project
fd's Flickr Toys

Digital Storytelling: Slide Shows

RockYou - Mrs. Sparrow's Blog
Animoto - music videos from your photos - Donna's flowers
Pictobrowser - slideshow from your flickr pictures - again... my flower photos
Slide - very easy - very slick looking - a family trip

Digital Storytelling: Multi-Media

VoiceThread - Comic Life Project at Lawrence School
Splashcast - A Visit to Solar Gardens
Photoblog - A Trip To Solar Gardens; Ruddell Canada Day Parade
Toufee - online flash movie maker - see the examples

Mindmapping Tools
Create a Graph

Video Tools

Zamzar - an online conversion tool
Media Convert - another online conversion tool: seems to convert some files that Zamzar doesn't (Terry K)

Survey/quiz tools

Viewlet Poll
Stellar Survey
Survey Scholar
Zoho Polls
Response-o-matic (for websites)

Back Chatter

Twitter - Donna's Tweets

Audio Tools

YackPack (walkie talkie widget) - Kathy Cassidy's Blog with YackPack
Evoca - perfect for sound bites!
Voki - see my voki at the bottom of this page
Skype - (application not web-based)
Splice - make music with the world's most advanced online sequencer

Web Pages

Google Page Creator - Bready School Library; Le Lycée North Battleford Comprehensive


Once you have created a podcast in Audacity or Garageband you need to upload your audio file to a web storage site. From there you can embed the code on your web page, blog or wiki.

Social Networks

Ning: Classroom 2.0; Digital Internship Project

Learning Systems

WizIQ - An Elluminate-like program for online teaching - a virtual classroom
read one user's review of the system

Content Management Systems

Drupal - NBCHS, Bready, Connaught
Joomla - McKitrick

Virtual Worlds

Second Life

Global Project Examples

Flat classroom
Horizon Project
International Teen Life
Teen Tek