My budget has passed ‘quality’ control and been approved. We are going ahead with the purchase of the system with self issue capability and the ability to download e-books to students’ devices.
I have a quote from Zenith regarding shelf ready product I need a few clarifications vis a vis our LMS but the pricing is competitive and makes this a real option.
I have also been building up our virtual MUFYlibrary Wiki.
read my tweets on using web 2.0 for learning and assessment (to lazy to blog over 140 characters LOL)
English Dept. going to use a wiki to showcase student work
Did a wiki for the Heidelberg Project – teachers are finally biting the bullet on web 2.0
developed a blog for the year 12 grls to discuss their ideas for the end of year theme
great assignment with VCAL grls developing a business website with googlesites. last year they mocked them up on MSPublisher
On the last day of term, we had a PD on Restorative Justice presented by Terry O’Connell. Terry is an ex copper who has done a lot of work on bringing offenders and victims together and speaks to a variety of organisations including schools. This is a programme that my school uses and I intend to bring together information on this topic onto the wiki, I will use the pathfinder approach and bring together websites, resources and AV.
The underutilized staff wiki is my preferred form of communication with the staff however the question is how to get them there. I have decided that I will use the Learning and Teaching group email to alert curriculum leaders to any additions to the wiki. I will use specific learning domain areas to promote specific topics of interest.
Today I have set up a twitter for the staff – check out https://twitter.com/olmc. However I am still working to set up a list of educators to follow. I thought about deleting some of the ppl that we have been assigned to follow but thought it best to leave them in so that staff here can understand the randomness that is twitter. As soon as I have added some interesting educators I will launch the twitter on the web 2.0 wiki