More highlights from CESI

CESI Main Notes

  1. net

Fun activity to do if in the computer room to raise awareness how easy it is for professional hackers to gain students personal information if they become targets.

 

  1. Neil Butler https://twitter.com/mrNeilButler?lang=en

Ignoring his twitter page he has somehow incorporated grand theft auto in the classroom for Pythagoras theorem. He drives out a course and then gets the students to use the course and apply them to the theorems.

  1. TechWeek2016 (Trying to get some resources packs)

Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life .Education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship … the list never ends and the pace of change never stops.
April 24-30 2016

  1. Scratch Cat Selfie

It’s part of a scratch pack – didn’t manage to get one but emailing and tweeting to see if I can get my hands on one for the school.

  1. Digital Time Plan

Allowing people to create their own timetables and plans online. Free app – easy to download on ios, android and online at their web store. It could be used to encourage students to take control of their own study planning if it’s an app online which can be downloaded onto their phones.

  1. @teamacademic

New online notes session that is about to launch in the next few weeks. Only a teaster/taster was given at the techmeet.

  1. net

Resources for the classroom for all subjects.

  1. Tech Team

Using minecraft in the classroom. Looked at how minecraft is an app which can be used in class on moblies. Not possible unless students have accounts.

#edchatie

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A web 2.0 tool that is frequently used by many educators is Twitter!

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Inspired by the recent assignment to look at communication in regards to the key skills being rolled out the new junior cycle I have realised I have not communicated via blog how great a resource #edchatie is for teachers. Though I have blogged about twitter quite a bit – I feel I may have overlooked giving you a detailed insight to #edchatie which is held each monday night between 8.30-9.30pm on twitter.


 

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It was set up by Fred Boss  (@fboss ) of the NCTE (National Centre for Technology in Education). Each week @fboss uploads a poll open to suggestions of questions and topics that could be discussed vai the micro-blogging platform twitter each Monday night between 8.30-9.30pm. People are free to vote which one should be discussed. Once the poll has closed the topic and questions are tweeted out to the masses.

Each person is encouraged to use the #edchatie when discussing the chosen topic or question.

For example a recent topic which was discussed:”Teaching with teachers not open to technology”. This was a great discussion and promoted many views from all sides of the discussion.

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Unfortunately, due to the huge volume of responses I was not able to read ever tweet and response on twitter – even when using twitterdeck! (web 2.0 tool I highly recommended if into twitter, or even beginning to use twitter)

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Instead of being disappointed – I was able to download the whole discussion via a transcript a few hours later on the edchatie website. (http://edchatie.pbworks.com/w/page/37159466/edchatIE%20Summaries)

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#edchatie is one of the best discussion to join into if you are a teacher (even more so if you are teaching in Ireland). It connects you with hundreds of other teachers in similar situations and you can share tips or problems you have – which can be resolved in a matter of minutes in some cases!

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How do you sign up for #edchatie or even how do you promote the use of #edchatie in your staffroom? I found this poster via the semoraranga website (all credit to @seomraranga) which is clear and easy to understand.  edchatie_poster

Hope to see you all there tomorrow night!

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Web 2.0 Tools for teaching practice

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  • http://www.wordle.net/ – summarise long texts for students!
  • http://www.powtoon.com/ – for those creative enough to create short films for there class! Bring topics alive!
  • prezi.com – try this for powerpoint presentation! free to sign up to and very easy to use!
  • twitter  – connect with fellow educators and you may find some interesting ideas and topics!
  • #teachingpractice
  • #digtailtools
  • #edtech
  • wordpress.com – I would encourage doing a reflective blog for teaching practice. You can see what is working and how you feel about classes and what you can do to improve and reflect on.
  • facebook – have an active chat with friends who are going through a similar experience. Support each other as best as you can.
  • tes.co.uk – huge amount of resources available
  • skype – try skyping with other classes!

History Twitter Education!! All of them together!

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History Resource Time

Many educators use twitter! #edchatie is proof of this every Monday night!

Having participated and watched a few #edchatie a few times I’ve begun to notice how many history teachers use twitter as an educational tool and to communicate with each other!

Here a few I’ve found well worth following!

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  • @levdavidovic
  • @MrsThorne
  • @IrishTeachers
  • #historyteachers
  • @ahistorymuseum
  • @historytweeter
  • @HistoryDay
  • @HistoryOfAll
  • @Medievalists
  • @teachinghistory
  • @MissedHistory
  • @VHStudio