Session One: Technology to Support Literacy and UOIs in Pre-School, Denis Jackson and Robyn Press, AISS

The highlight of this workshop for me was using iPads and Aurasma. There are several things you can do with it. One is to record student book reviews. Then, when the iPad points at the book, the iPad plays the book review. It can also be used to create animation in the book cover. This could be a good way to entice reluctant readers. It might also be an interesting Exhibition project.

The workshop leaders also mentioned two story apps, Bartleby's Buttons and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
Other interesting points..

LibGuides are used at AISS but only internally for teachers and librarians to share info. Interesting.An alternative is Popplet.

Also using OneNote for collaborative planning.

iMindMap is another tool they are using in the iPad. We currently use Kidspiration among Primary and Pre-Primary students moving on to Inspiration in Secondary school. It would be nice to stay with one product whether it be desktop, laptop, or tablet.

Finally, Symbaloo was mentioned as a way to simplify getting students to selected web sites.
 


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    Wayne Burnett is a technology teacher and coach and a doctoral student in educational technology focussing on educational robotics. This blog is an experimental one, to see if it works as a way to document and share PD.

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