Tuesday, February 12, 2008

(a) Podcasting (b) Social Networks 11March08

Venue St. Andrew’s School

(W3) Use of Podcasts for teaching and learning
Tuesday 11th March 08 ... 9am to 12.30pm
Podcasts are really very simple (once you have been shown) ... they are audio (sometimes video) recordings that are put on the internet and have the potential to be brilliant resources to use with students and by students.
Will we go through the whole process of making an audio Podcast and then putting it on a website so it can be listened to by anyone in the world with an internet connection.
If you have time before the workshop then have a browse around http://www.shambles.net/podcasting
and http://podcastingvideos.blogspot.com

(W4) Social Networks
Tuesday 11th March 08 ... 2pm to 5.30pm
In the last year Social (online) Networks have grown enormously in popularity with students around the world ... but these have not yet been adopted or used by many schools. In fact quite a number of schools around the world have blocked access on the school network to some of the social network websites like, 'myspace' and 'facebook'.
In this session we will look at what a social network site is and see some examples and discuss the pros and cons for a school community. We will also look at some ways of setting up your own social network for use with your class, school, or club .... or even outside work for your own family.
Finally in this session we will look at Second Life, a 3D virtual environment that is being considered as a possible tool to support teaching and learning, already half of UK Universities have a presence in S.L.
I will also be introducing you to my own island in Second Life designed to support the professional development of k-12 teachers ... it was opened on 5th February 2008 http://internationalschoolsisland.blogspot.com
If you time before the session then have a look at the pages http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/socialnet and http://www.shambles.net/secondlife

Your Homework ... one job before you arrive .... introduce yourself (e.g. name, where you are working now, what age students do you work with, do you already use the internet, any technology/computer experiences)
and also say what you hope to achieve at the workshop.
Just click on the word "Comments" below
and fill in the form that should come up.

You can post anonymously although it would be nice to know who you are.

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At 8:48 PM, Blogger frances lee said...


I hope to be able to incorporate podcast into my lectures. Prob my main concern is how to search and get resources easily for the use of ICT. thks!

Ms Frances

At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Jackie Stevens said...

I'm a librarian who works with the teachers rather than the students in an international school here in Singapore. I'm hoping to find out more about social networking sites so I can utilise them for the teachers' professional development. Hopefully, with more teacher use, there will be more optimism about opening up these sites for the students to use...
Looking forward to taking a tour of isi and its environs.

At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mr Smith,

I feel like a complete IT-idiot. I don't know what all these words/terms mean, like second life, podcast,etc. I'd like to remain anonymous. Hope you'll be able to shed lights on these matters. See you on Tuesday 11.3.08

At 5:58 AM, Blogger AFong said...


I am a teacher of a primary school and am currently teaching a class of Pr 6 girls. We, teachers are ever so busy and could hardly find time to explore new ICT initiatives. I hope that through this workshop I will be able to gather new practical ideas and learn how to use podcasts and ICT in general to enhance teaching and learning.

At 5:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Looking forward to the course. I'm teaching the upper sec pupils and hope to see whether podcast can be infuse into my science lesson. Thanks.



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