Saturday, July 31, 2010

Google Certified Teacher

 


 I am now a Google Certified Teacher and I hope that what I have learned from the GTAUK this week will be of practical use to many other people across the UK and further afield. The Google Teacher Academy was an explosively inspirational event where the only word that could truly encapsulate the tools, ideas and presentations was 'Awesome'. I will be blogging about the event, about what I learned, about the discovery of new tools and ways to use Google apps/Apps in your school. But for now I intend to reflect on everything I have learned, I have soaked up so much. If you want to get a taste of what it was like be sure to check out the Posterous blog and also the Flickr pool

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Posterous - a blog can be for a week




Posterous allows anyone to post whatever they wish (photos, videos, mp3's, files and of course text) by email and posterous will take care of the rest. But, set up an account and you can take advantage of so much more. During this week my school is using the theme of 'International Week' to promote cultural awareness and our place in the world. I set up internatweek on Posterous as a blogging platform that could be used quickly and easily by the children in my class. The children are using it to blog about their learning, post photos with my iPhone using the brilliant PicPosterous app, record interviews with each other using Easi Speak mics and upload them to the site and embed a Google Earth Map showing where we come from.

Posterous is the perfect blogging platform for Primary classrooms. It's simple to set up, easy to use and within minutes you are blogging to the world. And it's perfect for short term projects such as our week long activity.Blogs don't have to be for life, they can be for a week. (Thanks to @johnjohston for that)



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