I was running a session after school tonight for ICT co-ordinators at Prestonpans Education Centre titled, ‘A community approach to ICT’. During the session I talked about some of the successful training sessions that we had run at MGS before Christmas and some of the sessions that we were planning to run in the future. One of our stumbling blocks at the moment is that we really need the network speed to be up-graded before we can really progress. As well as outlining the philosophy behind the training sessions I also talked about some of the application, hints and tips that people had found most useful from the training courses.
I mentioned the following websites / resources:
- Google Advanced Search and Google Advanced Image Search
- Google Home Page – Now everyone can register with Google. Why not personalise your search page at home and at school?
- Searchmash – A Google based side project that is great for using with students
- Clusty – A good way for teachers and students to search the ‘deep web’
- Google News – Search world news sites and subscribe to the results RSS Feed.
- Pagefakes – Manage your RSS Feeds, Flickr photo’s and more.
- Delicious – Social book marking at its best.
- Jumpcut – Edit videos online
- Generators – use the generator blog to conjure up wild and wacky animations to motivate your classes!
If you were at the presentation or missed the presentation and would like to find out more about what I was talking about, or if you have any questions – drop me an email.
Finally, one question that came form the training session was, 'should we be allowed to show pictures of children on school web sites'. There still seems to be a bit of confusion about this, and hopefully it will be clarified by the authority fairly soon?