VITTA presentation – Getting started with Web 2.0

This is the presentation I gave yesterday at the VITTA conference here in Melbourne. It was hard to gauge how it was received; it seemed like there were a fair few people there who may not yet be convinced about the benefits of Web 2.0.My message was pretty simple; if you want to understand how to effectively use Web 2.0, then start reading blogs written by the people who are talking about how it is best utilised in the classroom. In particular, my message was about using the tools for connective purposes. There are pages in the wiki I have created in my name that support this presentation. The page about blogs contains links to an array of great teacher (and non-teacher) bloggers who extend our thinking. It’s by no means a complete list, and I envisage adding to it over time.

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3 Replies to “VITTA presentation – Getting started with Web 2.0”

  1. Jenny,
    Wow. Your presentation looks pretty good. I wish I’d been there to hear you present it at VITTA.
    At the start of next year I’m hoping to do some in-house T&D at my Area School. I really want to convince some staff members how useful a PLN can be, and how painless it can be to develop one.
    Would it be okay with you if I used some of your ideas to help put together my own presentation?

    Ah, just got your reply on twitter.

    Thank you very much! Of course I’ll credit you šŸ™‚
    Claire Adams

  2. Hi Jenny,
    I must admit I came to your session because I met you in the earlier one about PLP. For me your presentation went over material that I knew and I myself had even presented. I know what you mean by not knowing how it’s received. It is hard to gauge and I often find people will say that it was great but won’t go and implement it. I tend to stress in my presentations that if we don’t learn or utilise Web 2.0 then we are doing ourselves and our students a major disservice. Thankyou for your session – for me it was confirmation that what I am doing is on the correct path. I’d love to be in touch about being involved in a PLP for next year.

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