Global2 is the place for students to learn about social media, using social media. Teachers and students in Victorian Government and Catholic schools are invited to set up their class and student spaces, create blogs and digital portfolios.

Student Avatars

    If you need student avatars for blogs, Voice Thread or other Internet  applications and don't want to upload photos of your students, there are a few options for creating avatars. I had my students draw a self portrait which I then photographed and uploaded (as...

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Podcasting With Grade 4

This was a task set as part of our integrated topic that linked in with our English planner. Our Integrated topic titled 'Testing The Waters' Level 3 (grade 3&4) Term 2 2009 Integrated Planner, English Planner Term 2 2009. A Science topic that looked at living and...

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Online quiz generating sites

An email from MargM  (our literacy coordinator) circled our staff requesting potential sites that might be used for generating online quizzes. Here are the responses that she got:-  Class tools  - is a great site for creating free games and quizes. It also gives an...

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Global Teacher Columnists are indispensible to this site. They help to ensure that Global Teacher offers professional support for teachers who are using ITC to engage their students. Lois Smethurst, who has worked as a primary school teacher for over twenty years,...

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Web 2.0/Blog Tools for Video Libraries

Well now that term 3 has arrived I'm feeling rejuvenated, it's time to 'dress-up' the ol' blog. I'm sure quite a number of you have a similar purpose in life 😉 . So... here's my thoughts: I have an account with Teacher Tube (TT) which I use for uploading video files...

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Mathematics is a language: Write full sentences, please!

One of the advantages of being a globalteacher columnist, is that you can occasionally vent pet peeves!  So here is one of mine, blogged and ready for comments by other teachers: Suppose you wrote this sentence on the board: "The big black dog ran over the road and...

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Parent Club

When you visit the Hawkesdale Parents Club blog you will appreciate just how diverse the use of blogs can be. This puts an end to any old ideas that blogs  are simply containers for the self indulgent who want to keep their personal diaries online. Global Teacher...

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Student Composition

After many end of term/semester interruptions we managed to get our student compositions back on track and record them on video. Kynan Robinson and myself embarked on a student composition unit at the beginning of term 2 with all grade 5 and 6 students. We began the...

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We tell Stories

Looking for exciting digital fiction for Secondary students? Check out We Tell Stories. Six authors. Six stories. Six weeks. Digital fiction from Puffin. Based on the 39 Steps by John Buchan, this is 'The 21 Steps' - an adventure written and and designed for Google...

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Digital Wilderness

Well it seems I've been out in the digital wilderness for quite a while. Let me elaborate... My name is Altan. I've been blogging for about 18 months now (class blog). Last year I was involved with the DEECD KBNG:Web 2.0 collaborative learning project (phase 1). My...

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Meet Columnists

Global Columnists are Educators who are using Global Teacher, Edublogs or WordPress as a platform to share their ITC expertise and demonstrate how Web 2.0 technology can be applied in the classroom. These educators are members  of the Global Teacher community and have...

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ICT Inspiration out of the Bronx (NYC, USA)

I would like to introduce you to an inspirational teacher.  She teaches in the Bronx in a school commonly known as "The Google School", because all the teachers use Google Documents, and all the students have access to their own laptop.  This school sits right in the...

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This is Sand (www.thisissand.com)

I was reading a Grade 1 teacher's blog pages recently (http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337 and http://staff.prairiesouth.ca/~cassidy.kathy/index.html), and came upon this fun tool.  It is an online program called "This is sand" (www.thisissand.com),...

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Maths concepts and virtual manipulatives

Sitting in a doctor's waiting room (as you do!) the other day, I read one of those waiting room magazines with the crossword puzzles and jokes.  One of these jokes was: The mother asked the birthday boy: 'Do you want your birthday cake cut into twelve pieces?'  'No,'...

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