Pt England School- Dorothy and Russell Burt (Senior Management Team.)
Fiona Grant from Auckland Computers in Education Society. Photos Delicious sites

An etherpad was set up for us to give real time feedback and provide any links we found useful.

Fiona Grant placed all photos taken on flicker

The conference used speed geeking to establish areas of group interest.
We were placed in groups of 4 and had one minute to share who we were and what our areas of specialties were. Because of the time limit, we were able to hear 4 presentations within 5 minutes. We did this twice.

We then wrote our topics that interested us on a post its.
These were sorted into groups for sessions of interest.

Dorothy Burt organised the sessions.
She is deputy principal at Pt England.

Peter Hall from Summerland Primary spoke to us about: Teachers being social engineers.
Ë Daily truth of being the control.
Ë Raising social actions.
Ë Teachers wielding power.
Ë Teachers modelling changes both socially and academically.
Ë Cognitive dissonance.
Ë Is your self belief true or not.
Ë Conscious competence Learning matrix: refer to etherpad.
Ë Chn know the general ability of the group, but do they know where they sit in their groups.
Ë All learning starts from a point of truth.
Ë Learning with support so that chn know where they are at.
Ë Using groups by stating credits. EG: tick which ones you contributed.
Ë He uses online discussion forums with his students and is continually amazed at the level of thinking that evolves.

Peter was guest speaker and spoke about the role we have as teachers to teach social responsibilities as well as academic. He was brilliant. He is young and his thinking is incredibly reflective.

I chose to listen to Lenva and eportfolios.

Place for wiki ideas.
She is Deputy Principal at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School.
She won an Apple Distinguished teacher award.
She took us through their journey of Eportfolios.
They use knowledge net for their system.
This allows them to ability to quickly create students individual portfolios and as administrator she is able to pull up any student’s portfolio at any time.

E portfolios can be used as a showcase or snapshot in time.
At their school it is used as a record of process of progress.
Email learning pedagogy.

Internet plays a huge part in the development of the portfolio.
The school has a set of protocols when using the internet for individual portfolios.

Each class has a Class Ning for multimedia.
Class Ning is word protected. It is a social networking site that allows you to create your own social network.
The benefits of using Ning are no advertising or pass on the next video as in youtube.
Ning operates like a social networking.
Each class uses Ning for free file storage.
Staff have found Ning the easiest to use.

This is their 4th year on their eportfolio journey.
Prior to this: teachers used blogs, wikis, youtube, voice thread and flicker for sharing students work. This saved server space.
First year: 2 classes trailed a lock down wiki. Each students page was password protected. She showed us how.
Second year: year 7s used their caves and shifted their multimedia publishing to NING- free hosting. This saved server space as their students were creating a video each at the rate on one a week. NING also is secure and was recommended instead of Youtube because you can restrict public.
Third year: Total school using the system. They imbed their production from NING back into their portfolios using html code.
Fourth year: Before their year 8s leave- all their work is transferred to personal wikis because at this stage secondary do not have any systems in place.
Records go with the students and evidence has shown they continue building their wikis without teacher support.

EG: setting goals.

Now Lanva, has a wiki with all the tips and templates.
She is a self proclaimed geek and knew what she was doing. She also has the advantage of management knowledge and the flow of student’s assessment.

Lanva also stressed the importance of school policy on what should be on student’s web page. What is non negotiable. EG: School Name.

Eportfolio password protected.

Voice thread, or Glogstar, teachers create class accounts for web2 tools.
What ever they create to have BBI and room number somewhere

Code for video to be imbedded into eportfolio.
Sound is hyperlinked back to eportfolio because they could not grab code.

All templates are created and can be easily used by teachers and students.

Headings are non negotiable.

They found ‘’ is challenging to keep track off.
Eg: 30 students videos each month and where have they placed it on youtube???

We need to find an easier way for teachers to do it and convince them that there would not be more work. Teachers are taught to use portfolios as part of what they do.

After leaving school- students take their portfolio and put them on a wiki- this is taught.

MOE is currently developing an e portfolio system which is transferable between schools.

Glogstar interactive poster site: imbed audio and video into sites.

I frame imbed- need to find out more about this. This imbeds a webpage into a wiki

The code sits imbebed in a wiki - Students create a site outside and then use an IFRAME to imbed into elearning.

Wiki educator deletes

These are the tools BBI will pay for ( I know survey monkey.)

Screen caster
Survey monkey

She alerted teachers that ‘Flicker’ is free for telephone accounts customer services and recommended schools take advantage. gives free graphics.

Uses embedded ning code

Wikki pages can be individually password protected for students work so is unavailable from public view.

Students include the key competencies which must be weblinked to examples online of created work

Biggest challenge is encouraging parents to give online feedback to students work.
Students and teachers can access all web2 tools and use them.
BBI have a culture of trust.
They would rather teach the students the effects of use of technology.
So far they have not had any challenges.

Used wikispaces to trial- suggestions for teachers of what to begin with.

  1. Have names down the side- no emails or personal information
  2. Start with a reading log.
  3. Take snapshops of what they have made and write about it, or voice thread.
  4. BBI have an expectation that teachers will mark eportfolios.

Every teachers sets up their own personal e portfolio- 3 items non negotiable

    1. Goals
    2. Professional reading
    3. Professional development.

Teachers can also have whatever else they want to include.
Eg: for visual reading log.

Students list of non negotiable.

Ë My goals
Ë My Learning
Ë My competencies
Ë More about me
Ë Parent feedback
Ë Archives
Ë Visitors page
Photo fixer

I also attended voice thread with Peter Hall from Summerland Primary School .

He showed us how he used voice thread and said he was challenged to keep the students momentum going.
Peter showed us student samples about their ‘Ultimate learning environment.’

Chn created an image which was scanned in and added their voice .
The teacher can then add their assessment comment.

Check out the student example plus Peter giving online feedback.
He looking for interactive community.
Chn are able to comment on each others work.
Children take photos and talk about them.
Chn excited in choosing to do it.

Voice thread does not have a lot of momentum.
The down side is it is challenging to keep the momentum going.

He suggested using class forums as a way of getting all students involved with ICT.
Roadblocks can be overcome but finds using an online forum builds and maintains momentum better for an online interactive community.

He said that using forums levels the playing field - they don't think the teacher is looking.
Students social life is scripted and cannot be changed.

I then followed Dorothy Burts
advertising websites and blogs and encouraging online readers from Point England.
She showed us and example of

Using Measle maps and tracking where your visitors came from- check out

She reminded us hat Google is king of the internet so use its tools to drive traffic because the engine will search is own products first

Think eyesight.-increase fontsize.
Skin for blogs.
Tagging using html codes to link back to yourself.
Use consistent tags.
Use of school name in a tag: should be school policy

Add titles.
Label everything.

Think of key words on your posts.
Google does not search bad spelling.
So do not use txt or ganstar spelling.
Include words that are current in the media-eg: Olympics.

Leave digital footprint everywhere

Eg: link back to site, emails, all paper having your website

Share the love- link your love.
Eg: Wikkipedia, the more hyperlinks the more traffic travels.
Sidebar traffic- shares traffic with RRS feeds

Feejig traffic feed.
Participate in online conversation and leave a question in the comment for the person you visited.

If something is happening a crowd soon gathers.
Follow the links to your blogs.
Be a proud kiwi and include Kiwi and Maori words.

Don’t be a afraid to get geeky.

Track your own popularity.

Google analytics Embed Google Analytics code in your blogs.

Profile: What do they see when they click on your profile.

Firefox should now be used instead of Internet explorer- causes you less stress.

Don’t believe everything you hear about schoolzone and watchdog. Your IT person can sort most stuff that is being blocked. Talk to your principal.

Download time.

Second life: Every Saturday morning we can listen in on real ICT educators taking.


I copied and pasted all my notes into wordle

Looking around PTE school

Having an LCD screen in the office that plays latest news.
Unsure if it was networked??

Schools achievements, sports cups, certificate proudly displayed.
A video room for creating movies about the school.
Chn’s background seen everywhere.
Greetings and patterns.
High quality work on display

Schools data tracked and displayed using National tests.