Speakers - ICT day 17th June 2008

You will find a link to EPIC on TKI. Schools need to register - it is free but you need to wait for a letter of confirmation to arrive.
Your school may already be registered - check.
Access to Encyclopedia Britanica Online (Three levels including a "School" edition for Year 3 plus - colourful, easy to navigate). Can search for articles and images etc. Country comparison - compares data of two countries. You can make a work space to save information - could be useful for homework?? A safe child-friendly research environment. Also links to Te Ara (New Zealand Encyclopedia). National Library staff willing to come to staff meetings to share their knowledge/train staff members about EPIC.
Link: http://www.tki.org.nz/r/epic/

ANDREA ROBERTSON (Dunedin College of Education e-learning advisor)
Link: http://ictlinks.wikispaces.com/Collaborative+Tools

SIOBHAN PATTERSON (St Josephs, Oamaru)
Link: http://learnatschool08.wikispaces.com

DEIDRE SENIOR (Oamaru Intermediate)
LINK: http://oamaruint.edublogs.org
Oamaru Intermediates Blog created and maintained by the children.

A widget that can be added in to blog to see where hits are coming from.

Free educational blogs and forums with great support

Speakers ICT day 18th March 2008


Sean Wansbrough (Kakanui School) - Using You Tube in the classroom.

Website: http://www.youtube.com/
Will attempt to put Sean's powerpoint on here, however in the meantime:
Goat Island trip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK3LoTMBjB8
Paekakariki School trip to Rocky Shore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq-zMIEBQHA
Te Puke Intermediate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NoALyEH26g
REMEMBER - Safety aspect, watch anything before allowing children to, keep screens in sight when children using it, parental permission to use/publish students material and images on the internet.
Remember with tags to add your schools name - this should give a safe way for your children to search for you videos. Formats: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55744

  • Julie French (Ardgowan School) Mimio in a Junior Class

Website: http://www.mimio.com/
From Julie: " I would say that it is a great motivator for the kids, from NE to high
school ages - and adults (we use ours in staffmeetings too)
You can use webpages with mimio - Frank and I found out, but after making a
copy of the webpage, rather than in actual time - being online.
It is half the price of an interactive board and if lots of us buy the cost
is cut further. It is flexible and can be used by groups at a table - unlike the interactive
board. It has the record function - ideal to show a group handwriting or to use for
assessment. iT CAN BE USED WITHOUT THE PROJECTOR which will save money on replacing
bulbs. You get lots of resource disks with it*as you do with interactive)
There is online support and free school support by arrangement. Updates are free
There is a teacher community where you can get lesson plans and galleries(backgrounds) - and add to this yourself. Take a look at the demonstration that you can download, the lesson plans,
the websites that are compatible, other items to buy from the shop (click

  • Pip Jensen (Waitaki Valley School): Comic Life in the classroom.

- 30 day trial for Windows: http://plasq.com/comiclife-winhttp://plasq.com/comiclife-win
- 30 day trial for Mac: http://plasq.com/comiclife/