Tag Archives: Web 2.0

Delivering The New Primary Computing Curriculum.

If school-based, traditional literacies have not changed, then the children of this new century certainly have. They are initiating, appropriating, and establishing changes to literacy practice in a fast and furious manner. These changes, using the groundbreaking and rapidly developing … Continue reading

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New Literacies and their affordances

What are the conditions of life for our students in the era of the new, digital media? To return to and extend our earlier argument, as well as being vicarious viewers of movies, today’s learners also play computer games in … Continue reading

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Using wikis as learning tools

Monty Paul, 2009. (Updated October 2011) The social Web is characterised by the richness of interpersonal experience users enjoy when they use its tools and services. It is this shift in emphasis and a repurposing of the ‘old’ Web spaces … Continue reading

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Using social software in the classroom

Social software consists of web based applications which are generally free. They include blogs, wikis, bookmarking, photo and video sharing, social networking, microblogging, photo editing, mapping and poster making applications. This posts lists and describes some of these applications, providing … Continue reading

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Music sharing, learning, education

More and more teachers are realising that social networking software has the potential to support childrens’ learning. I am at last seeing blogs being used in primary classrooms, together with applications like Googlemaps, Google Earth and Flickr. However, the use … Continue reading

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Constructivism. Putting the social into e-learning

There is no one true reality – rather, individual interpretations of the world. These are shaped by our experience and our social interactions. Learning is a process of adapting to and organising one’s quantitative world, rather than discovering pre-existing ideas … Continue reading

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M’s reflections on using ict

For many people living in developed countries, information and communications technologies have become transparent. We use mobile phones, digital still and video cameras, email, applications like Word, Excel, Publisher, Facebook, Flickr, Live Messenger, iPlayer and YouTube almost without thinking as … Continue reading

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