I think that it is high time we let our pupils speak up for the new web 2.0 tools that are now becoming more widely used in education. Here are 2 video's from New Zealand the first from Jill Hammonds who asked students at Te Awamutu Intermediate school to talk about their use of blogs and wikis.
The second video is by Rachel Boyd and her class of 6&7 years olds from Room 9 at Nelson Central School. Here they talk freely and enthusiastically about how and why they use blogs in their classroom.
David Warlick recently on his blog where he had put out an appeal that I will repeat here from Jane Nicholls said about teachers using Web 2.0 tools in New Zealand .
"I met Jane Nicholls while working in Dunedin, New Zealand a few months ago, and was so impressed with the enthusiasm of teachers there. The job seemed to be “fun” for them."
"Jane is currently researching the benefits of podcasting and has asked me to forward a request for participation in her research project.
I am currently undertaking research looking at the question:
In what ways does podcasting enhance oral literacies?
I have been gathering data in my own context but I would love to hear what other teachers have found when using podcasting in their classroom programme and add voices from further a field into my final write up.
I hope that you can help her with this very important question." taken from 2Cents Worth by David Warlick.
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