Saturday, 28 February 2009

Bangkok Teachers' Network

Had a very thought provoking session today with Kathleen Baertschy from Concordia and came up with these ideas and questions:
  • Importance of making memories
  • make time for stories
  • make connections
  • As a learner, I like to know where I'm going
  • Actively participating helps me to learn
  • There is a crack in Everything, That's how light gets in (Leonard Cohen, Anthem)
  • It's not your experience which is important, it is what you do with it.
  • Teachers and children have to develop trust and you can do this through telling stories, including about yourself

Friday, 27 February 2009


Stumbled onto this site via twitter and tweetdeck. Has lots of features which I didn't know about, some seem obvious after you have read them, like writing over text using white pen and then erasing when using the slide in class (tip 9).

This site also has some great primary whiteboard games and links.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Monday, 2 February 2009

Why should BPS try to use enquiry based learning?

Diigo, Blogger, Link and Learn and Twitter

Jackie, Colin and Ben were reviewing diigo bookmarks and talked about how it compared with the BPS link and learn system:
  • easier to use - single button press
  • more powerful - tagged and so allows greater search capability

Ben showed this blog and was excited to see the feeds from the diigo site had come through...set up last week.

Ben also mentioned his month long experience of twitter. Following the right people definitely saves time.

Jackie will talk to John about the possibility of monitoring usage of link and learn.

Could we use social bookmarking better at BPS?