Paper - Refereed

It has often been argued that the use of ICTs in schools will lead to change in the learning environment. This paper reports on a case study in a remote geographically dispersed multi-campus South Australian R-12 school where teachers were provided with laptops to use in their professional practice. The laptop project was one element in a whole school restructure. The case study revealed that there were other critical factors in the ICT school environment which, when combined with the laptops resulted in significant change.
What does it take to successfully implement web 2.0 activities in the classroom? What are the benefits of doing so? This paper reports on a project where pre-service teachers, with skills using web 2.0 technologies, researched the impact and effectiveness of blogging and podcasting the classroom. Blogging has gained much attention in popular, professional and academic publications. This project investigated the effects that a teacher initiated blog had on the competition rate and quality of set homework tasks.
This presentation is based on the process and outcomes of an action research project conducted in collaboration with classroom teachers who developed strategies that utilised Interactive Whiteboard technology for improving children
Increasingly Web2.0 tools are being used to improve the social aspect of learning. The blog tool allows students to share their work with a wider audience but use in schools is limited. As part of a project into the use of social computing in remote schools, blogs were used with a Year 1 class to improve both English and Technology outcomes. Part of the implementation was a shared negotiation of what the Year 1 students were able to achieve independently and what they could only achieve with assistance.
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