On this page you will find the information for the practical sessions.

Group 1 Voki

Get a Voki now!

Vokis are talking avatars, to hear this voki talk, click on the play button on the left.

For your information, the word voki is a portemonteau or blend of the words vox (Latin for voice) and loki (a character from Norse mythology).

To create your own Voki, click on the link on the left .You don't need to register with voki.com to use this tool, but if you wish to edit your vokis in the future, you would need to do so. However, remember that children under 13 are not permitted to register for a voki account, though this does not stop them creating vokis. Once you've created your voki, you will be able to copy a code that will allow you to embed your voki into blogs, wikis and Myspace.


Here are some links about using vokis in the classroom.:
http://samccoy-n2teaching.blogspot.com/2008/02/voki-ok.html
http://newadventuresatwilkes.blogspot.com/2009/10/wordle-voki-etherpad-and-other-normal.html





Wallwisheris a free note-taking and brainstorming tool that is really quick and easy to use.

You don't have to register with the site to create your note-taking wall, however, it is wise for the person who is creating a wall to do so. If you register, you will have greater control over your wall and will be able to delete posts by other people on the wall.


You are able to link in images, audio and video to your notes. This would encourage students to provide evidence to back up their arguments on a wall. Your final wall can be embedded on a webpage too.




Group 2
Wordle allows you to create word clouds from text. The more frequent the word in the text, the larger it is shown in the cloud. It is a very simple and free tool that has a huge classroom potential.

This slideshow demonstrates 40 ways that wordle can be used in the classroom.


Wordle: Report


This example shows how a wordle cloud can be created of a student's report and could be used to stimulate a productive discussion reflecting upon it.





Wordle: Stalin

An essay was pasted into wordle and the resulting cloud could be used as a an assessment tool for both the student and teacher, and when compared to another student's cloud (following the same title) would lead to purposeful collaborative reflections.




Wordle: Principles into PracticeHere I have made a word cloud of the IB MYP document 'Principles into Practice'. A facinating tool for inducting new staff into the programme!


Dipity
This is another web 2.0 tool that allows you to create, edit, share and embed timelines. You can add images, video clips, maps and more to the timeline. You can choose the scale, so may focus on a looking at something which has developed over centuries, or simply look at daily routine in hours! It is even possible to use it to plan into the future, imagine the possibilities this creates as a student planning tool, not to mention in learning tenses in languages!