Monday, September 21, 2009

Podcasting Fun

I am having great fun this week teaching a group of children how to podcast. They are writing their own alternative fairytales then recording themselves using "Audacity". On Thursday, during our computer lab time, the children will create a picture using "Kidpix" to illustrate their story. I will then publish all their work onto the Bookworm Wiki. Jolly good ICT fun!!!

PS Just thinking that I need to purchase my own microphone. Will have to look into that in the holidays...

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I have agreed to present at the Mini-conference in November. I will get to share my Action Research with a group of 20 teachers. I think it will be great but I must admit I am a bit nervous - I have never presented before! Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fun & Funky Fairytales

I started my "Fun & Funky Fairytales" reading theme this week. It took me 6 1/2 hours on Sunday afternoon to organise my resources so I am glad that the children are enthusiastic!!! I am introducing the children to podcasts through this topic. I found a great website called Storynory (see the links section to check it out). I also found another great website called Brit Lit (also in links) which has awesome reading activities related to fairytales. I have introduced many new graphic organizers through this topic as they are a useful tool to compare traditional fairytales with alternative versions. Now that that is all planned I can have a rest this weekend!