Takeaway from Hampshire VLE Day
March 9, 2009 § 2 Comments
First I enjoyed the day, meeting with colleagues and sharing information. This has been extended this evening with a few Twitter connections too (mcntmgr, Lara_Young, alcrooks for example). I also made a couple of email colleagues 3D and was able to publically thank those indivuiduals that have supported me in my new role. So my takeaway messages
1. We need to consider a standardise filenaming protocol
2. What files will be stored and in what format – we had already decided on docs as pdf, but also need to consider ppts and wav/mps.
3. We are planning a mapped drive to work with Skoogle – using a current drive, replaced yearly – we hope this will be effective.
4. A lesson protocol for Skoogle classes – Perins use Alites activation, connection, consolidation model. To be agreed with SLT.
Next is the use of the Gradebook. This was very well and simply explained by Mike Adams. I believe this to be an essential teaching tool. I think we will be put some serious thought in to this area.
Finally – my recommendation to colleagues to actively share their ideas through Twitter, Delicious (or Diigo or like), and to continue their professional development through RSS feeds. I was really impressed with a Science colleague who had found 7 RSS science feeds in the very short time he was introduced to Google Reader. In the true nature of collaboration – my presentations are available here.