Helen Otway's Blog – January 2008 Archive (3)

Playing with Voki

Today I decided to create my own avatar with Voki.com. I began in the morning having a play with the tools - the different character heads, eyes, mouth and even make up! I chose my outfit and then changed my mind at least 10 times! This behaviour has no resemblance to me in real life!!! I chose a background - a photo of one of my classrooms. In this classroom the kids designed and painted the tables themselves. The room was designed for group and independent workers, with a couch and recliner,… Continue

Added by Helen Otway on January 14, 2008 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Not bad for PD during my holidays!

I've been on summer vacation now for 3 weeks and have had some wonderful learning happening in this time. Ever since I attended a workshop on blogs and wikis mid last year, I have been fascinated by the power of Web 2.0. Attending NavCon 2k7 in September fuelled my curiosity even more when I listened to a presentation on all things Web 2.0.

Now I have to say that the networks on Classroom 2.0 and Twitter have been major players in introducing me to a world of Web 2.0 apps. Where do I… Continue

Added by Helen Otway on January 11, 2008 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Peer Coaching Training

Back in December I ran a Peer Coaching workshop for a group of 7 Victorian teachers. I was able to organisie my workshop with the help of Les from the Puget Sound Centre who gave me some tips for running a one day workshop. You see, when I was trained it was a 10 day intesive training program so a one day session needed serious modification.

The session ran well and I focussed on where PD was heading with ICT (Information and Communication Technology). We then worked on coaching skills… Continue

Added by Helen Otway on January 2, 2008 at 7:04am — No Comments


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