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Angela Harridge

My Other Blog: John Pearce: Tutorials - 0 views

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    Tutorials for teachers to learn how to use basic software Web2.0 applications such as: Audacity, PhotoStory, Edublogs, flickr, vokis etc
Van Weringh

me.edu.au (myedna) » I know it works, but is the theory valid? - 2 views

  • Common  sense tells us that learning is enhanced by social activity, which is the basic idea underlying the use of Web 2.0 tools. But is there educational theory to support it? Of the three dominant theories, one strongly emphasises the importance of social interaction. The theory of Social Constructivism is well established. Vygotsky is considered the father of the concept. As the Wikipedia says in its excellent entry, “Where Piaget argued that people should create their own version of the truth, Vygotsky added the importance of discussing this version of truth with others, in order to, through the process of mediation, get to a higher order of truth that has also been socially tested (Derry 1999)”
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    "I know it works, but is the theory valid? Common sense tells us that learning is enhanced by social activity, which is the basic idea underlying the use of Web 2.0 tools. But is there educational theory to support it? Of the three dominant theories, one strongly emphasises the importance of social interaction. The theory of Social Constructivism is well established. Vygotsky is considered the father of the concept. As the Wikipedia says in its excellent entry, "Where Piaget argued that people should create their own version of the truth, Vygotsky added the importance of discussing this version of truth with others, in order to, through the process of mediation, get to a higher order of truth that has also been socially tested (Derry 1999)""
Cate E

The Redback Project - 4 views

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    "This is a self paced project to assist educators to explore and begin to embed some digital literacies into their teaching toolkits. " Heard of the 23 Things? This is a shortened version to learn Web 2.0 tools
Van Weringh

PD: Wikis and other tools - home - 4 views

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    I made this wiki for a school PD session I ran. It contains links to my class wikis and other things I use in class. Let me know what you think.
Van Weringh

TodaysMeet, great tool for use in class room - 3 views

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    Create a "room", chat online in real time. Simple and clean design. Great for class room use.
Tom March

Minus - Share simply. - 3 views

shared by Tom March on 15 Feb 11 - No Cached
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    Very cool way to quickly share files. I look forward to the upcoming iPad app.
Di Scanlon

animoto - the end of slideshows - 0 views

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    Easy way to display student work
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