Blogging and RSS

This article was published 10mths ago, shows how outdated we are. As mentioned by Will Richardson in his article,
For educators, the potential significance of RSS is huge. Think about how teachers and districts could use this syndication process to communicate with students, parents, newspapers, etc. In the classroom, teachers who have students create their own Weblogs can easily keep tabs on what those students are posting by subscribing to their students’ feeds and simply checking their aggregators regularly.
RSS feed’s potential is something which we would defintely want to explore for use in education.

Cluster S7 Performance Coaching Workshop

spent the whole day today in school library in a workshop. the facilitator for the course was dr ng pak tee ?????. touched on the grow me model. looked at it as an extension of the epms system and learnt quite a number of useful tips from there. some takeaways:
‘you have to take up new things and discard old things. schools are the only organisations that takes everything and keeps everything (cf sony)’
‘how do we expect to inspire learners if there are no fresh fish among teachers’
|—> mental model –> …
|—> shared vision –> …
|—> team learning –> …
|—> system thinking –> …
|—> personal mastery –> coaching –> partnership, peer, team, 360 deg’
‘lo is an organisation whose growth is fuelled by learning’
‘learn –> change –> reflect –> learn … …: when one truly learns, you will change becoz of wat u learnt, and upon changing, u reflected on the process and u learn from the reflection process, and you’ll change and … and the cycle continues’
‘learning without practice goes misguided ????’

Phototaking session for HPINIT project

spent close to 2 hrs with 4 students involved in the project for shots to be taken for StraitsTimes Digital Life (every Tue, previously Computer Times).

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In-house Edublog Workshop@Beatty Library Instruction Rm

Conducted an in-house training originally for our own CL teachers, and a few other teachers also joined in the exploration. In attendance we have Mdm Tan HK, Mdm Ho FL, Mdm Zhong Qian, Ms Tan TL, Mr Wen Jie, Ms Loo KW, Ms Susanna Pua, Ms Adel Ong, Mdm Goh LS and Mr Chua KS.
Spent abt 3 hrs covering the various aspects of Shld hav introduced the basics, and further explorations can be carried out individually. Bloglines have also been left for self-exploration 🙂

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