Saturday, 23 March 2013


I have been looking for a web 2.0 tool that allows me to create collaboratively on a large whiteboard. Conceptboard fits the bill. I created the image below on ConceptBoard whilst collaborating with Bernie. Then I captured it on Clipular and insrted it into this blog as a URL.

Conceptboard and Clipular
All of this was done on my Chromebook. The thought of moving to a Web only mode isn't looking too bad... All of our staff and students with Chromebooks have Conceptboard installed as an app in their App collection. Anyone can find and installl it via the Chromestore or Google drive.

Mine appears in Drive as an option when I go to create a new file.
But it gets better. When I went to check my email, I get this record of the collaboration between Bernie and I.
Screen dump - Coversation

Monday, 11 March 2013

IT Reps discover the Web 2.0 course

The first of the ICT Rep meetings for the year gave participants a chance to start the Sydney Diocese web 2 course. Townsville is seeing this as the next step. Teachers and students have their Google accounts and have been using Gmail since the rollover in 2012. It's now time to explore the other tools: docs, sites, drive, draw and the endless list of apps available from the Chrome store.

This group will play a lead role in the PD of teachers. Many could see themselves running Staff meeting input sessions or special twilighgt sessions to get their staff enrolled and engaged.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

I_library Presentation

I-Library will be delivered as a diocesan resourse ie all schools will have their database hosted in Sydney. You will have a school view and when items are catalogued, you will be able to make them available at a school, region or diocesan level.

At the moment, you have to call Kim if you don't have an account or if you have lost your password. But the long term goal is all users will have an account generated automatically the same way we generate your Google or School account automatically and it will be the same username and password.

IBL Crew

IBL 2013 has begun and today was day 2 of a 3 day immersion. I have worked with Jenny and Steph to create the online community space and have provided the "How To" guides to assist with the ICTs. The group already have their Blogs (Click to open)

and have connected at least one blog post as evidence of achieving a particular AITSL standard.

This afternoon, they will be involved in activities to learn how to create and share a Google site with their class. Stay tuned!!!!