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This is a presentation I gave at the Elkanah house Extended Conference in October 2011 in Cape Town


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2. Seattle 2011 Somehighlights of my trip ill-you-be-next-to-attend-partners-in.html 3. Learning Suite CD 4. Tools that I want to show todayAutocollagePhotosynthSongsmith Windows Movie Maker Photostory 3 World Wide TelescopeZoomitFlashcards Maths GeneratorBing MapsWindows Live Writer Maths Generator One Note 5. MicrosoftAutocollage 6. AutocollageSelect a folder of photos, push a button and watch as yourimages get swirled into a collage. 7. How to use Autocollage video 8. Classroom Ideas 9. A header for a blog orwebsite 10. To put a picture on your blog or classroom door that incorporates everyone 11. A way of remembering everyones names or displaying their work 12. Pictures from a project or outing can be collated as these learnersdid for their Adopt-a-Donkey project. 13. Primary school learners made collages of symmetricalpictures as a maths assignment. 14. Learners selected themes related to what makes South Africa greatfrom an 8-year olds perspective. This learner chose Sunsets. 15. This teacher used WorldwideTelescope to find images of thesolar system; he wrote a songabout space; and he made hisown movie using Movie Maker. These learners made an Autocollage of polygons and then wrote a song about the properties of these shapes and sang it using Songsmith. 16. Some other ideas thatcould work well Make a card from the class Creative writing exercises How does this makeyou feel? Moods and feelings Book cover Create a vocabulary exercise using Powerpointand store it on a blog Create certificates A collage of a novels characters Background for a PowerPoint presentation A record of a lesson 17. .On theconferenceflash driveyou will find tipsheets withinstructions 18. .On theconferenceflash drive youwill find stepby step notesfrom Microsoft 19. MicrosoftPhotosynth 20. Information Go to and join. It will ask you to download the application 21. Watch the video online 22. Classroom Ideas 23. Give a classroom tour 24. Create a vocabulary exercise 25. Show an art exhibition at school 26. Show the vicinity around your school 27. Ideas worth trying Use it to show around your classroom Use it for an outing Show something that is happening at yourschool. Use it as a vocabulary lesson Use it to demonstrate everybodys work. Submit your views to Bing Maps 28. .On the CD youwill find tipsheets withinstructions 29. .In the flashdrive you willfind step bystep notesfrom Microsoft 30. Windowsmovie maker 31. Maker a Windows Live Movie and Photostory Turn photos and video clips into movies and slide shows Add in music, sub-titles, special effects and credits 32. Classroom Ideas 33. High School Life Sciences learners made movies to explain an aspect of .HIV/AIDS as an infomercial 34. High School History learners created movies outof still photos that illustrated the effects of various Apartheid laws. 35. Some ideas that haveworked well A very quick movie Project Make book trailers instead of book reports Make movies about their book Movies about maths Movies about the year Movies of their dreams Combine with songsmith Helps avoid plagiarism common way to doprojects 36. .On the diskyou will find tipsheets withinstructions 37. .In the flashdrive you willfind step bystep notesfrom Microsoft 38. Create a YouTube channelCreate a School Tube channel 39. MicrosoftSongsmith 40. Songsmith Choose a style from pop, jazz, reggae etc. and a tempo. Sing into the PC microphone and Songsmith will then generate musical accompaniment to match your voice. 41. Watch the video online 42. Watch the video online 43. Watch the video online 44. Classroom Ideas 45. CLASSROOM ACTIVITY GROUPS 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9Find pictures of various polygons and make a collage using Microsoft Auto Collage.GROUPS 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10Write a song to help you remember the names of the various shapes and use Microsoft Songsmith to composeyour piece. 46. Group 3 5B Group 1 5A Group 5 5BThese groups created songs using Songsmith 47. Some ideas that could work Use it s a reward period Make up songs about the curriculum Create backings for class movies Use in music lessons 48. Bing maps 49. Watch the video online 50. Classroom Ideas 51. Some ideas that haveworked well Create a map of an outing route Submit a photosynth of an area to Bing Add project instructions at various points 52. MicrosoftPhotostory 53. Watch the video online /u/98/ETP_JuN3zEg 54. 55. 56. Click on thepicture toget to the original. Zoom inand out. 57. MicrosoftFlashcards 58. Watch this video online veteach#p/u/54/FhdEZ8KoA3s 59. MicrosoftWorld widetelescope 60. Worldwide TelescopeThis tool brings together imagery from ground and space based telescopes.Explore the night sky by panning and zooming to different planets and galaxies. 61. Watch a video online 62. Classroom Ideas 63. MicrosoftSkydrive 64. Microsoft Live@Edu Each learner can get a 10GB inbox customized withMicrosoft neena@students.contoso.comthe institutions name.Live Mail IM Aler See contactsSpaces ts Choose what IM via text or SkydriveMobi info you want to receivevoice Share pictures Share le Send and receiveand how youdocuments in a instant messageswant toand storiespassword receive it. Search the Webprotected 5GB Use Live Search online space.Maps BrowseWindows Live Spaces, and edit your own Space 65. Get connected and stay in touch using Microsoft 66. Watch a video online teach#p/u/73/BJ3PFZBa1BM 67. Classroom Ideas 68. This High School Maths teacher uses OfficeUse Web Apps for group projectsand to uploads resources for learners in SkyDrive. 69. These Grade three learners used theirpersonalised Live@edu email addresses to communicate with learners in other countries. 70. These learners made use of the onlineWindows Live photo gallery to share thephotos they had taken on a school camp withtheir contacts. 71. How can teachers use Live@Edu? Collaborative class projects using Spaces Uploading resources for learners in SkyDrive Communicating with learners using messenger andemail Staying in touch with parents and giving themaccess to their childrens work online Planning projects using shared calendar Creating a blog using Word Press 72. Windows Live Writer 73. Some ideas that haveworked wellThis is a wonderful programmr to install and use towrite blog posts offline with correct formatting andpictures and publish I when you wish. 74. MathsGenerator 75. Maths Worksheet Generator Allows a teacher to createworksheets in seconds.Choose a type of question from asample, say how many questions you want and a worksheet and answer sheet are generated in Word. 76. Microsoft Maths and Chemistry Add-Ins The Maths add-in for Word 2007 adds computational and graphing capabilities to the Equation Tools ribbon.-in enables one to insert and modifyThe Chemistry addchemical labels within Microsoft Word 2007. 77. Mouse Mischief 78. Watch the video online 79. Mouse MischiefDownload the Multiple-Mouse toolbar for PowerPoint.Make a presentation that includes yes/no or multiplechoice questions or drawings.Connect up multiple mouses to one computer.Let learners choose an icon and start fun begin. 80. Here learners draw lines on thepicture using their mouses. This slide allows learners to each select learners are using one These an answer from the options and two mouses towork collaboratively on apicture. 81. Here learners draw lines on the pictureusing their mouses. 82. These learners are using one computerand two mouses to work collaborativelyon a picture. 83. MicrosoftOne Note 84. Watch this video online each#p/u/99/dO9YTofp5mk 85. More about theLearning Suite CD 86. Prepare for 21st century learning by building teacher capacity 87. ICT Skills for TeachersAn opportunity to master computer skills related to the tasksteachers perform. Teachers choose scenarios based on what they want to learn and their skill levels. 88. One Step Further ICT IntegrationWritten in OneNote, this course makes use of Encarta and the Internet to develop information skills. 89. WebQuests ICT IntegrationThis course introduces teachers to a template forsetting up enquiry based projects that challengelearners to explore the web for information. Learnerstake on different roles in the group and complete a task. 90. Thank You!Questions?Comments?