Friday, April 29, 2011

ICT Workshop

An ICT Workshop was conducted at the Oakridge Einstein campus from April 27th to 28th, 2011.

The Workshop focused on Web tools that are most used by teachers. Expectations from the workshop in the form of a list was collected from the attendees before the workshop and this were incorporated into the agenda. All the Primary teachers of the school attended the workshop.

The workshop started with a brief introduction of web tools that are commonly used in the classroom environment. The following tools & their utility were discussed in detail -
Gmail Groups
Google Docs for real-time collaboration
File compression tools
Search engines, including Wolfram Alpha
Slide Share and Picasa for online sharing of presentations and photos applications
Zondle, Jeopardy, Kubbu to create games online to make classroom lessons more entertaining
Wordle for generating word clouds
Video and Audio communication tools like Voice Thread and One True Media

The workshop spread over 3 days was interactive with lots of hands-on activities. The teachers created different websites using Google Sites and shared their ideas using Google Docs.

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