Team Members: Dave Dale, Kaitlin Eyestone, Allan Whitehead, Narsh Ramrattan and Rhonda Jessen
Community: Canadian Year 1, 2010-2011
The goal of our project was to introduce the idea of professional learning community to the staff at our school as well encourage them to learn web 2.0 tools that they can use in their classrooms. Before we started we had them complete an on-line survey that asked about their knowledge of Digital Literacy and how much they use web 2.0 tools. This gave us an idea of the type of tools and training that staff were interested in. We started an Edmoto site to foster collaboration & sharing. We introduced Edmodo, walked them through joining it and taught them how to use it in small groups. And then we did a tools jig-saw session where each team member introduced a different web 2.0 tool.
- Problem, Issue, or Possibility
- Objectives and Assessment
- Implementation Plan
- Evaluation and Results
– Finding a time to meet that would work for everyone in our group.
– Trying to narrow down a question for our action research – we had a bunch of ideas but we had a really difficult time coming up with a question that would encompass everything we wanted to do.
– Fluffy criteria for action research project.
– Trying to find a way to encourage other people/ reluctant people in our building to try to be more open minded in using web 2.0 tools without being perscriptive.
– February 28 – Staff survey on technology/digital literacy.
– Thursday’s (4-5) – Group meetings to discuss ideas/concerns/progress for our action research project.
– April 26 & 27 – Small group introductions to Edmodo and jig-saw groups (twitter, google docs, effective internet search, wikis, and glogster)
– Beginning of May – Staff survey on their use of Edmodo or tools learnt in our group sessions.
– Middle of September – Re-survey the staff.
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