Edublog Awards 2011

This year 56C has been very lucky to be nominated for not just one, but two Edublog Awards. These awards feature blogs and online technologies from all around the world and showcase what is going on in different classrooms.

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The two nominations were for ‘Best Class Blog‘ and ‘Best audio/video podcast‘. What a great comment on the work we have been doing in the classroom, especially the podcast which is all the students work!

You can help us out now by voting for us to win in both of these categories. You can vote by visiting the Edublog Awards site and clicking on ‘vote here‘. There is only one vote allowed per day, but voting does not close until December 14 so you can vote every day until then! There is also only one vote per IP address (computer) per day. You may like to encourage friends and relatives to vote as well.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Blogging Info Night Postponed

Dear Parents,

Unfortunately it appears our blogging session tonight was not convenient for parents so we have decided to postpone the session until next term. We had two families RSVP for tonight, but many said they would like to see the session at a later date.

Don’t forget in the meantime you can check out what is happening in our classes online:
56C – http://56c2011.global2.vic.edu.au
56D – http://56d2011.global2.vic.edu.au

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Regards,
Dale and Jackie

Parent Blogging Session

blognoteClick here to download the note

This note will be going home tomorrow (Monday 21st).

Next Tuesday, 29th March we would like to offer for parents a parent blogging ‘how-to’ session. At our information night last year many parents expressed that they would like to learn more about how to keep up to date with what we are doing online. We are only too happy to help and would love to provide this opportunity for you.

At this session, we will talk about why we see this online environment as an important classroom tool, and will show you how to access the blog as well as locate and search for information. We would also like to show you how to interact with our classroom from home by posting comments and questions on student work, activities and tasks.

No experience is required for this session, just an eagerness to learn. We will be meeting at 6pm in the Multimedia Lab at school. If you would like to attend, can you please RSVP on the attached slip so we know how many to prepare for.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you would love to attend but can’t make the date, please let us know so we can see what we can organise.

Regards,

Dale Mills and Jackie Young

Next Tuesday, 29th March we would like to offer for parents a parent blogging ‘how-to’ session. At our information night last year many parents expressed that they would like to learn more about how to keep up to date with what we are doing online. We are only too happy to help and would love to provide this opportunity for you.

At this session, we will talk about why we see this online environment as an important classroom tool, and will show you how to access the blog as well as locate and search for information. We would also like to show you how to interact with our classroom from home by posting comments and questions on student work, activities and tasks.

No experience is required for this session, just an eagerness to learn. We will be meeting at 6pm in the Multimedia Lab at school. If you would like to attend, can you please RSVP on the attached slip so we know how many to prepare for.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you would love to attend but can’t make the date, please let us know so we can see what we can organise.

Regards,

Dale Mills and Jackie Young

Blogging Permission Form

On Friday, students took home two permission forms. One was the new whole school permission form that covers internet, Ultranet and network usage at Berwick Fields, following the recently revised policy endorsed by School Council. This note needs to be returned before the students are allowed to use the computer network at school.

The other note is granting permission for your child to be involved in our class blogging program. This will enable work using ICT to further enhance their English and Maths learning, and sharing their work and achievements with you online.

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Click below to download the notes.

How to comment on the blog

Did you know you can ask a question or write a comment about something you have read on our blog?

The students in the grade are already aware of how to do this when they login, but you can do it at home as well.

When you see a post on the blog, at the bottom is a link that says ‘no comment / x comments’ (see the picture below).

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When you click on this link, you will be taken to the article page. When you scroll down, you will see the comment box. Yours may look different if you are logged in.

All you need to do is type your comment or question, type a name and enter in the word/number combination (this prevents spam on our blog). Then click ‘Submit Comment’ and you are done!

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Your comment will not appear immediately. Everything posted on the blog is first approved by myself, just to ensure that there is nothing inappropriate going online.