This Monday one of our sessions on SDD was allocated to professional learning in ICT. We had three workshops which staff attended all in stage groups. One workshop was on iPads. New apps were shown to the staff and they were given time to explore the new apps on the iPads and discuss how they could be used in the classroom. Another workshop was on Web 2.0 tools. Staff were shown websites for students to use for digital storytelling and comic creating. The third workshop was on exploring the activities on the XO laptops and how to find new activities. There was also time for discussions about how the teaches who have them in the classroom are using them and how the other teachers are going with their training.
These workshops proved to be very valuable. This week staff have already been implementing some of the new ideas into their classrooms.