Susan in Traralgon

Hi, I am a Teacher/Librarian at a school with students from 3 year-old kinder to year 10 and the one library (and one teacher/librarian) meets the needs of all staff and students.  The school is in Gippsland in country Victoria.

I have used some web 2.0 tools for myself but I haven’t used them in teaching yet.

I network with other staff at the school about teaching and reading.  I discuss many issues with the Library Technician at our school.  We have a fledgling SLAV branch in Traralgon and there is a small opportunity for sharing ideas and I have recently started attending meetings of the West Gippsland branch.  I get information from SLAV publications, Bright Ideas and following members of SLAV on Twitter.

This is the second time I have tried this course.  I was overwhelmed last time and stopped about half way.  I want to become familiar with Web 2.0 and the ways to use the many available tools to improve my teaching and my personal learning.  I need to be selective about what I follow and how much I try to accomplish.  My the end of the term I want to complete the course.  By the end of the year I want to be able to effectively use Web 2.0 as a tool not a gadget.

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4 thoughts on “Susan in Traralgon

  1. I like the way you distinguish between tools and gadgets. There really is a difference! Tt’s hard for some people to settle into tools, they seem infinitely distracted by the Next Thing.
    You’re off to a great start with your goal by blogging. There are so many possibilities with blogs and class blogs for authentic learning opportunities.
    All the best,
    Catherine
    PLN Team Member

  2. I like the way you distinguish between tools and gadgets. There really is a difference! It’s hard for some people to settle into tools, they seem infinitely distracted by the Next Thing.
    You’re off to a great start with your goal by blogging. There are so many possibilities with blogs and class blogs for authentic learning opportunities.
    All the best,
    Catherine
    PLN Team Member

  3. Susan, I think we have met through the Pakenham SLAV. Hello! I feel I am at a similar place to you – using some web2 for myself and looking for practical uses for students. There is so much out there!
    Karen

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