Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lead Teachers 24.08.09

I am in the middle of my 2nd lead teachers day today watching a clip from Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. I can see a lot of myself in this when I think about my presentation slideshow for the cluster EXPO and there were definately lots of things I can take on board to make a more detailed handout and a less 'busy' slideshow! Unfortunately this means I can't just export the slides as the handout!!!! I enjoyed that shortcut. Great prep for the upcoming cluster share.

We have been learning about peer coaching - very interesting. Not natural for me yet as too tempting to slip into the instructional mode. Really good things to keep in mind. We recorded our ideas using scribblar which has potential as a good tool for the classroom but there are a few thing to be aware of: anyone who is a guest on the page can edit the postings, it's better to set up separate pages rather than multiple pages in the same document as when people are all editing the page if they flick to the next page everyone goes to it together! Very visual and lots of 'gadgets'!

We discussed the milestone report which our friend KP does for us! Loads of awesome discussions surrounding what we will do at SPS for our cluster share and we are keen to get going.

Really enjoyed teara too.


Belinda said...

Glad you enjoyed your day and finally managed to get your comments problem sorted on your blog!

sharlene said...

Hi there,
What a fantastic blog you have with all sorts of great links-I have been surfing the blogging world and really enjoyed looking at yours. I have just launched my very own website where my vision is to have the largest online staffroom where members can add relevant news, view and links. If you could have a look I would be very appreciative of any ideas or ways to make it more interesting. Thanks heaps and I look forward to hearing from you! Sharlene from Nz