Mid North Coast English Development Day

I am presenting two workshops on the day.

The first one is on BlogED and how it can be used in the English classroom. I will be using the following resources, sourced specifically from members of my PLN and in particular Darcy Moore, within my presentation before looking at some examples from other educators (again thanks to my PLN including Bianca and Troy) as well as my own class BlogEd blogs and finishing with getting teachers to set up a blog for one of their classes/courses.


2. 10 uses for BlogEd

3. BlogEd – an introduction

4. http://notsostandard.edublogs.org/belonging/

5. http://creativecriticism.wordpress.com/about/

6. http://coffsharbourhighschool.com/7E2010/

7. http://lhsenglishadvanced.edublogs.org/representation-and-texts/

8. https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/25037-year10english2010/

9. https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/662768-advancedenglishsupport/

10. http://voicethread.com/share/40969/ – A Voicethread Tutorial

The second presentation is called “Resourcing the Net” and will introduce teachers to the wide range of Web 2.0 tools available to allow teachers and students to connect, collaborate and create. A huge thanks to Pip Cleaves from the Hunter Region for allowing me to use her resources as part of my presentation! Here are a few of the sites I will be visiting during my presentation. There is just so much out there and this is just a few…..

1. http://hccweb2.org/web2/

2. http://c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100-2010.html

3. http://www.techiebrekkie.net/

4. http://litehouse4skools.wikispaces.com/

5. http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/

6. Sites to Inspire

7. Web 2.0 Projects

8.  “http://www.glogster.com/glog.php?glog_id=91929&scale=100

9. http://kmakatche.glogster.com/Web-20/

10. http://www.shmoop.com/ – This site is AMAZING if you are looking for crit lits on texts. Detailed, written for students, has study questions etc. Highly recommended.

Well, there’s the basics of what I will be doing on the day. Hopefully, there will be enough there for everyone to take something away with them which they will use back in the classroom tomorrow, next week, next term.


About madiganda

Head Teacher English at Coffs Harbour High School, passionate teacher and proud recipient of the 2017 ETA Premier's Teacher Scholarship. @Madiganda on Twitter
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2 Responses to Mid North Coast English Development Day

  1. janene van gogh says:

    Hello Paula
    many thanks for the BlogEd material. Thanks to PLN i have seen a couple already which I intend to incorporate in my SDD pres. I have been using a wordpress blog with my seniors and as others already have confirmed getting good success with my quieter students. I am hoping to have staff contribute to a Blog Ed about “Blog Ed” as part of SDD.
    Good Luck with your presentations

  2. madiganda says:

    Thanks Janene. PLNs are wonderful. The access to first class resources through a group of amazing educators enriches all of us.

    I have added a few more links since you visited so you might want to look again to see if there is something else that you can use.

    Hope your SDD goes well too. Let me know how your blogEd on blogEd goes!

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