Wikispaces Vs Weeblys, twitter and tweets.

In the past I have used youtube, facebook groups, wikispaces and google drive to support my classroom teaching. I plan to continue with these and add a few more tricks to my digital world next year.

In 2014 I am planning to add twitter to the list, as it is a great way of navigating the amazing shared resources available globally. Already after about 48 hours or so, I feel more connected globally.

I also wish to play with weebly sites, as I like the clean look and ease of them. My wikispaces tend to end up with over 200 pages, and I am not sure if that would be so easy to manage on a weebly. However, I am thinking I could use weeblys for smaller amounts of quality content. Wikispaces have the collaborative aspect available, but I have not really used that much in the past. I used Facebook groups for that. I must add that things change over time so a finger in many honey jars really helps to keep current. Twitter may well help me keep up!

A goal I have had for a long time is to get students to create their own videos and notes, and share them. I like the idea of students building up their record of learning in a shared digital form, so they can learn from each other and store their learning experiences nicely.

I hope that in 2014 students my digital year 9 students (BYOD) will each have a website of some sort (there are so many options, and I am outcome focussed), which includes a reflection diary or blog, to record their learning journey.

Here is my starting point for 2014:


Where do I begin? One fun site and one piece of advice.

I now have a blog thanks to my Neice, who is awesome. I wanted to comment on her blog, so here I am. After a little thought I have decided to share my thoughts on how parents can help their children succeed in mathematics.
So my first post has one simple idea. If you hate math, you are teaching your child to hate math. So try to love math, start today!
Here is just one fun site for maths
I am on my iPad and downloaded Rover, the iPad browser for education, which worked well.
This link has lots more websites if you are keen to look at more, they are for year 9 and 10 students in New Zealand
I teach using as much free software and apps as possible, so my posts will exclusively cover free electronic resources.
Comments and questions welcome.