Question asked of CHarte via Ning
Example at TMNE was with Y12
What year groups would this approach work with?, Surely all of them, to an extent - but easier to start with VI form?, While some classes MIGHT benefit - can be a huge risk and requires some level of maturity, Start at the top and work down the school, expanding as you go?
Is it more/less useful with coursework or exam classes?
Collaborate with other schools on a whole range of ideas, Databases (collecting/comparing data), Presenting information, HE - food from around the world
SLT support obviously needed
G&T targeted? Or subject specific excellence?
Would have to be extra-curricular?
Cost to school?
Benefit to school?
Voice Tools, Voki, Crazy Talk, Mashface
Comic Life (Desktop App)
Links:, filminute.com (60sec), depict.org (90sec), northeastmovies.co.uk
THAT'S. JUST. COOL.
Stimulating discussions about technology and computing
While it is cool - what educational benefits are there?
Look for more examples/structure
Brilliant example presented, Relevance to skills based subjects as well as knowledge based, Time needed to prepare exemplar levelling grids, How do I do that? Any guidelines out there?
What is there to the techniques?
Chat facility could be an issue, A good one, Communication skills, Back channel, Social networking in a 'safe' environment, A bad one, Abuse in lessons, Not just MY lessons, Filtering issues?
One Ning per class?, Seems a sensible start, but is it scalable?
One Ning per year group?
One Ning per school?
One Ning per subject area?
KS3? KS4? KS5?
Mind Meister - At a glance looks very good for building up and publishing a very detailed mind map. Collaborative. Uses OpenID.
Bubbl.us - Pretty interface and doesn't require a log on if you take a screen grab. Can print as nested lists/bullets. Don't *think* it's collaborative.
Mind42- Looks OK, not really used. Collaborative.
Text2mindmap - A good introduction and alternative tool, Offering a choice to those with different learning styles
Freemind - Desktop app, over complicated? OSS
Definition/examples of Level 3 / 4 / 5?
If we are going to teach the technique, we need some way to give feedback to students
Remember - the software is NOT the point, the skill level is