I did my workshop at HTAV this morning. Great turn-up! The workshop went well in that we had a good combination of presenting information and questions from the group. I got 5 of them up to demonstrate how Audacity is used to create podcasts…that was pretty funny. Here’s the link to their creation!
Several commented that their school leadership would be against it, because they wanted to ban mp3 players. On the positive side, one participant said that she now had some “ammunition” with which to argue her case. One teacher was having to deal with the fallout from the recent Werribee DVD scandal, and mp3 players were being lumped in with that.
I was quite gratified to see that there was a hefty proportion of experienced teachers, as well as younger ones. I was a little concerned that the workshop would get filled by hip young things with ipods at the ready…fortunately that was not to be.
My favourite bits of feedback?
“This day has already been worth it”
“The school is a bit worried they will have to buy a class set of ipods now.”
“Certainly goes to show how technology can be used effectively and appropriately in schools.”