If you need to record a video of your computer screen, then go to :
At this site you can record a part of, or the full screen of your computer, making it extremely useful when needing to demonstrate or explain something on the internet, or software, or make a how to video. I used it to demonstrate an Ultranet Learning Space in an earlier blog post.
BPS has been involved in the EMR globalisation Project during 2011 and these are some examples of the student work as part of our participation. The following examples are photostories:
Coral Reef Degradation
The following links will take us to Voki’s:
How To – Create An Ultranet Learning Task
Ultranet Learning Tasks are often an easy to digitise version of work that already exists or an extension of the classroom activities you are already doing. I have made a short video to demonstrate the creation of an Ultranet Learning Task.
This is another fantastic online environment that allows students to publish oral information as a movie including characters, different camera points of view, movement of characters, gestures, etc.
The students can manage all the action easily by clicking and moving objects. They include text for the characters dialogue. It is a sophisticated program that can be used in a simple or elaborate context.
It is another excellent context for identity publishing and sharing.
The URL is :
Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.
It is great for education because you can use it to record information about anything. You can personalise the avatar that you create and allow it to speak through your writing(text), uploaded audio and even through your phone.
I have included a widget to demonstrate. The link follows:
We have a wiki for the grade 5 and 6 classes for term 3 relating to their unit of work on identity.
A wiki (i /ˈwɪki/ WIK-ee) is a website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages.
Through our wiki students and teachers can upload pages of information with text, images, links, widgets, etc, thus collaborating with others to produce a large repository of information about a particular topic, in this case identity. Users are able to sign in and edit pages that others have created, either updating, adding and changing information already available.
The wiki address is:
Have a look at this fantastic interactive site about the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 1915.
It tells the story of Gallipoli in great detail.
Podomatic is an online podcasting tool to record audio and pictures. It may prove very useful when conducting interviews during term 2 for your integrated unit about identity.
This is the site:
As with all online tools it is easy to create, publish and share this information with other people. The site creates code for you to copy as a widget into a blog, wiki or website. There is a really quick, repeat really quick podcast further down the page, published as a widget.
As part of our cybersafety program at Balwyn Primary School, the grades 5 & 6’s have been looking at a site called Digizen. We have watched a movie about cyberbullying and discussed what can happen to the people involved.
As part of this site students are invited to learn more about cybersafety and create their own Digizen characters. I have included one on the blog and students can create their own.
Grades 5 and 6’s are going to participate in a live global web event this Thursday called Deforest Action.
The Deforest Action site and initiatives were designed by students to help create meaningful change around the world. The site address is:
You can learn more about deforestation, climate change and making a difference by visiting this site and participating in a meaningful way. You can sponsor forests so that they remain forests. You can pledge to reduce palm oil consumption. You can do and join all sorts of actions. You can accumulate points for yourself and your school by participating.