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"We are treating the Web 2 course as preparation for what a teacher may do in class with students. For that reason, we encourage the use of tools that are accessible by students...."
You should never have to type in your username and password to any of the 3rd party vendors who supply the applications we have selected below. They all authenticate using CENet, DataJug or Google. Click here to see what that looks like. That means third party vendors do not know your credentials. This is an important principle especially if you are encouraging students to use these tools.

Finished the course and want the credit? Click here and submit your details and we will process your certification.
Course Contacts
Bernard Durie

Robie Jayawardhana
Phone: 0747730951 

The Modules

Module 1
 Module 1
School users, please use your school Google Apps account for these modules. TCEO users, please use your account.
Module 2 Blogging
 Module 2
  1. Please use Blogger only. You have single sign on to Blogger and so do your students.
  2. Go to Gmail and click on “more”, then “blogger” or make sure you are logged in to your Google Apps account then open a new tab and type
Blogger needs to be set up correctly and school users need to approach the set-up differently to tceo staff. Click here for instructions for school users. TCEO staff can use their Google+ profile because we are in a domain that is staff only.
 Module 3
  1. School users, please use your school Google Apps account for these modules. TCEO users, please use your account.
  2. We don’t use Atomic learning in the diocese. But there are many how to guides on You Tube and Google. You also have access to Google’s official help documents and the Sydney Bootcamp documentation.
 Module 4
  1. Animoto. Please be aware that this application requires registration on-line. You can’t login with your Google account. But it does have a special deal for education where teachers get an account for free and create up up to 50 students for the 6 month trial. Feel free to explore as part of this experience but do not encourage students to embark on this registration process. Also, it is one of the Web 2 tools that insists “You must be 13 years of age or older to be a User of the Services.”
  2. We can’t find any web 2 tools that allow you to create/edit video and is accessible to students under 13. WeVideo allows under 13s to use it with parent consent. Therefore, the recommendation is use WeVideo as your web-based editor. Capture video using your ipad, iphone, digital camera or laptop webcam. Edit video using MovieMaker Live or iMovie. Once done, upload to Google Drive. From there you can embed in blogs and Google sites.
  3. We can’t find any web 2 tools that allow you to create/edit voice and is accessible to students under 13. Again, use the facilities on student devices to capture voice then upload to Google Drive, blogs and sites.
You Tube
As a teacher, have a look at You Tube as a Video Editor. It is not for use by students under 13. It lets you upload video, top and tail, add a signature, blur out faces, converts voice to text on the fly, and calls on a set of third party products to edit your videos. If you are Chromebook user without Apple software or Movie Maker Live available at a desktop level, having a Web tool that provides all of this is exciting.
 Module 5
  1. does not require sign in. Perfect for classroom use.
  2. Lucidchart and are alternatives if you need students signed in via Google and working collaboratively on a diagram.
  3. Prezi is ‘open’ in that it requires students to give the company their details. We do not recommend that you encourage students to register with Prezi.
Glogster EDU is integrated with the Google Apps suite. A student Google account gives them access. This is not to be confused with Glogster the open version. When a student clicks “log in with Google”, they end up having to submit their school, their preferred name for the service and ticking this: “I am 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, you will need permission from either your teacher, parent, or legal guardian.”
 Module 6
Picasa is fully  integrated into Google Apps.
Learn about Picasa here. It allows you to store, edit and organise your photos in the cloud using your Google Apps account.
 Module 7
  1. Delicious is not something we recommend for use with students. It requires students to give credentials to a third party provider.
  2. Favosaurus is a great Social Bookmarking solution for our users because it requires no sharing of information with Favosaurus except your email. And that is only visible to you and no one else.
  3. DIIGO is a more sophisticated solution. It is a "powerful online research tool and collaborative research platform that integrates several key technologies, including social bookmarking, web annotation, tagging, and group-based collaboration, to enable a whole new process of online knowledge management and participatory learning in the 21st century." (Reference) It allows the user access via their Google account so is the perfect alternative to Delicious and a step up from Favosaurus.

 Module 8
Google reader is being phased out by July this year. We recommend you go to the Chrome Web store and install RSS Feed Reader. Here's a video that explains how to set it up.
 Module 9
Social Networking is a great area of interest for students but you are reminded that the diocese has a policy that prevents the use of Facebook and other ‘open’ systems between teacher and student. Please see this page for our position and you may wish to review our policy on ‘open’ vs ‘closed’ systems.  In a sense, Google Apps, DIIGO, Clipular, Favosaurus and Blogger all provide Social Networking functions. Using these with students is encouraged. They all fit the definition of "closed" because they allow the diocese administrative access should misuse be reported.
 Module 10
In this module, make sure you create a Google Site. A Wiki is simply a Google site that has multiple authors. You will find that using Google sites for collaborative authoring works well if the authors are not trying to access concurrently. A google doc is the best option for concurrent authoring. A Google doc is a Wiki if it has been setup for multiple authors.

Townsville Diocese Approach to Web 2 Course

We are treating the Web 2 course as preparation for what a teacher may do in class with students. So we have taken the Sydney Web 2 course designed for staff use, and made it OK for students ’ under thirteen. The table on the left has the Townsville "tweaks" and links to the Sydney TCE modules. Many thanks to Sydney for making these available to us.

Registering to do the course.

When you do Module 2, you effectively register to do the course. The image on left takes you to the registration page. On the list below, click the Townsville tab to view all staff registered from Townsville.  Once you add your Blog, you need to be able to see a link in this list.:

Course Requirements
Course Participants are expected to:
One:    Create a blog which has a posting for Modules 2-10. 
Two:    Post a comment on a colleague's blog.
Three:  Submit a final course reflection via a Google Form.
Four:   Prove that you have used this new knowledge to engage students in learning (Or for non-teaching staff, used this knowledge to do your job differently) 

Course completion and accreditation

The Web 2 On-line Course is for all staff. Teachers will receive 20 hours towards QCOT or AITSL. Non-teaching staff will be issued a TCEO accredited qualification.  Finished the course and want the credit? Click here and submit your details and we will process your certification. Learn more ... 
A link for Bernard to see all responses
The Chromebook Project
The Web2.0 course has been packaged into a student and teacher user guide for the schools doing the Chromebook trial. 

Our Learning Framework
NB: The image below links to the Townsville Catholic Education Learning Framework.