I wrote this song for a presentation I did as part of Action Research at my school. I was able to present in any style I wanted and so I re-wrote ‘Vincent’ by Don McLean. The COWS mentioned in the song stands for Computers On Wheels which we use at the school…not actual moo cows. Hope you enjoy.
Web 2.0(to the tune of ‘Vincent’ by Don McLean)Using IT rightThat’s what I set out to doReading, thinking, playing tooLearning as I go along.Talked with all my groupWorked out what I wanted to find,Twitter, wordle, wikis, blogsAnd other Web 2.0 tools!Now I understandWhat all these things do for me,I know these will help my pedagogy.The kids will learn and all is good.They did not listen,They did not know how!Perhaps they’ll listen now.Looked round at different blogs,Found one I liked the look of:www dot kidblog dot orgMessed around a bit.Posted different things,Not really knowing what to doMistakes there were quite a fewBut I’m glad I persevered!Now I understandWhat all these things do for me,I know these will help my pedagogy.The kids will learn and all is good.They did not listen,They did not know howI hope they’ll listen now!Some problems that I faced:Kids not knowing what to post,So I let them go I gave them rope,And really let them have a lot of fun!COWS had minds of their own,The internet was really slow,Children could not get it at home,And so I had to work with what I had!Now they understandWhy they do these things for meIt helps with their pedagogyThey are learning and all is good.They started listeningThey are listening still,I hope they always will!Thank you Gruen