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  • 1. KnowledgeNET – A Classroom in the Clouds!
    A Central Place for Teachers, Students and Parents to:
    Record, share, reflect on & respond to learning
    in the form of
    learning stories,
    learning journals,
    web diaries, forums & polls
    assessment data
  • 2. The power of feedback
    134 meta-analyses – Whether some influences were more or less influential than otherson student achievement
    0.2 small, 0.4 medium, 0.6 large when judging educational outcomes.
    Teaching Approach: FEEDBACK?
    Effect Size 0.73
    10thhighest out of 134
  • 3. Feedback!
    “Most programs and methods that worked best were based on heavy dollops of feedback.”
    “The most effective forms of feedback provide cues or reinforcement to the learner, are in the form of video, audio or computer-assisted instruction feedback, or relate feedback to learning goals.”
    John Hattie: Visible Learning
  • 4. E-PORTFOLIOS: Upload or Embed…
    Word documents or PDFs
    Powerpoints or Slideshows
    Spreadsheets or graphs
    Brainstorms, Mind maps
    Collaborative Document
    The list is endless…
    It helps to have a toolkit of
    alternative things to use
  • 5. Places to record, share, reflect & respond to learningE-Portfolios
    Learning Stories
    To share reflections and details on learning that has occurred
    Learning Journals
    To share work in progress and receive feedback and feedforward
    To set a specific task for students to complete
    Web Diaries
    To blog about their learning and comment on peers’ diaries
    To have informal discussions on topics
    To vote for one option
  • 6. Learning Stories
    To share reflections on learning and provide evidence of learning. For example:
    Upload a slideshow of photos of school dance festival and the class’s learning journey behind it
    Upload photos of different stages of the writing process – first draft, next draft, final… and comment on the process
    Upload a mind map or concept map at the end of an inquiry journey
    Upload an e-book written by students online
    Embed a video of students explaining their science fair investigation from start to finish
  • 7. Learning Story Example
  • 8. Learning Journals
    To share work in progress, reflect on achievements and receive feedback and feedforward. For example:
    Share different parts of a piece of draft writing to get ideas for improvement
    Record video evidence of a running record for parents to comment on
    Record understanding of key concepts at different times during inquiry journeys showing how this evolves
    Take photo of maths strategy and voiceover the thinking behind it
    Create an avatar to share goals for learning, evaluate them and set new ones.
  • 9. Learning Journal ExampleS
    Teachers see the frequency of student entries in journals
    Sound files
  • 10. Assignments
    To set a specific task for students. For example:
    Weekly home learning tasks
    Questions to be answered about a topic
    Explanation of their thinking to solve a maths problem
    A worksheet to be completed
    A book review or response
  • 11. Assignment Example – Home Learning
    Teacher sets task
    Student Responds
  • 12. Web Diaries
    To blog about their learning and
    comment on their peers’ diaries
    Give students list of reflective type questions to frame their web diary. Eg:
    What did you learn today?
    What surprised you about learning today?
    What confused you today?
    What did you do to build learning skills for life today?
    How did your thinking change today?
    What personal qualities did you work on today?
    Etc… Etc…
  • 13. Forums
    To have informal discussions on topics. For example:
    Share opinions on favourite books
    Create discussion on ideas for class pet
    Share thoughts about something happening in the news
    Share feelings about a class trip
    Evaluate websites for their reliability
    Share suggestions for class assembly item
    Share information or facts about inquiry topics
  • 14. Forum
  • 15. Polls
    To vote for one option
    Vote for a class treat
    Vote for a class captain
    Vote for class learning motto
    Vote for the best spelling game
    Vote for the best way to solve a maths problem
    Vote for the best way to…?
  • 16. Some helpful programmes to enhance Knet
    Slideshare – for powerpoints
    Prezi – to share a journey
    Kizoa – to create slideshows of photos
    Jing, Picnik, Paint – to annotate photos, screenshots or images
  • 17. Some helpful programmes to enhance Knet
    Teachertube, Vimeo– to get HTML code to embed video
    Voicethread, Jing, Movie Maker – to record voice over image/s
    Blabberize, Voki– to make a photo/image or avatar “speak” using your voice
    Audacity – to create sound files with voice, music, effects, etc.
    Littlebirdtales, tikatok–e-books of student writing
  • 18. Some helpful programmes to enhance Knet
    Wallwisher, mindomo– to brainstorm or mindmap
    Google docs – to collaborate in realtime
    Classtools.net– to create relevant learning games to embed
    Toondoo– to create cartoon characters
    Collaboration Innovation