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, assignments, web diaries, forums & polls assessment data E-Portfolio
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
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
E-PORTFOLIOS: Upload or Embed… Word documents or PDFs Powerpoints or Slideshows Spreadsheets or graphs Video Movies Photos Brainstorms, Mind maps Collaborative Document Voiceovers E-Books Avatars The list is endless… It helps to have a toolkit of alternative things to use VISUAL MEDIA MULTIMEDIA COLLABORATION INNOVATION
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 Assignments To set a specific task for students to complete Web Diaries To blog about their learning and comment on peers’ diaries Forums To have informal discussions on topics Polls To vote for one option
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
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.
Learning Journal ExampleS Text Photos Teachers see the frequency of student entries in journals Sound files
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
Assignment Example – Home Learning Teacher sets task Student Responds
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…
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
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…?
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 VISUAL MEDIA
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 MULTI MEDIA
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