Manor Lakes P-12 College: Context- Opened: 2009 (440 students)- Currently: 1660 (1 Campus)- Projected: 2200 (Largest Single Campus College in Vic).- Apple Pilot School- Current ICT Deployment: Approx. 1000 student devices(iMacs, MacBooks, iPads)
Current 1:1 ICT Deployment20131:1 iPad Program - Prep (College Owned)1:1 iPad Program - Year’s 1, 6, 7 and 8 (BYOD)1:1 Technology Program - Years 9 and 10 (BYOD)1:1 MacBook Pro Program - Year 11 (School Owned:NSSCF)
Today’s Agenda • 9.30 am – Introduction to ICT in the Primary Classroom - - Introduction: Our Digital Learners. - ICT and the AUS Curriculum (AusVELS) - Good Digital Citizenship • 10.30 am – Morning tea • 11.00 am – Resources for using ICT in Literacy with primary students - Pedagogy behind ICT Integration - How can ICT support the teaching of Literacy - Web 2.0 ‘Smackdown’. • 1.00 pm – Lunch • 1.45 pm – iPads in Ed. - iPads to support literacy in the primary setting (app investigation / sandpit time) - Creative Challenge! • 3.00pm – Conclusionrjacquez.com
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” John DeweyInteresting Quote... Interesting Quote... We need to as educators and We need to as educators andAs we just saw the nature As we just saw the nature schools in general not base schools in general not baseof how kids learn, the of how kids learn, the how we want to teach how we want to teachnotion of them being able to notion of them being able to tomorrow by reflecting on the tomorrow by reflecting on thepersonalise their learning, is personalise their learning, is past 150 years of teaching in past 150 years of teaching incertainly beginning to drive certainly beginning to drive this country. this country.how we teach these kids how we teach these kids
#1 Indicator that drives student learning?In the words of In the words of It’s all about good It’s all about goodMetallica - Nothing else Metallica - Nothing else teaching/teaching practice teaching/teaching practicematters mattersIt’s about change and It’s about change and But for this to occur, we need to not only But for this to occur, we need to not onlyadaptability. Adapting adaptability. Adapting understand the kids we teach better. understand the kids we teach better.to the technology. to the technology.We ask kids to do itWe ask kids to do itdaily, why not us?daily, why not us? Good Teaching
Shift needs to Shift needs to “What’s the worstoccur.occur. thing about school?”We have to We have toadvocate change advocate change We need to We need toand give students and give students personalise personalisevoice. Learning via voice. Learning via learning learningthis becomes more this becomes more Technology is a Technology is areal, more real, more large part of this. large part of this.authentic. authentic. This also allows us This also allows us to cater for all to cater for all our students to a our students to a greater capacity... greater capacity... Student choice. Student choice.“It gets in the way of my learning” As Einstein said... As Einstein said... teacherlove.org
“Everybody if youis agenius. But by itsjudge a fish aability to climb itstree, it life believing will livewhole is stupid.”that itAlbert Einstein The Lorax / allclassical.org
So... Who are these ‘so called’ My son just My son justDigital Natives? checking his checking his stocks and stocks and portfolio over portfolio over rice bubbles rice bubbles and vegemite and vegemite toast! toast!
Todays students will know nothing less than thetechnology available to them. ‘For most’, it willalways be available. Anywhere. Anytime.And, as move forwards, technology will continue to play an even largerAnd, as move forwards, technology will continue to play an even largerpart in their lives.part in their lives.We are now at the point where student rely n on their technology.We are now at the point where student rely n on their technology.And it’s not a matter of them being addicted to the technology, they’reAnd it’s not a matter of them being addicted to the technology, they’readdicted to sharing, collaborating, socializing through mobile technologyaddicted to sharing, collaborating, socializing through mobile technologyand social media useand social media use
Today’s Learners are;- More self-directed- Better equipped to capture information- More reliant on feedback from peers- More inclined to collaborate- More orientated to being their own ‘modes ofproduction’ Education Trends | Featured News John K. Waters—13 December 2011 snott.nett
Anywhere Anytime This is the essence of mobile This is the essence of mobile technology technology Giving access 24/7 Giving access 24/7 And for students to be able to And for students to be able to ‘learn on the hop’, is aaremarkable ‘learn on the hop’, is remarkable thing thing Learning
Horizon Report K-12 2012 Tablet Computing Time-to-Adoption: One Year or LessIn the past two years, advances in tablets have captured the imagination of educators around the world. Led by the incredible success of the iPad, which in 2011-12 was selling at the rate of more than 3 million units a month, other similar devices such as the Samsung Galaxy and Sony’s Tablet S have also begun to enter this rapidly growing market. In the process, the tablet (a form that is distinct from tablet PCs) has come to be viewed as not just a new category of mobile devices, but indeed a new technology in its own right, one that blends features of laptops, smartphones, and earlier tablet computers with always-connected Internet, and thousands of apps with which to personalize the experience.The device itself encourages exploration of its capabilities, something easily demonstrated by simply placing the device in the hands of a small child. Recent research indicates that tablets, because they are designed to easily share their screens, foster key 21st Century Skills in students, including creativity, innovation, communication, and collaboration.
“Take a look around and chances are youll see a mobile device. Phones,iPods, laptops, netbooks, iPads, USB drives, and handheld games seem to beeverywhere. Combine these ever-present gadgets with educational andproductivity uses and youve got mobile learning.”Tony Vincent
This is what the majority of ourThis is what the majority of ourstudents are involved instudents are involved incontributing to and ,,contributing to andeven we as teachers are beginningeven we as teachers are beginningto get on board and contribute into get on board and contribute inmany waysmany ways http://edudemic.com
Mobile Technology, via web access, isallowing the afore mentioned to occur... At lightning speeds...
“Teachers need tostop saying, ‘Hand itin,’ and start saying‘Publish It,’ instead” Alan November
Create & Collaborate NOT Consume sharing, collborating sharing, collborating AA philosophy we have at our college is that we philosophy we have at our college is that we want students creating. not consuming. want students creating. not consuming. Giving back to the internet. Giving back to the internet.
“Kick start your brain.New ideas come from watching something, talking to people,experimenting, askingquestions, getting out of the office.” Steve Jobs
Looking forward... the future... “All too often today we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” John W Gardner
The biggest driver ofinnovation in education isteachers.Use the technology. There are always outstanding people out in the There are always outstanding people out in the world, and more often than not your own world, and more often than not your own Take risks and try new things. backyard, who are interested in what you are backyard, who are interested in what you are and are more than willinging to collboarate and are more than willinging to collboarate online to become learners themselves. online to become learners themselves. Clare Rafertty who i isaw this morning talk Clare Rafertty who saw this morning talkCreate a PLN of like minded about how she uses iPads to teach and engage about how she uses iPads to teach and engage kids in her geography classes was brilliant. kids in her geography classes was brilliant.teachers and collaborate and It’s not about the tools, it’s about the teaching It’s not about the tools, it’s about the teaching and how those tools can be integrated. and how those tools can be integrated.share what you do.Let the kids lead & personalize their learning teamaltman.com
ICT, the Australian Curriculum, andContemporary LiteraciesPenguin Teachers Academy 2013ICT for Primary Literacy Melbourne, 28th February
The ‘Australian Curriculum’ vs ‘AusVELS’‘Information and Communication Introduction to Information andTechnology (ICT) Capability’ Communications Technology “Information and communications technology (ICT)“In the Australian Curriculum, students develop is the hardware and software that enables data to beICT capability as they learn to use ICT effectively digitally processed, stored and communicated. ICTand appropriately to access, create and communicate can be used to access, process, manage and presentinformation and ideas, solve problems and work information; model and control events; construct newcollaboratively in all learning areas at school, and understanding; and communicate with others.”in their lives beyond school. The capabilityinvolves students in learning to make the most of thedigital technologies available to them, adapting tonew ways of doing things as technologies evolveand limiting the risks to themselves and others ina digital environment.”http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/GeneralCapabilities/Information-and-Communication-Technology-capability/Introduction/Introduction http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Information-and-Communications-Technology/Overvie
The organising elements / domains ‘AusVELS‘Australian Curriculum’ ’ ICT for visualising thinking ICT for creating ICT for communicating.
What Is ContemporaryLiteracy?“The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals forYoung Australians (2008) recognised that; ‘rapid andcontinuing advances in information and communicationtechnologies (ICT) are changing the ways people share, use,develop and process information and use technology.’In this digital age, young people need to be highlyskilled in the use of ICT. While schools already employthese technologies in learning, there is a need toincrease their effectiveness significantly over the nextdecade”.Source:http://www.mceecdya.edu.au/verve/_resources/
The skills sets below (Source: FutureLab 2010) were chosen to help guide teachers indeveloping learning activities to enable young learners to acquire contemporary literacypractices.
Contemporary Literacies in ActionThe Technology can assist literacy outcomes by enabling the students to become thecreator, rather than just the consumer. Allow the technology to foster creativity in studentsthrough having them create their own publications, letting them be the authors. Two prep students here created their own Stop Motion Here we have a prep student taking us through Animation using an iPad, the iMotion HD App, and creating a simple eBook using the Storyrobe nothing more than a small whiteboard and plasticine. Application for iPad.
Contemporary (Digital) Literacy Practices of PrepsDEECD eLearning Project 2011An excellent resource for assisting educators in implementing technology into their teaching and learning programs.Although it is Prep focused, it is a great resource for those teaching in theEarly Years and beyond.“This Contemporary Literacy Practices of Preps e-book has been developed to showcase the range oflearning opportunities possible when digital technologies become an integral part of childrens’ learningand development. The e-book is also a testament to the amazing capabilities of young learners to acquire thenecessary digital literacy skills necessary for participation in life. The e-book highlights how technologiescan help support sharing, collaboration and communication in and beyond the classroom.” eBook (Online / Interaction Edition) PDF (Non Interactive Edition)
Contemporary (Digital) Literacy Practices of PrepsExample #1
Contemporary (Digital) Literacy Practices of PrepsExample #2
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIPBeing Responsible OnlineTeaching Online Responsibility
Where to start... • ...understanding the learners of today, or, our learners, our students...
Digital Learners• - Majority do not like to be alone• - Enjoy social interaction, just as much virtually and online than in person• - They are VERY tech savvy
Challenging Times• “Our challenge is to find ways to teach our children how to navigate the rapidly moving digital present, consciously and reflectively.” • Jason Ohler, 2011
Social Media Described...• “Social Media is like sex when you’re a teenager. Everybody wants to do it, nobody knows how! And then when it’s finally done, we’re surprised it’s not better!”
Social Media REALLY Described...• Officially, Social Media is an umbrella term used to describe the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio online.
Tool or Distraction?• Many of areonlineon the value thatthat schools us would perhaps agree social media and split activity could play in teaching and learning.• When in fact, the majorityresult of thesee of schools absolutely no value in social media or online collaboration as a stigma that social media carries with it.
Developing GREAT Digital CitizensSchool is an excellent placeto help kids becomecapable digital citizens whouse technology not onlyeffectively & creatively... butalso responsibly & wisely.
Social Media, The Net & The Issues That Arise• Understanding how online actions might lead to harm to self & others includes protecting your own privacy, respecting that of others Recognise inappropriate online communications and sites e.g adult content
Cyber Bullying• Understanding the potentially devastating effects of cyber bullying and how it violates ethical principles of personal integrity, compassion, and responsible behaviour.
Copyright & Plagiarism• Respecting others’ intellectual property rights and reflecting on the legality and ethics of using online materials without permission.
The Challenge...• ...for young people today is how to manage their lives in a world where the Internet, records everything and forgets nothing, where every online photo, status update, Twitter post and blog entry by and about individuals can be stored forever.
So Why? • ...do GOOD kids do BAD things online?
Well... • ..strong emotions can be released at the speed of a keystroke but the ripple effects can last much longer • ..common for teens to post whatever they are feeling, thinking, or doing whenever the impulse takes them
EU Kids Online Study: October 2010• 23,420 Internet users ages 9-16 years old were surveyed...• 3 Key Findings• - Half of all children said they find it easier to be themselves online than in real life.• - 48% have Internet access in their own bedroom.• - 31% have access via a mobile phone or other handheld device.
What Can Schools Do? • EDUCATE • MODEL • DEMONSTRAT E • DISCUSS
Embrace Social Media Use • Use it in its simplest forms... • - Blogging • - Wiki’s • - You Tube • - Twitter • - Moodle / Edmodo •...and...
Use It...• ...Yourself.• Understand the hype (or at least try to...)