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Using Web 2.0 to Enhance Maths abd Science

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This was presented at the Pearson Celebrating a 21st Century Education Conference in Canberra in November 2010. The presentation looks at research around the use of Web 2.0 tools in education and …

This was presented at the Pearson Celebrating a 21st Century Education Conference in Canberra in November 2010. The presentation looks at research around the use of Web 2.0 tools in education and shows exemplars of how they can be used to enhance teaching of Maths and Science to 21st Century learners

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  • 1. Using Web 2.0 to enhance Maths and Science John Sloan Delphian eLearning
  • 2. What’s on the horizon? The Horizon Report: Technologies to Watch K-12 Report 2010 Aust-NZ Report 2010 • Cloud computing • E-books • Collaborative • Mobiles environments • Augmented reality • Game based learning • Open content • Mobiles • Gesture based • Augmented reality computing • Flexible displays • Visual data analysis http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2010-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2010-Horizon-Report-ANZ.pdf
  • 3. Our Horizon • What is Web 2.0 and where did it come from? • Tools for business, socialising and learning • Who’s using them? • Applications and implications for Australian curriculum • What can you do in your school?
  • 4. © Delphian eLearning 2008
  • 5. The Tools Sites for social participation, collaboration and communication and learning such as: • blogs (personal web-based journals) • messaging (instant web based messaging) • chat (real time text based interaction) • discussion groups (delayed text based interaction) • wikis (modifiable collaborative web pages) • podcasting (subscription-based broadcast over the web) • vodcasting (video podcasts broadcast over the web) • RSS (really simple syndication) that enables the sharing of news across the web, free.
  • 6. John Larkin http://www.larkin.net.au/index.html
  • 7. Where Can I Find Web 2.0 Tools?
  • 8. Tools for Business Network of trusted business contact Free internet calls; real time collaboration worldwide Collaborative research tool PeerMint, Telstra, Intel, Teach Australia
  • 9. Tools for Socialising More than 500 million active users worldwide; 9.2 million in Australia; most popular website for uploading photos for young people. Bandwidth costs are estimated at $1 million a day; in 2007, consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. Popular in UK, US, NZ, Pacific Is. General worldwide use 14 years +. Australian users 1.2 million Social networking & microblogging service via Tweets of 140 characters.
  • 10. Tools for Learning Create and manage student blogs Videos and blogs for educators Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies Social networks for anything Uploading and sharing photos Organising social bookmarks
  • 11. Department Web 2.0 sites • WA – Web 2.0 guides http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/curriculum/ict/ index.htm • VIC – ePotential Showcase http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/showcase/ • QLD – Smart Classrooms http://education.qld.gov.au/smartclassrooms/index.html
  • 12. Edublogs
  • 13. Blogs in action
  • 14. Flat Classrooms Ning
  • 15. Flat classrooms WordPress Blog Hawkesdale P-12
  • 16. Skype for international collaboration
  • 17. Wikispaces
  • 18. Vodcasts on TeacherTube
  • 19. Vodcasts on YouTube
  • 20. Classroom 2.0
  • 21. Twitter
  • 22. Twitter activity
  • 23. How can we use them? • Writing for an authentic audience • Composing in various modes and media • Sharing and exploring others’ points of view • Researching and evaluating information • Mapping content to locations • Videos and podcasts as ready-made curriculum content • Professional learning • Reflection tool for teachers and students
  • 24. Web 2.0 and the Australian Curriculum Select either the Maths or Science curriculum document • In groups of 4-5, discuss the 3 questions on your handout • Take notes • Appoint a person to report back
  • 25. Web 2.0: Fear or Educate? • If the Net Generation values experiential learning, working in teams and social networking, what are the implications for classrooms? • Identify areas where Web 2.0 could be used • What are some of the classroom issues involved in Web 2.0?
  • 26. Implications for T & L • Broadens educational opportunities to all • Teachers can use as tools for learning Students can demonstrate their learning • Reflective tool for teaching and for learning • Internet safety, online behaviour • Management of ethical issues • Parent information for managing children at home
  • 27. What the Aust. research says… Young people engaged with user-generated content websites: Australian Communications and Media Authority, 2009, Click and connect: Young Australians' use of online social media, http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_311797
  • 28. Impact on behaviour and anxiety (Byron Review, 2008)
  • 29. In your classroom… To establish Web 2.0 applications in your classroom: • Investigate with students some good sites they can sign up to • Check on the minimum age that sites will accept • Look for site information for teachers and parents • Look for joint administrator rights for teachers on their students’ sites • Expect safety tips and good advice on the site • Check that the site has moderators who monitor the site • Look for the location of the site and assess whether it complies with Australian standards.
  • 30. Web 2.0: Fear or education? Five minute discussion in groups on digital citizenship: • Are your students responsible digital citizens? • What do students understand about Web 2.0? Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com/#
  • 31. Poll Everywhere
  • 32. ACMA cybersmart
  • 33. Federal Gov’t: E-Security
  • 34. Cybersafety app PLINKERTON is a cybersafety mystery game that aims to create awareness for Middle school students about how to stay safe online.
  • 35. Why is Web 2.0 important? • Education has become portable • Content is downloaded and listened to or viewed when and where the learner decides • Easy to make content and upload • Tools are affordable – handheld devices & web-based software
  • 36. Resources • New Media Consortium, The Horizon Report http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2010-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf • Twenty-two Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5649046/How-To-Use-Twitter-in-the- Classroom • Steve Hargadon, Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 will play in Education http://www.scribd.com/doc/24161189/Educational- Networking-The-Important-Role-Web-2-0-Will-Play-in-Education • Flat Classroom Project, http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com/ • Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com/ • ACMA, Cybersmart http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/ • DBCDE, E-Security Budd:e, https://budd-e.staysmartonline.gov.au/
  • 37. Contact John Sloan Email: john@delphian.com.au Delphian eLearning www.delphian.com.au App-titude Learning www.app-titude.com.au