Remember my overwhelmed lady at the start? There really is so much to choose it’s hard to decide. My advice - pick one thing, become really familiar with it, play, over use it, get comfortable, then add something else to it to take it up a level. Do something that suits you too - what suits me may not be what suits someone else. Shared plan - own approach.
Not sure if you’re coming or going? So much out there? Not sure what to do? Mixed messages. Limits/Brick Walls
There’s so much available and so much happening so fast. Huge expectation. Overwhelming for everyone. Constant change. Flit from one thing to the next.
1998 Flat Stanley Project. 1999 hosted first travel buddy for Penguin Project. 2000 Kara went on first overseas trip. Kara’s last trip = 2006 unfortunately she’s gone AWOL. Communication = journal, email & webpage. With web 2.0 can be Blog, Skype, Webcam, videos, …
Made connection through websites. Have created & sent digital postcards English & Social Studies. Now you could still do these but add things like a Skype call & suddenly it’s upped the anti. Oral Language anyone?
Just because they’re exposed doesn’t mean they know how to use it for a specific purpose. Being exposed to books didn’t mean I instantly acquired research skills & the same applies to tech. Not every kid is even interested. Choice some choose traditional.
Teach one, they teach someone else and so on. I have 2 comps in my room & 1 ICT session of 45 mins p/w Discovery centre for blocks of time a couple of times per year. (and when I can steal a gap) COWs once a fortnight. (My choice as they’re in high demand). Do get alone time too. Read while type.
Here’s what we’ve tried.
Couldn’t bring these things into the classroom. I said you could draw a pic in paint. Kids came up with this.
Why I do it. What is Flickr What is creative commons. (Could use Picasa or other online photo storage.
Sometimes you’ve just gotta sit down & play. Kids & adults. e.g. of sandpit time in my class. Sandpit time for myself.
Work With What You Have Creating ICT enhanced learning opportunities with limited resources. Kirstin Anderson-McGhie E-Wrapper Conference 29 July 2011 Kirstin Anderson-McGhie
Crayons by ppdigital From Flickr Licensed under creative commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic Kirstin Anderson-McGhie There are so many choices!
Kirstin Anderson-McGhie Then there are the mixed messages… Clarity by jonwiley s From Flickr Licensed under creative commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic
Kirstin Anderson-McGhie Sometimes it all gets a bit over-whelming! What Grad School Feels Like by kimncris From Flickr Licensed under creative commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic
Thanks to @sharpjacqui, @MrsBee12, @Moodlegirl, @Kelliemcrobert & @helenotway for sharing their thoughts and for allowing me to share them with others. Kirstin Anderson-McGhie Why Do Educators Infuse Technology Into Their Programmes?
Collaboration Cooperation Global Connections Problem Solving Motivation Literacy - Visual, Written & Oral Confidence Experience/Awareness of the World beyond the classroom Numeracy Spatial Awareness Motor Skills Leadership Self Management Use tools selectively and purposefully Kirstin Anderson-McGhie
“ Join your local www.freecycle.org group and ask for equipment people are getting rid of. I got a laptop for my class and a few portable CD players!” - Martyna workshop participant 2010 Kirstin Anderson-McGhie
Bee Time by azrainman from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/azrainman/990800063/ used under CC License Attribution Generic 2.0 Be Creative Kirstin Anderson-McGhie
Week33 pic d Secret#14 by f Jo and Paul's Pics . From Flickr Licensed under creative commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Sandpit Time Kirstin Anderson-McGhie
"Showering fancy equipment and toys on classrooms without smart planning is unlikely to produce gains in student performance." Jamie McKenzie (2002) - Just in Time Technology - Doing Better With Fewer p21 Junk by Southernpixel from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/southernpixel/255997687/ used under CC License Attribution 2.0 Generic Kirstin Anderson-McGhie
Click on the link below to find further information and examples to support this presentation. http://authenticict.wikispaces.com/Work+With+What+You+Have Wikispaces Follow Up Notes Kirstin Anderson-McGhie