Working With What You Have


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  • 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.
  • Working With What You Have

    1. 1. Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership Work With What You Have Creating ICT enhanced learning opportunities with limited resources.
    2. 2. There are so many choices! Crayons by ppdigital From Flickr Licensed under creative commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic
    3. 3. Then there are the mixed messages… Clarity by jonwiley s From Flickr Licensed under creative commons - Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. Why Do Educators Infuse Technology Into Their Programmes? Thanks to @sharpjacqui, @MrsBee12, @Moodlegirl, @Kelliemcrobert & @helenotway for sharing their thoughts and for allowing me to share them with others.
    6. 7. 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
    7. 8. Different Scenarios
    8. 9. 1 Computer
    9. 10. Shared Computers
    10. 11. Computer Suite
    11. 12. Limited or No Internet
    12. 13. Software
    13. 14. Other Devices
    14. 15. My Technology Journey
    15. 16. From Flickr Licensed under creative commons
    16. 17. 2 WEEKS
    17. 18. From Flickr Licensed under creative commons
    18. 19. From Flickr Licensed under creative commons
    19. 20. From Flickr Licensed under creative commons
    20. 21. From Flickr Licensed under creative commons
    21. 22. From Flickr Licensed under creative commons
    22. 23. Travel Buddies
    23. 24. Postcards, Penpals,Keypals
    24. 25. Management
    25. 26. Organisation
    26. 27. Routines
    27. 28. Scaffolding & Skills
    28. 29. Roster System
    29. 30. Expert, Driver, Passenger. Learn Together
    30. 31. Pairs Work Well - Teacher/ Learner
    31. 32. Class Experts
    32. 33. Paint
    33. 34. Digital Camera. Paint. Imagination.
    34. 36. We use “Paint” a lot!
    35. 37. Kids Examples - Mouse Drawn Year 3 Class
    36. 45. Alternatives For Non-PC Users / Online Mac Mac, Linux, Windows
    37. 46. Collect Older Hardware & Software
    38. 47. Sound Recording <ul><li>Inexpensive mp3 recorders </li></ul><ul><li>Most modern cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Inbuilt computer microphones </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones with microphones </li></ul><ul><li>attached </li></ul>
    39. 48. Video Recording <ul><li>Digital Cameras usually record video </li></ul><ul><li>Some modern cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Inbuilt computer web cams </li></ul><ul><li>External computer web cams </li></ul>
    40. 49. Want to try Blogging, keypals, etc but…
    41. 50. limited or no Internet access?
    42. 51. Word (or similar)
    43. 53. Project Links Keypals, Travel Buddies & Other Online Projects Postcard Exchange Monster Exchange and Flat Stanley Project
    44. 54. Power Point
    45. 55. No Projector
    46. 56. No Interactive Whiteboard
    47. 57. Free Stuff
    48. 58. Be Creative Bee Time by azrainman from Flickr used under CC License Attribution Generic 2.0
    49. 59. Sandpit Time 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
    50. 60. <ul><li>Select From The Following Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Open up your Internet browser and type in: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Add your ideas to the Wallwisher embedded in the Wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Read through the supporting information on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore some of the links - try out Sumo Paint for example. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate some of the options for online collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Or if you don’t want to explore online then… </li></ul><ul><li>Open up “Paint” which can be found by clicking Start - Programmes - Accessories and </li></ul><ul><li>have a go at creating your own graphics. </li></ul><ul><li>Come and play with Tux Paint on my computer </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with “Word” or “Powerpoint” </li></ul>
    51. 61. &quot;Showering fancy equipment and toys on classrooms without smart planning is unlikely to produce gains in student performance.&quot; Jamie McKenzie (2002) - Just in Time Technology - Doing Better With Fewer p21 Junk by Southernpixel from Flickr used under CC License Attribution 2.0 Generic
    52. 62. Wikispaces Follow Up Notes Click on the link below to find further information and examples to support this presentation.