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  • $50000 was allocated to implement a Sydney Region iPad trial. Focus was to be on the educational uses of the iPad and how it could impact on the learning outcomes for students. Regional Director wanted more than just the ‘wow’ factor.
  • Page 47 – Evaluation
    Students considered the iPad as a helpful learning tool and enjoyed using it.
    All teachers reported that students’ engaged and motivation had increased exponentially
    Quality of task design

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  • 1. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Lena Arena, A/IT Engagement Advisor, Business Systems Creativity and Technology in NSW DEC Schools
  • 2. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Today’s presentation and resources
  • 3. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Today’s Agenda
  • 4. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Connected Classroom Program • Three individual projects: – Interactive Classrooms – Learning Tools – Network Enhancement (NGEN)
  • 5. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU 1. Interactive Classrooms • Equip every NSW public school with an Interactive Classroom: – interactive whiteboard – video conferencing facilities – data collaboration and sharing software (Bridgit) – Lesson creation software (Smart Notebook)
  • 6. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU 2. Learning Tools • Provision of the latest Web 2.0 technologies to staff and students for teaching and learning – blogEd (blogging tool) – eBackpack (virtual/cloud storage) – SPortal (new student Portal)
  • 7. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Digital Education Revolution (DER) • The Commonwealth and NSW Governments commitment to provide a wirelessly enabled specialist educational laptop to every NSW public school student in years 9 to 12. • Four year, $386million project with over 200,000 laptops distributed across 500+ school sites. Ended December 2013.
  • 8. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Digital Education Revolution (DER) • Since 2009 the DER-NSW program has delivered: – 254,166 laptops to students – wireless access points in over 21,000 learning spaces – professional learning experiences to teachers and leaders across the state – more than 250 online resources, – Support to schools with 560 school based Technology Support Officers.
  • 9. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Features of the laptop • Wireless connection – Bluetooth • Microphone and webcam • Standard netbook keyboard and touch pad • Software – Adobe Suite – Microsoft Office Suite – Subject specific software • Security - COMPUTRACE – tracks ‘atomic’ activity – assists in recovery and denial of stolen devices
  • 10. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Resources
  • 11. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Project Real
  • 12. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Professional Learning and Curriculum Support • Resources to support Leaders and Teachers developed by the Department • Professional Learning funds allocated to teachers • Scootle website supporting NSW Syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum http://www.scootle.edu.au • Teaching and Learning Exchange (TaLe) (internal site) • Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) http:// www.bostes.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/home • PLANE - Pathways for Learning, Anywhere, anytime – provides accredited professional online learning and other professional learning opportunities http://my.plane.edu.au/
  • 13. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU New Directions? • 21st Century Skills http://www.p21.org/about-us/p21-framework
  • 14. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU New Directions? • The Horizon Report http://www.nmc.org/horizon-project/horizon-reports/horizon-report-k-12-edition
  • 15. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU New Technologies: Social Media • Social media/networking sites in Australia (October 2013) – Facebook – 12,800,000 Unique Australian Visitors (UAVs) per month – Youtube – 11,800,000 UAVs / month – WordPress – 5,100,000 UAVs / month – Blogspot – 3,100,000 UAVs / month – Twitter – 2,500,000 UAVs / month Source: http://www.socialmedianews.com.au/category/australia /
  • 16. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Social Media – Departmental Sites SocialText (micro- blogging) https://www.maang.nsw.edu.au/st/signals
  • 17. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Social Media – Considerations • Departmental policies including Code of Conduct • https:// detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/deptresources/t emplates/socialmedia/index.htm • Digital Citizenship • Digital Reputation • On-line behaviour • Rights and responsibilities
  • 18. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Social Media – Example
  • 19. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Social Media
  • 20. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Technology for Learning (T4L/eT4L) • Computer allocation to schools based on student enrolment • 4 year allocation • New computers every 4 years • Standard Operating Environment • Standardised software • Remote management • Managed by technology teams
  • 21. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU New technologies: Web Conferencing • Adobe Connect available to all schools • Web based conferencing • On-line meetings in real time • Computer with internet access, Flash, combined headphones/microphone and webcam • Video/audio capabilities • iPad, iPhone, android app available
  • 22. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU New technologies: Web Conferencing https://connect.schools.nsw.edu.au/test-arena/
  • 23. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU New Technologies/Directions • Google Apps – Google Drive - Cloud storage – Google applications and tools • Microsoft 365 – Cloud storage – Microsoft on-line software e.g. Word, Power Point • BYOD Policy – Bring Your Own Device – http://mhsbyod.weebly.com/
  • 24. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Sydney Region iPad Project • Explore the use of iPads in the classroom • Explore the use of educational apps in the classroom • Collect evidence of how the iPad has impacted on: – Student engagement – Student learning outcomes – Student learning behaviours – Teacher practice • Inform Sydney Region on the best strategies to effectively implement learning with mobile technologies.
  • 25. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Key Findings • Increased engagement and motivation • Improved student knowledge and skills • Enhanced communication and communication between students • Learning for students easy to personalise • Ease of differentiation
  • 26. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Key Findings • Students enabled to easily produce a professional finished product • Instant access to provide just-in-time learning • Preference for content-creation apps • Transformative models of technology integration provided by teacher’s use of the iPad
  • 27. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Key Findings • Student-centred pedagogies supported with the iPad – students learn with not from technology • Synchronous use of a range of peripheral digital technologies • Multimodal nature of the device afforded new opportunities for learning • Sharing work and just-in time feedback
  • 28. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Evaluation Conclusion “The iPad encouraged a shift towards a student-centred, personalised learning environment. ….As with any technological innovation ….it is the role of the teacher that is central to its success. As this study has exemplified, teachers play a critical role in aligning curriculum, pedagogy and technology through the design and implementation of authentic and engaging learning experiences.” Dr Kristy Goodwin
  • 29. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU What the students said…
  • 30. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Inspiring innovators
  • 31. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Considerations
  • 32. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU The TPACK Model Reproduced by permission of the publisher © 2012 by tpack.org http://www.tpack.org/
  • 33. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU • Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework that identifies the knowledge teachers need to teach effectively with technology. • The TPACK framework extends Shulman’s idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge. What is TPACK?
  • 34. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU • The Levels of Teaching Innovation (LoTi) Framework is a conceptual model to measure classroom teachers implementation of digital-age literacy . • The LoTi Framework focuses on the balance between instruction, assessment, and the effective use of digital tools and resources to promote higher order thinking, engaged student learning, and authentic assessment practices in the classroom -all characteristics of 21st Century teaching and learning. The LoTi Framework
  • 35. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU The LoTi Levels http://www.loticonnection.com/index.php/more/frameworks/20-loti-framework
  • 36. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Student Work Samples
  • 37. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Resources for the PDHPE classroom
  • 38. NAME OF DIRECTORATE/REGION WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU
  • 39. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU
  • 40. PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW WWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU