Using the Ultranet to support high-qualitylearning and teaching.Barwon-South Western Region30 January 2012
In terms of implementing the Ultranet,where are you now?
What?        How?               Why ?
What do you value at your school?             • Student ownership, self-direction,               responsibility?          ...
Some stories• Disengaged and troubled        • Peer conferencing poetry  grade 5 student finds his        using message bo...
Values demonstrated• Ownership x3                     •   Creativity x2• Joy of learning                  •   Strong commu...
CommunicationeduSTAR software                                                                                       OtherT...
The Teaching and Learning Cycle
Monitor Tab inLearning Tasks                      View the                 complete history                  of confirmati...
View distribution of achievement   confirmations across a class
View each individuals prior opportunities to     demonstrate learning outcomes
View details about each prior opportunity     at each progression point level
Express Space: Student   Learning Goals & Learning Portfolio
It is important that we use ICT in     Why?ways that enhance learningoutcomes for students. ICT shouldbe used to build the...
eBookbox Elaboration project.Teachers develop learning sequences and learning tasks                   and share them
These learning activities aredelivered and facilitated onlineand offline by the teacher
ID# 116074207
Message board used to develop stories
Why?          Enabling,Student   @      enriching and Centre   enhancing          student learning.
How are Ultranet spaces going to be used to support improved numeracy outcomes?                             Resources:    ...
eBookboxesPresentation adapted from DEECDTheresa Hsieh & Kim Mitchell
What’s new?•Ultranet login page ‘comply with terms andconditions’ checked by default•Internet Explorer 9 compatibility iss...
What’s on the horizon?• ChannelU• Public view of content• Space landing pages• Liferay 6• Student report card and publishi...
Ensuring ongoing improvementsEnd user engagement• Feedback• Focus Groups / User Community• Student VoiceEnd-to-End Review•...
Challenge•   According to Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Theory, initiatives succeed or fail on    their ability to transi...
Challenge•   According to Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Theory, initiatives succeed or fail on    their ability to transi...
Factors to considerYour school      Learning culture,(context)        Resources people and technology                 Phys...
A bigger picture...
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  • Lots of focus on functionality… Why?
  • Refer to online teachers resource / URL for interactive
  • Express Space: Student Goals and Learning PortfolioLearner Profile: Attendance, work flow, achievement recordsLearning Tasks: Current learner feedback, historic tasks (opportunities to demonstrate outcomes) and feedback, previous (VELS) confirmations and comments
  • Show that teachers and school leaders can get a deeper picture
  • Collaborative Learning: Classroom, School or State-wide learning spaces e.g. Literacy SpaceLearning Tasks: allocate to whole class, groups or individuals
  • Collaborative Learning: Class space, Statewide open space, DEECD spaces.Applications: Wiki, Blogs, Comments, Web-form, Chat, Message boards.Learning Tasks: Work in progress, observations, journals
  • Network and Teaching and Learning links
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    1. 1. Using the Ultranet to support high-qualitylearning and teaching.Barwon-South Western Region30 January 2012
    2. 2. In terms of implementing the Ultranet,where are you now?
    3. 3. What? How? Why ?
    4. 4. What do you value at your school? • Student ownership, self-direction, responsibility? • Learning as a journey over time? Why? • Personalised learning? Honours diversity • Connections and collaboration – within and beyond classroom, with parents, teachers, others? • Learning that involves deep thinking and understanding? • Learning that connects to ‘real world’ – authentic?
    5. 5. Some stories• Disengaged and troubled • Peer conferencing poetry grade 5 student finds his using message boards and voice and audience on the confidence sandwich Ultranet feedback • Student explores• Grade 1-2 teachers discuss functionality and teaches the distribution of Learning the teacher and peers Tasks to different groups • Students use chat to discuss and question whilst teacher reads story.
    6. 6. Values demonstrated• Ownership x3 • Creativity x2• Joy of learning • Strong communicative learning• Trust and empowerment of • Catering for individual needs students • Preparing students for the real• Student centric learning x2 world• Confidence & resilience • Integrity• Communication • Risk taking in learning x 2• Acknowledgement by other • Responsibility students • Respect –Students as learners,• Authentic tasks/learning x2 Individual• Student interaction • Scaffolding• Providing opportunities beyond • Collaboration/Sharing x3 the classroom • Engagement and enthusiasm x2• +ve learning environment • Authentic student voice• Using technology as a tool • Embedded use• Authentic audience • Adaptability• Teachers thinking about why
    7. 7. CommunicationeduSTAR software OtherTools to enable students tools and Apps Internet, apps to source information, collaboration spaces iTunes, Intel, including web think, contribute, Global 2, web-conferencing, Android, other 2.0 sites communicate, skype, twitter, collaborate, create videoconferencing What works now? Learning activities eg assignments, assessment Students tasks, worksheets, Teaching approaches What teaching approaches eg inquiry based, direct What learning and learning activities instruction, practical outcomes do I will I use to achieve activities want to these outcomes? Classroom organisation achieve? eg independent, groups, whole class, online, offlineSpaces and tools for Quality Tools for Tools forcommunicating and content student goal monitoring and collaborating in an Interactives, video, setting reflection assessment audio, image, online world & metacognition Submissions, webpage, observations,(within and across schools) document Journals, learning comments, wikis, blogs, community goals, learning marks/grades, links to chat, message boards, portfolio, blogs standards/outcomes discussions eBookboxes, learning sequences
    8. 8. The Teaching and Learning Cycle
    9. 9. Monitor Tab inLearning Tasks View the complete history of confirmations including teacher comments
    10. 10. View distribution of achievement confirmations across a class
    11. 11. View each individuals prior opportunities to demonstrate learning outcomes
    12. 12. View details about each prior opportunity at each progression point level
    13. 13. Express Space: Student Learning Goals & Learning Portfolio
    14. 14. It is important that we use ICT in Why?ways that enhance learningoutcomes for students. ICT shouldbe used to build the 21st Centurycapabilities our students require -to go beyond given information,and to use higher-order thinkingskills, real-time analysis andpredictive and modelling activities.Martin Dixon, 2011
    15. 15. eBookbox Elaboration project.Teachers develop learning sequences and learning tasks and share them
    16. 16. These learning activities aredelivered and facilitated onlineand offline by the teacher
    17. 17. ID# 116074207
    18. 18. Message board used to develop stories
    19. 19. Why? Enabling,Student @ enriching and Centre enhancing student learning.
    20. 20. How are Ultranet spaces going to be used to support improved numeracy outcomes? Resources: •Ultranet brochure •Teaching and Learning cycle, (Literacy and Numeracy) •Sticky notes
    21. 21. eBookboxesPresentation adapted from DEECDTheresa Hsieh & Kim Mitchell
    22. 22. What’s new?•Ultranet login page ‘comply with terms andconditions’ checked by default•Internet Explorer 9 compatibility issues havebeen resolved, especially issues with Content•Multi-edit button allows you to add more thanone document, image etc to content.
    23. 23. What’s on the horizon?• ChannelU• Public view of content• Space landing pages• Liferay 6• Student report card and publishing process• Student view of endorsed content• Maths editor / toolbar• Ability to assign cohorts to spaces• Spaces as a content type
    24. 24. Ensuring ongoing improvementsEnd user engagement• Feedback• Focus Groups / User Community• Student VoiceEnd-to-End Review• Language• Screen Flow• Screen Design• Process improvements• Settings• Content
    25. 25. Challenge• According to Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Theory, initiatives succeed or fail on their ability to transition from early adopters to early majority phase.
    26. 26. Challenge• According to Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Theory, initiatives succeed or fail on their ability to transition from early adopters to early majority phase.• Ultranet uptake is currently sitting between the Early Adopters and Early Majority stage. The focus will now be on providing schools with the support to transition to the next phase.
    27. 27. Factors to considerYour school Learning culture,(context) Resources people and technology Physical set-upLeadership Planning and policy Expectations Professional Learning and Support Reliable infrastructure and access to resources Learning and Teaching focusYour teachers Confidence and capabilities •ICT skills •ICT and T&L •Change ManagementYour students Students leadingTechnology Connecting available technologies
    28. 28. A bigger picture...

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