Glowing in Space: An ICT Approach to Interdisciplinary Learning


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  • What were your experiences of the Solar System from Primary School?
  • Glowing in Space: An ICT Approach to Interdisciplinary Learning

    1. 1. Glowing in Space: An ICT Approach to Interdisciplinary Learning Kay Robertson Sarah Burton Bruce, Emma , Molly & Sylvie Riverside Primary School, Stirling
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    4. 4. Who was involved? • 3 classes: Primary 7, Primary 6/7 & Primary 6/7G = 57 pupils • Home teams across classes • Gaelic Medium class • 3 teachers • Aided transition
    5. 5. Where in the curriculum?
    6. 6. Where in the curriculum? Topical Science Through research and discussion I have an appreciation of the contribution that individuals are making to scientific discovery and invention and the impact this has made on society.. SCN 2-20a Topical Science I can report and comment on current scientific news items to develop my knowledge and understanding of topical science. SCN 2-20b Planet Earth By observing and researching features of our solar system, I can use simple models to communicate my understanding of size, scale, time and relative motion within it. SCN 2-06a
    7. 7. Where in the curriculum? Technological Developments in Society When exploring technologies in the world around me, I can use what I learn to help to design or improve my ideas or products. TCH 2-01a Craft, Design & Engineering During practical activities and design challenges, I can estimate and measure using appropriate instruments and units. TCH 2-13a
    8. 8. Where in the curriculum? I can select ideas and relevant information, organise these in an appropriate way for my purpose and use suitable vocabulary for my audience. LIT 2-06a Having investigated where, why and how scale is used and expressed, I can apply my understandin g to interpret simple models, maps and plans. MTH 2-17d I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 2-14a
    9. 9. How did the pupils learn?
    10. 10. How did the pupils learn?
    11. 11. How did the pupils learn?
    12. 12. How did the pupils learn?
    13. 13. How did the pupils learn?
    14. 14. • Pupils displayed their work after each mission using a range of media – photos, videos, PowerPoint • Blog was used for reflections on learning • Self and Peer Assessment • Homework Tasks • Daily What News • Animation How did the pupils learn?
    15. 15. What did we learn? • What did you have to do in the mission? • What knowledge and skills did you learn? • What was your role in the mission? • How was your learning assessed? • How did using Glow benefit your learning?
    16. 16. It’s not about the tech It’s about the teach
    17. 17. Mission 1
    18. 18. It’s not about the tech It’s about the teach
    19. 19. Mission 2
    20. 20. It’s not about the tech It’s about the teach
    21. 21. It’s not about the tech It’s about the teach
    22. 22. It’s not about the tech It’s about the teach
    23. 23. Mission 5
    24. 24. It’s not about the tech It’s about the teach Why did we use ICT?
    25. 25. When did we assess? Make Say Write Do Fact file Model Documentary film Online discussion Peer & self assessment Script Newspaper report Blog post Design Brief Pitch – new spacecraft Group presentation
    26. 26. When did we assess? Through the Glow Group: • ‘You can peer assess and it’s easy to see other children’s work. Different way than using paper.’ Nimi • ‘We can go back and look at it and see what we did. We can compare our work with others and see what we need to do.’ Aidan B • ‘Share you work and thoughts with other people. It’s easier to peer assess than doing it in a jotter, it’s less
    27. 27. When did we assess? Glow Group:
    28. 28. When did we assess? Blog: • ‘I like using the blog because it a different way of sharing our learning. It’s fun. You get to see what other people have written’. Nimi • ‘Useful and other people can see what we have been doing.’ Aidan B • ‘It’s exciting and fun.’ Brenden
    29. 29. When did we assess? Blog:
    30. 30. • In March Project Planetarium was the top used Glow Group in Stirling with 2221 views in 1 month. • All 3 classes received a certificate of achievement from Education Scotland.
    31. 31. Discuss with a partner one way using an online platform could help improve the pupils’ learning in your setting.
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