Pool has become an ocean for me – very easy for this to occur with ICT Like the fact that it is a bendy ladder – seems to be that way!
British School Leaders Notes
Leading Learning with ICT? Leadership in ICT? Leadership with ICT? Learning by Leading in ICT? Leading by Learning ICT? Is Leading Learning with ICT like trying to herd cats ? Goal for this session – answer this question: (and those above… )
research conducted by classroom teachers, often concurrent with their teaching
School and classroom-based studies initiated and conducted by teachers and other school staff. Action research involves teachers, aides, principals, and other school staff as researchers who systematically reflect on their teaching or other work and collect data that will answer their questions .
Stimulus – digestive system Rap – Capt Lambchops – found on YouTube – but I had to download it (due to student access issues) and it didn’t work in BeaconNet using Internet Explorer!
Digestive System Learning Object – but this didn’t work very well in BeaconNet either- had to modify how it was used. It was interesting to see that students mostly only used this as their source of information when it came to labelling the parts of the digestive system
Digestive System Drag & Drop – web based but the link was to a front page – kids ventured to other systems possible distraction
Digestive system hotspot activity – utilising comments in Excel
Final Digestive system activity – submitted online on BeaconNet
Stimulus – exemplar PowerPoint
Electronic note taking – prepared by Library to reduce distractions associated with trolling the Web looking for information – also allowed content to be aimed at a range of literacy levels.
Final presentation – labelling parts of digestive system and their function.
That Action Research is a way of becoming a More Reflective Teacher as you remember what it is like to be a Learner.
Issues /Leadership in ICT Visible Thinking Routine – Headline Activity If you were to write a headline for this topic or issue right now that captured the most important aspect that should be remembered, what would that headline be?
Issues /Leadership in ICT I don’t have all the answers so…. I asked my PLN…. Using twitter with the hashtag #EdLeaderICT What is a PLN? - Stay tuned
PLN – blogs worth following Darcy Moore Mel Giddins Kelli McGraw Roger Pryor Simon Job Stu Hasic Errr Simon Borgert or my student blog A year 9 student blogging about DER http:// quezon.wordpress.com / Plus heaps more
Take a minute to think back and then write down your response to “ I used to think…” - we kinda cheated and did this earlier
Now, I want you to think about how your ideas about __________ have changed as a result of what we’ve been studying/doing/discussing. Again in just a few sentences write down what you now think about ___________. Start your sentences with, “But now, I think…”
a commitment to the achievements of children, pedagogy and raising self-esteem
an interest in ICT as a tool for learning rather than a desire to follow the latest trend or to adopt new technology for its own sake
excitement about the future and belief that their school is improving and will continue to improve
an understanding of their particular school, the children, the parents, the staff and the community and an appreciation of strategies needed to bring about change
the ability to articulate vision, to share with others and to assimilate different views in order to develop a sense
of cohesion and direction
an awareness that they don’t need to be expert or lead practitioner but that they do have to have sufficient knowledge to recognise a good thing when they see it
a readiness to listen to the views of others, from within or outside the school a healthy scepticism and desire to see things in action
a sense of innovation and challenge and a desire to keep their school one step ahead of the game
From https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/proflearn/der/infopages/ict/pop1.htm (accessed 17/8/2009)
What is new or different about this? Why has this intrigued me? Would this advantage my students and/or team and why? Why am I using my present pedagogy? What are the implications for my practice or that of the team? How does this relate to our school’s ethos, vision, goals and/or targets? How does this relate to what others are learning (other research) that I can use to expand my understanding? How can this new concept or skill impact on my leadership role? What direction will my leadership learning take from here? https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/proflearn/der/htmods/collab/collab_popup10.html (accessed 17/8/09) Sharing