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  • Briefly describe how ThinkQuest is the central idea of this workshop and the other tools could all be utilised when creating and producing projects.Plan: introduction to each of the web tools with time in between to explore them or sign up.Have allowed 1 and a half hours but we may finish early.
  • Authentic learningWorking collaboratively – local, national and international groupsStudents are creating the learning and knowledge themselves
  • Teacher or school administrator needs to register the school and await approval.Teachers then adds students to their school’s account and the site creates student accounts.Teachers can then assign students to projects.Content be made for public or members only viewing.Teachers are required to monitor content created by students regularly.Access to a library of projects which can serve as research and as models of projects.
  • The shared online space offers these publishing and collaboration tools, as well as a message tab for communicating with other project members.
  • The interaction tools allows teams to obtain information or feedback from others. We’ll have a look at how some of these have been used by teams on the website in just a moment.
  • Projects tab: Enrolment; exploration of “How to “ videos – Flash DemosCompetition tab: Recent Winners 16 and Under The River Speaks1. A little River with a Big problem – photos, text, links to video2. Is there really a problem? – Interview questions and responsesLibrary tab:Browse by age group or category or countryNow it’s their turn to explore.
  • Research websites, bookmark them and use Diigo to help you organise them.Share your bookmarks with othersGet a discussion going using the comments annotation tool.
  • Feedback:On blogs students have writtenOn annotations they’ve made on websitesOn discussions they are having via groups in DiigoProfessional learning:The groups you can join provide opportunities to share resources and to access professional reading.
  • May not show the video???Go to How to Use ThinkQuest in the Classroom website and demonstrate how to:Use the highlighter toolUse the comment toolBookmark the site(hover over the other options as well)Go to My Diigo:Show how the newly bookmarked website is now in My Library. Open to show the annotations.Edit the website to show the use of ‘tagging’ the site so that it can be easily located (when searching) in the futureMy GroupsTo illustrate the types of groups available and that you can create groups yourself.CommunityTo show the “Hot Bookmarks”
  • Sign up and explore.
  • Show the first 30 seconds of the video.ORKarin’s video!
  • Maths teacher created this wall.Students’ task is to match the image, with its properties and its name.Stickies are movable, but not permanently.
  • Go to my wallwisher account and demonstrate how simple it is to build a wall.

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  • Web 2.0 tools
    For the 1 – to – 1 Classroom
    ThinkQuest: online platform for project-based learning
    Diigo: web research, annotation and collaboration tool
    Animoto: video production tool
    Wallwisher: online notice board maker
  • thinkquest
    Online learning platform that allows students to learn through projects
    Students are engaged in:
    • Design and planning
    • Problem solving
    • Decision making
    • Product creation
    • Communication of results
  • Why project-based learning?
    “students discover the meaning of what they learn by working together to solve complex, real-world problems”
    Critical thinking
    Cross-cultural understanding
  • What’s in it for students?
    Safe and secure, shared online space
    Library of projects
    Competition space
    Global community
  • Publishing and collaboration tools
    • Text
    • List
    • File
    • Multimedia
    • Pictures
    • Debate
    • Vote
    • Message board
    • Ask me
    • Brainstorm
  • Library of projects
    Searchable by:
    • age group
    • country
    • subject/topic
    • winners (by year)
  • Competition space
    International and Australian competitions
    ThinkQuest Projects
    • Develop a website
    Digital Media
    • Online journal/blog, photo essay, animation, public service announcement, video
    Application Development
    • Interactive application or game
  • What’s in it for teachers?
    Professional development program
    • how to integrate project learning into the curriculum
    • teachers can design projects to meet specific teaching and learning goals
    Differentiated learning
    Constructivist approach – students create knowledge
  • diigo
    What is it for?
    Web researching
    Website annotating
    Information sharing
  • benefits
    Available anywhere – home, school
    iPad and iPhone apps available
    Free trial version
    Free upgrade to Educator pack via an application
    • Student accounts easily created
    • Students of the same class are set up as a Diigo group
    • Safety – only teachers and classmates can communicate in groups with student accounts
  • educational uses
    Teachers can:
    provide feedback to students
    build and organise a library of websites for students or staff
    Engage in professional learning:
    • join and participate in educator groups
  • educational uses
    Students can:
    Organiseand share their research
    Avoid plagiarism – annotate their research; use sticky notes to paraphrase; highlight key information; recall website URLs for referencing
    Comment and respond to others
    Use the forum to have group discussions
    Using Diigo in the Classroom
  • Download diigo
    Go to: www.diigo.com
    Get Started Now
    (complete user details)
    Activate your account
    Select Option 2 Install Feature Rich Diigo Toolbar
    Select Internet Explorer Option
    Save file
    Go to Programs – Search for Diigo
    Yes – I Agree
    Sign in
  • animoto
    A web tool that creates videos by analysing the nuances of user-selected photos, video clips and music.
    Free for educators for use in the classroom with students
  • What can I do with it?
    Send the video out as a video greeting.
    Post it to your Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.
    Embed videos in your website or blog.
    Create unique videos each time – no two videos are ever the same.
  • Ideas for classroom use
    Digital storytelling
    Capture experiences from field trips, camps etc
    Biographies through images
    Showcase experiments or projects
    Student reflections
    Book trailers to pique students’ interests
    Memoirs or tributes through images
  • Ideas for classroom use
    Stimulus for creative writing
    Advertisements or marketing
    Video flashcards
    Start of day/lesson teaser of what’s to come
    Vocabulary activities
    Reality TV Animoto Video
  • wallwisher
    Free, online notice board maker with a multitude of applications and uses
    What can I do with it?
    Create walls
    Post text, images, sound and videos to walls
    Moderate/approve posts
    Set up a feed to allow participants to view the ‘action’ on the wall without entering the wall itself
    Embed the wall’s unique URL into any website for easy access
  • Ideas for classroom use
    Multimedia projects – videos, music, pictures, websites, blogs
    Feedback, evaluations and reviews
    Notice board
    Resource sharing
  • Ideas for classroom use
    Essay planning
    Note taking
    Vocabulary lists
    Match-up Activities
    Web quests
  • Things to do now
    Post a comment to the ‘wall’ set up for today’s workshop:
    • Some ideas about how you might use today’s Web2.0 tools in your classroom
    • Some feedback about today’s workshop
    Use Diigo to bookmark the websites for ThinkQuest, Animoto and Wallwisher
    Visit the 1 – to – 1 NT site for teachers to download an overview of ThinkQuest (pdf)
  • websites
    1 – to – 1 NT site: