“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Einstein User as passiverecipient ofinformation
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Einstein User as User as passive interactive withrecipient of mediuminformation
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Einstein User as User as User as creator of passive interactive with contentrecipient of mediuminformation
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Einstein User as User as User as creator of passive interactive with contentrecipient of mediuminformation How does this relate to student use of ICT in the classroom? Where are your students on this continuum?
Learning in a 3 Storey house Information Transfer - passive learning - student asvessel to be ﬁlled with knowledge - Encarta age - ﬁnd info on the net and cut and paste it into a project - gather facts - copy from the board - recite poems - read a story and answer fact or memory questions Blooms - remembering
Learning in a 3 Storey houseBehavioural - information provided,response required Student provides a response which is either correct or notInternet games - Numbers Up -reinforcement CDs - Quizzes - softwarewith pre-determined outcomesBlooms - Applying
Learning in a 3 Storey house Constructivist - knowledge building - doingsomething with the knowledge gained - creating a new item built from understandings and analysis Using open ended software controlled by user - Word to create stories (not publish previously written ones) PowerPoint, Kid Pix. Keynote ormovie making software to create slideshows Excel, Kahootz, Scratch or Alice to programme an animation, Inspiration or Kidspiration to create thinking maps
Learning in a 3 Storey house Social construction - collaborative learning - building knowledge and understandings with others Web2.0 andbeyond - using connective and layered technology tools tocreate new knowledge - Wikis, blogs, conferencing - social networking sites such as Scratch Forum, Quest Atlantis, Second Life, Google Apps
Learning in a 3 Storey house The skylight - what if?
Sharing on the web - Web 2.0“....an idea in people’sheads rather than areality. ......genuineinteractivity, if you like,simply because peoplecan upload as well asdownload.” Stephen Fry
Bigge s t Impac t Wireless and fast connectivity Convergence of technology Distance now = BandwidthPervasive Learning any time, anywhere!Social sharing networks Ubiquitous
Implications for the classroom Web as a platform Collaborative learning User controlled data environment within different time and Evolving data place Free service rather than packaged software
ChallengesConnectivityInternet Safety - Our digital dossier grows!Leaving our digital footprint!NetiquetteValidityIs it appropriate?Are there links to curriculum goals?
How can we connect with Web2 ?Social bookmarkingBloggingWiki web sitesPodcastingPhoto/video sharing Interactive gaming andsimulationsCollaborative
And what else....... Set up class blogs at Educator blogs - you are thecontroller and each student has a blog. Use this forwriting, reflection and response. Podcasting - see examples at Educator PodcastNetwork. Set up your own at this Podcast creator Use the instructions on my Cluster wiki resourcesection Voice Thread - a collaborative slideshow!
Fun StuffTry making a Glogster poster!Insert images, videos and files around a theme withwonderful graphics.Also try adding a jazzy title in GlittertextMake an amazing image with Tag GalaxyUse Wordle for exciting poetry
Google deserves a separate pageCollaborative learning with another class distant in timeand place with Google DocsCheck out all the tools you can use at http://www.google.com/educators/tools.htmlHave your own email, calendar, image storing/sharingpage, blog, RSS feed Reader, Documents (spreadsheet,WP and Ppt) and web site all linked to your Google page.And there is so much more you have access too, such asGoogle Earth It is a one stop shop!
Store, organise and embed your photos as slideshows in your blog or wiki Your Google account gives you access to this or youcould choose Flickr, Bubbleshare, Photobucket or manyothers. These image tools allow you to embed code(HTML) Try embedding your slideshows into your wikior blog.This is a Bubbleshare slideshow
Video in the classroom Make your own videos and upload them to your ownaccount so you can embed them and show on your ownsite.Try Teacher Tubeor Teachers TV (UK)Have a look at the wonderful educational videos on theNational Geographic channelCheck out Viddix and see how other NZ teachers haveused video in the classroom
Interact with another class in a different place or time Use Hot Chalk or skrbl ascollaborative onlineinteractive whiteboards tocommunicate with others indifferent places.Try mind mapping withThinkature or Mindmeisterand collaborating on a mindmap. Try Skype as a tool for theclassroom too.
But.......“If a child doesn’t have a questioning mind, what good does all the networked technology do?”Clifford Stoll, author of ‘Silicon Valley Snake Oil’
The teacher is more important than the technologyThe teacher matters most, not the technology! we need to harness the technology to enhance the learning - it’s how we use it that counts!Students need time to reflect, discuss, question, find out and collaborate while using the tools of technology
Make ICT happen effectivelyPlan for ICT to happen - link to daily planRoster use so all get to use itUse a variety of ICT toolsUse a variety of applications and ideasSpend time setting up and it will become a partof the classroom practice