VITTA 2008 shift happens Anne Baird Wedderburn P-12 College [email_address]
The challenge is... Image from :http://blog.iampaddy.com/2008/11/12/web-20rigami/ How do we ensure that technologies are used effectively in a way that ensures that our students become safe and smart digital citizens? What does that actually look like in the classroom? How do we know we are doing it well? Its not about the technology it’s about the thinking. <ul><li>Digiteen project </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a small world </li></ul><ul><li>web2teen </li></ul>
I hope you all had a great holiday and were looking forward to coming back to school?? I know I was! During the holidays our power went off and it made me realise how much we have come to rely on having electricity in our homes and lives. I couldn’t watch t.v, listen to music, use my hairdryer, boil the kettle or use the computer. For a while I didn’t know what to do, I felt bored. I ended up going outside to do jobs in the garden and later in the day we dusted off our monopoly game! Then I realised that it must have been like the olden days when my great grandmother was alive. I think life would have been very different, some things for the better and some things for the worse. What do you think? Emily Says: October 9th, 2008 at 9:35 am edit I’m wasn’t looking forard to coming back to school because i like the holidays. What if your Dad’s Dad is young and his Dad is young and so on. What could you do? The three things that are good about no electricity is that you get more exercise(fit),you get more school work done and you wouldn’t get square eyes. The bad things about having no electricity is no playing the computer no watching your favurite t.v shows and no play statoin Emily Bronte Says: October 9th, 2008 at 9:37 am edit Dear Mrs Mac, I wasn’t really looking forward to school I wanted to stay in the holidays. My power didn’t go off and I’m glad it didn’t. I just can’t stand having the power off for very long because I get bored. If the power went off at my place I normerly go outside and play with Tobi or go to my friend’s house Stephanie W. I sometimes feel like I’m in the olden days as well. It would have been very difficult to live because most people were very poor. I would of hated going to school and being naughty I would have been hit with the cane and put in the corner. Lots of things were different back then no electricity, no computer games, no nothing. I’m glad I wasn’t born back then. I would have been bored cookies. Lots of things were worse like dirt floors and cold houses stuff like that. The best things back then were nice warm days in summer. http://burners.globalstudent.org.au/ Thinking What might it look like ?
Reflecting Organising Creating Researching Collaborating Discussing Analytical Our world and the world of the future demand that all students are supported to become effective and skilful thinkers. Thinking validates existing knowledge and enables individuals to create new knowledge and to build ideas and make connections between them. It entails reasoning and inquiry together with processing and evaluating information. It enables the exploration of perceptions and possibilities. It also involves the capacity to plan, monitor and evaluate one’s own thinking, and refine and transform ideas and beliefs. http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/essential/interdisciplinary/thinking/index.html Deep Meaningful Thinking What do we mean?
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ Andrew Churches
Ask the right questions Open up the possibilities Provide the right learning opportunities Build in assessment Thinking How can we foster it?
Work with students & teachers around the world Explore social networks Students to learn how to be effective global citizens To use technology in a safe and smart way How do we open up the possibilities? Look for opportunities Aim...
Student Learning Access Communication Literacy Student Environment Security and Safety Etiquette Rights and Responsibilities Student Life Outside Commerce Law Health and Wellness wiki ning diigo group bookmarks Google docs Google group digiteen
As a group we agreed that generally your background including your family life , close friends and your experiences are main factors in creating your opinion. These opinions then can form into stereotypes on other people and other things...even if you are a rebellious child your parents opinion will still affect the way you see it People can be more informed ...like how in class we did the project with other schools from all over the world. Not everyone is going to accept everyone and not have stereotyping but maybe we can make stereotyping not such a big issue...making more people aware and people challenging groups of people is another way of breaking down the stereotypical views. Really you need to get to know people for who they are and not have that prejudgment on people from what you’ve heard. http://smallworldsmallworld.ning.com/ Small World Short Assessment Activity Posted by Janene Godden on November 17, 2008 at 10:42am Send Message View Janene Godden's blog Admin Options Feature Add Tags Delete Post IT’S A SMALL WORLD ASSESSMENT TASK FOR YEAR 9 With reference to the “Seeing Reason” tool: • Individually, in pairs or threes; 1. a. Discuss with your group and write a reflection analyzing the critical factors that influence stereotyping. b. What things do you think could be done to break down stereotyping and what would be the benefits of this both globally or locally. Use about 200 - 300 words. Reflection must be presented to class for discussion. 2. Consider the unit as a whole, including your work on the Ning. For example: • Write a personal reflection on the benefits of the activities. • What do you learn? What surprised you? • How will this reflect on your future actions? Share
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Where to next? <ul><li>Join ed networks http://www.classroom20.com http://education.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Join twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Read/write blogs- look for good ones- you can be a lurker </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about & use RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Find good online journals- edutopia, </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Intel site - google - intel education </li></ul><ul><li>Visit my wiki www.teaching-with-technology.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>My blog www.wedderburn-college.blogspot.com </li></ul>
Notes Slide 1: overview of presentation Slide 2: outline of me and my school Slide 3: Higher order thinking- what does this mean? How does it apply in this context? Slide 4: why I wanted to have students involved in thinking tools and online projects Slide 5: tools we used for most of the projects. Slide 6: connection between thinking tools and online projects- research, quotes, Slide 7: thoughts from well known people Slide 8: It’s a small world project Slide 9: Digiteen project Slide 10: It’s a small world Slide 11: web2teen Slide 12; Where to next? Web2.0 applications provide amazing opportunities for students to create, publish and collaborate. Keeping abreast of new technologies can be daunting. But the challenge for educators should not be about using them in the classroom, it should be ensuring that they are used so students can problem solve, think critically and effectively collaborate. This presentation will discuss this challenge while introducing the Intel Teach Thinking with Technology tools and other web2.0 applications. It will provide participants with a range of ideas, strategies and examples that demonstrate ways to successfully challenge students to develop 21st Century skills and use higher order thinking.