Digital Toolbox for
st Century Learning
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Britt Gow
Al-Taqwa College 2013
How is it different?
• Very fast – almost instant – sharing of audio, text
and images.
• Much more data stored in smaller ...
Today’s Learners are:
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Multi-taskers
Digitally literate
Mobile and connected 24/7
Experiential
Social
Visual...
What does this mean for teaching
and learning?
• Teachers are no longer the “font of all
knowledge”.
• Students don’t need...
Voice recording
• For reluctant writers and students with
literacy difficulties
• Assess the understanding of concepts in
...
Notice boards and sticky notes
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Brainstorming
Exit slips – what have you learnt?
Questions students have abo...
Wallwisher at http://wallwisher.com
Linoit for student feedback

http://linoit.com/users/brittgow/canvases/Web2.0%20tools%20I%20have%20used
Word clouds
• Wordle and Tagxedo
• Brainstorming at the beginning of a unit
• As a check that students have understood all...
Tagxedo for word clouds
Concept maps
• Bubbl.us, Freemind and Inspiration
• At the beginning of a unit to outline the scope
• Student-created prod...
Bubbl.us for concept maps
Socrative at
http://www.socrative.com/

• Student response system via smartphones,
laptops and tablets (apps for iPads).
•...
http://www.thinglink.com/
Thinglink
• Create annotated images that contain links to
websites, videos, cartoons, other images etc.
• Not just a stati...
Voicethread
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Voice
Text
Annotations with colour
Can be embedded in blogs, wikis etc.
Multiple people can c...
Quizlet at http://quizlet.com/
Quiz revolution
Quizzes
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Terms and definitions
Student created for peer assessment
Quizlet has options (flashcards, study, test)...
Google Drive
Google Drive
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Shared documents
Shared presentations
Create forms (for student surveys)
Embed into blogs and wikis
Students can create their own webpage in a wiki and
use the URL to create a QR (quick response) code that
directs the user...
QR codes
• Treasure hunts
• Mystery organs/systems/animals/plants
• Link to student-created quizzes, videos, wiki
pages
• ...
Comics and cartoons
"Pivot" is software that allows creation
of stick figure animations that can be
converted to video.
Your students can enter the 60 second science
competition by explaining a scientific concept.
http://www.60secondscience.n...
Tools for connecting with experts
How can I bring experts into the classroom to
connect with students?
• Twitter
• Skype
•...
@genegeek
Catherine Anderson,
a geneticist from
Canada.
@ScienceMags
Magdeline Lum, a
Metallurgist, photographer
and science writer from
Perth
http://magdelinelum.com/
We use Skype and Blackboard Collaborate to
connect with our Scientist in Schools partner,
Melissa Toifl, from CSIRO Land a...
Products for Assessment
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Blogs > global2 or edublogs
Slideshows > Slideshare
Animations > ToonDo
Cartoon...
Practical considerations
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Technology does not replace experiments
Does every student have access to devices?...
Thank you!
Email - Brittgow@gmail.com
Twitter - @brittgow

Technoscience blog http://technoscience.global2.vic.gov.au
Digi...
Digital toolbox for 21st Century Learning
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Digital toolbox for 21st Century Learning
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  • http://linoit.com/users/brittgow/canvases/Web2.0%20tools%20I%20have%20used
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    1. 1. Digital Toolbox for st Century Learning 21 Britt Gow Al-Taqwa College 2013
    2. 2. How is it different? • Very fast – almost instant – sharing of audio, text and images. • Much more data stored in smaller spaces. • Visual data are more prominent. • Global access – few restrictions to communication across the world. • 24/7 – not restricted to 9-to-5 on weekdays ‘school’ or ‘working’ hours. • Anyone can publish – not just the ‘experts’. • Many more opportunities to find people of similar interests.
    3. 3. Today’s Learners are: • • • • • • • Multi-taskers Digitally literate Mobile and connected 24/7 Experiential Social Visual/spatial learners Fast response times, short attention spans © 2006 “Teaching the 21st Century Learner” http://depd.wisc.edu/series/06_4168.pdf
    4. 4. What does this mean for teaching and learning? • Teachers are no longer the “font of all knowledge”. • Students don’t need to memorize facts. • Questions shouldn’t be easily ‘googled’. • Instead of rote learning; analysis, evaluation inquiry, problem-solving and creation should be the focus. • Students need to be taught to evaluate the reliability of information. • Opportunities for peer collaboration with likeminds – “Collective Knowledge Construction”
    5. 5. Voice recording • For reluctant writers and students with literacy difficulties • Assess the understanding of concepts in science (predict, observe, explain) • Tell stories and then convert to text • Blabberise • Voki • Voicethread
    6. 6. Notice boards and sticky notes • • • • • • • Brainstorming Exit slips – what have you learnt? Questions students have about a topic Surveys – what do you want to learn? Reminders Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) Linoit
    7. 7. Wallwisher at http://wallwisher.com
    8. 8. Linoit for student feedback http://linoit.com/users/brittgow/canvases/Web2.0%20tools%20I%20have%20used
    9. 9. Word clouds • Wordle and Tagxedo • Brainstorming at the beginning of a unit • As a check that students have understood all the terms used in a topic • A summary of a unit of work
    10. 10. Tagxedo for word clouds
    11. 11. Concept maps • Bubbl.us, Freemind and Inspiration • At the beginning of a unit to outline the scope • Student-created product to demonstrate understanding of a topic
    12. 12. Bubbl.us for concept maps
    13. 13. Socrative at http://www.socrative.com/ • Student response system via smartphones, laptops and tablets (apps for iPads). • Collate data, gain feedback and revision questions.
    14. 14. http://www.thinglink.com/
    15. 15. Thinglink • Create annotated images that contain links to websites, videos, cartoons, other images etc. • Not just a static image, but a dynamic, interactive display. • Use for student research projects, extension work and introductions to new topics.
    16. 16. Voicethread • • • • • • • • Voice Text Annotations with colour Can be embedded in blogs, wikis etc. Multiple people can comment on images Can upload photos or videos from files, Flickr Searchable Assessment tool
    17. 17. Quizlet at http://quizlet.com/
    18. 18. Quiz revolution
    19. 19. Quizzes • • • • • Terms and definitions Student created for peer assessment Quizlet has options (flashcards, study, test) Can add images with Quiz Revolution Saved online and searchable
    20. 20. Google Drive
    21. 21. Google Drive • • • • Shared documents Shared presentations Create forms (for student surveys) Embed into blogs and wikis
    22. 22. Students can create their own webpage in a wiki and use the URL to create a QR (quick response) code that directs the user to the information in their webpage.
    23. 23. QR codes • Treasure hunts • Mystery organs/systems/animals/plants • Link to student-created quizzes, videos, wiki pages • Add to school magazine to show student work online • QR code generator at http://www.qrstuff.com/
    24. 24. Comics and cartoons
    25. 25. "Pivot" is software that allows creation of stick figure animations that can be converted to video.
    26. 26. Your students can enter the 60 second science competition by explaining a scientific concept. http://www.60secondscience.net/
    27. 27. Tools for connecting with experts How can I bring experts into the classroom to connect with students? • Twitter • Skype • Blackboard Collaborate • Facebook
    28. 28. @genegeek Catherine Anderson, a geneticist from Canada.
    29. 29. @ScienceMags Magdeline Lum, a Metallurgist, photographer and science writer from Perth
    30. 30. http://magdelinelum.com/
    31. 31. We use Skype and Blackboard Collaborate to connect with our Scientist in Schools partner, Melissa Toifl, from CSIRO Land and Water Technologies, in Highett and Clayton.
    32. 32. Products for Assessment • • • • • • • • • Blogs > global2 or edublogs Slideshows > Slideshare Animations > ToonDo Cartoons > ComicLife E-Posters > Glogster Digital stories > Photostory Team work > Wikispaces Mash-ups > Windows Movie Maker; iMovie Videos > You-Tube; Vimeo
    33. 33. Practical considerations • • • • • • • Technology does not replace experiments Does every student have access to devices? Does every student have internet access? Preferred learning styles? Concentration span – mix it up! Plan B and Plan C Best tool for the job of learning
    34. 34. Thank you! Email - Brittgow@gmail.com Twitter - @brittgow Technoscience blog http://technoscience.global2.vic.gov.au Digital toolbox – http://digitaltoolbox.wikispaces.com
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