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Digital Toolbox for Collective Learning


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This slideshow was prepared for the 2013 ICTEV conference "IT Takes a Village" at Melbourne Grammar on Saturday 25th May.

This slideshow was prepared for the 2013 ICTEV conference "IT Takes a Village" at Melbourne Grammar on Saturday 25th May.

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  • Black and white photo album
  • Colour photographs
  • Digital cameras
  • Photos with cameras
  • Photos shared online with Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Facebook
  • Richard Olsen’s IdeasLAB
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    • 1. “Digital Toolbox forCollective Learning”Britt Gow, 2013
    • 2. Science, Maths and VCEEnvironmental ScienceOnline teacher atHawkesdale P12 CollegeSW VictoriaTechnoscience blog since2008Twitter
    • 3. How is it different?• Very fast – almost instant – sharing of audio, textand images.• Much more data stored in smaller spaces.• Visual data are more prominent.• Global access – few restrictions tocommunication 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 ofsimilar interests.
    • 4. 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”
    • 5. What does this mean for teachingand learning?• Teachers are no longer the “font of allknowledge”.• Students don’t need to memorize facts.• Questions shouldn’t be easily ‘googled’.• Instead of rote learning; analysis, evaluationinquiry, problem-solving and creation should bethe focus.• Students need to be taught to evaluate thereliability of information.• Opportunities for peer collaboration with like-minds – “Collective Knowledge Construction”
    • 6. CKC Model• Connect• Communicate• Collaborate• Learn Collectively• Richard Olsen’s white paper from “IdeasLAB”
    • 7. Connect, Communicate & Collaborate• Groups on Diigo, sharing Delicious links• Twitter• Padlet (previously Wallwisher)• Blogs – writing & commenting on posts• Creating and sharing slideshows, Voicethreadsand videos• Wikispaces• Shared documents/slideshows on Google Drive
    • 8. Wallwisher is now Padlet
    • 9. Padlet at
    • 10. Learn Collectively“It’s like a group brain!”• Curation• Synthesis• Collective meaning-making
    • 11. Tools for curation• ‘Scrapbooks’ that can be shared online• Digital ‘buckets’ for collection of resources• Diigo and Delicious• Pinterest• Scoop-it• Edcanvas• Thinglink
    • 12. Edcanvas at web pages, videos, images,text, quizzes and other digital content to asingle site and share the link.A digital ‘scrapbook’ or collection ofresources.
    • 13. Edcanvas• A “digital bucket”• For direct instruction/presentations• 1:1 and ‘flipped’ classrooms• Student assignments and PBL• Now includes “Add quiz” for formativeassessment and exit tickets.• Can be used for student surveys and feedback
    • 14.
    • 15. Thinglink• Create annotated images that contain links towebsites, videos, cartoons, other images etc.• Not just a static image, but adynamic, interactive display.• Use for student research projects, extensionwork and introductions to new topics.
    • 16. Tools for synthesis• Global2, Edublogs and Wikispaces - Blogs andwikis allow students to addcontent, reflect, comment, revise and discuss• Voicethread can also allow conversations(asynchronously)• Google Docs/presentations with input frommultiple sources.
    • 17. Tools for collective meaning-making• Wikis• Shared Google docs• Blackboard Collaborate• Twitter• Skype• Google+?• Facebook?
    • 18. @genegeekCatherineAnderson, ageneticist fromCanada.
    • 19. @ScienceMagsMagdeline Lum, aMetallurgist, photographerand science writer fromPerth
    • 20. We use Skype and Blackboard Collaborate toconnect with our Scientist in Schoolspartner, Melissa Toifl, from CSIRO Land andWater Technologies, in Highett and Clayton.
    • 21. 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
    • 22. 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
    • 23. Thank you!Email - Brittgow@gmail.comTwitter - @brittgowTechnoscience blog - toolbox –