This presentation was created for the 2012 ICTEV Annual State Conference: Creative Connections. It suggests some tools that can be used to make creative connections in your classrooms and includes examples.
Digital Toolbox forCreative Connections ICTEV State Conference May 2012
Who is Britt Gow?• Mother of two, teacher to many, wife to one!• Teaching since 2003• Completed a BSc and Grad Dip Ed (2002)• Science, maths, biology and environmental science• Technoscience blog since 2008• Twitter @brittgow• email@example.com
What are Creative Connections?Based on the “CollectiveKnowledge ConstructionModel” created by RichardOlsen from IdeasLab
The CKC model explores four strategies that influence how we learn and the the way we behave online. How do you interpret these strategies?
How do we CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE and LEARN COLLECTIVELY atHAWKEDALE P12 COLLEGE?
Rex Walheim, a NASA Astronaut, spoke to prep to Year 8 students and answered questions using Blackboard Collaborate.
We use webinars to CONNECT withactWILD and Rick Hammond at the Zoo and learn about threatened species.
Our students COMMUNICATE withteachers, peers, parents and others with their global2 blogs.
We use Facebook pages to COMMUNICATE with students, parents and the community.
We use Skype and Blackboard Collaborate toCOMMUNICATE with our Scientists in Schools partner,Melissa Toifl, from CSIRO Land and Water Technologies.
We COMMUNICATE with scientists at theSmithsonian Institute as part of the SHOUT tree banding project.
We COLLABORATE with schools around the world to learn 21st century skills.
http://energychallenge.wikispaces.com/ We use wikis and webinars to COLLABORATE with 150 students from five schools and three continents in the “International Energy Challenge”.
Teachers COLLABORATE on the school blog which is shared with students, parents and the world!
We LEARN COLLECTIVELY with teachers around the world by participating inTwitter networks, blogging challenges and other online professional development opportunities.
Our students LEARN COLLECTIVELY – theyparticipated in a competition about cybersafety titled: “What Does Your Digital Footprint Say About You?”
Teachers and students are LEARNING COLLECTIVELY with our online VCE Environmental Science classes.