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  • Digital Toolbox for Science Teachers and Learners
  • Britt GowHawkesdale P12 Collegebrittgow@gmail.comTwitter: @brittgow
  • “A decade ago, areview of Australianscienceeducation, revealedmany students weredisappointed withtheir high schoolscience. Today, thisdisenchantmentcontinues, asevidenced by thedeclining number ofstudents choosing tostudy science insenior secondaryschool.” Prof. S. Cory
  • Created online with “Create-A-Graph”http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/index.asp
  • Today’s learner’s are:• Multi-taskers• Digitally literate• Mobile and connected 24/7• Experiential and Social• Visual / spatial learners with• Fast response times & short attention spans
  • • The Power to Engage• Students use technology already• Its not going to go away...it will only grow• Professional development• Employers want their workers to use internet tools
  • “If our kids are going to live longer than us, they need tohave a passion for learning to sustain them. Not content knowledge, but learning to learn. One eighth of the 21stcentury is gone already – get cracking with 21st century learning” Stephen Heppell
  • “Teaching is an art form nota delivery system.”“A tool is only as powerfulas the creativity of theperson who uses it.”“A cupboard full ofinstruments does notproduce music – a suitcaseof web tools does not leadto creativity on it’s own.”Sir Ken Robinson
  • Wordle for word clouds
  • Tagxedo for word clouds
  • Word clouds• 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
  • Wallwisher
  • Linoit for student feedbackhttp://linoit.com/users/brittgow/canvases/Web2.0%20tools%20I%20have%20used
  • 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
  • Bubbl.us for concept maps
  • Concept maps• At the beginning of a unit to outline the scope• Student-created to demonstrate understanding of a topic
  • 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
  • Quizlet
  • Quiz revolution
  • 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
  • Google Drive
  • Google Drive• Shared documents• Shared presentations• Create forms (for student surveys)• Embed into blogs and wikis
  • Students can create their own webpage in a wiki anduse the URL to create a QR (quick response) code thatdirects the user to the information in their webpage.
  • 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 sciencecompetition by explaining a scientific concept. http://www.60secondscience.net/
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you!• Brittgow@gmail.com• Twitter - @brittgow• Technoscience blog -http://technoscience.global2.vic.gov.au