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  • 1. Classrooms without Walls.... social, networked, connected learning Lena Arena ProjectCoordinator DER- NSW Sydney RegionAriane SkapetisR/ICT Consultant Sydney Region
  • 2. Communicate• Share your thoughts about the conference on Maanghttps://www.maang.nsw.edu.au/st/group/817
  • 3. Our future students…
  • 4. Our future students…
  • 5. Emerging Technologies• Allows education and the power of learning to be in the hands of students.• Students now have power to learn what they want, when they want and where they want.• Ability to personalise learning.• Interact, connect and collaborate with many more choices of tools.• Be more engaging and creative.
  • 6. Horizon Report Game Gesture-Electronic Mobile Augmented Learning Technologies Based based Books Reality Analytics Learning Computing http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHUufQm_gdA&feature=relmfu
  • 7. New ways of learning Mobile Curators of Collaborative learning information E-learning Social Media
  • 8. Why?• Our world is becoming increasingly flat – commerce, education, socialisation, politics , virtual citizens etc• Business is becoming increasingly globalised• Students need to understand their role in world communities• Students should know how to work through issues collaboratively• Students need to learn how to connect, communicate, collaborate and create in virtual teams.
  • 9. Why?• Facilitate critical analysis and participation in publishing• Allow the creation of educational communities to store and share knowledge• Enables student reflection on learning• Allows celebration of student success• Increased motivation of students with a wider audience• Enables higher order thinking skills, problem solving – necessary traits in this global world.
  • 10. What do you think?• What skills do you think students need as 21st century citizens?• http://www.stixy.com/guest/134908
  • 11. 21st century learnersTechnology literate and adept Media savvy Flexible and dynamic Great at multi tasking Communicators and Collaborators Interactive and NetworkedReflective and Critical
  • 12. The 4 C’s in the 21st Century Classroom • Connect • Communicate • Collaborate • Create on a local, national and global scale
  • 13. 21st Century SkillsCritical thinking/problem solving Oral/written communication Teamwork/collaboration Creativity/innovation Life long learning/self directionLeadership
  • 14. 21st Century Learning Tools • Blogs • Wikis • Nings • Google applications • Social Media • Mobile technologies • Web 2.0 tools
  • 15. 21st Century Learning Tools • Videoconferencing • Virtual worlds • SuperclubsPLUS • Global projects e.g. Flat Classrooms • Personal learning networks (PLN)
  • 16. Blogs• “Blogging made us all potential publishers. It changed the shape of information. Individuals can observe their experience, reflect on their experience, report it in their blog, and even make a living with advertising.” David Warlick, 2011
  • 17. Examples• http://teachingictk12.wikispaces.com
  • 18. Create
  • 19. Create
  • 20. Connect….Communicate… Collaborate
  • 21. Hands on time• What are your favourite tools?• http://bit.ly/peivlQ• What tools do you use?• http://bitly.com/peTp3s
  • 22. The Facts• Social media/networking sites in Australia (April 2011) – Facebook – 12 million Unique Australian Visitors (UAVs) per month – Youtube – 10 million UAVs / month – Blogspot – 4.5 UAVs / month – WordPress – 2.4 million UAVs / month – Twitter – 2 million UAVs / month Source: http://www.socialmedianews.com.au/category/ australia/
  • 23. Communicate• Micro-blogging: – Twitter • www.twitter.com – Maang • DEC Portal• Social networks: – Facebook • www.facebook.com – LinkedIn • http://www.linkedin.com/
  • 24. Maang
  • 25. DEC online communities
  • 26. Considerations• Departmental policies including Code of Conduct• Digital Citizenship• Digital Reputation• On-line behaviour• Rights and responsibilities
  • 27. Examples• Ulladulla High School – http://web2.ulladulla- h.schools.nsw.edu.au/moodle/• Richmond High School – http://www.facebook.com/richmondhighsc hool• Evans High School – http://www.facebook.com/EvansHighSch ool
  • 28. In the classroom• Teachers and students can: – Develop technology skills – Develop creativity – Appreciate new or diverse views – Enhance communication skills – Edit and customise content – Refine online design and layout – Share creative original work e.g. poetry and film – Practice safe and responsible use of information and technology – Gain 21st century skills – Join the conversation!
  • 29. A comment…“This isn’t new, this desire to share. We’re just documenting our livesin different ways. Instead of diaries or scrapbooks or photoalbums, we post pictures and blog and tweet.Social media is the modern version of cave paintings. The keydifference is the scalability. Unlike the physical and geographiclimitations of scrapbooks and caves, anyone anywhere can hoponline. In fact, that’s the point. The morefriends, followers, readers, the better.That’s how social media works.The town square never shuts down in 2011.”Mia Freedman, http://www.mamamia.com.au/weblog/2011/05/you-have-the-right-to-privacy-oh-wait.html/comment-page-1
  • 30. Flat Classrooms• Co-founded by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis http://www.flatclassroomproject.org• Students work beyond their classroom walls in small groups made up of 4 or 5 students usually all from other countries• 10 week curriculum program at the breaking edge of technology• Students involved from Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australasia, North America
  • 31. What needs to change?• Learning spaces, virtual groups, mobile technology,• Integrated subject areas• Team and small group work• Cross age groups• Personalised learning• Mobile learning• Flexible timetables, learning spaces• Learning should be 24/7/365• International team teaching• Permission to both publish and work online in virtual spaces.
  • 32. Learning Spaces• Physical classroom spaces – Create a space for shared thinking and practice• Online spaces• Virtual classrooms• Virtual worlds- Second Life, Quest Atlantis, Reaction Grid• University of Melbourne-innovative physical learning spaces http://axel.infodiv.unimelb.edu.au/chem_qt vr/qtvr02.html
  • 33. What will a 21st Century school look like?
  • 34. What will a 21st Century school look like?
  • 35. “I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn”Albert Einstein
  • 36. Innovative and collaborative • Examples of collaborative classrooms: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZc EySYq4s8
  • 37. Goals with Digital Tools• Teach students how to communicate.• Demonstrate how to use social media responsibly.• Make myself and course more open and usable.• Encourage students to participate in learning outside of classroom.
  • 38. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
  • 39. Remembering
  • 40. Literacies for the 21st century student • Digital • Imagery • Animations • Media (multi) • Voice and oral communication • Videoconferencing • Attention
  • 41. A New Generation...Meet the Alphas • Born between 2010 and 2024 • Educated to a higher level • Have at least five careers in their lifetime • “...updating skills will become increasingly easy with the rise of technology” • Likely jobs: – Genetic counsellor – Sustainability officer – Cyber-security professional – Retirement services agent – Virtual assistant Mark McCrindle, Demographer (2011)
  • 42. Future Education and lifelong learning?• “The nature of education will change, it will be much more electronic compared to sitting in a classroom or attending lectures, this will allow people to educate themselves continuously throughout their lives.” Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography Australian National University (2011)
  • 43. Reflection...“Our children are a differentspecies. They have magicalpowers that would have seemedalien to us.They can see through walls.They can hear through walls.With their mobilephones, Internet-connectedgames systems, computers andtext-messages, they canconnect to people regardlessdistance.Walls do not mean the samething to them that they meant tous! They have tentacles.” David Warlick
  • 44. Reflection...“But when they enterour classrooms, wechop those tentaclesoff. Because we wantour children tobe...the students wewant to teach!Rather than teachingthe children that theyare...” David Warlick
  • 45. Future Technologies what to expect? • Microsoft’s vision for the future • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9JBSEBu2q8
  • 46. Interactive resources for teachersI’ve created 2 google docs for ThursdayThe links are here:Web 2.0 tools list: http://bit.ly/peivlQWeb 2.0 survey: http://bitly.com/peTp3sI’ve also created a presentation using google docs to demonstrate to teachers how easy it is to create apresentation on the fly: http://bit.ly/r8KpRjThe maang group I’ve created is ideal for backchannel and structured discussionduring the session: they can possibly contribute their thoughts to this, do weneed to email link prior to conference.Direct link is: https://www.maang.nsw.edu.au/st/group/817I’ve added content to slide 3- hope that is ok.Suggestions-images of change in physical environment not just virtual futureschools and collaborative furniture would be ideal in this presentation- I’velocated some great resources for that topicThis youtube video highlights need for change in our physical environment:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGvl5dg3l2M&feature=player_embedded#at=67And how important it is to change seating arrangements in classrooms.