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21st C. Learning

  1. 1. 21 st Century learning Tools - 1 Margaret Vass ICT Curriculum Support Officer Falkirk Council Education Services
  2. 2. Social Bookmarking Falkirk Council Education Services <ul><li>Social bookmarking is a means of saving, organising, and sharing your favourite websites. </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/ is one example of a social bookmarking site </li></ul>
  3. 3. Delicious.com <ul><li>The Delicious ‘buttons’ can be downloaded to your computer’s toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>When you visit a site you would like to bookmark, simply click on the ‘tag’ icon </li></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services
  4. 4. Delicious.com – Practical Ideas <ul><li>Rather than save things to ‘favourites’, save them in Delicious. That way, you can access them from any computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Delicious account for staff in your school to share great websites </li></ul><ul><li>Create a class delicious account for topic work. Encourage parents to contribute, too </li></ul>
  5. 5. Digital Camcorder <ul><ul><li>The Flip video recorder was demonstrated at the Scottish Learning Festival </li></ul></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services <ul><li>What can it do? </li></ul><ul><li>It can record up to 60 minutes of video </li></ul><ul><li>it has its own built in FlipShare™ editing software </li></ul><ul><li>the flip-out USB arm plugs into any computer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital Camcorder – Practical Ideas <ul><li>Use the camera to create a video yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>Have the children work in groups to write a playscript. Video the groups acting out their finished scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Give the class a maths problem to solve. Allow collaborative groups to video how they solved the problem. Compare the problem solving techniques applied by each group </li></ul><ul><li>Groups of children could produce a video of a short t.v. type advert on helping the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Lots more ideas here: http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/2009/02/11/flippin-nora/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mp3 Voice Recorders Falkirk Council Education Services Mp3 players with a good quality built in microphone can cost less than £10
  8. 8. Voice Recorders – Practical Ideas <ul><li>They are affordable and also portable </li></ul><ul><li>A wide variety of homework tasks can be devised to involve parents, grandparents and other family members </li></ul><ul><li>They can be taken on school trips </li></ul><ul><li>Members of the local community can be interviewed </li></ul><ul><li>They can be used in conjunction with cameras to provide opportunities for digital storytelling </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wiki Collaboration Falkirk Council Education Services <ul><li>Some examples are: </li></ul><ul><li>http://pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Features of a wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Like a website or blog, you can add text, pictures, links, sounds & video files. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike a website, a wiki can be collaborative . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Using Wikis – Practical Idea 1 <ul><li>http://cpsbethanyr.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Read more of Bethany’s stories on her wiki </li></ul>
  11. 11. Using Wikis – Practical Idea 2 <ul><li>http://australiatopic.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Children in this Scottish Primary school invited some Australian ‘blog friends’ to add to their topic wiki </li></ul>
  12. 12. Using Wikis – Practical Idea 3 http://carronshore.wetpaint.com/?t=anon Wetpaint wikis contain ‘forum’ options
  13. 13. Blogging with Classes <ul><li>Setting up a class blog </li></ul>
  14. 14. Blogging – Practical Ideas 1 <ul><li>Importance of ‘audience’ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Blogging – Practical Ideas 2 <ul><li>http://www.voki.com/ </li></ul>Sync children’s voices with characters in this great free site
  16. 16. Blogging – Practical idea 3 <ul><li>http://voicethread.com/ </li></ul>Children can narrate their stories on this site. Visitors can leave messages
  17. 17. Using Freely Available Tools <ul><li>http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>A great wiki pulling together free online sites under appropriate headings

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