Linking it all together… <ul><li>Supplement </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate </li></ul>
Students Stakeholders K- 12  Online Schools Parents K- 12  Face-to-Face Schools GSCS Staff Community Educators Parishes Sp...
SCCS approach
Key Program   <ul><li>Blogs (Movable Type License) </li></ul><ul><li>Easily updated web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize t...
Blog Uses (Movable Type) Classroom Homework School  Web sites School  Newsletters Resource  Sharing Sports Stats & Schedul...
Classroom Web Site
Major Component - RSS Feeds <ul><li>The Internet… </li></ul><ul><li>The Pros: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual access to a...
School Web site  With RSS Feeds
Using blogs to filter resources How do we find these resources?
News Aggregates
Learning Communities (Staff) <ul><li>LC’s are virtual environments where educators can gather to share information, ideas,...
Learning Communities <ul><li>All Learning Communities have secure email, chat rooms and discussion boards </li></ul><ul><l...
Learning Communities
Learning Communities
<ul><li>Cyber Planets are secure online elementary school classrooms.  </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom includes secure e-m...
 
 
Using Blogs to filter resources
Association of Online  K-12 Schooling
Association of Online  K-12 Schooling <ul><li>Free Membership Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Sh...
School Web site  4 blogs feeding into one page
School Web site
School Newsletter Blog
Student Notices Blog
Classroom Web Site
Sport Schedules
Student Journal Blog
Student Journal Blog
Parish web site using a blog
Hybrid Courses <ul><li>Hybrid courses are courses designed as on-line courses that are used, in some form, in a face to fa...
Hybrid Models <ul><li>1.) Facilitator in the class, use the online material as a guide to classroom instruction.  Credit i...
Hybrid Models <ul><li>4.) Students taking different online courses in a single F2F classroom, with a single instructor.  <...
Use your imagination There are so many possibilities
Linking it all together…
So.................... <ul><li>What can the future hold? </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders: </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial </li...
Microsoft
Sharepoint (software)
SaskTel <ul><li>Canada has the best network in the world.  Saskatchewan has the best network in Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Provincial <ul><li>Too small not to share. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t re-invent the wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>Central clearing...
International Market <ul><li>Can we offer what we have off-shore? </li></ul><ul><li>Built or building partnerships with  <...
GSCS <ul><li>SCCS offers material to.... </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Integrat...
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GSCS Linking it all Together

  1. 1. Linking it all together… <ul><li>Supplement </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate </li></ul>
  2. 2. Students Stakeholders K- 12 Online Schools Parents K- 12 Face-to-Face Schools GSCS Staff Community Educators Parishes Sporting Community AOK12S Members General Population
  3. 3. SCCS approach
  4. 4. Key Program <ul><li>Blogs (Movable Type License) </li></ul><ul><li>Easily updated web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize training needs </li></ul><ul><li>Users train each other </li></ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Email Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Daily updates </li></ul><ul><li>Current information for all audiences </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blog Uses (Movable Type) Classroom Homework School Web sites School Newsletters Resource Sharing Sports Stats & Schedules Classroom Journal Assignments School Events Image Archives
  6. 6. Classroom Web Site
  7. 7. Major Component - RSS Feeds <ul><li>The Internet… </li></ul><ul><li>The Pros: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual access to a world of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A wealth of knowledge somewhere out there… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Cons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you sort and filter a “world of information” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endless searching for meager or low quality results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labour intensive… (you mean I have to find it??) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suitability and Authenticity </li></ul></ul>With the RSS (Rich Site Summary) technology, the web became a place where information could be pushed to surfers… Users don’t have to go to it, it comes to them. And best of all…. We can control what we get!
  8. 8. School Web site With RSS Feeds
  9. 9. Using blogs to filter resources How do we find these resources?
  10. 10. News Aggregates
  11. 11. Learning Communities (Staff) <ul><li>LC’s are virtual environments where educators can gather to share information, ideas, units, web sites , etc… </li></ul><ul><li>The LC’s cater to different groups. (i.e. Principals, L.A.T’s, Grade 2 Educators, Secondary Science Educators) </li></ul><ul><li>LC’s are secure areas housed securely in WebCT. </li></ul><ul><li>Users must register through the Cyber School to receive log in credentials </li></ul><ul><li>GSCS LC’s are open to anyone who wishes to register. There are certain exceptions to this rule (i.e. Principal LC) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Learning Communities <ul><li>All Learning Communities have secure email, chat rooms and discussion boards </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful tutorials regarding the use of WebCT, computer basics, Internet basics, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Support from SCCS staff </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50 members in each Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>The sky is the limit. SCCS will develop a LC for any group who wishes to have a secure area to communicate </li></ul>
  13. 13. Learning Communities
  14. 14. Learning Communities
  15. 15. <ul><li>Cyber Planets are secure online elementary school classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom includes secure e-mail, chatrooms & bulletin boards. </li></ul><ul><li>The classrooms allows teachers to monitor their students activities while logged into the classroom at school or even at home. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cyber Planets also include &quot;Subject Stuff&quot;. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The websites found in this area have been evaluated and include sites and activities for students divided by subject area. Be confident that your students are not only on safe sites but also educational sites! </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Using Blogs to filter resources
  17. 19. Association of Online K-12 Schooling
  18. 20. Association of Online K-12 Schooling <ul><li>Free Membership Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase Course Units </li></ul><ul><li>GSCS Learning Community Access </li></ul><ul><li>Association Learning Community Access </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 Educational Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Free blog hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with other Distance educators all over the world (currently there are members in 4 continents) </li></ul>
  19. 21. School Web site 4 blogs feeding into one page
  20. 22. School Web site
  21. 23. School Newsletter Blog
  22. 24. Student Notices Blog
  23. 25. Classroom Web Site
  24. 26. Sport Schedules
  25. 27. Student Journal Blog
  26. 28. Student Journal Blog
  27. 29. Parish web site using a blog
  28. 30. Hybrid Courses <ul><li>Hybrid courses are courses designed as on-line courses that are used, in some form, in a face to face classroom. </li></ul>
  29. 31. Hybrid Models <ul><li>1.) Facilitator in the class, use the online material as a guide to classroom instruction. Credit is offered from face to face school. </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Hybrid is used as an additional resource to supplement in-class instruction. Students can write online exams in place of face to face. </li></ul><ul><li>3.) Use units of online class or learning objects in F2F, using tools for communication tools to extend F2F discussions. </li></ul>
  30. 32. Hybrid Models <ul><li>4.) Students taking different online courses in a single F2F classroom, with a single instructor. </li></ul><ul><li>5.) Whatever one can dream about. </li></ul>
  31. 33. Use your imagination There are so many possibilities
  32. 34. Linking it all together…
  33. 35. So.................... <ul><li>What can the future hold? </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders: </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial </li></ul><ul><li>National </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>SaskTel </li></ul><ul><li>GSCS </li></ul><ul><li>Time to dream Large . </li></ul>
  34. 36. Microsoft
  35. 37. Sharepoint (software)
  36. 38. SaskTel <ul><li>Canada has the best network in the world. Saskatchewan has the best network in Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>We should be offering worldwide because we are the best equipped to do so. </li></ul>
  37. 39. Provincial <ul><li>Too small not to share. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t re-invent the wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>Central clearing house. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t create, collect, sift and present. </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth? </li></ul>
  38. 40. International Market <ul><li>Can we offer what we have off-shore? </li></ul><ul><li>Built or building partnerships with </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Israel </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Holland </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeri a </li></ul>
  39. 41. GSCS <ul><li>SCCS offers material to.... </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate </li></ul>
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