What is Digistore? Learning Objects Digitised Items Digital imagesInteractive learning gamesand simulations specifically Sound files designed to engage and motivate students. Video files Learning Objects Digitised items
Understanding learning objects The learning objects available within Digistore:use multimedia to engage are based on authentic contexts have been specifically designed for Australian and New Zealand schools
Exploring learning paths Visit one of these learning paths to explore a selection of learning objects.Junior level examples Middle and upper primary Secondary examples PIN AEOHCP PIN HLIKBL PIN RNPKXA
Using learning objects in contextThe research around the use of learning objects tells us that contentshould not be used in isolation but should be part of a planned learningsequence supported before and after by off-line learning experiences. Introduce ‘Letter of Students play the Students write the week’ through Letter Planet game words they collected the class big book. to collect words in the game on to which start with the cards to displayed on target letter in order the wall on a space to fuel a spaceship. ship.
Using learning objects in contextThe research around the use of learning objects tells us that contentshould not be used in isolation but should be part of a planned learningsequence supported before and after by off-line learning experiences. Students are given a Students work Students choose one series of animal through the animal animal they learned cards and are then classification about to write an asked to work in activities within informational report pairs to group them Digistore to learn classifying the by type of animal. how to classify by animal and Discuss animal characteristics. describing its characteristics e.g. characteristics. has a backbone
Feedback from the classroom Juniors discovering my backyard “Students learnt very early on what a habitat was and were able to relate back to that learning as they came in contact with live creatures in the garden.”
What are digitised items?Digitised items are resources that have been sourced from leadingAustralian and New Zealand cultural and scientific institutions andprivate collections. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
What are digital resources?Digitised items are primary source materials that give us insight intoour own unique history and culture. This can include print materials such as documents, plans, posters, maps or newspaper clippings. Richard Pearce‟s flying machine Reproduced courtesy of Archives New Zealand
What are digital resources?Digitised items are primary source materials that give us insight intoour own unique history and culture. This can include video clips and short films. Constructing the Auckland Harbour Bridge, 1959 Reproduced courtesy of Archives New Zealand
What are digital resources? Digitised items are primary source materials that give us insight intoour own unique history and culture. This can include static images and art works. Gavin Bishop “Māori myths” book illustrations Reproduced courtesy of Random House New Zealand
Working with primary source materialsPrimary source materials can be analysed and interrogated in order tothink critically about the image and to generate discussions and debate. Questions taken from the Library of Congress primary sources analysis toolDescribe what you see. When do you think itWhat do you notice first? was taken?What people and objects Who do you think wasare shown? the audience for thisHow are they arranged? photo?What is the physical What can you learnsetting? from examining thisWhy do you think this photo?photo was taken? What‟s missing from this photo? Image reproduced courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library
Working with primary source materialsPrimary source materials can be used to arose curiosity and stimulatethinking. Year 13 drama students worked with images of turn of the century images of clothing from Te Papa‟s collections alongside their own research to generate characters to write into a play script.
Understanding teacher loginsEach teacher needs their own individual login to access Digistore. This isa combination of an ESSA password linked to a Digistore password.The accounts only need to be linked the first time you access Digistore.After that, you continue to log in with your ESSA login and you willautomatically be logged in to Digistore. Teachers need a login to be able to Teacher can create learning paths open a search result to review it in within their logins which are learning Digistore. sequences involving Digistore content.
Accessing Digistore – ESSA account http://digistore.tki.org.nz Log in if you have an Education SectorRegister if you don‟t already Login (TKI login) have an account. already
Accessing Digistore – Link a Digistore account http://digistore.tki.org.nzIf you have an individual Digistore account Otherwise, click here or you know your school account details, to apply for anclick here and enter them in. You only need account. to do this ONCE.
Understanding student loginsWhile your own Digistore login must not be shared with students, anystudent within your school can use the school’s student login to getaccess to Digistore. If you do want to find out the student login for yourschool by emailing email@example.com along with the name and MoEnumber of your school. Note: This can be a useful but learning paths areoften a better option. Student login – can only Teacher login – can view, rate, add tags and view resources download resources Students can access links to individual Students can be provided with the student resources once logged in to the student login.login in order to access Digistore from home. They can also make learning paths!
Accessing Digistore – Student logins http://digistore.tki.org.nz Go to the „Digistorelogin‟ page to get access to the student loginStudents can then click „Student login‟ to betaken to a login screen.
How to find resources in DigistoreIn Digistore, you can find resources through a basic search, through anA to Z search and by browsing curriculum areas.
Using the catalogues to find resourcesOn the Digistore VLN group, you can also use the subject cataloguesand the Māori related content catalogue to find resources.
Using the catalogues to find resourcesTo find an item from the catalogues, put the Digistore ID code into thesearch window in Digistore.L1185
Other search optionsSearch by location Search by a time period
Understanding search resultsMore information Open the resource
Understanding learning pathsThink of a learning pathas a collection ofrelated learning objectsand resources fromDigistore that you wantyour students or othercolleagues to be able toaccess. Learning objects or resources
Examples of learning paths Note: You have to be logged out for the student pin to work.English and Māori New Zealand flag and maths objects Figurative language Coat of ArmsPIN: WYYASQ PIN: KNKRRJ PIN: YOCNTT
How to organise your learning paths The ArtsDrama learning path Visual art learning path Learning paths are stored within your Digistore account within folders that you create. Folders are therefore collections of collections.
How to select resources to add to a pathAdd from a list of search results Add from the detail view of one(you can add more than one at a time) OR resourceTick the boxes toselect resources
Creating a folder for your learning pathIf you have never made If you have made foldersa folder before, you will before, you will be givebe prompted to „Create the option of choosing new folder‟. one of those or making a new folder.
Naming your learning path If you have not put any learning paths in the folder before, you will onlyhave the option to „Create a new learning path‟. You then name the path. If you already have a learning path in the folder, you will be give the options of creating a new learning path or adding to an existing one.
Saving the resource to your learning path Either one of these „Save‟ buttons can be used to save the resource to the learning path you have just specified.
How to find your learning path Click on „My learning path folders‟ and then click on your nameThe learning paths you have created are in your folder
Sharing your learning paths with studentsYou share a learning path with students using either the student PIN or the URL for that learning path. There is a unique PIN and URL generated for every learning page you create. You need to edit your learning path to find these.
Editing learning pathsClick on „My learning path folders‟ and then click on the name of the folder where you have stored the learning path. Choose „Edit‟ in the options under the name of the learning path
Giving students access via student pin Provide students with the PIN number (at the top when editing a learning path) Students click on „Student Pin‟ on the left menuStudents enter the pinand click „Login‟. They can then access the activities, no login required. PIN numbers are useful in print materials such as homework sheets, post-it notes or PowerPoint presentations
Giving students access via URL Use the URL shown when editing paths to share with students – no Digistore login required You can bookmark the URL in your You can use the URL to add a hyperlinkbrowser for your students to access the to the learning path from an online learning path. space such as a wiki or blog.
Powering up your learning pathsYou can add extra things to your learning path such as comment boxes and embedded objects from other websites. You also do this when editing your learning path. Add a comment box to give students instructions. This can You can also embed objects have different coloured text and into comment boxes such hyperlinks to other websites. as this YouTube video.
Adding comments to your learning paths Tip!Use „Add comment‟ to open a comment box. Save the comment and then re-edit it in order to see a toolbar.
Embedding objects into a comment box Use the embed code to add an object from another website to yourlearning path. This example is for a YouTube video but you can paste any embed code in and it will work. Copy this code and then paste it into a comment box and save
Reordering your learning pathYou can reorder learning path content using the little blue arrows. Each comment you add can also be moved using the arrows.
Sharing your learning paths with other educators Click „Share‟ to make your learning path available publically or to other teachers in your school.
Finding public learning pathsClick „Public‟ to see alist of public learning paths. You do a search within these learning paths.
Copying and adapting learning pathsYou can choose to ‘Copy’ any public learning path. It will then be savedinto your own learning path folders and you can edit and modify it. Thiscan save you time and give you a good starting point.
Getting further support – the Digistore VLN grouphttp://www.vln.school.nz/groups/profile/724225/using-digistore Search for ‘Digistore’ in the VLN http://vln.school.nz