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Technology in the Foundation Phase

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This is a Teacher Development talk given on March 1st 2013

This is a Teacher Development talk given on March 1st 2013

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  • 1. How Foundation Phaseteachers around the world are using technology in their classrooms’ by Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.za
  • 2. Let’s introduce social networkingSince the theme of social networking ineducation runs through my presentation, I’dlike to introduce a video here called ‘GottaShare’:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soAk3F0wX9s)(see the next slide)
  • 3. Outcomes for todayI would like to:• show that times are changing for teachers in South Africa• find out what teachers in the Foundation Phase around the world are doing with regard to using technology• draw a conclusion about technology and teaching
  • 4. 1. So what is changing forteachers in South Africa?
  • 5. Free online courses and free webinars are rife http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/p/free-short-online-courses.html
  • 6. Twitter and Tweetchats for teachers http://www.edchatsa.co.za/ @schoolnetsa
  • 7. Pinterest boards
  • 8. TeachMeetshttp://teachmeet-southafrica.wikispaces.com/
  • 9. Tablets and BYOD (Bring your own device) in the classroom
  • 10. Free classroom motivational programmes http://www.classdojo.com/ A review: http://lachhull.blogspot.com/2012/02/classdojo-school-approach.html
  • 11. It’s the era of global projects
  • 12. Tons of amazing free tools on the Internet (http://www.pil-network.com/) Microsoft’s Songsmith Microsoft’s AutocollageWindows Movie Maker Photostory 3 for Windows
  • 13. E-books are so easy to create and read
  • 14. Skype and mystery Skype conversations with global classrooms
  • 15. e-classroom http://e-classroom.co.za/
  • 16. 2. How are Foundation Phaseteachers around the world usingtechnology in their classrooms?
  • 17. Flickr photo ‘Kindgergartenkids ‘by Jeffrey Kehrig
  • 18. “Everything I learned abouteducation I learned in Kindergarten” play create socialize discover experience express move relate
  • 19. Starting youngPreschool teachers will be the first to tell youthat children today start young with technology.Take a look at this video about Abby ‘Whatdigital natives want from their library’:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_zzPBbXjWs(see the next slide)
  • 20. Matt Gomez Kindergarten teacher http://mattbgomez.com/ ‘My hullabaloo’‘Kindergarten have only ever known the technological world.’
  • 21. Take a look around Matt Gomez blogThe screencast I used in the presentation can’tbe included in Slideshare so I would urge you tonote:• Matt’s Twitter global project• Matt’s use of Symbaloo to keep his compilations of videos and songs together• Matt’s Research Centre• Matt’s approach to Maths
  • 22. Kindergarten around the world Twitter projecthttp://kindergartenaroundtheworld.blogspot.ca/p/sign-ups-project-description-faq.html
  • 23. Grade R Gleanings…From Matt Gomez…• Instead of just writing…Get the class writing short sentences on the class Twitter account• Learn about the world in real-life terms with classes across the globe• A blog can hold everything together for a teacher• Participate in a Twitterchat called #kinderchat to learn more from others
  • 24. Kathy Cassidy Grade 1 teacher, Canadahttp://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org‘Mrs Cassidy’s classroom blog’
  • 25. Take a look at Cathy Cassidy’spresentation called ‘A day in the life of a student in Mrs Cassidy’s class’http://www.slideshare.net/kathycassidy/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-grade-one- student-presentation
  • 26. Take a look around Cathy Cassidy’s classroom blogThe screencast I used in the presentation can’tbe included in Slideshare so I would urge you tonote:• Cathy’s use of Twitter in her class• Cathy’s use of blogs and Skype in her class• The way Cathy includes her students blog addresses on the right of her blog• The way Cathy gets her students to explain what they do
  • 27. Using Twitter in Mrs Cassidy’s classTake a look at this video where one of MrsCassidy’s Grade 1 students explains how theyuse Twitter in class:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_zzPBbXjWs(see the next slide)
  • 28. Using Skype in Mrs Cassidy’s classTake a look at this video where one of MrsCassidy’s Grade 1 students explains how theyuse Skype in class ‘Skype in our classroom’http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3BH2r6tk1MM(see the next slide)
  • 29. Using blogs in Mrs Cassidy’s classTake a look at this video where one of MrsCassidy’s Grade 1 students explains how theyuse blogs in class ‘Our blog’:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Wav6WdGeY&feature=player_embedded(see the next slide)
  • 30. Mrs Cassidy and digital portfolios• Take a look at this video where Mrs Cassidy and her students explain their use of digital portfolios ‘Primary Digital Portfolios’(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0f6E-DfiUM&list=UUW3ARFUZbF3d9dY3nM2RfRw&index=1 ) (see the next slide)• Mrs Cassidy has created a wiki about this http://primaryportfolios.wikispaces.com/
  • 31. Other Grade 1 examplesPam Roberts from Somerset House, Somerset West creates ebooksuing Youblisher.comhttp://www.youblisher.com/p/550920-Our-Love-Book-by-Grade-1-Roberts/http://www.youblisher.com/p/465168-Christmas-Cheer/http://www.youblisher.com/p/451668-Kleure/
  • 32. Other Grade 1 examplesCarrie Sorenson from the USA uses Learnist Boards tocollect and display resources on a topic.• First Grade writing sites (http://learni.st/users/52903/boards/12860-1st- grade-writing-sites)• Write numbers from 1-20 http://learni.st/users/52903/boards/12871-write-numbers-from-0-to-20-represent-a-number-of-objects-with-a-written-numeral-0-20-common-core-k-cc-3
  • 33. Other Grade 1 examplesOrge Karaoglu from Turkey gets her 6 year oldsstudents to draw pictures which are thenanimated. See this video ‘Daisy and Dragon andthe magic wand’http://vimeo.com/5109036
  • 34. Gleanings from Grade 1 teachers • Previous to the Internet, classrooms were more isolated. Now, those classes can all beBefore interconnected classrooms linking with the advent of the Internet, easily were forced to be isolated learninghives. other classrooms and experts to ask Now, those hives can all be interconnected as classrooms can easily link withother classrooms and experts to ask questions, compare experience and learn together.Tools suchas Skype, Twitter and blogs make connecting and collaboratinglearn questions, compare experiences and with classroomsfrom anywhere a possibility. together. • Tools suchas Skype, Twitter and blogs make connecting and collaborating with classrooms from anywhere a possibility.
  • 35. • Instead of just writing in a book…get the class writing short sentences on the class Twitter account, and create blogs • Use Skype to enhance the classroomBefore the advent of the Internet, classrooms were forced to be isolated learning experiencehives. Now, those hives can all be interconnected as classrooms can easily link with • Start learning about digital footprints whileother classrooms and experts to ask questions, compare experience and learn together.Tools suchas Skype, Twitter and blogs make connecting and collaborating with classrooms they are young. Digital portfoliosfrom anywhere a possibility. • Keep your resources online so that you can share with others
  • 36. Grade 2 examplesSee this Grade 2 Dinosaur Research iPad projectfrom Parklands College ‘Dinodile’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVOENJfztfo
  • 37. Grade 3 examplesLinda Yollis Grade 3 blog, USAhttp://yollisclassblog.blogspot.com/Note how Mrs Yollis linked with a high schoolchemistry class who taught her Grade 3 classScience via a Google Hangout
  • 38. Ready-Made PowerPoint presentations can be useful to a busy teacher http://www.pppst.com/
  • 39. Gleanings…From Grade 2 and 3 teachers• Develop storytelling in a fun way which can then develop into good writing skills• Learn information in innovative ways• There are many ready made Powerpint templates, video clips and songs for teachers to use.
  • 40. 3. Conclusions about usingtechnology in the Foudation Phase classroom
  • 41. The all-important question… “Is technology essential or even necessary for good teaching to take place?”
  • 42. “If children do not learnthe way we teach then we must teach the way they learn.”
  • 43. Before you go…important links • Don’t forget to follow e-classroom on Twitter @eclassroomsa • ‘Like’ e-classroom Facebook page • Visit the SchoolNet blog for teacher tips with technology: http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com/