But what does that mean?I love the way this iron cross appears to be a part of the pavement. It has ridges and hollows where it sometimes appears to pop out above the pavement while at some points it appears to recede into the pavement itself. I think that’s what I mean by embedding wikis into the everyday fabric of our courses. At the beginning of the course they stick out of the pavement like a beacon as they are new and different for students, however, somewhere along the way they begin to embed themselves into the pavement until they become a part of the structure of the courses. We start small and grow more and more as tutors & students become more confident & can see the advantages. But we NEVER forget that it is ALL in the facilitation – not the tool!
I have a many ESL students doing Certificate III in Children’s Services and Aged care as well as some at Diploma level. We also have students with other difficulties ies a student with severe dyslexia. I am starting to use technology such as Voxopop and and other sound tech nology to assess students, record class sessions to later upload to a wiki for student to relisten to – cannot take notes Record oral assessments for AQTF and SkillsVic purposes
Get excited! – Excitement is infectious and maybe you can be instrumental in enthusing another teacher to have a goFind one tool and play with it – gain some confidence before trialing it with studentsPick a likely student or group of students to trial it on – pick one who is interested and willing to give it a goLearn from mistakes and improve – tell students you are new at this too. Get their feedback.Get the students excited – if students start to see the potential, they might add some pressure to the institution to put up some money to buy hardware eg a flip cameraGive yourself time to take on learning new things – Rome wasn’t built in a day. We took five years before technology was finally embedded into our Community House
Working with digital resources Lynne Gibb
Elearning? What is it? E-learning can be whatever suitsyour group of students. Can be stand-alone (But supported) Supported by telephone, email, online classroom, Discussion forums, wiki messaging, text messaging ...but it is ALWAYS about people & facilitation
Blended Learning Blend with other forms of learning ie face-to-face. Use computerlab Research skills Paired & small group activities (egVoxopop) Reflecting online at end of each class Download assessments, Unit Outlines recording interviews
Can include text, video, audio, animation and virtual environments Eg upload you powerpoints, easy for students who find it difficult to take notes Students video each other in class, interviewing etc (Flip camera, Digital storytelling)
Lynne’s blended delivery tips Keep it simple & manageable You’ll never know if you don’t have a go! Its all about the facilitation – not the tools Do not assume students will not like or not be able to do it Students do not always need access to a computer at home
Tools are just another resource What tools do you already use to assist you deliver your classes?
Voki Hmmm….what’s Voki & what can it do for my students? Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your wiki, blog, profile, and in email messages. They are fun and engaging & easy to make. Examples of Vokis with sound effects Easy instructions on how to utilisevokis with students OK – so how might you use vokis with your students?
Voxopop Voxopop?Voxowhat??@@!! Its all about the voice Practise speaking then listen to it Encourage conversation between 2 or more students Dale Pobega–ESL practitioner using Voxopop – Dale’s ESL Club Another example of Voxopop being used for assessment
More Digital Tools Michael Chalk’s wiki Podcasting Social networking Twitter Tokbox Voicethread - http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/Ed Tech link Powerpoint Screencasting Mobile technology
Fave toy! Press the button and film Flip out the USB connector Download onto computer or straight into You Tube, Teacher Tube or My Space Grab the code & insert movie into wiki or blog Ideas? Students interview e@ other Interview worker in field Voxpop in the street on a given topic Flip Camera
So much to choose from! Get excited! Find one tool and play with it. Pick a likely student or group of students to trial it on Learn from mistakes and improve Get the students excited Give yourself time to take on learning new things
Be courageous – you and your students will benefit!
Thank you for participating – I wish you every success in your journey into the wonderful world of web2.0 Lynne Gibb firstname.lastname@example.org Handout & copy of today’s powerpoint available from http://ementor.coonarahouse.org.au/ourresources