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  • 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
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    • 1. Working with digital resources
      Lynne Gibb
    • 2. 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
    • 3. Supporting students – wiki discussion
    • 4. Supporting students – Wiki messaging
    • 5. Supporting students – Online Classroom
    • 6. 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
    • 7. 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)
    • 8. 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
    • 9. Tools are just another resource
      What tools do you already use to assist you deliver your classes?
    • 10. Embedding Elearning
    • 11. Digital tools
      OMG – not MORE Weird-sounding web 2 stuff!!@@####!!
      Wikis
      Voki
      Voxopop
    • 12. Students in charge of own learning
      Scheduling & reminders
      • Discussion boards
      • 14. Allocate tasks
      • 15. Direct student input
      • 16. Messaging
      Collaborate
      Customise
      Multimedia
      User friendly
      Upload/
      Download
    • 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?
    • 29. 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
    • 30. More Digital Tools
      Michael Chalk’s wiki
      Podcasting
      Social networking
      Twitter
      Tokbox
      Voicethread - http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/Ed Tech link
      Powerpoint
      Screencasting
      Mobile technology
    • 31. 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
      • Students interview other teachers
      • 32. Celebrate achievements
      • 33. Introductions
    • 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
    • 34. Be courageous – you and your students will benefit!
    • 35.
    • 36. Thank you for participating – I wish you
      every success in your journey into the
      wonderful world of web2.0
      Lynne Gibb
      lynne@coonarahouse.org.au
      Handout & copy of today’s powerpoint available from http://ementor.coonarahouse.org.au/ourresources