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A workshop for junior class teachers on using ICT to enhance the learning in the class.

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Juniors Can!

  1. 1. Juniors Can ! Jill Hammonds Core Education Ltd
  2. 2. <ul><li>What does ICT mean for you? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you understand by the term? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it encompass? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it impact the children in your room? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it impact the classroom? (management, programme, physical layout, resources, teacher input) </li></ul>
  3. 3. An ICT is any tool or process that man has created in order to aid the sourcing and use of information, and or to facilitate communication.
  4. 4. <ul><li>So what are the problems and frustrations that you would like to get sorted today? </li></ul><ul><li>Management of students </li></ul><ul><li>Management of computers </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment woes </li></ul><ul><li>Where to start </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list and then we’ll sort it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teacher Doer Observer Keep it simple!!! Coaching Systems Skill4 Skill3 Skill2 Skill1 Name          Anna  David  Susan  Peter
  6. 6. Screen capture for visual aids http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com/Screen+Capture
  7. 7. Attention Seeking Make attention getters for your students to have by the computer. The flag / paper cup / bell (1 chime only or watch out!) simply means I’m working on a problem, and would appreciate some help when you have time . . . Not MrS H get here now! LOL
  8. 8. Be the Boss in Your Room !!!!! <ul><li>Good routines and rules make for a happy teacher and class: </li></ul><ul><li>When working with a group you are not available ! (unless the room is on fire or someone is dying!) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the experts not me! </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing you are doing is so important that it can interrupt the work of others </li></ul><ul><li>You lose it - you find it! </li></ul><ul><li>Make a note and see me later. </li></ul>Keep it simple!!!
  9. 9. What are the qualities, attributes, characteristics of the children in our junior classroom?
  10. 10. Unpack how you will cater for this: Active Learners and short concentration span Short, simple tasks. Use creative software e.g. Paint, Kid Pix Regular access Value and display their efforts. Use wide range of ICTs.
  11. 11. What is the world going to be like when our children leave school? What skills will they need to have developed?
  12. 12. Flexible Adaptable Thinkers Students who are ready to accept and move with change. They apply learning confidently and successfully to new and different situations. <ul><li>Self Directed / Reflective Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Students who are intellectual processors and competent thinkers. They reflect on their findings and evaluate, validate and discriminate. </li></ul>Effective Collaborators Students who have skills to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups and within a range of situations to achieve common goals. Effective communicators’ Students who are able to convey and receive information confidently and competently in a range of different contexts. Vision of the Learner
  13. 13. <ul><li>Communication Skills – using the technologies of today. </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Information Skills – in a wide range of contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Self Management Skills – from day one. </li></ul><ul><li>Social And Cooperative Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Work and Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Skills </li></ul>Essential Skills for the Learner
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thinking - creative, critical and metacognitive </li></ul><ul><li>Using language symbols and texts - see Literacy Learning Progressions document </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Self - motivation, “can do” attitude, self assessment, resourceful, resilient etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Relating to Others - active listening, co-operation, negotiate and share </li></ul><ul><li>Participating and contributing - actively involved in community (including online) - purposeful! </li></ul>Key Competencies
  15. 15. Unpack how you will cater for this: Relating to others/ Participating Audio conferencing Video camera recording of children expressing ideas Multimedia programmes Use of spreadsheets & graphs Email & Online projects. Formulating questions Practising use of phone Focus on message and presenting
  16. 16. <ul><li>Literacy learning Progressions </li></ul><ul><li>a copy of the pdf file is available at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.literacyprogressions.org.nz/ </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Literacy resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://zerototwo.wikispaces.com/Literacy+Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>http://threetofour.wikispaces.com/Literacy+Ideas </li></ul>
  18. 18. What impact does that have for the way we plan our classroom programme? We need to plan for . . .
  19. 19. <ul><li>Challenging, stimulating, positive and child directed </li></ul><ul><li>Risk taking encouraged and managed </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery learning and lots of discussion - Children working in Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Children taking res p on s ibility for their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher modelling of the process (daily) </li></ul><ul><li>A cc ess to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Short but regular sessions using ICTs. </li></ul>Effective Learning Environment
  20. 20. <ul><li>Start from the Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Define the focus - begin with the end in mind and “unpack” the process </li></ul><ul><li>Model the process – computer at the mat </li></ul><ul><li>Use flexible rotation systems - 3 Chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Foster independence – independently achievable tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Work in groups at the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Create opportunities for Discovery learning </li></ul><ul><li>Enforce routines </li></ul><ul><li>Place computer within teacher view. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise Computer Suite systems </li></ul><ul><li>Use Visual Aids to memory </li></ul>Classroom and Computer Management Considerations
  21. 21. Model the process daily! Have your computer by the mat and record your children’s daily news e.g. on Kid Pix, PowerPoint etc. Make this the starting point for your first round of word work for the day. Have the children spend time completing the next step and then using it as a reading/ shared reading resource for the week.
  22. 22. Tuesday 17 th February <ul><li>Text box set up here to record the news items. </li></ul><ul><li>Animation can be customised in template format. </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s art can be added later. </li></ul>Daily News eBook
  23. 23. Storytelling / Instructions
  24. 24. <ul><li>Independent writing </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Refining </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul>
  25. 28. <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Very motivating for the children and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a very professional look with minimal skill </li></ul><ul><li>You save on printer cartridges </li></ul><ul><li>Very visual for parent and community days or sharing with other classes e.g. on the school intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes a valuable teaching and learning resource for children to use for consolidating learning – children will revisit happily. </li></ul><ul><li>Available to schools through the Microsoft deal. </li></ul>Using PowerPoint
  26. 29. A is for . . . I love eating an apple . Apple
  27. 30. Welcome. a b An English Educational Resource. Made for kids by kids. c Read with me. Kupu Kiwi Collections presents
  28. 31. c is for cat.
  29. 32. d is for dog.
  30. 33. g is for girl.
  31. 34. m is for manu.
  32. 35. r is for Râ
  33. 36. Rhyming with &quot;ake&quot;
  34. 37. Lake I went to the lake and I took my remote control car.
  35. 38. Rake In autumn the leaves fall down on the grass. I have to rake them up.
  36. 39. Cake I had a cake for my birthday.
  37. 40. In the picture above it has what a light looks like when it is on. The battery is the electricity source. The power runs from the battery through the wire and into the screw. When the metal strip is touching the screw the power can flow so the light glows. Science Explanations When you switch off, the metal strip lifts off the screw, the power can’t flow and the light goes off.
  38. 41. Hangi Day By Taylor, Kelsi and Laura in Room 1 Horsham Downs School Prediction / Actual
  39. 42. Two men began to dig a hole out in our soccer field. They piled the dirt around the sides. The dirt was very, very soft. The pit they dug was made deep enough to put in hot irons and two metal baskets. They were digging a pit for our hangi.
  40. 43. A fire was laid beside the pit. When they stacked the wood, they criss-crossed it. The steel hangi irons were on top of the stack of wood. The stack was taller than ME. The day was wet and we saw a wonderful rainbow.
  41. 44. The fire was lit and flames flew up into the air. The fire burned for about two hours. As the flames died down, the men dragged the hot irons out of the glowing embers and heaved them into the pit.
  42. 45. Two baskets full of food were carefully put on top of the hot irons. A clean wet sheet was laid over the top, then dripping wet sacks. The men shovelled dirt over the sacks and let the hangi steam away.
  43. 46. Two and a half hours later, they shovelled off the dirt and took out the yummy Hangi food. The wet sacks were carefully peeled off. Hot steam poured out of the baskets as they carried them to the long serving tables. Mmmmmmmmmm.
  44. 47. The mothers and the teachers served the food to all the hungry children. The Hangi smelt delicious.
  45. 48. We ate our plate of yummy Hangi food by the new playground. We had potato, pumpkin, stuffing and chicken. I ate all of my food. I loved my plate of Hangi. It was nutritious and delicious.
  46. 49. <ul><li>Numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets for surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Paint programme for geometry and sy m metry </li></ul><ul><li>Kid Pix number sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Digital camera for geometry, cardinal number etc. </li></ul>Maths Ideas <ul><li>http://zerototwo.wikispaces.com/Maths+Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>http://threetofour.wikispaces.com/Maths+Ideas </li></ul>
  47. 51. Kotahi te purerehua. E hia nga purerehua?
  48. 52. E hia nga kuri? E rua nga kuri.
  49. 53. Spreadsheets
  50. 54. Shapes & Symmetry Geometry
  51. 57. These shapes are round . A round shape is a circle.
  52. 58. 2
  53. 59. <ul><ul><li>Buddies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents/Grandparents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Former classmates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People traveling overseas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative online projects </li></ul></ul>Email See Katikati Index Page
  54. 60. Book Backchat http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/bookchat/
  55. 61. Mindmapping Software <ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Rapid Fire Button to bounce out the new ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Add in notes on bubbles. </li></ul><ul><li>Add hyperlinks to info on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the templates. </li></ul><ul><li>Kidspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the templates </li></ul><ul><li>Webspiration - beta online version of Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Works like Inspiration but used online. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.inspiration.com/webspiration_page/index.cfm </li></ul>
  56. 62. Voice Thread Web 2.0 Tools http://voicethread.com Example http://juniorclasses.wikispaces.com/PLAY
  57. 63. Web 2.0 Tools Blogs Blogging http://www.blog.com http://www.blogger.com http://www.edublog.com Helpful Hints http://cogsforblogs.blogspot.com/ http://www.mrsryanmuritai.blogspot.com/ http://room3muritai.blogspot.com/ http://mrsskiltonsblog.blogspot.com/ http://room5muritaischoolnz.blogspot.com/ http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=162000 Examples
  58. 64. Web 2.0 Tools Wikis Wikis for educators http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers/100k For subsequent wikis use http://www.wikispaces.com/t/x/teachers100K Examples: http://mic-whakarongo.wikispaces.com/Junior+Goals+and+Examples http://muritaischoolroom1.wikispaces.com/ http://northcote3.blogspot.com/
  59. 65. Web 2.0 Tools Bubbleshare Turn photos into a slideshow http://bubbleshare.com Suzie’s How to Wiki page http://learningweb2.wikispaces.com/Bubbleshare Examples http://moturoa.blogspot.com/2006/09/bubbles.html
  60. 66. Web 2.0 Tools Presentation Upload Your class have made a great presentation and they’d like to share it with family via the web . . . Just sign up and upload up to 100Mbs per presentation. http://slideshare.net
  61. 67. NetVibes to set up your internet sites for easy access by the kids. Make your home page their selection page. http://www.netvibes.com Web 2.0 Tools Netvibes
  62. 68. Web 2.0 Tools For more help with ideas and the “how to”, check out our Time4Online Conference from 2007. This has everything you need to know to get underway with lots more web 2.0 tools http://time4online.org.nz
  63. 69. The sky’s the limit! Make sure you , the teacher , are not! Jill Hammonds Core Education Ltd [email_address]