E-Learning for Life: Qatar Academy August 2008

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A presentation to the full faculty at Qatar Academy as part of staff orientation week 2008.

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  • E-Learning for Life: Qatar Academy August 2008

    1. 1. Qatar Academy 2008-2009 Julie Lindsay Head of Information Technology and E-Learning August 2008
    2. 2. Rather be…..On the beach?
    3. 3. http://animoto.com http://animoto.com/play/DCkJQz9qwHaPL22a0A2X6g Remembering the Summer Holiday
    4. 4. Everyone on the same page….. http://flickr.com/photos/7647121@N07 /
    5. 5. Footsteps on the Sands of Time……. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footsteps on the sands of time Henry Longfellow A Psalm of Life http://www.potw.org/archive/potw232.html
    6. 6. What A Teacher Makes (Taylor Mali) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsOVK4syxU
    7. 7. E-Learning for Life Strategic Plan
    8. 8. Whole School Approach A Shared Vision – Bridge to Success
    9. 9. Infrastructure Overhaul
    10. 10. Hardware changeover
    11. 11. Some statistics (2008 changeover) Supported by Qatar Foundation
    12. 12. Blended platform approach Over 150 teacher laptops
    13. 13. IT Support Team <ul><li>Mahmoud </li></ul>
    14. 14. Systems Software Specialist <ul><li>Rami </li></ul>
    15. 15. Curriculum and Pedagogy Supported by Information and Communication Technologies
    16. 17. Digital Natives
    17. 18. Skills for 21 st Century Learning
    18. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/ Use technology to help manage information effectively
    19. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/ Personal Learning Network
    20. 21. Digital Citizenship http://digiteen.ning.com/
    21. 23. What will I do with a laptop?
    22. 24. Inquiry-Based Pedagogy Student-Centered Learning
    23. 25. 21 st Century Learning Objectives Blooms Revised Taxonomy
    24. 26. Create powerful and worthwhile learning experiences that ‘flatten’ the walls of your classroom
    25. 27. David Warlick - http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
    26. 28. Online Learning
    27. 29. http://flickr.com/photos/girloblivious/
    28. 30. Be the change you want to see in education…… http://flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/
    29. 32. http://flickr.com/photos/dcmetroblogger/
    30. 33. http://flickr.com/photos/elycefeliz/ Educating children in Pakistan and Afghanistan http://www.threecupsoftea.com/
    31. 34. Web 2.0 - A whole new adventure in teaching
    32. 35. Web 2.0 Tools
    33. 36. Magnify your potential E-Learning Professional Development Opportunities http://flickr.com/photos/patrickwilken /
    34. 37. October 20-31 Free Online http://k12onlineconference.org/ K-12 Online Conference
    35. 38. Dr Gary Stager Laptop pioneer Constructivist Consortium 21 st Century learning November 16-20 Whole school opportunity http://stager.org
    36. 39. Flat Classroom Conference Leadership Workshop Student Summit January 24-26 http://flatclassroomconference.com
    37. 40. Wiki-centric Global Collaboration using Web 2.0 Tools Authentic Problem Solving using Real-World Topics ‘ Flat’ learning – teacher to student, student to student What is a Flat Classroom?
    38. 41. What is a Flat Classroom? Global Collaboration 3.0 Cultural Understanding Digital Citizenship Online Learning Environments
    39. 42. Senior School February 18 and 19 Whole School February 20 21 st Century Literacy Specialist International School Bangkok http://mscofino.edublogs.org
    40. 43. Ongoing PD for E-Learning
    41. 44. Qatar Academy Ning http://elearning4life.ning.com/
    42. 45. Join 21 st Century Learners See Julie if interested – Starts after Eid
    43. 46. Be part of an E-Learning Team Share the discussion about change
    44. 47. Orientation Week PD <ul><li>Wednesday 1-2pm </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday 1-2pm </li></ul>Information on Qatar Academy wikispace http://elearning.qataracademy.wikispaces.net/
    45. 48. E-Learning PD Menu <ul><li>Wikis – 3 sessions to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and blogging </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Google and education </li></ul><ul><li>Educational networking using a Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 sessions (digital cameras & laptops, digital storytelling) </li></ul></ul>

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