Personal Learning Networks in the Early Years - ISTE


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Personal Learning Networks in the Early Years - ISTE

  1. 1. BUILDING STUDENT LEARNING NETWORKS IN THE EARLY YEARS Presented by Karen Lirenman @klirenman
  2. 2. What does building student learning networks mean to you?
  3. 3. To me it means… • to collaborate • to create and • to share …with others to create authentic learning opportunities
  4. 4. How do I do this?
  5. 5. With… • Class and Student Blogs • Video Conferencing • Twitter • Collaborative Projects
  6. 6. Using Blogs to Create Personal Learning Networks in the Early Years
  7. 7. Our class blog:
  8. 8. My Students’ Blogs (2013-14)
  9. 9. Blogging lets students share learning with the world.
  10. 10. And encourages feedback from the world .
  11. 11. Some things my students share include story comprehension.
  12. 12. Their feedback for an author.
  13. 13. An invitation to an expert.
  14. 14. A lesson for another.
  15. 15. Using Video Conferencing to Create Personal Student Learning Networks
  16. 16. Video conferencing helps create student learning networks by learning from an expert. Programmers, App Developers, Skype, Animal Experts
  17. 17. Learning with other classes. Global Read Aloud, Gr 1 Book Club, Gingerbread Man Adventures, Projects by Jen Lucky Charms
  18. 18. Learning math with classes from around the world. Guess My Number, Guess My 2D/3D Shape, Is it Heavier/Lighter, Is it Longer/Shorter
  19. 19. Learning math with individual students from around the world. Guess My Shape, Math Stories
  20. 20. Teaching other classes. Hanukkah, Salmon
  21. 21. Using Twitter to Create Personal Student Learning Networks
  22. 22. Learning and connecting with the world.
  23. 23. And the WORLD responded. South Africa Texas Iowa Ontario Florida New Zealand British Columbia Australia England Michigan Saskatchewan Wisconsin New York Oregon
  24. 24. Learning and connecting with an author.
  25. 25. Learning by creating and using hashtags to… • experiment with voice (#LRRH13, #GBM) • Practice, Learn, and Share Math (#mathstory, #aabb, #2d3dshapes) • Backchannel about a webinar • Participate in a bookclub
  26. 26. Learning by asking and answering surveys.
  27. 27. Using Collaborative Projects to Create Personal Student Learning Networks
  28. 28. Joining collaborative projects help promote personal learning networks.
  29. 29. Globally organized collaborative projects for the early years include…
  30. 30. A Global Read Aloud Project
  31. 31. Locally organized projects with classes in North America - Good News Bad News
  32. 32. Locally organized projects with classmates.
  33. 33. Locally organized projects with students in our district.
  34. 34. Even our youngest learners can and should create student learning networks.
  35. 35. Karen Lirenman @klirenman Skype: klirenman Grade One, Division 19 Woodward Hill Elementary, Surrey, BC @MsLsClass Contact Information