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Learning Journeys, Learning Environments

  1. 1. Learning Journeys Learning Environments Miles Berry Head, Alton Convent Prep <ul><li>Learning journeys </li></ul><ul><li>Learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>The VLE at St Ives </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Towards a PLE at St Ives </li></ul><ul><li>MLEs </li></ul>
  2. 2. Learning Journeys
  3. 3. Smith, 1801, via Tufte 1990 Start address: London End address: Dover Distance: 78.9 mi (about 1 hour 53 mins) Reverse directions 1. Head south from Saint Margaret Street - go 250 ft 2. Continue on Abingdon Street - go 0.2 mi 3. Continue on Millbank - go 0.2 mi 4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Millbank - go 0.5 mi 5. Turn left at Vauxhall Bridge Road - go 0.3 mi 6. Turn left at Wandsworth Road - go 213 ft 7. Bear right at Kennington Lane - go 0.2 mi 8. Turn right at Durham Street - go 0.1 mi 9. Turn left at Harleyford Road - go 0.1 mi 10. Turn right at Kennington Oval - go 0.2 mi 11. Bear right at Harleyford Street - go 0.1 mi 12. Bear left at Camberwell New Road - go 0.1 mi 13. Turn right at Brixton Road - go 1.5 mi 14. Continue on Effra Road - go 0.4 mi 15. Continue on Tulse Hill - go 1.1 mi 16. Bear left at Thurlow Park Road - go 0.8 mi 17. Bear left at Dulwich Common - go 0.3 mi 18. Bear left at Dulwich Common - go 0.6 mi 19. Turn right at Lordship Lane - go 0.2 mi 20. Bear left at London Road - go 0.5 mi 21. Turn left at Devonshire Road - go 0.1 mi 22. Bear right at Waldram Crescent - go 0.3 mi 23. Turn left at Sunderland Road - go 0.1 mi 24. Turn right at Stanstead Road - go 0.9 mi 25. Turn left at Catford Road - go 0.4 mi 26. Bear left at Rushey Green - go 0.1 mi 27. Bear right at Brownhill Road - go 1.0 mi 28. Continue on Saint Mildreds Road - go 0.4 mi 29. Bear left at Baring Road - go 216 ft 30. Continue on Westhorne Avenue - go 0.7 mi 31. At Clifton's Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Sidcup Road – go 2.7 mi 32. Continue on A20 - go 6.7 mi 33. Bear right at M20 - go 50 mi 34. Continue on A20 - go 7.1 mi 35. At Western Heights Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A20 - go 0.3 mi 36. At Limekiln Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A20 - go 0.2 mi 37. At Prince of Wales Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A20 - go 0.3 mi 38. At York Street Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto York Street - go 0.3 mi 39. At A256, take the 2nd exit onto Priory Road - go 0.1 mi 40. Bear left at High Street - go 186 ft 41. Turn right at Ladywell - go 0.1 mi 42. Continue on Park Street - go 0.1 mi 43. Turn right at Maison Dieu Road - go 97 ft These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, highway men, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. Google, 2006
  4. 4. Tomtom,2005 via GPSreviewnet, 2005
  5. 5. Google, 2006
  6. 7. Topology
  7. 8. Learning Environments
  8. 12.
  9. 13. Building the Knowledge Environment Knowledge Environment <ul><li>Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Planners </li></ul><ul><li>Construction workers </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolders </li></ul><ul><li>Builders’ Merchants </li></ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul>
  10. 14. The VLE at St Ives
  11. 15. Primary Learning Environments... <ul><li>Rich and stimulating learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Learning through experience </li></ul><ul><li>DIY resources </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Social learning </li></ul><ul><li>Informal, independent learning </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment and play </li></ul>
  12. 17. Virtual Learning Environment Discussions Immediate feedback Range of resources Range of activities Collaborative work Review the lesson Taking the best of the classroom and making it available at home
  13. 18. Other benefits <ul><li>Sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to look back </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Verbalizing mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized learning </li></ul><ul><li>ICT skills and understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Catching up </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management </li></ul>
  14. 19. Looking back <ul><li>“ This has been a great year for maths. I loved moodle.” (6A) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Its a great way of doing home work and its fun!!!” (6B) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I really like to use moodle because I find homework disscusion really helpful” (5A) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I like the idea of homework on the computer and homework disscusen when your stuck.” (5B) </li></ul>
  15. 20. COLLES <ul><li>I have found the work interesting </li></ul><ul><li>When we start a topic, we talk about things in the real world </li></ul><ul><li>The things I learn help me to understand the world better </li></ul><ul><li>I learn how the things I'm taught will be useful for me when I leave school </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher makes me think </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher shows me how to discuss ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Other pupils make good sense of what I say </li></ul>
  16. 21. SATs
  17. 22. Value added
  18. 23. Implementation <ul><li>Pedagogy, not technology </li></ul><ul><li>Total cost of ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Digital divide </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with existing systems </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding in the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning champions </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul>“ Buying a VLE is one of the most important decisions for an institution, one that has major implications for it, and should be seen as significant as buying a major new building. The choice of VLE will be significant across all areas of the institution and especially in the way in which teaching and learning are undertaken” Minshull, G (2004) VLEs: Beyond the fringe and into the mainstream, Coventry, BECTA
  19. 24. Towards a PLE
  20. 25. Scott Wilson, 2005
  21. 27. Personal Profile
  22. 28. E-portfolio
  23. 29. Blog
  24. 30. Social Network
  25. 31. Aggregator
  26. 32. MLEs?
  27. 33. James Farmer, 2006
  28. 34. An MLE should … <ul><li>give priority to learning and teaching by integrating timetabling, planning, assessment and resources; </li></ul><ul><li>facilitate the sharing of pupil information between all those teaching a pupil; allow planning and assessment to be readily monitored; </li></ul><ul><li>provide a single integrated view of all the data held on any given pupil; </li></ul><ul><li>incorporate tools to support teachers’ and managers’ analysis of performance at fine-grained levels, and assess the effect of interventions; </li></ul><ul><li>improve communication within the school and between school and home; </li></ul><ul><li>facilitate opportunities for pupils to take greater responsibility for their learning; and </li></ul><ul><li>be accessible from home. </li></ul>
  29. 35. MLE
  30. 37. Google, 2007

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