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Macquarie University 2008 Ict In The Classroom

  1. 1. The Australian November 1994
  2. 2. All things Web 2.0 Martin Pluss m.pluss@staff.tara.nsw.edu.au p @
  3. 3. Pathing the cowpaths http://static.flickr.com p http://www.bahiker.com/pictur http://www bahiker com/pictur /35/70225221_e0ca es/eastbay/garin/websize/097 739f93.jpg trail.jpg
  4. 4. Strategies for implementing ICT in the Classroom. th Cl In School Innovation: P th I S h lI ti Pathway t the K to th Knowledge l d Society there is an unequivocal statement of what teachers have to do: “The integration of I.C.T. into all major social institutions and organisations means that the necessity to equip young people with the capacity to understand and utilise the potential of such environments is no longer an option, but is now an imperative.” p (Cuttance, 2001:73)
  5. 5. Types of Technologies to use Traditional Learning Technologies Basic computer software p Subject specific software Web browsing software
  6. 6. How to use the technology you have Integration of ICT– long term project approach. So I started to think through a second approach. Integration of ICT directly related to class g y work. This linking of ICT activities to class work I thought could be brought together though an ICT activity related to the syllabus Integration of ICT linked to the syllabus ICT work.
  7. 7. Emerging Learning Techology Blogging- Blogging Blogger.com V and Mo Blogging LMS Moodle Wikis – wikispaces.com wikispaces com Podcasting Online photo g p galleries - Flickr Enhancements for Browsers Del.icio.us, Browsers- Del icio us Bloglines http://www.diossy.com/images/KavaPics/thumnails/GadgetMAN.gif
  8. 8. Why do some ELTs catch on and others don’t? th d ’t? Don’t try and fit the student to the ICT find the right ICT for y g your student. Do you know your choices? How useful i th emerging l H f l is the i learningi technolgy for you? Will you use it? What new teaching strategies need to be employed?
  9. 9. Kindergarten
  10. 10. Kindergarten
  11. 11. Year 1
  12. 12. Year 2
  13. 13. Year 3
  14. 14. Year 3
  15. 15. Year 4 – establishing cultural identity id tit
  16. 16. Year 5
  17. 17. Year 5
  18. 18. Year 6 – endangered species in rain forests f t
  19. 19. Year 6
  20. 20. Year 6
  21. 21. Change Paths
  22. 22. Blogs, Podcasts and Wikis as part of Web 2 0 W b 2.0 My definition Communication Collaboration Connectedness http://www.andybudd.com/dcontruct05/images/zen2.jpg
  23. 23. Podcasting Technically different to an audio file RSS Feed In schools link it to your intranet Use and aggregator to collect Feeds
  24. 24. Podcasts for Global Education
  25. 25. Students examined the Global issues confronting Antarctica
  26. 26. You may need to learn to use Audacity
  27. 27. You may also need to convert files into wave or mp3 format
  28. 28. Blogs and Wikis in Global Education • Create your own Blogs/Wikis and/or • Use existing Global Education Blogs/Wikis
  29. 29. Wikis
  30. 30. Web 2.0 Tools for you to use Bloglines Google Reader Delicious Flickr YouTube Edublogs
  31. 31. Generation Gap Peter Ellyard Ryan Heath y Keith Austin New/young Teachers Boomer Teacher http://www.cincypost.com/opinion/images/jeff050300.gif
  32. 32. The Guide Know your market niche K k t i h Foster adaptability p y Be prepared for unintended outcomes The question of funding We still need to communicate well Understand Knowledge Management Give what’s new a chance to work what s Professional development and time
  33. 33. Face to face still matters http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/04/why_facetoface_.html
  34. 34. Sample Study
  35. 35. Definition “ A blog is … a Dimensions website with dated Communication entries, usually by a Social/Cultural single author, often accompanied by Political links to other blogs EDUCATIONAL …quot; Organisational http://anvil.gsu.edu/NECC2004/
  36. 36. Technology Adoption Lifecycle
  37. 37. Technology Adoption Cycle
  38. 38. Accelerating Adoption Rate
  39. 39. Hype Cycle for Consumer Technologies T h l i
  40. 40. http://www.boingboing.net/
  41. 41. http://www.boingboing.net/
  42. 42. 50 million weblogs June 2006
  43. 43. Daily Postings
  44. 44. About …blogging
  45. 45. Features of Blogs easy and quick to create. It is organized by time. It is organized by posts short and frequently posted. readers can often respond. It is organized with dated entries. publish instantly one person or group blogs. free or very low-cost low cost The use of links author's voice and personality
  46. 46. General Interest Blogs On Holidays Our Euro Adventure Product Research Capilo R3 Personal Interests Running Political Blogs Andrew Bartlet Current Affairs: Katrina Blogs ABC Blogs, Sports Desk The innovators Boing Boing
  47. 47. Classroom Blogs Using Blogs f W iti I t ti U i Bl for Writing Instructions http://inside.sfuhs.org/blog/kassblog.php?itemid=118 Jack’s Science Fair Jack s http://homepage.mac.com/stevespangler/iblog/index.html A Glasgow Primary School http://www.sandaigprimary.co.uk/pivot/index.php Simple Machine http://www.resco.ca/machineblog/2005/04/nick-ake-and- nick-jp.htm
  48. 48. Classroom Blogs Sunraysia Mallee School http://www.sunraysia.vic.edu.au/news/ http://www sunraysia vic edu au/news/ Secret Life of Bees http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees/ Student Health and Wellbeing: The Diary Project http://www.diaryproject.com/
  49. 49. Blogs for Teachers Weblogs In Education http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/carraher/stories/storyReader$6 Educational Weblogs htt // d ti l bl http://educational.blogs.com/instructional_technology_/2003/09/educ /i t ti l t h l /2003/09/ d ation_blogg.htm What are the possibilities for weblogs in education? http://anvil.gsu.edu/NECC2004/stories/storyReader$13 htt // il d /NECC2004/ t i / t R d $13 The possibilities are endless http://anvil.gsu.edu/NECC2004/stories/storyReader$27 Weblogs in the classroom – with links to other weblogs http://www.eddept.wa.edu.au/cmis/eval/curriculum/ict/weblogs/
  50. 50. Blogs for Teachers Weblogged – Th read-write web i th classroom W bl d The d it b in the l http://www.weblogg-ed.com/ Maths weblog http://159.191.14.139/.docs/pg/2651 Use of technology in education http://www.bloglines.com/preview?siteid=1478 Libraries and technology http://www.bloglines.com/preview?siteid=132255 a blog without a libraries – what libraries are doing with g g blogs http://www.bloglines.com/preview?siteid=145502
  51. 51. Blogs in your subject area • People with a passion for the subject • Organisations with relevant blogs • Photo blogs • Thematic blogs – Katina • Dedicated Professional subject blogs
  52. 52. Using Blogs in Education Web logs are i W bl increasingly b i i l being used i d in educational setting. Educators are able update content more easily and share resources with in and between schools and universities. Blogging has a number of potential and real uses in education. Specifically the one that stands out for me is its use in logging journal posts for major ongoing units of work and p j projects. It means a student, p , peers and teachers can read what is going on and can make relevant and helpful comments.
  53. 53. General Applications post short current events articles to invite students thoughts reactions and possible solutions thoughts, reactions, create a literature circle post photos and ask students to create captions foster book discussions in the form of an online book club encourage student writing to demonstrate learning direct students to curriculum web sites and have them read and make responses communicate with another classroom react to teacher entries about what they are learning and make connections to how this learning is relevant for them post quotes and have students write their interpretation and apply it to something in their life invite one student a day to post a summary of and their reflections on the day's learning observe the growth of plants or animals or keep records of science experiments spot and record student kindnesses or good deeds develop new vocabulary by writing about the new word and having students create sentences or a brief paragraph using new vocabulary enable students to post their ideas for the classroom or school let student write short reviews of books they are enjoying reading
  54. 54. Specific Applications A Firstly, Firstly teachers could look at content based blogs based on syllabus requirements. A summary of the weeks or term’s curriculum could be posted for students and other teachers in a department. It can be used to monitor homework assignments p g and thus potentially included parental observation of the work and reward students for their effort by public comment supporting good work on a blog. Secondly, a reflective journal type blog could be found and used by teachers. It can possibly be used for registration and accreditation requirements It will be very useful for teachers to requirements. share teaching activities, develop ideas for the integration of ICT, it could provide tips for new teachers and provide evaluation of what has worked and not worked in the classroom or for the overall department.
  55. 55. Specific Applications B Thirdly, Thirdly students can find and create their own individual blogs. Personally I think they are great because it helps students put their ideas down and this helps the process and think about what they write. In p y particular they can do their assignments, y g , develop a portfolio of their work through out a defined period. It can be a showpiece of their good work. Fourthly, you can develop a find and create a shared blog where all the students in the class can contribute to a blog, perhaps based on a theme a novel, play, historical event or geographical theme. theme This would be very useful for class tasks which require students to complete class tasks in small groups, showcase finish products and teachers will be able to read monitor and comment on progress. p g
  56. 56. What do teachers think about blogs? a way to improve my own writing just in time learning arena place to share easy way to create a website quickly way to connect with others and make connections to learning perfect spot for quick writes a writing room in which you can make it be what you want it to be a perfect spot for quick writes a writing room in which you can make it be what you want it to be a perfect place to think outside the box a way to give students ownership of a personal space a web site that encourages active engagement by the students and teacher a place to collaborate an up close and personal way to include parents in the process (in elementary schools) Source: http://anvil.gsu.edu/NECC2004/
  57. 57. What do students think about blogs? a place to think outside the box a place for me to show my true colors a power to be heard by the public an unrestricted place to divulge my perspective a weblog is like an invisible friend friend. a site where I can go all out. a place learn about other people's opinions. It helps me improve my writing. a place to let my feelings go a position where my feelings are being written down a place to practice my writing skills an enjoyable site a spot to investigate about the news a point where I can be heard by the public my special imaginary friend an independent place to voice my opinions a place where you can express yourself yourself. Source: http://anvil.gsu.edu/NECC2004/
  58. 58. Blogging about…
  59. 59. http://headrush.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/incre mental1_4.jpg mental1 4 jpg
  60. 60. http://headrush.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/riskav erse.jpg erse jpg
  61. 61. ICT Workshop Blog Access to the workshop blog. p p g p http://ictworkshops.blogspot.com Ability to edit ICT Workshops Blog Address: http://www.blogger.com Add htt // bl Username: ictworkshops Password: ictworkshop
  62. 62. Leadership Mentoring Blog
  63. 63. How do I go about blogging? 1. Start using blogs to collect information for work and general interest g 2. Then started a blog on an interest – running politics, holidays Here you running, politics holidays. learn how to develop a blog and made all the mistakes 3. Finally I embarked on one for teacher and student use.
  64. 64. An example of blogging software p gg g Word
  65. 65. What do you want to do with your Weblog W bl • Storing information? • Social and professional networking? • Move information? • Teaching and learning?
  66. 66. Style considerations A reflective blog with your personal teaching experiences, with ideas of your favourite teaching techniques and links to favourite sites and learning resources. The naming of your blog is important because a good name can be found through search engines. You should develop a name that reflects what is in the bl blog. Specific Content how you will organize information, how much information you should include and an overall view and long term plan of where the blog is going. Realize you have an audience. So think about your readership: their age, gender, interests, professional understanding. Accordingly be aware of your own writing voice and writing style.
  67. 67. blogging about…about blogging… You can use existing blogs You can create your own blogs Either way the appeal is: they are easy to use, y you have an audience they are personal and educational they have integration potential potential.
  68. 68. The integration potential I have been involved, at th grass root l h b i l d t the t level, i d l in developing l i a blogging network for runners through www.coolrunning.com.au We W now have a community of over 50 runners who bl h it f h blog about running The blogs are also linked to an online forum where there is more immediate conversations about issues and if we want “just in time” contact we use the group’s chat facility. Information is available on the relevant WIKI: eg: library, g y podcasts and the Australian run Guide. We can keep track of blogs that have been updated by using a RSSfeeders such as Bloglines more on this later. g g
  69. 69. http://martinpluss.edublogs.org/files/2007/09/edublog_feature_07_6001.jpg http://martinpluss edublogs org/files/2007/09/edublog feature 07 6001 jpg
  70. 70. Podcasts on Blogging http://we05.com/podcast/ http://we05 com/podcast/ http://www.guide2podcasting.com/Podca sting-Vs-Blogging.php ti V Bl i h http://www.blogginghelp.com/2005/06/11 ttp // b ogg g e p co / 005/06/ /canadian-professional-blogging- podcast-your-blogging-voice-part-2/
  71. 71. Searching for Blogs http://www.technorati.com/ http://www.bloglines.com http://www bloglines com http://www.blogsearchengine.com/ http://blogsearch.google.com/ http://www.blogdigger.com/ http://www blogdigger com/
  72. 72. A Student Survey “Why do I have to watch a teacher struggle Why to use yesterday’s technology?” The Next Cu e Mick Waters 2006 e e t Curve c ate s 006 A Conference in Belfast
  73. 73. Creating Passionate Users g http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/08/are_your_users_.html
  74. 74. Latest and Greatest
  75. 75. You should try new things and…
  76. 76. …sometimes things go a cropper…and d
  77. 77. …then you live to tell the story

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