A 21 st Century Classroom ACEC 2010 Anne Mirtschin Hawkesdale P12 College [email_address] Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
A true global classroom – a student from Hawkesdale, Australia, two from China, two from Bangkok and one from USA are taught by an optician about the eye, using discoverE virtual classroom software. Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
Wikis – across the world Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
“ Keys to Bullyin”g on Teachertube Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
Global travellers Year 9/10 students answer questions from USA students, so they could develop Australian travel posters Wikis – shared web pages for collaborative/ interactive work Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
Hello i am Kelly, from Australia!!!..i will answer these questions for you!!! Question 1: How many meals a day are eaten in Australia? (Example: United States usually has 3 meals a day, although current days, people tend to eat any number of meals.) kelly says: we have 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and tea) but we do have snacks in between these meals (morning tea and afternoon tea). In further detail, what are the types of meals you have? Such as, is breakfast a hot or cold meal? Or is it either? From what I've learned about Germany, usually their lunch is the hot meal of the day, and they usually have the one hot meal, where breakfast and dinner tend to be a cold meal. In the United States, Dinner tends to be the hot meal. Question 2: Are video games very popular, or, if not, what activities do most people do in their free time? kelly says: video games are fairly popular here, yes. Other than sitting infront of the television/computer all day, a lot of people play sports,go shopping or just hang around with friends. (well thats what i do anyway!!) (I cannot think of a further expansion for this question) Question 3: How are the people in Australia? Are most friendly? Wide variety? Location dependent? kelly says: well most of us are friendly, we are all pretty loud and outgoing people. But just like everywhere else we have some shy people. And just out of interest.. what do you mean by location dependent??
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Moving on ...... at school Students in grade 5 or 6 from UK, Thailand and Australia, share a voicethread and talk about what they are looking forward to in “moving on”, what they are nervous about and what they share in common. Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
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Endang is a teacher in West Java. She owns a laptop and has mobile internet access. That laptop accompanies her to her two local schools where she volunteers to teach English and connects to teachers/students in other countries via skype and videoconferencing. Her staff and students have conversations with mine, using skype, to improve their English.
(There are no other computers in the schools)
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Endang, an amazing teacher in West Java, Indonesia Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
What a great model for the immediacy of learning that can happen these days, and the relevance. When you think about all of the things that your students could learn and practice here, interviewing skills, geography and geology, information research, retrieval, editing, organization and sharing, all in the larger context of perhaps assisting those in need who were thousands of kilometers away. I want to make the point, however, that it's all grounded in your own understanding of these technologies and the ways in which they can help us connect. If you didn't have that knowledge and experience, this probably would not have happened, and that really is the goal of what we're all trying to do here, get more comfortable in using these technologies to learn in our own practice. Thanks so much for sharing this great snippet of learning from your classroom.