Amazing e classrooms


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This presentation was created for the recent ITEC 2014 conference at the Opera House in Sydney and demonstrates the exciting use of videoconferencing eg skype, google hangouts and virtual classroom software such as blackboard collaborate to connect classrooms statewide, nationally and globally. • The benefits and value of virtual conferencing and its essential place in transforming the classroom as we know it.
It illustrates the innovative ways in which outside experts, classes and community can be virtually brought into the classroom, including authors, illustrators, virtual parades, for share ‘n tell, student forums etc

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Amazing e classrooms

  1. 1. Amazing eClassrooms Anne Mirtschin @murcha
  2. 2. Learning with members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the virtual classroom
  3. 3. • Emoticons • Backchannel • Recording • Capacity to send files • Interactive whiteboard • Polling feature • Videoconferencing feature • Breakout rooms for group work
  4. 4. Virtual classrooms can be recorded for those who are ill etc
  5. 5. The Bats • Cara hawk: his wing looks like it's going to brake • 4B DGPS: what age do the bats learn to fly? • Billy-Jo Hawk: Did it try to escape from you? • Grade 2/3 Woodford: How many teeth do bats have? • Trevo hawk: what happen to it eye • Cara hawk: how easy is it to brake a bats wing • smithy: arent they posisoness • Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats feel like? • jasmine .j: do they hurt • scottinea: are the bats dead or did u catch them alive? • Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats eat? • 4B DGPS: are they really blind? • Billy-Jo Hawk: Is there black bats, like full black? • Moderator (Miss Iro, Mrs Gow and year 6/7): do bats carry any diseases • Grade 2/3 Woodford: What sort of fauna and flora live in the sinkholes?
  6. 6. .......................more chat! • dont confuse me this tinme • i dont get why you have that 400 on the debit side • i always get confused between debtors and creditors, who do we pay, and who pays us??
  7. 7. Students shared on whiteboard and chat how it feels to be bullied “it makes you feel so bad that you want to crawl into bed and never come out again”
  8. 8.  Girls created a movie  Entered a global challenge and  received an honourable mention
  9. 9. Virtual Easter Hat Parade Year 7 Hawkesdale students view Boneo Primary students hat parade!
  10. 10. 40 students from 2 schools synchronously draw their decorated eggs on the interactive white board
  11. 11. Safer Internet Use Day
  12. 12. The stats • 1 classroom (virtual in Blackboard Collaborate) • up to 17,000 students • 170 physical classes • A class of deaf students from Furlong Park School • 1 teacher (or presenter) – Greg Gebart from Cybersmart
  13. 13. A screen dump from the presentation
  14. 14. How it looked from our year 5/6 students’ perspective!
  15. 15. Polycom videoconferencing equipment
  16. 16. Student Leaders from 2 small rural schools meet at lunchtimes
  17. 17. Hands on Literacy through Pottery With Ms Delightful!
  18. 18. Hands on Literacy through Pottery With Ms Delightful!
  19. 19. Anzac Day
  20. 20. Mark Wilson - artist
  21. 21. The artist’s sketch using electroboard/document camera/polycom with Year 5/6
  22. 22. Student engagement
  23. 23. Student Outcomes
  24. 24. Sharing Anzac Stories
  25. 25. Student Election Forum Hosted by Gungahlin College, Canberra
  26. 26. How it looked - #gcf2013!
  27. 27. Learning with education staff from National Gallery of Victoria
  28. 28. Wisteria from Marriners Museum, Virginia USA –”Life at Sea”
  29. 29. What Students Liked  Much better learning from someone like Wisteria than a textbook  How she showed the actual objects  All of it was really good – Wysteria was a really good presenter, asked questions and got everyone involved.  Different time zone and it was interesting to know that she was in my yesterday and there was a night time concert outside while she spoke to us.  Lady pirate Chin commanded 500 pirate ships, made me interested in old history  Liked how she was actually at the museum, and showed us the actual objects from the ship  To see the things they used – photos and objects
  30. 30. The Global Backchannel Kar Wai i kinda shiver sometimes when talking in front of people Georgina yeah same
  31. 31. Malay Students Share Presentations #Cheer On For Reshma wow.. didnt know that this is a fun room i remember last time how we were talking about Exo and Shaolin soccer :P Good conversations :)
  32. 32. Learning with students from Indonesia at lunchtimes
  33. 33. Students in Indonesia demonstrate how to cook a local dish!
  34. 34. Should Australia go to India to play sport?
  35. 35. With American School of Mumbai
  36. 36. International Peace Day with a Russian Special School
  37. 37. World Read Aloud Day with prep/one students from remote cattle station, Australia
  38. 38. Learning Scratch with Lana, USA over skype
  39. 39. Sprites for World Friends project on World Museum site
  40. 40. You can’t ask questions of a textbook!
  41. 41. Do you teach or have any knowledge of the native wars between the americans, seminoles, iroquois, cherokee etc, in the times of george washington?
  42. 42. Mobile skype teacher – Lorraine Leo from USA solving student problems in Scratch
  43. 43. Google hangout for World Peace Day
  44. 44. Sharing with Sebastian Panakal and wife Seena from India
  45. 45. From sharing a photo of a typical student lunchbox in Australia with Year 7 Science Students in Germany
  46. 46. Connecting Canteen managers via German/English interpreter
  47. 47. • The German food day will be on next Wednesday. There will be three dishes on this day they are; • Pork Schnitzel and gravy rolls $4.50 • German pasta Bake $4.50 • Beef goulash with spritzla & German noodles $4.50
  48. 48. Mardi Gras Day with virtual global judges
  49. 49. Ghangout with German students
  50. 50. Thai Linkup
  51. 51. Sharing their Scratch outcomes using Skype
  52. 52. Making the Impossible Possible Students from Cheery School in the biggest slum in Kenya connect to the world.
  53. 53. What it meansWhat it Means  Transparent  Messy Teaching  Spontaneous learning  Essential to be networked  Teach and learn ‘on the fly’  Use ‘teachable moments’  Risk taking **Develop a powerful network**
  54. 54. Tips  Teach and learn ‘on the fly’  Be adaptable with tools  Test  Backup Plans  Be yourselves – it doesn’t have to be perfect or polished  Have a grab bag!  Have fun and take learning beyond what we know it!
  55. 55. For Content Providers..  Find Champion Schools/Teachers  The web camera  Interactivity  Animated presenters  Variety of media  Backchannel  Gauge body language of audience  Set a maximum time limit