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This is a presentation for the ICTEV conference on May 24th in Mebourne, Victoria. It outlines how my classroom walls are flattening, some web2.0 tools to try in a virtual classroom.

This is a presentation for the ICTEV conference on May 24th in Mebourne, Victoria. It outlines how my classroom walls are flattening, some web2.0 tools to try in a virtual classroom.

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  • 1. Around the world in 4 hours or less Anne Mirtschin, Hawkesdale P12 College,Victoria, Australia
  • 2. Conceptual Age
    • Communicate
    • Connect
    • Creativity
  • 3. About me
    • Some particulars
    • Personal blog
    • Joined social networks
    • Globalteacher blog
    • Backyard blog (globalstudent) – sole administrator
    • Now individual student blogs – joint administration
    • Establishing a flat or virtual classroom
    • Online presentations and pd
    • Laying the eplanks for a web2.0 school
  • 4. Some networking sites
    • classroom20.com
    • globaleducation.ning.com
    • Ningineducation
    • Technospuds and projects by Jen
    • Various Teacher mailing lists
    • edNa
    • many, many more - use a search engine
  • 5. Google applications
    • google docs – processor , sheet, presentation
    • Calendar
    • Reader
    • Notes
    • Igoogle
    • Google maps and earth
  • 6. Working with sheets
    • google forms
    • Chat function
    • Basic spreadsheet formulas
    • Projects
  • 7. Advantages
    • Easy to use and set up
    • Links can be shared easily
    • Chat function
    • Results immediately captured in sheet for collaboration
  • 8. Skype (www.skype.com)
    • VOiP
    • Live chat
    • Audio
    • conferencing
    • Videoconferencing
    • Bookmark and save chats
    • Can record conferencing- I
    • use powergrammo
  • 9. Some constraints
    • Sound quality can vary
    • May drop in and out
    • Lose video ability once more that two people use skype
    • Broadband is essential for videoconferencing
    • However, skype is constantly seeking feedback
  • 10. How I did it…
    • save url for google forms into a shared folder, students copy and paste onto internet explorer tab, fill in form, submit Results immediately filled into google sheet
    • I export results into MS Excel>students manipulate data for summarizing and reporting (ave and sum functions) Graph results
    • Can either screen capture graphs in MS Paint, convert to jpg and insert as image in blogs or prepare MS Powerpoint>uploaded into www.slideshare.net for embedding in blog.
    • Students prepare report on findings
    • Sample student work
    • Year 9/10 Leecie or flurogreen
    • Year 8 Tavish
  • 11. Video conferencing
    • Korea
    • Connecticut - link
    • Canada- jeff
    • - anne
    • Global Staff conferences and planning meetings
  • 12. My flat classroom
  • 13. Teaching about Australia to Nashwaaksis Middle School, Canada
  • 14. How I looked from the Canadian perspective!!
  • 15. Facebook
    • Students have access to facebook
    • Bulletin board advertised the webcast
    • Students added questions they would like answered, so I knew how my content should be tailored.
    • After my presentation, they used the bulletin board for evaluation and feedback purposes.
  • 16. Student evaluation… some sample comments
    • It was incredible, Its just so different from what is normal here. I probably would of never found any of that out if it wasn’t for that presentation!
    • That was soo cool! it was real awesome of the cool things i (and everyone) learned, I think i’m gonna do some research on more later…
    • i really liked the fact that we were actually talking to her. not just in email. i thought all the pictures she showed were pretty sweet. also, i thought it was cool how we are used to different surroundings and habbits.. yes, we dont say put your bookbag in the boot… i still find it awsome, though. i love australia so much! (not to mention thier accents!)
    • I thought that was so cool, for anyone who missed that, I wish that they could have seen it!
    • that was an EXCELENT, presentation. I LOVED IT. it was very interesting, and i think that getting to learn chinese is a very diffrent thing then what we learn here. THANK-YOU SO MUCH. :
    • See more..... My post
  • 17. hardware/software
    • Headphones with attached microphone
    • Broadband
    • Skype
    • Slideshare set up on a wiki
  • 18. Voicethread
    • (www.voicethread.com)
    • User friendly
    • Digital storytelling
    • Collaborative work
    • Moving on
  • 19. Global projects
    • www.youthradio.wordpress.com
    • www.es1001tales.wikispaces.com
    • www.ms1001tales.wikispaces.com
    • From me to you
    • Flat horizons project
    • Webkinz check link
    • Where to find some
    • Classroom2.0
    • Global school house
    • Projects by jen
  • 20. .....Blogging.....
  • 21. My personal blog http://murcha.wordpress.com
  • 22. My teacher blog http://murch.globalteacher.org.au
  • 23. Sample student blog Flurogreen skippy jimzy honka
  • 24. http://backyard.globalstudent.org.au
  • 25. why should students blog
    • A tool for reading and writing
    • Authentic audience
    • Highly motivational
    • Powerful learning
    • Students want to share etc
    • 20 reasons
  • 26. What do I use a blog for?
    • Online journal
    • Digital portfolios see tawney
    • Lesson plans
    • bulletin board
    • Reflections
  • 27. How to get started!
    • Read blogs
    • Sample blogs –
    • Sue Waters– mobile technology in TAFE
    • Jess Mcculloch technolote
    • Alannahk moturoa (from NZ just lots of bits and pieces)
    • Jenny lucca lucacept
    • Class blogs
    • Grade 5 class in Bangkok Our online ESL classroom
    • Collaboration nation a year 8 blog in USA
  • 28. Cybersafety
    • Usernames eg rose, meatballs
    • Avatars
    • No last names/addresses/phone numbers/other identifying details
    • Joint administration rights
    • Other staff(including principal)
    • regularly comment
    • RSS feeds to student blogs
    • Tips for Keeping them cybersafe
  • 29. Global student/teacher
    • Register for a globalteacher blog
    • Adding in students = easy now
    • Give some thought to username or webtitle (cannot be changed) eg murcha
    • blog title can be changed
    • Eg ejourneys with technokids –backyard -ros0003 -rose etc
  • 30. Live Blogging
  • 31. Sections to a blog
    • Posts
    • Pages
    • Categories
    • Tags
    • Widgets – clustr maps, delicious links
    • Blogroll
    • comments
  • 32. hints
    • Start blogging – it will find a direction over time
    • Blog until you feel comfortable before starting with students
    • Blog regularly
    • Establish a social network (links, comments, trackbacks, teacher lists, nings etc)
    • Do not worry about initial appearance – just start.
  • 33. Resources
    • Web2 telegraph – a collection of hints, trials, experiences and advice
    • 25 steps – an adventure for web2.0 learning
    • ejourneys
    • Mobile technology in TAFE
    • Edublogger great tips on getting more out of edublogs
  • 34. My blogs
    • http://murcha.wordpress.com (my personal ejourney with gen Y)
    • http://murch.globalteacher.org.au (my classwork and ejourney with technokids, links to student blogs and other schools with student blogs)
    • http://backyard.globalstudent.org.au class blog
    • http://christmas2.0us.wordpress.com class blog for work at Christmas time
  • 35. How to learn more
    • Cool videos
    • www.classroom20.com or local nings
    • edNa
    • Teacher mailing lists
    • youtube and teachertube
    • Online pds
    • Edtechtalk
    • WOW (women of the web)
    • twitter
  • 36. Other software for collaborating
    • Ustream
    • Flash meeting
    • Wikis
    • Elluminate
    • Ms communicator
  • 37. Maintaining the contact
    • Be prepared for some hard work
    • Communication is the key via blogs, wikis, emails, twitter etc
    • Sharing blog posts
  • 38. Contact Me
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • Twitter id = murcha
    • Skype = anne.mirtschin