Beyond Classroom Walls - the 21st century classroom


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Beyond Classroom Walls - the 21st century classroom

  1. 1. Beyond Classroom Walls – the 21 st century classroom
  2. 2. The emerging technologies <ul><li>Allows education and the power of learning to be in the hands of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students now have power to learn what they want, when they want and where they want. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to personalize learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Four C’s in the 21 st century classroom <ul><li>As never before, we have the ability to :- </li></ul><ul><li>connect </li></ul><ul><li>communicate </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>create </li></ul><ul><li>on a local, national and global scale </li></ul>
  5. 5. Students from Malaysia show national costumes
  6. 6. Students from Malaysia ‘wow’ us with a street dancing rendition
  7. 7. Sharing our Australian food – the meat pie with sauce!
  8. 8. Sharing objects that are symbolic of our countries – USA/Australia
  9. 9. A linkup with a school in Russia
  10. 10. Grades 3 to 7 (Australia) listen to grade 5 students from Singapore talk about racial harmony
  11. 11. Using skype, Endang from West Java, Indonesia walked us through the batik markets
  12. 12. Why global citizenship in education? <ul><li>facilitates tolerance, understanding and knowledge of, and between different cultures, races, religions, ideologies, experiences etc </li></ul><ul><li>our world is becoming increasingly flat – commerce, education, socialization, politics, virtual citizens etc </li></ul><ul><li>enables higher order thinking skills, problem solving – necessary traits in this global world. </li></ul><ul><li>students need to understand their role in world communities </li></ul><ul><li>Should know how to work through issues collaboratively </li></ul>
  13. 13. Empowerment <ul><li>Global citizens are empowered to </li></ul><ul><li>help solve global poverty, health issues, reduce digital and global divides </li></ul><ul><li>work towards solving world issues such as global warming, global financial crisis, racial prejudice, world peace. </li></ul><ul><li>promote commerce, informal and formal partnerships etc </li></ul>
  14. 14. Preparation for Life Beyond School <ul><li>Business is becoming increasingly globalised eg a British structural engineer, working with an Italian builder and a German architect working together on a tower in Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to learn how to connect, communicate, collaborate and create in virtual teams. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to make asynchronous connections <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Nings </li></ul><ul><li>Google applications </li></ul><ul><li>Emails </li></ul>
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. <ul><li>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?? </li></ul>
  18. 18. onafrica Students from USA, Africa and Australia collaborate and work virtually on this wiki.
  19. 19. A comment - Onafrica <ul><li>Trevor Shaw said </li></ul><ul><li>at 8:51 am on Apr 28, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>I think it's really interesting that a school from the US and a school </li></ul><ul><li>from Australia (both of which were colonized by the British and heavily </li></ul><ul><li>settled by the Dutch) are working on this together. I wonder what perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>about colonization the two groups of students will discover that they might share in </li></ul><ul><li>common and what perspectives might distinguish them. In what ways might former colonies in Africa differ from places like the US and Australia? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Voicethread <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Online podcasting that can be collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Global projects </li></ul>Voice Video Text Images
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. Student Blogs
  23. 23. <ul><li>There are plenty of illegal immigrants in australia and each day many are sent home. illegal immigrants tend to have a non valid visa. some people who come here dont have a visa at all. Illegal immigrants come from all over the world. what happens to all of the illegal immigrants once they have been found out is they get relocated back to the country they came from. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Melissa // Oct 18th 2008 at 2:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>That is what happens here in the United States as well. Visas are really a big part of it because visas take a long time to get, and then people just come illegally. Where are the illegal immigrants that come to Australia from? </li></ul><ul><li>Juliet // Oct 18th 2008 at 5:21 pm </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel about the fact that the illegal immigrants are relocated? Do you believe that it’s fair? I don’t think that it is. I really think that it would depend on the reason. Are the immigrants doing any harm really? That’s pretty interesting that Australia does have illegal immigrants because I never thought a place like Australia would because of the fact that it doesn’t have any countries near it or any land bridges. </li></ul><ul><li>Travis // Oct 18th 2008 at 5:21 pm </li></ul><ul><li>how do they get there? are they snuck on a plane or something? fur us, its pretty much peole crossing the border, or swimming over here. which part of austrailia do they go to? </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Look at the beautiful sunset over my backyard. We had a severe drought this year. Our cows lost a lot of weight while the drought was on.  My dad was awfully busy trying to keep water and hay up to them.  Since the downpour of rain, they are in much better condition. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a mountain in our backyard called Mt Buggery. It is really a volcanic tumulus and has 2 trees - a dead pine tree and a young pine tree on top. </li></ul><ul><li>Flick, year 8 Australian blog post </li></ul>
  26. 26. Global comments <ul><li>Your “backyard” is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Lori, California </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you so much for sharing your backyard. When we all share like this, it makes our world just a little smaller and better. </li></ul><ul><li>She Wolf </li></ul>
  27. 27. Synchronous connections <ul><li>Liveblogging http://www, </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>DiscoverE virtual classroom software. </li></ul><ul><li>virtual classroom and DiscoverE </li></ul><ul><li>Back channels eg and </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Google applications </li></ul><ul><li> an online image sharing site </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds – reactiongrid in Open Sim </li></ul><ul><li>superclubsPLUS – “facebook” for the young, safe environment </li></ul>
  28. 28. Making globalisation meaningful in remote areas of the world <ul><li>Real time conversations using skype, videoconferencing and email contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Show we care, listen </li></ul><ul><li>Share what we learn </li></ul>
  29. 29. Endang, an amazing teacher in West Java, Indonesia
  30. 30. School in West Java <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>(There are no other computers in the schools) </li></ul>
  31. 31. West Java Earthquake September 8 th 2009 <ul><li>7.3 richter scale </li></ul><ul><li>64 deaths, 37 people missing, and 27,630 people displaced in nine districts in West Java and one in Central Java. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 54,231 houses were damaged in 12 districts in West Java and one district in Central Java. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Speaking directly with earthquake victims in West Java, 12 hours after the earthquake, using skype
  33. 33. How do we help children to come to terms with globalisation? <ul><li>Involve and immerse them in collaborative, interactive global projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish personal learning networks </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other countries in real time </li></ul><ul><li>Compile codes of conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Follow appropriate netiquette </li></ul>
  34. 34. Teaching and learning in the successful 21 st century school? <ul><li>proficient and efficient in a variety of synchronous and asynchronous communication tools </li></ul><ul><li>All students need to be involved in collaborative and interactive global projects from an early age </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber safety </li></ul><ul><li>Learn appropriate digital citizenship qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment must include aspects of working in teams – local, virtual and global </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia – digital storytelling, podcasting, using images, music (transcends language barriers) </li></ul>
  35. 35. Flatclassroom projects – a global example <ul><li>Co-founded by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis </li></ul><ul><li>Students work beyond their classroom walls in small groups made up of 4 or 5 students usually all from other countries </li></ul><ul><li>10 week curriculum program at the breaking edge of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Students involved from Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australiasia, North America </li></ul>
  36. 36. Socialize on a ning
  37. 37. Flatclassroom wiki - Students collaborate and build live web pages reflecting their findings by working in virtual teams.
  38. 38. An example of a student collaboratively built wiki page
  39. 39. Students create digital movies for global judging Student movie on semantic aware applications
  40. 40. Areas in your school where ‘default settings’ need to be changed and agreed? <ul><li>Learning spaces, virtual groups, mobile technology, </li></ul><ul><li>AUPs and permission to both publish and work online in virtual spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible timetables, learning spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Learning should be 24/7/365 </li></ul><ul><li>integrate subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>team and small group work will become norm </li></ul><ul><li>Cross age groups </li></ul><ul><li>personalized learning </li></ul><ul><li>International team teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul>
  41. 41. Areas in your school where ‘default settings’ need to be changed and agreed? (cont) <ul><li>Cross age groups </li></ul><ul><li>personalized learning </li></ul><ul><li>International team teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul>
  42. 42. Learning spaces <ul><li>Physical classroom spaces – small retreat areas for podcasting, videoconferencing and sharing conversations via videoconferencing with those from other countries/languages </li></ul><ul><li>Online spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual classrooms eg elluminate, discoverE, flash meeting etc </li></ul><ul><li>Live blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher will be in the middle of the classroom, at a screen with the students </li></ul><ul><li>Online teaching/facilitating students in another country </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds- second life, Quest Atlantis, Reaction Grid </li></ul>
  43. 43. Breakout learning spaces Small areas for a group of students to podcast, videoconference or converse with global students
  44. 44. The virtual classroom Using elluminate virtual classroom software
  45. 45. Virtual worlds Virtual worlds
  46. 46. New literacies for 21 st century classrooms <ul><li>Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery including creative commons </li></ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Media (multi) </li></ul><ul><li>Voice and oral communication </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Attention </li></ul>
  47. 48. Digital literacies <ul><li>Blogging/use of comments </li></ul><ul><li>hyperlinked language, </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Nings </li></ul><ul><li>Chat, hyperlinked text, </li></ul><ul><li>Use of translator tools </li></ul><ul><li>writing in 140 characters or less (twitter), </li></ul><ul><li>digital conversations </li></ul>
  48. 49. Communication literacies <ul><li>videoconferencing techniques (microphone, positioning of objects, face </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation: clear, slow speech to allow for different accents, levels of English understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Use of webcameras, microphones etc </li></ul>
  49. 50. Communication literacy
  50. 51. Organizational <ul><li>diigo, </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>blogrolls </li></ul><ul><li>Google/other online calendar </li></ul>
  51. 52. Other literacies <ul><li>Spam/phish detection </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Identify creation and management </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse ethically </li></ul>
  52. 53. Key knowledge <ul><li>Netiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Cybersafety </li></ul><ul><li>Digital citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Plaguarism </li></ul><ul><li>Digital citizenship </li></ul>
  53. 54. A global/flatclassroom! Flatclassroom project students meet face to face in Doha, Qatar 2009
  54. 55. “ Building the bridges of today that the society of tomorrow will walk across.” Vicki Davis, co-founder of flatclassroom projects