Connecting the 21st century classroom


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A presentation made at the recent !DEAS conference in Melbourne. It shares examples of classrooms connecting with technology.

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Connecting the 21st century classroom

  1. 1. Connecting the 21 st Century Classroom!
  2. 2. I am 24 years old and, Freshman of Hokusei University. It is located in Sapporo Japan. And 180 million people lives in Sapporo city   This is my questions. What dose Hawkesdale P12 College or, Your town looks like? What do you want to be in the future or, What are you going to do after graduate school? What is your hobby? and, What do you do when you hang out with your friends?
  3. 4. <ul><li>Hi Yuya, My name's Josh and Hawkesdale is a very small town with about 200 people living in it. I am currently living in a bigger town by the name of Port Fairy, i don't know the population, but it is on the coast of Victoria. It's a very historical town and there are a lot of old monuments in it. </li></ul><ul><li>What i want to do in the future i don't know yet, but my hobbies are playing video games, listening to music and hanging with my friends. </li></ul><ul><li>What i do when i hang out with my friends, we either play xbox or walk around or even go fishing. sometimes i just kick the football around with them as well. </li></ul><ul><li>What about you? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your hobbies and what do you do when you hang out with your mates?? </li></ul>
  4. 6. Our student school body! - in our local town!
  5. 7. Come, I want to show you my classroom!
  6. 9. A student from Kuala Lumpur demonstrates the game he created with Kodu. Students then play the game and provide email feedback!
  7. 10. Learning with Musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  8. 11. Skyping Earthquake victims from Western Java - Indonesia
  9. 12. Will Richardson quote on Learning is Now! <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Online debating
  11. 14. Linkup with Research Scientist in Antarctica
  12. 15. A linkup with a school in Russia Skyping Russia
  13. 16. Across the World – Russian linkups
  14. 17. The US Embassy and one of our local libraries are organising a competition of students projects under the general title &quot;Russia nad the USA - Facing Each Other&quot; One of the projects category is Climate Change Issue. The school kids will have to present any kind of investigation on the Global Warming topic.
  15. 19. A global virtual classroom! 1 student from our school, two from China, two from Thailand and one from USA learn about the eye with an optician from Australia.
  16. 20. <ul><li>Foresee and sense cultural misunderstanding </li></ul>Should Australia go to India to play sport?
  17. 21. Should Australia go to India to play sport?
  18. 23. Should Australia go to India to play sport? Online discussions with the American School of Bombay
  19. 24. Sample questions <ul><li>Please write some bullet points about what has been happening to Indians in Australia in the past year.  Include the response from Indians as well as the impact of these events on the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think these incidents of violence have been occurring against Indians?  Is it happening against other ethnic groups in Australia? </li></ul>
  20. 26. Year 12 Mandarin LOTE student (distance education) talks to Malaysian student in Chinese using skype
  21. 27. Mt Rouse, Penshurst – part of Kanawinka – the World’s Largest Geopark!
  22. 28. Who’s that in our Classroom? .
  23. 29. From the chat! <ul><li>Wow </li></ul><ul><li>Turtle: sick as </li></ul><ul><li>Ha look at that! </li></ul><ul><li>Turtle: been here </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 2/3 Woodford: Could you tell us more about the sink hole Ian? </li></ul><ul><li>Cara hawk: hey bj they probally go through records from when they first evoved </li></ul>
  24. 30. And also.... <ul><li>Joshua: i like red rock </li></ul><ul><li>i hAVE BEEN UP THEIR </li></ul><ul><li>we are going there soon </li></ul><ul><li>It's pretty :) </li></ul><ul><li>do you know where mt eccells?? </li></ul><ul><li>water looks awesome </li></ul><ul><li>Looks good to swim in ;) </li></ul><ul><li>wow thats blue, how did it get blue? </li></ul><ul><li>do you know where mt eccells is?? </li></ul><ul><li>How many years ago did the volcano at Mt Gambier erupt? </li></ul><ul><li>Theres heaps of thoose rocks in Hawkesdale and Penshurst </li></ul><ul><li>James to Turtle: caught a barracuda there </li></ul>
  25. 31. The Bats <ul><li>Cara hawk: his wing looks like it's going to brake </li></ul><ul><li>4B DGPS: what age do the bats learn to fly? </li></ul><ul><li>Billy-Jo Hawk: Did it try to escape from you? </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 2/3 Woodford: How many teeth do bats have? </li></ul><ul><li>Trevo hawk: what happen to it eye </li></ul><ul><li>Cara hawk: how easy is it to brake a bats wing </li></ul><ul><li>smithy: arent they posisoness </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats feel like? </li></ul><ul><li>jasmine .j: do they hurt </li></ul><ul><li>scottinea: are the bats dead or did u catch them alive? </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats eat? </li></ul><ul><li>4B DGPS: are they really blind? </li></ul><ul><li>Billy-Jo Hawk: Is there black bats, like full black? </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator (Miss Iro, Mrs Gow and year 6/7): do bats carry any diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 2/3 Woodford: What sort of fauna and flora live in the sinkholes? </li></ul>
  26. 32. You can’t ask questions of a textbook!
  27. 33. Skyping an author from New York!
  28. 34. Lunch with an author – every Tuesday lunchtime!
  29. 36. Tools used for lunch with an author!
  30. 37. Moodle used for collaborative learning
  31. 38. Hi Flick! Picture is very beautiful  I think there are a lot of good day in Australia. How do you think of that? Recently, I always bring fold-up umbrella, because I often catch in a shower I will follow you example. I am going to try to study Korean more and more. Now many people are interested in Korean in Japan because there are a lot of beautiful actress and actor in Korean. Obachann who is 30-50 years Japanese women loves Korean actor. I have a favor to ask of you. Now I study English, but my English have a lot of mistakes. I want you to check my English and correct  mistakes if you have time. Thanks, Ayaka
  32. 39. <ul><li>Your English is quite good for the majority of your writing but I have written it now as I would have. However, I was unable to complete your second paragraph because I could not understand what Obachann was. Could you please tell me? Chloe </li></ul><ul><li>Hi Chloe! </li></ul><ul><li>I appreciate your kindness. &quot;Obachan&quot; is women whose age are 30-50 and they have warm heart and great energy. Most of them love going to shopping, watching Korean dramas and having a chat in the street. Thanks, Ayaka </li></ul>
  33. 40. <ul><li>1) I think the important things for learning foreign language would be so we can communicate with other people or friends. i have some friends over in america and others in indonesia and austria, i have to stop and think before i can reply back because English is their second language. </li></ul><ul><li>2) My favoruite way of studying foreign languages would be actually talking with the other people. and playing games with them or listening to the music. </li></ul>
  34. 41. <ul><li>One great way we help us with learning is using different programs and voice recordings on iPods and other technology, so you can have fun using the technology while learning . </li></ul><ul><li>Renee </li></ul>
  35. 42. <ul><li>From my Inbox …….Oh and I have been getting lots of followers on twitter lately from my tweets , its so exciting :)  </li></ul>
  36. 44. Cultural eLearning Adventures with SMJK Poi Lam Ipoh, Malaysia
  37. 45.
  38. 46. Centre Stage – Melbourne Writers Festival
  39. 47. The Ipoh, Malaysia skype linkup
  40. 48. Communities Involved SMJK Poi Lam   SJK(C) Ave Maria Convent Melbourne City Council Innovations & Next Practice DEECD Education Federation Square Perak Tourism   Hawkesdale P12 College Melbourne Writers Festival Malaysian Writers Festival
  41. 50. What do you look for in a friend? Virtual Linkups with a school in Kuala Lumpur - in synchronous time!
  42. 51. What skills are important to learn?
  43. 52. Lunchtimes with students from Western Java, Indonesia
  44. 54. Using chat to overcome misunderstanding
  45. 55. What makes a good teacher?
  46. 56. Comments
  47. 57. <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>
  48. 58. <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 Pham // 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 Bugge // 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>
  49. 59. Cash Journals Teaching virtual students VCE accounting
  50. 60. Virtual Teaching Rounds
  51. 61. eFind Me <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter ID = murcha </li></ul><ul><li>Learn More from webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Talk Tuesdays: </li></ul><ul><li>eT@lking </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>