Global civics and citizenship goes digital


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Students of the 21st century Civics and Citizenship require new skills of digital and global citizenship. The skills that need to be taught, a look at some global projects to get involved in and how to meet other educationalists to share projects/classes with will be outlined in this session. Stories from our classroom will be shared, eg a discussion on racism in real time with years 6/7 students in India. Learn how exciting technology can make the classroom, how vital digital citizenship is and some great activities to apply in the classroom.

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Global civics and citizenship goes digital

  1. 1. Global civics and citizenship goes digital: classroom approaches !
  2. 2. Pedagogy <ul><li>VELs -Civics and Citizenship Domain </li></ul><ul><li>In a world where people, environments, economics and politics are inextricably linked, and where dislocation and change is accelerating, a strong sense of personal identity developed through participation in communities is a sound basis from which to connect with the world. </li></ul><ul><li>They value what it means to be an Australian and explore Australia’s role in the global community. </li></ul><ul><li>They are provided with opportunities to investigate and participate in activities that support sustainable practices, social justice and underpin the future wellbeing of societies from a local to a global level. </li></ul><ul><li>A new strategy document, Education for Global and Multicultural Citizenship aims to equip all students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to prosper and thrive in a world characterised by global mobility and cultural, political and economic connectivity.  </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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>T
  4. 4. Connect, Collaborate and Create Malaysia
  5. 5. A true global classroom – a student from Hawkesdale, two from China, two from Bangkok and one from USA are taught by an optician about the eye, using discoverE virtual classroom software.
  6. 6. Why? <ul><li>Project based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Share cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for life, work and play in a flat world </li></ul><ul><li>Learn digital citizenship skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learnt netiquette, online responsible learning, plaguarism </li></ul><ul><li>Digital literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Increase knowledge of geography and history </li></ul><ul><li>Enable self directed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for life long learning </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of global issues </li></ul><ul><li>Parental involvement </li></ul>
  7. 7. The global workforce!
  8. 8. A social conscience
  9. 9. Awareness of Global Issues
  10. 10. Rich Wilson - Congratulations
  11. 11. Awareness of Cultural Sensitivities Greater sense of awareness of our own culture, history, background. And more.....
  12. 12. Improved knowledge of geography, history, religions, ideology <ul><li>Thanks C.... for your reply. Just to get this right – Malaysia is not a part of Indonesia. Malaysia and Indonesia are two different independent countries by themselves. There are many interesting websites about Malaysia online. is one of the many interesting websites about Ipoh, the city where we live. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 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><ul><li>Understand how to work in asynchronous time </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tools to use
  15. 15. Skype ( <ul><li>VOiP </li></ul><ul><li>Live chat </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark and save chats </li></ul><ul><li>Can record conferencing- </li></ul><ul><li>eg pamela </li></ul>
  16. 16. Lost in Malaysia with teaching friend Veronica
  17. 17. Grades 3 to 7 listen to students from Singapore talk about racial harmony
  18. 18. International Friendship Day
  19. 19. Some useful sites <ul><li>Tips on videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Around the world in 80 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki for skype in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Theedublogger </li></ul>
  20. 20. Cross culture blogging! <ul><li>  Examples of Blog Post Prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Free topics </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite musician? </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Popular local tourist destinations etc </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  21. 21. <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>
  22. 22. <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>
  23. 23. Wall wisher – see link
  24. 24. Earth Science Week Young C Y Ng: Hong Kong GeoPark
  25. 25. Ian Lewis and Kanawinka
  26. 26. The Bats – chat excerpt from elluminate linkup <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>
  27. 27. Voicethread <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Online podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Features images, voice, text, video, drawing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Can edit and add to at any time </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative, can share globally </li></ul>
  28. 28. Voicethread: 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.
  29. 29. ms1001tales <ul><li>Read Kim Cofino’s blog post </li></ul><ul><li>MS1001tales: </li></ul>
  30. 30. See Maddison’s page
  31. 31. 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>
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  33. 33. Socialize on a ning
  34. 34. Flatclassroom wiki - Students collaborate and build live web pages reflecting their findings by working in virtual teams.
  35. 35. Students create digital movies for global judging Student movie on semantic aware applications
  36. 36. Keynote speaker – uni lecturer from Doha, Qatar, speaks to students at Qatar Academy and Hawkesdale P12 College about citizenship journalism.
  37. 38. Virtual worlds Virtual worlds
  38. 39. An option for global travel <ul><li>For firsthand experiences </li></ul>
  39. 40. A global/flatclassroom! Flatclassroom project students meet face to face in Doha, Qatar 2009
  40. 41. “ Building the bridges of today that the society of tomorrow will walk across.” Vicki Davis, co-founder of flatclassroom projects
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  42. 43. Digiteen Project <ul><li>The Digiteen™ Project is a global hands-on project for middle and early high school students, (typically Grade 6-9, 11-15 year old) which was founded by Julie Lindsay (now in Beijing, China) and Vicki Davis (Camilla, GA USA) in 2008. This project studies digital citizenship with students researching current topics, writing a collaborative report on a wiki, and performing and documenting offline action educational projects to promote effective digital citizenship at their local schools. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  43. 44. Developing a Social Conscience
  44. 45. Volunteers in Haiti – earthquake aftermath
  45. 46. A linkup with a school in Russia
  46. 47. Across the World – Russian linkups
  47. 48. Request from Ekaterina <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  48. 49. Should Australia go to India to play sport? <ul><li>Foresee and sense cultural misunderstanding </li></ul>
  49. 52. Titanpad or ietherpad <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>No registration required </li></ul><ul><li>Share the link </li></ul><ul><li>Chat feature and pad section </li></ul>
  50. 54. American School of Bombay
  51. 55. Alex, our teacher
  52. 56. 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>
  53. 57. Google documents
  54. 58. Asian Connections Taman Burkitt Maluri School, Kuala Lumpur Hawkesdale P12 College, Australia Live/virtual classes in elluminate
  55. 59. What do you look for in a friend?
  56. 60. What skills are important to learn?
  57. 61. What symbol best describes your country? The emu
  58. 62. Virtual worlds – eg Quest Atlantis, Reaction Grid/Open Sim
  59. 63. Personal learning network
  60. 64. Tips/advice to ensure that these projects run smoothly? <ul><li>Start with small, short projects </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is of prime importance </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment and dedication are essential </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know the other staff prior to and throughout the project, to gain confidence in each other </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be frightened to ask for help or ask questions of any nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to work hard (as hard as you may have ever worked in your life) and take risks </li></ul><ul><li>Work your blogs to the fullest giving step by step instructions to classes where possible for each lesson to clarify the tasks that need to be done in your own mind and also for student reference. </li></ul><ul><li>Give out check list sheets to ensure that students remain on track </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the journey into the best that 21 st century learning can give. </li></ul>
  61. 65. What do I need to succeed? <ul><li>Patience </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment and dedication </li></ul><ul><li>Determination to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Risk taking </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to work hard </li></ul><ul><li>Preparedness to work in a team </li></ul><ul><li>Enthausiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of humour </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational skills </li></ul><ul><li>A passion for learning </li></ul>
  62. 66. Networking sites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Digital citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>School Beyond the walls </li></ul><ul><li>Edna for Australian educationalists </li></ul><ul><li>Global projects </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>use a search engine as there are many </li></ul>
  63. 67. Where to find global partners? <ul><li>Learn Central </li></ul><ul><li>Skype partners </li></ul><ul><li>Around the world in 80 schools </li></ul><ul><li>ePals </li></ul><ul><li>The Edublogger </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>And search online for more </li></ul>
  64. 68. Where to find global projects! <ul><li>classroom2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Flat classroom projects </li></ul><ul><li>Edna for Australian educationalists </li></ul><ul><li>Global projects </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Jenuinetech Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Global Education Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>The Global Education Conference 2010 wiki </li></ul><ul><li>use a search engine as there are many </li></ul>
  65. 69. Where to learn more <ul><li>Tech Talk Tuesdays (3:45-4:45pm, Melbourne Aus time): goto </li></ul><ul><li>eT@lking Wed 8-9pm (Melbourne Aus time): part of the Australia series in or read my blog at </li></ul><ul><li>classroom20LIVE:- http:// </li></ul><ul><li>twitter </li></ul>
  66. 70. <ul><li>“ When students and teachers are connected with one another using technology, cultural and language barriers disappear, and a space can be created for deep, meaningful [online] collaboration that helps drive positive social change,” said Claudine Brown, director of education at the Smithsonian Institution. </li></ul>