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A presentation made at the recent !DEAS conference. The presentation discusses some of the key features of using

A presentation made at the recent !DEAS conference. The presentation discusses some of the key features of using

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  • 1. Linking Learning @ Schoolsmirtschin@gmail.com @murcha
  • 2. Discussion Points• Access to learning resources• Students with varying abilities• Personalised learning – information required, tools available• Monitoring and reporting progress• Group and individual activities• How do students connect – devices, tools• Professional learning• Work life balance
  • 3. Global Education Rural Education eLearningMy Passions!
  • 4. Virtual Global Classrooms in Action
  • 5. Meet my VCE accounting class...
  • 6. •3 virtual students•1 ESL student•Year 11 and 12 taught together in one class Cash Journals
  • 7. Virtual Teaching Rounds in Partnership with CountryEducation Project, Uniiversity of Ballarat and HawkesdaleP12 College. One pre-service teacher did this from China.
  • 8. Learning Resources textbooksThe students
  • 9. Students with varying abilitiesCatering for• gifted students• Students with health disabilities• Students with special interests and passions• Alternative outcomes/resources tailored to students strengths• Mutli-media, transmedia as alternatives to textual outcomes/resources
  • 10. Gifted Students• One from our school• Two from China• Two from Thailand• One from USA in a virtual classroom, being taught about the eye from an optician in Perth, Australia, using virtual classroom software
  • 11. Thursday lunchtime linkups with schools in Western Java, IndonesiaStudents interested inwriting stories,videoconference withan author from NewYork Tuesdaylunchtimes with skype
  • 12. Illness and disabilitiesWorking from home to create movies - “family life on an Australian farm”. Virtual classrooms recorded for those who are ill etc
  • 13. Ability to teach anywhere and any time – 24/7
  • 14. The virtual classroom!Using Black Board Collaborate - Every student has a voice!
  • 15. The Bats• Cara hawk: his wing looks like its 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?
  • 16. .......................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??
  • 17. Customized Learning• Blogs – each student has a blog• Youtube• Mobile devices for 24/7 learning• Self directed learning
  • 18. ESL studentsCan you please tell mea summary of thechapter?
  • 19. Learning “Slap Guitar playing technique”from youtube using a netbook at home.
  • 20. Group and Individual activitiesGlobal local vertical statewideNational horizontal
  • 21. Learning from musicions with theMelbourne Symphony Orchestra –Ping Music Project
  • 22. Your English is quite good for the majority ofyour writing but I have written it now as I wouldhave. However, I was unable to complete yoursecond paragraph because I could notunderstand what Obachann was. Could youplease tell me? ChloeHi Chloe!I appreciate your kindness. "Obachan" is womenwhose age are 30-50 and they have warm heartand great energy. Most of them love going toshopping, watching Korean dramas and havinga chat in the street. Thanks, Ayaka
  • 23. http://globalstorytelling.wikispaces.com/Featured+student+work
  • 24. Monitoring Progress• Check sheets• Blogs• Images• Video recordings• Hard copy journal• Wiki discussions• Forums• Comments on my blogs• Google forms• Photos, videos• interviewing students• Assessment rubrics• wallwisher
  • 25. My Teacher Blog-for instructions, reflections and shared conversations
  • 26. Student Blogs for journals, learning,reflections, documentation
  • 27. Checking understanding
  • 28. How do students connect?PS3
  • 29. The tools
  • 30. I was googled!‘”Miss, can you please give me TRIAL EXAMS for unit 4 vce accounting 2011 and from previous yearsMy classes are big and my teacher isnt that good withrevision so i was wondering. i was wondering if you know any VCE MATH METHODS and ENGLISH sites like this so i can email teachers if i dont undertand or want practise exams.”
  • 31. Professional Learning
  • 32. Other professional learning• Nings/social networks• Read blogs• Face to face conferences – VCTA, ICTEV, VITTA• VCTA compak – online• My students
  • 33. How do students connect?• Kids don’t use email anymore• Learn by conversations• Mobile devices• Facebook, txt chat, txt messaging, conversations• Learning spaces are changing – global, virtual
  • 34. Work life balance
  • 35. Wish list• Creation of Digital objects for eg accounting• Gamefication – badges, likes, levels of achievement – making subject content look like a game• School days with option of study from home• Flexible timetables – school is not 9 to 3:30pm• Learning analytics – cf data driven• School budgets• 20% play time
  • 36. eFind MeAnne Mirtschin• mirtschin@gmail.com• Twitter: http:www.twitter.com/murcha• Teacher blog: http://murcha.wordpress.com• Class blogs: http://murch.global2.vic.edu.au• Tech Talk Tuesdays: http://techtalktuesdays.global2.vic.edu.au• eT@lking: http://australiaseries.wordpress.com