The changing space (face) of learning


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This presentation was made for the online Reform Symposium Conference. It shares stories from the classroom and demonstrates how learning spaces are changing. They are becoming virtual, digital, mobile and global.

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    1. 1. The Changing Space (Face) of Education Anne Mirtschin @murcha Google doc:
    2. 2. About Me!
    3. 3. Changing spaces
    4. 4. Impact? Learning is NOW! me ssy 24/7 New skills -digital, social, global, networking etc F li pped Classrooms BYOD
    5. 5. Pedagogy of Learning is…… chan ging
    6. 6. Learning is increasingly • • • • • Organic Networked Social Blended ….and more!
    7. 7. It’s weird knowing that students and teachers in three different countries plus my own peers were listening to what I had to say. As I was talking, students would write questions in the chat and I would try to answer them. Georgia, Year 10 I was a bit nervous but once I started talking I was alright. It’s a weird feeling knowing that students and teachers in three different countries plus my own peers were listening to what I had to say. As I was talking students would write questions in the chat and I would try to answer them if I could. Rachael, Year 10
    8. 8. Experts, Virtual Speakers Learning virtually from and with members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
    9. 9. Zoo Victoria
    10. 10. Meet my VCE accounting class... Students from three schools, one student spoke English as second language – Blackboard Collaborate and Skype used as teaching tools
    11. 11. Cash Journals Class of 2011
    12. 12. Pre Service Teachers Virtual Teaching Rounds
    13. 13. Teaching rounds from China!
    14. 14. A blended, global, virtual, digital classroom!
    15. 15. Catering for gifted Students Learning about the eye from an optometrist – students from Australia, USA, Thailand, China
    16. 16. Thursday lunchtimes Small groups linkup with students from Indonesia! Cooking class!
    17. 17. Illness and disabilities Working from home to create movies – “Family life on an Australian farm”. 870 hits
    18. 18. Request from one of my students Could you please make sure you put what I have to do for Monday and Tuesday’s classes on your blog? (She was about to go to hospital!)
    19. 19. Special Interests and Passions Do you teach or have any knowledge of the native wars between the americans, seminoles, iroquois, cherokee etc, in the times of george washington?
    20. 20. Ability to teach anywhere and any time – 24/7
    21. 21. International Peace Day with a Special School
    22. 22. The virtual classroom! Using BlackBoard Collaborate - Every student has a voice!
    23. 23. Virtual classrooms can be recorded for those who are ill etc
    24. 24. The Bats • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Cara hawk: his wing looks like it's 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?
    25. 25. .......................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??
    26. 26. You can’t ask questions of a textbook!
    27. 27. Application sharing
    28. 28. 58f5c3cff3ca1d51c1828313b9?authuser=0&hl=id
    29. 29. Ghangouts with Germany
    30. 30. Ghangout for International Peace Day with year 3/4 students, Australia Teachers from USA, India Students from India
    31. 31. Polycom videoconferencing equipment
    32. 32. Hands on Literacy through Pottery With Ms Delightful from Sydney!
    33. 33. The outcome- Clay Masks of Favourite Book Characters
    34. 34. Sharing Anzac Stories
    35. 35. Student Australian Election Forum •Canberra Politicians •Students from 6 states linked through polycom •Twitter Feed
    36. 36. Debating Online
    37. 37. I was googled! ‘”Miss, can you please give me TRIAL EXAMS for unit 4 vce accounting 2011 and from previous years My 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.”
    38. 38. Teacher Blog
    39. 39. Class Blog
    40. 40. Kailyn
    41. 41. From Beatriz (grade 4) Learning about scratch with Lanna was great I reckon it was magical the way she showed us the snow outside it was the first time I ever saw snow. I asked a lot of questions I was very interested in what we were learning for example…… how long have you been using scratch? she had been using it for 3 years which means she has a lot of experience with scratch.
    42. 42. Too Young for Technology
    43. 43. Rach’s blog post
    44. 44. I enjoy doing linkups like this one as it is a easy way to learn about other cultures. They say there is no better way to learn than to learn from your peers. Using a virtual classroom and talking to students in other countries is more interesting and more valuable than any textbook! Georgia Year 10
    45. 45. for immediate learning!
    46. 46.
    47. 47. Lunchtime Writing Classes
    48. 48. Communicating and Communicating and Collaborative Tools Used Collaborative Tools Used
    49. 49. Learning Scratch with year 6 Boston student
    50. 50. Outcome Sprites for World Friends project on World Museum site
    51. 51. • [10:56:31 AM] Living Maths: Daivd and Anne,... have you considered using a google doc.,.. let the kids read and ask questions and you type all your responses - it will be nice to keep the "evidence“ • APZhYSMo0TmhLlyxw8UVnos/edit • [11:01:28 AM] Living Maths: map in ... now its too easy ;) • [11:03:38 AM] Living Maths: Chicago = coghaci • [10:57:07 AM] David Karnoscak: See you then. Just knock on my door when you are ready. • [10:58:18 AM] Living Maths: A true and you can load maps in it and you can insert QR codes too • [10:59:18 AM] Living Maths: and you can make an anagram from the letters in your state's name and let them unjumble the,m • Or for 10 grade cnelstnriaiogssuiottahicaldoeieimfca • [11:17:49 AM] David Karnoscak: wow..I don't think even grad students could figure it out.
    52. 52. Mystery Skype
    53. 53. Students…. Could only ask questions that could be responded to by ‘yes’ or ‘no’ eg •are you on earth? •Are you in the northern hemisphere? Yes •are you in france •Are you on a island near Australia
    54. 54. Do you teach or have any knowledge of the native wars between the americans, seminoles, iroquois, cherokee etc, in the times of george washington?
    55. 55. Parent Information evening, prep students from Zambia
    56. 56. Crowdsourcing – Melbourne Work Experience
    57. 57. Mobile, global teacher
    58. 58. Give students a #stuvoice!
    59. 59. Backchannel – backchannelchat Year 1-3 students Australia/Indonesia
    60. 60. From sharing a simple image to night time virtual teaching of German class re healthy foods, school garden, water issues to linking up the canteen managers Via an interpreter and skype for German and Australian food day.
    61. 61. German canteen manager with interpreter using skype with our canteen manager
    62. 62. Photo by courteousy: Reinhard Marx German students prepare for Australian canteen food day!
    63. 63. Class learns of nesting boxes in virtual classroom
    64. 64. Students from two cultures learn from each other using skype!
    65. 65. Learning with and from the students
    66. 66. Created with
    67. 67. eFind Me Anne Mirtschin • • Twitter: • Teacher blog: • Class blog: • Tech Talk Tuesdays: • eT@lking: