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eLearning in the Virtual classroom


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A presentation that outlines some tools that can be used to enable virtual classrooms, ways in which software such as elluminate can be used and some of the amazing outcomes that virtual classrooms …

A presentation that outlines some tools that can be used to enable virtual classrooms, ways in which software such as elluminate can be used and some of the amazing outcomes that virtual classrooms offer - the ability to transform education.

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  • 1. eLearning inVirtual Classrooms
    ICTEV In Touch Conference 2011
    Anne Mirtschin
  • 2. What if?
  • 3. Students can come to school without leaving home or hospital?
    Students could ask all those questions they have immediately ?
    We could encourage the quietest of students to have ‘a voice’?
    We could blend our classrooms vertically and horizontally?
    Flip our classrooms?
    Enable powerful 24/7 learning?
  • 4. Who’s that in our Classroom?
  • 5. Earth Science Week
    Two guest virtual speakers – one from Hong Kong;
    one from South Australia using elluminate to present to
    Years 2 to 12, across schools and countries.
    Young C Y Ng: Hong Kong GeoPark
    Ian Lewis
  • 6. The chat/backChannel
    sharing of experience
    sharing of opinion
    a platform for discussion
    an outlet for questions
    an opportunity for feedback
    Enables peer to peer mentoring
  • 7. Participants have lots of questions
    The quietest students can be the most vocal in chat
    Engages students as they can interact actively
    Misbehaviour, any bullying is easily identified
    Record of achievement, misunderstandings, degree of interaction etc
    Leads to deeper understanding of students
    The Questions!
  • 8. From the chat!
    ...Kanawinka presentation on local volcanoes and wildlife:
    Turtle: sick as
    Ha look at that!
    Turtle: been here
    Grade 2/3 Woodford: Could you tell us more about the sink hole Ian?
    Cara hawk: hey bj they probally go through records from when they first evolved
  • 9. And also....
    • Joshua: i like red rock
    • 10. ihAVE BEEN UP THEIR
    • 11. we are going there soon
    • 12. It's pretty :)
    • 13. do you know where mteccells??
    • 14. water looks awesome
    • 15. Looks good to swim in ;)
    • 16. wow thats blue, how did it get blue?
    • 17. do you know where mteccells is??
    • 18. How many years ago did the volcano at Mt Gambier erupt?
    • 19. Theres heaps of thoose rocks in Hawkesdale and Penshurst
    • 20. James to Turtle: caught a barracuda there
  • And the Bats!
    • Cara hawk: his wing looks like it's going to brake
    • 21. 4B DGPS: what age do the bats learn to fly?
    • 22. Billy-Jo Hawk: Did it try to escape from you?
    • 23. Grade 2/3 Woodford: How many teeth do bats have?
    • 24. Trevo hawk: what happen to it eye
    • 25. Cara hawk: how easy is it to brake a bats wing
    • 26. smithy: arent they posisoness
    • 27. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats feel like?
    • 28. jasmine .j: do they hurt
    • 29. scottinea: are the bats dead or did u catch them alive?
    • 30. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats eat?
    • 31. 4B DGPS: are they really blind?
    • 32. Billy-Jo Hawk: Is there black bats, like full black?
    • 33. Moderator (Miss Iro, Mrs Gow and year 6/7): do bats carry any diseases
    • 34. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What sort of fauna and flora live in the sinkholes?
  • “You cannot ask questions of textbooks”
  • 35. Friends of the Earth
  • 36. All learners in one classroom!
  • 37. Hong Kong visitors take over the teaching, using the
    whiteboard whilst presentation is uploading!
  • 38. Meeting the Minister for FinanceListening to members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • 39. Asian Connections
    Taman Burkitt Maluri School, Kuala Lumpur
  • 40. Using the Whiteboard
  • 41. How are you feeling in a colour?
  • 42. Say hello – Malaysian students and Aus students in one classroom
  • 43. What skills are important to learn?
  • 44. What symbol best describes your country?
    The emu
  • 45. Flatclassroom Project Student SummitGlobal Education Conference
  • 46. Students from China and Australia share learning and experiences in the one classroom, offering advice to each other etc.
  • 47. Global Classrooms- School’s in at 9pm!
    Students from Germany, China and Australia all in the one classroom with their teachers!
  • 48. Grade 6 student teaches year 10 IT classHalloween
  • 49. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • 50. Ping Music Project
    • Demonstrating instruments
    • 51. Answering questions
    • 52. Recording short clips for students to create musical stories
  • Volunteers in Haiti – earthquake aftermath – volunteers in USA share with Australian students virtually.
  • 53. Techno Parents
    Bringing in the Community
    Broad representation of staff including Principal
    Parents of Preps through to Year 10
    Students, staff, parents all learning in the one room
    Share happenings in classroom and school
    Darwin teacher linkup
  • 54. Accounting – face to face students and three virtual students
    Cash Journals
  • 55. Chat records student progress
    Moderator (stefan 1): ined to start 10
    Moderator (BCC - James Mutch): agreed
    Moderator (BCC - James Mutch): I need to start too.
  • 56. Peer to peer mentoring
    Moderator (BCC – James M): Did you put the opening Balance in??
    Moderator (stefan 1): 19000
    Moderator (stefan 1): sales
    Moderator (stefan 1): pl on the botom
    Moderator (stefan 1): advertising
    Moderator (stefan 1): a loss
    Moderator (stefan 1): no wait
    Moderator (stefan 1): a loss
  • 57. Chat – Student support
  • 58. Sharing applications
  • 59. Teaching anywhere/anytime
  • 60.
  • 61. Teaching my yr 11 IT class fromInnovations Showcase, Melbourne
    List of participants
    Anne Mirtschin (Moderator)
    caitlyn (Participant)
    Chloe (Participant)
    Emily H- sub teacher (Participant)
    Flick :) (Participant)
    Lauren (Participant)
    renee (Participant)
    Stedman :) (Participant)rticipants
    In Melbourne at Innovations Showcase
    Supervising replacement teacher
    Logged in from home!
  • 62. Time to upload videos to wiki for global netgened project
  • 63. The confusion and problems
    Chloe: if people get confused, i can help because i have already done it
    caitlyn: awseome!! i think iwil need help :)
    Flick :): looks like you will be helping me too :)
    Chloe: if people get confused, i can help because i have already done it
    renee: whats my video number?
    Stedman :): I tried to put my video that was outsourced in my final video but it wont work and it's a WMV file :(
    Tessa: yeah that happened to mine to
    Flick :): Liam - what ??
    Stedman :): my video that a girl did for me wont upload onto my video :(
    Flick :): oh i see now, yeah same with tessaidont know wat to do
    Tessa: yeah mrsmurch, what do i do with my outsurced video that wont work?
    caitlyn: i know how to do this part
    Flick :): yeahh same
  • 64. Peer Support
    Chloe: it took me ages yesterday to figure out how to do this
    Chloe: if people get confused, i can help because i have already done it
    (... And so, Chloe helped her fellow students back in the ‘real’ classroom)
  • 65. Consequences of failing to achieve!
    Stedman :): mine is WMV but it wont work :(
    Stedman :): but wont i lose marks if idont have my outsourced clip?
    Tessa: yeah i did that heaps the other day and still wont work...
    Moderator: try converting to mpg or mp4 through format factory
    Stedman :): i made it an MP4 and it works
  • 66. Student teaching the Teacher
    Thorney1: mrs.Murch, have you tried using the toolbar up top???
    Thorney 1: where it says elluminate live and go file
  • 67. Virtual Teaching Rounds
  • 68. Teaching anywhere/anytime!
  • 69. Useful tools in elluminate
    Interactive whiteboard
    Web tour
    Share applications
    Polls etc
  • 70. Impact for Education
    • Digital Literacy
    • 71. Globalisation
    • 72. Anywhere, anytime, anyhow
    • 73. Peer to peer mentoring and teaching
    • 74. Students can choose their subjects
    • 75. Vertical classrooms
    • 76. “No school left behind” (due to remoteness, isolations, rurality etc)
  • Learning is changing
    • Teacher increasingly becoming a guide and facilitator
    • 77. Flipped classrooms
    • 78. Virtual classrooms
    • 79. Blended classrooms
    • 80. Vertical classrooms
    • 81. Little Big classrooms
    • 82. Global classrooms
  • Underlying issues/requirements
    Oh! What a tangled web we weave!
  • 83.
  • 84. Web conference coaches
    Four Web Conference Coaches are now available to provide you with one-on-one support on how to run a web conference using Elluminate.
    The Web Conference Coaching Program is free, online and open to:
    teachers in Victorian government and non-government schools,
    DEECD staff in central and regional offices, and
    DEECD strategic partner organisations.
  • 85. To contact a coach:-
    Web Conference Coaching Program 
    contact the Web Conference Coaches directly to express your interest in the program
  • 86. Value of virtual classrooms
    Learn anywhere/anytime
    Ability to record
    Recorded sessions/classes for those who are absent, or need to revisit
    Ability to save and revisit chat for confusion, problems etc
    Peer to peer mentoring
    Sharing learning
    Create tutorials with elluminate
  • 87. Tech Talk Tuesdays
    4:00 to 5:00pm, Melbourne Aus time
  • 88. eT@lking
    Wed 8-9pm (Melbourne Aus time): part of the Australia series
  • 89. Facebook groups egAustraliaseries
    Online conferences – eg Global Education Conference, K12 online conference etc