Adding the Technology Arrow to
     an Educator's Quiver




             Paviter Singh
           paviter@gmail.com
     ...
Slides / Resources



http://pavwatertownpreso.wikispaces.com/




                                           2
The Real World
Is a Moving Target

Society is more
connected and global
More information is
constantly being made
availabl...
The Real WorldIs a Moving Target


The Internet has become
the platform for the
expression of
unparalleled creativity
It i...
The Real World       Is a Moving Target
Our students are:
  Motivated     HOW
  Inquiring
                   ?
  Self taug...
Early Years
   Survival Skills




                     6
Traditional      21st C

 Web 1.0        Web 2.0

 Reading      Contributing

 Receiving    Collaborating

Researching    ...
Wikipedia
            8
Flickr
         9
Slideshare
             10
The Future of Education




   Information is changing
   WHERE and HOW we learn
         is changing         11
The Future of Education
  if we continue on our
      current path...
  formal education will
  become increasingly
      ...
Quality of Learning
                                                             engagement
 collaboration
               ...
Two Parts




Using Web 2.0 tools   Movie Making
                        Project


                                     14
Education 3.0 : Using Web 2.0 tools

                 what is the
                 big deal??




                        ...
Pedagogical capabilities of
                                                             engagement
 collaboration
       ...
wordle




         17
download the step-by-step guide
(http://mccpseif.wikispaces.com/Guide+to+Diigo)
                                          ...
Classroom
    Get students to comment on a
    text you have selected
    Way to check students
    understanding
    Stud...
wordle




         20
wordle




          Walk Two Moons
         by Sharon Creech


                            21
wordle




President Obama’s Speech: State of the Union
                                               22
http://edu.glogster.com/
Classroom
   Presentation tool (text, images,
   sound, video)
   Great for group / project work
...
An example of a glog in education




http://mccpseif.wikispaces.com/Sample+Glog
                                         ...
Classroom
   Presentation tool and Mind
   mapper rolled in one
   Large scratch surface allows for
   planning / brainsto...
Two Parts




Using Web 2.0 tools   Movie Making
                        Project


                                     26
Using Storyboards & Movie Making
     to Develop Writing Skills


            St Anthony’s Canossian
               Second...
The Context
Students
   Disengaged
   Performing below grade level
Experienced Teachers
   Blaming students for poor grade...
The Objective
Students
    Raise student engagement
    Improve con dence and familiarity with spoken
    and written Engl...
The Resources
Hardware
    16 computers (2 for each group)
    8 video cameras (1 for each group)
Software
    Movie Makin...
The Project
Student Outcomes
   Have fun & be engaged
   Develop greater con dence in English
   speaking and writing
   D...
The Project
The Proposal
   Get students to work in groups to
   create short movie clips
   Story boarding, script writin...
The Curriculum
Session 1: Finding a Story to Tell 1
   Students watch clips from various
   short lms and discuss
       C...
The Curriculum
Session 2: Finding a Story to Tell 2
   Students to come to the session
   having written a short story (to...
The Curriculum
Session 3: Pre-Production 1
   Students to form groups of 5. Each member
   to take on a role such as direc...
The Curriculum
Session 4: Pre-Production 2
   Understanding the rules of lm
   making
      What can and cannot be done
  ...
The Curriculum
Session 5: Sounds for Film
  Hands-on training on lming
  & editing
     Voice
     Background noise
     S...
The Curriculum
Guided Practicum (in
groups)
  Groups to discuss and
  work on their script /
  story board
  Groups to loa...
The Curriculum
Session 6: How to use Video Editing
Software
   All groups to have completed
   shooting by this stage
   4...
The Curriculum
Session 7: Critique
  Exporting of nal
  product to disc
  Round table
  re ection / critique
  Groups prep...
The Finale
Screening of Student Films
   Each group was required to
   introduce their lm
   All teachers and parents of
 ...
I’m not hungry




                 42
Phases




         43
Outcomes
Student Participants
   Pride and con dence
   Serve as role models/student
   facilitators
   Better communicati...
Outcomes
Teacher Facilitators
   Mentors and ambassadors in the
   use of technology among
   colleagues
   Inspired to ex...
Risk more than others think is safe.
   Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Ex...
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  1. 1. Adding the Technology Arrow to an Educator's Quiver Paviter Singh paviter@gmail.com 1
  2. 2. Slides / Resources http://pavwatertownpreso.wikispaces.com/ 2
  3. 3. The Real World Is a Moving Target Society is more connected and global More information is constantly being made available ONLINE The majority of jobs our students will face do not exist today 3
  4. 4. The Real WorldIs a Moving Target The Internet has become the platform for the expression of unparalleled creativity It is our students who are responsible for creating most of the content on the web 4
  5. 5. The Real World Is a Moving Target Our students are: Motivated HOW Inquiring ? Self taught In control WHY? Independent Immediate feedback Authentic 5
  6. 6. Early Years Survival Skills 6
  7. 7. Traditional 21st C Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Reading Contributing Receiving Collaborating Researching Creating 7
  8. 8. Wikipedia 8
  9. 9. Flickr 9
  10. 10. Slideshare 10
  11. 11. The Future of Education Information is changing WHERE and HOW we learn is changing 11
  12. 12. The Future of Education if we continue on our current path... formal education will become increasingly irrelevant 12
  13. 13. Quality of Learning engagement collaboration creativity authenticity openness personal expression discussion participation proactivity passionate interest access to information critical thinking adapted from presentation by Steve Hargadon 13
  14. 14. Two Parts Using Web 2.0 tools Movie Making Project 14
  15. 15. Education 3.0 : Using Web 2.0 tools what is the big deal?? 15
  16. 16. Pedagogical capabilities of engagement collaboration creativity authenticity openness personal expression discussion participation proactivity passionate interest access to information critical thinking adapted from presentation by Steve Hargadon 16
  17. 17. wordle 17
  18. 18. download the step-by-step guide (http://mccpseif.wikispaces.com/Guide+to+Diigo) 18
  19. 19. Classroom Get students to comment on a text you have selected Way to check students understanding Students can critique each other Facilitate project work through the collation of references/ resources students can use Teachers Collaborative tool when lesson planning Creation of a resource bank by topic for future reference 19
  20. 20. wordle 20
  21. 21. wordle Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 21
  22. 22. wordle President Obama’s Speech: State of the Union 22
  23. 23. http://edu.glogster.com/ Classroom Presentation tool (text, images, sound, video) Great for group / project work Repository / Virtual portfolio Applicable to a variety of subjects Appeals to diverse learners 23
  24. 24. An example of a glog in education http://mccpseif.wikispaces.com/Sample+Glog 24
  25. 25. Classroom Presentation tool and Mind mapper rolled in one Large scratch surface allows for planning / brainstorming Teach students how to sort ideas Importance Grouping Applicable in various subjects Bring in various forms of media Embed or export as video 25
  26. 26. Two Parts Using Web 2.0 tools Movie Making Project 26
  27. 27. Using Storyboards & Movie Making to Develop Writing Skills St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School 27
  28. 28. The Context Students Disengaged Performing below grade level Experienced Teachers Blaming students for poor grades Did not see the bene t of using technology Novice Teachers Willing to try new approaches but did not have appropriate guidance School Interested in raising student achievement Hoped to get teachers to improve approaches to instruction / teaching 28
  29. 29. The Objective Students Raise student engagement Improve con dence and familiarity with spoken and written English Learn skills of listening, speaking, reading & writing in a creative and innovative way Teachers Demonstrate effective infusion of technology in learning Create a community where teachers and students can learn from each other School Initiate a pilot program with the hope of expansion to the entire grade level Whole school approach 29
  30. 30. The Resources Hardware 16 computers (2 for each group) 8 video cameras (1 for each group) Software Movie Making application Time 7 training sessions of between 4 to 5 hrs 1 to 2 weeks for students to lm Finale where completed work is presented Facilitators Technical Instructors (Sinema Old School) 4 teachers 8 college students (one for each group) 30
  31. 31. The Project Student Outcomes Have fun & be engaged Develop greater con dence in English speaking and writing Develop skills in a variety of technology tools Teacher Outcomes Learn how different technology tools can be used in learning English Realize that there are different approaches to teaching English that do not involve the textbook Change culture/mindset with respect to English and how it is taught 31
  32. 32. The Project The Proposal Get students to work in groups to create short movie clips Story boarding, script writing and movie editing will give students the opportunity to practice and improve their language skills Students to create a blog and post an entry after each training session Lesson materials and communication regarding the project to be done online (website/email) 32
  33. 33. The Curriculum Session 1: Finding a Story to Tell 1 Students watch clips from various short lms and discuss Character and character development Background and setting What story to tell and how to go about writing it How to turn a story into a script Work at home Theme: A Social Issue Write a short story on an issue that you are passionate about 33
  34. 34. The Curriculum Session 2: Finding a Story to Tell 2 Students to come to the session having written a short story (to be translated into a script) Instructor shows/explains to students what is a story board (using an example from a popular Singaporean Sit-com) Students work to translate their stories into storyboards (text, sounds, pictures) Discuss the difficulties faced With this knowledge, how would you select an appropriate story 34
  35. 35. The Curriculum Session 3: Pre-Production 1 Students to form groups of 5. Each member to take on a role such as director, producer, sound tech, lighting tech, cast coordinator Discuss in groups (with guidance): Script: Breakdown and organize the written script into different components for preparation Location Scouting: Finding locations / negotiating for locations Casting: Find talents / conduct an audition Schedule: Plan overall timeline / shoot schedule Budgeting: Plan and manage budget 35
  36. 36. The Curriculum Session 4: Pre-Production 2 Understanding the rules of lm making What can and cannot be done Using various equipment Digital Camera Video Camera Lights How to position cameras/lights for maximum effect 36
  37. 37. The Curriculum Session 5: Sounds for Film Hands-on training on lming & editing Voice Background noise Sound effects What groups should consider when shooting their lms 37
  38. 38. The Curriculum Guided Practicum (in groups) Groups to discuss and work on their script / story board Groups to loan out video cameras for 1-2 weeks to shoot their lms 38
  39. 39. The Curriculum Session 6: How to use Video Editing Software All groups to have completed shooting by this stage 4 hour training session on how to edit video Groups to practice using their own footage Groups to arrange to use computers for editing outside of training hours (if required) 39
  40. 40. The Curriculum Session 7: Critique Exporting of nal product to disc Round table re ection / critique Groups prepare & rehearse their 1 minute presentation 40
  41. 41. The Finale Screening of Student Films Each group was required to introduce their lm All teachers and parents of students were invited to attend Speech by Sinema Director and School Principal Students given certi cates of completion and souvenirs (tote bags) 41
  42. 42. I’m not hungry 42
  43. 43. Phases 43
  44. 44. Outcomes Student Participants Pride and con dence Serve as role models/student facilitators Better communication/ relationship with parents Parents Pride and surprise in the ability of their children Renewed support and engagement in school activities 44
  45. 45. Outcomes Teacher Facilitators Mentors and ambassadors in the use of technology among colleagues Inspired to explore yet new ways to engage their students Other Teachers Surprised at what their students are capable of More willing to explore and learn how to use technology in their classrooms 45
  46. 46. Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. (my philosophy, taken from a quote by Claude Bissell) Paviter Singh paviter@gmail.com 46

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