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eConfidence & Connection - Inspiring and Scaffolding our Students through eLearning

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Keynote presentation for Eastnet Cluster Expo, Auckland, New Zealand
16 July 2009

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  • 1. eConfidence & Connection Inspiring and scaffolding our students through eLearning Rachel Boyd Eastnet Cluster Expo, 16 July 2009
  • 2. Rachel Boyd
  • 3. 7 years
  • 4. Year 2 Classroom teacher
  • 5. ICT & eLearning Leader
  • 6. Nelson Central School
  • 7. Nelson ICT Cluster - 3rd year
  • 8. eLearning Learning and teaching that is facilitated and supported through the smart use of information and communication technologies Enabling the 21st Century Learner: An eLearning Action Plan for Schools 2006 - 2010
  • 9. technology as a tool
  • 10. http://tinyurl.com/2w2r97
  • 11. Technology will never replace teachers.
  • 12. However, teachers who know how to use technology effectively to help their students connect and collaborate together online will replace those who do not. -Sheryl Nussbaum Beach
  • 13. Let me introduce my class...
  • 14. Ahhh... this is better!
  • 15. the technology toolbox
  • 16. Tools of the trade...
  • 17. resources vs resourcefulness
  • 18. Class
  • 19. The real value of blogs and wikis is not the tool itself. It’s what the tool enables. - George Siemens, 2005
  • 20. Purpose: Share learning & experiences http://room9nelsoncentral2009.blogspot.com
  • 21. A window into our classroom for parents/ caregivers as well as Principal/ Senior Staff etc and the wider community
  • 22. Provides an authentic audience for student writing: an audience of peers, parents/ caregivers and relatives
  • 23. global audience
  • 24. Feedback/feedforward and meaningful comments to students.
  • 25. Blogs need to be a communication device for conversation, not just a display space. View your blog as a conversation with the world. Jeff Utecht, 2007 [paraphrased from K12 Online presentation]
  • 26. The Journey...
  • 27. Putting structures in place so that even 6 year olds can be eConfident
  • 28. Room 9 Daily
  • 29. Text Naming computers
  • 30. Visual help sheets
  • 31. Classroom Responsibilities
  • 32. Email monitors
  • 33. Monitoring blog Hit Counter
  • 34. Harnessing the power of comments
  • 35. Tracking & celebrating comments
  • 36. Global Visitors
  • 37. Our elearning “Hub” http://room9nelsoncentral.wikispaces.com/
  • 38. Reading taskboard activity Reading & Commenting on Class Blogs
  • 39. Reading/Maths taskboard activity Educational Games (delicious)
  • 40. IWB Structure
  • 41. C3B4ME
  • 42. Class “Experts”
  • 43. Promote Student Ownership
  • 44. e Class Newsletters
  • 45. The 4 B’s Be Prepared Back up Plan Buddy up Break up session
  • 46. Web 2.0
  • 47. Web 2.0 tools are like my personal smorgasbord of ‘possibilities’ I make it my business to know and experiment personally with ones I feel can benefit learning
  • 48. http:// www.flickr.com/ photos/ehsasnz/ 3462472546/in/ set-721576055683 27473/
  • 49. Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching, but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning -NZC pg 36
  • 50. Possibilities for connection Blog buddies
  • 51. Possibilities for connection Connected Classrooms via Skype
  • 52. Possibilities for connection Start your own TV station
  • 53. http://2009meadowbankroom23.blogspot.com/
  • 54. Purpose know what you want students to achieve or accomplish
  • 55. Scaffold the learning using ICTs - just like we do naturally in our classrooms
  • 56. Build on learning not stand-alone topics or activities based on skills etc. Base everything on your current classroom learning topics/programmes.
  • 57. Break teaching & instruction into manageable chunks
  • 58. Resist the urge to teach programmes, skills etc. ‘just in case’
  • 59. Teach skills in authentic contexts
  • 60. Technology Use
  • 61. Dabbling with technology
  • 62. Old things in Old Ways
  • 63. Old things in New Ways
  • 64. New things in New Ways
  • 65. Never before have many of these opportunities been available
  • 66. Give your teaching practice a shake up
  • 67. How are you connecting your classroom to the world?
  • 68. “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow -John Dewey Image from: www.neverg.co.uk
  • 69. Finally... Use your electricity for more than light -Sears Catalogue, Spring, 1917
  • 70. Thanks! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or queries. rachelboyd@xtra.co.nz http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com http://nelsoncentral.wikispaces.com
  • 71. Image: 'X-Factor' www.flickr.com/photos/44921934@N00/153570089 Image: 'We are all connected.' www.flickr.com/photos/77436208@N00/2885783824 mage: 'Today´s Mood!' www.flickr.com/photos/46425925@N00/589634601 Image: 'Cat-5 Cable' www.flickr.com/photos/36045027@N00/2054206709 Image: 'world on a table (#153)' www.flickr.com/photos/51035824839@N01/1362273975 Image: 'Atlas, it's time for your bath' www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/440672445 Image: 'Ioni's world DSC01433' www.flickr.com/photos/99037763@N00/346630496 Image: 'LED light bulb' www.flickr.com/photos/80378665@N00/3486761520 Image: 'Rake & shovel' www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/1932087056 Image: 'Tools Box' www.flickr.com/photos/95521796@N00/267952677 Image: 'Chocolate Tools' www.flickr.com/photos/37921614@N00/3312115991 Image Image: 'dream (Μεσοράχη)' www.flickr.com/photos/29393867@N07/3122312714 Image: 'colored pencils' www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00/394688842 Image: 'Chinese Buffet 05' www.flickr.com/photos/80657042@N00/31248717 http://headrush.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/justincase.jpg Image: 'Newspaper' www.flickr.com/photos/9619972@N08/2781329487 Image: 'It's a Braun definitely' www.flickr.com/photos/8381313@N08/2974311231 Image: '2nd February 2005' www.flickr.com/photos/51035609331@N01/4148536 Credits Image: 'Never' www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/505108723 Image: 'Confeti!' www.flickr.com/photos/34708734@N00/3032539991 Image: 'Nabla' www.flickr.com/photos/12131226@N03/2904900833 Image: 'Almost done' www.flickr.com/photos/99909414@N00/358289737 Image: 'Web 2.0' www.flickr.com/photos/29931767@N00/146865077 Image: 'Ride to the Windmills' www.flickr.com/photos/43646035@N00/557368492 Image: 'Bored as' www.flickr.com/photos/15206701@N08/2957986596 Image: 'nuttin like a lick-o-butter' www.flickr.com/photos/46275835@N00/305470761 Image: 'Delicious Cookies : Project365 : Photo 28' www.flickr.com/photos/81183332@N00/402912413 Image: 'Poems from a parking lot' www.flickr.com/photos/61787893@N00/374931099 Image: 'Trust us, we're expert' www.flickr.com/photos/35034348187@N01/35555985 Image: 'Uneasy Truce' www.flickr.com/photos/48600090482@N01/238643986 Image: 'Solea's Time...' www.flickr.com/photos/14536932@N00/50735676 Image: 'Criptoportico' www.flickr.com/photos/68799045@N00/47721832 Image: 'high lights' www.flickr.com/photos/68539663@N00/231349202 Image: 'i see' www.flickr.com/photos/9304463@N08/2069506527 mage: '“There are no extra pieces in the+universe.+Everyone+is+here+because+he+or+she+has+a+place+to+fill,+and +every+piece+must+fit+itself+into+the+big+jigsaw+puzzle.”'