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  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Enhance Student Learning<br />
  2. 2. Stanley Avenue is a co-educational , decile 5 full primary school catering for approximately 240-260 year 0-8 students. Students attending our school come from within the Te Aroha township and neighbouring rural communities. <br />Our school is staffed with 11 full-time teachers, support staff, an office administrator, caretaker, 2 cleaners and principal. Ten classrooms operate within the syndicate structure with 5 classes in the junior school led by an assistant principal and 5 classes in the middle/senior school led by the deputy principal. The Board of Trustees values and is very supportive of it’s staff. <br />
  3. 3. Outline...<br />Benefits of using Web 2.0 Technologies<br />2. Examples of what we are currently using <br /><ul><li>Wikispaces
  4. 4. Wix
  5. 5. Wordle
  6. 6. Moodle – LMS
  7. 7. Interactive Websites</li></ul>3. Creating a class wikispace<br />4. Questions<br />
  8. 8. Benefits of using Web 2.0 Technologies...<br /><ul><li> Student engagement
  9. 9. Allows for teaching of other groups
  10. 10. Relevant to their generation
  11. 11. Work output increased
  12. 12. Enjoyment
  13. 13. Has more meaning to them
  14. 14. Incidental learning</li></li></ul><li>Sharing of Work<br /><ul><li> With each other e.g looking at classmates wikispaces
  15. 15. With their parents e.g at home and at PACT conferences
  16. 16. With others in the school e.g management, other classes, school assemblies
  17. 17. Wider school community e.g website address in school newsletter</li></li></ul><li>What do the students think?<br />“I think that ICT has affected our learning because now that we have wireless we are able to sit at our desks and do computer and educational work. Its better than going to the computer suite and sitting at a computer, when you could be sitting at a desk like now. WIX, Moodle and Wikispaces are also good websites because you can go on WIX and make displays for Wikispaces and display your work effectively. Moodle is cool too because you can have class discussions over the internet with comments.”<br />“The ICT has effected our learning because we learn things on the computer and we can have our own Wikispaces and other people can see our work and we play educational games to learn things about maths and reading. ”<br />“It makes us more competitive, it is easier for teachers because more people can do it at once it also makes it way easier for the teachers because they don&apos;t have to photocopy as much. It makes us more competitive to do our work and helps us fly through work. It also really  helps when you are explaining things. To me, they are the best things we have ever had!”<br />
  18. 18. “The mini laptops have been really cool because we can go on our wiki spaces and set goals and do our homework on it. Wix has also been a good site for us to play around and make cover pages for our Wikispaces. Moodle has also been a good web site because we can get our homework off moodle. “<br />“I have really enjoyed the laptops because we can go on our Wikispaces and show people what we have done and we can show people our goals we are going to achieved this year and we can show all the our things that we have put on our Wikispaces we have learnt. It also has been really great because we can use the laptops in the classroom which helps a lot because we don&apos;t have to keep going to the computer suite when we need to use the computer and we can learn lots of things in the classroom with the laptops. “<br />“Its a lot of fun going on all the different websites using the mini laptops. Its a privilege that we get to use the internet in the classroom to go on our Wikispaces, Moodles, Ultranet and other websites that also involve learning. The websites are good for sharing what we have been doing and what we have been learning in class.”<br />
  19. 19. Wikispaces <br />We chose Wikispaces over other options because...<br /><ul><li> It was clear and easy to navigate
  20. 20. Its free and advert free for educators
  21. 21. It has a web page look about it rather than a linear layout like blogs
  22. 22. Web page look allows for creation of different pages
  23. 23. Easy to upload into
  24. 24. Opportunities for discussion</li></li></ul><li>Class Wikispaces -<br />Why are we using it?<br />We have a class wikispaces as a central portal for students, parents and teachers to access all resources. <br />How are we using it?<br /><ul><li> Links to individual class wikispaces
  25. 25. Links to Educational Games
  26. 26. Share some whole class / syndicate work
  27. 27. Links to Homework and Spelling
  28. 28. A place to put class instructions
  29. 29. Good place to demonstrate what you can do
  30. 30. Plug-ins – tracking visitors</li></li></ul><li>Individual Wikispaces<br /><br />Why are we using them?<br /><ul><li> Their own place to share their own work
  31. 31. Lets students show individuality
  32. 32. Easy for parents to get to their child's work
  33. 33. Students can show pride in their own work
  34. 34. Easy for the teacher to identify strengths and weaknesses
  35. 35. Easy to track work output and achievement
  36. 36. Not doing anything, just doing enough, going above and beyond!</li></ul>How are we using them?<br /><ul><li> Sharing work – writing, art, reading, topic through word documents, powerpoint, photostory etc
  37. 37. Teacher Student Feedback and Feedforward
  38. 38. Sharing with parents
  39. 39. Presenting Homework
  40. 40. Goal Setting and Reflection
  41. 41. Wix
  42. 42. Wordle</li></li></ul><li><br />Why are we using it?<br /><ul><li> Easy to use
  43. 43. Looks effective
  44. 44. Create professional looking pages with little effort
  45. 45. Engages students as they are drawn to the impressiveness
  46. 46. Easy to update – don’t have to keep uploading
  47. 47. Free!
  48. 48. Can create multiple pages
  49. 49. Easy to upload onto
  50. 50. Easy to adapt to meet your needs e.g size of page for wikispaces
  51. 51. Allows linking to external sites</li></ul>How are we using it?<br /><ul><li> Homepage for inidvidual wikispaces
  52. 52. Homepage on class wikispace
  53. 53. Link pages e.g Educational Games on class wikispace</li></li></ul><li>Wordle<br />Why are we using it?<br /><ul><li> Impressive representation of ideas
  54. 54. Presents information in a very effective was with the touch of a button
  55. 55. Brainstorming devices / graphic organizer
  56. 56. Free!
  57. 57. Allows students to share their thoughts and ideas
  58. 58. Identify key ideas</li></ul>How are we using it?<br /><ul><li> Wordles about themselves
  59. 59. Wordles about their environment
  60. 60. Whole school contributed to a wordle where they had to write one </li></ul> word about S.A.S<br /><ul><li> Staff contributed to a wordle where they had to write one word </li></ul> about learning<br />
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  63. 63. Moodle<br /><br />Why are we using it?<br /><ul><li> It has the potential to replace wikispaces (however we are still exploring the full potential for the students)
  64. 64. More functions than wikispaces but at this stage would need to be </li></ul>very teacher directed<br /><ul><li> It is discussion based without being threatening for students
  65. 65. Gives students the opportunity to think about their ideas and </li></ul> thoughts first<br /><ul><li> All students participate in class discussion and provide feedback to </li></ul> each other<br /><ul><li> It’s Free!
  66. 66. More potential to be school wide
  67. 67. Secure</li></ul>How are we using it?<br /><ul><li> Topic related discussion forums
  68. 68. Access to homework activities</li></li></ul><li>Useful Educational Websites<br />Why are we using them?<br /><ul><li> Engages students in their learning
  69. 69. Engaged students don’t disrupt group teaching
  70. 70. Meaningful independent follow up
  71. 71. New Zealand Curriculum related
  72. 72. Great for use as a teaching tool on Interactive Whiteboards
  73. 73. Range of activities across a range of curriculum areas
  74. 74. Variety in follow up activities</li></ul>How are we using them?<br /><ul><li> Meaningful independent follow up for groups in Maths and Reading
  75. 75. Practicing grammar, punctuation, spelling etc
  76. 76. Basic Facts
  77. 77. Follow up for maths that is targeted to learning objectives
  78. 78. Teaching models </li></li></ul><li>Digital Learning Objects<br />NZMaths DLO’s<br />Funbrain – Reading / Maths<br />Tutpup<br />I Know That<br />Crickweb<br />Math Playground<br />Wicked<br />Miniclip<br />Internet for Classrooms<br />Interactive Exercises<br />Into the book<br />