What’s the BIG Idea? The Ultranet connects people, places, spaces and ideas. It is an online student centredlearning environment that supports high-quality learning and teaching, connects students and parents andenables efficient knowledge transfer. It enables a rich knowledge framework for schools, making classrooms without walls possible
leading tools forstudents to take students, Web 2.0information facilitated knowledgeof studentfor greater opportunities for in online curriculum curriculum student practice lookingpersonalised planning, a continuous recordfor access for teachers online, 24/7 anywheretransferstudents to & contemporary teachers & learning system & customised delivery collaborate within for Victoria delivery sharing &assessment responsibility the& planning&overfor their learning progress& teachers across parents acrosstime State schoolsThe Ultranet will deliver….
EducationWorkflow Product Workflow Using the Ultranet, Planning can include: • Organising your Learning Tasks in a way that suits you or your school • Create a variety of Learning Tasks for your students • Assign a Standard to each Learning Task
EducationWorkflow Product Workflow Using the Ultranet, Planning can include: Teaching • Organising your resourcesTasks Spaces that Using Release 1 Learning and in a way • suits you or youraccess to web-based content Providing direct school • Create a variety of Learning Tasks for your Providing self-paced learning opportunities • students individualised curriculum Providing • Assign a Standard to each Learning Task STUDENT VIEW TEACHER
EducationWorkflow Product Workflow Using the Ultranet, Teaching cancan include: Assessment include: • Using Release 1 resources and Spaces Dynamic Reporting • ProvidingFeedback (Observations) content Dynamic direct access to web-based • Providing self-pacedvisual data • Student Profile learning opportunities • Providing individualised curriculum STUDENT VIEW TEACHER 4.50 4.75 4.50 4.50 4.75 4.50 4.75 5.00 5.00
EducationWorkflow Product Workflow Using the Ultranet, Student Data look like: Using the Ultranet, Assessment can include: • ManuallyReportingdata: • Dynamic entered • Confirmation of Standard achievement • Dynamic Feedback (Observations) • Observations (comments) • Coming soon: • Individual visual • Student Profiletasks data • Overall progress • Dynamic data: • Task progress feeds • Standard demonstration progress feeds • Individual Task Observation feeds TEACHER VIEW STUDENT VIEW
Privacy (who sees what?)IMPORTANT: This should be a key component of your communication with staff Key areas of interestDYNAMIC SYSTEMS• Creation of Learning Tasks in a class means instant access by students and parents (by default)• Learning Tasks and Observations won’t go through a peer monitoring system to check for errors (by default)PARENT AND STUDENT COLLABORATION IN THE REPORTING SYSTEM• Parents have access to tasks and observations created by teachers for their child (by default)• Parents and students can comment on teacher observations (by default)
QUESTIONS?1. CONNECTHow are the ideas and information connected to what youalready know?2.EXTENDWhat new ideas did you get that extend your thinking in newdirections?3. CHALLENGEWhat is still challenging or confusing for you?
Teacher, Parent, Student: Learner Profile for a student (Relationship View) Click breadcrumbs to return to a previous pageRelationship View Teacher, student Teacher only or parent can can click on a click on a class to drill teacher for more down information Parent uses this button to access their child’s eXpress space
Teacher, Parent, Student: Learner Profile for a student (Profile View) Click the dropdown arrow in the top-right of each box to drill down to more detailProfile View Click a class in the list to go directly to the profile view for that class Click the Progress Data will be progressively button to see detailed built up over time. reports This view is available to teachers, students and parents
What can PARENTS see?Learning Tasks (of their child)
Parent: View child’s work on a Learning Item (Journal) View teacher’s instructions to students View journal entries submitted by child and by the teacher
Parent: View teacher’s feedback on a Learning Item View Comments and Grades or Marks recorded by the teacher for this item. View Demonstrations recorded by the teacher for this item. To add anObservationclick the New button
Education Workflow How the Ultranet supports quality learning and teaching
Student Data • Teachers can readily access rich, up-to-date information about their students…• Where are my Ultranet functionality? students up to with their learning?
Plan • Teachers can readily collaborate with their colleagues and share their curriculum planning. • Data can be used to plan and deliver a more personalised curriculumWhat and • Digital learning resources canhow do I be incorporated.want my • Collaborative learning can bestudents to facilitated through web 2.0learn? tools Ultranet functionality?
Teach • Learning tasks are delivered online or offline and are facilitated by the teacher • The teacher monitors student• How do I learning actively support and • Ultranet functionality? monitor my student’s learning?
Assess • Teachers can assess and record student progress online. • Students capture evidence of their learningWhat evidenceof learning • Ultranet functionality?have mystudentsdemonstrated?
e5 DETERMINES READINESS FOR LEARNING What will the teacher say and do?Engage SAY DO Assesses prior knowledge What did we learn yesterday? Differentiated tasks / groupings Identifies a purpose for Students involved in pre lesson What do we know about…? learning discussion about what they What strategies did you use? Connects to students’ lives Where do we use this in know. everyday life? Encourage students to share What language/words might we strategies previously used or use/hear? that may be used. How might you learn/do it? Encourage/ prompt confident reflections by students. Stipulate lesson focus. Explicitly teach correct vocabulary. Brainstorm and discuss. Establish a clear focus for learning and share with students. Help students make connections to the real world.
e5 FACILITATE SUBSTANTIVE CONVERSATION What will the teacher say and do?Elaborate SAY Promotes thinking DO Maintains the flow of conversation What do you think….? The teacher will question Builds on participants How do you know…..? others to build on and ideas Can anyone add evaluate student information… responses. How can we……? The teacher will provide Could you tell me more a range of entry points …. for students to work at Give me an own level. example……. The teacher will provide challenging tasks. The teacher will promote teacher /student and student/student conversation.
e5 CULTIVATES HIGHER ORDER THINKING What will the teacher say and do?Elaborate SAY Structures learning tasks DO Extends learning to new contexts How can we use these The teacher will provide an Provides feedback understandings in another activity /activities to promote Adjusts instruction situation? evaluation, analyising and What if….? synthesizing. If we know this what does The teacher will encourage that mean when applied prediction/justification of to……? strategies. Why did you do that? The teacher facilitates students to apply understandings to make generalisation. (see rules and patterns. The teacher will present problem solving tasks to students.
QUESTIONS? Can you describe the user experience of the Ultranet (from the Teachers, Students, Parents point of views)Can you describe a use-case for the Ultranet which makes it utterly irresistible & seductive? What would you invent to extend, or improve the Ultranet? (It neednt be technology.)
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