The parrot of purpose sits on my shoulder - A journey with ICT in a junior classroom

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The image of the parrot of purpose sitting on my shoulder resonates strongly with me. As a teacher, I endeavour to keep this in mind as I plan and implement new ideas in my class programme. It’s not …

The image of the parrot of purpose sitting on my shoulder resonates strongly with me. As a teacher, I endeavour to keep this in mind as I plan and implement new ideas in my class programme. It’s not about the tools, it’s about improved outcomes for learners. This presentation will document my learning journey with ICT in a junior classroom and explore authentic ways to embed ICT into the curriculum. There will be particular reference to Kid Pix, digital cameras and Web 2.0 tools including blogging, and voice thread, as well as building a professional learning network through twitter.

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  • 1. The parrot of purpose sits on my shoulder - a journey with ICT in a junior classroom Presenter: Tina Donnell Kaipara Flats School, Twin Coast Cluster October 6, 2010 Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 2. In this workshop I intend to... show how ICT could be embedded into a junior programme discuss the purpose of blogging and digital learning outline the progress I have made as a blogger with my junior class list tools and resources that I use regularly that you may like to explore in your own time Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 3. The Parrot of Purpose Metaphor Quoted by Sherry Crisp, National Facilitator ICT PD in 2008 at first module of Twin Coast Cluster Metaphor used by Andy Hargreaves (1997), is found in the ‘Parrot of Purpose’ sitting on our shoulders questioning our actions. (more information on Andy Hargreaves here) Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 4. If you employ digital learning processes, they must advance student learning. Otherwise, why bother? (Tony Ryan, Digital Pedagogies, Learning@School, Feb 09) Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 5. IT is not ‘added’ to learning. It must be deeply embedded in learning. (Tony Ryan, Digital Pedagogies, Learning@School, Feb 09) Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 6. An overview of ICT in a typical day Real time, real life learning experiences that employ quality digital tools (Tony Ryan) Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 7. Calendar work Highlight Blog inquiry topic updates Reflection, feedback, comment Habit of mind Plan for the day slide show HoM, significant events, reflection, inquiry Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 8. Timetable Thursday Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 9. Timetable Thursday Morning After Play After Lunch Roll Plan for the day News Poem Date & Weather Story Maths Shared Book Inquiry Blog Reading Groups PE Writing Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 10. Timetable Thursday Morning After Play After Lunch Roll Plan for the day News Poem Date & Weather Story Maths Shared Book Inquiry Blog Reading Groups PE Writing Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 11. Timetable Thursday Morning After Play After Lunch Roll Plan for the day News Poem Date & Weather Story Maths Shared Book Inquiry Blog Reading Groups PE Writing Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 12. Collaboration Date and Weather chart - from the side bar Talking Buddies Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 13. Talking Buddies - organisation Children’s names written on popsticks and stored in a basket Every Friday, a child draws pairs of names from the basket Names recorded on board These children sit together on mat and work together for that week Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 14. Talking Buddies - applications Oral language - ask a question, pose a problem, children talk with their buddy, three names selected from basket to share with class Tasks involving collaboration Sharing computer - for date and weather activity, buddies are regrouped on board to make threes Quick pairing for PE Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 15. Blog Update (sometimes) Online PD related to blogging Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 16. Maths Whole class warm up Sunday, 3 October 2010
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  • 19. Maths task board, part of tumble links on side bar of blog, Maths Blog - sorted for groups Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 20. Or an offline task For example: graphing using Kid Pix Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 21. Writing www.writingfun.com modeling - data projector and/or mimio blog updates - draft with children Children’s own writing time - given choice to write using Kid Pix (and/or blog, sometimes) - first five to six names drawn from basket Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 22. Shared Reading Poem and shared book - data projector and/or mimio, annotate or build word lists, slide show of enlarged text, children sometimes illustrate Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 23. Reading task board Computer time as part of reading tumble Directed to links on blog side bar, add and change frequently Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 24. Or an offline task Kid Pix template - a useful tool Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 25. Kid Pix Use the “Save as Template” option to set up independent digital tasks Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 26. Brain Breaks iTunes for Music & Movement Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 27. Our Blog Online PD related to blogging Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 28. So what is the purpose of the blog in my class? Developing explicit understanding of what makes a good learner Awareness of learning goals Reflective learners Feedback and collaboration - between teacher and child, child and child, parents and child, wider audience - other learners, other teachers Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 29. About blogging - a step by step guide “Create your own classroom blog” download as PDF http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com/bloggingnotes Rachel Boyd Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 30. Blogging Specifics - my first steps http://room2kaiparaflats.blogspot.com Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 31. Picture and text - describing current learning digital camera, photo taken with class, by teacher or child - teach simple safety rules, point and click, learn new skills as need arises, explore composition, but most importantly just use the tool upload with the class, model the process, talk them through it, allow children to take part draft sentences with class email parents to let them know about new posts Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 32. Photos and Cyber Safety Keep to photos of work or learning objects rather than children as much as possible If posting pictures of children, show groups rather than individuals Need permission from parents to show photos of children - school policy and procedures (see http://www.netsafe.org.nz/) or see Rachel Boyd’s wiki FIRST NAMES ONLY Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 33. Internet Safety for Children Faux Paw - link on side bar of blog http://www.ikeepsafe.org/ iksc_kids/ Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 34. Revisiting learning Real time, real life learning experience over time (May & November) Learning object, digitised through camera Created with the class Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 35. Wordle A simple presentation idea for brainstorms and lists Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 36. Voice Thread a versatile digital storytelling tool developing oral language and oral reading revisiting ideas giving feedback catering for special needs Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 37. Voice Thread - interaction Learning intention: Listen and respond to others, build a conversation Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 38. Voice Thread examples http://voicethread.com/share/694860/ http://voicethread.com/share/1227602/ http://voicethread.com/#q.b1083558 http://room2kaiparaflats.blogspot.com/2009/11/properties-of-plastic- and-glass.html Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 39. Wallwisher Online sticky notes Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 40. Kid Pix avoiding google images, respecting copyright and modeling good practice publishing writing - export jpeg slide shows save as a template http://room2kaiparaflats.blogspot.com/2010/04/term-2-begins.html Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 41. Writer’s Blog A reason to write An audience Reflecting on learning Learning to comment constructively Awareness of writing goals http://kaipara2writers.blogspot.com/ Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 42. Maths and Kid Pix open ended tool with many uses not a pre-packaged learning experience, as worksheets and even computer based games and website activities often are http://room2kaiparaflats.blogspot.com/2010/05/maths-and-kid-pix.html Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 43. The Side Bar Add the relevant websites you find to the sidebar Change them often http://room2kaiparaflats.blogspot.com Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 44. Photopeach & Animoto displaying art work a record of special events Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 45. Digital Camera Quick publishing - from the whiteboard, the floor, children’s books, children’s pictures, chalk on the playground Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 46. Kidspiration Use it, model it, model learning how to use it with your class Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 47. Student Voice I asked the children to tell me what they like about our blog... Sunday, 3 October 2010
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  • 54. Window into another junior class http://rachelboyd.blogspot.com/2009/11/peek-for-week-inside-kiwi-junior.html Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 55. Twitter: Overcoming Geography Why I have a twitter account PLN & PLE Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 56. A few people to follow (to get you started) tinado (That’s me) Nunavut_Teacher dragonsinger57 (Jo Fothergill) timbuckteeth (Steve Wheeler) sumich (Luke Sumich - keynote speaker at suzievesper cluster conference 2009) sharpjacqui dorothyjburt (Point England) tombarrett TweetSmarter (handy hints for using twitter) twincoastcluster (just started - updates for our schools) teachernz (Michael Fawcett) camlockie ahrenfelt (Johannes Ahrenfelt) Great lindayollis professional development blog Eat.Sleep.Teach. TeachAKid Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 57. ...and a few more Keamac I started by making twitter my home page so that whenever I mimioguy (for mimio resources) opened the browser, I could MrsBee12 (Clare Buist) take a quick look, (a bit like checking the fridge). lagatabonita (Susan Lindsay) Now I use Seesmic, an fionagrant application that can be This is not a comprehensive list, and is downloaded from the internet. not in any particular order, but could be a good start. Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 58. Next challenges for me e-portfolios - building the habits of reflection into the learning process and documenting it google docs developing a PLN that includes local teachers & building on the developments made possible by the Twin Coast Cluster ICT PD Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 59. A Learning Progression L1. Low competence, High commitment (The Enthusiast) L2. Low / Some competence, Low commitment (The Disillusioned Learner) L3. Moderate competence, Variable commitment (The Capable but Cautious) L4. High competence, High commitment (High Achiever) from Tony Ryan’s presentation - Digital Pedagogies Learning @ School 2009 Self Leadership And The One Minute Manager (Ken Blanchard) Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 60. Ideas into practice (Tony Ryan, Digital Pedagogies, Learning@School, Feb 09) A. Clarify the 3 ideas / concepts / strategies that most resonated with you so far today B. Choose one, and use this process: 1. What do you need to achieve? 2. What’s happening right now? 3. What could you put into action? 4. What will you put into action? 5. What will be the process for implementation? 6. How will you keep this going?? Adapted from ‘The Leadership Coaching Guide’ Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 61. Andy Hargreaves “...he is the Thomas Moore Brennan Chair in Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College ... mainly known for his groundbreaking work on educational change and has also done research on sustainable leadership...” Janice Malloy http://blog.pegasuscom.com/Leverage-Points-Blog/bid/ 41669/Performing-Beyond-Expectations-An-Interview-with- Andy-Hargreaves Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 62. Twitter mentions - Andy Hargreaves melanne_k Classroom leadership is the most important leadership of all. Andy Hargreaves #geels2010 sozzieg listening to andy hargreaves @geels2010 all teachers are leaders! benpaddlejones “set your own targets, they'll be higher than the government’s & more likely to be achieved because you own them” Andy Hargreaves #geels2010 Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 63. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action Why? http://www.ted.com/talks/ view/id/848 How? What? Sunday, 3 October 2010
  • 64. The parrot of purpose sits on my shoulder - A journey with ICT in a junior classroom Presenter: Tina Donnell Kaipara Flats School, Twin Coast Cluster October 6, 2010 Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership Sunday, 3 October 2010