Be Social in LearningBe Global in Life新媒體，真學習 Wong Pak-yick 黃百益 http://www.i-garden.org http://www.hkict.net Education 2.5me 24-09-2011
About me Subject panel of ICT / ITC CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School Edublogger of ICT Ed Blog "iGarden" (http://www.i-garden.org) since 1999 Convener of HK ICT Network 香港資訊及通訊科技教育網絡 (http://www.hkict.net)
About the Title 新媒體 (Social Media) 真學習 (Authentic Learning Experience) 透過新媒體 ->達致真實學習經驗
About the Sharing My School Context “Shift Happens” in our Students Social Media & Catering for Learner Diversity Social Media & Teachers’ PLN Where we are going to?
About My School CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School Chung On Estate, Ma On Shan Founded in 2000 2005 HKCEE CIT; 2007 HKAL CA 2010-2011 1 group of NSS ICT @ S5, CMI 1 group of NSS ICT @ S4, CMI
Changes in HK studentsLearner’s Diversity – Bipolar Intake
Changes in HK studentsLearner’s Diversity – Bipolar SES SES (Social and Economic Status) was another source contributing to the diversity in students’ ability.
Changes in HK studentsLearner’s Diversity – Learning styles Visual learners Auditory learners Kinetic learners
Changes in HK studentsFew Trends Most kids have shorter attention span Know “gadgets” more than “hardware” Know “apps” more than “software” Computer room syndromes Intranet-phobia Smart phones with data plan ->More attached to social network
Challenges faced by teachers We, teachers, are prepared to adapt to the change in learning and teaching paradigm. challenges in lesson planning, classroom discipline and content delivery Lock or Leverage?
Social and Authentic Approaches Curriculum Planning Self Learning Skills Authentic Learning Building Learning Community among Schools Prompt Formative Assessment for Feedback and Evaluation (no time today)
Try-out 01: Authentic Learning andSelf Learning Skills (RSS) First Task in S.4 ICT lessons – create Google account Provides some good ICT RSS feeds to start with Teachers and students could read (and share) ICT news in the same pace One stop scanning & reading Promote students’ reading habit and information management skill Demonstration
Try-out 02: Authentic Learning andSelf Learning Skills (Social Media) used Facebook as a way to disseminate IT information for students’ extended reading and comment Embrace students’ social networking tool rather than school Intranet Will introduce later
Try-out 02: Authentic Learning andSelf Learning Skills (Social Media) Be Social in Learning Be Global in Life
Why Social in Education? “The Internet has proved to be a very effective platform for building learning communities among teachers and students……both teachers and students need to participate actively and share their knowledge, experience and expertise in building and maintaining a successful learning community.” - Section 4.6 “Building a Learning Community” EDB NSS ICT Curriculum & Assessment Guide 2007
Try-out 03: Learning Communityamong Schools (Why?) Networked Schools, Networked Teachers, Networked Students Increase exposure of MOS (Ma On Shan) students (also to diminish the SES effect) Facilitate collaboration between schools
Try-out 03: Learning Communityamong Schools (How?) arrange talks (by IT professionals) and other OLE activities for their students in a large group
encouraged students to participateactively in Q&A sessions as well as post-seminar sharing with speakers
Try-out 03: Learning Communityamong Schools (thru’ Social Media) HKICT Network, a “flash mob” in ICT Education Facebook Fans Page (http://www.facebook.com/hkict ) Growing fast, now near 450 EDB, HKEAA, University Professors, ICT professionals, teachers and students HK, Taiwan, USA
Try-out 03: Learning Communityamong Schools (thru’ Social Media) With social network, we are building a prototype of an “All round” learning community!
Try-out 03: Learning Communityamong Schools (thru’ Social Media) Authentic Learning Experience for NSS Students: Networking Talk (Cisco) and WebEx Meeting Wireless Technology (WTIA) Social Media (Blogger Jansen) Mobile Technology in Learning (Erwin) ICT Day Camp (EZone, Cyberport) Japanese Animation Talk (Gundam 00 Director) Openrice Talk (Ray Chung)
Social Media & Teachers’ PLN US teachers – PLN (Personal Learning Network) Broaden HK teachers’ horizon thru’ Twitter: @SirKenRobinson #elearning @21stprincipal #colearning @karlfisch #edtech @mcleod #edchat @ikawhero
Summary Fine-tuning teaching plan proactivelty to suit students’ interest parallel teaching of “theoretical” and “practical” topics Promote authentic, self, social (group) learning