LinleyWordleFound at wordle.netChildren can make their own by entering wordsYou may think you aren’t doing much or that you are unconfident but… look at how many of these you already use!
LizHow do you manage the class, give help to individuals eg on the computer when taking others for other things?How many workstations do you have?Where are they situated? Is too much light/sunshine a problem?How many children to a station – eg 1 computer to 28 or 1 computer per 2-3 childrenWhat ever you have is okWork with what you have got.How long do you leave children on the computer?Setting up folders and savingI was lucky I had a friend come in and say this is what you need and she set up a master one ( add it in) this is what it looks like.Boy was I sooo grateful to her. Here is a copyGive kids ownership – scary but it pays dividends in the long run.Again you need to spend time teaching the skillsHow to turn on the computer, save, find the games, turn off the computer.Here is an idea I set up late this term. ( add it in)
LinleyIs it for all the class, first finished, a group or what, How much extra time will it take to set it up Reading Rotations are a perfect way to add in skills.Use the easi-speak, use the camera, use the flipvideoUse the online games for skill practicesYes at times you do need to teach them how to do the skills.
LizMake it timely, eg before you need to use it
LinleyTeachers have to realise that ICT is a tool, and even if there are technical or lack of hardware issues, work with what you have. If chn misbehave or waste time at the computer they miss their next turn. Scrounge old computers, nag your BoT.
LinleyLet children use the camera. Teach them how to use it.Have turns being “photographer of the day”. Analyse what makes a good photo as a class when child shares their photosHold camera through string loop, stand with feet apart – can’t break the camera!Linley’s sheet of children photos and comments
LizFlip videos are great fun!!!They are easy to useAnalyse footage – as a class and learn from next timeHow to hold them: Hold them upright – don’t take picture on the sideThey are VERY easy to use.!Watch the kids explain it.Here are some clipsGet pamphlets on!!!Use for just about anything.Just remember to hold them up the correct way.Add in examples – ( both good)What are you using them forHow to use in the classroom these are easy. CampIn class video vignettes
LinleyEasi=speakThis is a recording microphone which children love to play with.This is how you turn it on, talk into it, record and then play back.You can get the children to download their stories/ maths/interviewsExamples – handy if need to- hear improvement in their reading aloudUse to interview people and ask and get the answers.Also an independent way to do a running record.Buy the easi-speak from (Have some pamphlets)Put in the examples:How to us
LinleyEureka software have loads of games that are great for reading, spelling, Maths. Bought anywhere, they are only $10 eachPM software excellentOnline games – NZ maths-Digistore, ictgames…Google images for studies, find key words for searchingOnline games:Set up as favourites or add into a page onto your wiki for the children to get easy access or delicious .com Show pictures of howAgain teaching them how to get to themTeach them that the flashing stuff usually contains a virus and not to click on itOne example – kids clicked on one and that turned off the firewall. Tech had to fix.
LinleyHow often or who and how to doClass blog or wiki – great for displaying children’s work, communicating with parentsEasy to set up…blogger.comChildren post their own work? Need to learn howNeed to keep it updated to maintain interest
Slide 14: : What is questioningQuestioning is simply asking the right question to get the answer you require.How to : Define what is a question and what is a statementIdeas for:Where to getexamplesIs can be a simple yes/no question or it can be a more complex question requiring more informationInquiry: What is it for me?It is using Trevor Bonds ModelIt is teaching the children the skills they need to do the finding out I took his Sauce Model and turned it into a balloon and basket idea add in photo You need to get the children to state what is a question and what is a statement This has taken me a term for the majority of children to understand it. Ideas for: QuestioningTell them if what they want to ask will get them some form of answer then it is a question.If it is some thing that they want to share then it is just a statement. examplesA child puts up their hand – ask first is it a statement or question – hear what they have to say and then state it was a question/statement – or ask the class which was it. Activities to improve questioning: Why questioning?To thinkTo find out the information.
Seven Stages:1: Created statements rather than questions ( or a nul response)2: Any non-revelant questions ( does not contain contectual key words or phrases)3: yes/no questions using relevenat key words and or phrases( is can does would could may etc)4: use the seven servants ( who, what, why, when, where, which and how) and the key words to write relevant questions5: uses the seven servants relevant key words and phrases to write relevant questions6: uses relevant synonyms of key words to edit questions7: uses multiple questions words to create a probing question when interviewing an expert
Key Vocabulary: Children need to know what it is and what it means. Sometimes showing them clips from Youtube or googling the information can make the vocab make more sense.Several pictures can show what you mean for example using the term environmentalActivities: Write down what you think it might mean. google your term: what does it say. Is that what you thought it meant ?Thinking tools – question of the day – How to use the information you find: why look it up if you aren’t going to use it
Practical ways for
teachers to use e-
learning in the junior
Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership
Linley Van Echten and Liz Owen
• Folders & Saving
• Storage of Information
How to fit in e-learning
Simply Think :
What e-learning could I use?
Include in your planning
Slot time in your timetable to teach the
Demonstrate the skill
Let the class practice it
Bring them back together
Work out the tricky parts
Integrate into your programme
Not enough computers/equipment
Lack of data projector for Youtube etc
Too much light in the room
Poor behaviour by some, can’t be
Support for children while teaching
Teachers reluctant or not confident to
Passwords – simple, memorable, record
Let the children use the camera
Teach how to use it
Set a purpose/context
Turns – photographer of the day
Save their photos to own file
Evidence of learning
Ways to use the pictures:
Photo Story 3
To obtain Comic life
The flip video records action instantly.
It is available from:
Price: $ 249 - $335
Note: make sure you get the high definition
model - HD
How to use it in class:
•Demonstrate to class
•Set up children as experts
•Let the children take control
•Follow up and look at videos
•Use them to make movies
How to use the flip video
Examples of ideas for use:
Any class trips or activities
Checking if doing task correctly
To Wonder or to Wander?
Which path do you take?
Children post any questions,
or answer others questions
in a different colour
Questioning Wall wisher
Questioning and Thinking Ideas
Question of the day – children add in answers
• How do you use e-learning in your
• Good ways to manage it - hardware time
• How do you go about posting work on the
internet? – blogs, wikis, portfolio, Youtube
• What software and what equipment?
Trevor Bond’s 7 levels
Insert link to Liz’s
How to Get Key Vocabulary
Context – Commemoration
Key Word: ANZAC
Key Phrases: Animals used in WW2,
Use Google, YouTube, personal
Where to start?
•Have the end in mind
•Sort your resources
•Find the key vocabulary
•Set the tasks
•Teach the children how to question