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Using eXpress Space With Students

  1. 1. Using eXpress Space with your students<br />Jonathan Hall<br />Ultranet Coach – Northern Peninsula<br />Mob – 0409 350 484<br />Please logon to Ultranet<br /><ul><li>Go to Design Space
  2. 2. Select Available Design Spaces
  3. 3. Enter 102806289
  4. 4. Click “Search”
  5. 5. Select “Actions”
  6. 6. Select “Join”</li></ul>Computer logon:<br />Username:     staffguest<br />Password:      Ultranet<br />
  7. 7. Session Overview<br />Familiarisation of eXpress Space for students<br />eXpress Space examples and resources<br />Ideas around Learning Goals and Learning Portfolios<br />Aspects of using wikis and blogs in eXpress Space<br />Use of other Ultranet applications in eXpress Space<br />Using external Web 2.0 tools in eXpress Space<br />
  8. 8. Experiences of Student eXpress Space?<br />Has anyone been working with students in this space?<br />Feedback / comments?<br />
  9. 9. eXpress Space for Students<br />The eXpress Space is a dedicated space for teachers, a student and their family to focus on the learning story for the student. It provides a space to encourage students to articulate:<br />their own learning and thinking processes<br />what their next steps might be<br />how they are going to proceed with those next steps<br />what they may need more help to understand and provide evidence of the learning process and product of learning.<br />[Online Support Module 9]<br /><ul><li>eXpress Space Supports the VELS Personal Learning domain</li></li></ul><li>eXpress Space for Students<br /><ul><li>A quick tour</li></li></ul><li>eXpress ‘Landing Page’<br />The landing page links students to their Learning Goals, Learning Portfolio and Profile pages. <br />Only the student can see this page.<br />eXpress Wall<br />Students can write on their wall but as students cannot have learning contacts no-one can read it.<br />
  10. 10. Profile<br />A Profile page, where you students can write information about themselves, alongside their name and official school photo.<br />Schools should decide what would be appropriate content for students to include in their profile. <br />Provide guidelines / advice to teachers and students<br />
  11. 11. Learning Goals<br /><ul><li>Students describe what they want to improve
  12. 12. An easy way to communicate goals with teachers and parents so that they can assist the student. </li></li></ul><li>Learning Goals<br />Examples<br />
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  17. 17. Secondary Student Report Card <br />-Learning Goals section<br />How are these goals maintained and reviewed over time?<br />
  18. 18. Learning Portfolio<br /><ul><li>Students collect evidence of their learning in one online space.
  19. 19. Review and add to portfolio over time.
  20. 20. Portfolio builds up as students move to the next year level or change schools.
  21. 21. Teachers in the school can assign themselves as students’ “Portfolio Viewer”. They can then view and comment on students’ Learning Goals and Portfolio. </li></li></ul><li>Learning Portfolios - Content<br />Learning Portfolios may include:<br /><ul><li>Product – actual work samples, learning opportunities
  22. 22. Process – students' reflections of their learning, outlines, drafts, strategies used
  23. 23. Perceptions of learning – attitudes, motivations, self assessments and goal setting.
  24. 24. A purposeful collection of learning over time
  25. 25. A visual guide of a student’s learning
  26. 26. A tool to communicate what students know and can do.</li></li></ul><li>Learning Portfolios - Media<br />Web2.0 Tools can enhance the Learning Portfolio and increase student engagement / expression:<br /><ul><li>Vokis
  27. 27. Embedded video – e.g. Photostory, Animoto, Kahootz
  28. 28. Embedded PowerPoints – use Slideshare
  29. 29. Photo tools – e.g. MS Autocollage, Simple Booklet,
  30. 30. Display tools – Glogster</li></ul>Applications could include:<br /><ul><li>Wiki
  31. 31. Blog
  32. 32. Publication
  33. 33. Page Comments
  34. 34. Slideshow
  35. 35. Reference Library
  36. 36. Wiki Display
  37. 37. Quick Note</li></li></ul><li>Learning Portfolio<br />Examples<br />
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  39. 39. Planning for Learning Porfolios<br />[Module 9 – Activity 9.6]<br />
  40. 40. Using Wikis and Blogs in eXpress<br />Why use these applications?<br /><ul><li>Collaborative
  41. 41. Facilitate 3-way ‘conversations’ – Student –Teacher-Parent
  42. 42. Can use a variety of media – not limited to text
  43. 43. Easy to build up over time – new sub pages</li></ul>Using Publication Displays<br /><ul><li>Can be used and displayed or stored in library when not required
  44. 44. Good for stating goals and displaying portfolio items
  45. 45. Not collaborative and cannot be used for feedback</li></li></ul><li>
  46. 46. Wikis and Blogs: Basic Ultranet Skills Required:<br /><ul><li>Scoping wikis and blogs
  47. 47. Adding New Wiki in “Manage Wikis”
  48. 48. Adding sub-pages
  49. 49. Copying and pasting from Word to wiki or blog
  50. 50. Uploading images to content and inserting into wiki or blog</li></ul>More advanced:<br /><ul><li>Embedding students own videos and PowerPoint presentations
  51. 51. Embedding Web2.0 tools – e.g. Vokis, Animoto, Glogster, etc.</li></ul>Ultranet Support Site<br /><ul><li>How-to Guides
  52. 52. 30-Min Professional Learning Ideas</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />Teachers<br /><ul><li>Ultranet Sample Spaces</li></ul>DEECD Student Goals and Portfolios<br />Sample Student eXpress Space Primary <br />(Deb Hicks)<br />Grampians – Sample Learning Goals <br />(Matthew Reyntjes / Joanne Tate)<br />South Gippsland Learning Goals and Portfolios<br />(Wendy Walker)<br /><ul><li>Ultranet Support Site - Online Support Modules</li></ul>Module 9<br />eXpress Space : Student Goals Setting and Learning Portfolios<br /><ul><li>ePotential – Digital Portfolios</li></ul>Students<br />User Guide for Students<br />How To Guides<br />
  53. 53. Integrating eXpress and Learning Tasks(Accountability and Reporting!)<br />
  54. 54. Next Steps- Planning For Your School<br />All teachers work though Online Support Module 9 – perhaps provide a staff meeting to start them off, with completion as part of professional reading.<br />Trial Student eXpress with your grade or year level.See what works and what teachers need to implement.<br />Consider your whole school approach.<br />Consistency is key to making it work.<br />Teachers, students and parents are all familiar with the same format.<br />Learning is shared and everyone is supported.<br />
  55. 55. Links<br />Welcome to My PLE!<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEls3tq5wIY&feature=player_embedded<br />My ICT Digital Portfolio<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsO8FjdEUBM&feature=related<br />

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