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Mobile devices and audio for expanding boundaries of learning


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Ideas for using audio and mobile devices in a classroom. Julia Leong

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Mobile devices and audio for expanding boundaries of learning

  1. 1. Shifting ‘control’ Students as Contributors St. Georges May 5, 2011Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  2. 2. Industrial ModelWednesday, May 4, 2011
  3. 3. Leaving a Legacy TextWednesday, May 4, 2011
  4. 4. Revised Bloom’s TaxonomyWednesday, May 4, 2011
  5. 5. Trends • According to a recent report from mobile manufacturer Ericsson, by 2015, 80% accessing the Internet will be doing so from mobile devices. • Consider what it means to read, write, publish, teach and learn in the new digital age? • Joe’s non netbookWednesday, May 4, 2011
  6. 6. Assessment/ Feedback • Eric Mazure suggests that testing itself is not an indicator of deep learning. We must go beyond the testing and have students demonstrate that they own the learning and can apply the knowledge.Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  7. 7. A collaborative idea Partner Sr. & Jr. school buddies to create read along books. Read-along sample: Skype an author:, May 4, 2011
  8. 8. Flipped Classroom • Work at home is gaining access to the knowledge (Learning) • Work at school is solving problems with immediate feedback (Process and practise) • “Flow and the optimum experience” investigates how people learn well and how they do it. Real time feedback e.g. Music minus one. Play your part while you listen to the rest of the orchestra to understand how you sound with the rest of the orchestra.Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  9. 9. Tell us everything you know about... • Students presented with a compelling idea, brainstorm ideas, they dev their voice about the topic • conduct research about the topic • design their own ways to present their knowledgeWednesday, May 4, 2011
  10. 10. Rewriting History • Write a history textbook using wiki to gather information • Students each have their own wiki page to help dev on-line book. • Skype, Podcasts, movies, comics to create content with other classes and eliminate the need for a textbook • www.Teachersfortomorrow.netWednesday, May 4, 2011
  11. 11. Self assessment • assessmentWednesday, May 4, 2011
  12. 12. Try this • Connect to parents, grad students, epals • Students interview parents • Create wiki/google docs/blog to post content about what it was like to... • cc teacher on emails to connect to other parents, grad students, etc.Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  13. 13. Donor’s choose • “Prizes” resources given to the “best” project as chosen by students, parents, teachers.Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  14. 14. Examples • flipped class • self paced chemistry class example • anticipate common misconceptions, dialog about it in the video • view video at home, ask a question, so that there’s more 1:1 communication time in the class. • Greater engagement with every studentWednesday, May 4, 2011
  15. 15. Benefits: Time management • Students watch video at home. • learning objective given as a weekly plan • teacher works with small groups in class • “connect teachers” help other students • Teachers work in pairs bec the discussion is important to address misconceptions • or use videos by others “Khan” if you can’t produce your own.Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  16. 16. Non-chronological History • Why is it hard to remember facts and timelines? • Non connected facts. History taught in themes. Students need bookshelves to organize ideas by themes • write their own definition, then work with a partner to get one definition between the two. • the partners join another partnership • whole class come to consensus on the definition of war • choose a pivotal point in history and change the outcomeWednesday, May 4, 2011
  17. 17. Anti piracy • raise awareness by creating a website and videos to explain effects of piracy • Skype to recording industry to ask what does it mean to have ethical uses of media?Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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  19. 19. Weather • instead of just studying the weather, find someone in that country or weather systemWednesday, May 4, 2011
  20. 20. Your turn: • 30 ways to use audio • Choose an idea, try it and post your idea to the google slideshow at: •, May 4, 2011
  21. 21. Podcasting tips •, May 4, 2011
  22. 22. Shifting control • Getting out of the way to allow students to demonstrate how to learn, collaborate, and create work with purpose that they controlWednesday, May 4, 2011