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  • Cluster Conference Presentation Final Version

    1. 1. Exploring how online communities can connect children with the world around them Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008
    2. 2. Advanced Organiser Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Welcome & Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>A bit about my background </li></ul><ul><li>How I view the role of technology in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>The Connected Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Global Connection Possibilities for the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding it within your classroom programme </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright, Privacy, School Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Making it a successful experience. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008
    4. 4. Global Communicator 1974 Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008
    5. 5. My Key Considerations Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Why are you using the technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it enhance learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it move your students forward in their learning journey? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you do this without the technology? Even new technology can be used in old ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Bells, whistles and aesthetically pleasing does not mean the content is outstanding or accurate. Unless your purpose was to learn to use a tool or visual presentation skills it doesn’t guarantee that your learning intention has been met. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide whether your emphasis is on the process or the product. </li></ul><ul><li>Equip your learners with the skills to make best use of the tools. </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s not about the tech, it’s all about the teach” - Ewan McIntosh October 2007 </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is Web 2.0? Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 Sourced From: http://web20ineducation.wikispaces.com/
    7. 7. Are You A Connected Educator? Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 Make sure you’re familiar with the technology you choose to use. Who is part of your P ersonal L earning N etwork? (PLN) The more connected you are with a global audience the more informed and up to date you become. Plus it’s simply good fun and a great way to unwind.
    8. 8. Are You A Connected Educator? Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 It can become highly addictive - remember you control the off switch. Information overload - be selective about what links you choose to follow. Remember your digital footprint. Bookmark & subscribe to RSS feeds. Keep yourself and your privacy safe.
    9. 9. How Am I Connected? Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 MSN Twitter Skype Email Technospuds Ning De.licio.us Voices of the World Ning Vodafone 2 Personal Blogs & Follower of about 40 (maybe more) RSS Feeds via Google Reader & Blogmeister Scrapbook Outlet Forum Slide Share Flickr Quest Atlantis Ustream.TV VoiceThread Facebook
    10. 10. Just Some Of The Possibilities Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Netguide Web Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr 5 Frame Story Telling </li></ul><ul><li>Quest Atlantis </li></ul><ul><li>Keypals </li></ul><ul><li>Penpals </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Buddies </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Stanley </li></ul><ul><li>Postcard Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Web Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Web Quests </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Skype Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Live Stream TV </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>What might 2008 have in store? </li></ul>
    11. 11. What I’ve Tried Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 Travel Buddy - Kara the Kiwi <ul><li>Netguide Web Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr 5 Frame Story Telling </li></ul><ul><li>Quest Atlantis </li></ul><ul><li>Keypals & Penpals </li></ul><ul><li>School Zone - eFolio & Chatroom </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Buddies </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Stanley </li></ul><ul><li>Postcard Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and responding to other classroom blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Web Quests </li></ul>
    12. 12. What’s Next For Me? Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Trying the following with my class for the first time: </li></ul><ul><li>Creating our own class blog </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Voices of the World </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs McGhie’s Google </li></ul><ul><li>Revisiting: </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and responding to other classroom blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Quest Atlantis </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Buddy </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr 5 Frame Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Web Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>School Zone </li></ul>
    13. 13. Embedding It Within Your Classroom Programme Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Start with the topic not the technology. Having said that, sometimes the technology prompts an idea for classroom integration. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your achievement objectives and learning intentions. </li></ul><ul><li>How might you meet these? - Now is the time to think about the ways you could include ICT. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider - have the children got the necessary skills to use the technology for the purpose you intend? Will they be able to pick up the necessary skills quickly through just in time learning, or will the demands of the technology interfere with meeting your learning intentions? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Embedding It Within Your Classroom Programme Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Integrate/infuse it within your planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a back up plan </li></ul><ul><li>Just for starters consider these… </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting - oral language, critical thinking, written language, reading, cooperating, collaborating, planning, risk taking & mistake making, social studies, science, reflection… </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging - visual language, oral language, critical thinking, written language, reading, cooperating, collaborating, planning, risk taking & mistake making, social studies, science, reflection… </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Buddies - social studies, written language - add a blog or podcast and it becomes even more integrated. </li></ul>
    15. 15. The Serious Stuff Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Copyright - 50 years after death of creator in NZ, 70 years in US </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that the kids work is subject to copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you and your children respect the copyright of others </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to educate your children about copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons - this is a special type of copyright that allows people to copy, distribute (and in some cases make alterations to) a particular work as long as certain rules are followed. Often for non commercial use. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Domain - No permission required to use . Can include things like Shakespeare as he wrote before copyright existed. </li></ul>
    16. 16. The Serious Stuff Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Privacy - Consider your digital footprint…this applies to adults as well as kids, once it’s there it stays there, especially social networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Hectors World a good way to share this with kids </li></ul><ul><li>Use pseudonyms or nicknames </li></ul><ul><li>First names only </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>No personal info </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher moderation of comments </li></ul><ul><li>Protected communities for educational use. </li></ul>
    17. 17. The Serious Stuff Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>School Policy - Be familiar with your School’s policy on ICT and internet usage </li></ul><ul><li>Let people know what you are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Ask </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear about why you want to use a technology tool and how it will benefit your learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have permission from parents - does the current agreement cover what you want to do? </li></ul><ul><li>A thought - with the rate at which the net is evolving can school policies keep up? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Ensuring It’s A Success Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Have a back up plan - servers crash, computers freeze, COWs run out of power. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t do too much or you’ll crash and burn. It’s better to decide to focus on one thing and do it well. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: new year, new class - you might need to go back to square one. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes you can use more than one tool at a time e.g. embed mp3 files, video, PowerPoint slides, mouse drawn pictures,etc within your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Pay it forward - show others how to do what you do, you might start a trend. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Ensuring It’s A Success Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008 <ul><li>Don’t over plan - allow for serendipity. </li></ul><ul><li>Do be organised. </li></ul><ul><li>Embed it within your programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Never stop learning and playing </li></ul><ul><li>Find someone to share your highs and lows (Try blogging or twitter). </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun and enjoy the ride. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Web 2.0 is fun when you have someone to share with Prepared and presented by Kirstin Anderson - McGhie for Northern Bays Cluster Conference January 31 - February 1 2008

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