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Workshop 20 - Online Learning - supporting independent learning.

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A presentation from a 20 minute workshop on Online Learning to help support independent learning.

Workshop brief: Examples will look at the use of department websites, twitter, schoology, flipboard and pearltrees to support independent learning. The examples used will show how resources and links can be shared easily with students to create online resource repositories. There will be a particular focus on how these can be used with KS4 and KS5 to encourage students to (i) take responsibility for their own learning and read around topics and (ii) follow up lessons using resources used in class at home to support revision.

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Workshop 20 - Online Learning - supporting independent learning.

  1. 1. Workshop 20 Online Learning (Supporting Independent Learning) Rob Chambers Head of Geography, St Ivo @RobGeog rchambers@stivoschool.org • An online learning hub – Websites / Schoology • Use of social media in teaching and learning • Flipboard – creating online ‘magazines’ • Pearltrees – collaborative curation. INDEPNDENT LEARNING - Joint Training Day (St Ivo School and Hinchingbrooke School) – 16th April 2018
  2. 2. Online Learning – supporting independent learning An online learning hub Our online hub centres around our department website www.geobytes.org.uk Key aim: Bringing together all teaching and learning resources for the department creating a “centralised online home”
  3. 3. Online Learning – supporting independent learning An online learning hub Why else? Celebrating student achievement Student support Promoting the department Geographical news Strengthen connections with parents Transparency ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE IN LEARNING SO STUDENTS HAVE A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR WHERE TO LOOK FOR IDEAS / SUPPORT / RESOURCES
  4. 4. Online Learning – supporting independent learning An online learning hub Social Media Feeds Department Online Learning Courses Department Blogs Student Support and Advice Bringing all department resources & support together
  5. 5. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Online learning – Schoology Courses - Lesson resources (powerpoints) - Revision materials - encourages independence in learning - Video clips (can be embedded) - Supporting links - Can create pages - Useful for student ‘catch-up’ following absence - Supports students on long term absence Students able to take responsibility for some self guided learning – particularly when it comes to revision / following up lessons.
  6. 6. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Online learning – Schoology Courses Very well used at A Level (and students come used to it from GCSE) Use more of discussion function, polls, photograph/media albums and also providing supporting resources for NEA / undergraduate study.
  7. 7. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Online learning – Schoology Courses Again – particularly useful at A’Level – providing addition links to articles and other resources – encourage students to read around the subject independently. Updates function provides a ‘blog’ like function to which resources / links can be added and even polls set! Members of the course get notifications when updates are added. Particularly useful at pressure point times – e.g. Revision times.
  8. 8. Twitter Online Learning – supporting independent learning Use of social media in teaching and learning Facebook Instagram At St Ivo our geography department is active on a number of different social media sites. Each is used with a different aim or purpose (some with a different audience in mind) All hope to teach students the responsible use of social media and how it can be beneficial in education and with links to websites / extra learning / competitions etc. encourages some independence allowing students to go beyond the constrains of lessons. All accounts comply with school policy with regards to the use of social media.
  9. 9. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Use of social media in teaching and learning Why do we use Twitter in the department? - Promote - Collaborate - Learn - Share and Celebrate - GeoTweet Revision -Reminders -Engage with students and parents - Polls Department Twitter Feed: @StIvoGeography
  10. 10. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Protected A Level Twitter Feed: @StIvoGeogAlevel (only department students) Why do we use Twitter with A Level? - Provide targeted support for topics or VI form issues (e.g. UCAS). - Share links - Revision -Reminders -Build a ‘community spirit’ -Encourage background reading -Protected as fieldwork photos shared Use of social media in teaching and learning
  11. 11. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Use of social media: Professional Development Twitter provides an invaluable source of professional development which in turn can impact on our teaching at KS4 and KS5. Benefits of developing a PLN with twitter:
  12. 12. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Flipboard Flipboard acts a news aggregator enabling you to curate and create your own online magazines – collecting and sharing articles for students on particular topics. Students can also be encouraged to create their own to build up their own research – could support EPQ and other research based work at A Level. You can sign up to follow particular flipboards and create your own.
  13. 13. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Flipboard – Online ‘magazines’ curated by you or students…
  14. 14. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Pearltrees – Collaborative Curation Pearltrees allows you to organise, explore and share any URL as well as upload photos, files and notes. Easy to use – can either drag and drop items into Pearltrees or download the Pearltrees browser extension to add webpages at a touch of a button.Apps also available to make use even easier!
  15. 15. Online Learning – supporting independent learning Pearltrees – Collaborative Curation There is a free user version although there are also paid for plans in which you can create private collections. There is an education version but has to be paid for as a school. I just use the free version for the basic tools. (Get 1GB free) It is also possible to embed your pearltrees collections into a webpage so they become an integral part of your department’s “online- learning hub” so that all resources are easily located in one place.
  16. 16. Workshop Summary – things to think about… For more links / resources / ideas – scan the QR code on your sheet… Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions: rchambers@stivoschool.org or @RobGeog Here are 5 tips/techniques you could try to help build independence in learning using online learning provision. 1. Try creating a ‘department online-hub’ using Schoology (or similar) to bring together supporting resources, links and up-to-date subject knowledge in a single ‘one-stop shop’ for students for follow up work to encourage them to take ownership of their learning. 2. Online learning enables us to be facilitators, creating an effective learning environment, but in doing so consider ways in which we can use it to help challenge students to think at a higher level 3. Try making use of Flipboard to create online ‘subject knowledge’ updates for A level students – why not also encourage them to create their own! https://flipboard.com/ 4. You could create a department collaborative ‘Pearltree’ to save links and ideas which can be shared with students and used to support department professional development. http://www.pearltrees.com 5. Make use of any school / department social media accounts to maximise the ‘instant- information’ we can provide students with to encourage them to read around their subject area / see it in its wider context.

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