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Digital Toolbox for 21st Century Learners

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This presentation was part of Elluminate sessions on Tech Talk Tuesday and eT@lking in October and November 2010. Some of the tools I find useful in my maths and science classes at Hawkesdale P12 College, SW Victoria.

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Digital Toolbox for 21st Century Learners

  1. 1. Digital Toolbox for 21st Century Learners
  2. 2. Where are 21st  <ul><li>Earth at night - composite satellite images </li></ul>
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/3213256269/sizes/o/
  4. 4. Constructing Knowledge.....
  5. 5. Remembering and Understanding
  6. 6. Remembering and Understanding <ul><ul><li>Delicious or Diigo for bookmarking sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wallwisher, Tagxedo  and Wordle  for brainstorming what students already know about a topic or what topics they would like to do next. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bubl.us or Freemind for creating mindmaps to introduce, summarize or revise a topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FlashcardsDB   is an on-line program for searching and creating flashcards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter and Tweetdeck for sharing knowledge and links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 8. Applying  and  Analysing
  8. 11. <ul><ul><li>Experiments, including collecting data, graphing and interpretation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel or &quot;Create a Graph&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAST Science  writer at  http://sciencewriter.cast.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tables for comparing  data and collecting information  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google squared  http://www.google.com/squared </li></ul></ul>Applying and Analysing
  9. 12. Applying and Analysing - Quizzes <ul><ul><li>Students create their own quizzes using Powerpoint by hyperlinking correct and incorrect answers to different slides.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Who Wants to be a Millionaire&quot;  template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MyStudiyo is an on-line program for creating multiple choice or true/false quizzes </li></ul></ul>
  10. 14. Evaluating  and  Creating
  11. 15. Evaluating and Creating– Google forms
  12. 16. Creating and Evaluating -  Slideshows, Photostory and Animoto <ul><li>Mash-ups of images, text and audio to create digital stories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;How to make Paper from Grass&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endangered Species Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life cycle analysis of a material (eg, glass, soap, aluminium) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple machines, Forces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography of a famous scientist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discoveries and Inventions </li></ul></ul>
  13. 17. Creating and Evaluating - Blogs and Wikis <ul><ul><li>Students post comments on teacher blog - what they have learnt, what they enjoyed or what could be improved. eg. Technoscience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students write their own posts, with images of their work for teacher and others to comment on. Eg. globalstudent and ultranet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students add their findings to a wiki and compare their results, discuss their work and explore the pages of other students. Eg. On-Line Science Fair </li></ul></ul>
  14. 19. International Energy Challenge 130 students, five schools in three countries
  15. 20. Twelve Energy Voicethreads
  16. 21. Creating and Evaluating - Audio <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording (using Audacity or Voice recorder on iPods) for reluctant writers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Predict - Observe - Explain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To add to slideshows explaining equipment, materials, procedures and results. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock (or real) interviews of famous scientists, threatened species or other experts (astronomers, geologists, zoologists). </li></ul></ul>
  17. 22. Scientist in Schools – CSIRO – Melissa Toifl
  18. 23. Creating and Evaluating - Video <ul><ul><li>Flip video to record presentations, experiments, dissections, role plays, interviews and mock TV programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Video tools - YouTube, TeacherTube, Vimeo and Viddex to embed in blogs and wikis for student evaluative comments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the 3,2,1 rule - 3 positive encouragements, 2 questions and 1 suggestion for improvement.    </li></ul></ul>
  19. 24. &quot;StoryJumper&quot; is an on-line tool for creating children's story books - &quot;kids teaching kids&quot;.
  20. 25. &quot;Pivot&quot; is software that allows creation of stick figure animations that can be converted to video.
  21. 26. Creating and Evaluating - Video <ul><ul><li>Create &quot;60 second science&quot; videos to explain a science concept. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.60secondscience.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Photostory, Windows Moviemaker, Voicethread, Kahootz, Pivot, MonkeyJam or other animation software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;How to Make a Rainbow&quot;; &quot;How a Wind Turbine Works&quot; and &quot;Life and Death of a Star&quot;. </li></ul></ul>

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