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Westcoast teacher presentation

  1. 1. Building a 5 th wall in your classroom: Using e-learning to create authentic audiences for your students http://dakinane.com Greymouth April 2010
  2. 2. http://dakinane.com The problem
  3. 3. http://dakinane.com Eductation as an industrial process… A sieve… to create a traditional hierarchy Does that model best reflect the needs of New Zealand today?
  4. 4. http://dakinane.com The Ministry have been working on this e-learning thing for a while Ministry of Education, 2006 “ Teachers can transform their teaching role through the deliberate and considered use of ICT.” p. 10 “ E-learning can contribute directly to the development of all these competencies and increasingly these competencies are applied in ICT rich contexts for all students.” p. 8 “ It will require a culture of continuous enquiry, innovation and improvement, risk taking and entrepreneurship.” Steve Maharey, Minister of Education. p. 3
  5. 5. http://dakinane.com The rationale: “ Students believe that using technology improves their writing skills” Issue 21, Term 1, February 2010 http://bit.ly/alCv0g
  6. 6. http:// dakinane.com On dis-engagement: Teachers recognised that “…an imperative to make the subject relevant was in opposition to more traditional approaches that de-contextualises the content.” Darby, L., (2009) Traditional Curriculum Student Interest Behaviour issues Student engagement Drop out rate
  7. 7. http:// dakinane.com Learning silos isolate relevance and minimise connections between disciplines and knowledge Literacy Numeracy Science Social Studies
  8. 8. http:// dakinane.com http://k-web.org/public_html/home.htm Interconnectedness = relevance “ Knowledge is immensely interconnected, this is the way of the Internet and the way things are going in general.” Burke, J., Interview: Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History March 1 2008
  9. 9. “ The people to be worried about are those in a digital age but who are not learning these sophisticated information gathering and information-processing skills, or creating things of their own based on what they learn and sharing it with others.” Palfrey, J. and Gasser, U., p. 241 (New York, 2008) who are growing up Digital divides http://dakinane.com
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  11. 11. http://dakinane.com ICT The problem with the way it has always been… Social studies Te Reo Health Phys Ed Art Tech Literacy Numeracy Science
  12. 12. http://dakinane.com The true status of e-learning Social studies Te Reo Health Phys Ed Art Tech Literacy Numeracy Science ICT/e-learning
  13. 13. Managing ICT resources in your class Some basic e-learning maths… 1 ÷ 30 = 2 ÷ 30 = 4 ÷ 30 = Chaos Slightly less chaos Manageable chaos http://dakinane.com
  14. 14. Limited equipment or timetabled access Creates e-learning bottlenecks…. http://dakinane.com
  15. 15. Strategies to manage bottlenecks… <ul><li>Distributed tasks – peripherals </li></ul><ul><li>Class experts – distributed expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers and navigators – nested LOs </li></ul><ul><li>Iterative workflow – cumulative tumble </li></ul><ul><li>Desk removal – fully integrated planning </li></ul>http://dakinane.com
  16. 16. http://dakinane.com The 5 th wall to decorate…. AKA your very own Grand Central Station Wikis Vs Blogs <ul><li>Wikiwiki - Hawaiian for quick quick </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of editing </li></ul><ul><li>Iteration not obliteration </li></ul><ul><li>Team work monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback loop </li></ul>http://wikispaces.com
  17. 17. http://dakinane.com Clustr map – Proof that your stuff is being read. http://clustrmaps.com
  18. 18. http://dakinane.com Vocaroo – the simplest tool on the Internet http://vocaroo.com
  19. 19. http://dakinane.com Glogster – the online poster http://edu.glogster.com
  20. 20. http://dakinane.com http://fotobabble.com Fotobabble - talking pictures
  21. 21. http://dakinane.com http://wallwisher.com Wallwisher – online post its
  22. 22. Mail: [email_address] Twitter: dakinane Skype: dakinane Blog:http://dakinane.com/blog http://dakinane.com