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Beyond the four Walls

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My presentation for the Learning @ Schools 2012 Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand

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Beyond the four Walls

  1. 1. Beyond the four walls ...Creating and managing online learning environments Dave Beehre Somerville Intermediate School
  2. 2. What we will cover ... • Organising a wikispace • Social Media Tools • Blogs • Digital Citizenship
  3. 3. Wiki Organisation 1 Choose a URL (or wiki name) that is transferrable Teacher’s avatar Links to schoolwide policy on internet use• Wiki as a portal, a gateway into our online learning environments• Everything is centralised, only have to remember one url• Students have editing rights to all class wikis• www.theclasswithoutwalls.wikispaces.com
  4. 4. Wiki Organisation 2 Resources & Administration Archiving Photos Daily Planning & Assessment (password protected) Teacher’s Professional blog & wiki Blogs Social Media Tools• Daily planning done via google docs, shared across to wiki• Link to assessment wiki, individual password protected pages• Links to student blogs and other social media tools
  5. 5. Wiki Organisation 3 Student access to Google Apps Class Dropbox account, 2GB free storage Curriculum wikis Digital Citizenship Resources Student Learning Pathways (password protected)• Google Apps - publishing suite for student work• Links to various curriculum areas on separate wikis• Digital Citizenship Resources - The Nine Elements
  6. 6. Example of Curriculum Wiki layout Click on subject area to access area of wiki where students have published their work Click on topic area to access area of wiki for resources, lessons etc • Student avatars created using www.weeworld.com • Watermarks created using www.picmarker.com • www.theclasswithoutwallsliteracy.wikispaces.com
  7. 7. Learning Pathways• Student pages individually password protected• Ipsative Assessment
  8. 8. Learning Pathways
  9. 9. Why Social Media?
  10. 10. Social Media Tools www.twiducate.com• Ideal for primary aged students• Teacher as moderator, closed platform (walled garden)• Embed a variety of media: links, images, video• Chat facility - practice online “netiquette” in safe environment• Post messages to class, direct message individual students• Using twiducate to support deeper learning
  11. 11. Social Media Tools TeacherShare posts with class DM your students by clicking on avatar Share dates Students using chat facility Share bookmarks with class
  12. 12. Social Media Tools• Another tool that can give students a voice within the class,particularly useful for directing discussions• www.collaborizeclassroom.com
  13. 13. Social Media Tools• Make your classroom a community with edmodo• Edmodo is another social media tool that has similar features to Twiducate. Worth checking out as an alternative.• www.edmodo.com
  14. 14. Blogs• Ideal platform to introduce primary agedstudents to blogging• Teacher sets up account (free) and addsstudents to it• Embed a variety of media: links, images, video• www.kidblog.org
  15. 15. Blogs
  16. 16. Blogs• The teacher is able to alter the blog settings, it can be open to allvisitors for viewing or set for selected viewers only• The teacher can approve student posts before they appear, ifrequired• The teacher can be notified by email whenever a post is awaitingapproval or published
  17. 17. Blogs• The teacher is able to moderate (unapprove or approve) allcomments before they appear against a blogpost
  18. 18. Digital Citizenship• The Nine Elements - based on the model by Gerald Bailey & Mike Ribble• www.theclasswithoutwallsdigitalkids.wikispaces.com• Andrew Church’s model www.edorigami.wikispaces.com
  19. 19. Resources• Jacqui Sharp’s resource for getting started with wikis and blogs• www.wheretostartwithwikisandblogs.wikispaces.com• Lenva Shearing’s resource for more advanced wiki editing• www.gettingtrickywithwikis.wikispaces.com

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