Taecanet 2008 Schools Presentation


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Presentation given to schools on the Taecanet e-learning service for students aged 6 to 16

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  • Good Afternoon and thank you for coming to this Taecanet Awareness event. My name is Ian Nairn and I am the founder and operations director of Taecanet and I am very pleased to be able to talk to you this afternoon. I would also like to introduce my colleagues from Taecanet – Pauline Guest – Training & Support Manager & Steven Yong – Development Engineer together with Matthew Nice from MGL who have added Taecanet to the range of services they now support. Taecanet is a new web based personalised e-learning service covering KS2 and KS3 History, Science and Geography that Knowsley LEA have subscribed to on behalf of all the schools in Knowsley.
  • Taecanet 2008 Schools Presentation

    1. 1. Presentation 2008
    2. 2. Taecanet – supporting & delivering Teacher & Student generated content Learning Journeys Levelling Tests Virtual Classroom Lessons Students Teachers 1. 2. 3.
    3. 3. <ul><li>Taecanet is a unique e-learning services concept combining </li></ul><ul><li>expertise and knowledge from schools / subject teachers with </li></ul><ul><li>individual student / teacher account web based delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Taecanet is working with the SSAT, schools and other </li></ul><ul><li>partners to address the following issues: </li></ul><ul><li>inclusion at both ends of the ability range </li></ul><ul><li>independent / personalised learning agenda </li></ul><ul><li>primary / secondary school transition </li></ul><ul><li>assessment for learning </li></ul>Introduction to Taecanet
    4. 4. <ul><li>Most useful source of e-learning material is the Internet * </li></ul><ul><li>BUT …five BIG problems for teachers… </li></ul><ul><li>No time - to find the best authentic material </li></ul><ul><li>No time - to create valid learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>No time - for additional marking </li></ul><ul><li>Issues over open Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence in the use of ICT to teach the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Solve these and the Internet becomes a great learning resource </li></ul>Issues faced by Teachers * Source DfES
    5. 5. <ul><li>Access to rich and diverse internet content 3,500+ learning journeys today & unlimited potential </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use Teachers learn within 30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Modern, fun and motivating material - curriculum related Covers all QCA objectives and students enjoy & engage </li></ul><ul><li>Safe & controlled access Teachers define “journey paths” </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the service anytime, anywhere School, home, library, ICT suite, or any internet point </li></ul><ul><li>A service that is adaptable to different teaching styles Whiteboard, 1:1, class work, homework, revision, exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced teaching workload Built in assessment and marking </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning that compliments other teaching methods Blends and integrates ICT into teaching and learning </li></ul>Taecanet’s response to teachers’ needs
    6. 6. The Taecanet Learning Journey
    7. 7. What is Taecanet Springboard and how does it work? Teacher Admin Centre Student Service Allocating Work to students Viewing Progress Reports Revision Mode Peer Assessment Explore Mode Learning Mode
    8. 8. Creating & Maintaining the Learning Journeys - the process Teacher Panel QCA Objectives Core Curriculum Stage 1 Stage 2 Internet – free Content plus Self publishing Chargeable? Content Teachers Create / maintain Lj’s teachers use LJs Improvement suggestions National LJ repository - Taecanet
    9. 9. Creating & Maintaining Learning Journeys - by Teachers for Teachers KS2 KS3 History Geography Science 2005 Teachers accessing that content >2000 LJ’s KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 2008 Taecanet Repository Taecanet Repository Teachers creating and using content Teachers using content History Geography Science History Geography Science RE Citizenship >8000 LJs etc
    10. 10. The Taecanet Virtual Classroom – web based collaborative real time environment Shared access over the internet to common learning materials with the ability for both teachers and students to interact using voice, text and other functions Recording function
    11. 11. <ul><li>Teaching Science & MFL across clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Excluded/Home based students </li></ul><ul><li>Links to International Schools </li></ul><ul><li>e-Mentoring support for students </li></ul><ul><li>G&T – linking students across schools </li></ul><ul><li>Transition – year 6 to 7 support </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Training </li></ul><ul><li>14 – 19 Diplomas </li></ul><ul><li>Extending Student Voice </li></ul>Virtual Classrooms – School uses include:
    12. 12. ASE – Science & Superstition Schools / Conference Collaboration Ulverston Victoria High School, Cumbria Bluecoat School Oldham Beechen Cliff School, Bath Sacred Heart School Hammersmith London 4 schools linked together in real time with the ASE Conference – the Students did the research & gave online presentations To see the recording please go to www.taecanet.com/vclass & click on the Friday 13 th link
    13. 13. Virtual Classrooms – examples <ul><li>Science Tutoring (G&T) – London Secondary to Cumbria Primary </li></ul><ul><li>http://kmi4schools.e2bn.net/rostra/news.php?r=30&t=2&id=5286 </li></ul><ul><li>Stockton CLC – Val Brooks - UK schools examples </li></ul><ul><li>http://vle.stocktonclc.co.uk/course/view.php?id=6 </li></ul><ul><li>Knowsley LEA – James Burke – International Schools Links </li></ul><ul><li>National Archives – Kew – Andrew Payne </li></ul><ul><li>Science Teaching Secondary Schools Canada </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bcedonline.ca/conferences/2007/video5.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate Fire & Ice – linking schools around the world </li></ul><ul><li>http://elluminate.com/community/fire_and_ice.jsp </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>VRoom – get your own 3 person virtual classroom for free – go to www.elluminate.com & sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Taecanet Virtual Classrooms prices (based on no of concurrent users plus in school & training / support) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 seats = £1,025 pa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 seats = £5,000 pa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Ian Nairn – tel 0774 019 4487 or email [email_address] for more information </li></ul>Virtual Classroom – Costs / Next Steps