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Developing the Five Minds of the Future in Second Life

  1. 1. Ngee Ann Secondary School Developing The Five Minds for the Future (Ngee Ann Secondary School) Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Presentation Outline • Background of NASS • Connecting with 21st Century students • Why Second Life? • Island Development – Phase 1 – Phase 2 • Challenges & Looking Ahead Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Leading school Developing all-rounded Creating a first class in innovative & students through ICT proficient teaching effective use of ICT innovative use of ICT force Assessment for Learning (AfL) Sharing ICT practices at School- based ICT Progamme National & International Building Professional Learning conferences Experiential learning with ICT Community (PLC) Sharing with local and Service Learning through ICT Teaching for Understanding oversea visitors who came to (TfU) learn about ICT practices Self-directed learning with ICT TfU with Technology Achieving awards and Microsoft Accreditation for recognition for innovative and teachers effective use of ICT School-Based ICT programme Sharing of Best Strengthen Integration Provide Differentiated Practices and of ICT into Curriculum, Professional Successful Assessment & Pedagogy Development Innovations Trailblazing in the Promoting effective T&L Partnering IHLs, Networking to tap on innovative use of ICT through infusion & external agencies & each other strengths in T&L integration of ICT industries Enhance ICT Infrastructure & provision to support the vision of Ngee Ann 2.0 Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  2. 2. Ngee Ann 2.0 4 Broad Strategies • Trailblazing in the innovative use of ICT in Teaching & Learning • Promoting effective Teaching & Learning through infusion & integration of ICT • Networking to tap on each other strengths • Partnering Institutes of Higher Learning, external agencies & industries Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann 2.0 3 Priority Areas of Focus • Sharing of Best Practices and Successful Innovations • Strengthen Integration of ICT into Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy • Provide Differentiated Professional Development Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann 2.0 3 School Goals • Leading School in Innovative & Effective Use of ICT • Developing All-rounded Students through Innovative Use of ICT • Creating First-Class ICT Proficient Teaching Force Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  3. 3. Connecting with the 21st Century Students Profile of the 21st century student •Web‐savvy •Multi‐tasking •Connected to the world •Digital‐natives •Different cognitive learning patterns Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  4. 4. Connecting with the 21st Century Students Students’ profile and analysis (in Ngee Ann) • 88% indicated spending time on Internet daily • 66% used the Internet for online gaming. • 31% devoted at least one hour on the games on a daily basis. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Connecting with the 21st Century Students • 83% agreed that ‘e-learning is helpful to me’ • 95% ‘like interactive learning using ICT or mobile devices’ • 75% ‘like lessons that use ICT’. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect 21st Century Skills Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  5. 5. 5 Minds for the Future Gardner's book, Five Minds for the Future outlines the specific cognitive abilities that will be sought and cultivated by leaders in the years ahead. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect 5 Minds for the Future • The Disciplined Mind: the mastery of major schools of thought, including science, mathematics, art and history, and of at least one professional craft. • The Synthesizing Mind: the ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others. • The Creating Mind: the capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions and phenomena. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect 5 Minds for the Future • The Respectful Mind: awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups. • The Ethical Mind: fulfillment of one's responsibilities as a worker and as a citizen. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  6. 6. Why Second Life? “Shifts in students’ learning style will prompt a shift to active construction of knowledge through mediated immersion” Christopher Dede Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect What is Second Life? • Second Life is a free 3D virtual world imagined and created by its Residents. • In Second Life, you can walk, "teleport" or even fly to thousands of exciting 3D locations. • You can also use voice and text chat to communicate with other real people from around the world Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect What is Second Life? • A Multi U Virtual Environments (MUVE) in - ser which people’s avatars interact with each other, computer b - ased agents, and digital artifacts in a simulated context Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  7. 7. Educational Use of Second Life Video from YouTube Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Virtual Environments Enable New Models of Learning • Hundreds of leading universities and school systems around the world use Second Life as a vibrant part of their educational programs • A large, active education community- with hundreds of K 12 and higher education - members- are engaged in Second Life. The Open University, Harvard, Texas State, and Stanford have set up virtual campuses where students can meet, attend classes, and create content together Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect All-rounded students through innovative use of ICT Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  8. 8. Island Development – Phase 1 • Creation of GetsmART Gallery (Art as a Discipline) • Implementation of lessons with Thinking Routines (Developed at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education) • For students to experience deeper art learning in the virtual world Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Reasoning-centered • “What makes you say that?” routines • Claim / Support / Question • Think Pair Share Perspective Taking- • Perceive / Know / Care About centered routines • Circle of Viewpoints Thinking Questioning & • I See / I Think / I Wonder Investigating- • Think / Puzzle / Explore Routines centered routines • Creative Questions - short, easy to Observing & • Elaboration Game learn mini • Beginning / Middle / End Describing-centered strategies to routines • Listening: Ten Times Two extend and • Looking: Ten Times Two deepen students’ • Colors, Shapes, Lines thinking, which Comparing & • Headlines finally become Connecting-centered • Connect / Extend / Challenge part of everyday routines • Creative Comparisons • I Used to Think, Now I Think classroom routines Complexity-centered • Parts / Purposes / Complexities routines • Complexity Scale Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  9. 9. Artful Thinking in S.L. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  10. 10. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Assessing Thinking: 6 Continua Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Assessing Thinking: 6 Continua Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  11. 11. Artful Thinking in Second Life DEMO Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Local Press – The Straits Times Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  12. 12. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Island Development – Phase 2 • Purchase of Teen Grid in Second Life • Aims to inculcate the Social Emotional competencies through authentic simulated scenarios based on broad themes covered in the Values and Life Skills syllabus such as school values, stress management, youth empowerment, individual self-esteem and habits of mind Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  13. 13. Island Development – Phase 2 Virtual Learning Environment • An immersive learning adventure on Ethics Island – SuperNAS Adventures • Students get to role-play as beings with superhero powers • Students have the capacity to save lives and protect property Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Island Development – Phase 2 • Role-players will be encouraged to employ Socratic Questioning and Thinking Routines to evaluate, plan, act and review their actions in the virtual world. • The Ethical and Respectful Mind: fulfillment of one's responsibilities as a worker and as a citizen Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Island Development – Phase 2 • The ultimate goal is that students will have a better understanding of how to: – Recognise and manage emotions – Develop care and concern for others – Make responsible decisions – Establish positive relations; and – Handle challenging situations effectively Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  14. 14. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect New Developments on Island Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  15. 15. New Developments on Island Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Super Hero Hall of Justice Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  16. 16. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Project V@LITE in Second Life DEMO Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Island Development – Phase 2 Task 1: Fire - A deserted warehouse is on fire - The team has to leverage their super powers and problem solving skills to prioritise, delegate and save the day. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  17. 17. Island Development – Phase 2 Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Island Development – Phase 2 Task 1: Fire Player options include: (in no particular order) - Search building for trapped victims - Rescue animals from an adjoining pet store - Move a petrol tanker parked nearby - Pulling down/ shooting open a nearby water tank to douse flames - Calling the Fire Department Upon task completion, they each get a notecard and instructions to move on. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Island Development – Phase 2 Task 2: Accident - 2 vehicles have collided on a busy intersection - A station wagon with a mom and kid, and the other, a sports car driven by a teen. All 3 are unconscious and petrol is leaking. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  18. 18. Island Development – Phase 2 Task 2: Accident Player options include (in no particular order) - Pull open vehicles to rescue trapped/unconscious victims - Clean the spill & clear the obstruction - Read minds of victims to ascertain fault (Mom was drinking and driving) - Inform the Police Department Upon task completion, they each get a notecard and instructions to proceed to their workplaces. Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Challenges • Not using technology for technology sake. – Need to ensure that T&L leads technology. • Assessment on the effective use of technology. – How can we measure the effectiveness of technology in T&L? • Affordability and scalability of technology in Teaching & Learning – How can we sustain the use of technology in T&L? Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect What Next? • Second Life - A powerful web 2.0 tool for social-networking • Borderless Collaboration between schools anywhere in the world to share in our learning • Island Development - Phase 3? Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect
  19. 19. Thank you Contact Steven_wong@ngeeannsec.edu.sg Alvin_Tan@ngeeannsec.edu.sg Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect Cost of island • Purchase of island: USD 750 • Whole year maintenance: USD 1770 – 2 x half yr maintenance: USD 885 Ngee Ann Secondary School Our Vision: An Icon of Excellence & the Pride of the Community the Our Mission: Building Character, Expanding Minds, Shaping Lives Shaping Our Core Values: Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment, Respect Respect

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