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A 21st century classroom


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A 21st century classroom

  1. 1. A 21 st Century Classroom ACEC 2010 Anne Mirtschin Hawkesdale P12 College [email_address] Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  2. 2. A true global classroom – a student from Hawkesdale, Australia, two from China, two from Bangkok and one from USA are taught by an optician about the eye, using discoverE virtual classroom software. Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  3. 3. Ally’s blog <ul><li>Year 11 accounting students talk to a first year university student in Canada using discoverE software. </li></ul><ul><li>The link will take you to her blog post on this and associated comments </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  4. 4. Four C’s in the 21 st century classroom <ul><li>As never before, we have the ability to :- </li></ul><ul><li>connect </li></ul><ul><li>communicate </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>create </li></ul><ul><li>on a local, national and global scale </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  5. 5. Teaching and learning in the successful 21 st century school? <ul><li>proficient and efficient in a variety of synchronous and asynchronous communication tools </li></ul><ul><li>All students need to be involved in collaborative and interactive global projects from an early age </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber safety </li></ul><ul><li>Learn appropriate digital citizenship qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment must include aspects of working in teams – local, virtual and global </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia – digital storytelling, podcasting, using images, music (transcends language barriers) </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  6. 6. Key knowledge <ul><li>Netiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Cybersafety </li></ul><ul><li>Digital citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Plaguarism </li></ul><ul><li>Digital footprints </li></ul><ul><li>Cross referencing and validation of websites </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  7. 7. College requirements Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  8. 8. Areas in your school where ‘default settings’ need to be changed and agreed? <ul><li>Learning spaces, virtual groups, mobile technology, </li></ul><ul><li>AUPs and permission to both publish and work online in virtual spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible timetables, learning spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is, can be and should be 24/7/365 </li></ul><ul><li>integrate subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>team and small group work will become norm </li></ul><ul><li>Cross age groups </li></ul><ul><li>personalized learning </li></ul><ul><li>International team teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  9. 9. The emerging technologies <ul><li>Interactive, social nature of internet tools has ability to change education substantially </li></ul><ul><li>Allows education and the power of learning to be in the hands of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students now have power to learn what they want, when they want and where they want. 24/7/365 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to personalize learning. </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
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  11. 11. Learning spaces <ul><li>Physical classroom spaces – small retreat areas for podcasting, videoconferencing and sharing conversations via videoconferencing with those from other countries/languages </li></ul><ul><li>Online spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual classrooms eg elluminate, discoverE, flash meeting etc </li></ul><ul><li>Live blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher will be in the middle of the classroom, at a screen with the students </li></ul><ul><li>Online teaching/facilitating students in another country </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds- second life, Quest Atlantis, Reaction Grid </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  12. 12. Breakout learning spaces Small areas for a group of students to podcast, videoconference or converse with global students Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  13. 13. Filming studio Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  14. 14. How to make asynchronous connections <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Nings </li></ul><ul><li>Google applications </li></ul><ul><li>Emails </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  15. 15. Synchronous connections <ul><li>Liveblogging http://www, </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>DiscoverE virtual classroom software. </li></ul><ul><li>virtual classroom and DiscoverE </li></ul><ul><li>Back channels eg and </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Google applications </li></ul><ul><li>Bridgit conferencing software which comes with Interactive White Boards </li></ul><ul><li> an online image sharing site </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds – reactiongrid in Open Sim </li></ul><ul><li>superclubsPLUS – “facebook” for the young, safe environment </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethreads - podcasting collaboratively with pizzazz </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  16. 16. What is a blog? <ul><li>A journal </li></ul><ul><li>Outlet for opinions and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase for learning and achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective entries </li></ul><ul><li>Platform that allows embedding or linking to multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Digital portfolio </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  17. 17. Benefits of Blogging <ul><li>Available 24/7/365 </li></ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison with other countries </li></ul><ul><li>Source of pride </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of media </li></ul><ul><li>Education becomes interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology for the digital age </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  18. 18. Netiquette <ul><li>No IM or txt language anywhere (looking for professionalism plus possible need for translators/interpretation) </li></ul><ul><li>Always reply and thank a commentor or goto their blog and add a comment </li></ul><ul><li>No bullying/always positive comments </li></ul><ul><li>Always write for any audience – ages, cultures, beliefs etc </li></ul><ul><li>Keep cybersafe at all times </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  19. 19. Student Blogs Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  20. 20. School blog Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  21. 21. Year 8 Blog post Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  22. 22. Comments Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  23. 23. Wikis – across the world Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  24. 24. “ Keys to Bullyin”g on Teachertube Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  25. 25. Global travellers Year 9/10 students answer questions from USA students, so they could develop Australian travel posters Wikis – shared web pages for collaborative/ interactive work Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  26. 26. <ul><li>Hello i am Kelly, from Australia!!!..i will answer these questions for you!!! Question 1: How many meals a day are eaten in Australia? (Example: United States usually has 3 meals a day, although current days, people tend to eat any number of meals.) kelly says: we have 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and tea) but we do have snacks in between these meals (morning tea and afternoon tea). In further detail, what are the types of meals you have? Such as, is breakfast a hot or cold meal? Or is it either? From what I've learned about Germany, usually their lunch is the hot meal of the day, and they usually have the one hot meal, where breakfast and dinner tend to be a cold meal. In the United States, Dinner tends to be the hot meal. Question 2: Are video games very popular, or, if not, what activities do most people do in their free time? kelly says: video games are fairly popular here, yes. Other than sitting infront of the television/computer all day, a lot of people play sports,go shopping or just hang around with friends. (well thats what i do anyway!!) (I cannot think of a further expansion for this question) Question 3: How are the people in Australia? Are most friendly? Wide variety? Location dependent? kelly says: well most of us are friendly, we are all pretty loud and outgoing people. But just like everywhere else we have some shy people. And just out of interest.. what do you mean by location dependent?? </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  27. 27. Voicethread <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Online podcasting that can be collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Global projects </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference Voice Video Text Images
  28. 28. Boston Connections See my blog post Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  29. 29. Moving on ...... at school Students in grade 5 or 6 from UK, Thailand and Australia, share a voicethread and talk about what they are looking forward to in “moving on”, what they are nervous about and what they share in common. Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  30. 30. Rich Wilson - Congratulations Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  31. 31. Skype ( <ul><li>VOiP </li></ul><ul><li>Live chat </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark and save chats </li></ul><ul><li>Can record conferencing- </li></ul><ul><li>eg powergrammo </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  32. 32. Dddddddddddddddddddd <ul><li>Skype and slideshare to teach students from Canada about </li></ul><ul><li>Australia and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>farm </li></ul>Student from Canada asks question How it all looked back in Canada Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  33. 33. Some useful sites <ul><li>Tips on videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Around the world in 80 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki for skype in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Theedublogger </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  34. 34. School’s in at 9pm! Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
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  36. 36. Awards Ceremony Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  37. 37. The virtual classroom Using elluminate virtual classroom software Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
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  39. 39. DiscoverE <ul><li>DiscoverE virtual classroom software. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses low bandwidth and has basic tools for classroom use – chat, audio, video, whiteboard, webtours </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  40. 40. Wall wisher – see link Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  41. 41. Andrew McDonald Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  42. 42. Debating online Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
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  44. 44. School in West Java <ul><li>Endang is a teacher in West Java. She owns a laptop and has mobile internet access. That laptop accompanies her to her two local schools where she volunteers to teach English and connects to teachers/students in other countries via skype and videoconferencing. Her staff and students have conversations with mine, using skype, to improve their English. </li></ul><ul><li>(There are no other computers in the schools) </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  45. 45. Endang, an amazing teacher in West Java, Indonesia Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  46. 46. West Java Earthquake September 8 th 2009 <ul><li>7.3 richter scale </li></ul><ul><li>64 deaths, 37 people missing, and 27,630 people displaced in nine districts in West Java and one in Central Java. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 54,231 houses were damaged in 12 districts in West Java and one district in Central Java. </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  47. 47. Speaking directly with earthquake victims in West Java, 12 hours after the earthquake, using skype Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  48. 48. Will Richardson quote on Learning is Now! <ul><li>What a great model for the immediacy of learning that can happen these days, and the relevance. When you think about all of the things that your students could learn and practice here, interviewing skills, geography and geology, information research, retrieval, editing, organization and sharing, all in the larger context of perhaps assisting those in need who were thousands of kilometers away. I want to make the point, however, that it's all grounded in your own understanding of these technologies and the ways in which they can help us connect. If you didn't have that knowledge and experience, this probably would not have happened, and that really is the goal of what we're all trying to do here, get more comfortable in using these technologies to learn in our own practice. Thanks so much for sharing this great snippet of learning from your classroom. </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
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  53. 53. Cash Journals A virtual student in year 11 accounting Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  54. 54. Blended Learning <ul><li>Teaching Digital Accounting </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  55. 55. Teaching and learning in the successful 21 st century school? <ul><li>proficient and efficient in a variety of synchronous and asynchronous communication tools </li></ul><ul><li>All students need to be involved in collaborative and interactive global projects from an early age </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber safety </li></ul><ul><li>Learn appropriate digital citizenship qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment must include aspects of working in teams – local, virtual and global </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia – digital storytelling, podcasting, using images, music (transcends language barriers) </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  56. 56. New literacies for 21 st century classrooms <ul><li>Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery including creative commons </li></ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Media (multi) </li></ul><ul><li>Voice and oral communication </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Attention </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  57. 57. Digital literacies <ul><li>Blogging/use of comments </li></ul><ul><li>hyperlinked language, </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Nings </li></ul><ul><li>Chat, hyperlinked text, </li></ul><ul><li>Use of translator tools </li></ul><ul><li>writing in 140 characters or less (twitter), </li></ul><ul><li>digital conversations </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  58. 58. Communication literacies <ul><li>videoconferencing techniques (microphone, positioning of objects, face </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation: clear, slow speech to allow for different accents, levels of English understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Use of webcameras, microphones etc </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  59. 59. Organizational literacy <ul><li>diigo, </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>blogrolls </li></ul><ul><li>Google/other online calendar </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  60. 60. Other literacies <ul><li>Spam/phish detection </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Identify creation and management </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse ethically </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  61. 61. Where to learn more <ul><li>Tech Talk Tuesdays (3:45-4:45pm): goto and search for online events, find calendar, select Tech Talk Tuesdays for the session title and elluminate link </li></ul><ul><li>eT@lking Wed 8-9pm: part of the Australia series in or read my blog at </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference
  62. 62. Contact Me <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: anne.mirtschin </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/plurk id: murcha </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Class blogs: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious and diigo: murcho/murcha </li></ul>Anne Mirtschin, ACEC2010 conference