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This is a presentation for the ICTEV conference on May 24th in Mebourne, Victoria. It outlines how my classroom walls are flattening, some web2.0 tools to try in a virtual classroom.

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  1. 1. Around the world in 4 hours or less Anne Mirtschin, Hawkesdale P12 College,Victoria, Australia
  2. 2. Conceptual Age <ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul>
  3. 3. About me <ul><li>Some particulars </li></ul><ul><li>Personal blog </li></ul><ul><li>Joined social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Globalteacher blog </li></ul><ul><li>Backyard blog (globalstudent) – sole administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Now individual student blogs – joint administration </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing a flat or virtual classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Online presentations and pd </li></ul><ul><li>Laying the eplanks for a web2.0 school </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some networking sites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Ningineducation </li></ul><ul><li>Technospuds and projects by Jen </li></ul><ul><li>Various Teacher mailing lists </li></ul><ul><li>edNa </li></ul><ul><li>many, many more - use a search engine </li></ul>
  5. 5. Google applications <ul><li>google docs – processor , sheet, presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Igoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Google maps and earth </li></ul>
  6. 6. Working with sheets <ul><li>google forms </li></ul><ul><li>Chat function </li></ul><ul><li>Basic spreadsheet formulas </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages <ul><li>Easy to use and set up </li></ul><ul><li>Links can be shared easily </li></ul><ul><li>Chat function </li></ul><ul><li>Results immediately captured in sheet for collaboration </li></ul>
  8. 8. 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- I </li></ul><ul><li>use powergrammo </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some constraints <ul><li>Sound quality can vary </li></ul><ul><li>May drop in and out </li></ul><ul><li>Lose video ability once more that two people use skype </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband is essential for videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>However, skype is constantly seeking feedback </li></ul>
  10. 10. How I did it… <ul><li>save url for google forms into a shared folder, students copy and paste onto internet explorer tab, fill in form, submit Results immediately filled into google sheet </li></ul><ul><li>I export results into MS Excel>students manipulate data for summarizing and reporting (ave and sum functions) Graph results </li></ul><ul><li>Can either screen capture graphs in MS Paint, convert to jpg and insert as image in blogs or prepare MS Powerpoint>uploaded into for embedding in blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Students prepare report on findings </li></ul><ul><li>Sample student work </li></ul><ul><li>Year 9/10 Leecie or flurogreen </li></ul><ul><li>Year 8 Tavish </li></ul>
  11. 11. Video conferencing <ul><li>Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut - link </li></ul><ul><li>Canada- jeff </li></ul><ul><li> - anne </li></ul><ul><li>Global Staff conferences and planning meetings </li></ul>
  12. 12. My flat classroom
  13. 13. Teaching about Australia to Nashwaaksis Middle School, Canada
  14. 14. How I looked from the Canadian perspective!!
  15. 15. Facebook <ul><li>Students have access to facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletin board advertised the webcast </li></ul><ul><li>Students added questions they would like answered, so I knew how my content should be tailored. </li></ul><ul><li>After my presentation, they used the bulletin board for evaluation and feedback purposes. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Student evaluation… some sample comments <ul><li>It was incredible, Its just so different from what is normal here. I probably would of never found any of that out if it wasn’t for that presentation! </li></ul><ul><li>That was soo cool! it was real awesome of the cool things i (and everyone) learned, I think i’m gonna do some research on more later… </li></ul><ul><li>i really liked the fact that we were actually talking to her. not just in email. i thought all the pictures she showed were pretty sweet. also, i thought it was cool how we are used to different surroundings and habbits.. yes, we dont say put your bookbag in the boot… i still find it awsome, though. i love australia so much! (not to mention thier accents!) </li></ul><ul><li>I thought that was so cool, for anyone who missed that, I wish that they could have seen it! </li></ul><ul><li>that was an EXCELENT, presentation. I LOVED IT. it was very interesting, and i think that getting to learn chinese is a very diffrent thing then what we learn here. THANK-YOU SO MUCH. : </li></ul><ul><li>See more..... My post </li></ul>
  17. 17. hardware/software <ul><li>Headphones with attached microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare set up on a wiki </li></ul>
  18. 18. Voicethread <ul><li>( </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative work </li></ul><ul><li>Moving on </li></ul>
  19. 19. Global projects <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>From me to you </li></ul><ul><li>Flat horizons project </li></ul><ul><li>Webkinz check link </li></ul><ul><li>Where to find some </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Global school house </li></ul><ul><li>Projects by jen </li></ul>
  20. 20. .....Blogging.....
  21. 21. My personal blog
  22. 22. My teacher blog
  23. 23. Sample student blog Flurogreen skippy jimzy honka
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  25. 25. why should students blog <ul><li>A tool for reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic audience </li></ul><ul><li>Highly motivational </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students want to share etc </li></ul><ul><li>20 reasons </li></ul>
  26. 26. What do I use a blog for? <ul><li>Online journal </li></ul><ul><li>Digital portfolios see tawney </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>bulletin board </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections </li></ul>
  27. 27. How to get started! <ul><li>Read blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Sample blogs – </li></ul><ul><li>Sue Waters– mobile technology in TAFE </li></ul><ul><li>Jess Mcculloch technolote </li></ul><ul><li>Alannahk moturoa (from NZ just lots of bits and pieces) </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny lucca lucacept </li></ul><ul><li>Class blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 5 class in Bangkok Our online ESL classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration nation a year 8 blog in USA </li></ul>
  28. 28. Cybersafety <ul><li>Usernames eg rose, meatballs </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>No last names/addresses/phone numbers/other identifying details </li></ul><ul><li>Joint administration rights </li></ul><ul><li>Other staff(including principal) </li></ul><ul><li>regularly comment </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds to student blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Keeping them cybersafe </li></ul>
  29. 29. Global student/teacher <ul><li>Register for a globalteacher blog </li></ul><ul><li>Adding in students = easy now </li></ul><ul><li>Give some thought to username or webtitle (cannot be changed) eg murcha </li></ul><ul><li>blog title can be changed </li></ul><ul><li>Eg ejourneys with technokids –backyard -ros0003 -rose etc </li></ul>
  30. 30. Live Blogging
  31. 31. Sections to a blog <ul><li>Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets – clustr maps, delicious links </li></ul><ul><li>Blogroll </li></ul><ul><li>comments </li></ul>
  32. 32. hints <ul><li>Start blogging – it will find a direction over time </li></ul><ul><li>Blog until you feel comfortable before starting with students </li></ul><ul><li>Blog regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a social network (links, comments, trackbacks, teacher lists, nings etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not worry about initial appearance – just start. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Resources <ul><li>Web2 telegraph – a collection of hints, trials, experiences and advice </li></ul><ul><li>25 steps – an adventure for web2.0 learning </li></ul><ul><li>ejourneys </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile technology in TAFE </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogger great tips on getting more out of edublogs </li></ul>
  34. 34. My blogs <ul><li> (my personal ejourney with gen Y) </li></ul><ul><li> (my classwork and ejourney with technokids, links to student blogs and other schools with student blogs) </li></ul><ul><li> class blog </li></ul><ul><li> class blog for work at Christmas time </li></ul>
  35. 35. How to learn more <ul><li>Cool videos </li></ul><ul><li> or local nings </li></ul><ul><li>edNa </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher mailing lists </li></ul><ul><li>youtube and teachertube </li></ul><ul><li>Online pds </li></ul><ul><li>Edtechtalk </li></ul><ul><li>WOW (women of the web) </li></ul><ul><li>twitter </li></ul>
  36. 36. Other software for collaborating <ul><li>Ustream </li></ul><ul><li>Flash meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>Ms communicator </li></ul>
  37. 37. Maintaining the contact <ul><li>Be prepared for some hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is the key via blogs, wikis, emails, twitter etc </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing blog posts </li></ul>
  38. 38. Contact Me <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter id = murcha </li></ul><ul><li>Skype = anne.mirtschin </li></ul>