Bringing the globe into
Your Classroom
Anne Mirtschin
Hawkesdale P12 College
mirtschin@gmail.com
http://murcha.wordpress.c...
Hawkesdale P12 College – a small rural prep-year 12 school
Connect, communicate,
collaborate, create
Look at the beautiful sunset over my backyard. We had a
severe drought this year. Our cows lost a lot of weight
while the ...
Comments!!!
Your “backyard” is beautiful! Thank you for
sharing it with the world.
Lori, California
Thank you so much for ...
West Java Earthquake
September 8th
• 7.3 richter scale
• 64 deaths, 37 people missing, and 27,630
people displaced in nine...
Speaking directly with earthquake victims 12
hours after the occurrrence using skype
Australian food – the meat pie with sauce
Students from Malaysia show national costumes
Students from Malaysia ‘wow’ us with street dancing rendition
Year 12 Mandarin LOTE student
(distance education) talks to
Malaysian student in Chinese using
skype
Some benefits
• Students as experts
• Peer to peer mentoring
• Authentic audience
• Self directed learning
• Project Based...
Social software in the classroom...
What does it feel like, sound like, look like?
• Excitement
• Fun
• Noise/silence/laug...
Impact for teaching/learning
• New digital literacies
- communication
- attention
- media
- Organizational
- remix technic...
asynchronous connections
• Blogging.
• Wikis
• Nings
• Google applications
• Online Mailing lists
http://flurogreen.globalstudent.org.au
http:skippy.globalstudent.org.au
Blogs
• globalstudent/globalteacher
• Wordpress
• blogger
• blogmeister
• edublogs
Steph’s independent post prompt
I’ll ask the world a question (that’s you) and you answer it
whats your favorite movie and...
So wrote a grade 5 girl, independently, as her
own post prompt
She got 15 replies from countries including the
UK, Israel,...
• There are plenty of illegal immigrants in australia
and each day many are sent home. illegal
immigrants tend to have a n...
Melissa // Oct 18th 2008 at 2:30 pm
• That is what happens here in the United States as well. Visas are
really a big part ...
Uses for Voicethread
www.voicethread.com
• Storytelling
• Reflections
• Reporting on extracurricula
activities
• Global pr...
Wikis
• Wikispaces
• Wetpaint
• Pbworld
• Hello i am Kelly, from Australia!!!..i will answer these questions for you!!!
Question 1: How many meals a day are eaten...
Students as experts:- Year 9/10 students answer questions from USA so
students could develop Australian travel posters
Flatclassroom wiki
-http://flatclassroomswikispaces.com
http://netgened.wikispaces.com
onafrica
A comment - onafrica
Trevor Shaw said
at 8:51 am on Apr 28, 2009
I think it's really interesting that a school from the US...
nings
Nings
• social networking,
• blogging,
• forums,
• discussions,
• Multimedia:- images, videos, music
• Virtual teamw...
Let’s walk a ning
http://netgened.grownupdigital.com/
Digital movie stills on Semantic
Aware Appications
Awards Ceremony
This is a flatclassroom!
The Flatclassroomproject
• wiki (http://flatclassroom09-
2.flatclassroomproject.org/and ning
(http://flatclassroomproject....
Google Applications
Google groups and other applications
• sheet,
• forms,
• document,
• presentation etc
• Google calende...
Synchronous connections
• Liveblogging http://www,coveritlive.com
• Videoconferencing www.skype.com
• DiscoverE virtual cl...
Live blogging
http://www.coveritlive.com
Moderated chat that allows polls, image and
music uploads etc
• School connection...
Videoconferencing
• Skype
• MS Communicator
• Elluminate
• MSN
• Flash meeting etc
Uses of videoconferencing
• Access Expert speakers
• Global communications
• Global ‘show ‘n tell’
• Improve cultural awar...
Dddddddddddddddddddd
Skype and slideshare to teach students from Canada about
• Australia and Culture
• School
• Community...
Student feedback
• That was soo cool! it was real awesome of the cool things i (and everyone)
learned, I think i'm gonna d...
Sharing objects that are
symbolic of our countries
A linkup with a school in Russia
Grades 3 to 7 listen to students from Singapore
talke about racial harmony
Keynote speaker – uni lecturer from Doha,
Qatar, speaks to students at Qatar Academy
and Hawkesdale P12 College about citi...
Listening to the citizenship journalism address
Skyping Endang from Indonesia in the batik markets
Interviewing Professionals
-an English project
Online debating
Debating online
The virtual classroom
Learning about musical instruments from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
www.pingmusic.com.au
Using elluminate- virtual classroom software
Using elluminate
Virtual classroom
Advantages of Virtual Classrooms
• students are in their own ’space’, feel important and have a chance to be
‘heard’ as ca...
DiscoverE
• DiscoverE virtual classroom software.
• Uses low bandwidth and has basic tools for
classroom use – chat, audio...
A true global classroom – a student
from Hawkesdale, two from China, two
from Bangkok and one from USA are
taught by an op...
Antarctica linkup
Virtual worlds
• Quest Atlantis – for primary
students
• Second life –
tertiary/secondary
• OpenSim- secondary
Social networking
For students
• SuperclubsPLUS
• Gold Star café
• Nings
Using Twitter
• teachable moments
• research and quick answers to questions on all
manner of topics
• Learning of world ev...
• jplaman@murcha I think every student should begin building a PLN. Twitter happens to be
the first thing I turn to in the...
What if the students were studying climates, or
Portugal or Thai cultures etc? Imagine the
real time response that could b...
Notable quotes
• Building the bridges of today that the society of tomorrow
will walk across. (Vicki Davis, co-creator of ...
Contact Me
• mirtschin@gmail.com
• Skype: anne.mirtschin
• Twitter/plurk id: murcha
• Teacher blog: http://murcha.wordpres...
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    1. 1. Bringing the globe into Your Classroom Anne Mirtschin Hawkesdale P12 College mirtschin@gmail.com http://murcha.wordpress.com
    2. 2. Hawkesdale P12 College – a small rural prep-year 12 school
    3. 3. Connect, communicate, collaborate, create
    4. 4. Look at the beautiful sunset over my backyard. We had a severe drought this year. Our cows lost a lot of weight while the drought was on. My dad was awfully busy trying to keep water and hay up to them. Since the downpour of rain, they are in much better condition. We have a mountain in our backyard called Mt Buggery. It is really a volcanic tumulus and has 2 trees - a dead pine tree and a young pine tree on top. Flick, year 8 blog post
    5. 5. Comments!!! Your “backyard” is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with the world. Lori, California Thank you so much for sharing your backyard. When we all share like this, it makes our world just a little smaller and better. She Wolf
    6. 6. West Java Earthquake September 8th • 7.3 richter scale • 64 deaths, 37 people missing, and 27,630 people displaced in nine districts in West Java and one in Central Java. • Approximately 54,231 houses were damaged in 12 districts in West Java and one district in Central Java.
    7. 7. Speaking directly with earthquake victims 12 hours after the occurrrence using skype
    8. 8. Australian food – the meat pie with sauce
    9. 9. Students from Malaysia show national costumes
    10. 10. Students from Malaysia ‘wow’ us with street dancing rendition
    11. 11. Year 12 Mandarin LOTE student (distance education) talks to Malaysian student in Chinese using skype
    12. 12. Some benefits • Students as experts • Peer to peer mentoring • Authentic audience • Self directed learning • Project Based Learning • Performing beyond personal comfort zones • Many, many teachable moments • Engagement • Catering for all learning styles • Multi literacies • Using the digital technologies that students are born into
    13. 13. Social software in the classroom... What does it feel like, sound like, look like? • Excitement • Fun • Noise/silence/laughter • Beyond class walls • Team teaching • Group work – virtual teams • Personal Learning networks - across the globe
    14. 14. Impact for teaching/learning • New digital literacies - communication - attention - media - Organizational - remix technically, reuse ethically, identity creation and management, evaluation of sources , spam/phish detection
    15. 15. asynchronous connections • Blogging. • Wikis • Nings • Google applications • Online Mailing lists
    16. 16. http://flurogreen.globalstudent.org.au http:skippy.globalstudent.org.au
    17. 17. Blogs • globalstudent/globalteacher • Wordpress • blogger • blogmeister • edublogs
    18. 18. Steph’s independent post prompt I’ll ask the world a question (that’s you) and you answer it whats your favorite movie and why?
    19. 19. So wrote a grade 5 girl, independently, as her own post prompt She got 15 replies from countries including the UK, Israel, NZ and USA
    20. 20. • There are plenty of illegal immigrants in australia and each day many are sent home. illegal immigrants tend to have a non valid visa. some people who come here dont have a visa at all. Illegal immigrants come from all over the world. what happens to all of the illegal immigrants once they have been found out is they get relocated back to the country they came from.
    21. 21. Melissa // Oct 18th 2008 at 2:30 pm • That is what happens here in the United States as well. Visas are really a big part of it because visas take a long time to get, and then people just come illegally. Where are the illegal immigrants that come to Australia from? Juliet Pham // Oct 18th 2008 at 5:21 pm • How do you feel about the fact that the illegal immigrants are relocated? Do you believe that it’s fair? I don’t think that it is. I really think that it would depend on the reason. Are the immigrants doing any harm really? That’s pretty interesting that Australia does have illegal immigrants because I never thought a place like Australia would because of the fact that it doesn’t have any countries near it or any land bridges. Travis Bugge // Oct 18th 2008 at 5:21 pm • how do they get there? are they snuck on a plane or something? fur us, its pretty much peole crossing the border, or swimming over here. which part of austrailia do they go to?
    22. 22. Uses for Voicethread www.voicethread.com • Storytelling • Reflections • Reporting on extracurricula activities • Global projects See example Another example VoiceVideoTextImages
    23. 23. Wikis • Wikispaces • Wetpaint • Pbworld
    24. 24. • 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??
    25. 25. Students as experts:- Year 9/10 students answer questions from USA so students could develop Australian travel posters
    26. 26. Flatclassroom wiki -http://flatclassroomswikispaces.com
    27. 27. http://netgened.wikispaces.com
    28. 28. onafrica
    29. 29. A comment - onafrica Trevor Shaw said at 8:51 am on Apr 28, 2009 I think it's really interesting that a school from the US and a school from Australia (both of which were colonized by the British and heavily settled by the Dutch) are working on this together. I wonder what perspectives about colonization the two groups of students will discover that they might share in common and what perspectives might distinguish them. In what ways might former colonies in Africa differ from places like the US and Australia?
    30. 30. nings Nings • social networking, • blogging, • forums, • discussions, • Multimedia:- images, videos, music • Virtual teamwork • Global projects
    31. 31. Let’s walk a ning http://netgened.grownupdigital.com/
    32. 32. Digital movie stills on Semantic Aware Appications
    33. 33. Awards Ceremony
    34. 34. This is a flatclassroom!
    35. 35. The Flatclassroomproject • wiki (http://flatclassroom09- 2.flatclassroomproject.org/and ning (http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com/) • Netgened wiki ( http://netgened.wikispaces.com/) • Digiteen wiki ( http://digiteen09-2.flatclassroomproject.org/)
    36. 36. Google Applications Google groups and other applications • sheet, • forms, • document, • presentation etc • Google calender • igoogle
    37. 37. Synchronous connections • Liveblogging http://www,coveritlive.com • Videoconferencing www.skype.com • DiscoverE virtual classroom software. • virtual classroom http://www.elluminate.com and DiscoverE • Back channels eg http://www.chatzy.com and http://www.tinychat.com • http://www.twitter.com • Google applications • Bridgit conferencing software which comes with Interactive White Boards • www.flickr.com an online image sharing site • Virtual worlds – reactiongrid in Open Sim • superclubsPLUS – “facebook” for the young, safe environment • Voicethreads - podcasting collaboratively with pizzazz
    38. 38. Live blogging http://www.coveritlive.com Moderated chat that allows polls, image and music uploads etc • School connections • conference reporting and other live sessions • live events for staff • Surveys
    39. 39. Videoconferencing • Skype • MS Communicator • Elluminate • MSN • Flash meeting etc
    40. 40. Uses of videoconferencing • Access Expert speakers • Global communications • Global ‘show ‘n tell’ • Improve cultural awareness • Encouraging collaboration • Developing real time communication skills • Conducting interviews • Enhance distance learning etc
    41. 41. Dddddddddddddddddddd Skype and slideshare to teach students from Canada about • Australia and Culture • School • Community • farm Student from Canada asks questionHow it all looked back in Canada
    42. 42. Student feedback • 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... • 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!) • i loved her accent. when she said RIGHT-O ! hahaha ! • 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! • 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. :D • i dont really understand why they learn chinese... i dont really think that makes much sense • we wanted to know what bubble taps were.
    43. 43. Sharing objects that are symbolic of our countries
    44. 44. A linkup with a school in Russia
    45. 45. Grades 3 to 7 listen to students from Singapore talke about racial harmony
    46. 46. Keynote speaker – uni lecturer from Doha, Qatar, speaks to students at Qatar Academy and Hawkesdale P12 College about citizenship journalism.
    47. 47. Listening to the citizenship journalism address
    48. 48. Skyping Endang from Indonesia in the batik markets
    49. 49. Interviewing Professionals -an English project
    50. 50. Online debating
    51. 51. Debating online
    52. 52. The virtual classroom Learning about musical instruments from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra www.pingmusic.com.au
    53. 53. Using elluminate- virtual classroom software Using elluminate Virtual classroom
    54. 54. Advantages of Virtual Classrooms • students are in their own ’space’, feel important and have a chance to be ‘heard’ as cannot be achieved in the normal classroom. • students are able to interact in real time with the lesson and they are no longer passive listeners. They use chat, emoticons, etc and offer feedback to the musicians as they are playing. We have had to set up a code of conduct for the chat , after a number of issues. • students can ask questions at any stage and these questions will be answered. • they immediately tell you if they do not Students have the chance and feel comfortable with expressing their opinions and needs. • can invite global participants in, or other interested parties, so that they too can witness the class in action eg sponsors, benefactors, software developers, policy makers etc. See my post on elluminate
    55. 55. DiscoverE • DiscoverE virtual classroom software. • Uses low bandwidth and has basic tools for classroom use – chat, audio, video, whiteboard, webtours
    56. 56. A true global classroom – a student from Hawkesdale, two from China, two from Bangkok and one from USA are taught by an optician about the eye, using discoverE virtual classroom software.
    57. 57. Antarctica linkup
    58. 58. Virtual worlds • Quest Atlantis – for primary students • Second life – tertiary/secondary • OpenSim- secondary
    59. 59. Social networking For students • SuperclubsPLUS • Gold Star café • Nings
    60. 60. Using Twitter • teachable moments • research and quick answers to questions on all manner of topics • Learning of world events as they occur in real time • sharing work, blog posts • establishing student networks etc
    61. 61. • jplaman@murcha I think every student should begin building a PLN. Twitter happens to be the first thing I turn to in the morning to learn. • emapey2@murcha Greetings from Uruguay , in South America • mbarrow@murcha Greetings from England. It is 40 minutes past midnight here and I should be asleep rather than twittering. Hope you’re having fun • edueyeview@murcha Love Twitter! Hello from coastal Maine, US. Welcome to the conversation! • lnitsche@murcha Hello from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania USA where is felt like spring today at about 65F • damian613@murcha Hello from Perkasie, PA, USA! It’s about 8:30pm here and 13 degrees C. • classroomqueen@murcha Hello from a very, very cold Regina, SK, Canada. It’s warmed up to -21C or -35C with windchill. This am it was -47C with windchill. • Inpi@murcha Hello from Portugal! It’s 22 past midnight here, I can’t introduce my students!!! • nzchrissy@murcha Hello fabulous students in Victoria from Bangkok Thailand where it is very hot at the moment • chetty@murcha Hi Vic. Nice to meet u. I’ve just realised we can use iGoogle + twitter app to tweet from NSW. What are you working on? • jeffwhipple@murcha a chilly evening to you and your students from New Brunswick on the east coast of Canada…twitter is about connecting and learning • MelissaShultz@murcha Greetings from America via twitter! I love AUS! Especially those Collingwood Pies!! • KarenJan@murcha Greetings from Boston, MA, USA
    62. 62. What if the students were studying climates, or Portugal or Thai cultures etc? Imagine the real time response that could be gleaned from Twitter colleagues and self directed learning that might occur. ajep@murcha learning games to change the world http://tinyurl.com/bh4nvm
    63. 63. Notable quotes • Building the bridges of today that the society of tomorrow will walk across. (Vicki Davis, co-creator of flatclassroom projects) • Isn’t it amazing what students will do when teachers get out of the way. (Estie Cueller, flat classroom teacher) • The kids asked too many questions and didnt let Jean Pennycook (Antarctica) finish her talk! • Would you please be able to bring a kangaroo into your classroom for our videoconference? (request from Russia) • Can you please wear your national costumes for the skype videoconference? • My students have never seen a computer, could you please help me teach them about computers
    64. 64. Contact Me • mirtschin@gmail.com • Skype: anne.mirtschin • Twitter/plurk id: murcha • Teacher blog: http://murcha.wordpress.com • Class blogs: http://murch.globalteacher.org.au http://backyard.globalstudent.org.au • Delicious and diigo: murcho/murcha

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