Connecting learning


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In a mobile, digital age how can students be connected to learning? This session will discuss how students are connecting outside school hours and the implications for learning in the classroom. Access to digital learning resources, catering for students with varying abilities, personalised learning, monitoring and reporting progress, group and individual activities and professional learning for teachers will all be discussed.

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Connecting learning

  1. 1. Connecting LearningICTEV conference 2012 @murcha
  2. 2. Discussion Points• How do students connect – devices, tools• Access to learning resources• Students with varying abilities• Personalised learning – information required, tools available• Monitoring and reporting progress• Group and individual activities• Professional learning
  3. 3. Global Education Rural Education eLearningMy Passions!
  4. 4. Learning is increasingly at the Grass Roots
  5. 5. How do Students Connect?• Students rarely use email• Learn by conversations• Mobile devices• Facebook, txt chat, txt messaging, conversations• Learning spaces are changing – global, virtual
  6. 6. How do students connect?PS3
  7. 7. The tools chimein
  8. 8. Learning Resources textbooksThe students
  9. 9. Changing LearningSpaces Changing Learning Spaces
  10. 10. Digital
  11. 11. Global
  12. 12. Lana from Boston, USA, teaches grade 4/5, Hawkesdale, Australia, how to “Scratch’
  13. 13. Resultant Sprites for World Friends project on World Museum site
  14. 14. From my Inbox…….Oh and I have been gettinglots of followers on twitter lately from mytweets , its so exciting :)
  15. 15. Meet my VCE accounting class...
  16. 16. •3 virtual students•1 ESL student (English as a second language)•Year 11 and 12 face to face accountingstudents taught together in one class Cash Journals
  17. 17. ScreencastsCreating a Sprite in Scratch from Lorraine Leo
  18. 18. • Hi Anne Mirtschin,You have 1 pending user suggestion on your topic globaleducation to curate.• Click Here to access to your Suggestions to Review list.• The team• Any questions/suggestions?
  19. 19. Students with varying abilitiesCatering for• gifted students• Students with health disabilities• Students with special interests and passions• Alternative outcomes/resources tailored to students strengths• Mutli-media, transmedia as alternatives to textual outcomes/resources
  20. 20. Gifted Students• Virtual Classrooms• One from our school• Two from China• Two from Thailand• One from USA in a virtual classroom, being taught about the eye from an optician in Perth, Australia, using virtual classroom software
  21. 21. Mystery Skype
  22. 22. Do you teach or have any knowledge of thenative wars between the americans,seminoles, iroquois, cherokee etc, in thetimes of george washington?
  23. 23. Thursday lunchtime linkupswith schools in Western Java,Indonesia
  24. 24. Students interested in writing stories,videoconference with an author from NewYork Tuesday lunchtimes with skype
  25. 25. Illness and disabilities Working from home to create movies - “family life on an Australian farm”.Virtual classrooms can be recorded for those who are ill etc
  26. 26. Ability to teach anywhere and any time – 24/7
  27. 27. Request from one of my studentsCould you please make sure you put what I have to dofor Monday and Tuesday’s classes on your blog? (She was about to go to hospital!)
  28. 28. I was googled!‘”Miss, can you please give me TRIAL EXAMS for unit 4 vce accounting 2011 and from previous yearsMy classes are big and my teacher isnt that good withrevision so i was wondering. i was wondering if you know any VCE MATH METHODS and ENGLISH sites like this so i can email teachers if i dont undertand or want practise exams.”
  29. 29. The virtual classroom!Using Black Board Collaborate - Every student has a voice!
  30. 30. The Bats• Cara hawk: his wing looks like its going to brake• 4B DGPS: what age do the bats learn to fly?• Billy-Jo Hawk: Did it try to escape from you?• Grade 2/3 Woodford: How many teeth do bats have?• Trevo hawk: what happen to it eye• Cara hawk: how easy is it to brake a bats wing• smithy: arent they posisoness• Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats feel like?• jasmine .j: do they hurt• scottinea: are the bats dead or did u catch them alive?• Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats eat?• 4B DGPS: are they really blind?• Billy-Jo Hawk: Is there black bats, like full black?• Moderator (Miss Iro, Mrs Gow and year 6/7): do bats carry any diseases• Grade 2/3 Woodford: What sort of fauna and flora live in the sinkholes?
  31. 31. .......................more chat!• dont confuse me this tinme• i dont get why you have that 400 on the debit side• i always get confused between debtors and creditors, who do we pay, and who pays us??
  32. 32. Customized Learning• Blogs – each student has a blog• Youtube• Mobile devices for 24/7 learning• Choose type of digital outcomes and resources to work with• Self directed learning
  33. 33. Skippy
  34. 34. Rach’s Blog
  35. 35. Year 7 Boy’s Blog
  36. 36. ESL studentsCan you please tell mea summary of thechapter?
  37. 37. Word clouds provide great visual summaries –
  38. 38. Learning “Slap Guitar playing technique”from youtube whilst using a netbook athome.
  39. 39. From home –the 365 Day Photo Challenge 2011
  40. 40. Group and Individual activitiesGlobal local vertical statewideNational horizontal
  41. 41. Learning from musicians with theMelbourne Symphony Orchestra – PingMusic Project
  42. 42. Your English is quite good for the majority ofyour writing but I have written it now as I wouldhave. However, I was unable to complete yoursecond paragraph because I could notunderstand what Obachann was. Could youplease tell me? ChloeHi Chloe!I appreciate your kindness. "Obachan" is womenwhose age are 30-50 and they have warm heartand great energy. Most of them love going toshopping, watching Korean dramas and havinga chat in the street. Thanks, Ayaka
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  44. 44. What do you know about Russia?
  45. 45. Our questions of Russia
  46. 46. Monitoring Progress• Check sheets• Blogs• Images• Video recordings• Hard copy journal• Wiki discussions• Forums• Comments on my blogs• Google forms• Photos, videos• Interviewing students• Assessment rubrics• wallwisher
  47. 47. Mapping the LearningMystery Skype
  48. 48. My Teacher Blog-for instructions, reflections and shared conversations
  49. 49. Student Blogs for journals, learning,reflections, documentation
  50. 50. Checking understanding
  51. 51. Professional Learning
  52. 52. Other professional learning• Nings/social networks• Read blogs• Face to face conferences – Subject Association memberships• MOOCs• My students
  53. 53. Learning with and from the students