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  1. 1. Linking Learning @ Schoolsmirtschin@gmail.com @murcha
  2. 2. Discussion Points• Access to learning resources• Students with varying abilities• Personalised learning – information required, tools available• Monitoring and reporting progress• Group and individual activities• How do students connect – devices, tools• Professional learning• Work life balance
  3. 3. Global Education Rural Education eLearningMy Passions!
  4. 4. Virtual Global Classrooms in Action
  5. 5. Meet my VCE accounting class...
  6. 6. •3 virtual students•1 ESL student•Year 11 and 12 taught together in one class Cash Journals
  7. 7. Virtual Teaching Rounds in Partnership with CountryEducation Project, Uniiversity of Ballarat and HawkesdaleP12 College. One pre-service teacher did this from China.
  8. 8. Learning Resources textbooksThe students
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Gifted Students• 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
  11. 11. Thursday lunchtime linkups with schools in Western Java, IndonesiaStudents interested inwriting stories,videoconference withan author from NewYork Tuesdaylunchtimes with skype
  12. 12. Illness and disabilitiesWorking from home to create movies - “family life on an Australian farm”. Virtual classrooms recorded for those who are ill etc
  13. 13. Ability to teach anywhere and any time – 24/7
  14. 14. The virtual classroom!Using Black Board Collaborate - Every student has a voice!
  15. 15. 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?
  16. 16. .......................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??
  17. 17. Customized Learning• Blogs – each student has a blog• Youtube• Mobile devices for 24/7 learning• Self directed learning
  18. 18. ESL studentsCan you please tell mea summary of thechapter?
  19. 19. Learning “Slap Guitar playing technique”from youtube using a netbook at home.
  20. 20. Group and Individual activitiesGlobal local vertical statewideNational horizontal
  21. 21. Learning from musicions with theMelbourne Symphony Orchestra –Ping Music Project
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. http://globalstorytelling.wikispaces.com/Featured+student+work
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. My Teacher Blog-for instructions, reflections and shared conversations
  26. 26. Student Blogs for journals, learning,reflections, documentation
  27. 27. Checking understanding
  28. 28. How do students connect?PS3
  29. 29. The tools
  30. 30. 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.”
  31. 31. Professional Learning
  32. 32. Other professional learning• Nings/social networks• Read blogs• Face to face conferences – VCTA, ICTEV, VITTA• VCTA compak – online• My students
  33. 33. How do students connect?• Kids don’t use email anymore• Learn by conversations• Mobile devices• Facebook, txt chat, txt messaging, conversations• Learning spaces are changing – global, virtual
  34. 34. Work life balance
  35. 35. Wish list• Creation of Digital objects for eg accounting• Gamefication – badges, likes, levels of achievement – making subject content look like a game• School days with option of study from home• Flexible timetables – school is not 9 to 3:30pm• Learning analytics – cf data driven• School budgets• 20% play time
  36. 36. eFind MeAnne Mirtschin• mirtschin@gmail.com• Twitter: http:www.twitter.com/murcha• Teacher blog: http://murcha.wordpress.com• Class blogs: http://murch.global2.vic.edu.au• Tech Talk Tuesdays: http://techtalktuesdays.global2.vic.edu.au• eT@lking: http://australiaseries.wordpress.com

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