eLearning in the Virtual classroom


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A presentation that outlines some tools that can be used to enable virtual classrooms, ways in which software such as elluminate can be used and some of the amazing outcomes that virtual classrooms offer - the ability to transform education.

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eLearning in the Virtual classroom

  1. 1. eLearning inVirtual Classrooms<br />ICTEV In Touch Conference 2011<br />Anne Mirtschin <br />
  2. 2. What if?<br />
  3. 3. Students can come to school without leaving home or hospital?<br />Students could ask all those questions they have immediately ?<br />We could encourage the quietest of students to have ‘a voice’?<br />We could blend our classrooms vertically and horizontally?<br />Flip our classrooms?<br />Enable powerful 24/7 learning?<br />??????????<br />
  4. 4. Who’s that in our Classroom?<br />
  5. 5. Earth Science Week<br />Two guest virtual speakers – one from Hong Kong;<br />one from South Australia using elluminate to present to<br />Years 2 to 12, across schools and countries. <br />Young C Y Ng: Hong Kong GeoPark<br />Ian Lewis<br />
  6. 6. The chat/backChannel<br />Provides <br />sharing of experience<br />sharing of opinion<br />a platform for discussion<br />an outlet for questions<br />an opportunity for feedback<br />Enables peer to peer mentoring<br />
  7. 7. Participants have lots of questions<br />The quietest students can be the most vocal in chat <br />Engages students as they can interact actively<br />Misbehaviour, any bullying is easily identified<br />Record of achievement, misunderstandings, degree of interaction etc<br />Leads to deeper understanding of students<br />The Questions!<br />
  8. 8. From the chat!<br />...Kanawinka presentation on local volcanoes and wildlife:<br />Wow<br />Turtle: sick as<br />Ha look at that!<br />Turtle: been here<br />Grade 2/3 Woodford: Could you tell us more about the sink hole Ian?<br />Cara hawk: hey bj they probally go through records from when they first evolved<br />
  9. 9. And also....<br /><ul><li>Joshua: i like red rock
  10. 10. ihAVE BEEN UP THEIR
  11. 11. we are going there soon
  12. 12. It's pretty :)
  13. 13. do you know where mteccells??
  14. 14. water looks awesome
  15. 15. Looks good to swim in ;)
  16. 16. wow thats blue, how did it get blue?
  17. 17. do you know where mteccells is??
  18. 18. How many years ago did the volcano at Mt Gambier erupt?
  19. 19. Theres heaps of thoose rocks in Hawkesdale and Penshurst
  20. 20. James to Turtle: caught a barracuda there</li></li></ul><li>And the Bats!<br /><ul><li>Cara hawk: his wing looks like it's going to brake
  21. 21. 4B DGPS: what age do the bats learn to fly?
  22. 22. Billy-Jo Hawk: Did it try to escape from you?
  23. 23. Grade 2/3 Woodford: How many teeth do bats have?
  24. 24. Trevo hawk: what happen to it eye
  25. 25. Cara hawk: how easy is it to brake a bats wing
  26. 26. smithy: arent they posisoness
  27. 27. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats feel like?
  28. 28. jasmine .j: do they hurt
  29. 29. scottinea: are the bats dead or did u catch them alive?
  30. 30. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats eat?
  31. 31. 4B DGPS: are they really blind?
  32. 32. Billy-Jo Hawk: Is there black bats, like full black?
  33. 33. Moderator (Miss Iro, Mrs Gow and year 6/7): do bats carry any diseases
  34. 34. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What sort of fauna and flora live in the sinkholes?</li></li></ul><li>“You cannot ask questions of textbooks”<br />
  35. 35. Friends of the Earth<br />
  36. 36. All learners in one classroom!<br />
  37. 37. Hong Kong visitors take over the teaching, using the <br />whiteboard whilst presentation is uploading!<br />
  38. 38. Meeting the Minister for FinanceListening to members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra<br />
  39. 39. Asian Connections<br />Taman Burkitt Maluri School, Kuala Lumpur<br />
  40. 40. Using the Whiteboard<br />
  41. 41. How are you feeling in a colour?<br />
  42. 42. Say hello – Malaysian students and Aus students in one classroom<br />
  43. 43. What skills are important to learn?<br />
  44. 44. What symbol best describes your country?<br />The emu<br />
  45. 45. Flatclassroom Project Student SummitGlobal Education Conference<br />
  46. 46. Students from China and Australia share learning and experiences in the one classroom, offering advice to each other etc.<br />
  47. 47. Global Classrooms- School’s in at 9pm!<br />Students from Germany, China and Australia all in the one classroom with their teachers!<br />
  48. 48. Grade 6 student teaches year 10 IT classHalloween<br />
  49. 49. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra <br />
  50. 50. Ping Music Project<br /><ul><li>Demonstrating instruments
  51. 51. Answering questions
  52. 52. Recording short clips for students to create musical stories</li></li></ul><li>Volunteers in Haiti – earthquake aftermath – volunteers in USA share with Australian students virtually.<br />
  53. 53. Techno Parents<br />Bringing in the Community<br />Broad representation of staff including Principal<br />Parents of Preps through to Year 10<br />Students, staff, parents all learning in the one room<br />Share happenings in classroom and school<br />Darwin teacher linkup<br />Feedback<br />
  54. 54. Accounting – face to face students and three virtual students<br />Cash Journals<br />
  55. 55. Chat records student progress<br />Moderator (stefan 1): ined to start 10<br />Moderator (BCC - James Mutch): agreed<br />Moderator (BCC - James Mutch): I need to start too.<br />
  56. 56. Peer to peer mentoring<br />Moderator (BCC – James M): Did you put the opening Balance in??<br />Moderator (stefan 1): 19000<br />Moderator (stefan 1): sales<br />Moderator (stefan 1): pl on the botom<br />Moderator (stefan 1): advertising<br />Moderator (stefan 1): a loss<br />Moderator (stefan 1): no wait<br />Moderator (stefan 1): a loss<br />
  57. 57. Chat – Student support<br />
  58. 58. Sharing applications<br />
  59. 59. Teaching anywhere/anytime<br />
  60. 60.
  61. 61. Teaching my yr 11 IT class fromInnovations Showcase, Melbourne<br />List of participants<br />YEAR 11 IT - FRIDAY MAY 13TH<br />Anne Mirtschin (Moderator)<br />caitlyn (Participant)<br />Chloe (Participant)<br />Emily H- sub teacher (Participant)<br />Flick :) (Participant)<br />Lauren (Participant)<br />renee (Participant)<br />Stedman :) (Participant)rticipants<br />In Melbourne at Innovations Showcase<br />Supervising replacement teacher<br />Logged in from home!<br />
  62. 62. Time to upload videos to wiki for global netgened project<br />
  63. 63. The confusion and problems<br />Chloe: if people get confused, i can help because i have already done it<br />caitlyn: awseome!! i think iwil need help :)<br />Flick :): looks like you will be helping me too :)<br />Chloe: if people get confused, i can help because i have already done it<br />renee: whats my video number?<br />Stedman :): I tried to put my video that was outsourced in my final video but it wont work and it's a WMV file :(<br />Tessa: yeah that happened to mine to<br />Flick :): Liam - what ??<br />Stedman :): my video that a girl did for me wont upload onto my video :(<br />Flick :): oh i see now, yeah same with tessaidont know wat to do<br />Tessa: yeah mrsmurch, what do i do with my outsurced video that wont work?<br />caitlyn: i know how to do this part<br />Flick :): yeahh same<br />
  64. 64. Peer Support<br />Chloe: it took me ages yesterday to figure out how to do this<br />Chloe: if people get confused, i can help because i have already done it<br />(... And so, Chloe helped her fellow students back in the ‘real’ classroom)<br />
  65. 65. Consequences of failing to achieve!<br />Stedman :): mine is WMV but it wont work :(<br />Stedman :): but wont i lose marks if idont have my outsourced clip?<br /> <br /> <br />Tessa: yeah i did that heaps the other day and still wont work...<br />Moderator: try converting to mpg or mp4 through format factory<br /> <br />Stedman :): i made it an MP4 and it works<br />
  66. 66. Student teaching the Teacher<br />Thorney1: mrs.Murch, have you tried using the toolbar up top???<br />Thorney 1: where it says elluminate live and go file<br />
  67. 67. Virtual Teaching Rounds<br />
  68. 68. Teaching anywhere/anytime!<br />
  69. 69. Useful tools in elluminate<br />Chat<br />Interactive whiteboard<br />Video<br />Web tour<br />Share applications<br />Polls etc<br />Emoticons<br />
  70. 70. Impact for Education<br /><ul><li>Digital Literacy
  71. 71. Globalisation
  72. 72. Anywhere, anytime, anyhow
  73. 73. Peer to peer mentoring and teaching
  74. 74. Students can choose their subjects
  75. 75. Vertical classrooms
  76. 76. “No school left behind” (due to remoteness, isolations, rurality etc)</li></li></ul><li>Learning is changing<br /><ul><li>Teacher increasingly becoming a guide and facilitator
  77. 77. Flipped classrooms
  78. 78. Virtual classrooms
  79. 79. Blended classrooms
  80. 80. Vertical classrooms
  81. 81. Little Big classrooms
  82. 82. Global classrooms</li></li></ul><li>Underlying issues/requirements<br />Oh! What a tangled web we weave!<br />
  83. 83.
  84. 84. Web conference coaches<br />Four Web Conference Coaches are now available to provide you with one-on-one support on how to run a web conference using Elluminate.<br />The Web Conference Coaching Program is free, online and open to:<br />teachers in Victorian government and non-government schools,<br />DEECD staff in central and regional offices, and<br />DEECD strategic partner organisations.<br />
  85. 85. To contact a coach:-<br />Web Conference Coaching Program <br />contact the Web Conference Coaches directly to express your interest in the program<br />
  86. 86. Value of virtual classrooms<br />Learn anywhere/anytime<br />Ability to record<br />Recorded sessions/classes for those who are absent, or need to revisit<br />Ability to save and revisit chat for confusion, problems etc<br />Peer to peer mentoring<br />Sharing learning<br />Create tutorials with elluminate<br />
  87. 87. Tech Talk Tuesdays<br />4:00 to 5:00pm, Melbourne Aus time<br />http://techtalktuesdays.global2.vic.edu.au<br />http://guidetoinnovation.ning.com<br />
  88. 88. eT@lking<br /> Wed 8-9pm (Melbourne Aus time): part of the Australia series <br />http://learncentral.org<br />http://www.australiaseries.wordpress.com<br />
  89. 89. Facebook groups egAustraliaseries<br />classroom20LIVE:- http://live.classroom20.com<br />Online conferences – eg Global Education Conference, K12 online conference etc<br />