What does a 21st
Classroom look like?
Hawkesdale P12 College
• The 21st century classroom is an exciting one that
can deliver powerful learning outcomes through the
use of emerging technologies.
• Hawkesdale P12 College where the classroom and
staff room walls are increasingly becoming flatter
and the eplanks have been laid.
Meeting the Minister for Finance
Listening to members of the MSO
Four C’s in the 21st
As never before, we have the ability to :-
on a local, national and global scale
A true global classroom – a student
from Hawkesdale, Australia, two from
China, two from Bangkok and one from
USA are taught by an optician about the
eye, using discoverE virtual classroom
The emerging technologies
• Interactive, social nature of internet tools has
ability to change education substantially
• Allows education and the power of learning
to be in the hands of students.
• Students now have power to learn what
they want, when they want and where they
• Mobile learning
• Ability to personalize learning.
Earth science week
Two world experts speak to years 5 to 11
Young C Y Ng from Hong Kong
on the Hong Kong GeoPark
Geo Science Week
Classes from Victoria, interested
Experts/adults from Hong Kong,
China etc all in the classroom.
Geo Science Week
Teaching and learning in the successful 21st
• proficient and efficient in a variety of synchronous
and asynchronous communication tools
• All students need to be involved in collaborative and
interactive global projects from an early age
• Cyber safety
• Learn appropriate digital citizenship qualities
• Assessment must include aspects of working in teams
– local, virtual and global
• Multimedia – digital storytelling, podcasting, using
images, music (transcends language barriers)
Oh! What a tangled web we weave!
Areas in your school where ‘default settings’
need to be changed and agreed?
• Learning spaces, virtual groups, mobile technology,
• AUPs and permission to both publish and work
online in virtual spaces.
• Flexible timetables, learning spaces
• Learning is, can be and should be 24/7/365
• integrate subject areas
• team and small group work will become norm
• Cross age groups
• personalized learning
• International team teaching
• Physical classroom spaces – small retreat areas for
podcasting, videoconferencing and sharing conversations via
videoconferencing with those from other
• Virtual classrooms eg elluminate, discoverE, flash meeting etc
• Live blogging
• Teacher will be in the middle of the classroom, at a screen
with the students
• Online teaching/facilitating students in another country
• Virtual worlds- second life, Quest Atlantis, Reaction Grid
Breakout learning spaces
Small areas for a group of students to podcast,
videoconference or converse with global students
Benefits of Blogging
• Available 24/7/365
• Comparison with other countries
• Source of pride
• Variety of media
• Education becomes interactive
• Using technology for the digital age
• Platform for connection and communication
What is a blog?
• A journal
• Outlet for opinions and ideas
• Showcase for learning and achievements
• Reflective entries
• Platform that allows embedding or linking to
• Digital portfolio
• No IM or txt language anywhere (looking for
professionalism plus possible need for
• Always reply and thank a commentor or goto
their blog and add a comment
• No bullying/no negative comments
• Always write for any audience – ages,
cultures, beliefs etc
• Keep cybersafe at all times
How to make asynchronous connections
• Google applications
• 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
• Google applications
• www.flickr.com an online image sharing site
• Virtual worlds – reactiongrid in Open Sim
• superclubsPLUS – “facebook” for the young, safe
Year 9/10 students answer questions from USA students, so
they could develop Australian travel posters
shared web pages for collaborative/ interactive work
• 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
(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
Online podcasting that can be collaborative
• Global projects
Moving on...... at school
Students in grade 5 or 6 from UK, Thailand and
Australia, share a voicethread and talk about what
they are looking forward to in “moving on”, what they
are nervous about and what they share in common.
From the chat!• Wow
• Turtle: sick as
• Ha look at that!
• Turtle: been here
• Grade 2/3 Woodford: Could you tell us more
about the sink hole Ian?
• Cara hawk: hey bj they probally go through
records from when they first evoved
• Joshua: i like red rock
• i hAVE BEEN UP THEIR
• we are going there soon
• It's pretty :)
• do you know where mt eccells??
• water looks awesome
• Looks good to swim in ;)
• wow thats blue, how did it get blue?
• do you know where mt eccells is??
• How many years ago did the volcano at Mt Gambier erupt?
• Theres heaps of thoose rocks in Hawkesdale and Penshurst
• James to Turtle: caught a barracuda there
• Cara hawk: his wing looks like it's 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?
Students from Malaysia show national costumes
Sharing our Australian food – the meat pie with sauce!
Endang, an amazing teacher in West Java, Indonesia
West Java Earthquake
• 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
School in West Java
Endang is a teacher in West Java. She owns a laptop
and has mobile internet access. That laptop
accompanies her to her two local schools where
she volunteers to teach English and connects to
teachers/students in other countries via skype
and videoconferencing. Her staff and students
have conversations with mine, using skype, to
improve their English.
(There are no other computers in the schools)
Speaking directly with earthquake victims in
West Java, 12 hours after the earthquake, using
Will Richardson quote on
Learning is Now!
• What a great model for the immediacy of learning that can happen these
days, and the relevance. When you think about all of the things that your
students could learn and practice here, interviewing skills, geography and
geology, information research, retrieval, editing, organization and sharing,
all in the larger context of perhaps assisting those in need who were
thousands of kilometers away. I want to make the point, however, that
it's all grounded in your own understanding of these technologies and the
ways in which they can help us connect. If you didn't have that knowledge
and experience, this probably would not have happened, and that really is
the goal of what we're all trying to do here, get more comfortable in using
these technologies to learn in our own practice. Thanks so much for
sharing this great snippet of learning from your classroom.
– a global example
• Co-founded by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
• Students work beyond their classroom walls in
small groups made up of 4 or 5 students
usually all from other countries
• 10 week curriculum program at the breaking
edge of technology
• Students involved from Middle East, Europe,
Asia, Australiasia, North America
-http://flatclassroomswikispaces.comStudents collaborate and build live web pages reflecting their findings by
working in virtual teams.
Students create digital movies for global judging
Student movie on semantic aware applications
Flatclassroom project students meet face to face in Doha, Qatar 2009
“Building the bridges of today that the
society of tomorrow will walk across.”
Vicki Davis, co-founder of flatclassroom projects
New literacies for 21st
• Imagery including creative commons
• Media (multi)
• Voice and oral communication
• Blogging/use of comments
• hyperlinked language,
• Chat, hyperlinked text,
• Use of translator tools
• writing in 140 characters or less (twitter),
• digital conversations
• videoconferencing techniques (microphone,
positioning of objects, face
• Articulation: clear, slow speech to allow for
different accents, levels of English
• Use of webcameras, microphones etc
• Spam/phish detection
• Identify creation and management
• Reuse ethically
• Tech Talk Tuesdays
• Global Education Conference 2010
• K12 Online Conference
• Many more
Find out more
• Edublogger - http://theedublogger.com/
• Globalstudent/teacher –
• SLAV blog – http://slav.globalteacher.org.au
And search online for more!