What does a 21st century classroom look like?


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    1. 1. What does a 21st Century Classroom look like? VITTA 2010 Anne Mirtschin Hawkesdale P12 College mirtschin@gmail.com
    2. 2. A 21st century school • 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.
    3. 3. Meeting the Minister for Finance Listening to members of the MSO
    4. 4. Four C’s in the 21st century classroom As never before, we have the ability to :- • connect • communicate • collaborate • create on a local, national and global scale
    5. 5. 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 software.
    6. 6. 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 want. 24/7/365 • Mobile learning • Ability to personalize learning.
    7. 7. The past two weeks in a classroom
    8. 8. Learning to drum....
    9. 9. Learning to drum....
    10. 10. Dancing and Malaysian Game
    11. 11. Malaysian Weddings and money folding
    12. 12. Boston
    13. 13. Australia to Boston
    14. 14. Grade 6 student teaches year 10IT Halloween
    15. 15. Halloween
    16. 16. Listen2Learners
    17. 17. Bianca teaches from China
    18. 18. Earth science week Two world experts speak to years 5 to 11 Young C Y Ng from Hong Kong on the Hong Kong GeoPark in elluminate. Geo Science Week Classes from Victoria, interested Experts/adults from Hong Kong, China etc all in the classroom. Geo Science Week
    19. 19. Teaching and learning in the successful 21st century school? • 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)
    20. 20. Underlying issues/requirements Oh! What a tangled web we weave!
    21. 21. College requirements
    22. 22. 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
    23. 23. Learning spaces • Physical classroom spaces – small retreat areas for podcasting, videoconferencing and sharing conversations via videoconferencing with those from other countries/languages Online spaces • 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
    24. 24. Breakout learning spaces Small areas for a group of students to podcast, videoconference or converse with global students
    25. 25. Film Making Space
    26. 26. Blogs
    27. 27. Benefits of Blogging • Available 24/7/365 • Customization • Comparison with other countries • Source of pride • Variety of media • Education becomes interactive • Using technology for the digital age • Platform for connection and communication
    28. 28. 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 multi-media • Digital portfolio
    29. 29. Netiquette • No IM or txt language anywhere (looking for professionalism plus possible need for translators/interpretation) • 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
    30. 30. How to make asynchronous connections • Blogs • Wikis • Nings • Google applications • Emails
    31. 31. 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 • www.flickr.com an online image sharing site • Virtual worlds – reactiongrid in Open Sim • superclubsPLUS – “facebook” for the young, safe environment
    32. 32. http://flurogreen.globalstudent.org.au http:skippy.globalstudent.org.au Student Blogs
    33. 33. http://backyard.globalstudent.org.au
    34. 34. School blog
    35. 35. Class blogs – techno6
    36. 36. Student blogs- flurogreen, yr 10
    37. 37. Blog post
    38. 38. Comments
    39. 39. Twitter • Haiti Earthquake Disaster | Chris http://bit.ly/eFFHAU #earthquake (@TreyAlvares) • Haiti Earthquake Disaster | Chris http://bit.ly/edxOey #earthquake (@jeoffrensei) • Dhugsy http://bit.ly/hnSstG
    40. 40. Blogging challenge • http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/
    41. 41. Wikis – across the world
    42. 42. Global travellers Year 9/10 students answer questions from USA students, so they could develop Australian travel posters Wikis – shared web pages for collaborative/ interactive work
    43. 43. • 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??
    44. 44. Voicethread www.voicethread.com Online podcasting that can be collaborative • Storytelling • Global projects VoiceVideoTextImages
    45. 45. 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.
    46. 46. Rich Wilson - Congratulations
    47. 47. Skype (www.skype.com) VOiP Live chat Audio conferencing Videoconferencing Bookmark and save chats Can record conferencing- eg pamela
    48. 48. 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
    49. 49. Some useful sites • Tips on videoconferencing • Around the world in 80 schools • Wiki for skype in schools • Theedublogger
    50. 50. The virtual classroom Using elluminate virtual classroom software
    51. 51. DiscoverE • DiscoverE virtual classroom software. • Uses low bandwidth and has basic tools for classroom use – chat, audio, video, whiteboard, webtours
    52. 52. Wall wisher – see link
    53. 53. Earth Science Week Young C Y Ng: Hong Kong GeoPark
    54. 54. Ian Lewis and Kanawinka
    55. 55. 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
    56. 56. And also.... • 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
    57. 57. The Bats • 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?
    58. 58. National Costumes Students from Malaysia show national costumes
    59. 59. Sharing our Australian food – the meat pie with sauce!
    60. 60. A linkup with a school in Russia
    61. 61. Grades 3 to 7 (Australia) listen to grade 5 students from Singapore talk about racial harmony
    62. 62. Debating Online
    63. 63. Endang, an amazing teacher in West Java, Indonesia
    64. 64. West Java Earthquake September 8th 2009 • 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.
    65. 65. 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)
    66. 66. Speaking directly with earthquake victims in West Java, 12 hours after the earthquake, using skype
    67. 67. 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.
    68. 68. Flatclassroom projects – a global example • Co-founded by Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis http://www.flatclassroomproject.org • 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
    69. 69. Flatclassroom wiki -http://flatclassroomswikispaces.com Flatclassroom wiki -http://flatclassroomswikispaces.comStudents collaborate and build live web pages reflecting their findings by working in virtual teams.
    70. 70. Students create digital movies for global judging Student movie on semantic aware applications
    71. 71. Virtual worlds
    72. 72. A global/flatclassroom! Flatclassroom project students meet face to face in Doha, Qatar 2009
    73. 73. “Building the bridges of today that the society of tomorrow will walk across.” Vicki Davis, co-founder of flatclassroom projects
    74. 74. New literacies for 21st century classrooms • Digital • Imagery including creative commons • Animations • Media (multi) • Voice and oral communication • Videoconferencing • Attention
    75. 75. Digital literacies • Blogging/use of comments • hyperlinked language, • wikis • Nings • Chat, hyperlinked text, • Use of translator tools • writing in 140 characters or less (twitter), • digital conversations
    76. 76. Communication literacies • videoconferencing techniques (microphone, positioning of objects, face • Articulation: clear, slow speech to allow for different accents, levels of English understanding • Podcasting • Use of webcameras, microphones etc
    77. 77. Should Australia Go to India to Play Sport
    78. 78. Discussing with students from India
    79. 79. American School of Bombay
    80. 80. Asian Connections Taman Burkitt Maluri School, Kuala Lumpur
    81. 81. What skills are important to learn?
    82. 82. Virtual worlds – eg Quest Atlantis, Reaction Grid/Open Sim
    83. 83. A virtual accounting student
    84. 84. Virtual Teaching Rounds
    85. 85. Personal learning network
    86. 86. Organizational • diigo, • Delicious • bookmarks • wikis • blogrolls • Google/other online calendar
    87. 87. Other literacies • Spam/phish detection • Authenticity • Identify creation and management • Reuse ethically
    88. 88. Online PD • Guidetoinnovation • Tech Talk Tuesdays • Learncentral • Classroom2.0LIVE • Global Education Conference 2010 • K12 Online Conference • Many more
    89. 89. Find out more • Edublogger - http://theedublogger.com/ • Globalstudent/teacher – http://globalteacher.org.au and http://globalstudent.org.au • SLAV blog – http://slav.globalteacher.org.au And search online for more!