ICT is the problem!
ICT (information communication
technology) is a dated concept in a dated
Brought into the curriculum to ensure
kids are ‘computer literate’ - 1990s
Can type, can search Google, can print,
can make a presentation ... simple stuff
Teachers hated ICT!
Slow beige computers, often broken
4 kids share a computer (Office based)
56k Modem - dial up access shared
between all students - SLOW ... the
world wide wait. - often ‘down’.
Floppy discs, limited space, basic projects
and expectations due to the limits!
Teachers and PD
Learn it yourself on the job ...
Operate basic Office - word docs and
spreadsheets (issue task, mark task)
Surf the net - locate nugget of
information to give to students
Too hard to learn ‘new programs’ - time,
cost and access
To help make paper based documents that were
photocopied and handed to kids
ICT use is often the SAME as paper based activities! -
often a good ‘back up’ if the lesson died (no internet)
Forced to use to submit marks (spreadsheets)
Access board of studies and limited number of
known PD resources...
Searching for information ‘breadcrumbs’
Fast internet access (speed, number of
1000s of ‘online’ free/easy tools to read
and write information
Multimedia is built into classroom
Same ‘skills’ that they use at home!
Students are social, they use Read/
Write tools such as YouTube, MySpace,
Bebo and MSN Messenger
They use mobiles, use iPods, use
Nintendo, play WOW online!
They like to participate - not just READ.
Put them at the centre!
Most of our kids have MySpace or Bebo
Accounts ... they PUBLISH
information, not just read it
They create social networks intuitively
They use software easily (year 7 better
than year 11!)
You don’t need to teach ‘skills’
Put them at the Centre
Allow them to publish their work
Boosts literacy and quality of work
Boosts effort and creates competition
Turbo charges the speed they learn, apply
and demand more
Gives them REAL ownership!
Students use of ICT in school
Students spend most of their computer
time doing the same things!
9IST did an online survey using
Cut and Pasting www.surveymonkey.com
Why do they hate it!
They do it day in day out
Week in week out
Year in year out
In most subjects (students cited TAS,
Creative Arts and PDHPE as doing
something different - like swimming!).
At School At Home
Student Learning Experience
Classroom 1.0 Classroom 2.0
The way in which they learn using
Web 2.0 is more rewarding to them
I teach my way and I don’t
have the time, I have 5
(so do the kids)
Can you let them show you
what they can do with
Web2.0 tools with these
time and skill challenges?
Do you have Power Points?
Sick of loosing them on CDs and
Flash Drives or find times when you
think ... if only I’d have brought
Do you have Power Points?
Can you share a common
powerpoint in your KLA?
(one person shares with 8!)
upload them once and forever!
Share with the planet, you students or
just your KLA! ... fast and free!
Teaching 9 IST next year?
Everything you need for all topics is online,
in sequence on Slideshare.net.
Make it once, share it often.
Students embed your teaching!
Slideshare allows students to paste your
presentations into their blogs. Makes it easy for
them to revise (great for HSC!)
No need to copy of the board!
Use class time for deeper content and activities,
not copying and note taking!
Use other peoples Slideshares!
Sharing is Social. You will find hundreds of
presentations others have created for FREE.
Educators LOVE Slideshare!
Students use Slideshare
to give you assignments!
(no more collecting CDs and loading
them! - one click assessments!)
Change the ‘end product’ from a
Power Point to a Voice Thread?
Write a daily journal entry to summarise
their classroom learning on their own Blog?
(they will do that at
home or in the LC in
their own time)
Post text book exercises on
THEIR blog for HOMEWORK.
Boosts literacy and reinforces learning.
Record a video-response to a question
and post it to their Blog.
They can’t Google/Cut&Paste it!
Design a survey and get people to complete
it online, then put the results into a speadsheet
and publish that online.
Research a topic in groups. Post their findings as
individuals to a Class Wiki.
Give each group a different question, then each
student breaks that down into their own
contribution (you can see who did what)
Collaboration and Knowledge sharing
Students can use several
tools at the same time!
(You might not).
They will teach each other. Help each
other. Motivate each other. They will
apply one tool they learned in Science
to another situation in History.
This is a CRITICAL 21st Century Skill
for our students.
If they are ‘allowed’ to do it, then they
will do it. If more teachers ‘allow’ it
and encourage it, we SHIFT the
mindset towards using 21st Century
Learning and the WHOLE SCHOOL will
see the positive effects it has.
Just one project - is a beginning.
Web2.0 is not an
It’s a mindset.