eConfidence & Connection - Inspiring and Scaffolding our Students through eLearning

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16 July 2009

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eConfidence & Connection - Inspiring and Scaffolding our Students through eLearning

  1. 1. eConfidence & Connection Inspiring and scaffolding our students through eLearning Rachel Boyd Eastnet Cluster Expo, 16 July 2009
  2. 2. Rachel Boyd
  3. 3. 7 years
  4. 4. Year 2 Classroom teacher
  5. 5. ICT & eLearning Leader
  6. 6. Nelson Central School
  7. 7. Nelson ICT Cluster - 3rd year
  8. 8. eLearning Learning and teaching that is facilitated and supported through the smart use of information and communication technologies Enabling the 21st Century Learner: An eLearning Action Plan for Schools 2006 - 2010
  9. 9. technology as a tool
  10. 10. http://tinyurl.com/2w2r97
  11. 11. Technology will never replace teachers.
  12. 12. However, teachers who know how to use technology effectively to help their students connect and collaborate together online will replace those who do not. -Sheryl Nussbaum Beach
  13. 13. Let me introduce my class...
  14. 14. Ahhh... this is better!
  15. 15. the technology toolbox
  16. 16. Tools of the trade...
  17. 17. resources vs resourcefulness
  18. 18. Class
  19. 19. The real value of blogs and wikis is not the tool itself. It’s what the tool enables. - George Siemens, 2005
  20. 20. Purpose: Share learning & experiences http://room9nelsoncentral2009.blogspot.com
  21. 21. A window into our classroom for parents/ caregivers as well as Principal/ Senior Staff etc and the wider community
  22. 22. Provides an authentic audience for student writing: an audience of peers, parents/ caregivers and relatives
  23. 23. global audience
  24. 24. Feedback/feedforward and meaningful comments to students.
  25. 25. Blogs need to be a communication device for conversation, not just a display space. View your blog as a conversation with the world. Jeff Utecht, 2007 [paraphrased from K12 Online presentation]
  26. 26. The Journey...
  27. 27. Putting structures in place so that even 6 year olds can be eConfident
  28. 28. Room 9 Daily
  29. 29. Text Naming computers
  30. 30. Visual help sheets
  31. 31. Classroom Responsibilities
  32. 32. Email monitors
  33. 33. Monitoring blog Hit Counter
  34. 34. Harnessing the power of comments
  35. 35. Tracking & celebrating comments
  36. 36. Global Visitors
  37. 37. Our elearning “Hub” http://room9nelsoncentral.wikispaces.com/
  38. 38. Reading taskboard activity Reading & Commenting on Class Blogs
  39. 39. Reading/Maths taskboard activity Educational Games (delicious)
  40. 40. IWB Structure
  41. 41. C3B4ME
  42. 42. Class “Experts”
  43. 43. Promote Student Ownership
  44. 44. e Class Newsletters
  45. 45. The 4 B’s Be Prepared Back up Plan Buddy up Break up session
  46. 46. Web 2.0
  47. 47. Web 2.0 tools are like my personal smorgasbord of ‘possibilities’ I make it my business to know and experiment personally with ones I feel can benefit learning
  48. 48. http:// www.flickr.com/ photos/ehsasnz/ 3462472546/in/ set-721576055683 27473/
  49. 49. Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching, but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning -NZC pg 36
  50. 50. Possibilities for connection Blog buddies
  51. 51. Possibilities for connection Connected Classrooms via Skype
  52. 52. Possibilities for connection Start your own TV station
  53. 53. http://2009meadowbankroom23.blogspot.com/
  54. 54. Purpose know what you want students to achieve or accomplish
  55. 55. Scaffold the learning using ICTs - just like we do naturally in our classrooms
  56. 56. Build on learning not stand-alone topics or activities based on skills etc. Base everything on your current classroom learning topics/programmes.
  57. 57. Break teaching & instruction into manageable chunks
  58. 58. Resist the urge to teach programmes, skills etc. ‘just in case’
  59. 59. Teach skills in authentic contexts
  60. 60. Technology Use
  61. 61. Dabbling with technology
  62. 62. Old things in Old Ways
  63. 63. Old things in New Ways
  64. 64. New things in New Ways
  65. 65. Never before have many of these opportunities been available
  66. 66. Give your teaching practice a shake up
  67. 67. How are you connecting your classroom to the world?
  68. 68. “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow -John Dewey Image from: www.neverg.co.uk
  69. 69. Finally... Use your electricity for more than light -Sears Catalogue, Spring, 1917
  70. 70. Thanks! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or queries. rachelboyd@xtra.co.nz http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com http://nelsoncentral.wikispaces.com
  71. 71. Image: 'X-Factor' www.flickr.com/photos/44921934@N00/153570089 Image: 'We are all connected.' www.flickr.com/photos/77436208@N00/2885783824 mage: 'Today´s Mood!' www.flickr.com/photos/46425925@N00/589634601 Image: 'Cat-5 Cable' www.flickr.com/photos/36045027@N00/2054206709 Image: 'world on a table (#153)' www.flickr.com/photos/51035824839@N01/1362273975 Image: 'Atlas, it's time for your bath' www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/440672445 Image: 'Ioni's world DSC01433' www.flickr.com/photos/99037763@N00/346630496 Image: 'LED light bulb' www.flickr.com/photos/80378665@N00/3486761520 Image: 'Rake & shovel' www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/1932087056 Image: 'Tools Box' www.flickr.com/photos/95521796@N00/267952677 Image: 'Chocolate Tools' www.flickr.com/photos/37921614@N00/3312115991 Image Image: 'dream (Μεσοράχη)' www.flickr.com/photos/29393867@N07/3122312714 Image: 'colored pencils' www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00/394688842 Image: 'Chinese Buffet 05' www.flickr.com/photos/80657042@N00/31248717 http://headrush.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/justincase.jpg Image: 'Newspaper' www.flickr.com/photos/9619972@N08/2781329487 Image: 'It's a Braun definitely' www.flickr.com/photos/8381313@N08/2974311231 Image: '2nd February 2005' www.flickr.com/photos/51035609331@N01/4148536 Credits Image: 'Never' www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/505108723 Image: 'Confeti!' www.flickr.com/photos/34708734@N00/3032539991 Image: 'Nabla' www.flickr.com/photos/12131226@N03/2904900833 Image: 'Almost done' www.flickr.com/photos/99909414@N00/358289737 Image: 'Web 2.0' www.flickr.com/photos/29931767@N00/146865077 Image: 'Ride to the Windmills' www.flickr.com/photos/43646035@N00/557368492 Image: 'Bored as' www.flickr.com/photos/15206701@N08/2957986596 Image: 'nuttin like a lick-o-butter' www.flickr.com/photos/46275835@N00/305470761 Image: 'Delicious Cookies : Project365 : Photo 28' www.flickr.com/photos/81183332@N00/402912413 Image: 'Poems from a parking lot' www.flickr.com/photos/61787893@N00/374931099 Image: 'Trust us, we're expert' www.flickr.com/photos/35034348187@N01/35555985 Image: 'Uneasy Truce' www.flickr.com/photos/48600090482@N01/238643986 Image: 'Solea's Time...' www.flickr.com/photos/14536932@N00/50735676 Image: 'Criptoportico' www.flickr.com/photos/68799045@N00/47721832 Image: 'high lights' www.flickr.com/photos/68539663@N00/231349202 Image: 'i see' www.flickr.com/photos/9304463@N08/2069506527 mage: '“There are no extra pieces in the+universe.+Everyone+is+here+because+he+or+she+has+a+place+to+fill,+and +every+piece+must+fit+itself+into+the+big+jigsaw+puzzle.”'

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