Food for thought.
There is a room in the
library (which used to
be the courtyard)
which has been loosely
named the “Shane
Space.” The concept is
an alternate and
flexible learning space.
For example, consider;
Students determining how the rom Currently the Learning Innovation Centre are conducting a number of after
will be best set up for the designed school hours web conferences on the use of various devices for education.
learning experience. Access to these can be gained by visiting the course calendar in the
Learning Place. A conference dedicated to the iPod Touch has already
allowing students to choose their
level of comfort for the designed
been completed. You can view the recording of the session here -
learning activity. http://www.learningplace.com.au/deliver/content.asp?pid=44814 If
required, the password will be touch.
Use of this space is through
application to Nigel Hughes. It is not
a bookable space such as the
computer rooms. There is currently no
computer access in this room. More
details will be released as the room is
eLearning in action. Know the rules.
Current school priorities reinforce the importance of literacy across the curriculum. Photographing or videoing
There is an outstanding site called “The Online Writing Lab” which has extensive students.
information on the structure of writing. The site provides specific information for a range
of genres and writing skills, such as constructing arguments. The address for this site is Policy states that personal cameras
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ (including phones) cannot be used for
this purpose. Section 2.2.2 (b) of the
Other useful sites allow the simple creation of literacy activities such as word finds and Code of Conduct forbids storage of
crosswords. Most simply require you to enter a list of words to generate the worksheets. images of students on personal
Try them out; cameras. This would also extend to
other students’ cameras.
Refer to http://education.qld.gov.au/
http://www.learningplace.com.au/deliver/content.asp?pid=28844 respect_for_persons.html for more
As a further challenge, direct your students to create literacy activity worksheets and use
these in class. You could then appraise their literacy through creation of the resource.