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App titude for learning rscon3 heidi siwak


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Reform Symposium 3: Heidi Siwak's project-based learning app project with class 62

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App titude for learning rscon3 heidi siwak

  1. 1. Heidi Siwak Grade 6 Teacher Dundas Central Ontario And The Amazing Class 62 Thanks to … Ian Chia, Esa Heltulla, Cynthia Jabar App-titude For Learning
  2. 2. My Hope For You <ul><li>How Learning Can Be </li></ul><ul><li>Process For Getting There </li></ul>
  3. 3. Class 62
  4. 4. Our Project <ul><li>Created the content for an Augmented Reality Tourism App for the town of Dundas that can be downloaded to iPhone or iPad through the App Store </li></ul>
  5. 5. Huh? <ul><li>Tourism brochure for a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Design – User Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate and Make Decisions </li></ul>
  6. 6. The seed of an idea grew from a blog post. (Google hosted)
  7. 7. Collaboration over twitter
  8. 8. My Confession <ul><li>I Didn’t Actually Own a </li></ul>Don’t Be Afraid
  9. 9. Real World Learning Allows Chaos/Uncertainty Connects Students to Experts Technology Trust Students are the Decision Makers Real Project =Real Audience = High Engagement
  10. 10. Decision Making <ul><li>Students Discuss, Plan, Decide </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Facilitates </li></ul>
  11. 11. Discussion and Planning
  12. 12. Maturity <ul><li>If you don’t get the site you want </li></ul><ul><li>are you going to cry about it? </li></ul><ul><li>Justin C. </li></ul><ul><li>Me </li></ul>User Experience
  13. 13. Real World Learning <ul><li>Allows individual strengths to become </li></ul><ul><li>VISIBLE </li></ul>
  14. 14. Seating Plans Disappear
  15. 15. Blogged questions for Ian
  16. 16. Skype
  17. 18. Design Advice
  18. 19. Template
  19. 20. Learning to Crop and Resize
  20. 21. Mapping – GPS Location
  21. 22. Esa – Wordpress: Content Management Site
  22. 25. Problems???? <ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Interruptions </li></ul><ul><li>EQAO </li></ul><ul><li>Lab was shutdown </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Me </li></ul>
  23. 26. Worth Doing? Working with professionals has been so amazing for me. How we got to talk to them via Skype and Twitter … just so cool . Knowing that people are following what we are doing and are interested makes me not want to give up on the app project When I go home and go on Mrs. Siwak’s blog and sometimes see my name in one of the posts, it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished more. Being able to contribute to the app project has made me feel like I was important.
  24. 27. Impact <ul><li>I didn’t know my students were also tweeting! </li></ul>
  25. 28. The Reveal <ul><li>Class 62’s App </li></ul><ul><li>BETA VERSION </li></ul>
  26. 33. Links <ul><li>21 Century Classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>@heidisiwak </li></ul><ul><li> - our proposed plan </li></ul><ul><li> - our collaborative wiki for curriculum planning </li></ul><ul><li> - a version of the Augmented Reality app used commercially by a regional tourism board </li></ul><ul><li>Ian Chia @ianchia Cynthia Jabar @cynthiajabar Esa Hultella @idevbooks </li></ul>
  27. 34. Other Real World Learning Projects <ul><li>Thomas Tallis School of Creativity – designs their own school uniforms </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The School at Columbia University redesigns school furniture </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>