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  • Welcome – Firstly we are going to look at why e-learning and then at TGS e-learning.
  • In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. During the 1990's a new group of cognitive psychologists, lead by Lorin Anderson (a former student of Bloom), updated the taxonomy to reflect relevance to current learning. Learning of reading, writing and math with most of it being rote learnt (remembering) and very little creation.
  • NOWeducators like Crocket, Jukes and Churches believe It is no longer enough that we educate only to only the traditional literacies. If students are to survive, let alone thrive, in the 21st-century culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and access to global labour markets, then independent thinking, creative thinking, hold the highest currency. To be competent and capable in the 21st century requires a completely different set of skills. These 21st-century fluencies - Information Fluency, Solution Fluency, Creativity Fluency, Media Fluency, Collaboration Fluency, and embracing all of these is Digital Citizenship.
  • Dr David Parsons, Associate Professor, Massey University explains the need to teach higher level thinking skills and develop key competencies using technology to prepare students for the 21st century.
  • E-learning fits with Key Competencies of self-managing, students as participators and contributors, thinkers, conveyors of information and collaborators.
  • Independence , students take more control of own learning, they are able to practice the art of analyising information using the internet work in teams more having to communicate their ideas and present their work, learn technology skills and become experts, independent, creative and they create more often, viewing more media become aware of what’s what, can communicate/collabrate with other countries, create more multimedia (visual, sound, movement, drama etc integrating the many learning styles, learning not limited to school, improves self esteem
  • Research is becoming available which demonstrates that learning with modern digital tools is improving students achievement and engagement with learning.
  • Many secondary schools going towards BYOD
    NZCEA – looking at putting courses and exams online
    Curriculum being offered online
  • classrooms that has a lot of digital tools to use
    classrooms with students of mixed ability
    learning is not designed around the technology, the technology is used if it is the best tool for the learning
    students make a choice of what method and materials they are going to use to complete particular activities
    students use a range of Web2 tools to share and collaborate with a much wider audience
  • We still have handwriting both using the ipad and pen and spelling we use spelling city app for this.
    Math is cross grouped with the whole
    Will are still be part of senior/intermediate Teams and go to Poutama and sport etc
    Next year we are introducing students to coding and will a variety of levels looking at learning this language.
    What ever a team decides on for their theme/ topic - will work out best solution for students learning to achieve this. Inquiry process/ musical/ podcasting etc
    There will be cross-curricular activities – writing, reading, topic - inquiry learning and project based activities.
    Some aspects are timetabled
    There will still be expectations that need to be met - writing genre sessions, reading groups and target skill sessions
    Reading books are still in the classroom and students still have the choice to use pen and paper.
    It will be same but with more choice on how to create and deliver their findings – reading, maths, topic but will be delivered through their Google Docs, Edmodo app, and mathletics etc. They can go home and continue to work on things.
    Students can show you what they have done by looking on ipads/ evernote portfolio and through class blogs
  • All students will spend term one focusing on how to be a good digital citizen - relevant to their age and stage – then the discussions /ideas and needs based teaching continues throughout the year.
  • The iPad uses the tactile ‘touch and gesture’ interface, which makes for a far more engaging user experience than the ‘point and click’ input method of laptop operating systems.
    Students who have a personal iPad tend to visit their lessons more often on their own time, Pre-iPad, learning was somewhat restrained by the start of the school day and the end of the school day. It has made a learning environment that is much more personalised and that much more convenient.
    Developers are producing imaginative apps which allow users to work and create in new ways. For example, the various drawing apps which allow artists to have a virtual canvas which is large enough to be functional, yet mobile enough to be taken anywhere. Music apps which enable users to create music in new and interesting ways. literacy apps that bring learning to a whole new level, ‘sketchboards’ for creative note-taking, planning and idea generation, countless reference and information based apps provide learners with a rich and engaging device for learning. Plus the ability to access the internet, watch videos, play audio, view photos and read books all on one device, makes the iPad a revolutionary learning tool with huge potential.
    Book creators / now able to publish own material - Art apps etc.
    This is what they will use in their everyday lives from now on. Learning in a safe environment the challenges of being a digital native will give them good grasp of using the tools of the future in a positive way.
  • Elearn 2013 parent meet

    1. 1. Gardens School E-learning 2013-14 E-learning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere
    2. 2. Learning? Past Blooms - 1956 1990s
    3. 3. Why E-Learning? Future Literacy is Not Enough by Lee Crockett, Ian Jukes • and Andrew Churches
    4. 4. • Future-focused-learning-and-teaching
    5. 5. Fits well with the Key Competencies: NZ Curriculum • Thinking • Using language, symbols and texts • Managing self • Relating to others • Participating and contributing
    6. 6. WHAT DOES AN E-LEARNING CLASS ACHIEVE? • learners are more independent • more self directed learning occurs • development of higher order thinking skills • communicators and collaborators • technology literate and adept • learners are more independent • creative and adaptive • more media savvy • global learning opportunities • have multimodal learning styles • life long learners & anywhere anytime learners • improves student's self esteem
    8. 8. The Future • Many secondary schools going towards BYOD • NZCEA – looking at putting courses and exams online • Curriculum being offered online • Name schools
    9. 9. What does an e-learning classroom look like?
    10. 10. What does e-learning CURRICULUM look like? Sport
    11. 11. Why ipads at TGS? •Engaging and simple to use •Students learning at their own pace •Powerful and portable device •Encourages creativity •Preparing our students for a digital future
    12. 12. tools to achieve desired outcomes Cloud Computing ★ By using ... Google Apps Education Edition, Edmodo, Evernote Wikis/Blogs ★ Web 2.0 tools that can be used to showcase and share work Digital Portfolios ★ A place for students and teachers to keep a record of learning/publishing. Plus a variety of other software available on the internet like Skype and Vimeo etc
    13. 13. What equipment will be in the class • personal ipad - email, dictionary, ibooks, internet research, subject • apps, keynote, pages, garageband, comic life, imovie, • GoogleEarth, NZ Herald etc • 12 laptops for…creating, Mathletics, word processing etc • 4 desktop computers for ... music, movie making etc • 5 cameras • 1 video • 1 mimio (interactive whiteboard) • mimio view • flip movie cameras • Shared electronic keyboard
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    15. 15. Questions