That’s Wiki-licious ULearn10 Oct 2010

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Melissa Julian's presentation at ULearn10 Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Breakout 5a, Friday 8th October 2010.

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That’s Wiki-licious ULearn10 Oct 2010

  1. 1. That’s Wiki-licious! Motivating learners via eLearning tools - making it work in the classroom and on a Wiki. By Melissa Julian Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership
  2. 2. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian About Me <ul><li>Westmere School </li></ul><ul><li>2010 = eLearning </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning Leader </li></ul><ul><li>4 laptops & 1 Data Projector </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian This session… <ul><li>Introduce the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning tools </li></ul><ul><li>Managing eLearning in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Implications </li></ul><ul><li>Question Time </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a Wiki? www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian
  5. 5. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Why did I choose a Wiki? <ul><li>A place to publish </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Wall of the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the home > school link </li></ul><ul><li>Link to websites safely </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage peer feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Model editing & proofreading </li></ul><ul><li>Has a safety option to ‘revert’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Getting it all started <ul><li>Took time to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Started by publishing photos </li></ul><ul><li>& videos </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of discussion with children </li></ul><ul><li>about keeping themselves safe online </li></ul><ul><li>D:CS14 2010Wooly Bear is lovelyAngus Wooly Bear.MOV </li></ul>
  7. 7. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using <ul><ul><li>www.vocaroo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple online tool to record voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option to link or embed to your website/wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves the audio for 6 months </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using <ul><li>PhotoStory3 – use photos to make movies </li></ul><ul><li>Great way to USE digital photos </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>Record voice, add text, add transitions, music </li></ul>
  9. 9. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using <ul><li>Download the software www.microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.melissajulian.wikispaces.com for links to tutorials </li></ul>
  10. 10. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using <ul><li>www.wallwisher.com </li></ul><ul><li>Online brainstorming tool </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can add a ‘sticky’ </li></ul><ul><li>Move sticky, group ideas and add URL </li></ul><ul><li>Embed each Wallwisher onto your website/wiki </li></ul>
  11. 11. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using
  12. 12. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using <ul><li>www.wordle.net </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a cool ‘word cloud’ of your words </li></ul><ul><li>Embed the Wordle onto your website/wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Great literacy tool </li></ul>
  13. 13. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using Hot tip: Type ideas into MS Word and copy words over to Wordle – saves losing your ideas by pressing ‘back’ key!
  14. 14. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using <ul><li>www.dvolver.com </li></ul><ul><li>Simple comic-like animations with single/multiple scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Select from set characters, scenes and plots </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent literacy tool </li></ul><ul><li>Embed onto your website/wiki </li></ul>
  15. 15. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Cool eLearning tools we’re using
  16. 16. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian How do I make it work in the classroom? <ul><li>Model to whole class using a projector </li></ul><ul><li>Initially found it really stressful </li></ul><ul><li>Children dependent on my knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Experts Wall’ concept </li></ul><ul><li>Children became independent immediately </li></ul>
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  22. 22. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Integrating eLearning into Planning <ul><li>Set time aside in your planning to teach experts </li></ul><ul><li>Include eLearning with Instructional group time when teaching new skills </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t feel guilty </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, the children are still learning! </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise experts – increase independence </li></ul>
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  26. 26. The key to successful integration of eLearning tools in my classroom= The Experts Wall www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian
  27. 27. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Where to find The Experts Wall templates <ul><li>www.melissajulian.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own templates to suit your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in the time to teach experts </li></ul><ul><li>Might just transform your pedagogy! </li></ul>
  28. 28. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Children as Teachers <ul><li>Parent eLearning Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Parents let us know what they wanted to learn (Wallwisher) </li></ul><ul><li>Children planned & wrote instructions independently </li></ul><ul><li>Really powerful seeing the children leading </li></ul><ul><li>The Experts concept was key </li></ul>
  29. 29. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Implications / Internet Safety for children <ul><li>Does your school have an online safety policy? </li></ul><ul><li>Should children share their name online? </li></ul><ul><li>Should children’s names be with their photos? </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure online policy is known amongst school community </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly refer back to online rules with children </li></ul><ul><li>Co-construct online expectations with children </li></ul>“ It is really important to teach safety skills and how cyber security works at a young age.” M Cocker
  30. 30. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Implications / Internet Safety for children “ It is really important to teach safety skills and how cyber security works at a young age.” M Cocker
  31. 31. <ul><li>The internet initially was seen as something that wasn't tremendously different from TV or broadcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>However, that all changed with the advent of Web2 enabling active participation in the web . </li></ul><ul><li>… It is important that we have done all that we can to prepare them (children) for the challenges that this period will bring. </li></ul><ul><li>… We are wise to provide them access to those technologies in a supervised way in advance of their independent use, and provide advice and assistance dealing with issues that arise .  </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes from Martin Cocker, Netsafe Executive Director </li></ul>www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian
  32. 32. www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Melissa Julian Recap
  33. 33. That’s Wiki-licious! Motivating learners via eLearning tools - making it work in the classroom and on a Wiki. By Melissa Julian Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership [email_address] www.melissajulian.wikispaces.com www.room14discovery.wikispaces.com Feel free to email me if you have any questions or queries. I’m happy to support you!

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