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Published on October 25, 2012

Author: brittgow



Presentation prepared for Department of Education, University of Ballarat

A Digital Toolbox for Science Assessment Britt Gow Hawkesdale P12 College

“A decade ago, areview of Australianscience education,revealed manystudents weredisappointed withtheir high schoolscience. Today, thisdisenchantmentcontinues, asevidenced by thedeclining number ofstudents choosing tostudy science insenior secondaryschool.” Prof. S. Cory

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Today’s learner’s are:• Multi-taskers• Digitally literate• Mobile and connected 24/7• Experiential and Social• Visual / spatial learners with• Fast response times & short attention spans

• The Power to Engage• Students use technology already• Its not going to go will only grow• Professional development• Employers want their workers to use internet tools

“If our kids are going to live longer than us, they need tohave a passion for learning to sustain them. Not content knowledge, but learning to learn. One eighth of the 21stcentury is gone already – get cracking with 21st century learning” Stephen Heppell

“Teaching is an art form nota delivery system.”“A tool is only as powerfulas the creativity of theperson who uses it.”“A cupboard full ofinstruments does notproduce music – a suitcaseof web tools does not leadto creativity on it’s own.”Sir Ken Robinson

A “Group Brain”• Richard Olsen – ideasLAB• The “Collective Knowledge Construction” Model•


What is web2.0?• In the beginning, the internet was used for email and static web pages – dissemination of information• Web2.0 uses the internet to allow interaction and collaboration• Web2.0 includes social networking sites, blogs, wikis, photo & video sharing and web applications.

Web 2.0 tools for Assessment:• Wordle/Tagxedo• Wallwisher/Linoit•• Voicethread• Quizlet• Quiz revolution• Google Docs

Wordle for word clouds

Tagxedo for word clouds

Wallwisher for exit slips

Linoit for student feedback for concept maps

Voicethread• Voice• Text• Annotations with colour• Can be embedded in blogs, wikis etc.• Multiple people can comment on images• Can upload photos or videos from files, Flickr• Searchable


Quiz revolution

Google Docs

Products for Assessment• Slideshows > Slideshare• Animations > ToonDo• Cartoons > ComicLife• E-Posters > Glogster• Digital stories > Photostory• Team work > Wikispaces• Mash-ups > Windows Movie Maker; iMovie• Videos > You-Tube; Vimeo

Practical considerations• Does every student have access to devices?• Does every student have internet access?• Preferred learning styles?

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