Published on October 25, 2012
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
Created online with “Create-A-Graph”http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/index.asp
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 away...it 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• http://www.ideaslab.edu.au/design-lab/ckc/
How do we CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE and LEARN COLLECTIVELY atHAWKEDALE P12 COLLEGE?
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• Bubbl.us• Voicethread• Quizlet• Quiz revolution• Google Docs
Wordle for word clouds
Tagxedo for word clouds
Wallwisher for exit slips
Linoit for student feedbackhttp://linoit.com/users/brittgow/canvases/Web2.0%20tools%20I%20have%20used
Bubbl.us 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
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?
Digital toolbox A list of apps and sites that can be used by teachers wanting to incorporate technology into their classrooms.
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