Published on July 16, 2009
eConfidence & Connection Inspiring and scaffolding our students through eLearning Rachel Boyd Eastnet Cluster Expo, 16 July 2009
Year 2 Classroom teacher
ICT & eLearning Leader
Nelson Central School
Nelson ICT Cluster - 3rd year
eLearning Learning and teaching that is facilitated and supported through the smart use of information and communication technologies Enabling the 21st Century Learner: An eLearning Action Plan for Schools 2006 - 2010
technology as a tool
Technology will never replace teachers.
However, teachers who know how to use technology effectively to help their students connect and collaborate together online will replace those who do not. -Sheryl Nussbaum Beach
Let me introduce my class...
Ahhh... this is better!
the technology toolbox
Tools of the trade...
resources vs resourcefulness
The real value of blogs and wikis is not the tool itself. It’s what the tool enables. - George Siemens, 2005
Purpose: Share learning & experiences http://room9nelsoncentral2009.blogspot.com
A window into our classroom for parents/ caregivers as well as Principal/ Senior Staff etc and the wider community
Provides an authentic audience for student writing: an audience of peers, parents/ caregivers and relatives
Feedback/feedforward and meaningful comments to students.
Blogs need to be a communication device for conversation, not just a display space. View your blog as a conversation with the world. Jeff Utecht, 2007 [paraphrased from K12 Online presentation]
Putting structures in place so that even 6 year olds can be eConfident
Room 9 Daily
Text Naming computers
Visual help sheets
Monitoring blog Hit Counter
Harnessing the power of comments
Tracking & celebrating comments
Our elearning “Hub” http://room9nelsoncentral.wikispaces.com/
Reading taskboard activity Reading & Commenting on Class Blogs
Reading/Maths taskboard activity Educational Games (delicious)
Promote Student Ownership
e Class Newsletters
The 4 B’s Be Prepared Back up Plan Buddy up Break up session
Web 2.0 tools are like my personal smorgasbord of ‘possibilities’ I make it my business to know and experiment personally with ones I feel can benefit learning
http:// www.flickr.com/ photos/ehsasnz/ 3462472546/in/ set-721576055683 27473/
Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching, but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning -NZC pg 36
Possibilities for connection Blog buddies
Possibilities for connection Connected Classrooms via Skype
Possibilities for connection Start your own TV station
Purpose know what you want students to achieve or accomplish
Scaffold the learning using ICTs - just like we do naturally in our classrooms
Build on learning not stand-alone topics or activities based on skills etc. Base everything on your current classroom learning topics/programmes.
Break teaching & instruction into manageable chunks
Resist the urge to teach programmes, skills etc. ‘just in case’
Teach skills in authentic contexts
Dabbling with technology
Old things in Old Ways
Old things in New Ways
New things in New Ways
Never before have many of these opportunities been available
Give your teaching practice a shake up
How are you connecting your classroom to the world?
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow -John Dewey Image from: www.neverg.co.uk
Finally... Use your electricity for more than light -Sears Catalogue, Spring, 1917
Thanks! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or queries. email@example.com http://rachelboyd.wikispaces.com http://nelsoncentral.wikispaces.com
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