Please begin by using the comments link on this post
to share your personal learning goals for this workshop.
I have the pleasure of facilitating another 2 Day workshop for the Studies of Asia group at the Victorian department of education. Lindy Stirling, State Advisor, Studies of Asia (see the Studies of Asia Wiki) has organised this session at the Clifton’s in Melbourne’s beautiful CBD.
Studies of Asia Links
- Studies of Asia wiki
- Units of Work – from Studies of Asia Wiki
- Asia Education Curriculum
- Asia Education Student Activities
Activity 1: Great examples from previous Studies of Asia Workshops
To get a sense of what we will be creating over the next two days, please explore the work created by participants in previous sessions. Try to notice the features, strategies and benefits gained from such a learning platform.
- Grey Matters
- Jenny’s Blog
- LSC Indonesian Blog
- Maffra Indo
- Low Down on Learning
- Discovery Centre HCC’s Blog
- Smcdon32’s Blog
- Jessica’s Blog (notice the Poll)
- Come and play with us – Prep L 2010
- Em80’s Blog
- Prep T Rocks!
- Purplelly’s Blog
- Japanese Culture – A resource for students at St Anthony’s Primary School
- Deana’s Blog (good use of podcast player)
- Melody’s Blog (excellent use of video, images and text)
- Sass Scribbles – (excellent use of the “blogroll” or links)
- Asian Literacy @ L.P.S Blog (excellent integration of media and continued use)
- Wild’s Epic Nihongo Blog! – and what it can become with ongoing use!
Brainstorm what you noticed using shared a shared Stixy board or Twiddla
and debrief Web 2.0 terminology
Activity 2: Creating Your Smart Online Space
- Get a WordPress Blog
- Change the theme
- Make a Post
- Embed YouTube (remember &rel=0)
- Try TubeChop.com
- Get Firefox for extensions like the video downloader?
- Embed all kinds of media in WordPress (maps, images, documents or polls?)
Fine-tuning your Blog
- Comment Settings
- Siderbar widgets
- Various How-to Videos from WordPress
- Add as a link to your Sidebar (video) or Add a link (page)
Activity 3: Look to Learn : : Learn to Look
- Look to Learn – overview
- Look to Learn Web site
- Look to Learn Sample Prompts
- Thinking Routines overview
- Thinking Routines from the Visible Thinking team at Harvard
- Article on Making Thinking Visible by David Perkins
- Miniature Earth
- VisionShift: Whose Future?
- “I Can”
- Nuclear Giving
- There’s Data in them ther Kids (cartoon)
- The Global Rich List (interactive site)
Activity 4 – Web 2 Tools
Download the Web 2 Tools Overview handout and paste in the Tools Panel for your site.
Day 2 – Personalising Your Learning to Personalise Student Learning
Paths to Personal Success
Download the pdf for Tom’s strategies.
Path 1: Create 3 – 5 Look to Learn Activities for your students
Path 2: Enrich your site with content and rich media
- Netvibes – Tom’s Strategies and Studies of Asia Resources
- iTunes – Embed a podcast with a player
- TED / YouTube Channels
- Add the Tools Panel for your site (and use these icons to edit it for yourself?)
Path 3: Create a ClassPortal
Manage your Rich Media Links
- (Social Bookmarking explained by Common Craft)
- Diigo Social Bookmarks: get the toolbar, login and start bookmarking!
- Consider joining or pinching from the Look to Learn Diigo Group
- Revisit the Look to Learn site to bookmark what you like
- Simple English Wikipedia on China – regular China page.
Piecing together Digital Learning
1. Smart Online Environment
- Your current space or WordPress.com
- Get a Blog
- Modify the Blog’s Appearance
- Settings for success
- Making a Post – embedding YouTube
- Creating a Page
2. Rich Resources
- Get a Diigo Account
- RSS Feeds from Netvibes
- Set up a page of feeds
- Add it as a link from your blog
- iTunes – browse and subscribe
- YouTube / TubeChop
- TED Talks
3. Digital Learning Pedagogy
- Dispositions, Habits of Mind, Intrinsic Motivation
- Look to Learn
- WebQuests 2.0
4. Self-managed Learning Framework for students
- The Remembered 20%
- Map Skills to Hit 50
- The Students’ Half
Important – please complete this form (made with jotform)
42 thoughts on “Studies of Asia in Melbourne”
I would like to learn how to integrate ICT and Asia studies in my 1/2 class.
Main goals for the following two days is to gain knowledge and of some practical and engaging ways of incorporating studies of Asia within our curriculum.
I would like to increase the use of ICT in my classroom, and have a much better understanding of how it could help me and my students with their learning.
I would like to learn how I could further incorporate studies of asia into my classes learning.
I am hoping to find and learn how to utilise some fantastic online tools and resources to use with P-6 students.
To improve my understanding and use of Web 2.0 technologies and to leave here with ideas to implement in the classroom.
goalsfor this Pd are –
1. sample some new ideas to support learning
2. increase the resources the school has available to further develop and target learning
3. support teachers to include studies of asia in their teaching
My learning goals for 2 days are to explore what people have done for the “Studis of Asia” and develop units of work (if possible) which can apply to the classroom at school.
Given that the students have only 1 class a week, how will this session enhance their learning.
Looking to increase the use of, and effective incorporation of ICT in the classroom to assist student learning and engagement
Looking forward to seeing ways ICT can be integrated into a range of classroom topics (inc asia) and seeing some new web 2.0 sites.
Hoping to become more confident and learning about the different programs available.
I would like to learn how to integrate ICT into our Asian Studies program for our grade 5 students and also find out what is available to assist with the teaching of Indonesian as a LOTE study for grade 6.
To find some clear and accessible ways of implementing further ICT into our newly developed LOTE program.
To become more adept at using ICT as an interactive communication tool with our students.
Today I would like to learn more about Asian Studies, as that is our focus for the term, and some ways to incorporate ICT into an Asian Studies and/or LOTE lesson.
I would like to learn more about different ICT approaches to engage students in studies of Asia.
I would like to learn how to integrate ICT & Asia studies into my 5/6 class in an engaging, interesting & fun way!
I would like to learn practical and engaging ways i can incorporate ICT into my program on a regular basis.
1. Using ipods effectively e.g. podcasts and apps for language learning
2. Tools/resources for communicating with others
3. Self study/self guiding techniques for students
4. Assessment tools and ideas for asian languages
I will be teaching a unit on the (hi)story of China to year 10. I couch it in terms of “How to Interrogate the Story”. I want to make it up to date and captivating!
I would like to gain more understanding about how to use ICT more effectively in a 5/6 classroom, particularly with studies of Asia.
I aim to learn about web 2 tools that will help teachers engage students with studies of Asia.
I would like to learn how to incorporate studies of Asia using ICT as a learning tool – Grade 3/4.
Integrating Studies of Asia effectively at Yrs 3&4 – using ICT resources in the classroom
I would like to know how to use ICT to increase the level of skill of independent learning in my LOTE lessons for level 3/4 (grade 3-6).
Have a good day.
Integrate Studies Of Asia within a Prep-6 curriculum looking at how it can be modified for a juniour school level and extended for senior school so thay it can be delivered by teachers effectively
My site is:
Site is : yarrasoa.wordpress.com
HEre’s my wordpress
Thanks for an amazing two days! I’ve learnt lots and can’t wait to keep learning so much more!! Best PD I’ve been to! Cheers!
Thanks Tom. As the saying goes… You are never to old to learn!
Thanks for the full and active sessions – great it to get us going
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My brain hurts!!
My website is http://www.sunsonginmel.wordpress.com.
Thank you for this great workshop!
Thanks Tom, for your patience. I would have liked to have heard more about your pedagogical ideas but I guess I can read what you write. The social theorist/economist that I was talking about is called Amartya Sen. I think you would enjoy reading his work and about his influence in education.
Had a great two days and really got some practical ideas for using the blog in my classes.
I have found these two days to be very valuable and informative.
Thanks Tom and the organisers.
Thank you 😉 excellent PD!