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) and local educators have organised this session in historic Ballarat.
After adding your comment, you might like to download the handouts for this 2 Day Workshop
Participants’ Completed Web sites (in 2 Days!)
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.
- Melissa A
- Maddison C
- Finley S
- Oriana R
- Carolyn C
- Jenny B
- Thea S
- Gregory S
- Anne G
- Prep T Rocks!
- Maffra Indo
- David S
- Helen C
- Rachael L
- Chris E
- Julie M
- Pete B
- Andrew P
- Wild’s Epic Nihongo Blog!
- Japanese Culture
- Asian Literacy @ L.P.S Blog – Great PD WebQuest on Asian Cultures
Brainstorm what you noticed using a shared Stixy board
(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 (see the Tubechop Update tutorial)
- 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)
Day 2 – Personalising Your Learning to Personalise Student Learning
Paths to Personal Success – Twiddla EtherPad
Path 1: Create 3 – 5 Look to Learn Activities for your students
- Export / Import to begin new blog?
- Copy / Paste this Post into your blog?
- WordPress Lessons
Path 2: Web 2 Tools
- Download the Web 2 Tools Overview handout and paste in the Tools Panel for your site.
- Tutorial: Add a New Page
Path 3: Enrich your site with content and rich media
- Netvibes – Lindy’s Cambodia Resources
- RSS in Plain English (Common Craft)
- Tutorial: Add a Link
- Tom’s Strategies and Studies of Asia Resources
- Tutorial: Add a Netvibes Feed
- iTunes – Embed a podcast with a player
- Add Flickr images through Creative Commons Advanced Search
- TED / YouTube Channels
- Add the Tools Panel for your site (and use these icons to edit it for yourself?)
- Use Dropbox for online file storage (podcasts)
Path 4: 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
- Lindy’s Diigo Studies of Asia Group: Join this Group.
Path 5: Create a ClassPortal
- About ClassPortals
- ClassPortal Topics
- “Chapter 1”
- Contribute to Wikipedia? – Simple English Wikipedia on China vs. regular China page
Path 6: Create Specific Learning Activities
- Examples from Tom’s Six Paths to China
Path 7: CEQ•ALL – Student-managed Learning
- Pedagogies slides (download and play)
- CEQ•ALL Rubric (pdf)
- CEQ•ALL Rationale article
- CEQ•ALL Profiles (pdf)
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23 thoughts on “Studying Asia & ICTs in Ballarat”
Over the 2 days I expect to enrich my students with new materials for their weekly webquests in years 7,8,9 and VCE
To create learning experiences that will better student outcomes.
To find efficient and effective strategies to empower students with ICT skills.
What kinds of things are you doing at the moment to do with ICT, Cain?
Are you doing anything relating to an Asian theme?
At the moment I’ve been using the Ultranet as a compass for my students’ research into features of particular countries (Groups of 6). They’ve been putting their findings together on a wiki that they can then use to generate a project using another program of their choosing (Photostory/powerpoint)
Can we use today as a basis for PD activities for staff – offer different workshops depending on level of skills for Thursday sessions?
I am hoping to come away from this 2 day workshop with skills and knowledge to take back to the children using ICT in conjunction with Studies of Asia to implement in classrooms
– To learn more about the efficient use of ICT for general use within my classes;
– Develop a broader skill base in order to run PD with our staff;
– Broaden my understanding of Asia particularly relating to teaching topics from within the Humanities domain.
I also would like to learn about the efficient use of ICT for general use within my classes, particularly in my Japanese classes.
I want to use ideas from today and fit it into existing plans for school/class programs, also use as training sessions for ultranet PD.
I would like to learn what content areas to embed into ICT, so that I can support my staff in implementing our studies of asia program. I would also like to build a bank of resources and activities for us to use in our school. To have a clear pathway and direction in our program. I already know how to use blogs, wiki’s, how to embed youtube videos etc, so any other web 2.0 tools I learn will be great.
I am down the road if you need help.”Iam old but so wise like my father before me said'(Cat Stevens)
I think the idea of creating a bank of resources using ICT is great. Knowing how to use blogs, wikis Etc. is something we have in common, using them in an effective manner and building on these skills is important and something I’m eager to learn.
I’m hoping to establish some contact with a Japanese primary school so my students will be able to communicate with them via skype or emailing.
I’d also like to improve and add to my ultranet space to make it more engaging and useful for students.
Looking forward to the sessions.
Have you got a sister school in Japan? It is a beautiful country to visit!
Hi Jasmine – make sure we don’t lose this goal of finding a class to collaborate with as we dig deep into ICTs. Lindy can help you with the BRIDGE program. Welcome!
I hope to refresh and build on my knowledge (and skills) of how to use ICT in the classroom. I want to develop some practical approaches for linking Asian Studies with ICT in the Humanities and English classroom. I plan to take what I learn here back to both these KLAs.
I agree that practical appoaches to the link between Asia studies and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) is important. Employers need these skills in todays busy international trade environment.
Web 2 ideas
increased knowledge of Asia
increased number of links with like minded people
ideas on how to increase ITC in the classroom
Sharing of knowledge and ideas
If you can help me with the Asia content, I can help you with the ICT area.
Hi Allan. please make sure to let me know how I can stretch what you already know and not have to repeating familiar things. Thanks
Maybe we can work as a team in regards to Studies of Asia
Great Idea Gayle