Welcome to the Studies of Asia Regional Workshop
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 the Hume region.
After adding your comment, you might like to download the handouts for this 2 Day Workshop.
Studies of Asia Links
- Studies of Asia wiki
- Units of Work – from Studies of Asia Wiki
- Asia Education Curriculum
- Asia Education Student Activities
Web sites Created by Hume Region Participants
- Mamiko S
- Helen B
- Mirna G
- Shane W
- Ellen S
- Nina A
- Louise T
- Narelle S
- Bree C
- Ayako M
- Natalie R
- Keiko S
- Rhys S
- Jacinta W
- Christa R
- Matt D
- Chloe H
- Felicity B
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.
- Carolyn C
- Jenny B
- Prep T Rocks!
- Maffra Indo
- 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
Activity 2: Creating Your Smart Online Space
- Get a WordPress Blog (Tom’s Sample 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
- Which is the Real China?
- Nuclear Giving
- Chris Jordan
- There’s Data in them ther Kids (cartoon)
- The Global Rich List (interactive site)
Looking with Images
- Pictures of the Week – from Time Magazine – Use this feature regularly to keep up with current events as well as challenge each other to interpret the message and perspective of the photos.
- Sydney Morning Herald Daily Snapshot – Similar to the Time feature above, but on a daily basis and less about the news and more about culture and the unusual. Question: What would a space traveller decide life was like on earth from today’s photos?
- Scratch Media! – Australian Political Cartoons from David Pope (better known by his signature Heinrich Hinze).
- Dan Cagle’s collection of political cartoons
- 10×10 – Every hour, 10×10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time.
Learning in a Digital Age & discussion
Day 2 – Personalising Your Learning to Personalise Student Learning
Paths to Personal Success
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
- 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
For Ideas & Inspiration
- OXFAM – Reshaping our World – Poverty Maps
- Idea Index from the Buckminster Fuller Challenge
- The Girl who Silenced the U.N. for Five Minutes
- Online Fundraising Efforts at Razoo
- 50 Items That Should Change the World
- 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)