Welcome back. I hope you’ve had a nice autumn holidays and beginning to Term 2. Also that you’ve had a chance to trial Look to Learn activities with your students and colleagues. Today we’ll begin with a review what we learned Day 1, how you’ve gone using these resources and approaches and to share your experiences.
The day will be focused into three main parts:
Review, sharing and focus
Setting up a WordPress blog
Beginning to explore other Web 2 tools & environments
Review Day 1 + Use with Students / Staff
(Add a link in the Comments to something you tried)
It’s a pleasure to be able to work with you over the year through a series of sessions. This is a great way to take new ideas, practice with them and try them out with students and staff, then meet again to build on those skills and insights. We will use this is the site to access the learning materials and activities for this workshop. Note that we will meet on these dates:
Real, Rich & Relevant – Integrating Pedagogy and ICT’s: March 28, May 10, August 9 & October 17
AGQTP Leveraging Web 2.0 for Authentic Learning: March 29th, May 11th, July 18th, August 10th & October 18th
Use the Comments link at the bottom of this post to:
Introduce yourself (your role at your school, previous use of ICTs for learning)
Find your name on the linked document (3Rs or AGQTP) and then start typing:
Your goals (what you hope to learn through this series)
Formal Introductions & De-brief
Now that we have used two techniques for leveraging ICTs / Web 2.0 tools to support learning, let’s do a face-to-face introduction and de-brief the advantages of online comments and input.
No one has to tell us that technology is changing our culture and the lives of our students. How will it impact education? How should what we do in schools change to best serve our purpose? What is our purpose?
Presentation: Sixth Sense & Beyond?
Question: if learners have 24/7 anywhere access to information profiled just for them, what are 3 – 5 main knowledge, skills or values they will need to succeed?
Use this Stixyboard (3Rs or AGQTP) to post your ideas.
Over the year I have really enjoyed working with the participants in ISV’s AGQTP project on Leveraging Web 2.0 Tools for Authentic Learning.
Next Steps in Professional Learning
1. Collect your Sites
Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) including a link and brief description so that we can create a Hotlist of your fantastic sites.
2. Reflection on Your “Learning Journey”
While I gather and post the Hotlist to your sites, please take this time to reflect on your learning related to this series. At the beginning of Day 1, I asked you to post your goals for the workshop. Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on these and where this year’s journey has taken you. You might also like to review our original Stixy brainstorm after viewing previous participants’ sites. You could include any of these or other aspects to focus on:
the workshop experience,
Web 2.0 and pedagogies,
insights gained from all of us ISV support people,
working with colleagues here or back at school
the challenges and opportunities of implementing change
Write your reflection in your favourite writing software, then Post it as a Comment here.
First we will take a little time to prepare our sites / presentations. Depending on what you’ve got, you may need or want to prepare a little overview / teacher’s guide. This could be an “About” page on your blog or a quick presentation or video. Based on your feedback, we will set group expectations.
Each school team will share their work including a discussion and feedback.
Brendan Vanderkley and Marion Nott
A link to the “public page” of my Year 10 Psych class on Edmodo (contains posts and responses within the private feed that have individually been marked public), showing some of the things we’ve done over the semester.
Edmodo – a secure social learning site/platform that incorporates many Web 2.0 teaching tools in one place.
A big part of today is gathering things together. Besides reflecting on your learning and “packaging” your project as we’ve done, we also want to plan for the next steps in your professional learning, by reviewing what you still want to learn and do related to authentic learning with advanced ICTs.
It has been said, “Teachers often leave a mark on their students, but they seldom leave a mark on their profession” (Wolfe, 1989). Through the process and products of action research teachers will do both.