IeXceL Self selected Core subjects RE, English, Science, History, Geography, PDHPE. 1:1 UOW research
IeXceL Research Findings Students: Greater love of learning More focus on PB Self-confident Less need for family assistance More +ve environment
Apple easy to learn, "makes me want to open it and learn stuff", "information right at our fingertips" Apple "easy to use and understand", " awesome research tool", better for organisation, "widened learning opportunities" "LAPTOPS ROCK"
IeXceL Teachers: Improved student communication More flexible learning strategies More integrated curriculum More student shaped learning More +ve environment Enjoyed class time more
“The technology is a great teaching tool for my subject area.” “Interesting next year to see how this program will translate to Year 7 with mixed abilities and maturity in using the equipment to its full potential.” “I am excited about the potential to safely allow these students to go ahead on their own or as a group to research and respond to various activities of their creation and return with a quality product/presentation.”
Information Literacy for Digital Natives Essentials Skills for 1:1
Definition Information Literacy is: “knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.” Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Updated 21 December 2004. Information Literacy: The Skills, http://cilip.org.uk/professionalguidance/informationliteracy/definition/skills.htm Accessed 23 Nov. 2006http://cilip.org.uk/professionalguidance/informationliteracy/definition/skills.htm
Information Process Defining Locating Selecting Organising Presenting Evaluating www.wonko.info/cybertext/www.wonko.info/cybertext/ assess/iproc.gif
Defining - What? Brainstorming/Mind-mapping – Inspiration, Freemind http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki /index.php/Main_Page http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki /index.php/Main_Page Effective Questioning - “The Question is the Answer” Jamie McKenzie http://fno.org/oct97/question.html# anchor128766 http://fno.org/oct97/question.html# anchor128766
Selecting - Critical Thinking Accuracy - Anyone can publish anything, is the source reliable?, balance with other sources Authority – Is the site linked to an organization?, who is the author? Coverage – What is the scope? Specific topics. Depth of coverage. Currency – Date of writing, date of publishing, updates. Objectivity – Who is the audience or what is the purpose of the site, bias “Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Internet” www.sybasigns.com.au
Presenting - ethical use Plagiarism Property – Do my actions respect the property of others? Appropriate Use – Does this use of technology have educational value and is it in keeping with the rules of my family, my church my school and my government? Johnson, Doug. 2007. Ethical Issues Surrounding Technology in Schools. The Education Technology Guide, Vol 15.
Presenting - ethical use To Catch a Plagiarist Context Change Missing Footnotes Ryan, Julie. 1998. Student Plagiarism in an Online World. http://www.prism- magazine.org/december/html/student_plagiarism_in_an_onlin.htm Accessed 10 May 2007.http://www.prism- magazine.org/december/html/student_plagiarism_in_an_onlin.htm Online Sources Turn it In - Online Subscription http://turnitin.com/static/home.html Safe Assignment – Online Subscription http://www.mydropbox.com/index.php Plagiarism Finder – Standalone Software (Windows only) http://www.m4-software.de/en-index.htm
Presenting - ethical use Form of Final Product. Podcast Movie Comic
Evaluating Honest Self-reflection Signing off on work http://www.curseoftheself.com/KevinMirror.jpg
Open Source Operating Systems/Software Cost effective - Software and Hardware Mac V’s PC non issue “free” license discourage software piracy open development X11 for Mac OpenOffice Ubuntu (Linux) "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity"
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