Presentation on theme: "Locating Resources the 21st century Style"— Presentation transcript:
1Locating Resources the 21st century Style Just a brief introduction to the changes with the Web that can effect what you do…
2The selection of resources was traditionally our time to SHINE ! Typical project boxes (books, clippings, magazines, posters,etc)With the Internet our project boxes expandedWe could now create “VIRTUAL PROJECT BOXES’ of websites, online journals and newspapers, network files, and still include references to books!Problems with content control overcome with tools such as Filamentality and new ways of working with electronic catalogues (e.g. cataloguing websites)BUT THEN THINGS CHANGED again….
3The new tools provided in Web 2.0 PERSONALISATION and COLLABORATIONThe user is in more control over what reaches his desktopThe user works with others in new waysFor more information about this is going to change education (among other things) see aspxmake use of WEB 2.0 (and be a leader in helping your staff and students too!)BasicallyIn this case the USER is the learnerOne teacher and 30 kids cannot = personalised learningNEED TO MOVE AWAY FROM the teacherTeachers design the framework but the users (learners) run with it, modify itand develop it (but within the overall control of the teacher)NEED TO MOVE AWAY FROM the classroomlesson that happens out of the classroom, that continues on afterthe classroom activityNEED TO MOVE AWAY FROM the lessonlearning is project/task driven - kids responsibleExample: our bridge building exerciseTo understand the new ways in which WEB 2.0 is changing the world of education and work, read WE-THINK or visit his website
4We can turn over far more of the selection process to our pupils ! With the adventof Web 2.0the user is in controlWe can turn over far more of the selection process to our pupils !They can gather, annotate, and select resources for themselves, but….They still will need OUR help and support in learning how to do it well !BUT DOESN’T IT ALL SOUND A LOT LIKE WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WITH INFORMATION LITERACY AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING????
5Tools to Try ROLLYO to build your own search engine Pupils bring in the websites, you create the rollyo,the whole class uses to search for informationSOCIAL BOOKMARKING (de.licio.us OR )To collaborate on resource selectionTo motivate pupils to become more reflective on why they choose a resource
6One example of how Web 2.0 can make student searching more effective… Ask students to create a list of sites they think would be good for a topic (plus their reasons for the selection)Students look at sites together and choose the best for the groupEither Students or the Librarian then creates a topic search engine on using the pre-selected websiteStudents then can search all the sites at once but with a one-click operationAS A LITTLE TASTER…Used in a Biology lesson on drugs …narrowed down a hit for ‘Drug Abuse’ from millions of hits(most of which were banned by the school filters anyway!) to a manageable 60 or so…all from sources whose information the group had already decided was good.Also you can use either Rollyo or del.icio.us to see the lists of recommended sites made by other people
7For Fast and easy Online Classrooms… use a WIKI Create a project online (syllabus, notes, homework …everything!)Encourage your students to collaborate on their selection of resources to use and defend their choice to others in the groupWork collaboratively online - assess each other, create joint answersMark online for the benefit of the whole groupMaking a PB Wiki is As easy as making a Peanut ButterSandwich!
8How I’ve used Wikis http://ripongrammarlibrary.pbwiki.com How I’ve used Wikis(Critical Thinking pages)I use as an online forum for my AS Critical Thinking ClassClass lists, syllabus, homework etcAll homework is marked online for whole group to seeFacility for collaborationBasic version allows for any one to edit, advanced version provides layers of security control
9Teaching Games Lessons with a WIKI Task: to design a ‘new game’All instructions on the wikiTime in the library to plan, and basic researchOne member of each team is allocated writer status on the wikiAs the plans develop, staff add in commentsA professor from the USA joined in as well, and asked his students to trial the games and contributeThe result of all this will be written up as part of one of the PE teacher’s PHD dissertationBut what we have seen so far is the involvement and enthusiasm for games by every participant (even those who normally don’t like games!)Helped the transition in of our first ever mixed gender games classes this yearMotivated an age group who can lack motivation for gamesRaised the profile of fitness and fun of gamesIt has also improved the ICT skills of two year groups of students (wikis etc) - ICT staff happy!
10Use Web 2.0 developments to enhance their learning Could you ask pupils to create PODCASTS or WIKIS instead of the over used Power Point presentation ?Monitor RSS feeds and report back to the classOr any other weird and wonderful new developments of online working?SHOW MARIANNE ‘S BOOK FROM SLA
11Project Planning: How do you begin? By using IL skills yourself …For you the PROCESS is as important as the PRODUCT too !
12Your Planning Your AIM: to create a successful collaborative project Questions, questions, questions….What need in the school curriculum will you target?What aspect of IL will you focus on?Possible partners?Do you have written plans ?How will you measure curricular and IL learning?When shall we implement it?Who will assess each part?What do we need?
13Locating the information you need To help you answer your questions:School plansCurriculum targetsBooks and websites on ILTalk to PEOPLE !
14Using the information to design your projects Repeat the mantra: the process is as important as the product!Plan how each new project will build on previous IL skillsExperiment with methods of working
15Self-evaluating your process Evaluate each project and develop strategies for dealing with difficultiesThe process is dynamic…often confusing, frustrating…but also exciting, challenging!Keep a record of projects in terms of student progress, teachers’ views, and YOUR view
16Planning a Specific Project Aims (the learning targets)Outcomes (what will be produced/achieved)Methods of assessing learning(How to measure that your aims have been met)Tools to help you to deliver the content(resources, worksheets, equipment, people, rooms…..)Methods of differentiating workLook at the collaborative planning sheet in your handouts
17AIMS - the basic building blocks These are the BIG statements - the learning goals you want to achieveAsk your partner to specify the National Curriculum targetSet your own IL targets…this is where the wider picture of the pupils’ experiences helps…try to focus on different skills in different projects to keep pupils engagedThis morning’s aims were to introduce the topics of IL and partnership, and to stimulate your thinking on ways in which you could develop these in your own school.
18LEARNING OUTCOMES?At the end of the lesson what do you hope the pupils will have accomplished to show you that your learning aim was met?The learning outcome for this morning was that each of you would demonstrate a new level of knowledge of IL viaIndividual collecting of new ideasQuestions and ideas generated and shared with the Group
19METHODS OF ASSESSING LEARNING? This morning I assessed your learning byObserving your work on the Knowledge Squared sheetYour eye contact and facial expressions!Your questionsYour interaction with each other (the level of discussion)My activities gave me a chance to monitor your learning by:Your participation in the exercisesYour note takingYour eye contact - facial expressions tell a lot!Your questioningYour interaction with each otherYour grid - how engaged you were with the activity
20Assessment of learning is the Key! The PROCESS not just the PRODUCTOngoing pupil self-assessmentThrough lesson observationAssessment at each stageTeacher assessment of curricular attainmentAcross several projects…ongoing !Your assessment of IL is not a one off experience….it is a build up of student expertise over a range of experiences
21Tools of the Trade What do you need to deliver the project? How much time, how many lessons?Who will be responsible for what? (share the load!)Resources, project boxes, ICT, worksheets, etc.The tools for today included the Power Point and the digital projector, the flipchart, pens and paper, examples of good practice, further reading material, handouts, etc. I negotiated all this ahead of time!
22A SIMPLE lesson plan S = Set I = input (the message) (activate prior knowledge and get their attention)I = input (the message)M = model (show examples)PL = practice learning (supported experiments)E = evaluate
23Differentiation by ability and by learning style No two people learn in the same way or have the same level of prior knowledgeCreate a safe learning environment where everyone can work at their own pace and in a style that suits them (at least part of the time!)This morning’s session provided a range of activities to suit different learning styles and prior knowledge. Were you more comfortable with some activities rather than with others?
24How to provide differentiated lessons Provide different activities for different types of learning stylesVisual (reading, drawing)Auditory (discussion, listening)Kinesthetic (active, doing)Mixture of individual and group workPeer mentoringTime for reflectionTeacher and librarian support
25IL allows the pupils to provide the differentiation themselves IL projects provide opportunities for decision making and independenceQuestions and activities that require higher level thinking require students to work in a variety of waysPupils can determine level and pace through self-evaluation (reflection, modification, experimentation, synthesis)
26Long Range Assessment of IL in your school My ModelsYear 7 assessment of IL skills (Sept / July)Assessment of each project based on curricular and IL targetsYearly assessment reports (years 7,8,9)Today you will use the skills identified by QCA as the Key Stage 3 Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
27Time once again to get to work! You are going to work with a partner to design a project.I will give you the aims but you will then determine:Learning OutcomesPossible activities that will deliver the outcomes and aimsTools to help you deliver the aimsMethods of differentiating the workMethods of evaluating the projectBe prepared to show the Group your ideas.