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1 E-learning at Rangitoto College Claire Amos

2 Part One What is e-learning? What is e-learning? Why is e-learning important for our students? Why is e-learning important for our students?

3 What is e-learning? The Ministry of Education defines e- Learning as learning that is enabled or supported with the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Source:

4 Why is e-learning important? Information and communication technology (ICT) has a major impact on the world in which young people live. Similarly, e-learning has considerable potential to support effective teaching approaches. Source: New Zealand Curriculum

5 Why is e-learning important? E-learning can assist the making of connections by enabling students to enter and explore new learning environments, overcoming barriers of distance and time Source: New Zealand Curriculum

6 Why is e-learning important? E-learning can facilitate shared learning by enabling students to join or create communities of learners that extend well beyond the classroom Source: New Zealand Curriculum

7 Why is e-learning important? E-learning can assist in the creation of supportive learning environments by offering resources that take account of individual, cultural, or developmental differences Source: New Zealand Curriculum

8 Why is e-learning important? E-learning can enhance opportunities to learn by offering students virtual experiences and tools that save them time, allowing them to take their learning further. Source: New Zealand Curriculum

9 Preparing our students for their future!

10 Shakespeare had 24,000 words to work with

11 Eminem has over 1,000,000 words

12 1,000 words are added every month

13 The average student will have careers

14 15,000 songs = 100 grams

15 They live in a world of instant information

16 They live in a world of instant communication

17 They live in a world of instant entertainment

18 They live in a world of collaboration

19 They live in a world of social networking

20 They live in a multimedia world

21 Does this sound like this classroom?

22 Or this classroom

23 Are we preparing them for this?

24 Or this?

25 Their world has changed.

26 Their world demands new skills

27 Are we teaching them? Source: Adapted from Education Today and Tomorrow by Tom Woodward

28 Benefits of e-learning Benefits to school learners with access to e-Learning include: Motivation and engagement Motivation and engagement Independence and personalised learning Independence and personalised learning Critical thinking and multiliteracies Critical thinking and multiliteracies Access to information, resources and experts Access to information, resources and experts Source: e-Learning and New Zealand schools: a literature review by Dr Noelene Wright

29 - Hebrew Proverb Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.

30 Part Two Some simple software and strategies for introducing e-learning Some simple software and strategies for introducing e-learning

31 Wikis (or intranet class pages) A wiki is simply an easy to edit website. A wiki can be used to create an online community for your class. Things you could provide for your students include: Links to resources and websites e.g. NZQA, studyit etc Links to resources and websites e.g. NZQA, studyit etc Upload handouts, assignments, support of extension material Upload handouts, assignments, support of extension material Embed videos, podcasts, slideshows Embed videos, podcasts, slideshows Discussion forums Discussion forums Virtual knowledge walls Virtual knowledge walls

32 Blogs A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse- chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Possible uses: practice (or summative) essays or learning journal

33 Blog benefits Students who chose to write their essays as blogs were: More likely to meet deadlines More likely to meet deadlines More likely to act upon feedback/next steps More likely to act upon feedback/next steps More likely to read each others work More likely to read each others work

34 Blogs – student voice Other positive feedback from the students: Liked that they often got quick feedback Liked that they often got quick feedback Liked that they built up an online portfolio of writing Liked that they built up an online portfolio of writing Liked that they could use spell check and easily fix errors Liked that they could use spell check and easily fix errors Liked the sense of a public presence and that they had an audience Liked the sense of a public presence and that they had an audience

35 Google Docs Create and share your work online with Google Docs Upload your files from your desktop: It's easy to get started and it's free! Upload your files from your desktop: It's easy to get started and it's free! Access anywhere: Edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone. Access anywhere: Edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone. Share your work: Real-time collaboration means work gets done more quickly. Share your work: Real-time collaboration means work gets done more quickly.

36 Google Forms Online forms, quizzes, surveys that can be created and embedded or ed. Responses are recorded directly on a spreadsheet. Online forms, quizzes, surveys that can be created and embedded or ed. Responses are recorded directly on a spreadsheet. How you could use Google forms: Gather information about students Gather information about students Gather feedback Gather feedback Gather student voice Gather student voice Other ideas? Other ideas?

37 Using the technology in their pockets Most students have a camera, video camera and voice recorder in their pocket – are you making use of it? Most students have a camera, video camera and voice recorder in their pocket – are you making use of it? You can also use bluetooth to transfer files to your teacher or students' mobiles - imagine the possibilities! You can also use bluetooth to transfer files to your teacher or students' mobiles - imagine the possibilities! What are the other potential uses? What are the other potential uses?

38 Digistore Digistore is a storehouse of digital content to support learning across the curriculum, from early childhood through to senior secondary. Digistore is a storehouse of digital content to support learning across the curriculum, from early childhood through to senior secondary. An exciting new feature of Digistore 2.0 is the ability to create Learning Paths, a collection or sequence of learning content interwoven with teacher comments and descriptions that can be created for a particular audience eg: Students, Teachers, parents or as a personal collection. An exciting new feature of Digistore 2.0 is the ability to create Learning Paths, a collection or sequence of learning content interwoven with teacher comments and descriptions that can be created for a particular audience eg: Students, Teachers, parents or as a personal collection.

39 Software for Learning The Software for Learning website informs and supports teachers to select and integrate software as part of a rich learning environment. The Software for Learning website informs and supports teachers to select and integrate software as part of a rich learning environment. Software for Learning lists quality software recommended by New Zealand teachers for use in schools and early childhood programmes. Software includes social software, freeware and non-freeware. Software for Learning lists quality software recommended by New Zealand teachers for use in schools and early childhood programmes. Software includes social software, freeware and non-freeware.

40 Facebook You can use Facebook safely with students. You need to ensure everyone has set privacy settings, and create a group rather than making students a friend students You can use Facebook safely with students. You need to ensure everyone has set privacy settings, and create a group rather than making students a friend students Facebook in Education Page: To serve as an ongoing resource for information about how educators can best use Facebook Facebook in Education Page: To serve as an ongoing resource for information about how educators can best use Facebook Possible uses: post resources, useful links, great for discussion and online support. Possible uses: post resources, useful links, great for discussion and online support.

41 Twitter as a PLN MinEducationNZ MinEducationNZ MinEducationNZ Edscapes PPTA Professional Edscapes PPTA Professional Edscapes edconnectnz Edconnect edconnectnz Edconnect edconnectnz tedtalks TEDTalks Updates tedtalks TEDTalks Updates tedtalks TKINewZealand Te Kete Ipurangi TKINewZealand Te Kete Ipurangi TKINewZealand TEDxAkl TedxAkl TEDxAkl TedxAkl TEDxAkl educationweek Education Week educationweek Education Week educationweek TeachersTV Teachers TV TeachersTV Teachers TV TeachersTV netsafeNZ NetSafe NZ netsafeNZ NetSafe NZ netsafeNZ SirKenRobinson Sir Ken Robinson | Los Angeles SirKenRobinson Sir Ken Robinson | Los Angeles SirKenRobinson eschoolnews eSchool News eschoolnews eSchool News eschoolnews DigistoreNZ Digistore DigistoreNZ Digistore DigistoreNZ Software4LnrNZ Software4LnrNZ Software4LnrNZ Interfacemag Interface Magazine | Auckland, New Zealand Interfacemag Interface Magazine | Auckland, New Zealand Interfacemag shiftingthinkng Shifting Thinking shiftingthinkng Shifting Thinking shiftingthinkng NZCERPress NZCER Press NZCERPress NZCER Press NZCERPress CoreEducation Core Education CoreEducation Core Education CoreEducation nzcurriculum nzcurriculum nzcurriculum

42 Other great sites and software Delicious Delicious Delicious Voicethread Voicethread Voicethread Wordle Wordle Wordle Wallwisher Wallwisher Wallwisher Answergarden Answergarden Answergarden

43 Support wiki learning+at+Rangitoto+College learning+at+Rangitoto+College learning+at+Rangitoto+College learning+at+Rangitoto+College


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