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Integrating 21st century skills into the classroom

The Big Picture: Chris Yapp

Next phase of the Internet - up to 2022

What is new in digital tools for learning? ICT tools for Future Teachers, Leask and Preston 2009 Becta

Visual Learning and Digital Literacy: Theo Keuchel and John Cuthell

MirandaNet Case Studies

Visual Learning & Virtual Learning

Visual Learning Resource

Issues of IPR

Visual Social Networking

Visual Curation

Using Video as a curriculum tool: Leon Cych

Do you have a policy

Data issues: googles dat issues

Intrapersonal skills

higher order skills

team work and collaboration: how to assess that

post production

What happens to traditional writing skills?

Students have equipment in their pockets

Peer learning


What kind of platform do you need?

You make your own resources in house

Scaffolding learning

Using Skype as a learning tool: Glenys Hart

Slide 1 Skype is an amazing tool that many people are using socially but not professionally. It is basically very simple to use video conferencing. Many laptops have webcams and built in loudspeakers so are very easy to use without extra equipment. Obviously, it would be better to use additional loudspeakers and a projected image in the classroom. All you need to do is download the software. It is currently free. Slide 2 The reason we use get involved in international education – it changes our perceptions of the world. These fifteen year old boys are in a PE class a school in Beijing and are holding four foot steel swords in their hands. (we did also see a class of boys in the ballet studio learning WITHOUT a teacher present) As a teacher I would like to ask you three questions Do you like the idea of compulsory track suits and trainers? How many students in this class? What would be your risk assessment of having 50 year 11 boys in the playground with four foot swords? Slide 3 Home page ( shows us the number of teachers registered on the day I accessed it was 22078, using Skype across the world and their 1628 projects. You can choose a class to work with, request a guess speaker to speak to your class or a project to involve your class in. Inviting guest speakers means you can have an expert visiting your classroom (of course you can do this without Skype education) Do you have a neighbour or a relative who has expertise you could use in the classroom? Often science teachers for example have partners in a science related industry who might be persuaded to link with a class from their office desk. Slide 4 This is an example of class project primary. This teacher would love to find a class to Skype with from a different region of the U.S. or a different country/continent. She wants to compare/contrast the different types of plants and trees that grow in our region to another region. Maybe a region that is more tropical compared to our region that is more temperate. Or more dry. Other primary projects include Hot or cold countries Created: 20 February 2012 United Kingdom They want to learn about what it is like to live in a hot or cold country. year one class wanting to talk to other year one children - aged 5 -6 in Australia or Iceland - or somewhere else cold! We want to ask questions about what it is like to live in a hot or cold country (- my grand daughter lives in Australia and invites us to comment on her class blog. They have competitions to get relatives across the world to add comments which appear on a globe with ‘a comment from Reading England was received 2 minutes ago’ and the globe turns to show where Reading England is! I had to teach my brother how to do it, so the older generation keeps up with the young ones) Celebrating Earth Day with Music and Art Created: 20 February 2012 United States Their wonderfully gifted art and music teachers would like to connect with a group of students to discuss music and art with them. The project will focus on Earth Day and how we can celebrate and keep our wonderful earth clean! She teaches technology at a small town elementary school of K-5th grade children and would like for all of her students, to be able to connect with other classrooms around the world. They will use this as an opportunity to share what they are learning and learn from others! Her job is to facilitate globally competitive, 21st century learners. To do this, she would like to open them up to the world outside! Thet are very excited about this learning experience! Outter Space Created: 08 February 2012 United States She is a Jr Kindergarten teacher in the Chicago, IL area and would love to find a few schools to reach out to when it comes to lesson plans or a class exchange that they can Skype with and become pen pals with. Read to someone Created: 18 January 2012 New Zealand As part of their reading rotation they read to their self and a buddy. Last year they began to skype read with a class in Australia. The children loved reading a story to someone and listening to a story via skype. They are keen to do this again this year. She teaches five year olds and would be interested in exchanges that may involve learning a language, ideas for ICT, learning about a new country, reading stories to class, classes helping each other with inquiry topics. Slide 5 Example of a class project secondary Solve Maths Together Age group: 12-15 Language:English Subject: Maths Bring our schools together to solve maths problems. Quad blogging Created: 22 February 2012 United States She is interested in quad blogging. Quad blogging is basically a group of four classes with blogs. Each week one of the classes is a focus for the others - to visit their blogs and to leave comments for the students. She teaches Fifth grade students in Baltimore, Maryland and would love to make some connections and work with her students on writing, reading and thoughtful responses through blogging with other countries. She is looking for other schools to connect with to help her students expand their learning and learn different perspectives from all over the world. She would especially like my students to learn about American History from the British perspective since all of the resources in the states are from the American perspective. Debate on the Cold War Looking for: A class Age group: 6-11, 12-15 Language: English Subject: Social studies Their History teachers would like to Skype with a classroom in Russian and have our students discuss/debate the Cold War. They realize that this is probably taught very differently in the United States verses Russia. She is the technology integration specialists at two middle schools in York County, Virginia. Slide 6 Examples of cultural project showing how Skype is being used on a GLOBAL scale. Time is an issue when participating in global conversations. Also cultural differences ( – my favourite story is an example of students in UK video conferencing with Inuit students about food. What is that brown stuff in your hand, you are eating, is it chocolate? No it is dried fish!) And languages World Languages Magnet exchange: Spanish, French, Mandarin, Korean Created: 08 February 2012 United States Mark Twain Middle School is a World Languages Magnet. Our students learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Korean. They are looking for collaboration with classes and projects with schools that use those languages, as well as English, so that the student have the opportunity to connect, communicate in the target language, work on common projects, and get excited about learning a new language and meeting new friends from all over the world. Protests in the Middle East Looking for: A guest speaker Age group: 12-15 Language: English Subject: Social studies Students in her Current Events class have learned about the protests and revolutions in the Middle East. She would love to have a guest speaker with experience or expertise in the Arab Spring to discuss the causes of the protests, methods of protest, and what the future will be like for citizens living in North Africa and the Middle East. Slide 7 Collections; A showcase of exceptional Skype in the classroom projects from around the globe. A new leaf 10 projects Help your students to improve their literacy and language skills, and make friends with other bookworms around the world by getting involved in a Skype book club. Heroes dare 12 projects These are our top projects for heroes of every kind – from the fearless pioneers of history to today’s anti-bullying campaigners. Skype allows students to share role models and exciting stories and classes can speak directly with inspirational individuals on the other side of the world. Neck of the woods 11 projects This collection is all about home: your home, a friend’s home, the homes of plants and animals. Skype can transport people directly into wonderful new environments with different cultures and landscapes to the ones we’re used to. What does home mean to you? Penpals to write home about 12 projects Students can enjoy face-to-face language learning with native speakers thanks to Skype. They’ve hand-picked these projects because they offer great cultural and language learning opportunities, as well as stimulating new friendships. Under the weather Inspire your class to take positive action against climate change. Help them connect with environmental experts over Skype, learn about recycling, sustainable living and energy, and find other classes to work with. You’re hired Get your students fired up about being their own boss. Enterprising classes everywhere are developing ingenious ideas and making invaluable connections for the future, with the help of Skype. Learning Through this type of work the pupils are able to extend their boundaries, increase their experience and understanding of people. Also improve their reading, writing, use of ICT and communication skills. Further, they experience collaborative learning and discover more about the lives of other young people, often less fortunate than themselves. A range of other technologies are used. E.g. email, digital videos, digital photography, Microsoft Photostory (free) and animations.


Skype in the classroom 22,000

inviting speakers into the classroom

Primary children asking for information about plants

Commenting on blogs from relatives in different

Quadblogging-4 classes with blogs

time issues

cultural issues: chocolate or dried fish

Buddies can work well

Visual learning is important

Learning about the lives of other children and how they cope

Relatively undemanding technology, so helpful across geographically diverse places

Mapping concepts collaboratively: Christina Preston

We are developing an article about this MirandaMod and all participants are invited to be co-researchers Andrea Raiker and Christina Preston

The draft literature review

These are the research questions

Updating Bloom's Taxonomy

Basic levels: knowledge; comprehension; application

Knowledge: Recall data or information. Examples: Recite a policy. Quote prices from memory to a customer. Knows the safety rules. Key Words: defines, describes, identifies, knows, labels, lists, matches, names, outlines, recalls, recognizes, reproduces, selects, states. Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words. Examples: Rewrites the principles of test writing. Explain in one's own words the steps for performing a complex task. Translates an equation into a computer spreadsheet. Key Words: comprehends, converts, defends, distinguishes, estimates, explains, extends, generalizes, gives an example, infers, interprets, paraphrases, predicts, rewrites, summarizes, translates. Application: Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the work place. Examples: Use a manual to calculate an employee's vacation time. Apply laws of statistics to evaluate the reliability of a written test. Key Words: applies, changes, computes, constructs, demonstrates, discovers, manipulates, modifies, operates, predicts, prepares, produces, relates, shows, solves, uses.

Higher levels: analysis, synthesis; evaluation

Analysis: Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences. Examples: Troubleshoot a piece of equipment by using logical deduction. Recognize logical fallacies in reasoning. Gathers information from a department and selects the required tasks for training. Key Words: analyzes, breaks down, compares, contrasts, diagrams, deconstructs, differentiates, discriminates, distinguishes, identifies, illustrates, infers, outlines, relates, selects, separates. Synthesis: Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure. Examples: Write a company operations or process manual. Design a machine to perform a specific task. Integrates training from several sources to solve a problem. Revises and process to improve the outcome. Key Words: categorizes, combines, compiles, composes, creates, devises, designs, explains, generates, modifies, organizes, plans, rearranges, reconstructs, relates, reorganizes, revises, rewrites, summarizes, tells, writes. Evaluation: Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials. Examples: Select the most effective solution. Hire the most qualified candidate. Explain and justify a new budget. Key Words: appraises, compares, concludes, contrasts, criticizes, critiques, defends, describes, discriminates, evaluates, explains, interprets, justifies, relates, summarizes, supports.

Beyond Bloom: creating new knowledge

Creation: creates a new product or point of view. Key Words: assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write.

Why are some teachers reluctant to use digital tools? N.Pachler, C. Preston, J. Cuthell, A. Allen and Pinheiro Torres (2011) The ICT CPD Landscape in England, Becta

Scaffolding ideas using a video

Roger Turner

Research into hearing shows that many children are

Criteria for students achievement

Disaffection from children with special educational needs

Speaking and listening are central to literacy


Room design important