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  1. Designing, creating and connecting Online resources Sydney Region ICT Coordinators meeting Ruth Mason

  2. In designing challenging educational opportunities, we should raise the floor, remove the walls, and eliminate the ceiling on learning. • (E. Jena Gubbins) Teacher Librarian Meeting

  3. Resources to investigate…… • Competitions • Connected Learning Awards • Murder under the microscope • Programs for professional development in ICT • CLAS - Connected Learning Advisory Service (see My Applications in DET Staff portal) • Intel Teach Program • Essentials Course • Thinking with Technology Course • New look TaLe • Projects • Internet projects for students: • The Adventures of Ebenezer Q Emu • Through My Window Teacher Librarian Meeting

  4. Connecting in 2008 • Competitions you may wish to include in your planning: • Connected Learning Awards • Web Design Awards • Greeting Card Design Awards • Learning Resource Awards • Digital Story Awards New • Digital Art Awards New • Short Film Awards New Murder Under the Microscope Teacher Librarian Meeting

  5. Web Design Awards • These awards encourage students K-12 to utilise their web design skills, their ability to collaborate and work within a team to create a website based on a specified theme. The theme for The Web Design Awards for 2008 is Earth. • These awards encourage students to undertake the following: Teacher Librarian Meeting

  6. Greeting Card Design Awards • This is a simple and engaging project for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. • Using a template, students create a design that communicates a message of goodwill, harmony and celebration that would be appreciated by all community members. • These awards encourage students to undertake the following: Teacher Librarian Meeting

  7. Learning Resource Awards • These awards provide K-12 students with an opportunity to use a variety of technologies to create a learning resource or learning object based on a concept drawn from a relevant syllabus area. • These awards encourage students to undertake the following: Teacher Librarian Meeting

  8. Digital Story Awards new in 2008 • These awards encourage students K-12 to review the basic principles of storytelling, create storyboards, capture images with digital cameras or scanners, write stories, and post their stories on the Internet. • These awards encourage students to undertake the following: Teacher Librarian Meeting

  9. Short Film Awards new in 2008 • These awardsencourage students to develop an understanding of the film medium and how it can be used for different purposes. • Students will work in small teams to create a short film of a maximum size 10Mb, using the digital technologies available to them. • These awards encourage students to undertake the following: Teacher Librarian Meeting

  10. Digital Art Awards new in 2008 • For these awards students K-12 are encouraged to use their developing ICT skills to create an original digital artwork. This work can be digital painting, photo manipulation, fractal, digital collage, digital montage or mixed media and digital photography. • For the 2008 Digital Art Awards students are asked to submit their digital art on the theme Portraiture. • These awards encourage students to undertake the following: Teacher Librarian Meeting

  11. Connected Learning http://cliwww.det.nsw.edu.au/cli/index.shtm Teacher Librarian Meeting

  12. Connected Learning Awards 2008 The CLI intranet also accessed via “My websites” on the DET portal Teacher Librarian Meeting

  13. Murder Under the Microscope K-12 • a live online environmental game for school students in years 5 to 10 • students take on the role of investigators to solve the crime in a given period of time • students use the web site for clues, videos and information while researching various possible crime sites, villains and victims • project is designed to support DET syllabuses with literacy, numeracy and ICT cross curriculum content Teacher Librarian Meeting

  14. Murder Under the Microscope K-12 • from April 28, the 2008 Catchment Headquarters web site will be live. In the weeks that follow, clues will be uncovered. • the possible crime sites, victims and villains are all based on real examples • the scenario and crime make up the game. • http://www.microscope.edu.au/ • Also accessible through TaLe www.tale.edu.au Teacher Librarian Meeting

  15. Programs for professional development in ICT • Intel Teach Program • Thinking with Technology Course • Essentials Online Course • Details on the CLI intranet • CLAS Schools (Connected Learning Advisory Service) • designed to help teachers evaluate the integration of ICT in their teaching practice • Accessed through ‘My Applications’ on DET Staff Portal Teacher Librarian Meeting

  16. Intel® Teach Program Thinking with Technology • The Intel® Teach Thinking with TechnologyCourse • offers teachers with intermediate-level technology integration skills (Intel® Teach Essentials Course or equivalent competency) an opportunity to enhance these skills and promote higher-order thinking • a modular course providing face-to-face, hands-on experiences with online thinking tools which engage students and help them to communicate their understanding of complex concepts. • each tool features an online workspace where students create and save visual representations of their thinking: Teacher Librarian Meeting

  17. Intel® Teach Program Thinking with Technology • Tools • Visual Ranking Tool • Identify and refine criteria for assigning ranking to a list; and then debate differences, reach consensus, and organise ideas. • Seeing Reason Tool • Investigate relationships in complex systems, creating maps that communicate understanding. • Showing Evidence Tool • Construct well-reasoned arguments that are supported by evidence, using a visual framework. Teacher Librarian Meeting

  18. Intel® Teach Program Essentials Online Course • A professional learning program which: • promotes the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) • trains teachers K-12 on how, when and where to incorporate technology tools and resources into lesson plans, including Web 2.0 technologies • is a new version of the Intel Teach Essentials Course, combining both face-to-face and online elements • is conducted over two days face to face, followed by 24 hours online for Master trainers and 22 hours online for participant teachers. Teacher Librarian Meeting

  19. CLAS (Connected Learning Advisory Service) • CLAS helps teachers make the most of information and communication technologies (ICT) in their classrooms Teacher Librarian Meeting

  20. CLAS • has two main parts: • the Using ICT Framework • online self-assessment tool (MyMap) help teachers evaluate how they use ICT for teaching and learning • allows teachers to create their own log of evidence of ICT capability and identify aspects of their practice for further development • contains learning pathways which provide links to: • examples of what other teachers are doing • online resources • professional learning activities to help teachers explore new strategies for use with their students. • accessed through ‘My Applications’ on DET Staff Portal Teacher Librarian Meeting

  21. TaLe – new look www.tale.edu.au Teacher Librarian Meeting

  22. CLI resources - example Teacher Librarian Meeting

  23. Project – The Adventures of Ebenezer Q. Emu http://www.cli.nsw.edu.au/ebenezer/ Also accessed through TaLe www.tale.edu.au Teacher Librarian Meeting

  24. Ebenezer Q. Emu The Adventures of Ebenezer Q. Emu is a simple and engaging activity designed to encourage students in Early Stage One and Stage One to talk, listen, read and write for different purposes. This project encourages students to do the following: Teacher Librarian Meeting

  25. Sample – Ebenezer the Princess Teacher Librarian Meeting

  26. Sample – Ebenezer’s letter to Santa Teacher Librarian Meeting

  27. Ebenezer Q Emu library Teacher Librarian Meeting

  28. Through My Window Students look through a window, write a short description of the view, email it to the site coordinator to post on the website, and create a picture of another school's description and email it to the school. • a simple and engaging email activity • allows students to communicate about their world through words and images • an excellent way to contact other schools Teacher Librarian Meeting