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Educating into the Future One High School Perspective
Who Are We? • Reinvigorate Science and Mathematics Teaching • PD responsibility to assist schools across the state • Encourage more students to go on to STEM courses
What We Do • Students have access to information all the time • “Portal” used to • Store information • Provide space for collaboration • between staff • Between students • Between staff and students
Use of (Mobile) Technology • Students have access to desk top computers around the building BUT • Most have laptops • PC, Mac, Tablet, Linux etc • Phones used to • Record lessons • Image • Video • Create multimodal presentations • Contact teachers and peers
Use of Social Media • Used at different levels by different teachers • “You can lead a horse to water ……” • They will use what they are comfortable with • Facebook used to connect teachers with their class beyond the Portal • Students follow staff at conferences on Twitter, Instagram
Assessment / Demonstrations of Learning • Students sit traditional tests but also • Make Documentaries • Prac reports • History videos • Photostories • Learning Journals • Public Presentations to class or larger groups • Displays
Demonstrations of Learning • Earth Summit • Explanation and invitation • Our Display in the foyer