The interdisciplinary domain of ICT in LOTE - PowerPoint Presentation by pengxiang


									                      MLTAV Conference 2006
                            April 28th, 2006

ICT Teaching and
Learning Tasks for the
LOTE Classroom
Kelly Beattie
ICT Teaching & Learning LT
Berwick Secondary College
LOTE Centre of Excellence
Why embed ICT into your classroom teaching?
   VELS
   Domain of Information and
    Communications Technology in
    the Interdisciplinary Learning
   ICT Domain dimensions for
    Levels 3-6
     – ICT for visualising thinking
     – ICT for creating
     – ICT for communicating
Why embed ICT into your classroom teaching?

The interdisciplinary domain of ICT
   ICT for Visualising              Practice the
                                       exam                             Study
                                                                                                     Expressing your

    Thinking                                                                                                                      Recalling
                                                                                                                                 the concepts
                                                                                                  Good exam
                                                          What do I

    – Organise ideas
                                                          need to do?                              depends

    – Explore processes                                                                                                                Understanding
                                                                                                                                        the subject

      and test hypotheses
    – Problem solving                                                           Studying
                                                                                 for the
      and organising                                                              Exam                                     Visualise
                                                                                                                          your notes

      ideas, concepts and        Be positive                                                                              remember

      issues                                    Check time
                                                                                  Things to
                                                                                in the exam                             DON'T

         EG Mind Maps                         Stick to the
                                               allocated to                                                      Never leave
                                                   each                                                            early
                                                                  If you are     Answer ALL       Answer in
                                                                 not sure on       questions      dot points
                                                                 something,      (you will get     where
                                                                 come back        marks for      appropriate
                                                                  to it later      attempts
                                                                                 that address
                                                                                 the question
                                                                                 and the case
The interdisciplinary domain of ICT
   ICT for Creating
    – Use multimedia
    – Create documents
    – Manipulate images
    – Produce products for different audiences
    – Create and maintain digital evidence of learning
    – Design and create products to meet user needs and
      intellectual property laws
    – Project manage the creation of ICT products
The interdisciplinary domain of ICT
   ICT for Communicating
    – Email and search engines
    – Messaging and uploading work to public web
    – Use complex search strategies
    – Use blogs, websites or other public forums
    – Use online forums in an appropriate manner
So how can I do this?
   Ideas, technology and software to be explored today
    – Webquests and web-based learning tasks
    – Film technology including:
           Moviemaker
           Photo Story
           Monkey Jam
    – Web-based tools including:
           Blogs
           Wikis
           Furls
           Google Earth
    – Podcasts
    – Software including:
           Task Magic
           Fun with Texts
Web Based learning tasks
   Create them yourself (with a little help!)
   Use templates together with FrontPage,
    Dream Weaver or any other web editor
   Make them accessible to your students
    – Hosting live on the web
    – Hosting on a school intranet/network
   Share them with other teachers
Web based learning tasks
   Hotlists
    – Use for open exploration of a topic
    – A collection of sites already compiled for students
      to visit
    – Varying quality of resources
    – Does not contain the exact learning required of
    – Similar to providing a reading list
    China Hotlist
Web based learning tasks
   Multimedia Scrapbooks
    – Similar to a hotlist
    – Links are to a range of media
           Photographs, Maps, Stories, Facts, Quotations, Sound
            clips, Videos, Virtual reality tours
    – Students download or copy the media that they find
      important intro a pre-determined format
           Newsletter, slide presentation, collage, bulletin board etc.
    – Students produce richer and more sophisticated work
    – Offers a more student centred approach that encourages
      construction of meaning
    – Students can synthesise a large selection of data and
    China Scrapbook
Web based learning tasks
   Treasure Hunts
    – Find web pages that hold information (text, graphics,
      sound, video etc.) that is essential to understanding the
    – Pose one key question for each site you link to
    – Discovering the answers to these questions provides a
      continuing thread that runs throughout the topic
    – Finish the task with a “big question” that brings the
      learning together

    World Cup 2006 Treasure Hunt
Web based learning tasks
   Subject Sampler
    – Students are presented with a small number of
      intriguing websites organised around a main topic
    – Choose websites that offer something interesting to do,
      read or see
    – Students are asked to provide their perspective on the
    – Good for making students feel connected to a topic

    China Subject Sampler
Web based learning tasks
   Web Quest
    – A webquest is “…an inquiry-oriented activity
      in which some or all of the information that
      learners interact with comes from resources on
      the Internet... – Bernie Dodge, Creator of
    – A webquest can be used for
         Student Motivation and authenticity
         Developing Thinking Skills
         Cooperative Learning
Web based learning tasks
  – Elements of a webquest are
        Introduction
        Task
        Web based sources
        Process
        Guidance
        Evaluation
        Conclusion
  – Making a webquest
        Should I or shouldn‟t I?
        Uncovering the question/task
        Finding your resources
        Bringing it all together
Web based learning tasks
   Sample webquests
    Bali Webquest
    Bastille Day
    Influential German Speakers
    The Spice Trade
   The Webquest Direct search engine
    Web Quest Direct
   Visit the BSC LOTE Centre of Excellence site
    for more resources and information
Working with film
   Incredibly powerful tool
   Use to tell stories and share culture
   Good for creative, visual and kinesthetic learners
   Equipment
    – Digital video camera
    – Digital still camera with video capacity
    – Web Camera
   Software
    – Movie editing software
           Movie Maker/iMovie/Adobe Premiere
    – Other film software
           Photo Story/Monkey Jam
Movie Maker
   Part of Windows XP
    Operating System
   Download/Import video,
    audio, still images
   Edit movies
   Apply special effects
   Build into a movie
   Instructions on Movie
    Maker can be found at
    Berwick CoE website on
    film page.
Photo Story
   Free download from
   Simple, easy to use
    software that build
    movies out of images,
    sound and text
   Learning photo story
    and link to download
    – Windows Photo Story
Monkey Jam
   A “free” stop motion program much like stop motion
   Allows students to create stop motion animation
    movies such as claymation.
   Available for download from
    Giant Screaming Robot Monkeys
Film Ideas for the classroom
   Instructional films: have your students teach others
    how to do something, in the language they are
    learning. It might be a recipe, how to play a game, how
    to build something. They are limited only by their
    imagination. Easy to plan and execute.

   Documentaries: show people from the country whose
    language you are learning something about your life,
    your school, your city. Prepare the entire documentary
    in their language, so that your culture can be shared
    with them.
Film Ideas for the classroom
   Music Videos: using karaoke backing music, or live
    work, students write and record their own song in
    their target language. They then create a video clip to
    support their song.

   Documenting activities: LOTE departments are very
    active teaching and learning areas. Document the
    classroom activities, excursions and camps that are
    conducted, and package them into a film.
Film Ideas for the classroom
   Fairy Tales and other stories: students show their
    creativity by writing and shooting their film, be it
    based on a fairy tale or something original, it must be
    in the target language.

   Film Competitions: Film competitions such as that
    run by the Goethe Institute, are great opportunities for
    students to demonstrate their language skills. Look out
    for competitions to enter, or run your own. Make sure
    it has a theme to work from.
Web based tools - Blogs
   What is a blog?
    – Definition: A website with dated entries, presented
      in reverse chronological order and published on the
    – The word blog comes from an amalgamation of the
      two words web log, which is the original name for a
    – People who maintain blogs are called bloggers,
      posting to your blog is called blogging and the
      collective world of blogs is known as the Blog-o-
Web based tools - Blogs
   Key features of a blog
    – Personal editorship
    – A hyperlinked posting structure
    – Frequent updates
    – Free public access to the content via the
    – Archived postings
                 Paquet 2003
Web based tools - Blogs
   How might I use a blog in the classroom?
    – Group blogs
          Using a blog much like you would a bulletin board to
           facilitate discussion
          Multiple users will contribute
          Grouping under topic headings
    – Publishing writing
          Provides students with a real audience for their work
          Can give and receive feedback
          Used for practicing writing skills
Web based tools - Blogs
   How might I use a blog in the classroom?
    – Field notes and journals
           Use to report on experiences (in a journaling form) for practical
            or field subjects.
           Allows for critical reflection
    – Research journal
           As a record of the research process, to show scaffolding of
    – Learning journal
           A reflection process of what has been learnt in the classroom
    – Others...
                      From Blogging to Learn, Anne Bartlett-Bragg,
                       University of Technology, Sydney, 2003
Web based tools - Blogs
   FREE blogs on the web!

    – Visit my blog
        Technology for teaching LOTE blog
    – Visit a classroom blog
           7L Blog
Web based tools – Wiki‟s
   What is a wiki?
    – Definition: A website which allows the reader to
      also be the author
    – The term wiki comes from the Hawaiian word
      which means „quick‟, „fast‟ or to „hasten‟.
    – This is in reference to how rapidly content can be
      updated and altered
    – The most famous wiki is wikipedia
          Wikipedia - Main
          Wikipedia - Source
Web based tools – Wiki‟s
   How might I use a wiki in the classroom?
    – Create a wiki around a topic that the class
      will be studying
    – Give it some basic headings
    – Learners will add to the wiki, delete things,
      rearrange it and flesh it out with things they
      discover throughout the topic
    – In the end it will show not only what they
      have learnt, but how they have learnt it.
Web based tools – Wiki‟s
   How do I prevent it from descending into chaos?
    – You have to let go, but…
    – A strong community ethic amongst your students should
      prevent things getting out of hand and…
    – You can monitor what is going on!
    – The key to the wiki is a strong sense of ownership by the
      students, this is their work.
    – Should anything go wrong, you can roll back the wiki to a
      point before it was messed up
    – Wikipedia works in this way, and with volunteers checking
      things, nasty contributions are prevented from getting
Web based tools – Wiki‟s
   Free wikis
        - you must make a
         submission to wikicities for a wiki to be created
         by them. Look into this first
   Other options
    – Proprietary software or Content Management
      Systems sometimes have wiki software
    – A Google search may help reveal some options, get
      your techie to help!
          Example:
Web based tools –
Discussion Boards/Forums
   Can be used to for a written discussion of an issue or a
    contentious topic
   Students assessed on number of contributions,
    grammar and spelling, language level, arguments and
   Opens up opportunities for students who do not like to
    contribute vocally in class
   School CMS often support feature
   Free web-based forums could be used
   Try a Google search to find more
Web based tools – Furls
   Allows you to create an online list of
    favourite sites by saving a personal copy
    of them
   Sites can be ranked and evaluated
   Furl list is publicly accessible, great for
    lists for students
   Free, but need to create an account
 - My Furl
Web based tools – Google Earth
   Fantastic FREE access
    to satellite images of
    earth that is easily
   Take them to the
    countries they are
   Download from
   Makes use of the iPod phenomenon
   Allows students to plan and create a spoken activity/program,
    which can be shared with a wide audience via the web
   Students plan scripts, record their podcast and post to the web for
    access by the wider community
   A good starting point for information on how to podcast and
    resources for education can be found at the following sites
   An example of a language podcast – iTunes
Working with other software
   Task Magic
    – Simple program that allows you to create dynamic,
      interactive language games based on simple
      vocabulary lists.
    – Can use sound and images
    – Trial version available from
         Task Magic Australia
   Fun with texts
    – Challenging program that allows use of large
      passages of language to generate language activities
Working with other software
   Pivot stick figure
     – Can be used by
       students to enhance
       their work
     – Creates fun, interactive
       .gif animations using
       stick figures
     – Free download from
Where to now?
   Merely an overview
   Investigate in greater detail
    – Most of this technology is explored at length at
   Experiment
   Review
   Share what you‟ve done
   Have fun!!
Any Questions?
Thank you for your time…

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