The ICT workshop was held in December 6th, 2010 in Sekolah Ciputra Surabaya. The participants were all elementary and pre-elementary teachers. The key note speaker was Jane Ross from SinarMas World Academy (SWA). The workshop aims to give teachers more perspectives on the use of ICT in the integrated classroom. There were three sessions in the workshop. The first session and second session were delivered by Jane Ross. The first session was mainly about the 21st century learning and how to get started. The second session was about some teaching and learning ideas on how to embed technology in inquiry learning. Then, the third session was delivered by some of the expertise teachers. I myself joined google 3D sketch up workshop. This workshop has given me a bunch of knowledge related to the 21st century learning and the application of ICT in the inquiry learning As she said in her explanation that, we, teachers, are now working with students whose entire life have been immersed in the 21st century media culture. She quoted from Marc Prensky about a digital native and digital immigrant. She explained that our students are all digital natives since they were born during or after the general introduction of digital technology, and through interacting with digital technology from an early age. They have a greater understanding of its concepts. On the other way around, digital immigrant is an individual who was born before the existence of digital technology and adopted it to some extent later in their life. They may be us, teachers.
With Jane Ross, the key note speaker of the ICT workshop
Jane Ross has given such an inspiring sharing of knowledge in her sessions as she gave some teaching and learning ideas on how to maximally use digital tools for learning and teaching. The strategies that I may use in my teaching and PD is:
– Google docs: Google docs can be very much helpful for sharing document as well as doing a collaborative planning, teaching or learning
– Twitter: Twitter is not only useful for doing a social network activity but also for getting the latest info about the trends of educations and also as a forum to share and get information.
– Web based portfolio: I have done this for my portfolio maybe I am going to find another more websites (currently I am using wordpress.com
ICT Workshop (December 6th, 2010)
Session One: 21st Century learning and how to get started
Presenter: Jane Ross
Sekolah Ciputra 07.30-09.00
What is a digital native?
ICT Workshop held in December 6th, 2010 in Sekolah Ciputra Surabaya. The key note speaker was Jane Ross from SWA (Sinarmas World Academy)
Digital native is a person, mainly a young person, who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technology, and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding of its concepts. (Marc Prensky, 2010)
What is a digital immigrant?
Digital immigrant is an individual who was born before the existence of digital technology and adopted it to some extent later in their life. (Marc Prensky, 2010)
How does the 21st Century Learning look like?
Based on http://www.pbs.org, the 21st century learning looks like:
– Interdisciplinary: different subject areas uniting to teach a common unit of work
– Integrated: different learning areas are blended to help students make important connection
– Project based learning: project based learning enables teachers and students
Teachers are working with student whose entire lives have been immersed in the 21st century media culture
Technology has changed the way people work, collaborate, socialize, communicate, succeed (horizon 2010)
Learning can happen anytime/ anywhere
21st century learning is not simply to incorporate learning technology into current technology devices only but also challenge fundamental views about effective teaching and learning (Jane Ross, 2010)
Teaching is sharing. Sharing deals with places, space, time etc how to make it meaningful and engaging, as well as an obligation to share? Sharing is about sharing your insight and ideas. (Shareski, 2010)
What teachers can do to start the 21st century learning?
– Get connected
– Use multi media
The benefits of sharing and teaching through online digital portfolio by Jane’s Ross:
Keeping updating ourselves with emerging image
Getting fast feedback on my learning activities as they are happening
Becoming more reflective
Having more motivation
Transforming the way of teaching
Session two: Embedding Technology in Inquiry Learning Planning 2.0 How do you plan? We planned and saved the planner in the server challenges: files corrupted, loosing files, recent version of the files,were stored solution: google docs? Google campus Technology in Inquiry Teaching ideas: teaching history by sending letter Students’ reflection using voice rather than written ones (voice thread) Web based online portfolio easy to access, weebly, edublogs, google sites, mathletics.com starfall sparkelbox brainpop raz-kids.co mingoville.com