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IT Summit 2011
May 10, 2011, 6:20 pm
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Crowdsourcing, Collaboration, and Collaboratition

By Michael Wesch

Kansas State University

mediatedcultures

 

Classroom Ideas

1. Website or Youtube of the Week – Discuss, share, post

Youtube – post interview question on youtube and anyone can comment

Wiki – Research and readings

Large Class –

  1. Open Street Map : http://www.openstreetmap.org/

– created real street maps for bike routes using Google Maps, or Open Street Maps, then had to have solutions, presentations, (with iphone you can use Mapzen

  1. Experts of the World – Different Groups – experts on different areas of the world – build up knowledge on the Wiki,create a simulation. http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119
  2. Dance – Numa, Numa – group YouTube Dance
  3. Interview – post questions on Youtube and pass the link around, for people to answer the questions
  4. Wiki – Group Research project with class, looking up different areas. Produce a documentary on the information found. Anybody can edit the wiki to help give the right facts. Will be using aloot of tools, used Netvibes.com, All RSS feeds would be updated to the students. http://www.netvibes.com/en
  5. During the research student have their own blog for their own space, and the teacher uses Yahoo to filter all the students information. For Bookmarks the students and teachers use diggo: http://www.diigo.com/for sticky notes and talking about the sites they have found. Students create a trailer – for the project they are going to create – then the class takes all the trailers into one trailer to show how the research is all one project.  Used Google Docs, for stats and information that need to be shared. Students had to create their own research paper, then have their Main Idea – how do they all fit together. Each student then takes one of the points and creates a video, then all the students put their videos together for a collaborative project.
  6. Wiki – Group Readings on one topic sharing the readings they have found
  7. Artwork – bring artwork together, everyone creates on pieces of the puzzle then all the student put it together to make one master piece.
  8. Music – collaboration of one song

10. Video – Starwars http://www.starwarsuncut.com/

 

 

Collaboration Problems:

  1. Inadequate skills
  2. Gaming the system – not doing the job and creating something different

Lessons Learned:

  1. break project up into manageable units
  2. let everybody in on the final vision
  3. need adequate motivation/incentive

http://www.innocentive.com/

Students need to have passion and they need a purpose to do the project.

Where to start –

  1. use Google Docs and Wikis
  2. Post words you want the students to learn – students add to it
  3. Assessment – calibrated Peer Review – students grade essays, http://128.97.1.4/CPRLocal5/login/Login.aspx?cookieCheck=true


IT Summit 2011 – Saskatoon May 9th & 10th
May 10, 2011, 4:48 pm
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Transforming Digital Storytelling with the infusion of 21st Century Skills

J. Bryers, j. Berthelot, J. Salikin

MicroBlogging: using Techy Teacher – allowing for 140 characters, they ask students to use their real names, be on topic, be respectful, and reflect on connections they have made. The students use the back channel to share information and help those that need more support.

todaymeet.com/transforming – they will have all the resources here for the next week. Place to talk through chat about the conference. If you need copy of the discussion they will safe them into a word documents.

The teacher has use to be the one with all the knowledge. Now we have smartboards, we need to focus on transforming the learning. Classroom are starting to look differently through pods and groups.

Polleverywhere – is a website that you use texting  or website to poll and vote on different things discussed in the classroom. You don’t type in the answer you just text in a number. This is a great way to get quick feedback .

You want students to transform their learning and become producers of their learning.

http://Techyteacher2.wordpress.com  – All notes on this conference is found here.

Storytelling

Poems –

  • Students use their own written poems
  • Take their own pictures of nature
  • Make their own background music
  • Need to have preproduction of knowledge (poem writing)
  • Give student choice on what kind of poem they want to write

Question/Information

  • students give the facts
  • explain why they like this topic
  • make sure the students are not answering a yes or no question, that the question is critical thinking questions

Instead of playing with technology we need to think of how this is working and integrating with the curriculum.

Digital Story –  Debate, option on specific topic (ie Slavery)

  • why they think it is wrong
  • give proof
  • read out letters, videos for support
  • use of pictures, write script, students drawings
  • facts, letters, time-line
  • students view on what others can do to make a change
  • student voice and view
  • give credits at end
  • must use copyright free songs, video and images


Moodlemoot Day 3PM Assessment and Evaluation
May 6, 2011, 6:51 pm
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MooMoodlemoot Edmonton – May 4th 2011 – PM

Differentiating instruction means creating multiple paths so tat students of different abilities, interested or learning needs experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, use, develop and present concepts as a part of the daily learning process. It allows students to take greater responsibility and ownership of their won learning, and provides opportunities for peer teaching and cooperative learning.

Assessment vs. Evaluation
Instead of students asking is this for marks, students ask is this for summative assessment!

Assessment = practice, dipstick, qualitative, performance, hidden curriculum, basis for improvement, pre, during, post learning
Evaluation – Game time, report on learning, quantitative, snap shot, post learning, redone? Course Grade

Using Formative Assessment
1. What does the student already know?
2. What does the student kind of know?
3. What does the student need to know?
What does Assessment look like?
1. homework
2. quiz, pop quiz, practice test
3. project
4. presentation
5. lab
6. entry/exit slips
7. textbook assisted prep
8. email
9. text message
10. journal, blog, wiki
Sound Like?
1. oral questions
2. touching base with a student
3. class discussion
4. Student to student chat
Feel Like?
1. anxiety
2. comfort
3. reassurance
4. empowerment
5. nothing
The benefits of using Moodle to assess students out weigh the time required to setup the question banks. This is because it is available to the student 24 hours a day, this is practice for your students. If you are going to be away sometimes they still have the practice they need to do their work. Students can go back and re-read, do quizzes and test, teacher can set up the tests so that they can have different questions each time they go in.
• practice tests for Math
• practice games for Math

Creating a Quiz Assessments
Display – questions per page – Unlimited
Shuffle questions – yes
Shuffle within questions – yes
Review Options – – checks off all immediately after the attempt, Later, while the quiz is still open and After the quiz is closed

Overall Feedback – Way to Go! You’ve really got a handle on this concept!!!
• Through data manager you can add questions that are already in the system.

How to Report Assessment
Formative and Summative Evaluation – for formative assessment students pick what formative assessments they wants to do.

Patricia Yeske
Teacher
Riverview Colligiate
Yeske.patricia@prairiesouth.ca

dlemoot Edmonton – May 4th 2011 – PM

DifferentiMoodlemoot Edmonton – May 4th 2011 – PM

Differentiating instruction means creating multiple paths so tat students of different abilities, interested or learning needs experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, use, develop and present concepts as a part of the daily learning process. It allows students to take greater responsibility and ownership of their won learning, and provides opportunities for peer teaching and cooperative learning.

Assessment vs. Evaluation
Instead of students asking is this for marks, students ask is this for summative assessment!

Assessment = practice, dipstick, qualitative, performance, hidden curriculum, basis for improvement, pre, during, post learning
Evaluation – Game time, report on learning, quantitative, snap shot, post learning, redone? Course Grade

Using Formative Assessment
1. What does the student already know?
2. What does the student kind of know?
3. What does the student need to know?
What does Assessment look like?
1. homework
2. quiz, pop quiz, practice test
3. project
4. presentation
5. lab
6. entry/exit slips
7. textbook assisted prep
8. email
9. text message
10. journal, blog, wiki
Sound Like?
1. oral questions
2. touching base with a student
3. class discussion
4. Student to student chat
Feel Like?
1. anxiety
2. comfort
3. reassurance
4. empowerment
5. nothing
The benefits of using Moodle to assess students out weigh the time required to setup the question banks. This is because it is available to the student 24 hours a day, this is practice for your students. If you are going to be away sometimes they still have the practice they need to do their work. Students can go back and re-read, do quizzes and test, teacher can set up the tests so that they can have different questions each time they go in.
• practice tests for Math
• practice games for Math

Creating a Quiz Assessments
Display – questions per page – Unlimited
Shuffle questions – yes
Shuffle within questions – yes
Review Options – – checks off all immediately after the attempt, Later, while the quiz is still open and After the quiz is closed

Overall Feedback – Way to Go! You’ve really got a handle on this concept!!!
• Through data manager you can add questions that are already in the system.

How to Report Assessment
Formative and Summative Evaluation – for formative assessment students pick what formative assessments they wants to do.

Patricia Yeske
Teacher
Riverview Colligiate
Yeske.patricia@prairiesouth.ca

ating instruction means creating multiple paths so tat students of different abilities, interested or learning needs experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, use, develop and present concepts as a part of the daily learning process. It allows students to take greater responsibility and ownership of their won learning, and provides opportunities for peer teaching and cooperative learning.

Assessment vs. Evaluation
Instead of students asking is this for marks, students ask is this for summative assessment!

Assessment = practice, dipstick, qualitative, performance, hidden curriculum, basis for improvement, pre, during, post learning
Evaluation – Game time, report on learning, quantitative, snap shot, post learning, redone? Course Grade

Using Formative Assessment
1. What does the student already know?
2. What does the student kind of know?
3. What does the student need to know?
What does Assessment look like?
1. homework
2. quiz, pop quiz, practice test
3. project
4. presentation
5. lab
6. entry/exit slips
7. textbook assisted prep
8. email
9. text message
10. journal, blog, wiki
Sound Like?
1. oral questions
2. touching base with a student
3. class discussion
4. Student to student chat
Feel Like?
1. anxiety
2. comfort
3. reassurance
4. empowerment
5. nothing
The benefits of using Moodle to assess students out weigh the time required to setup the question banks. This is because it is available to the student 24 hours a day, this is practice for your students. If you are going to be away sometimes they still have the practice they need to do their work. Students can go back and re-read, do quizzes and test, teacher can set up the tests so that they can have different questions each time they go in.
• practice tests for Math
• practice games for Math

Creating a Quiz Assessments
Display – questions per page – Unlimited
Shuffle questions – yes
Shuffle within questions – yes
Review Options – – checks off all immediately after the attempt, Later, while the quiz is still open and After the quiz is closed

Overall Feedback – Way to Go! You’ve really got a handle on this concept!!!
• Through data manager you can add questions that are already in the system.

How to Report Assessment
Formative and Summative Evaluation – for formative assessment students pick what formative assessments they wants to do.

Patricia Yeske
Teacher
Riverview Colligiate
Yeske.patricia@prairiesouth.ca



Moodle Day 3PM – Part 2
May 4, 2011, 8:29 pm
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Moodlemoot Edmonton – May 4th 2011 – PM

Best Practices for Integrating Video in Moodle

Cindy Yates – Managing Director 

The future of meida in education

www.Kaltura.org

 

Kaltura : This is the first opened sourced video platform. The video solutions for any site that you are working with. Kaltura is the leader with education because it is an opened sourced product, it is alos a core platform with dedicated applications on top. It includes rich media and not just video.

Video in Education: A lot of customers visit them because of the online classes that are including videos. Students have a numbers of different types of platforms for the videos, students watch on phones, computers, iPads. They set up a managing system that is similar to youtube for all videos being posted on Moodle.



Moodle Day 3PM – Part 1
May 4, 2011, 8:15 pm
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Moodlemoot Edmonton – May 4th 2011 – PM

LearnIT2teach Project

Robert McBride, Jim Edgar, Pat Fahy, John Allan 

This tools is available for plug in at Moodle.org  and for Moodle 2.0 

Moodle Committee Manage Resource (Activity)

  • Add Committee
  • Add the members and information
  • They use this for different committee on campus
  • There is a menu and a description of who is Members, President, Co-President
  • Group Email – automatically creates a group email based on who is members of the group

Creating Committee – Admin Side

  1. You create an event with information for your meeting. Has the date, start time and end time and a d description of what will be going on. It can automatically be emailed and put into your outlook email calendar.
  2. Files – there are public folders and private folders, people within Moodle can see what you are working on with the public folders, but the private folders is what you are not ready to share
  3. Planner Manager – Similar to Doodle. It is color-coded. If you have a few dates in mind you send off this planner manage and it gives you a percentage of how many people can make the meeting, then calculates the members best answer.
  4. Schedule – you can book out the room, they have a database with all the room that are available. If some rooms are reserved rooms, it sends off an email to book the room. You can look up to see if the room is available, check the room you want. It gives you a description of what the room has in it. By clicking on the room and time it will book the room for you and put it in your calendar and in the Moodle Calendar.
  5. Agenda – Everything is done online for appointments and information can you can save it out as a PDF. You put in the information of Name, Duration and brief description of what the agenda will be about. You can put in different topics, when the meeting is done you can put if the topic are still opened, in progress or finished.
  6. Topics List By You – these are what you are going to discuss and vote for in a particular agenda meeting.
  7. Teachers can’t make a committee only administrator can do this.
  8. This could work for schools, keep track of their staff meeting, other teachers and administrators can see their folders, check out what is going on, who is attending meetings. This could work for CEC different committees and information that needs to be passed on to administration.

User Point of View of Committee

  1. Users can send out emails through Moodle, through the committee email.
  2. Users don’t see all the editing options
  3. Agenda shows a clean version of the dates and information of the upcoming meeting and minutes.
  4. If the meeting already took place, the user can see who was absent, who was present, what the meeting notes were, different motions, agenda  topics. The user can’t change anything but can view all the options.


Moodle Day 3 AM – Part 2
May 4, 2011, 8:14 pm
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Moodlemoot Edmonton – May 4th 2011 – AM

Online Retention & Weaver

What Weaver Does?

They do active monitoring and trigger management. They take a look at students, teacher, and institutional reports and do courseware analysis. They took a look and give reports if the course is working, that communication between teacher and students is working. They have a social networking dashboard; they give charts to see who is communicating, who is doing well and who is in the middle. This helps so that the teacher can see who in the class may need help with the course.

  • Detailed Course Dashboard – shows students activity report, what resources they have been accessing, what assignments they have been working on, what is their grade, how many posts
  • They keep all data and look at standard deviation
  • They keep record of all the data and discussion between students, they look at line counts,

http://demo.loomlearning.com/

–       This is a version of their Moodle

–       They are waiting for 2.1 of Moodle

–       Students and teachers have LIVE Chat, Email and Phone for Support for their Moodle

 Training:

They trained all faculty through workshops, they also created a course that they worked through. It was a three week course, this helped them to learn about Moodle and Course Building. Essential training for Teachers – Topics follow different lessons for the teachers to work through.

 




Moodle Moot Day 3 – AM
May 4, 2011, 8:12 pm
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Moodlemoot Edmonton – May 4th 2011 – AM

Using Moodle Migration to Drive Instructional RE-Design

Brad Reamsbottom, Tyler Heaton, Alyssa Di Rocco 

University of Lethbridge – started with 3 classes of blended learning in Moodle and has grown since. Steps they took to get their faculty from blackboard to Moodle. They had to use Migration steps to get all of faculty onboard.

  1. IT and Faculty a group of 5-10 people that were the power uses, had discussions on how would Moodle help make our division better for the students and faculty, what would Moodle do for them and would Moodle help them meet their learning objectives. Everyone needs to see the value of Moodle!
  2. RE-Think your course! Take a look at the course that were designed in Web CT and look at what you want to change, what will this course look like in Moodle. If something didn’t work in Web CT – how will it change in Moodle?
  3. The transition – how do we move everything over? What needs to be moved over, do you need them? Time to RE-Think what is really needed to be moved over. It is a time to redesign.
  4. BATA Testing – students focuses on the calendar. University did a lot of focus groups with faculty and students.
  5. Ticket System for support that is attached to Course Design. If they send an email it will automatically crate a ticket for support. It went to the support team and all of them would work as a team to find solutions and what would work best. They will follow up with the support with face-to-face, emails and phone calls. They also wanted to follow up to see if the solutions were helping them out, if it was helping out their students and if the teacher was considering different options. The support team wanted suggestions and feedback on their service and if it worked.
  6. Moodle Workshop, these were 1 hour  – had workshops for teachers to learn about Moodle, teachers could sign up and RSVP to the workshop, so the support team knew how many people would be coming. This also gave them their user ids, so they could have everything set up and ready to go. When the faculty left they had a playground to work with. They found that the 1 hour workshop was enough time.
  7. Drop in Sessions – they then had sessions where teachers could come in and work, but they didn’t have great success in many faculty members didn’t come to the drop in sessions.
  8. Help Options – on the admin side you can retool the help information and put in your own help information and hyperlinks. (www.docsmoodle.org) they have a list of different tutorials in there for teachers. They also created many different video tutorials for teachers and faculty, they were making some many different tutorials.
  9. Campaign for Moodle – they created posters to create awareness that Moodle would be coming.  Sign saying – “Moodle is coming and Blackboard is leaving”.  Created a mascot for Moodle “Steve” – the Moodle Doodle, this has made it fun.
  10. 10.  The Design – you made the changes and start rebuilding. Finding different designs that help the students work better in Moodle, for example don’t let students keep scrolling. Set up your course so it easy for students to use. Show people what things look like and let them decided how to set up the course for themselves, they didn’t tell them what to do in the course. They showed them different examples that worked and let the teachers doing the design work. CRCD – Curriculum Redevelopment Center.

Online tutorials also have student tutorials – these will help the students.