Within a context of e-Learning, what teacher actions promote student learning?

Consider the connections to effective pedagogy (NZC, p.36)
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Making Connections
Facilitating Shared Learning
Creating supportive learning environments
Enhancing opportunities to learn
Let's begin with some student voice...

How might the following examples "supplement traditional ways of teaching but also...open up new and different ways of learning”(p.36)

1.Quality Teaching Using Digital Resources

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Electronic Story Books

Digital Collections

2. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to Northcote Primary ( Helen Rennie-Younger) and Milford Primary (Charlotte Barrance and Carolyn Brown)
Field trips are a valuable way of connecting classroom concepts to real-world situations. However, there are times that a field excursion is logistically difficult, too costly, the location too remote or dangerous to visit. Online field trips provide students with the opportunity to virtually explore and learn through highly interactive experiences and activities. These are facilitated by educators and specialists in the field and, through the technology now available to us, can expand the nature and interactivity of the virtual learning experience.

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3. Voice Thread

Thanks to Appleby School and Allanah King
What we learn through ICT
"We have recorded a Voicethread with local school to show what we have learnt by using computers in our classroom this year" (Appleby School)

4. Blogging and Skype

Thanks to Sunnybrae Normal and Stephen Gordon
"In learning environments that foster creativity and collaboration in a range of social and cultural contexts, difference is the norm and the diversity of our young people and of the people who support their learning contributes, rather than being a barrier, to educational success. Sunnybrae Normal School’s hand message project on their school blog shows us their approach" (Sarah Jones, Senior Adviser, eLearning Team, MOE)

Thanks to Blockhouse Bay School and Michelle Denley
Year 5 and 6 students were asked to create a Conflict Resolution Plan for the students at their school.
They used skype and this blog to find out how schools in New Zealand and around the world deal with conflict in their playgrounds and classrooms.

Resources and Links

Konrad Glogowski, the blog of proximal development.
This post shares some interesting strategies Konrad is exploring with his students around their participation and response to their learning within a wider community of learners, including peers and teachers.
“It’s not enough to know how to grow a blog, to pick a topic and keep contributing to one’s blog. Our students must also be aware of the class communities in which they learn”(Glogowski, 2008).

Seven Habits of Highly Connected People highlights the value of participating online in ways that can add value and impact positively on the ways in which we collaborate and communicate not only online but face-2-face.

Blooms Digital Taxonomy - Thanks to Andrew Churches at Kristin School
"This is an update to Bloom's revised taxonomy to account for the new behaviours emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's revised taxonomy accounts for many of the traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with web 2.0 technologies and increasing ubiquitous computing" (Andrew Churches)

What e-Learning strategies reflect and support the development of the Key Competencies?
  • Thinking
  • Relating to others
  • Using language, symbols and texts
  • Managing self
  • Participating and contributing

"Successful learners make use of the competencies in combination with all the other resources available to them" (NZC p.12)
What key competencies does Connie use to complete her performance successfully?

"Students need to be challenged and supported to develop them (competencies) in contexts that are increasingly wide-ranging and complex" (p.12)
How are students challenged and supported to develop the key competencies in the following examples?

Snapshot of learning for Geocaching- Creating an authentic learning opportunity for students and staff
Get Lost! is a geocaching project based on Education Outside the Classroom. It was one of a number of projects designed to provide Papatoetoe High School staff with opportunities to begin to explore effective teaching in The New Zealand Curriculum. The design of each of the projects included agreed principles for student learning and was intended to contribute to establishing a shared understanding and supportive school culture as the school explored The New Zealand Curriculum.

Living Heritage: Operation Phoenix North Shore
Milford Primary School made a website about the Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka, and what their North Shore community did to help the people of Thalpitiya rebuild their village. The students also share how to keep safe if a tsunami hits the coast near Lake Pupuke in North Shore City. Living Heritage is a project that encourages schools to create a website that shares and preserves the stories of their community, whānau, and friends.

Marcellin College
My Cultural Heritage
This research project involved both our students and their extended families. The students who were part of this project wrote a story about a cultural object from their home country that is now used in New Zealand. It could be used in the same way, or it could be used differently in the New Zealand environment.
When they had recorded their story, and it had been edited, some students brought the object to school to be photographed. Others borrowed a camera from school, or used their own camera, and photographed the items they had written about in their local environment.