Part 1: After exploring how to keep safe online through http://www.cybersmart.gov.au, the students (Grade 4) had to summarise what they had learnt and present in anyway they liked. The students made movies, posters, raps etc. One group created an acronym for keeping safe online.
Never Give Away Your…
Your full name
This is now displayed in the classroom and many have chosen to display the acronym in their homes.
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Applications- I have worked in a classroom with 1:1 iPads and many of the applications have been amazing for the students to show their knowledge and understanding through creative ways. Some of the applications which have allowed this are: Explain Everything, Poppet, Show Me, iMovie, Creative Book Builder, Aurasma, Qrafter.
Emodo- Edmodo has given the students a place to go for information on work assignments, notices and reminders.. It is fantastic for sharing good websites that relate to the work we are doing in the classroom. It also enables the aspect of a flip classroom where the students receive the information before the lesson which allows for deeper discussion and follow up lessons. It also gives a safe environment to share discussion with peers. This has led to writing 'good' comments and improving digital literacy.
Skype- We use Skype 2-3 times a week in the classroom where we communicate with a school on the Tiwi Islands (we are in Tasmania). We also use 'Skype classroom' where we have spoken to scientists and book authors. Skype opens up the doors to the world where you can speak to students and experts across the globe. One limitation is the time zones.
Part 3: When it comes to searching on the internet, it is usually hit and miss. I often try many word combinations before I finally find what I really want.
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