Ideas from past Innovative Education Forum events

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14 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 8 μήνες)

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Innovation in Content

Anywhere Art


A virtual art
gallery


Anywhere Art


bringing art wherever you are. The aim of the project is
to introduce learners to Visual Literacy through a diverse range of visual
images by means of a Virtual Reality Art Museum. Learners work in groups to
investigate art through interviews, studio visits, Skype, WebPages and
internet. The combination of resources that are gathered forms a Virtual
Reality Art Museum that will be accessible for educators and learners via
Thutong

or the distribution of CDs.


Collaboration Across Australia

This Australian project involved schools in different cities each choosing an
environmental cause close to their schools


and then collaborating with one
another to share ideas for implementing a project that would make a
difference. The schools used email and video calls to let one another know
how the projects were going


and to give one another advice and
suggestions. Some groups even visited one another to see the other schools’
projects first hand.


International Travelling Mascot

Using Windows
Live to stay in
touch with home
school

The teachers who entered the Travelling Mascot project for the Microsoft
Innovative Education Forum that took place in Brazil in 2009 had a novel use
for Windows Live Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. Five classes (in five
different countries) each created a mascot to represent their class. This
mascot then travelled to the other four countries where it was taken on
outings by the host class. The mascots each had their own Windows Live ID
and which meant that they could use email and messenger to “write” home
about all the exciting places that they had visited. Obviously because the
mascots weren’t human the host class had to write the news for them


and
would send chats and emails pretending to be the mascots. The host class
would also take photos of the mascots doing interesting things and would
send these home or would upload them on the mascot’s
SkyDrive

for the class
at home to see. This project was a great way for learners to find out more
about other countries, improve their English skills and to get involved in a
novel pen
-
pal relationship!


International Travelling Mascot

Using Windows
Live to stay in
touch with home
school

The teachers who entered the Travelling Mascot project for the Microsoft
Innovative Education Forum that took place in Brazil in 2009 had a novel use
for Windows Live Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. Five classes (in five
different countries) each created a mascot to represent their class. This
mascot then travelled to the other four countries where it was taken on
outings by the host class. The mascots each had their own Windows Live ID
and which meant that they could use email and messenger to “write” home
about all the exciting places that they had visited. Obviously because the
mascots weren’t human the host class had to write the news for them


and
would send chats and emails pretending to be the mascots. The host class
would also take photos of the mascots doing interesting things and would
send these home or would upload them on the mascot’s
SkyDrive

for the class
at home to see. This project was a great way for learners to find out more
about other countries, improve their English skills and to get involved in a
novel pen
-
pal relationship!


Journey Through Bulgaria

Collaborative
class project to
make website of
towns

This project involved various schools in different Bulgarian towns collaborating
to produce a website. Each participating school was responsible for producing
the content related to their town


with the collective product enabling one to
take a virtual tour through Bulgaria.


Innovation in Collaboration :

Trash to treasure

This project involved 6 and 7 year old boys collaborating with their peers to
collect eight tons of waste in six weeks. The boys, together with their parents
and teacher, found online information about recycling and collated it in their
“Trash
-
to
-
Treasure” Wiki. They also used ‘2Create a
Superstory
’ to create e
-
books and used Skype to communicate.


Innovation in Collaboration:

Children who care

Learners from participating schools received training in ethics and research
methodology and then conducted research in their local community to
determine the needs of vulnerable children. Through this project, learners
have been given the opportunity to collaborate with other schools, the
University of the Free State as well as experts in the field of Social Action
research from the De
Montford

University in the United Kingdom via the
Internet.