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Colette Cotton ICT/International co-ordinator @ St Mary’s CEP Folkestone
[email protected]
‘ A Global dimension helps learners to
explore and make sense of the big
issues of the world” QCA 2007
• Climate Change (UN Conference held in Copenhagen
December 2009...responsibilities)
• Every Child Matters agenda (safety, health, global issues)
• Emotional Intelligence (influenced by values, expectations)
• Personalized Learning (taking responsibility for themselves
and others)
• Sustainability (latest initiative to be taken on board by DcSF)
IT’S FUN
• A Global dimension with sustainable development
• Ability to talk to experts (RSPB) & global schools through
Flash/meetings
• An understanding of personal, local, national and global issues
• Collaboration…sharing of real information through ICT across the
world
• Encourages a creative, global curriculum
• Embeds ICT across the whole curriculum
• Gives an audience for pupils work (databases, graphs, art, literacy,
music)
• MOTIVATES pupils learning
• Brings the world into the classroom
The following
International countries
are on these Migration
routes:
• Nigeria
• Kenya
• Iran
• Italy
• Czech Republic
• Estonia
Link
• Scotland
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Mirera School
Lake Naivasha
(4000+ largest in Kenya)
Peponi House
(first
count on Monday 25th)
Kenton School
(1st count completed on the 19th Jan)
Nairobi district
African Pied Wagtail
Baglafecht Weaver
Black Kite
Bronze Sunbird
Common Bulbul
Hadada Ibis
Olive Thrush
Pied Crow
Red billed Firefinch
Speckled Mousebird
Variable Sunbird
White browed Robin Chat
C ou ntry an d School ______________________________
Grou p___________________________
Bird Wa tch
Useful Equipment...bino culars, digit al still or movi e camera, bird book or
identification sheet, sketch pad, recording sheet, pencil
Date
Ti me
O uts i de
Temper
ature
Name of Bird
How
man y did
you se e ?
C olours
Habitat
Food
O ther C om ments
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http://www.kenyabirds.org.uk/
Link
Mirera
School
( September) ‘Still living at the Owl Sanctuary…
tried 3 flights but has now given up all aspiration of
mastering the art of aviation and just waddles everywhere’.
His new friend Shale the tortoise!
Using ICT to find the countries and follow migration
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• Sharing
• Planning
• Problem solving
• Investigating
• Creating
• Celebrating
• Assessing
Overseas Schools Links… January to July
1. An opportunity to link with schools overseas and find out
which birds visited school grounds in the USA, Kenya,
Australia and parts of Europe during the week of the RSPB
‘School Bird Watch’ Survey. Jan/Feb 2010
2. First Global Flash/meeting Thursday 11th February
3.
Bird Watch World Day - A 24 hour event linking project
schools across the world with ICT and Literacy. An
opportunity for pupils across the world to web conference
and share information about the birds that live and visit your
school grounds. March/April
4. An opportunity to collect and share data about the birds
found in school grounds around the world in May/June/July
“My son recorded these Rubythroats
outside our backdoor here in
Mississippi with the new iPod Nano. I
just marvel at these little creatures! “
Teacher from Henderson School in Starkville
Hungry Humming birds
We have started our
monarch project and
actually have eggs,
caterpillars and pupa in
the classroom.
Migration in North
America
A fact file using Britannica online on
SCP… from a 10 year old in Kenya
RSPB’s Great School
Bird Watch
• Graphs
• Textease database
• Word
• Publisher
• 2Connect
(mind Mapping.+ sound)
Hardware used:
• PC & Laptops
• Webcam
WEBSITES
• Data logger
• www.rspb.org.uk
• Digital camera
•www.learn.co.uk
• Flip camera
• www.Superclubsplus.com
• Beebots
• www.Schoolnetglobal.com
• Pixie
• http://microsites2.segfl.org.uk
• Microphone
• Binoculars
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Unipiha School
(17 pupils)
Nr Tartu
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Art Work inside
Link
Learning how to do a block graphs with stickies!
Nigerian Birds
Owl
Weaver Bird
Vulture
Hawk
Robin
Parrot
Pigeon
Eagle
Dove
Sparrow
Kite
Marsh hawk
Wood Pecker
Barn Swallow
Goose
Data
• 188 posts from 26 world wide schools
during the 24 hr blog on SeGFL
• 50+ active schools for the project
• 15 world wide schools took part in the
BBC’s Flash/meeting with Kaye
• 200+ schools registered an interest on
Superclubsplus
• 5,000 children set up their own weather
watch pages on SCP
• Flash/Meetings or Video/conference school to school
• ‘Hot Seating’ in Flash/meetings (RSPB)
• e-Mails
• Online forums & ‘Hot Seats’ (SCP/GSC)
• Blogs (SeGFL site and SCP/GSC)
• School’s Collaborative projects published on SeGFL, eLanguages, BBC World Class
• Individual Collaborative projects on SCP/GSC,
• Learn.co.uk (World Newspaper to create for this project)
• Sharing of data from live webcams in bird boxes
• Podcasts (audacity)
• Video clips (Use of flip camera)
• Talking post cards for birds singing.
Publications
• BBC Schools free pack..
World on the Move..(KS2)
• QCA…The Global Dimension in Action
• British Council’s…Learning World
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