Well here it is, the grand reveal of my digital artefact (Assignment 1).
To capture attention, I decided to use Glogster as my overarching platform. As you can see, it is visually appealing and allows for the embedding and inclusion of other ICT tools.
Click on the below screenshot to be taken to my Glogster. Or alternatively, if you would like to bookmark the link for future use, I have included the link: http://www.glogster.com/frintzilas/enable-evolutionary-essential-/g-6kssa1cbmvcouq1tvui9pa0
Please note: there are 3 major components embedded into the glogster (radio station, video and a magazine). Run your cursor over the glogster and you will see a ‘www’ sign appear and this will take you to an outside link. This is except for the radio station, where you will need to run your cursor over the word ‘play’ until it fades.
I would like to briefly describe the types of ICT tools I used to create my digital masterpiece.
I used a program called Spreaker to create a radio broadcast. This was a lot of fun and relatively easy to use. I worked out my script prior and added some sound effects and voila I had a radio broadcast.
To create my video ‘Educational Affairs’, I recorded video footage and uploaded and rearranged the footage using iMovie. From here, I uploaded the iMovie to Vimeo and then uploaded to Mozilla Popcorn. Please note, I chose to capture a screenshot and add a link to the screenshot in Glogster, due to the incompatibility between Mozilla Popcorn (HTML5) and Glogster (Flash).
I created the magazine using Joo Mag. This was another wonderful ICT platform that was relatively easy to use. I used a template provided by Joo Mag and then deleted and moved parts of the template around to make it ‘my own’.
Finally, I used create.ly to create my infographic. I found this tool quite self-explanatory and feel it has given a nice ‘edge’ to my artefact by summarising the 3 key reasons for ICT integration within this context.
I felt the adding of references onto each of these would have disrupted the flow of my artefact, hence I have included the reference list below.
Atkin, J. (2001). Enhancing Learning in the Middle Years of Schooling. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from http://www.learning-by-design.com/papers/MSdevelopment.pdf
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Information and communication technology (ICT) capability. (2013). Retrieved March 22, 2013, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/GeneralCapabilities/Pdf/ICT
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). (2013). Welcome to the Foundation to Year 12 Australian Curriculum online. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/
Blurton, C. (1999). New Directions of ICT-Use in Education. Retrieved March 22, 2013, from http://www.unesco.org/education/lwf/dl/edict.pdf
Connectivism. (2013). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connectivism
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. (2012). Videoconferencing at Wodonga Middle Years College [Video]. Retrieved from https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/View.aspx?pin=LUM69C
Luckin, R., Bligh, B., Manches, A., Ainsworth, S., Crook, C., & Noss, R. (2012). Decoding learning: the proof, promise and potential of digital education. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from http://www.nesta.org.uk/library/documents/DecodingLearningReport_v12.pdf
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. (MCEETYA). (2008). Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from http://www.mceecdya.edu.au/verve/_resources/National_Declaration_on_the_Educational_Goals_for_Young_Australians.pdf
Pendergast, D., Flanagan, R., Land, R., Bahr, M., Mitchell, J., Weir, K., Noblett, G., Cain, M., Misich, T., Carrington, V., & Smith, J. (2005). Developing lifelong learners in the middle years of schooling. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from http://www.mceetya.edu.au/verve/_resources/lifelonglearn_midyears.pdf
Prensky, M. (2009). Marc Prensky”s Essential 21st Century Skills. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from http://www.scribd.com/doc/16594116/Marc-Prenskys-Essential-Skills-for-the-21st-Century
Room 13. (2011). Who are we? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://thompson67.edublogs.org/about/
Siemens, G. (2005). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Retrieved March 21, 2013, from http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jan_05/article01.htm
Sources of Energy. (2010). Scootle [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://walkersoe.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/scootle.html
Williams, R. (n.d.). Has the world changed and we haven’t noticed? [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/7294481020/
Any images or video footage not referenced above are from my personal collection.