Literacy with ICT - Learning tools

Guiding questions:


2006 - 2007 (first year of LwICT implementation)
  • Do students in your division have access to their own email?
  • Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
  • What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?



School division responses:


Beautiful Plains


8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
Yes, in certain classroom this exists. Epals
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
Again in some classrooms, yes. Teacher comfort level and expertise dictates interest.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Look at your existing software potential and what is on-line and use it effectively.

Border Land


8. Learning Tools:
8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
Yes they do but in some schools it is limited by their school rules.
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
Yes they do but in some schools it is limited by their school rules.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
The focus needs to be on enhancing the learning not just as a cool tool.

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

Yes they do but in some schools it is limited by their school rules.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Yes they do but in some schools it is limited by their school rules.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?

Brandon


8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
· They may through CyberSchools or Gaggle
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
· Yes, they may have access, but unlikely being used
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
· Ensure that staff are aware of the security features available for using these tools


DSFM


Evergreen


Student Email
  • No, there are no divisional accounts set up at this time, but teachers can request accounts when needed
Student access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web
  • Not at this time as this is blocked at some schools

Flin Flon

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

Yes
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Yes
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Epearl, Wikis, Office, Movie Maker, Inspiration, Kidspiration, Internet, Digital video and still cameras.


Fort La Bosse


8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
- generally no but individual teachers have created “Gaggle” access for their class activities.

8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
- No

8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
- Teachers need a chance to find out about these new “publishing” environments and need to find authentic uses for these in classroom activites.
- Need to address student on-line safety issues.
- Those that control the division communication technology might have to open access to make some of these things happen.


8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
A few classrooms use gaggle accounts, otherwise this is not available.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Yes we have access but they are not widely used.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Students need access to reliable technology in the classroom. Smart boards are examples of effective software that highly motivate students and teachers. Access to internet sites in the classroom is important. Infusion of these tools across all curriculums increases student literacy. Web safety resources, like Snow Dogs, Mirror Image etc have been valuable.

Frontier


8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
Not divisionally provided
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
Some yes, some not, based on filters and communities
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
“safe” email accounts for kids, “safe” read / write tools, kids friendly keyboarding tools needed

Garden Valley

8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
-Yes, to a limited extent. By 2008-09, email will be made available to all students in the division.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Yes, students do have access to some blogs, some wikis, and some Web 2.0 products.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
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Ready-access to quick and stable Internet access and Web-based tools. We recommend learning tools that encourage creativity and critical thinking. Examples would be Concept-mapping tools such as Inspiration, photo editing tools such as the Adobe Suite, and desktop publishing tools such as MS-Publisher, etc. Graphic editing tools are essential at the K-8 level. The use of digital audio recorders has also been a very effective way of increasing student and teacher involvement in literacy with ICT.

Hanover


Interlake


Student Email
  • no
Student access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web
  • Yes, in particular Blogs
Recommendations for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT
  • Consistency with divisional student Log-ons. Need to have screening capabilities.
  • Inspiration, Criteria-making templates in Word, Reflection journals, PhotoStory, Flickr trading cards, PowerPoint, Digital cameras, Scanners, Word, Educational websites

Kelsey


8.1 Yes they do, if they have email. There is not school-based email available for them though.
8.2 Yes they do.
8.3 We have no recommendations at this time.

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
yes
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?yes
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT? allowing access to email,blogs,etc.



Lakeshore


Student e-mail
limited
Student access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web
yes
Effective use of learning tools
Communicator – there will be class discussion between to grade 4 classes in separate towns. They are both reading the same book and will have book talk using this tool. It will be both a written and a verbal discussion.
We will also be using tools to facilitate a project between two schools about 45 minutes apart. We will be pairing up a student in one school with a student in the other school. Together, they will complete a project together on life in the medieval times.

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

Not at this time, but it is an area we will be implementing next fall.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Yes.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?



Lord Selkirk

2007 - 2008

8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

Yes
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Some schools
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
need to have the tools in a controlled setting and open for student use (other social software tends to be lock out or firewalled.)


Louis Riel


MFNERC


Mountain View

8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
No divisional account set up for students, some schools have access to hotmail
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
Students have access to blogs and wikis
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Software programs such as graphic organizers, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

No students do not have access to their own email accounts
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Students have access to blogs and wikis if the classroom teacher has set them up.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Epearl, smartboards, presentation software,inspiration, digital cameras and easy to manipulate software


Mystery Lake


Student email account: students may have an account with the District upon request

Student access: blogs, wikis, and the read/write web are currently available to all students

Recommendations: increasing their experience with the tools will increase their literacy

8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
yes
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
yes
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
gmail, epearl, inspiration, voice thread, ning, office tools, web 2.0, google docs, google earth, worldbook,


Park West


2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
- working on it; looking at First class accounts for all students
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
- yes, in most cases
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
- teacher who are comfortable with their skills (on continuum)
- ICT infrastructure
- time and one on one support

Pembina Trails


8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
Yes
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
Yes
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
-education
-school consultation regarding “needs” for the tools

Pine Creek

8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
Yes they do, through Microsoft exchange.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Students have access if teachers choose to use these tools.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
e-pearl for the reflective piece of learning, blogs for teaam collaboration/projects

Portage La Prairie


Prairie Rose

8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
Some schools yes, but not all. Schools use different email providers. Some colonies have no access.

8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Yes, with supervised access.

8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Continue to access free tools. Using the divisional license to access/purchase Microsoft software. Laptops and LCD projectors for all teachers. Use of electronic portfolios that can be carried on from year to year. Use of wikis to help promote communication.

8.1 Do students in your school have access to their own email? Who provides this email?
· Some schools yes – using gagglenet
8.2 Do students in your school have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
· Yes, with controlled access
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for developing student literacy with ICT?
· Access free tools
· Fun activities – creative online activities like gliffy.com, google earth, etc.


Prairie Spirit

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

Division has not moved to divisional accounts as yet. Home accounts only.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
No
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
ePearl with individual classrooms, Nettrekker for managed "Google" research, Inspiration/Kidspiration, Audacity for audio editing, PhotoStory 3 for scripting digital photos, Projectors/laptop in every classroom.


Red River Valley

8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
no
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
yes
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Epearl and wikispaces nicenet

River East Transcona


8. Learning Tools:
8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
Yes
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
Yes
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Blogs (within small groups, classrooms), Wikis, Student created web sites.

Rolling River


Learning Tools:
8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email? No
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT? More computers in the classroom-hardware and software.

St Alphonsus School

Our students do not have their own email accounts as yet, but can be set-up.
We have one class utilizing the blog.
Teachers should be more orientated and implementing the ethics and responsibility parts of the ICT Continuum. Also to be aware that this resources are available.

St Emile School

. Learning Tools:
8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
No, looking at it for Middle Years.

8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?

8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?


St Charles School

8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
Gaggle accounts have been set up for all students but they have not been used extensively.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Students have access to blogs through their Gaggle accounts, but again, use has been limited.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Choose one learning tool to focus on and establish use of it before moving on to other tools.

St Ignatius School


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All students from grades 4-12 have email accounts.
We host our own Moodle site, which allows us to use and create Wikis and read/write webpages. We also host our own blogging site.
Blogging works best if teachers are shown how simple they are to use, and are shown the direct impact it will have in their teaching. It's also helpful to show simple blogs, so newcomers are not intimidated or overwhelmed. Concerns about Internet safety must also be addressed.

St James-Assiniboia

Do students in your division have access to their own email?
No, they do not.
Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
Yes they do.
What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Easy/timely access to technology, technologically literate teachers, using a variety of techological resources (computers, digital cameras, video cameras, etc.)

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

- not at the moment, but it is in the works
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
- limited access is available to these Web 2.0 tools
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
- we'd like to see increased use of some communication tools
- we have the hardware and software in place to realize this
- recommendation for a standard set of tools to be used across the board

St. John's Ravenscourt


St. Mary's Academy


8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
Yes. Each student initiates their email account at beginning of year. Also accessible from home.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
They have access to blogs and wikis - but not widely used within the curriculum activities (if at all). Not familiar with Web 2.0 tools.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
There is a need for more student planning and feedback opportunities. (use wikis, epearl, concept mapping)

St Maurice School


Learning Tools:
8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
Yes – Gaggle.net
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
No to Blogs in general but they do on Gaggle. No to chat rooms, wiki’s??????
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
ePearl is amazing, Cyber safe websites are a must i.e: Joe Cool or Joe Fool.
Have a plan and keep to it. Concentrate on one tool at a time, do not overwhelm yourselves.

Seine River


8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
-K-8 Do not currently, but is in plan for next year
-HS yes
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
- Yes
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
-Building awareness to admin, staff and students
-Access to technology and software

Seven Oaks


Southwest Horizon


8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email?
Yes (4-6 WebCt)
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
Moderately
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
WebCT project, possibly Blogs, Wikis, etc. as they become more familiar to us.

Sunrise

2007 - 2008 8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
Some. Site specific.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools
site and school specific

8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
e-mail, e-pearl, blogs, Smart Boards and smart technology products

Swan Valley

8.1 Do students in your school have access to their own email? Who provides this email?
* Yes, if requested by classroom teacher
* Swan Valley provides for e-mail accounts

8.2 Do students in your school have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web?
* Yes, with teacher request

8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for developing student literacy with ICT?
* smartboards
* staff laptop purchase program
* access to computer labs
* pods of computers in classroom
* digital cameras/scanners/video cameras
* blogs, wikis, podcasting

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

yes, if requested by classroom teacher

8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
yes

8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
-classroom buddies/mentoring
-easy access to hardware (for ex: scanner)
-see above answer!


Turtle Mountain


8.1 Do students in your division have access to their own email? Email accounts are not provided but students can use them with teacher permission.
8.2 Do students in your division have access to blogs, wikis, and the read/write web? We do not have filters that block them but it is not used as a teaching tool except in some High School courses.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?
Not yet however, we are looking at getting the students gmail accounts.
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
yes, used in some high school classes.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT? Access to laptops, SMART boards, projectors, iLife,

Turtle River

2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

No school accounts but they can access if it is web-based.

8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Yes...some teachers are starting to use wikis.


8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT

e-pearl, inspriaton, and kidspiration are great tools to work with along with Power Point and Smart Notebook.

Western


Our students do not have access to an email or blogs, wikis, etc. We suggest more effective use of software available on-line and evaluate current applications being used and eliminate that which doesn't meet ICT outcomes.

Whiteshell


Winnipeg


Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education


8. Learning Tools:
2007 - 2008
8.1 Do students in your school/division have access to their own email?

Yes, from grades 3 - 12
8.2 Do students in your school/division have access to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools?
Yes.
8.3 What recommendations does your team have for the types of learning tools effective for increasing student literacy with ICT?
Using SmartBoards, projection units in the classroom; accessing teacher's websites (blogs, wikis). Increasing the effectiveness of the school website (eg. podcasting availability)