Blog #6 Lifelong Learning and Voki creation

When I think about everything that I do with technology, I realize that I am a lifelong learner. I have an iphone, ipad, laptop and desktop computer at home, as well as a computer at work. I regularly use Google and other search engines to search for solutions and information and YouTube is an excellent tool to use, for instructional videos on how to do just about anything.

Students, without realising it, are becoming lifelong learners as well. They rely heavily on their phones for social networking, taking photos and videos and web surfing. They had to learn how to edit and send these photos and videos and how to use the social networking such as Facebook and Twitter. They did this by learning from friends, or searching on the internet for how-to videos or instructions. .

commit-yourself-to-lifelong-learning--source

http://www.glogster.com

If teachers can instil the practice of lifelong learning, their students will become confident, creative and socially included global citizens (LLCQ, 2013).

Global Citizenship

This week in my exploration of what it means to be a global citizen, I selected an organisation called The Oceania Project. They are a not-for-profit, Research and Information organisation
dedicated to raising awareness about Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises and the Ocean Environment.

Click on the image below to view the Voki video I created that describes this organisation.

voki

I found Voki much easier to use than Scratch or Sploder and believe that this would be a fun tool for students to use in class.

References

Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc. (2013). Retrieved from:
http://www.llcq.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=12

Lifelong Learning. (2012). [image]. Retrieved from:
http://www.glogster.com/loryrous/commit-yourself-to-lifelong-learning-/g-6l5o4vpbt7t84ihmdv1r0a0

The Oceania Project. (2014). Retrieved from:
http://www.oceania.org.au/hpstuff/overview.html

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