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Learning In The 21st Century Session 1

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This is a brief introduction to 21st C skills and tools - showing how to build a PLN - for my faculty at Veterans Park Academy. The first in a series of five workshops.

This is a brief introduction to 21st C skills and tools - showing how to build a PLN - for my faculty at Veterans Park Academy. The first in a series of five workshops.

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  • 1. Learning in the 21 st Century Session 1 – Did You Know? Deb Hanson, MLIS Veterans Park Academy School Improvement Workshop Series Session 1 of 5 January 11, 2010 Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
  • 2. We’ll explore…
    • Emerging trends
    • Characteristics of the students we serve
    • Definition of 21 st century skills/learning
    • Web 2.0
    • PLNs
    http://edbuzz.org/sroner/2009/12/dude-3/
  • 3. Today, you will…
    • Set up your Google account
    • Set up your Google Reader
    • Explore the Learn21C wiki
    • Subscribe to a few blogs
      • At home, on your own, you will:
        • Set up your Twitter account
        • Begin to establish your PLN
        • Reflect on your journey
  • 4. Self Assessment
    • Open Internet Explorer
    • Type in this URL learn21c.wikispaces.com
    • Read the home page
    • Click on the link to Session 1 (left)
    • Click on the link to the self-assessment and answer all the questions
  • 5. "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn ." - Alvin Toffler 21 st Century Learning Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/2324517057/
  • 6. 21st Century Learning
    • Requires a shift from
    • “ the idea of waiting to be taught to being willing to learn .”
    • from Steven Kimmi, on his blog Experiments in Technology posted Taught Versus Learn, A Distinguishing Factor
  • 7. 21 st Century Learning
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Participation
    • Self-directed
    • Ubiquitous technology
    • Learning is more personal
    Photo by Tony Hall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotherphotograph/3182217550/
  • 8. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/index.cfm
  • 9. We serve digital natives… Bottom Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adubber/508531336/
    • Kids born 1990 – 2005
    • Grown up with TV, video games, computers, and hand-held mobile devices
    • The Net Generation and Generation Next
    Top photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/3078908910/
  • 10. And they demand*…
    • Freedom
    • Customization
    • Scrutiny
    • Integrity
    • Collaboration
    • Entertainment
    • Speed
    • Innovation
    *The 8 Norms of NetGeners From Grown Up Digital ©2009 by Don Tapscott
  • 11. With an eye toward new literacies…
    • Digital
    • Visual
    • Textual
    • Technological
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/feastoffools/21121528/
  • 12. They are creating a digital footprint from Day 1…
  • 13. Karl Fisch: “I certainly don’t have all the answers here, but I would strongly suggest that if you want to support reading , then you have to be doing it in the social media space as well. “
  • 14. Did You Know? video
  • 15. How do we make the shift ? © Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832659/in/set-72157615129270288 /
  • 16. © Photo by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832591/
  • 17. Build Your PLN
  • 18. Set Up Your Google Reader
  • 19. Add subscriptions & read posts…
  • 20. Set up your Twitter Account www.twitter.com
  • 21. Why Twitter?
  • 22. Join an Educator Social Network/Ning
  • 23. Play… Practice… Learn…
  • 24. Your Turn….
  • 25. Questions? Twitter: @DebH2U [email_address] http://vpaamedia.edublogs.org

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