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  • Re-imagining Learning with collaborative technology
    • Julia Leong
    • [email_address]
    • Presentation will be available at slideshare.net/JuLeong
    • “… if we teach today
    • as we taught yesterday,
    • we rob our children
    • of tomorrow.” John Dewey
  • I’m not here to Hype Tools Hype Tools
  • Technology changes everything
    • How we define literacy
    • How we communicate
    • Our roles as teachers
    • Where learning takes place
    image source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibYl79NYa5U
  • Today’s kids are different source:google images
  • image source Time May 2009
  • Today’s kids are often disconnected with school and their real world.
  • There aren’t 2 worlds-education and work, there is one world - life. Willard Wirtz Willard Wirtz Willard Wirtz Willard Wirtz
  • Assumptions about Knowledge changed
    • information is no longer scarce and for the privileged mit
    • implication: we need to learn how to find relevant info
  • Who can publish information has changed
  • Hallmarks of Web 2.0
    • anyone can add content
    • opportunities for conversations with wider body of knowledge sources www.fanfiction.net
    • organize it to suit your needs www.pageflakes.com
    • user generated - responds to user needs
  • How to we build Knowledg/able students? students?
    • it’s a practice but let’s start with recognizing students as contributors. Try building a collaboratively developed assignment or research schedule.
  • Try setting up a class webpage and have kids add content
    • www.posterous.com
    • www.wikispaces.com
    • www.Ning.com
    • Google apps
  • Communications are changing
  • anytime, anywhere, anyone globally
  • The case for creative & critical problem solving critical problem solving What employers are seeking has changed
    • It's interdisciplinary combinations--design and technology, mathematics and art--"that produce YouTube and Google," says Thomas Friedman, author of The World Is Flat.
    • "It's important that students know how to manage it, interpret it, validate it, and how to act on it," says Dell executive Karen Bruett
  • Motivation
    • Autonomy
    • Mastery
    • Purpose
    • Why K–12 curriculum has to change to reflect new technologies and a globalized world.
    • What to keep, what to cut, and what to create to reflect 21st century learning skills.
    • Where portfolios and new kinds of assessments fit into accountability mandates.
    • How to improve your use of time and space and groupings of students and staff.
    • What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective and develop the habits of mind they need to succeed in school, work, and life.
    • How to re-engineer schools and teaching to engage and improve students’ media literacy.
  • 3 skills for students today
    • Information literacy
    • Global Communication
    • Self directed learners
    by Alan November image source: novemberlearning.com
    • how to find the right info at the right time
    • how to interpret
    • how to ask questions about what students find
    • creative thinking
    changes how & what we teach Implications for Teachers
  • What is Web literacy? Example: How do you conduct a search? google
  • Google related search
    • Wonder wheel
    • Timeline
  • Questions to ask about a URL Domain name extensions: .edu .com .org .gov .gc.ca
  • Questions to ask about authorship
  • http://wwwdhmo.org dihydrogen monoxide Back links link: http://wwwdhmo.org
  • What are 21Century Skills?
    • Knowing more about the world.
    • Thinking outside the box.
    • Collaborating and solving problems in small groups and apply what they've learned in the real world.
    • Becoming smarter about new sources of information.
    • Good people skills.
  • Example Nings
    • http://sgs-apeurohistory.ning.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Etherpad
    • www.Piratepad.net
    • www.primarypad.net
    • Set up the initial brainstorming of the problem on Etherpad. Read everything about the problem and share your findings.
  • The Inquiry process is cyclical. Our questions will guide our learning, our discussions offer new perspectives
  • Sacha Chua http://bit.ly/teach
  • Rear View Mirror Effect
    • “ Seeing everything
    • we encounter as it translates into
    • our past models”.
    • Marshall McLuhan
  • Try this
    • Have students as leaders/ mentors for teachers in your next Pro D day.
    • http://ideas36.ning.com /
  • Collaborative Storytelling
    • www.Storybird.com
  • 5 Card Flickr
    • First set up a Flicker account
    • Tag photos using ade5card
    • To get to the site http:// tinyurl.com/34kk667
    • Photos tagged with the words ade5card will automatically appear in the deck of cards.
  • Cloud Computing
    • example: Google apps
    image source wikipedia
  • Storing and organizing on the cloud
    • Tagging - metadata keywords wordle
    • Social Bookmarking:
            • www.delicious.com
            • www.diigo.com
  • RSS
    • Google Reader in Plain English
    • Howard Rheingold's video on builiding a Dashboard with NetVibes
    • Net vibes
    • google reader
    • igoogle
  • What else do you wonder about?
  • What’s one new idea
    • How can you reimagine your curriculum and apply something new you’ve learned at BLC?
  • Sacha Chua http://bit.ly/teach
  • Sacha Chua http://bit.ly/teach
  • “ To teach is to learn twice.” Joseph Joubert, 1842 Joseph Joubert, 1842
  • Break Before the break, sign up for Delicious or Diigo Diigo Diigo Diigo Diigo
    • After Break Agenda:
    • Organizing all this info
    • Sharing ideas/ resources
    • Collaboration Tools
  • Meet someone new
    • Get into interest groupings
    • Sign up for Delicious
    • or
    • Diigo