COMMENT (JTR): I think we should hide this slide and merely note it rather than show it. The less slides we have and the more we share the better.
COMMENT (JTR): We can provide an outline though not sure we need to actually break it down with the presenter’s name. Maybe once Linda and Andrew add in we can tidy this up a bit.
You’ve heard a little bit about what Web 2.0 is and how its used in one school…..So, what is the challenge?What types of challenges do you face in your classroom, school, district, etc as it pertains to Web 2.0?Any? Many?We’ve brought some challenges to light. Good. But what is it really about?FLIP SLIDE
CHANGE!Examples (use blog post to expand on this idea)The challenge is change (can’t have one without the other really) and not whether IF we should but HOW we should.So what we see happening out there (whether public or private schools) is…..Web 2.0 in Education: Policy, Practice, and Progress (CoSN Compendium 2009)By James BoscoProfessor Emeritus in the Dept. of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MichiganFrom December 2008 to February 2009, CoSN conducted an online survey of school administrators to determine their perspective on such questions. According to the survey, district administrators overwhelmingly believe in the educational value of Web 2.0 and expect that Web 2.0 will require a new type of teacher training and result in a blending between formal and informal learning. And yet most respondents say that Web 2.0 tools have not yet been integrated into their district’s curriculum.The way in which school districts respond to the opportunities and challenges of implementing Web 2.0 in classrooms falls into three categories:1) Trying to protect students and instructional time by banning Web 2.0 or setting policies to keep it “safe.”2) Preserving existing programs and practices by using technology in a way that “fits” into what is already in place.3) Taking a progressive approach based on the idea of discontinuous change that allows technology to transform the organization rather than moving it faster and further on its existing path.
What is discontinuous change? It’s change that actually changes direction from the path we once set ourselves upon.Web 2.0 in Education: Policy, Practice, and Progress (CoSN Compendium 2009)By James BoscoTaking a progressive approach based on the idea of discontinuous change that allows technology to transform the organization rather than moving it faster and further on its existing path.
Innovations started in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s that allowed us to begin to take advantage of digital tools in the classroom.Web 2.0 is not just about changing how we teach, it’s about innovation. And not just innovation, but value-added innovation in our classrooms, schools, and districts.5 years into Web 2.0 and with Web 3.0 around the corner and we’re still working on catching up.Folks are just adopting Web 2.0 (or still have not yet) and we’re starting to talk about Web 3.0 – Google Wave anyone?
Innovations started in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s that allowed us to begin to take advantage of digital tools in the classroom.Web 2.0 is not just about changing how we teach, it’s about innovation. And not just innovation, but value-added innovation in our classrooms, schools, and districts.5 years into Web 2.0 and with Web 3.0 around the corner and we’re still working on catching up.Folks are just adopting Web 2.0 (or still have not yet) and we’re starting to talk about Web 3.0 – Google Wave anyone?Why is change so hard? Step back to 1956…
Benjamin Bloom (Ed. Psychologists) found that over 95 % of the test questions students encounter require them to think only at the lowest possible level...the recall of information.So, one would argue, we are not much further along today. However, 53 years later….what happens if we apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to Web 2.0?http://www.officeport.com/edu/blooms.htm
The challenge of change comes when students access to information is instantaneous and easy. This is particularly useful for those long-tail learners…the ones that have a specific interest.But it is also a fantastic tool, as showcased today, for the traditional classroom as well – possibly extending its boundaries. And helping to push students to analyze, evaluate, and create – but most importantly collaborate.What happens, however, when access to these tools is denied?
If your school or district limits access and your Web 2.0 world looks like this, what are your options?Certainly depends on your students’ access to the Internet.If you are in an area with good Internet access penetration consider starting your own site or blog into which you can bring these tools, especially the examples of Jing.
I would challenge that you can not have innovation without risk. Thoughts?So as much as this presentation is about what you can do in the classroom with Web 2.0 tools I would contend it should also be about what YOU can do to help further the message in your school, district, etc. in regard to how Web 2.0 is shaping education today.http://www.classroom20.comthe social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. We encourage you to sign up to participate in the great discussions here, to receive event notifications, and to find and connect with colleagues.
So what should be the essential questions you need to take with you today?
Am I able to teach critical thinking skills using Web 2.0 applications? Am I able to create resilient, flexible, and creative mindsets in my students using Web 2.0 applications? Am I able to use Web 2.0 applications to effectively address challenges in my classroom? What are the obstacles to Web 2.0 that exist in my school and how can I work to overcome them?
Transcript of "Web 2.0: All Students Can Learn"
Web 2.0 Tools: all students can learn<br />CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART (Greenwich, CT)<br />Andrew Byrne, Dean of Faculty<br />Joel Padilla, Upper School Math<br />Linda Vasu, Upper School English<br />RAVENSCROFT SCHOOL (Raleigh, NC)<br />Jason Ramsden, Chief Technology Officer<br />
Public and Private Education Disclaimer<br /> <br /><ul><li>We are all employed at independent day schools (www.nais.org).
All tools and techniques discussed in this presentation are free and can be accessed by anyone who has a computer connected to the internet.
We have made a sincere effort to capture the reality of public school education whenever possible</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br />Introduction<br />Classroom Tools<br />Implementation<br />High Order Thinking<br />
What is Web 2.0?<br /><ul><li>Web 2.0 is a term coined by Tim O'Reilly in 2004
Wikipedia states the following: "Web 2.0" is commonly associated with web development and web design that facilitates interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web.“
In short, it is a new paradigm by which to view the use of the Web. </li></li></ul><li>JOEL PADILLA<br />
MOODLE<br />Effective use of a Learning Management System (LMS)<br />
Moodle<br />Recreating the classroom experience through:<br />Course structure<br />Online layout<br />Student collaboration<br />Resources for students<br />Teacher guidance<br />
Knowing Knowledge, Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning, A Companion to Digital Humanities (2004),
eLearning is easily adaptable to literature courses because course content is relatively “stable.”</li></li></ul><li>Moodle: an ideal Learning Management System for the English Classroom<br />
Instructional Goals<br />Rich contexts and resources<br />Variety, choices and control<br />Consistent workspace<br />Opportunities for independent/collaborative work<br />Practice in synthesizing multiple modes of information <br />Student = primary contributor of his/her knowledge<br />Teacher = a node in a network<br />
Choices<br />Students can enhance their understanding of the Vermeer painting in Girl in Hyacinth Blue with an online visit to the Vermeer exhibition. <br />
Sample Activities<br />Summer reading forum – online discussion<br />Posting a response to the prompt<br />Responding to a prompt<br /> <br />Reading Journal: Online text discussion – Reading Log…hyperlink to the example<br />Choosing and framing a prompt<br />Using Word first<br />Proofreading before posting<br /> <br />Wordle: close reading and quotation analysis<br />
Am I able to teach critical thinking skills using Web 2.0 applications?<br />?<br />Am I able to create resilient, flexible, and creative mindsets in my students using Web 2.0 applications?<br />Am I able to use Web 2.0 applications to effectively address challenges in my classroom?<br />What are the obstacles to Web 2.0 that exist in my school and how can I work to overcome them?<br />
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