Go over 4 sections of presentation 1) Who am I?...What is your digital identity? 2) Collaboration...Who do you connect with on-line? Why do you connect with them? 3) The Kitchen Tools...What tools do you use? 4) The Challenges and Concerns of Connectedness (3Cs)...What are your concerns?
Why the test kitchen? It was clear to me that something was challenging the very foundations of classrooms, schools, & education. *Show Abby movie Web 1.0 - information (one way) - read only Web 2.0 - information is now 2-way - interactive - read/write Web 3.0 - ?? - personalization, the semantic web, individualized...??
I thought I&#x2019;d check out what the experts say...
&#x201C;protecting knowledge&#x201D; is a shifting viewpoint Course example - Couros The ideas of connectedness and open education are underlying philosophies for everything else.
I will be sharing my digital identity with you...Have had facebook since April 2009, my 13 year old only got it 8 months ago I&#x2019;m a private person, so this has been a huge learning curve for me.
As of last June 2009 - this was the sum total of my digital identity **Activity** You are a google private investigator - find out everything you can about your partner...
So - you don&#x2019;t have to dive in head first - instead, wade in slowly and get used to the water. As we go through the day consider what is &#x201C;sticky&#x201D; for you - that&#x2019;s a good clue for where to start. Questions?
Social bookmarking - delicious or diigo or... Web-based Tagging Sharing bookmarks
Social bookmarking, blogging, micro-blogging or Twitter, youtube Question - who do you connect with on-line?
Not dear diary! A place to share ideas - collaborative through commenting
Sue Waters - huge help for any educators who are blogging
My Blog! - show my blog
Explain who Dr. Strange is...
Typical network is top-down
My twitter &#x201C;handle&#x201D; - notice link to blog and a brief write-up **Need someone to show you the way
Example of Twitter Feed - show Twitter Shout out (hopefully it worked!)
I keep FB for personal and family connections.
My favourite thing to do with the kitchen tools is make movies. The term you&#x2019;ll hear now is &#x201C;digital storytelling&#x2019; - here&#x2019;s one of my favourite films...**Show movie The Story of a Sign**
Show CogDog&#x2019;s attribution helper
I encourage the back channel Wrestling for control - instead we need to re-think how we teach.
Frozen or locked up networks Little autonomy for choosing the tools you wish to work with (Mac vs. PC)
There&#x2019;s not enough time in the day! Am I always &#x2018;on&#x2019; as an educator?
Connections August 2010
THE CREATIVE MEDIA TEST KITCHEN August 2010
A place to collaborate, discover, and experiment with New Media
Web 3.0 ?
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What digital natives want - 3 year old Abbey
Connectivism: A Learning Theory for a Digital Age
“Nurturing and maintaining connections are needed to facilitate
Connectivism is driven by the understanding that
decisions are based on rapidly altering
foundations. New information is continually being
acquired. The ability to draw distinctions between
important and unimportant information is vital.
The ability to recognize when new information
alters the landscape based on decisions made
yesterday is also critical.
Confronting the Challenges of
According to Jenkins a participatory
culture has "relatively low
barriers to artistic expression and
civic engagement, strong support
for creating and sharing one's
creations, and some type of
informal mentorship whereby what
is known by the most experienced is
passed along to novices. He goes on
to state that in a participatory
culture members believe that their
contributions matter and feel some
degree of social connection with
http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-henry- one another".
available free at iTunesU
methods are being
rocked to the core
by our ability to
connect using the
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What is your digital identity?
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How do you use the web?
interactive & digital self-
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To be connected on the web I use...
the practice of saving
bookmarks to a public
Web site and “tagging”
them with keywords. You
can designate bookmarks
as public or private.
Great for sharing
Visitors to my blog
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•movie created using images
from the web
•movie uploaded to YouTube
•movie embedded in my blog
•discussion begins as I get
comments – many from my
twitter ‘peeps’ and their
Develop a Personal Learning Network
Dr. Alec Couros
University of Regina
link to blog
My twitter handle
Facebook is for people you used to know,
Twitter for people you want to know.
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Use the tools
Some are for connecting and creating & sharing content – some are
just for fun. Check the ‘cmtk’ wiki for links to these and many other
Collaborate Present Blog
•Delicious Remember & Save
Look & Listen •Dropbox
Read & Write •Vimeo •Evernote
•Goodreads •Blip •delicious
•Libary thing •TeacherTube
•Google Apps •Picnik •Academic Earth
•Archive.org •TED:Ideas worth spreading
My Wiki: the Creative Media Test Kitchen (CMTK)
Concerns about Web 2.0,new media
technologies, and social media
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What’s the answer
to #37 ?
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Most images in this presentation are attributed
Creative Commons licensed pictures found in
Flickr. There are also some screen shots and
original photos. I was unable to locate original
sources for two pictures - my apologies to the
creators (I will remove them if requested).
Now it’s your turn to
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