Web 1.0 - 2.0 - 3.0 Education Revolution Australian Curriculum
This is &#x2018;not&#x2019; about undermining the disciplines - this is about making sure that you are using best practice. I am aware, too, that having a presentation called &#x201C;Digital humanities&#x201D; is somewhat ironic. Background to humanites.
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there are two realms of worry : physical worries, for example cyber-safety, the harm of the &#x2018;virtual&#x2019; and worries of the good old days when &#x201C;you could ride your bike in the streets with all the neighbours&#x201D;.
Then there are the &#x2018;educational&#x2019; worries: Is the information accurate Kids just &#x201C;cut and paste essays&#x201D;. Oh they don&#x2019;t know how to do research.
I think in 2010 it is fair to say, especially from what I see in professional development sessions is that teachers do have the grasp of the basics. We now see teachers who have joined communities of practice such as those ones on ning, wikispaces, edNA or edublogs. these are quite active communities but it is interesting to note that the biggest ones revolve around those topics that are specifically &#x201C;Web 2.0 in Education&#x201D; type sites. Librarians are also *very* active - a very special group, in my opinion, the librarians are - fingers always on the pulse. There are only two people you need to make sure you are friends with in a school - the secretary and the librarian!
Online collections are changing all the time. Im sure you have plenty of stories of not letting students use wikipedia but allowing them to use a library online collection because &#x201C;we know&#x201D; who is behind it. Only a few years back, online collections from libraries resembled, understandably, Web 1.0. Images / information. Look at how that has changed now. For example Picture Australia - has a social media aspect to it - links to flickr - participatory - images with no known copyright - shared, downloaded, commented upon. then you have the emergence of &#x2018;The Commons&#x2019; on Flickr - have the collections of Smithsonian, Powerhouse Museum, national Archives, Library of Congress *sharing* their collections. All of a sudden the &#x201C;respected&#x201D; sources of information are employing the social media elements that teachers have been so quick to hate - well, at least in the realm of &#x201C;educational use&#x201D;. Some teachers actually bristle and chortle under their breath when you mention social media to them: Twitter being the main cause for offense - and yet when i recently surveyed teachers if they used particular websites, more than 80% of them said that they had a facebook account. So, teachers *are* familiar with and *use* social networking / media but very few have taken the leap of faith to see how it could work for the humanities classroom.
History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
Melbourne Declaration Educational Goals for Young Australians
• What are the humanities?
• Methodologies of inquiry -
Humanities vs. Social Science
• ‘Hooray for Humanities’ but ...
The tools of the trade
Image by only alice via ﬂickr / published under creative commons licence
Everyone has a pen and paper ...
The basic tools of the trade
What we are afraid of
Cut and paste