Transcript of "The Case for Social Networking in Education"
The Case forSocial Networking in Education#MTDValencia 13th April 2013
The internet isn’t going anywhere“…anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is justa natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between whenyou’re ﬁfteen and thirty-ﬁve is new and exciting and revolutionary and you canprobably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-ﬁve is against thenatural order of things.”Douglas Adams
We are all in this togetherOur students have changed radically. Today’sstudents are no longer the people oureducational system was designed to teach.Marc Prensky
Copying down,listening to teacher, accepting what you’re told,working alone, sitting still, remembering facts,showing deference,following instructions... These are the skills needed by a 19th centuryclerk.Professor Guy Claxton
The people formerlyknown as the audienceProfessor Jay Rosen
1.Notice positive changes in students’ learning habits2.Design activities that stretch different ‘learning muscles’3.Model being a conﬁdent learner (not a know-all)4.Display work in progress and visual tools5.Give pupils increasing responsibility6.Attribute performance to the habits, not to ‘ability’7.Get students talking about the process of learningSmall habit changes for 21st century teachersProfessor Guy Claxton
We need to producepeople who know how toact when they are facedwith situations for whichthey were not speciﬁcallyprepared.Seymour PapertIntelligence is knowing whatto do when you dont knowwhat to doJean Piaget