TEDxUBC Presentation - October 23, 2010

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  • 1. CHRIS KENNEDYDeputy Superintendent, West Vancouver School District
    StudentsLive!
    Real-world learning at the 2010 Olympic/Paralympic Games
    TEDxUBC
    Oct 23 | 2010
  • 2. This is a story . . . of what personalized learning could look like
  • 3. A story not about what we could do, or should do, but what we did do
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  • 6. StudentsLive! reporting . . . live
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  • 9. I have never been part of something where it was so evident how important good writing is
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  • 12. Students were native to technology . . . but had no idea how to use it to build community
  • 13. 1,000 FOLLOWERS
    WITHIN HOURS
    DURING A SCHOOL DAY . . .
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  • 15. Need to build face-to-facecommunity first
  • 16. Mobile technology is a game changer
  • 17. The best writers stood out, photos were great, but those blogs building community all included video
  • 18. NOT
    “mine is better than yours”
    BUT
    “yours can help make mine better”
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  • 20. THE BETTER THEY WROTE
    THE MORE INTERESTING THE TOPIC
    THE LARGER THE AUDIENCE
  • 21. No going back . . . they had seen what was possible with real-world learning
  • 22. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CAN CHANGE LEARNING
    GOOD WRITING STILL MATTERS
    USING SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT
    NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL
    THE REAL WORLD IS ADDICTIVE
  • 23. Real-world learning is profound for the adults involved
  • 24. ... friends
    ... parents
    ...parents’ friends
    ...friends’ parents
    ...parents’ co-workers
    The idea of building networks was new to students
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  • 27. The greatest teaching experience of my life
  • 28. “Talk less. Listen more.”
    Daniel Pink