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This PPT was used to introduce students to my Online Connections course.

This PPT was used to introduce students to my Online Connections course.



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Online Connections Course Overview Complete Online Connections Course Overview Complete Presentation Transcript

  • Online Connections
  • Were really good at preparing students for . . .
  • Why is a change – a systemic shift – needed?
  • This is why our class exists . . .
    • The distribution of the earth's population is shown in this map.
    • Territory size shows the proportion of all increases in spending on secondary education between 1990 and 2001 that have occurred there.
  • Philosophy
    • The illiterate of the 21 st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
      • Alvin Toffler
  • The Danger of Illiteracy
  • Goal of Online Connections
    • The goal of Online Connections is to provide students with the technological resources and skills to facilitate:
      • connections to the local, national, and global community.
      • connections to the tools and habits of mind for life-long learning.
      • connections to the skills and practices valued in the professional world.
  • Web 1.0  Web 2.0
  • Web 2.0 Applications
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Podcasts
    • Learning Network (Ning)
    • Social bookmarking and annotation
    • Many others . . .
  • Essential Questions
    • How has the evolution of Web 2.0 technologies impacted the reality of communication, collaboration, and the creation of content of value?
  • Essential Questions
    • How can technology users safeguard intellectual property and online identity?
  • Essential Questions
    • How has the evolution of Web 2.0 technologies impacted the form and function of the democratic process?
  • Essential Questions
    • How can technology be used to network professionally and connect users to learning resources?
  • Essential Questions
    • How has the nature of work and learning changed with the evolution of technology, globalization, and shifting demographics?
  • Enduring Understandings
    • Throughout this course, you will uncover the enduring understandings (life-long learning skills) that will empower you to be adaptable learners.
    • These enduring understandings are recognized as the skills/literacies necessary to prepare you to compete in the 21 st century.
  • What are the enduring understandings?
    • Play
    • Performance
    • Simulation
    • Appropriation
    • Multitasking
    • Distributed Cognition
    • Collective Intelligence
    • Judgment
    • Transmedia Navigation
    • Networking
    • Negotiation
  • Enduring Understandings - Explained
    • Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving
    • Performance — the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery
    • Simulation — the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes
  • Enduring Understandings - Explained
    • Appropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content
    • Multitasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details.
    • Distributed Cognition — the ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities
  • Enduring Understandings - Explained
    • Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal
    • Judgment — the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources
    • Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities
  • Enduring Understandings - Explained
    • Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information
    • Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms.
  • Our Sister Class Mr. Armstrong’s History Class globalconnections
  • Class Activities
    • Blog/wiki responses to prompts (periodicals)
    • Wiki collaboration on shared projects
    • Learner’s Toolbox application reviews (T3 bonus activities)
    • Podcast and wiki communication with our sister class in South Korea
    • Career profiler activities and professional application
    • Quests – using Web 2.0 technologies to solve real-world problems, collaborate, and share knowledge
    • Digital Storytelling – PSA
  • Wikis
  • Online Connections Wiki
    • Each of you has a unique user name and password for our class wiki.
      • You will use the same user name (starts with 5951) and password (starts with oc) when you register for our Ning network.
      • You will change your computer login password to your wiki password.
      • Make it a practice to log into your wiki at the start of class and log out at the end of class.
  • Logging Onto the Computers
    • Sample user name – hol149 2 a 44
      • hol149 = lab
      • 2 = 4 th period , 4 = 5 th period
      • a = A Day , b = B Day
      • 44 = the number of your computer (on sticker)
    • Initial password is 123456 – change it to your wiki password
  • Homework
    • All assignments and announcements are posted on the wiki.
    • Before our next class:
      • Get the Online Collaborations Parent Permission form signed
      • Take the poll (on the wiki homework page)
      • Register for our Ning learning network