Five levels that describe putting knowledge to use
While the low end is knowledge acquired for its own sake, the high end signifies use of that knowledge to solve complex real-world problems and to create unique projects, designs, and other works for use in real-world situations.
Students have the competence to think in complex ways and to apply their knowledge and skills. Even when confronted with perplexing unknowns, students are able to use extensive knowledge and skill to create solutions and take action that further develops their skills and knowledge.
Web 2.0 The evolution of the semantic read/write web
Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
Supplement instructional materials with existing podcasts created by others
Information for parents
My Class Unit Podcast Segments Select one event or decision and hypothesize about what would have happened if the result had been different Rewind the Mind Discuss the economic impacts of one event, trend, law, etc. Business Report Explain the motivation for and effects of one new cultural trend Cultural Commentary Define and explain the impact of one invention or innovation Innovation Station Explain and use two vocabulary words Vocab Vibes Overview one governmental/political trend Political Policy
My Class Unit Podcast Segments Responsible for sewing together all the podcasts segments – creating intro and outro segments, adding transitions and music, and crediting contributors Intro/Outro Explain the motivation for and effects of one law or court case Legal Learning Select one event, law, trend, individual, etc. and provide your personal opinion Editorial Edition Review one Internet site – giving specific details about the contents of the site Web Wowzers Explain what it was like to grow up in this era Kids' Korner Interview one character Living History
In the last few years, traditional collaboration—in a meeting room, a conference call, even a convention center—has been superceded by collaborations on an astronomical scale.
Today, encyclopedias, jetliners, operating systems, mutual funds, and many other items are being created by teams numbering in the thousands or even millions.
While some leaders fear the heaving growth of these massive online communities, Wikinomics explains how to prosper in a world where new communications technologies are democratizing the creation of value.