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"I can do that without technology... Actually no you can't!" …

"I can do that without technology... Actually no you can't!"
My final of 3 presentations at BLC08.
You can find info on this presentation done for SFU students here:
http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/the-ant/
and more recent information here:
http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/the-ant-2/
Both links have the Ustream of the presentation.

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  • ToonDoo by me, David Truss.
  • We stopped and talked about this quote.
  • ToonDoo by me, David Truss.
  • Watch Paige interact and engage with this ‘toy’.
  • There are some very tech savvy adults and some not-so savvy students around!
  • This is actually a challenge that will make teaching students more difficult… it is yet another skill set that differentiates students’ abilities in our classrooms!
  • My daughters Cassie and Katie, helping me out! 
  • My daughters Cassie and Katie, helping me out!  This slide was not in the original presentation, I asked participants to do this, and I kept them in this position while I re-read the next slide.
  • If there is an elephant in the room… Introduce it!
  • …but if all I am doing is using the phone as a calculator then that too is a disservice to students!
  • ToonDoo by me, David Truss
  • Transcript

    • 1. “I can do that without technology”- Actually, no you can't!
      The rant,
      I can’t,
      the elephant,
      and the ant.
      David Truss
      http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com
      Originally created for BLC08
    • 2. the rant
      Screaming for help by noamgalai / Noam Galai on flickr
    • 3.
    • 4. That day is now dawning;
      we are on the brink of a new era.
      James Shimabukuro
    • 5. That day is now dawning;
      we are on the brink of a new era.
      I predict that, in the foreseeable future,
      we will look back to the year 2005 and wonder
      how learning could have ever taken place in the
      jail cells that passed for classrooms.
      James Shimabukuro
    • 6. I predict that, in the foreseeable future,
      we will look back to the year 2005 and wonder
      how learning could have ever taken place in the
      jail cells that passed for classrooms.
      Schools and colleges in the coming decades
      will be characterized by a new sense of
      freedom that will make today's campuses
      seem like medieval dungeons.
      James Shimabukuro
    • 7. That day is now dawning;
      we are on the brink of a new era.
      I predict that, in the foreseeable future,
      we will look back to the year 2005 and wonder
      how learning could have ever taken place in the
      jail cells that passed for classrooms.
      Schools and colleges in the coming decades
      will be characterized by a new sense of
      freedom that will make today's campuses
      seem like medieval dungeons.
      James Shimabukuro
    • 8. What is ONE thing that this conference
      has shown you to suggest that
      this statement is true?
    • 9. What is ONE thing that this conference
      has shown you to suggest that
      this statement is true?
      We interrupt this rant
      for a
      brief debrief…
    • 10. What is ONE thing that this conference
      has shown you to suggest that
      this statement is true?
      That day is now dawning;
      we are on the brink of a new era.
      I predict that, in the foreseeable future,
      we will look back to the year 2005 and wonder
      how learning could have ever taken place in the
      jail cells that passed for classrooms.
      Schools and colleges in the coming decades
      will be characterized by a new sense of
      freedom that will make today's campuses
      seem like medieval dungeons.
      James Shimabukuro
    • 11. Another rant…
      “But there isn’t enough time!”
    • 12. Another rant…
      “But there isn’t enough time!”
      How true is this statement?
      “The task of organizing and
      operating a huge and complex
      educational machinery has left us
      scant leisure for calm reflection.”
    • 13. Irving Babbitt (1865-1933) was an academic and literary critic, noted for his founding role in a movement that became known as the New Humanism.
      “The task of organizing and
      operating a huge and complex
      educational machinery has left us
      scant leisure for calm reflection.”
    • 14. Keep the rants coming…
      Students today depend
      too much upon ink.
      They don't know how to use a
      pen knife to sharpen a pencil.
      Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.
      National Association of Teachers Journal, 1907
    • 15. Students today depend on these
      expensive fountain pens.
      They can no longer write
      with a straight pen and nib.
      Students today depend on these
      expensive fountain pens.
      They can no longer write
      with a straight pen and nib.
      We parents must not allow
      them to wallow in such luxury
      to the detriment of learning
      how to cope in the
      real business world
      which is not so extravagant.
      From PTA Gazette, 1941
    • 16. Students today depend on these
      expensive fountain pens.
      They can no longer write
      with a straight pen and nib.
      Students today depend on these
      expensive fountain pens.
      They can no longer write
      with a straight pen and nib.
      We parents must not allow
      them to wallow in such luxury
      to the detriment of learning
      how to cope in the
      real business world
      which is not so extravagant.
      From PTA Gazette, 1941
      to the detriment of learning
    • 17. Students today depend on these
      expensive fountain pens.
      They can no longer write
      with a straight pen and nib.
      Students today depend on these
      expensive fountain pens.
      They can no longer write
      with a straight pen and nib.
      We parents must not allow
      them to wallow in such luxury
      to the detriment of learning
      how to cope in the
      real business world
      which is not so extravagant.
      From PTA Gazette, 1941
      to the detriment of learning
      We don’t still think
      this way about
      ‘new technology’
      …do we?
    • 18. A great rant to check out at your leisure,
      (and an explanation…)
      The Rant:
      “Down in Front” by Jennifer D. Jones
      http://fon.gs/injenuity/
      “If you don’t keep your mind open to new experiences,
      you are in the way of learning...”
    • 19. A great rant to check out at your leisure,
      (and an explanation…)
      The Rant:
      “Down in Front” by Jennifer D. Jones
      http://fon.gs/injenuity/
      “If you don’t keep your mind open to new experiences,
      you are in the way of learning...”
      The Explanation:
      All links have been shortened
      http://fon.gs/Keyword/
    • 20. …and finally, some rant relief…
      The most overlooked advantage of
      owning a computer is that if they
      foul up there's no law against
      whacking them around a bit.
      Eric Porterfield
    • 21. I can’t
      No Jumping by Leo Reynolds / LeoL30 on flickr
    • 22.
    • 23. http://fon.gs/paige/
    • 24. Digital Dividehttp://fon.gs/digitaldivide/Digital Competencehttp://fon.gs/digitalcompetence/Digital Exposure http://fon.gs/digitalexposure/
    • 25. Digital Divide(s)
      http://fon.gs/digitaldivide/
      What I know and what I need to know.
      2. What the school has in the way of
      technology and what it needs to have.
      3. What skills/abilities students enter my class with.
    • 26. “I come from the Batman era,
      adding items to my utility belt,
      while students today are the Borg from Star Trek, assimilating technology into their lives.”
    • 27. “I come from the Batman era,
      adding items to my utility belt,
      while students today are the Borg from Star Trek, assimilating technology into their lives.”
      many
    • 28. Digital Divide(s)
      http://fon.gs/digitaldivide/
      What I know and what I need to know.
      2. What the school has in the way of
      technology and what it needs to have.
      3. What skills/abilities students enter my class with.
    • 29. Digital Divide(s)
      http://fon.gs/digitaldivide/
      What I know and what I need to know.
      2. What the school has in the way of
      technology and what it needs to have.
      3. What skills/abilities students enter my class with.
      #1 I can change.
      #2 will never change fast enough.
      #3 is the idea of competence.
    • 30. Digital Competencehttp://fon.gs/digitalcompetence/
      Often we want compartmentalize ideas
      (not to mention students!)
    • 31. Digital Competencehttp://fon.gs/digitalcompetence/
      Often we want compartmentalize ideas
      (not to mention students!)
      Digital competence is a
      spectrum, not a dichotomy!
    • 32. Digital Competencehttp://fon.gs/digitalcompetence/
      Digital competence is a
      spectrum, not a dichotomy!
    • 33. Digital Exposure
      http://fon.gs/digitalexposure/
      If Paige engages with ‘toys’ like this,
      what will she expect from learning tools?
      Remember this quote?
      “That day is now dawning;
      we are on the brink of a new era…”
      What is she going to expect from schools?
    • 34. Everybody please cross your arms…
    • 35. Everybody please cross your arms…
      Now switch them around!
    • 36. Everybody please cross your arms…
      Keep them crossed and read the next slide...
    • 37. “As a general rule,
      adults are much more likely to
      act their way into a new way of thinking
      than to think their way into
      a new way of acting.”
      Surfing the Edge of Chaos pg. 14
    • 38. Still have your arms crossed?
      For many people switching arms is uncomfortable, but the act of switching
      and staying switched, makes it more comfortable.
      You’ve acted your way into a new way of thinking…
    • 39. What can we do to
      help students leave our schools
      feeling like they are
      empowered learners?
      What can we do to
      help students leave our schools
      feeling like they are
      empowered learners?
    • 40. What can we do to
      help studentsleave our schools
      feeling like they are
      empoweredlearners?
    • 41. Do we permit our students to make mistakes?
      our students
    • 42. ourselves
      Do we permit our students to make mistakes?
    • 43. Failure? http://fon.gs/failure/
    • 44. I can’t?
    • 45. I can…
    • 46. I must
    • 47. I will…
    • 48. the elephant
      Close Up by Jason Armstrong on flickr
    • 49.
    • 50. Is that an elephant in you pocket?Or…
    • 51.
    • 52.
    • 53.
    • 54.
    • 55. bRinging tools to class
      Mr. Truss, I forgot my calculator, can I borrow one?
      Do you have your cell phone?
      Yes?
      Then you have a calculator.
      Really? I can use my cell phone?
      Really!
      http://fon.gs/tools/
    • 56. We saw what 2 year
      old Paige could do…
      What could a:
      Grade 4 student do?
      Grade 8 student do?
      Grade 12 student do?
    • 57. We saw what 2 year
      old Paige could do…
      What could a:
      Grade 4 student do?
      Grade 8 student do?
      Grade 12 student do?
      What could a
      teacher do?
    • 58. How many similar tools
      will be in our schools
      in 5 years?
    • 59. Wireless
      should be like oxygen.
      We don’t ‘look for’ or
      think about our next breath.
      Brian Kuhn
      Manager of IT
      Coquitlam School District
    • 60. Let us forget the term
      “technical support”
      and focus on
      “innovation support”.
      Alec Couros
      http://fon.gs/alec/
    • 61. Kathy Sierra http://fon.gs/kathy/
    • 62. W
      i
      r
      e
      l
      e
      s
      s
    • 63. F
      i
      l
      t
      e
      r
      s
      W
      i
      r
      e
      l
      e
      s
      s
    • 64. F
      i
      l
      t
      e
      r
      s
      A
      t
      t
      i
      t
      u
      d
      e
      W
      i
      r
      e
      l
      e
      s
      s
    • 65. and the ant.
    • 66.
    • 67. http://fon.gs/ants/
    • 68. Red Flags
      -air comes in
      Yellow Flags
      -cabon dioxide out
    • 69. 10 tons of concrete over 3 days
    • 70. This is a network!
      The
      community
      works
      together
      to create
      more
      than the
      individual!
    • 71. Stephen Downes http://fon.gs/stephen/ (Slide 27)
    • 72. More from Stephen Downes
      1. groups emphasize sameness,
      networks emphasize diversity
      2. groups emphasize order and control,
      networks emphasize autonomy
      3. groups emphasize borders
      and membership,
      networks emphasize openness
      4. groups emphasize additive,
      cumulative knowledge,
      networks emphasize emergent knowledge
    • 73. So…
      Do not go quietly into your classroom!
    • 74. A Brave New World-Wide-Web
      Video on blip.tv: http://fon.gs/thevideo/
      Blog post: http://fon.gs/abnwww/
    • 75. A 30 second summary:
      The Rant: Accomplishes nothing.
    • 76. A 30 second summary:
      The Rant: Accomplishes nothing.
      I Can’t: Yes, you can!
    • 77. A 30 second summary:
      The Rant: Accomplishes nothing.
      I Can’t: Yes, you can!
      The Elephant: Is in the room… Introduce it!
    • 78. A 30 second summary:
      The Rant: Accomplishes nothing.
      I Can’t: Yes, you can!
      The Elephant: Is in the room… Introduce it!
      The Ant: Be a networked teacher and learner!
    • 79.
    • 80. Thank you for checking out
      my presentation!
      Feedback?
      You can contact me:
      http://fon.gs/contactdave/
      Or comment on this blog post:
      http://fon.gs/thepost/

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