Social Networking TechForumPresentation Transcript
Social, Professional and Academic Networking: Ready for School? David Jakes TechForum Chicago
"Right now we are in the middle of a very polarized public discourse about kids use of digital media...” Connie Yowell, MacArthur Foundation
“We get a little bit stuck in the 19th century vision of something that happens in a single institution, in a single place, and at a particular time…”
Kids… 73% text message 14% blog 8% use Twitter 38% share content, 21% remix 8-18, 2004-09, 39-66% 27% go online PEW Internet, Kaiser
Data from http://www.kzero.co.uk
Interact to Create a Presence (representing yourself) “If I can’t find you on Google, do you exist?” New Yorker Magazine
Interact to Participate (representing your connections) Image courtesy of Hugh McLoed, gapingvoid.com
Interact to Learn (representing your understanding)
Social networking: the process of connecting and interacting with people through social media…140 character discourses in Twitter, posting on a wall in Facebook, or creating a video response to someone in YouTube.
Social media: any form of media that resides in social spaces and promotes social interaction or results from that interaction… Flickr, Facebook, Wikis, del.icio.us, Etherpad, Wikipedia, and YouTube.
Which of the following do you use? Twitter Facebook Blogging tool RSS Reader or Aggregator such as Google Reader or Bloglines
Characterize your school environment… mp3/iPods open wireless bring your own tools student cell phones social media available [YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook]
What do you block? via @willrich45
What are your perceptions of "social networking?"
What does it mean to be well-educated in the 21st Century?
Rich Halverson: "Digital media provides a path to personalizing and customizing learning…this has meant that digitally literate young people have come to understand that there are at least two living channels for learning - 1) an institutional channel, and 2) a peer-driven, interest-driven, and unregulated digital media channel.
Mimi Ito: "Students engage in friendship and interest-based activities. They need an academic intervention…” ( see two videos)
What role does social networking play in teaching and learning within the formal space of schools?
What role does networking play in teaching and learning within the formal space of schools?
What are we really talking about? What skills are embedded in social networking?
How do we scale this?
What's your next step? What is your organization's next step?