“ Young people need to focus on using new tools, finding information, making meaning, and creating. ” Marc Prensky — Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning
“ Today’s students aren’t just consumers of information, they’re producers ” Marc Prensky — Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning
“ [But] there is a huge paradox for educators: the place where the biggest educational changes have come is not our schools: it is everywhere but our schools. ” Marc Prensky — Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning
schools ICT parentsteachers multimedia wikis web 2.0 communities
Vision: a multimedia PLE/LMS for 6-12 years old
“To develop educational software especiallydesigned for children to support new ways oflearning and teaching, so that students and parenteachers and educators, schools and families maydevelop together important 21st century digitalskills, especially in information, media andcitizenship literacies.”
Web 2.0 simpliﬁed! Web 2.0 for kids of 4-12 years .com a collaborative and social platform for elementary schools
Schoooools.com provides oﬃcial school web spaces to supportcollaboration, communication and sharing of schools’ contentsand activities between students, parents and teachers.Educative A collaborative space to use in classroom, at home, everywhere, for educational purposesEntertainment An appealing space to use also in leisure time, to learn by playing, chatting, etc. An engaging space to promoteSocial collaboration, and socialization.
Everybody will be in touch! Parents Students Educators
… respecting the privacy and rules of real social circles! School Family Classroom
Jun. 2011private social collaborative editors sharing private blogs networks pictures calendars messages private chat photos content student class plans file sharing publishing information LMS integration 3rd party tools school portal parents portal integration
Collaborative editors for co-creation of digital medianewspapers, infograms videos, games music, school radio school TV channels
Key design principles • To support simple and eﬀective use of ICT by the school’s community, inside or outside the school. • To be a natural complement to all other ICT resources: computers, internet access, interactive whiteboards, digital contents, etc. • To allow progressive development of e-skills, from the basic to more advanced, or new ones: collaborative editors, ..., email, blogs, wikis, chat, private social networks. • To support the communication, collaboration, sharing, anchored on the real school privacy rules. • To promote the school-as-a-community model, informal learning, social learning, creativity and innovation, thus helping reduce the digital divide.
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passing on cultural and social values, traditions, morality, religion and skills to the next generation
Working groups • Choose a role to play and join its group • teacher, parent, student, researcher, policy maker, technologist, etc. • Answer four questions • What we are doing well at schools today, to keep? • What did we learn until now? • What should we do diﬀerently at tomorrow schools? • What still puzzles us? (good? bad?)
Discussion in a ﬁshbowl • 5 chairs • 4 chairs with participants • 1 chair always empty waiting for a participant to take part of the discussion
Do you share this passion? Let’s go together! • Looking for: • enthusiasts • teachers • schools • municipalities • researchers • partners • ...