Presented by David Warlick The Landmark Project Raleigh, NC Web 2.0 Reinventing Education for a Generation of Millennials School 2.0 Prepared under the fair-use exemption of the Copyright Law and restricted from further use.
PodcasterCon story A Story about the new shape of information, hot it flows in both unpredictable and predictable ways, and that we, as educators must come to understand how information is participatory, trainable, and collaboratory.
Nothing in this Presentation is New! Creativity, information fluency, communication, digital citizenship, technical proficiency, and problem solving. have been with us for a long time. What’s changed is that they are all anchored together by the changing nature of information and the rapidly changing times that we live in.
Compelling Demonstration of the New Information Landscape Digg Labs Imagine a globally networked, digital, and overwhelming newspaper – for which we are the editors. How does that change our notions of literacy?
The Changing Nature of Information (1992-2004) <ul><li>Networked </li></ul><ul><li>Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelming </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul>–– Library Web 1.0 is where you go to look up information. It’s new in that it is networked, digital, and overwhelming!
The Changing Nature of Information (2004-2007) <ul><li>'Blog' picked as word of the year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participatory – Conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainable – Reader-Controlled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboratory – People-Connecting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul>"'Blog' picked as Word of the Year." BBCNews 1 Dec 2004 2 Jun 2007 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4059291.stm>. –– Conversation Web 2.0 is where you go to be a part of the new information landscape!
Learning 2.0 In learning 2.0, we do not merely learn from educators who have killed and mounted the content and skills as curriculum. In stead, we learn through conversations that are facilitated by by community and a new breed of educator, who can create and cultivate powerful learning experiences.
Participatory How many planets does your science book say are in the Solar System? How about the Wikipedia?
Participatory What’s in the encyclopedia Britannica, is there because some very smart people decided on the best, most valuable informa- tion to be made avail- able for the largest common denominator of reader. What’s in the Wikipedia is there because communities of people who love and care about their topics, maintain and improve them on an ongoing basis.
Eli Lilly’s InnoCentive (http://innocentive.com/) project brokers corporations (i.e., Boeing, Dupont, Procter & Gamble) with problems-solvers for ornery scientific challenges. “ We actually found the odds of a solver’s success increased in fields in which they had no formal expertise.” -- Karim Lakhani
Participatory – Wikis <ul><li>Matt Van Raalte (NB) </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis (GA) </li></ul><ul><li>Chad Ball </li></ul>http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/ Three examples of Wiki Educators
Participatory – Blogs <ul><li>Blogging has given my six and seven-year olds a window to the world. They see themselves as part of a global community--a community that shares ... This international audience gives my students a purpose and they are motivated to do their best writing on their blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Cassidy </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging has given my class and myself a window out to the world… We have an authentic global audience for the events that happen in our school. By blogging we have a real purpose for writing to inform , to educate , to connect . </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher from New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Without a doubt the children that find their voices first and carry the most enthusiasm for blogging are my special needs children. Students who would agonize over a sentence are writing prolifically about their lives. (…the improvements in writing are steadily making their way back to paper and pencil!) </li></ul><ul><li>Elsie </li></ul>
Participatory – Blogs <ul><li>I have spent a great deal of time this weekend checking my students' blogs and comments. They're fifth graders who HATE working on the weekends, but they are blogging about television shows, books their reading, articles they find online, events coming up in school. None of these topics were assigned. </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Parisi </li></ul><ul><li>If nothing else blogging gives me data about engagement. I have almost 40,000 hits in 6 months between my two class blogs and over 10,000 student entries. That data is a good way to start a discussion about the power of blogging and 1-1 computing. </li></ul><ul><li>Brand Schneider </li></ul><ul><li>"I have never seen, in my 25+ years of teaching, a more powerful tool for motivating kids to write, than the blog. It's as simple as that. And when you have a powerful tool at your disposal... well, a smart teacher will use those tools" . </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Ahlness </li></ul>
Participatory – Blogs <ul><li>Blogging has changed the way I teach and learn. Yes, me, the so called teacher. Blogging has allowed me to look wider than my own school and grow from a community of teachers around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand Educator </li></ul><ul><li>I worried about making my students’ developing language skills available to a wider audience – but I needn't have. They are developing their own voice and with it a greater degree of responsibility and confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Harrington </li></ul><ul><li>I would love to say it was my inspirational teaching. ;) However, the truth is that the new found care my students have taken with editing their writing really came as our Clustrmap started blooming. </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Parisi </li></ul>
Trainable – Containers to Tags When we stopped containing information and, instead, tagged it, content became trainable. Motorola V276 camera phone craigslist 2018 S May St File cabinet
Trainable – RSS RSS is the magic of the New Web. Learn about it!
Trainable – Aggregators Some RSS Aggregators http://bloglines.com http://bloglines.com http://netvibes.com
Trainable – Plugin Aggregators This is advanced, but not nearly as hard as at least 25 other things you do every day.
Trainable – Social Bookmarks Every teacher should be doing this! Every school should be doing this! Every Student should be doing this! http://del.icio.us/
Collaboratory – Social Media It’s here! Learn about it! Be a part of It! More traffic than the entire Internet in 200
Collaboratory – Social Networks Social Networks are infinitely powerful. They help people help us accomplish our goals. It’s why the kids are there!
Collaboratory – Social Networks ELGG is one option for setting up social networks for your classes.
Collaboratory Winter of 2004 Listening Personal Learning Network George Siemens “Connectivism” Every teacher should be maintaining their own personal learning network. It’s a life-long learning engine!
The Changing Picture for Education …for Literacy <ul><li>Networked Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Trainable </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelming Collaboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Assume to Prove Reading » Exposing </li></ul><ul><li>Raw Material Arithmetic » Employ </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling Content Writing » Expressing </li></ul>Information has change! Literacy has changed!
Our Challenge! <ul><li>Children believe that “…everything is clickable, even their parents.” </li></ul>Khosla, Vinod."ITConversations." Vinod Khosla: In Conversations with John Battelle. Web 2.0 Conference, San Francisco. 5 Oct 2005. Audio Archive. 25 Nov 2005 <http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail796.html>. What does a clickable teacher look like? What does a clickable classroom look like? What does a clickable textbook look like? Vinod Khosla Founding CEO of Sun Microsystems
Our Challenge! From the perspective of their information landscape, our students are more literate than we are! http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/ Our Classrooms are Flat Learners Learners Curriculum, Content & Teachers Gravity Gravity Learners Learners Curriculum Content Teachers
A Story from a Techie <ul><li>Content today is the dominant thing. But one thing that I can say, is that </li></ul><ul><li>… it is going to be the company that can grow and maintain audiences (not content). </li></ul>Khosla, Vinod."ITConversations." Vinod Khosla: In Conversations with John Battelle. Web 2.0 Conference, San Francisco. 5 Oct 2005. Audio Archive. 25 Nov 2005 <http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail796.html>. How do we maintain our classrooms as learning engines? Vinod Khosla Founding CEO of Sun Microsystems