Thriving In The 21st Century: Speaking the Language of the Digital Native

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Thriving In The 21st Century: Speaking the Language of the Digital Native

  1. 1. Thriving in the 21st Century Speaking the Language of the Digital Native ESSDACK Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org
  2. 2. Warning!
  3. 3. Use of blogs, RSS, wikis, web sites and technology in general may lead to sleeplessness, irritability, and the horrible reality that you’ll never being able to know it all. Use at your own risk
  4. 4. Sticky ideas?
  5. 5. 21st century literacy skills are essential for your toolkit
  6. 6. Using technology will make you a better teacher
  7. 7. Your job?
  8. 8. Pick out your “favorite candy” and save the rest for later
  9. 9. “Come on, Butch! Help a guy out here. What are your great resources?”
  10. 10. www.socialstudiescentral.com
  11. 11. Until 1995, to produce content for a large audience you needed to be a . . .
  12. 12. Publisher 12
  13. 13. Broadcaster 13
  14. 14. Billboard owner 14
  15. 15. Sky writing pilot 15
  16. 16. Then along came Mosaic and Web 1.0 16
  17. 17. Web 1.0 was read-only because to produce content, you needed . . .
  18. 18. HTML coding skills Programming ability Graphic design skills Access to servers Secret tech guy handshake 18
  19. 19. So what’s Web 2.0? 19
  20. 20. A read-write-create web using online software that allows creating, publishing and communicating in seconds
  21. 21. What are we doing today? • Internet myths • Social networks • Search tools • Online evaluation & • RSS citation • Organizing • Online tools information
  22. 22. Loch Ness?
  23. 23. Big Foot?
  24. 24. The web?
  25. 25. The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters work <www.martinlutherking.org> All information on the Web is true
  26. 26. The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters work <www.martinlutherking.org> All information on the Web is true
  27. 27. The Web is a giant encyclopedia Filters work <www.martinlutherking.org> All information on the Web is true
  28. 28. Peter Stiener July 5, 1993 New Yorker
  29. 29. Kids view the world the same as we do Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman ©2001
  30. 30. Kids view the world the same as we do Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman ©2001
  31. 31. The Internet is Jake’s world
  32. 32. Erin’s brain works differently
  33. 33. Jarod works “faster”
  34. 34. Teen pregnancy, violence, alcohol / drug / tobacco use are all down
  35. 35. Community service, voting & abstinence are up
  36. 36. “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
  37. 37. But wait! 37
  38. 38. Low web literacy skills
  39. 39. Low web literacy skills 51% believe “most or all” of the Web can be trusted
  40. 40. Low web literacy skills 51% believe “most or all” of the Web can be trusted Little sense of online “privacy”
  41. 41. Low web literacy skills 51% believe “most or all” of the Web can be trusted Little sense of online “privacy” No understanding of digital intellectual property rights
  42. 42. Low web literacy skills 51% believe “most or all” of the Web can be trusted Little sense of online “privacy” No understanding of digital intellectual property rights Weak search and evaluation skills
  43. 43. So . . . 39
  44. 44. Both we and our kids need to be more web literate 40
  45. 45. 21st century skills?
  46. 46. Become a generalist 42
  47. 47. Teamwork 43
  48. 48. Filter for information not memorize information 44
  49. 49. Rock paper scissor decisions 45
  50. 50. “One of the things our grandchildren will find quaintest about us is that we distinguish the digital from the real. In the future, that will become literally impossible.” William Gibson 2007 46
  51. 51. The basics? 47
  52. 52. URLs start broad / end specific
  53. 53. URLs start broad / end specific Glenn Wiebe 123 E. Main Hillsboro, KS 67063 USA historytech.wordpress.org/ 2008/03/28/brain-rules-school- drools
  54. 54. Types of web sites Closed Open • Organization Educational • .org .edu • Commercial Military • .com .mil • Web groups Government • .net .gov
  55. 55. Added closed .aero / .museum / .coop / .pro /
  56. 56. Added closed .aero / .museum / .coop / .pro / Added open .biz / .name / .info / 244 country domains
  57. 57. Also available (sorta!) .geo / .mail / .xxx / .mobi / .asia / .game / .tech / .sport / .travel / .video / .mp3 / .kids (and about 10-15 others!)
  58. 58. Why the big deal about urls? 52
  59. 59. Search engines work like index cards
  60. 60. Search engines google.com • altavista.com • alltheweb.com • ask.com • kartoo.com •
  61. 61. Subject directories yahoo.com • Librarians’ Index to the Web • lii.org • Digital Librarian www.digital-librarian.com RefDesk.com •
  62. 62. Newer! ThinkFinity.com • Clusty.com • Factbites.com •
  63. 63. For kids Yahooligans • www.yahooligans.com KidsClick • www.kidsclick.org Ask for Kids • www.ajkids.com
  64. 64. Family Friendly Search • www.familyfriendlysearch.com Awesome Library • www.awesomelibrary.org Kid Info • www.kidinfo.com
  65. 65. 42explore • www.42explore.com Kid’s Search Tools • www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm
  66. 66. Nettrekker / Kan-Ed Empowered Desktop kportal.learningstation.com
  67. 67. Search Engine list www.philb.com/webse.htm
  68. 68. How to search?
  69. 69. Pick the right tool NoodleQuest: Choose the Best Search www.noodletools.com
  70. 70. Finding Information with Search Engines www.philb.com/whichengine.htm
  71. 71. Bernie Dodge’s Specialized Tools webquest.sdsu.edu/searching/ specialized.html
  72. 72. My Pretty Quick Turtle Left Late Bernie Dodge/Tom March
  73. 73. My Pretty Quick Turtle Left Late Use Minus (-) & Plus (+) Bernie Dodge/Tom March
  74. 74. My Pretty Quick Turtle Left Late Use Minus (-) & Plus (+) Use Quotes (keywords with quotation marks) Bernie Dodge/Tom March
  75. 75. My Pretty Quick Turtle Left Late Use Minus (-) & Plus (+) Use Quotes (keywords with quotation marks) Use the Title (allintitle:“world cup”) Bernie Dodge/Tom March
  76. 76. My Pretty Quick Turtle Left Late Use Minus (-) & Plus (+) Use Quotes (keywords with quotation marks) Use the Title (allintitle:“world cup”) Use the Link (link:www.cnn.com) Bernie Dodge/Tom March
  77. 77. My Pretty Quick Turtle Left Late Use Minus (-) & Plus (+) Use Quotes (keywords with quotation marks) Use the Title (allintitle:“world cup”) Use the Link (link:www.cnn.com) Use the Like (related:www.cnn.com) Bernie Dodge/Tom March
  78. 78. Cache • cache:www.essdack.org Allintitle • allintitle:education essdack Site • site:edu holocaust Allinurl • allinurl:brown board
  79. 79. Cool Google stuff Calculator Spellchecker Phone & address looker-upper Translator Dictionary
  80. 80. Multimedia • YouTube • TeacherTube • Flickr • iTunes
  81. 81. Practice search What was your unit or class? Do a search using keywords and search tools that fit your search
  82. 82. The DHMO controversy
  83. 83. Hoaxes? Urban Legends • www.snopes.com Truth or Fiction • www.truthorfiction.com
  84. 84. A Short Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism www.ibiblio.org/team/history/ controversy/abutz/intro.html Holocaust Hoax www.natvan.com/national-vanguard/ assorted/hoax.html
  85. 85. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/ online/phistories A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: Survivors fcit.usf.edu/Holocaust/people/survivor.htm
  86. 86. What about this site? “Case Analysis of a Historic Killer • Tornado Event in Kansas on 10 June 1938” www.cimms.ou.edu/~doswell/ • Conference_papers/SELS96/WoO.html
  87. 87. Social Networks & Communication • Twitter/ Plurk • Shelfari • Classroom 2.0 • Wikipedia • Skype
  88. 88. Organize information 77
  89. 89. Google Notebook • notebook.google.com BibMe • bibme.org Delicous • delicous.com Box • box.net • RSS
  90. 90. “News feeds” from web sites
  91. 91. “News feeds” from web sites A “news reader” to display the feeds
  92. 92. Find the button
  93. 93. Best aggregators?
  94. 94. Web Literacy lesson plans Literacy Matters • www.literacymatters.org/lessons/ onlineresearch.htm Media Awareness • www.media-awareness.ca/english/ teachers/index.cfm TechLearning • www.techlearning.com/db_area/ archives/TL/2003/03/toolkit.html
  95. 95. PBS • www.pbs.org/teachersource/media_lit/ getting_started.shtm Education World • www.education-world.com/a_lesson/ lesson230.shtml CyberSmart • www.becybersmart.org
  96. 96. Web literacy sites 21st Century Information Literacy • Project 21cif.imsa.edu Kid Safe Search Sites • www.sldirectory.com/searchf kidsafe.html
  97. 97. CyberSmart • www.cybersmart.org Kathy Schrock's Web Site Evaluation • school.discovery.com/ schrockguideeval.html
  98. 98. Internet Safety NetSmartz • netsmartz.org Wired Safety • wiredsafety.org
  99. 99. More questions than answers! Bill Watterson ©1995
  100. 100. More questions than answers! Bill Watterson ©1995 Three new ideas, concepts or practices Two questions or clarifications One thing you can use use right away

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