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Student Voice Presentation

Student Voice Presentation



A presentation given at the NYSCATE 2008 Metro Conference.

A presentation given at the NYSCATE 2008 Metro Conference.



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  • What happens when students have a voice? Gerald Ardito, Pace University May 18, 2008 NYSCATE Metro Conference
  • Or How my life was ruined by Will Richardson
  • For a long time, education looked like this.
  • The teacher was the authority, sprinkling information on thirsty students.
  • Paulo Freire likened traditional teachers to bank tellers, doling out information in frugal doses.
  • Students were considered sheep, needing to be led.
  • Then, some people said, “Stop!”
  • Maybe things were out of order.
  • Maybe students could work to build their own understanding.
  • Maybe students had something to say, something that needed saying, and the saying of which would allow them to educate themselves.
  • They could communicate and collaborate.
  • They could create.
  • There are lots of tools to let this happen.
  • Lots of ways students can grow their understanding.
  • They make posters
  • They make models
  • They perform experiments
  • They go on field trips
  • They work together.
  • All of it designed to have the students construct their own meaning and understanding.
  • And then, along came Web 2.0
  • Instantly, people could communicate, collaborate, and think together ...
  • Suddenly being an author with a real audience became a reality for just about anybody...students included
  • In all kinds of new ways.
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Podcasts
  • Social Networks
  • Google Docs
  • Vokis
  • Voicethread
  • What when students get to use their own voices? have a voice? So, what happens happens when students
  • The End
  • Being in communication ❖ gmanb5@gmail.com ❖ teachingownership.blogspot.com ❖ Skype: gmanb5
  • Photo Credits ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/mmarsupilami/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/angel_shark/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/atencion/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/gak/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/jonastherkildsen/ ❖ Library of Congress ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/bg/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/poldavo/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/dailypic/http://flickr.com/photos/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/slightlynorth/http://flickr.com/ weston/ photos/beija-flor/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/ianus/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/n8wood/archives/date-posted/ 2006/01/29/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/ ❖ http://flickr.com/photos/garon/