From School Library Journal “ .... an ideal title for tech-savvy teens. Friedman's thesis is that connectedness by computer is leveling the playing field, giving individuals the ability to collaborate and compete in real time on a global scale....This is a smart and essential read for those who will be expected to live and work in this new global environment...." J
Friedman emphasizes Science & Math. For the Humanities viewpoint – try Daniel Pink. A Mind Map summary of the book "A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink http://www.learning-tech.co.uk/whole_new_mind.htm “Asia, Abundance, Automation” J
This is what our students' world looks like J
What Do They See When They Come To School? C
Sadly...here's what they sometimes see in our school. J
Many (most?) web 2.0 technologies such as blogs and wikis are blocked.
“ To Block, or Not to Block: Education, not filtering, may be the best answer” by Will Richardson in District Administration , February 2007 http://www.districtadministration.com/ViewArticle.aspx?articleid=1076
When students leave our buildings at the end of the day, they simply turn on what we have turned off. ~ Will Richardson C
Chris Harris says... "Filter a website, and you protect a student for a day. Educate students about online safety in a real world environment, and you protect your child for a lifetime." C
In spite of the obstacles.....
Several of our colleagues
became interested in the ideas Thomas Friedman presented in his book, and began to ask “What if”....
Building interest among busy faculty can be a challenge... C
Not always easy.... C
Our 21 st Century Learning Committee showed a video at the September faculty meeting Did You Know” created by Karl Fisch And we asked a question.... J
Are we preparing students for t heir world...or ours?
SO... What do we do for an encore? 21 st Century Learning J
School of Tomorrow
Design a School of the 21st Century.
Make some of the ideas a reality right here in this building.
Create the vision this year.
Next year the teams work on writing grants and/or requesting district budget support to make the best ideas become a reality.
A Student Vision School For Tomorrow School For Tomorrow Resources C & J
In person presentation
Google Reader article
Changes I have made:
Virtual tour of Italy:
$20,000 students had to visit 8 historical sites in and around Rome
How are students like the Ancient Greeks:
Compared ancient Greeks lives to their own. (histories, myths, epics, scientists, mathematicians, etc.)
Civil War Elective – WWI Wiki
It's YOUR turn now!!
It really doesn't matter – just START!
Let's do some planning ....
What does a COMPLIANT student look like? J
Now...What does an INQUISITIVE student look like? J
Now design a task that will engage inquisitive students J
Planning Time Create a plan using my Wikispaces page, so that we can share each other's ideas. http://wanderingbooknut.wikispaces.com J
These tools might help you design activities with authentic, real-world elements. C& J 1. The New Blooms Taxonomy Handout 2. Choosing the Right Medium: Reference Guide. by: Jacqueline Keane Library Media Connection 3. Columbus Workshop Page http://tinyurl.com/64svwd Click on resources. 4. Template for Understanding by Design Units http://tinyurl.com/6gsndk 5. GRASPS Planning Document
NEXT... Our 10 th grade English Teacher had an idea.... J
Let's revamp the 10 th grade Research Report!! J
Student will understand the concepts from Thomas Friedman’s “The World Is Flat”.
Students will learn 21st century information skills.
Students will learn essential technology & presentation skills.
Students will research aspects of the new global economy. Research skills will be taught incorporating technology skills. Students will present/demonstrate their learning using the new tools available to 21st century learners. J
Wonderful – ANOTHER research project!
However - after the usual whining....
Students liked the project because....
The topics were current.
Topics concerned their future.
They were allowed to work together. (research together, write separate papers)
They actually had opinions about what they were reading – it felt relevant.
Some Resources Globalization & Web 2.0 My Del.icio.us Page http://del.icio.us/wanderingbooknut/ GatesBeatles Del.icio.us Page http://del.icio.us/GatesBeatles C
More Resources Wanderings.... http://tinyurl.com/5nqu5p Fun & Exciting Stuff http://mrpotter.edublogs.org/ Gananda High School Library Page http://tinyurl.com/64svwd J & C
This is what we could do: The Flat Classroom Project
The Classroom is Flat: Teacherpreneurs and the Flat Classroom Project Kickoff http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/11/classroom-is-flat-teacherpreneurs-and.html
Flatclassroomproject – Home Page http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/
Modeling Information Fluency J
Don't be shy - Jump right in! J & C
Subscribe to library and general education blogs via a news reader (Bloglines, Google Reader etc).
Read/skim those blogs regularly.
Start your own blog (you might be surprised how much you have to say!).
Open a social bookmarking account such as del.icio.us (http://del.icio.us/).
J & C
Want to get your teachers started?
Blogs In the Classroom?
Let the Kids Show You Why!
Have Fun! The web is a great equalizer. A little old librarian like me in a tiny school in upstate New York gets blog comments from all over the world. J
How librarians can illuminate teachers
“ Workshops” (aka - more time)
Ready to communicate with the world?
Here is an online course made for you!
The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Overwhelming? Try these.... 2008 Web 2.0 Awards from Sezmoz.org New Tools by Joyce Valenza J
G oogle search: “list of web 2.0 tools”
Web 2.0 Tools
Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher
Don't Wait..... J
Just Do It!! MacNN - The Macintosh News Network http://www4.macnn.com/macnn/nimagesii/apple_060706_nikeshoe800.jpg Image used with permission from The Macintosh News Network. J