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Preparing our students for Web 3.0 learning November 11, 2012 International Schools Library Network, SingaporeJudy O’Connell
Today’s novelty istomorrow’s norm Are you prepared? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) ﬂickr photo by Stuck in Customs: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/6756753669/
Our Information Age really began in April of 1993when the Mosaic 1.0 browser made the World WideWeb available for contribution and participation byanyone with access to the Internet.For the first time we had possibilities for worldwideco-creation of knowledge, art, science, literature,animation, and all the rest possible.
Price of 1 gigabyte of storage1981 $300K 1997 $1001987 $50K 2000 $101990 $10K 2004 $11994 $1K 2012 $0.10https://twitter.com/FactHive
Open our arms to opportunities cc licensed ( BY ) ﬂickr photo by martinak15: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/martinaphotography/6932815749/
Researchers Sequence Entire Genome of A Baby In Only 50 Hours“By obtaining an interpreted genome in abouttwo days, physicians can make practical use ofdiagnostic results to tailor treatments to individualinfants and children.”
Gamers Unlock Protein Mystery .... that Baffled Researchers For Years Developed by researchers at the University of Washington, Foldit turns scientific problems into competitive games.Khatib, F., DiMaio, F., Cooper, S., Kazmierczyk, M., Gilski, M., Krzywda, S., Zabranska, H., et al. (2011).Crystal structure of a monomeric retroviral protease solved by protein folding game players. Nat StructMol Biol, 18(10), 1175–1177. doi:10.1038/nsmb.2119
12-year-old uses Dungeons andDragons in science research The volunteers looked at eyes early and frequently, whether they were on the creatures’ faces or not.http://mblogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2012/10/30/12-year-old-uses-dungeons-and-dragons-to-help-scientist-dad-with-his-research/
19-year-old girl in Egypt invents a spacecraft propulsion device Mustafa’s device is based on a scientific mix between quantum physics, space technology, chemical reactions and electrical sciences.http://thenextweb.com/africa/2012/05/18/19-year-old-girl-in-egypt-invents-a-spacecraft-propulsion-device/
Unravel our information and knowledge environments cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) ﬂickr photo by liquidnight: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/liquidnight/6863976312/
new frontier of analytics BIG DATA Examples of such data sets range from billions of Google searches conducted by millions of users to the data collected by millions of weather sensors around the globe to all the purchases of British supermarket shoppers.
Google has been ahead of public health authorities in monitoring fluoutbreaks by compiling public searches for flu-related information bygeography.
Google Crisis maps provides comprehensive information with a rangeof information filters and image resources. http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy
Predictive Medical Technologies analyzesrecords of intensive care patients to detectevents that might be signals of adverseevents, such as cardiac arrest orarrhythmia. Once trends are identified,real-time monitoring of patients can spotsimilar patterns and give doctors criticalearly warning.
levels of accessibility LINKED DATA Transform expertise in working with metadata into expertise in working with ontologies or models of knowledge.
Whereas traditional librarymetadata has always been focusedon helping humans find and make use ofinformation, linked data ontologiesare focused on helping machines find andmake use of information. cc licensed ( BY NC ) ﬂickr photo by tarotastic: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/tjt195/30916171/
This uri ‘http://id.loc.gov/authorities/sh85042531’has now become theglobally available, machineand human readable,reliable source for thedescription for the subjectheading of ‘Elephants’containing links to itsrelated terms (in a waythat both machines andhumans can navigate).
existing data reconnected for different and smarter usescc licensed ( BY ) ﬂickr photo by paul (dex): http://ﬂickr.com/photos/dexxus/3146028811/
Degree ofofInformation Connectivity cc""Steve"Wheeler,"University"of"Plymouth,"2010" Degree Information Connectivity Web 3.0 Web x.0 SemanticWeb Semantic Web Semantic Web Meta Web of knowledge of intelligence Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web of The Web Web of people & Social Web information social information Degree of Social Connectivity
Web 3.0 is all about datacc licensed ( BY NC ) ﬂickr photo by Anthony Mattox: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/amattox/3236510649/
The goal of linked data is to enable computers to do more useful work for us by teaching machines to read web pages.cc licensed ﬂickr photo by ralphbijker: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/17258892@N05/2588347668/
It is about common formats andmetadata which allow forintegration and combination ofdata drawn from diversesources.
What happens with linked data and why should we care?
linkeddata.org“Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. http://lod-cloud.net/”
Information retrieval, natural language processing, and medical informatics http://healthmash.com/
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/index.htmlEuropeana enables people to explore the digital resources ofEuropes museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections.Linked Open Data on the Web.The site currently contains metadata on 3.5 million texts, images,videos and sounds.
1. Find the right thing2. Get the best summary3. Go broader and deeper
Wolfram|Alpha is a free online computationalknowledge engine that generates answers toquestions in real time by doing computations on itsown vast internal knowledge base.http://www.wolframalpha.com/educators/
Think strategically!Knowledge 2.0 http://bit.ly/knowledge2 cc licensed ( BY ) ﬂickr photo by tarotastic: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/tjt195/509241247/
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) have collaborated with leaders from higher education, industry, and K–12 education to develop an operational definition of computational thinking.http://www.iste.org/learn/computational-thinking
Computational thinking (CT) is a problem-solving process that includes(but is not limited to) the following characteristics:• Formulating problems in a way that enables us to use a computer and other tools to help solve them.• Logically organizing and analyzing data• Representing data through abstractions such as models and simulations• Automating solutions through algorithmic thinking (a series of ordered steps)• Identifying, analyzing, and implementing possible solutions with the goal of achieving the most efficient and effective combination of steps and resources• Generalizing and transferring this problem solving process to a wide variety of problems
Understand the connections betweencomputational thinking and information literacy.
We are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution that willchange our world forever. In this new world everyone,everything and everywhere will be connected in real time.This theNetworked Society willfundamentally change the way we innovate, collaborate,produce, govern and sustain.
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Horizon Report 2012 A pp! theG et “K-12 must address the increased blending of formal and informal learning.” “Students can take advantage of learning material online, through games and programs they may have on systems at home, and through their extensive — and constantly available — social networks” http://www.nmc.org/ http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2012-horizon-report-K12.pdf
Reading, writing, gaming, trans-media, immersive worlds, and augmented reality, are all part of the new digital frontiers leading the re-invention of learning.cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) ﬂickr photo by Curious Expeditions: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/622806411/
It makes sense to interact both synchronously andasynchronously, formally or informally, at school, at home,or on mobile devices.
Teachers owe itto their students to “keep up”. Are you prepared? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) ﬂickr photo by Stuck in Customs: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/6756753669/
If you don’t already have it, develop a playful collaborative mentality. Step out of your comfort zone - isn’t that what you ask of your students every day?
Drivers of changeUse technology in every possible way forrelevant and authentic learning experiencesHarness knowledge, skills and abilities ofstudents through social software
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http://www.inanimatealice.com/Set in a technology saturated near future, Inanimate Alice tells thestory of a girl called Alice, merging text with animation, videos, musicand games to explore what it means to conduct your life online.
http://kquest.com.au/index.htmlKnowledge Quest English is an immersive, interactivegame, supported by a full colour workbook, that buildscore skills in English.
https://sos.fbi.gov/Surf Island is a playable, web-based game world for school childrenfrom grades 3 to 8. By playing simple games, the children learn aboutonline threats ranging from malware to internet predators to cyberbullies. Schools can compete against each other for points andwinning schools get a visit from a real FBI agent!
In virtual games, students act as investigative reporters, environmental scientists, and historians who resolve meaningful dilemmas.http://questatlantis.org/
Games for Change is a leading organization that promotes gameswith social change messages and strategies, from Sweatshop, adarkly comedic game where players manage a sweatshop,highlighting the poor conditions for factory workers, to Darfur isDying
Steam is a digital distribu,on, digital rights management, mul,player and communica,ons pla6orm developed by Valve Corpora.on.Portal 2 is a ﬁrst-‐person puzzle-‐pla6orm video game developed and published by Valve Corpora,on.
The great challenge of a digital education is meeting theneeds of students who have grown up in a digital era.
It makes incredible sense to consider how ‘internetspaces’ social software and mobile devices can be used toleverage opportunities for learning. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) ﬂickr photo by joannamkay: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/jokay/7918666820/
The core attributes found in the ISTE and IASL standards include:• intellectual curiosity and innovation• ability to locate, select, evaluate and structure information• problem solving and decision-making creative and critical thinking• communication, negotiation and collaboration skills
The core attributes found in the ISTE and IASL standards include:• ethical and productive users and producers of media• responsible and flexible users of social media• active digital citizenship• capacity to think across disciplines and form authentic knowledge connections.
Teacher librarians can play aleading role in schools inrelation to the social and ethicalissues of online publishing andusage, cyber bullying, plagiarismand copyright.
School libraries should be hubs ofprofessional development,action research, and ideaexperimentation as teacherlibrarians work collaboratively withstudents and teachers.
The spaces and places of librariesshould be physical and virtual, adopting andadapting Web 2.0 media tools to enhance andenvelop school learning communities into a seriesof globally powered learning commons—dynamic,collaborative 21st century library environments!
The spaces and places of librariesshould be physical and virtual, adopting andadapting a Web 3.0 mindset —dynamic,collaborative, information responsive makers andcreators of ideas and action!
School libraries: The paradigm flipTeachers and teacher librarians will then actively workalongside students, sometimes leading, sometimesfollowing, and crafting an environment where studentscan always know what, where and how to be the bestlearners they can possibly be. cc licensed ( BY NC ) ﬂickr photo by JB London: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/jb-london/3914363613/
School libraries and teacher librariansmust be leaders in today’sinteractive enquiry environments.
finding sharing collecting contributing playing remixinganytime anywhere fastCREATIVELY
Be strategic Be proactive Be responsive Know your vision Be your visionCommunicate your vision CREATIVELY
cc licensed ﬂickr photo by Stéfan: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/st3f4n/3951143570/ Never risk being a teacher librarian only suitable for a bygone era
It’s not about devices, it’s about thinking with technology!