Using creditable and accurate print and digital sources to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Online Content Construction
Using technology as a means to demonstrate learning.
Online Collaborative Inquiry
Using technology to collaborate with others.
Wilson Middle School, Natick
8 th Grade Learning Center Teacher
Ashland Middle School
8 th Grade Social Studies Teacher
What do we have to consider as we rethink our definition of “literacy?”
Information, Media and Technology Skills required of today's students include information literacy, media literacy, communications and technology literacy.
What has changed?
Economy: agrarian to industrial to technological
Jobs and needs of employers have gotten more complex
Blue-collar positions now done electronically or have been eliminated
More complex, technologically advanced white collar positions
More advanced thinking skills required
What will the students be asked to do?
Think critically and creatively
Take risks constructively
Understand connection to the world
Use technology to research and communicate with others
Work in teams
Assume leadership responsibilities
School Reform in the New Millennium: Preparing All Children for 21 st Century Success. Massachusetts DESE. November 2008.
“ We don’t care where and how you get your work done. We care that you get your work done.” Dan Pelino, IBM Health Care / Life Sciences ABC News: The Workplace of the Future
What will it mean to be “on the job?”
Working with the group at your table, discuss you answer to the question.
Report out your table’s ideas on chart paper.
What do we need to do to get the kids ready for this “new world?”
Develop “good” Digital Citizenship Skills
Develop 21 st Century Literacy Skills across the content areas
Digital Rights and Responsibilities
What is a good digital citizen ?
5. Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure. 7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world. Technology users often see this area as one of the most pressing problems when dealing with Digital Citizenship. We recognize inappropriate behavior when we see it, but before people use technology they do not learn digital etiquette (i.e., appropriate conduct). Many people feel uncomfortable talking to others about their digital etiquette. Often rules and regulations are created or the technology is simply banned to stop inappropriate use . It is not enough to create rules and policy, we must teach everyone to become responsible digital citizens in this new society. Just as in the American Constitution where there is a Bill of Rights, there is a basic set of rights extended to every digital citizen. Digital citizens have the right to privacy, free speech, etc. Basic digital rights must be addressed, discussed, and understood in the digital world. With these rights also come responsibilities as well. Users must help define how the technology is to be used in an appropriate manner. In a digital society these two areas must work together for everyone to be productive.
What is “out there” about you?
Search for your digital footprint …
Did you learn anything about yourself?
Positive Digital Footprints
How can you begin to build your footprint?
Social-networking sites viewed by admissions officers
Twitter gets you fired in 140 characters or less
How to Lose Your Job on Your Own Time
TED Talk: Will Richardson
They need the 3 “Rs”:
But they also need the 5 “Cs”:
Creative Problem Solving Skills
Integrates technology into our practice of teaching and learning
Accesses curriculum resources and information using technology
Provides additional ways for students to demonstrate their learning using technology
Use the collaborative tool Wallwisher to post your response. Please limit your response to 160 characters. Click on the link for your day's session below. Monday: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/mnlioci Tuesday: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/mnlioci2 Thursday: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/mnlioci3 Refresh the page to see others’ posts.
Work with your tablemates to create a definition using online resources (dictionaries, Google search, etc.)
Click on the link for your day's session below to post your group's definition to our Wiki discussion page.
If you take a little bit of GOOgle for research…
maybe add a MOODLE platform for online content delivery…
use WIKIpedia for information or create a WIKIspace for collaboration…
and add a little “OG” for a classroom blOG…
you too can have a classroom of the future.
These tools are the ultimate enablers of collaboration -- in and out of class.
by Grace Rubenstein
3. Digital Communication: electronic exchange of
One of the significant changes within the digital revolution is a person’s ability to communicate with other people. In the 19th century, forms of communication were limited. In the 21st century, communication options have exploded to offer a wide variety of choices (e.g., e-mail, cellular phones, instant messaging). The expanding digital communication options have changed everything because people are able to keep in constant communication with anyone else. Now everyone has the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with anyone from anywhere and anytime. Unfortunately, many users have not been taught how to make appropriate decisions when faced with so many different digital communication options.
4. Digital Literacy: process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology.
While schools have made great progress in the area of technology infusion, much remains to be done. A renewed focus must be made on what technologies must be taught as well as how it should be used. New technologies are finding their way into the work place that are not being used in schools (e.g., video-conferencing, online sharing spaces such as wikis). In addition, workers in many different occupations need immediate information (just-in-time information). This process requires sophisticated searching and processing skills (i.e., information literacy ). Learners must be taught how to learn in a digital society. In other words, learners must be taught to learn anything, anytime, anywhere. Business, military, and medicine are excellent examples of how technology is being used differently in the 21st century. As new technologies emerge, learners need to learn how to use that technology quickly and appropriately. Digital Citizenship involves educating people in a new way— these individuals need a high degree of information literacy skills.
Review the Criteria for Successful Online Collaborative Inquiry to see the guidelines for participation in this discussion.
All work is up to date and completed on time
If you need help, first ask a classmate, then ask a teacher
Technical difficulties? Ask a teacher right away
Polite and school-appropriate language
Disagree with the idea, not with the person; Use “I” statements
“ I disagree with your comment that...”
Pair critical and positive feedback
“ I like your description of ____, but I disagree when you say ____.”
Make sure all your posts are:
Complete : answer all parts in detail
Concise : focused and relevant ideas
Clear : writing style, grammar, spelling, etc.
Using the information from the Goomoodleikiog video and the Rubenstein article, you will respond to the Classroom of the Future discussion prompt on our Wiki discussion page.
Your response should be in paragraph form and follow the criteria outlined above.
Based on the video and the article, what are some ways you might use tools like Google, Moodle, Wikis, and blogs in your classroom?
What are some of the advantages these tools could have for instruction?
What challenges do you foresee in using them?
Click the link for your day's session below.
Respond to two of your fellow participants' posts.
Your responses should be in paragraph form and follow the criteria outlined above.
Your table group will be assigned a strand of the College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards from the new framework.
Read over your group's standards with your tablemates.
Drawing on your own teaching experience and using what you have learned from the resources and activities in this session, work together to answer the following question:
How can teachers use tools and resources for online collaborative inquiry to address specific anchor standards?
Click on the link for your day's session below to post your group's answer to a Google doc.