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    • Illuminating Learners District Focus 2010 – 2011 Getting students and all staff “plugged into” learning
    • Learners = Getting each of us “plugged into” learning Students Teachers Principals Office staff Central support Parents Community Each of us!
      • Are You Ready?
        • To reinvent, redesign and reshape the learning experience for all of us?
      • Or do you want to……
      • Do you consider yourself a:
      • Learner?
      • Student?
      • Teacher?
      “ The brain is said to be the most important organ in the human body, but we have only the brain’s word for it” – Kurt Vonnegut
    • Own your learning:
    • Don’t let technology own you:
      • Learners today….
      • Learners today….
      • belong to a culture where it is unacceptable not to share what you know
      • and
      • contribute to a culture where collaboration is an expected learning practice
      "The illiterate of the 21 st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." -- Alvin Toffler Learners want to do more than participate in their learning, they want to contribute to the knowledge created and presented by their peers.
      • Learners today….
      • Have access to a far greater number of information resources than traditional learning environments provided
      • Enjoy new opportunities to create, remix, and share digital content thanks to the Internet
      • Learners today….
      • Teachers today….
      • What resources do you use?
      • Connecting learners…
        • In classrooms
        • At home
        • On the street
        • At their friends’ homes
        • At Starbucks
        • On multiple devices
        • Everywhere
        • All the time
      “ Things that think want to link” Nicholas Negraponte, MIT Media Labs Mall Library School Home
      • Connecting learners inside schools and classrooms
        • Wireless access
        • Online references
        • Online collaboration
        • Student-owned devices
      • A Vision of K-12 Learners Today
        • Creators
        • Remixers
        • Collaborators
        • Contributors
        • Owners of their learning
      • This century we're going to learn a lesson about what it means to be unable to forget anything. (Charles Stross)
      • Connecting yourself…
        • Targeted learning experiences
        • Personal Learning Network (PLN)
        • Know your reputation
      • Privacy and security are important…
    • "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." -- Arthur C. Clarke
    • Illuminating Learners District Focus 2010 – 2011 Getting each of us “plugged into” learning