Create the Future Opening: Julie


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  • Before we move into our presentation, let’s get a few things out of the way.
  • Before we move into our presentation, let’s get a few things out of the way.
  • Before we move into our presentation, let’s get a few things out of the way.
  • Create the Future Opening: Julie

    1. 1. Create the Future<br />Beijing (BISS) International School<br />January 2010<br />Kim Cofino and Julie Lindsay<br /> <br />
    2. 2. Welcome and Introductions<br />50+ Participants<br />8 Schools: BISS, IST, YCIS-B, ShekouInt’l, SSIS, WAB, TEDA, SSIS Saigon<br />PD Coordinator at BISS: Allison White (food)<br />IT Manager at BISS: Louis Lim (network)<br />Presenters: Kim Cofino, Julie Lindsay<br />
    3. 3. Backchannel<br />“a live chat that accompanies a live presentation or workshop”<br />
    4. 4. Google Jockey<br />A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted.<br />
    5. 5. Backchannel Moderator<br />A person who monitors the backchannel chat and informs the speaker of predominant questions and issues arising from the conversation.<br />
    6. 6. Backchannel Netiquette<br />Answer with @<br />Be yourself but not a fake<br />Be a link dropper<br />Be up front about self promotion<br />teachkids: Anyone know a great blog that helps teachers.<br />julielindsay: I have a blog that I write for teachers, you can find it at– I also love Jo McLeay’s at….<br />
    7. 7. Our Backchannel Today<br /><br />
    8. 8. Join the Workshop Wiki<br />Go to and join<br />Go to and join<br />
    9. 9. Project Challenge: Opening Up Education<br />
    10. 10. The World Is OpenWE-ALL-LEARN<br />Quote from Curtis Bonk:<br />“It is in this age [of web tools] that millions, if not billions of people can read, define, and share a new idea or opinion. Such collaborations will undoubtedly result in a wave of innovations and inventions not before possible. Creativity for the masses, by the masses”<br /> The World is Open, Pg 36 <br />
    11. 11. Collaboration<br />The World is Flat (Friedman) <br />collaboration leads to economic competitiveness<br />Globalization 3.0 allows individuals to participate, pool knowledge skills and ides and create new product<br />Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Tapscott)<br />The power of emerging collaborative technologies such as the wiki<br />
    12. 12. “Our learning futures rest not only on the realization that collaboration is not simply an empowering engine for economic expansion made possible by Globalization 3.0, but also the gains in education that underpin the economic ones”The World is Open, pg 273<br />
    13. 13. The Challenge …………..<br />To create a ‘new’ lesson or assignment or project that opens new opportunities and ‘flattens’ the classroom walls through local or global collaboration, and is scaffolded by emerging technologies.<br />
    14. 14. The Process<br />Discuss, reflect in teams<br />Explore new tools and methods<br />Imagine the future<br />Create new learning experiences<br />Pitch team ideas for feedback<br />Refine ideas<br />Team presentation, use of multimedia<br />“Learn by doing……let’s CREATE the future not just talk about it!”<br />
    15. 15. Workshop Housekeeping<br />Schedule on the wiki<br />TEAMS x 10<br />Breakout Sessions: A, B, C and D<br />2 x Groups:<br />Collaborators: Odd number teams (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)<br />Communicators: Even number teams (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)<br />
    16. 16. How we live - Play<br />According to Dan Pink I “A Whole New Mind”, <br />“… is becoming an important part of work, business and personal well-being, it’s importance manifesting itself in three ways: games, humor and joyfulness” <br />pg 188<br />
    17. 17. DigiDollars!<br />Each participant receives FIVE digidollars<br />Julie and Kim have more to give out!<br />You can keep these yourself or give them away to those who do or say something you admire<br />Put your name and school on the digidollar and place in the bin of the ‘prize’ you wish to win<br />Prizes drawn at closing session<br />