Create the Future Beijing (BISS) International School January 2010 Kim Cofino and Julie Lindsay http://createthefuture.biss.wikispaces.net/
Welcome and Introductions 50+ Participants 8 Schools: BISS, IST, YCIS-B, ShekouInt’l, SSIS, WAB, TEDA, SSIS Saigon PD Coordinator at BISS: Allison White (food) IT Manager at BISS: Louis Lim (network) Presenters: Kim Cofino, Julie Lindsay
Backchannel “a live chat that accompanies a live presentation or workshop”
Google Jockey A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted.
Backchannel Moderator A person who monitors the backchannel chat and informs the speaker of predominant questions and issues arising from the conversation.
Backchannel Netiquette Answer with @ Be yourself but not a fake Be a link dropper Be up front about self promotion teachkids: Anyone know a great blog that helps teachers. julielindsay: I have a blog that I write for teachers, you can find it at http://123elearning.blogspot.com– I also love Jo McLeay’s at….
The World Is OpenWE-ALL-LEARN Quote from Curtis Bonk: “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” The World is Open, Pg 36
Collaboration The World is Flat (Friedman) collaboration leads to economic competitiveness Globalization 3.0 allows individuals to participate, pool knowledge skills and ides and create new product Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Tapscott) The power of emerging collaborative technologies such as the wiki
“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
The Challenge ………….. 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.
The Process Discuss, reflect in teams Explore new tools and methods Imagine the future Create new learning experiences Pitch team ideas for feedback Refine ideas Team presentation, use of multimedia “Learn by doing……let’s CREATE the future not just talk about it!”
Workshop Housekeeping Schedule on the wiki createthefuture.biss.wikispaces.net TEAMS x 10 Breakout Sessions: A, B, C and D 2 x Groups: Collaborators: Odd number teams (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Communicators: Even number teams (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)
How we live - Play According to Dan Pink I “A Whole New Mind”, “…..play is becoming an important part of work, business and personal well-being, it’s importance manifesting itself in three ways: games, humor and joyfulness” pg 188
DigiDollars! Each participant receives FIVE digidollars Julie and Kim have more to give out! You can keep these yourself or give them away to those who do or say something you admire Put your name and school on the digidollar and place in the bin of the ‘prize’ you wish to win Prizes drawn at closing session