Web 2.0 tools develop real-world skills of collaboration, teamwork, and reflection [Horizon Report; Richardson]
Collaborative online environments will reach mainstream adoption in K-12 schools in one year or less [Horizon K-12 Report, 2009]
Wikispaces has given away more than 270,000 wikis to educators [Wikispaces, 2010]
Blocking and filtering present challenges to schools [Horizon Report; Richardson]
Research on the Engagement Gap
Indiana University’s High School Survey of Student Engagement
67% students report being bored in school every day
82% are bored because the material isn’t interesting
41% are bored because the material isn’t relevant
33% are bored because the materials is too easy
27% are bored because the materials is too difficult
[ Yazzie-Mintz, Ethan, 2009]
The results of a lack of student engagement are:
Below grade level performance
High drop out rates
Used with permission of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. See www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21 for more information. 21 st Century Skills Framework
Used with permission of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. See www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21 for more information. Self-direction Collaboration Ability to use Web 2.0 tools in workplace Creativity & innovation Critical thinking Problem solving Communications Collaboration English, math, social studies, science, etc. taught in context of 21 st century skills Information literacy Media literacy ICT literacy & skills
[ Wiggins and McTighe, 2005] 1. Identify desired results. 2. Determine acceptable evidence. 3. Plan learning experiences and instruction.
What do you want students to accomplish?
Start there and then work back to activities and instruction.