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Exploring and Embracing the Power of Technology To Enhance Student Learning

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Presentation delivered to the Miles College Faculty prior to the start of the Fall 2012 semester. This two day conference was a blast. Great job Miles College!

Presentation delivered to the Miles College Faculty prior to the start of the Fall 2012 semester. This two day conference was a blast. Great job Miles College!

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  • 1. Exploring and Embracing the Power ofTechnology To Enhance Student LearningWilliam BrennanCo-Founder School Leadership 2.0
  • 2. Educational Leadership in the 21st Century
  • 3. Principals’ and Virtual Learning: A Catalyst to Personal and Organizational Learning
  • 4. "Schools are becoming marinated on behaviorism" Simply put, reward them and theywill learn. No they wont! Engage students in mindful exploration and discovery wherethey are encouraged to build new ideas and challenged to defend their assumptions.Then, maybe you the ingredients for learning.
  • 5. Organizational Strong ties vs Performance Weak Ties Improves Social •  Increase Innovation. Capital •  Spawning new ideas. •  Greater knowledge sharing. •  Decrease the learning curve. Connections •  Increase rate of discovery. •  Increase change bandwidth. Relationships Create Community ContextCommunities of Practice (CoP’s)
  • 6. Turn and Talk
  • 7. Help your students become better searchersWeb search can be a remarkable tool forstudents, and a bit of instruction in how tosearch for academic sources will help yourstudents become critical thinkers andindependent learners.With the materials on this site, you can helpyour students become skilled searchers-whether theyre just starting out with search, orready for more advanced training.
  • 8. Google Glasses
  • 9. Social Media is…..1)  Re-defining Community2)  Re-defining Leadership3)  Re-defining Knowledge Management4)  Re-defining Organizational Boundaries5)  Re-defining Professional Learning for Educators
  • 10. The Short Story ofSchool Leadership 2.0SL 2.0 is the Knowledge Network for School Leaders - the premier social networkconnecting thousands of school leaders from around the globe. We offer a rich array ofresources and present school leaders and aspiring school leaders to come together tomeet present and future challenges. •  It’s social •  It’s learning •  It’s community
  • 11. Averaging 15,000 unique visitors each month and 90,000 page views per month. Job postings every Sunday Over 460 Videos Over 140 Groups
  • 12. The Myths of Internet Filtering1.  Accessing YouTube is not violating CIPA rules.2.  Websites don’t have to be blocked for teachers.3.  Broad filters are not helpful. Schools will not lose E-rate funding.4.  Kids need to be taught how to be responsible digital citizens. United States Department of Education Director of Education Technology5.  Teachers should be trusted. Karen Cator
  • 13. 1.  How do teachers feel when they are blocked?2.  How do students feel? And what do they do?3.  Who is actually teaching the students how to behave in these online spaces?
  • 14. A Working Definition•  A personal or professional learning network (PLN) involves an individual s topic-orientated goal, a set of practices & techniques aimed at attracting and organizing a variety of relevant content sources, selected for their value, to help the owner accomplish a professional goal or personal interest. -David Warlick Followed vs Follow
  • 15. Move beyond Google searches. Use socialmedia to enhance knowledge exchanges bybuilding your online Social Capital.
  • 16. The big payoff is that it both exposes people to perspectives and knowledge setsthat they normally would not come in contact with.1.  It can destabilize stale ways of thinking. KNOWLEDGE STOCKS VS KNOWLEDGE FLOWS2.  Prevent such stasis from setting in going forward.
  • 17. Expand Organizational BoundariesThrough a Personal Learning Network
  • 18. Popular Hash Tags#edchat #stem #cpchat #PhysicsEd #sschat #artsed #engchat #scichat#bullying #ptchat…
  • 19. Managing Feeds #edchat #cpchat
  • 20. Social Bookmarking 1.  Have issues with accessing your bookmarks? 2.  Ever wonder what other people are bookmarking? “It’s like getting their playbook”.
  • 21. IDEAS AND IDEOLOGIES MATTER •  "The real difficulty in changing any enterprise lies not in developing new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones. -- John Maynard Keynes
  • 22. Book Club Example on #edfocus
  • 23. OUR INFORMATIONLANDSCAPE HAS DRASTICALLY CHANGED – it’s now an age of networked intelligence. WHAT TO DO?
  • 24. ground·swell (groundswl) n.1.  A broad deep undulation of the ocean, often caused by a distant storm or an earthquake.2.  A sudden gathering of force.
  • 25. Meet Fred
  • 26. Bill Brennan Brennan Learning, LLC Co-Founder of School Leadership 2.0 Twitter: @billbrennanedu E-mail: wvbrennan@gmail.com Cell: 516-510-7504“ An idea can turn to dust or magic depending uponthe creative talent that rubs against it.” Now. Unleash the Magicians!
  • 27. “ An idea can turn to dust or magic dependingupon the creative talent that rubs against it.” Now. Unleash the Magicians! - Bill Bernbach

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