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presentation at Melbourne PC User Group on how technology is changing education

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  • Thanks Michele for a great presentation tonight at MelbPC as a TAFE teacher of mostly Gen Y & Gen Z kids it is a real eye opener for a Baby Boomer to have to confront this, I have been seeing this whole new way of working in my classes but not really 'seeing it'. Thanks for the eye opener. Colin Abbott
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  • Listened to Michele Berner at my first PC User meeting tonight at Chadstone .... It is a real eye opener for people who think they know what going on in the World of education .... Excellent presentation and worth the time to digest it all .... Thanks very much Warren Smith
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  • My business cardDon’t have a little paper cardMy connections and personal learning network are all based onlineI use social media to communicate, network, collaborate in my professional life
  • Barack Obama in Germany at the victory column in front of an estimated 200,000 Germans We live in a digital world – we produce informationWhat do you notice in this photo?
  • Everyone has a digital camera, a mobile phone, video cameraOne person has a laptop – its webcam recording the event on video - streamingWhere will the video and pictures end up?, Qik, Youtube, Flickr, Twitter , Facebook, Myspace
  • This is the read / write webTo kids, their whole life is online – communicating and collaborating using: myspace, facebook, instant messaging, texting, twitter, youtube, flickrThey are always on and always connectedThis is changing education the way I teachThe way students approach learningThis is a difficult concept for schoolsAge of teachers – 23 – 65+Very young inexperienced teachers who have grown up with the internetOlder teachers dragged into the 21st centuryTeaching today’s students with old pedagogies (textbook, rote learning, notes on the board, questions from a text, assignments, projects) is changingKnowledge is not neatly boxed – the global flow of information is fast and students need help in navigating it
  • More and more Australians have access to the Internet both at work and at home. It has invaded our lives.As a teacher – I am interested in Gen YThe internet – with web 2.0 technologies, cloud computing – education, as I knew it, has changed.Web 2.0 is changing educationOffering new opportunities for learners to take more control of their learning Customised information and resources; a greater creative input into how students present their work; Allowing more collaborative ways of workingopportunity to showcase their achievements to an authentic audience, often using non-traditional media such as video.
  • Social media in education

    1. Education in the 21st Century<br />A fundamental shift in the way we communicate.<br /> Michele Berner<br />
    2. Presentation Overview<br />What is Social media ?<br />Web 2.0<br />Social media in education<br />Blogs, Nings, Wikis<br />The web is all around us<br />
    3. About Me..<br />@michele_berner<br />Teacher at Rowville Secondary College<br />Teaching<br /> English<br />Cisco Networking Academy Instructor<br /> Information Technology<br />E-learning coach<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    4. Is Social Media a Fad?<br />
    5. We are no longer limited to being consumers of information.<br />We are now collaborators ... producers of information<br />Every person has the ability to contribute ideas and experiences to the larger body of knowledge that is the internet<br />
    6. Gen Y is taking over the Web<br />Gen Y (18-32) – and can be as young as 5<br /> Gen X (33-44)<br /> Younger Boomers (45-54) <br />Older Boomers (55-63)<br />Silent Generation (64-72) <br /> G.I. Generation (73+)<br />
    7. How Gen Y is different<br />They’re plugged in<br />TV is background noise<br />They care what their friends think<br />Work isn’t their whole world<br />Multitasking<br />
    8. What makes Gen Y people different is the way they are<br />spending more time with the Internet than TV, and also use the<br />the centrepiece of their life. It’s how they<br />consuming media<br />internet as the hub of their media activity<br />communicate with each other and their world <br />
    9. Fastest growing age for using the internet?<br />In 2005<br />2-5 yr olds<br />In 2009<br />70-75 yr olds<br />Source: “Generations Online in 2009,” , Pew Internet & American Life Project, January 28, 2009<br />
    10. Web 2.0 is all about live, realtime interaction between the user and the web<br />
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    12. Characteristics of Web 2.0<br />
    13. Free<br />Shared Documents<br />Data cloud<br />Downloaded<br />Flickr: 1pictureaday<br /><br />
    14. User Content<br />Flickr: Olivander<br />Anyone can post<br />Blogs<br />
    15. Multidirectional<br />Comments<br />Feedback<br />Additional information<br />
    16. Group Think<br />Collaborative encyclopedia<br />Pathfinder for research<br />Collaborative web sites<br />Flickr: linh.ngân<br />
    17. Frequent Updates<br />Microblogs<br />Timely<br />Conferences<br />Sharing experiences<br />
    18. Friending<br />Friends<br />Friends of friends<br />Family<br />Colleagues<br />Similar interests<br />
    19. No Boundaries<br />Organizing<br />Communicating<br />Power silos<br />Geography<br />Relationships<br />Time<br />Cell phones <br />
    20. Social media in education <br /> have hypertext minds. They leap around.. Their cognitive structures are not sequential<br />
    21. navigators<br />
    22. constantly connected<br />
    23. content creators<br />
    24. The Net-Generation<br />They use the latest in Technology<br />They are highly motivated<br />They have a wide range of interests<br />They use computers in work and hobbies<br />
    25. Digital Education Revolution<br />“ In coming years, a critical component of a world class education system in Australia will be use of a computer and access to reliable, high speed broadband. <br />This will provide closer links between<br />schools, teachers, students and parents, and help realise the true potential of e-education. It will<br />change the way teachers teach, and the way students learn. “<br />Kevin Rudd, 2007<br />
    26. Learning Web<br />
    27. New media literacies<br />
    28. “What changes must we make in our teaching as it becomes easier to bring primary resources to our students?<br />How do we need to rethink our ideas of literacy when we must prepare our students to become not only readers and writers, but editors and collaborators and publishers as well?<br />What needs to change about our curriculum when our students have the ability to reach far beyond our classroom walls?<br />How can we as learners begin to take advantage of the opportunities these tools present, so we may understand more clearly the pedagogies of using them in the classroom?”<br />Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms<br />
    29. Create<br />Collaborate<br />Communicate<br />Evaluate<br />This shift from a page-based to a screen-based society is causing a drastic change in literacy ....<br />It’s a different way of encountering communication or thought or human expression.<br />
    30. Evaluate<br />
    31. New Technologies<br />
    32. Learning Going Forward<br />
    33. Teachers Toolbox<br />
    34. Blogs<br />The term is a shortened form of weblog. <br />Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called &quot;blogging“<br />Individual articles on a blog are called &quot;blog posts,&quot; &quot;posts,&quot; or &quot;entries&quot;.<br />The person who posts these entries is called a &quot;blogger&quot;. <br />
    35. A BLOG...<br />is a page of entries (posts)<br />is organized in reverse-chronologicalorder<br />is normally public<br />The entries in a blog usually come from a single author<br />Readers can add comments oneachentry and the author responding<br />
    36. A BLOG...<br />Interactwithyourreaders<br />Readers respondwith comments<br />Comments are powerfulmotivators<br />Writing is ‘inside’, blogging is ‘outside’<br />Writing is ‘monologue’, blogging is ‘conversation’<br />Writing is ‘thesis’, blogging is ‘synthesis’<br />
    37. Why BLOG...<br />communication space<br />conversation space<br />expression space<br />participation space<br />
    38. State of the Blogosphere<br />
    39. Diary<br />Commentary<br />Knowledge<br />Read some<br />Blogs<br />
    40. Search for a Blog<br />
    41. Education blogs<br /><br />
    42. Where do you find blogs?<br /><br /><br />
    43. Search term: Powerpoint 2007<br />
    44. Search term: Windows 7<br />
    45. Tech Blogs<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    46. Keeping up with Blogs<br />What is RSS?<br />Really Simple Syndication<br />
    47. Subscribe to the RSS Feed<br />Subscribing to blogs, podcasts, web site updates<br /> Blogging & podcasting delivered via RSS (Feeds)<br /> Sends new content to the user –automatically<br />To read feeds requires software - a web-based news aggregator (Google Reader, Bloglines)<br />
    48. How can you get RSS feeds<br />Subscribe<br />Look for RSS link<br />Click on button then<br />look for connection <br />link or paste code to <br />the reader.<br />
    49. Reading your Feeds<br /><br />
    50. Writing your own blog<br />
    51. Blogging Platforms<br /><br />
    52. / Google account<br />
    53. Make sure you write down your username and password!<br />
    54. Registering your blog<br />
    55. Blog Design<br />
    56. Nearly Done!<br />
    57. First Steps In Blogging<br />
    58. Go have a look at you blog!<br />
    59. Wiki Sites<br /><br /><br /><br />
    60. Features of Wikis<br />Easy to update –no HTML needed<br />Collaborative: can identify who made what changes<br />Version control: can restore older versions and see history of changes<br />Discussion feature: can discuss a page in a discussion area<br />
    61. Wikis in the workplace<br />Exposure to wiki technology and content is good for students’ resumes<br />Used in many offices for team projects: collaboration on anything from general project management to specifics like problem-solving product-design difficulties <br />Growing belief in collaboration tools as effective contributor to innovation and growth<br />Employers value teamwork –wikis are all about teamwork.<br />
    62. Wikis in the Classroom<br />Easy to set up a group project<br />History –can see/assess who is participating<br />Built-in discussion area –encourages participation<br />Group work presented on a wiki is easily shared with everyone in the class<br />repositories –can view content after course has finished<br />
    63. Collaborative Projects<br />Flat Classroom Project:<br />
    64. Professional Development<br /><br />
    65. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BLOGS AND WIKIS<br />BLOGS<br />WIKIS<br />Usually single author <br />Reverse chronological structure <br />Personal voice<br />External links only<br />Author’s responsible for content<br />No modifications in posts<br />Vertical structure<br />Usually many authors <br />Structure determined by content and users <br />Collective voice<br />Internal and external links <br />Co-responsibility of content<br />Constant editing<br />Horizontal structure<br />
    66. A SOCIAL NETWORK...<br />Is a social structure (participatorycommunity)<br />Usersestablishrelationships<br />Basedontheircommoninterests<br />
    67. The right social network<br />What do you want out of a social network? Are you looking into social networks for professional reasons? <br />If you are passionate about a particular subject, a niche social network with a specific theme can be a terrific place to start. <br />Because it matches your interest, you will be more likely to get involved in the community, and getting involved is what social networking is really all about.<br />Most social networks contain user-created groups that help people with similar interest find each other.<br />In education, the ning is becoming the social network of choice<br />
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    69. What is Ning?<br />
    70. What is NING?<br />allows people with common interests to share ideas and learn from one another.<br />It is a platform for creating social networks where members are able to upload material, make comments and share ideas and experiences relating to a particular topic.<br />It’s like getting a group of people together in the same room and discussing similar interests – except it is done using a virtual environment and not in ‘real time’.<br />
    71. Features of a Ning<br />Video<br />
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    77. How do you find a Ning site?<br /><br />
    78. Create your own social network<br /><br />
    79. Manage .... Appearance<br />
    80. Manage .... Features<br />
    81. Manage .... Ning Apps<br />
    82. Stop being a lurker<br />
    83. Butterscotch Tutorials<br />Beginners guide to blogging with Blogger<br />The finer points of Facebook<br />Beginners guide to Youtube<br />Breaking Tech news<br />Google Reader and RSS Feeds<br />Gmail for Beginners<br />Twitter for beginners<br />
    84. Presentation Available at <br /><br />