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A presentation developed for the EARCOS Teacher's Conference in March 2008.

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  • Developing the Global Student: Practical Ways to Infuse 21st Century Literacy Skills in Your Classroom Presented by Kim Cofino EARCOS Teachers Conference March 2008
  • Check it Out!
    • Understanding 21st Century Literacy
    • Why go global?
    • The Big Picture
    • Technology ToolBox
    • Resources
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/zkorb/1573881106/
  • Enter the 21st Century… Image from: http://netsign.co.il/comic4.gif
  • Our Information Landscape
    • Image from: http://www.socialmedia.biz/images/masssocialmedia.png
  • Our Information Landscape Image from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Web_2.0_Map.svg/800px-Web_2.0_Map.svg.png
  • The Future of Information
    • Image from: http://novaspivack.typepad.com/nova_spivacks_weblog/metaweb_graph.JPG
  • <Video>
    • The Web is Using Us:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE
    What do you think?
  • What is 21st Century Literacy ?
    • Students and Teachers who are:
    • Effective Learners
    • Effective Collaborators
    • Effective Creators
    Image from: http://www.uniquecare.org/Collaborate%20250.jpg What do you think?
  • 21st Century Learners :
    • Lifelong learners
    • Can learn how to learn
    • Independent learners
    • Metacognitive
    • Intrinsically motivated
    • Focus on self improvement
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/akaicker/38149570/
  • 21st Century Learners :
    • Are critical thinkers.
    • Evaluate information for authenticity, relevance and bias .
    • Evaluate tools for applicability and effectiveness.
    • Intuitively filter and focus .
    • Natural navigators.
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/macieklew/336716715/
  • 21st Century Collaborators :
    • Are effective communicators.
    • Are socially and culturally aware .
    • Take responsibility for their role.
    • Are flexible .
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/wainwright/351684037/.
  • 21st Century Collaborators :
    • Are able to delegate or share responsibility when necessary.
    • Are equally comfortable as either leaders or participants.
    • Appreciate and internalize the essential interdependence of being part of society.
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/pedrosimoes7/1301014184/
  • 21st Century Creators :
    • Effectively analyze and synthesize.
    • Originality, innovative and creative contributors to society.
    • “ think outside the box”.
    • Systems thinkers.
    • Goal oriented and productive.
    • Demonstrate ethical responsibility.
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/525695141/
  • Why Go Global ?
    • “ The World is Flat ”
    • We are no longer bound by four walls of classroom
    • Authentic learning experiences
    Image from: http://www.csupomona.edu/~sfenglehart/%20Hst%20Images%20/Berlin%20Wall.JPEG
  • <Video>
    • Classrooms of Today & Tomorrow:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE
    What do you think?
  • 21st Century Literacy
    • How are your students learning these skills?
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/shapeshift/86339994/
  • Why Go Global ?
    • Learning (and life) is networked , digital, connected.
    • Create an authentic classroom environment.
    Image from: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/2006/0306/images/old_classroom.jpg
  • Why Go Global ?
    • Power of personal learning networks
    Screen Shot from: Chrissy Hellyer @ Teaching Sagittarian: http://teachingsagittarian.edublogs.org/
  • Why Go Global ?
    • Tap into the energy that our students bring to class.
    • Embrace the way they learn in order to effectively engage and teach.
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/bigduke6/90086641/
  • The Big Picture
    • Curriculum drives technology
    • Begin with the end in mind
    • Technology as a tool
    • Mindset , not a skill set
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/superfantastic/1518384589/
  • The Big Picture
    • Embed authentic use of technology
    • Inquiry process
    • Technology Design Cycle
    • It’s about conversations
    Image from: IBO MYP Technology: http://www.ibo.org/myp/curriculum/group8/
  • The Technology Toolbox
    • How to pick the right tools for the job
    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/mamabarns/747588843/
  • The Technology Toolbox
  • ToolBox: Blogs
    • When to use a blog :
    • individual reflection seeking feedback
    Grade 5 Student Blog: http://heejae.learnerblogs.org/
  • ToolBox: Blogs
    • Features of a blog :
    • Entries posted in consecutive order, newest on top
    • Comments from readers extend classroom learning
    • Personal learning journal
    Grade 5 Student Blog: http://heejae.learnerblogs.org/
  • ToolBoox: Wikis
    • When to use a wiki
    • collaborative knowledge building
    Grade 6 Student Wiki: http://ancientafricah.wikispaces.com
  • ToolBox: Wikis
    • Features of a wiki
    • Easy to create website
    • Easy collaboration beyond classroom
    • Extend discussion beyond the classroom
    • Trackable page edits
  • ToolBox: Social Networking
    • When to use Social Networks
    • Connecting students and teachers
    Grade 4 Flat Classroom Project: http://connectedclassroom.ning.com/
  • ToolBox: Social Networking
    • Features of Social Networks
    • Create groups of learners
    • Facilitate forum discussions
    • Personal reflection space within a community
    • Members take ownership of their learning
    • Easily upload multimedia
  • ToolBox: Collaborative Multimedia
    • creative representation of ideas
    Sample VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com/#home.b6073.i45532
  • ToolBox: Collaborative Multimedia
    • Features of multimedia tools
    • Integration of multiple media
    • Subscription service (podcasts)
    • Collaboration on digital storytelling (VoiceThread)
  • ToolBox: VoIP
    • When to use VoIP
    • Communicating with personal learning network
    • Connecting on a personal level
  • ToolBox: VoIP
    • Features of VOIP
    • Audio/video e-mail
    • Audio/video chat
    • Recording discussions
    7th Grade YackPack
  • The Ultimate Goal
    • Learning anytime, anywhere.
    • Develop a global Personal Learning Network
    • Communicate, Connect and Collaborate
    Image from: http://prblog.typepad.com/strategic_public_relation/images/2007/06/22/simple_social_network.png
  • Resources
    • All resources for this presentation can be found at:
    • http:// developing the global student. wikispaces .com/