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The social network

  1. 1. find a set of instructions login and playjoin a group if there are no free characters
  2. 2. The Social Network: Creating New Contexts for LearningMark Silberbergmsilberberg@lrei.org@silberbergmark TodaysMeet: http://bit.ly/twt13-todaysmeet SpacePlace characters: http://bit.ly/twt13-characters
  3. 3. the world thats here and the one were evolving into
  4. 4. the challenge for schools:not just better, but different - Will Richardson
  5. 5. 125 years?what about 5 years?
  6. 6. in 2008 NCTEadopted a set of 21st century literacies
  7. 7. active, successfulparticipants in this 21st century global society must be able to:
  8. 8. develop proficiencyand fluency with thetools of technology
  9. 9. build intentional cross- cultural connections andrelationships with others soto pose and solve problems collaboratively and strengthen independent
  10. 10. design and share information for globalcommunities to meet a variety of purposes
  11. 11. manage, analyze, andsynthesize multiple streamsof simultaneous information
  12. 12. create, critique,analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts
  13. 13. attend to the ethicalresponsibilities required by these complex environments.
  14. 14. are our studentsliterate for 2013 and what lies ahead?
  15. 15. or are we still teaching to a 20th century definition of literacy?
  16. 16. what purposes and whatresponsibilities?
  17. 17. Image created by derri_hasm
  18. 18. "What we do online is something quite different: we curate our private lives for public exposure. . . . We edit out certainbits, and highlight others. . . . [This] requires that we acknowledge that certain kinds of sharing can, in fact, advance a wider public good. . . ."
  19. 19. "[We need] to recognize that their increasinglypublic existence brings more promise than peril. We have to learn how to break with that mostelemental of parental commandments: Dont talk to strangers. It turns out that strangers have a lot to give us thats worthwhile, and we to them." - Steven Johnson in Time Magazine
  20. 20. Imagine for a second if we taught our teenagers to drivea car in the same manner we attempt to teach themabout social media:Driving lessons would be taught by adults (teachers orparents) with little or no experience of driving.Driving lessons would only focus on whatnot to do.Driving lessons would NEVER take placein an actual car. - Dan Haesler
  21. 21. Digital Leadership Continuum for Schools from George Couros
  22. 22. external vs. internal "threat"avatars, identity and messaging the myth of "privacy" my "public" personna citizenship obligations
  23. 23. Moving the classroom conversation online:
  24. 24. Establishing norms for the conversation:
  25. 25. Creating new spaces and opportunities for engagement:
  26. 26. An unanticipated benefit that allowed us to raise expectation anddifferentiate to better meet the needs of learners:
  27. 27. Connecting with a wider and more authentic audience:
  28. 28. Using the online space as a community commons:
  29. 29. Connecting with the wider school community:
  30. 30. Letting students create the conditions for newcommunity:
  31. 31. Building and overseeing the scaffolding and then gettingout of the way:
  32. 32. Making the technology invisible so that the focusis on the learning:
  33. 33. Students learn letter writing, phone calling,email and interview, Skype skills that they useto identify and work with partner organizations
  34. 34. Groups create web sites on our Elgg socialmedia site to document their work
  35. 35. They blog about their site visits, interviews andtheir developing understanding of the issues.Peers and partners comment on their posts.
  36. 36. They join in with and initiate actions tosupport their partner organizations
  37. 37. They plan workshops to teach 5th-7thgraders about their issue for our annualSocial Justice Teach-In
  38. 38. for our consideration:how might educators engage with digitaltechnologies so that students can becomeempowered citizens rather than passive consumers?what technological innovations will help to create asociety where people can flourish within informed,democratic and diverse communities, as opposed toa culture of narcissists that are fragmented by acontinuous partial attention? - Phil McRae
  39. 39. The Social Network: Creating New Contexts for LearningMark Silberbergmsilberberg@lrei.org@silberbergmark TodaysMeet: http://bit.ly/twt13-todaysmeet SpacePlace characters: http://bit.ly/twt13-characters

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