Transforming
Learning by
Connecting
...A Conversation
Stephen Ransom, presenter
Nazareth College of Rochester
@ransomtech
...
Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
How do children learn?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4929686071/
“We actually like to think.We are
naturally curious, and we look for
opportunities to engage in certain types
of thought. ...
“We actually like to think.We are
naturally curious, and we look for
opportunities to engage in certain types
of thought. ...
Active
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44759627@N00/279913127/
Experience
http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4919452005/
Meaningfully Engaged
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5162244810/
Meaningfully Engaged
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5162244810/
Differentiation
Differentiation
Personalized
Success
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3335776150/
Pleasure is in the
solving of the
problem.
Gaining attention
i...
Meaningful Tasks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4492877553/
Meaningful Tasks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4492877553/
Socially Mediated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4545556791
Socially Mediated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4545556791
Socially Mediated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/
Socially Mediated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/
Physical Virtual
Socially Mediated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/
‣Face-2-Face
‣Synchronous
‣Asynchronous
Physical Virtual
Socially Mediated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/
‣Face-2-Face
‣Synchronous
‣Asynchronous
‣Face-2-Face
‣Syn...
Authentic Audience
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebolasmallpox/1457286920/
Authentic Audience
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/440672445/
Authentic Audience
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/440672445/
Blogs
Wikis
Video
Conferencing
Podcasting
Document
Shari...
Formative Evaluation
http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/131488358/
Formative
Evaluation
http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/131488358/
Formative
Evaluation
‣Blogs
‣Wikis
‣Multimedia Authoring
‣Podcasting
‣Docu...
Background Knowledge
Background Knowledge
Show ‘n Tell
Background Knowledge
Background Knowledge
•Watch
•Listen
•Read
•Discuss
•Explore
•Play
•Ask
Metacognitive
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62337512@N00/2615993927/
Metacognitive
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3340274448/
Purpose
Practice is important, but...
The joy is found in
playing the game.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4594671897/
The joy is found in
playing the game.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4594671897/
Multi-media
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/3100118418/
Relevant
Tools
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10370393@N04/4964219960/
‣extend mental abilities...
“mind tools”
‣transform th...
"For in certain respects, how the mind works is
itself dependent on the tools at its disposal..."
-Jerome Bruner
http://ww...
Is That All ‘Ya Got?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoneppink/386302224/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyalida/5133242349
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanninestamand/5123201564
We. Have.Toolz.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/grade6kms/5103565535
Today’s students ARE NOT
the Dumbest Generation.
They can be inspired by
technology to ponder,
imagine, reflect, analyze,
m...
If it’s possible in
Kindergarten, it’s
possible anywhere.
“What happens to
traditional concepts
of classrooms and
teaching when we
can now learn
anything,
anywhere,
anytime?”
~ Wil...
Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
NewTools....
New Opportunities.... (y)
Meaningful Learning....
+
Exciting
We. Have.Toolz.
We. Have.Toolz.
Draw
Discuss
Share
Think
Present Collaborate
Represent
Organize
Construct
Reflect
Investigate
Manipulate
Ob...
We. Have.Toolz.
Draw
Discuss
Share
Think
Present Collaborate
Represent
Organize
Construct
Reflect
Investigate
Manipulate
Ob...
NewTools....
y
Meaningful Learning....
+
NewTools....
y
Meaningful Learning....
+
Solve for y.
Transforming Learning by Connecting
Transforming Learning by Connecting
Transforming Learning by Connecting
Transforming Learning by Connecting
Transforming Learning by Connecting
Transforming Learning by Connecting
Transforming Learning by Connecting
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  1. 1. Transforming Learning by Connecting ...A Conversation Stephen Ransom, presenter Nazareth College of Rochester @ransomtech Session Hashtag: #nyscateconnect
  2. 2. Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
  3. 3. How do children learn? http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4929686071/
  4. 4. How do children learn? http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4929686071/ KindergartenLifelong
  5. 5. “We actually like to think.We are naturally curious, and we look for opportunities to engage in certain types of thought. But because thinking is so hard, the conditions have to be right for this curiosity to thrive, or we will quit thinking rather readily.” Dan Willingham http://www.flickr.com/photos/ika_rekhviashvili/4525369331/
  6. 6. “We actually like to think.We are naturally curious, and we look for opportunities to engage in certain types of thought. But because thinking is so hard, the conditions have to be right for this curiosity to thrive, or we will quit thinking rather readily.” Dan Willingham http://www.flickr.com/photos/ika_rekhviashvili/4525369331/
  7. 7. Active http://www.flickr.com/photos/44759627@N00/279913127/
  8. 8. Experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4919452005/
  9. 9. Meaningfully Engaged http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5162244810/
  10. 10. Meaningfully Engaged http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5162244810/
  11. 11. Differentiation
  12. 12. Differentiation Personalized
  13. 13. Success http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3335776150/ Pleasure is in the solving of the problem. Gaining attention is not enough.
  14. 14. Meaningful Tasks http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4492877553/
  15. 15. Meaningful Tasks http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4492877553/
  16. 16. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4545556791
  17. 17. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4545556791
  18. 18. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/
  19. 19. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/ Physical Virtual
  20. 20. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/ ‣Face-2-Face ‣Synchronous ‣Asynchronous Physical Virtual
  21. 21. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/ ‣Face-2-Face ‣Synchronous ‣Asynchronous ‣Face-2-Face ‣Synchronous ‣Asynchronous Physical Virtual
  22. 22. Authentic Audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebolasmallpox/1457286920/
  23. 23. Authentic Audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/440672445/
  24. 24. Authentic Audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/440672445/ Blogs Wikis Video Conferencing Podcasting Document Sharing Photo Sharing Video Sharing
  25. 25. Formative Evaluation
  26. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/131488358/ Formative Evaluation
  27. 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/131488358/ Formative Evaluation ‣Blogs ‣Wikis ‣Multimedia Authoring ‣Podcasting ‣Document Sharing ‣Presentation Authoring ‣Semantic Mapping ‣Collaborative writing
  28. 28. Background Knowledge
  29. 29. Background Knowledge Show ‘n Tell
  30. 30. Background Knowledge
  31. 31. Background Knowledge •Watch •Listen •Read •Discuss •Explore •Play •Ask
  32. 32. Metacognitive http://www.flickr.com/photos/62337512@N00/2615993927/
  33. 33. Metacognitive
  34. 34. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3340274448/ Purpose Practice is important, but...
  35. 35. The joy is found in playing the game. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4594671897/
  36. 36. The joy is found in playing the game. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4594671897/
  37. 37. Multi-media http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/3100118418/
  38. 38. Relevant Tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/10370393@N04/4964219960/ ‣extend mental abilities... “mind tools” ‣transform the mind ‣learned through social interaction ‣build independence
  39. 39. "For in certain respects, how the mind works is itself dependent on the tools at its disposal..." -Jerome Bruner http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2870711774/
  40. 40. Is That All ‘Ya Got? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoneppink/386302224/
  41. 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyalida/5133242349
  42. 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanninestamand/5123201564
  43. 43. We. Have.Toolz.
  44. 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/grade6kms/5103565535
  45. 45. Today’s students ARE NOT the Dumbest Generation. They can be inspired by technology to ponder, imagine, reflect, analyze, memorize, recite and create - but only after we build a bridge between what they know about new tools and what we know about good teaching. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/176785431 http://www.flickr.com/photos/plugusin/5047685309/
  46. 46. If it’s possible in Kindergarten, it’s possible anywhere.
  47. 47. “What happens to traditional concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now learn anything, anywhere, anytime?” ~ Will Richardson http://www.flickr.com/photos/spree2010/4930764896/
  48. 48. Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
  49. 49. Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
  50. 50. NewTools.... New Opportunities.... (y) Meaningful Learning.... + Exciting
  51. 51. We. Have.Toolz.
  52. 52. We. Have.Toolz. Draw Discuss Share Think Present Collaborate Represent Organize Construct Reflect Investigate Manipulate Observe See Listen Read Compute
  53. 53. We. Have.Toolz. Draw Discuss Share Think Present Collaborate Represent Organize Construct Reflect Investigate Manipulate Observe See Listen Read Compute
  54. 54. NewTools.... y Meaningful Learning.... +
  55. 55. NewTools.... y Meaningful Learning.... + Solve for y.

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