When you’re not the Smartest Person in the Room




            How networked Learning Changes Everything
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shareski@gmail.com


ideasandthoughts.org


     @shareski
Who’s the Smartest Person You Know?
Part 1... How did we get here?
Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
The Elusive Terms
Individualized Instruction


The Elusive Terms
Individualized Instruction


The Elusive Terms

   Adaptive Dimension
http://www.flickr.com/photos/devilarts/1347405206/




Isolated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_virginia/2899350082/




Community Lost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldbank/2760563132/   http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewf/393637161/




Mind Your Own Busines...
We do what we do
until we know
better
cc licensed flickr photo by William Hook: http://flickr.com/photos/williamhook/2431704208/




cc licensed flickr photo by me...
Who’s your Teacher?
Who’s your Teacher?
Who’s your Teacher?
Task: Write down or think of
3 people who have been
your “teachers” in the past
month or so.
Bonus points if they are more...
“The longer we keep up the facade that
school is the primary place of learning, the
             sooner it becomes irrelev...
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                                                                ...
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Part 2... Going outside
Networked Teacher
       Alec Couros
Networked Teacher
       Alec Couros
My Research Team circa 2007
Big Ideas of this Class
Big Ideas of this Class

•Learning           is Social and Connected
•   Learning is Personal and Self-Directed
•   Learni...
www.flickr.com/photos/metro_racer/3330264589
Mentors
Teaching via Skype
“I could not put
it in enough
words how much
I gained from this
experience and
how much I
actually enjoyed it.
Lorraine wa...
1st Graders talk with a Geologist
Even From Here
“for teaching
     students about
presentation, TED is
       my textbook”
              Clay Burell
Author Study with Dan Pink
The common denominator?
Task: Collect 1 or 2 images
of weather around the world
over the past few hours.
Bonus points if you get some from other c...
Part 3... Looking Inside
The smartest person in the room,
         is the room.                                                    Dave Weinberger
...
Who are they?
Who are they?



Phillipe Cousteau
Who are they?



Phillipe Cousteau   Ella Fitzgerald
Who are they?



Phillipe Cousteau   Ella Fitzgerald   JK Rowling
Who are they?



Phillipe Cousteau   Ella Fitzgerald   JK Rowling




Menachem Begin
Who are they?



Phillipe Cousteau   Ella Fitzgerald   JK Rowling




Menachem Begin      Phil Mickelson
Who are they?



Phillipe Cousteau   Ella Fitzgerald    JK Rowling




Menachem Begin      Phil Mickelson    My neighbour
“...the current generation of college
student has no memory of the
historical moment before
the advent of the
Internet, we...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/samwebster/3795409752/   http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656




What’s so good abou...
Homework at School
http://www.flickr.com/photos/patjmoore/3336220827/




What’s so good about face to face?
How did you contribute to the
     learning of others?




What did you learn from others?
Task Update
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  1. 1. When you’re not the Smartest Person in the Room How networked Learning Changes Everything Dean Shareski cc licensed flickr photo by roujo: http://flickr.com/photos/tekmagika/2212767080/ BLC Boston, MA July 2010
  2. 2. shareski@gmail.com ideasandthoughts.org @shareski
  3. 3. Who’s the Smartest Person You Know?
  4. 4. Part 1... How did we get here?
  5. 5. Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
  6. 6. Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
  7. 7. Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
  8. 8. Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
  9. 9. Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
  10. 10. The Elusive Terms
  11. 11. Individualized Instruction The Elusive Terms
  12. 12. Individualized Instruction The Elusive Terms Adaptive Dimension
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/devilarts/1347405206/ Isolated
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_virginia/2899350082/ Community Lost
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldbank/2760563132/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewf/393637161/ Mind Your Own Business Learning
  16. 16. We do what we do until we know better
  17. 17. cc licensed flickr photo by William Hook: http://flickr.com/photos/williamhook/2431704208/ cc licensed flickr photo by mediagraphics.com.au: http://flickr.com/photos/jamesr-aus/2734902982/ cc licensed flickr photo by joyrex: http://flickr.com/photos/joyrex/158814860/
  18. 18. Who’s your Teacher?
  19. 19. Who’s your Teacher?
  20. 20. Who’s your Teacher?
  21. 21. Task: Write down or think of 3 people who have been your “teachers” in the past month or so. Bonus points if they are more than 20 years younger or live in another country. Extra points if you post them here: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/blc10smart
  22. 22. “The longer we keep up the facade that school is the primary place of learning, the sooner it becomes irrelevant.”
  23. 23. h"p://www.flickr.com/photos/swayze/3587756192/sizes/l/ !"#$%&%''(&)*&+,-''.&#+&)&/$"& +7#..&#2&C'3&#$*"$(&*'&('&+,-''.&2'1"D"18&&& 0'1&*-"&1"+*&'2&3+4&5"#$%&%''(&)*&+,-''.&#+&)&.#6."&.#7"&& 5"#$%&%''(&)*&01#+5""8&&9*:+&$#,"4&53*&#*:+&;<=&>?@?AB;=8& Slide Credit: Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical -­‐Seth  Godin,  Linchpin http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical
  24. 24. /katiew/320161805/ iew: http://flickr.com/photos cc licensed flickr photo by kat “How can we begin to move past an educational model that is tethered to time and place and move closer to learning that is immersive, mobile, collaborative, and social?” Educause
  25. 25. Part 2... Going outside
  26. 26. Networked Teacher Alec Couros
  27. 27. Networked Teacher Alec Couros
  28. 28. My Research Team circa 2007
  29. 29. Big Ideas of this Class
  30. 30. Big Ideas of this Class •Learning is Social and Connected • Learning is Personal and Self-Directed • Learning is Shared and Transparent • Learning is Rich in Content and Diversity • Learning Ought to be Fun
  31. 31. www.flickr.com/photos/metro_racer/3330264589
  32. 32. Mentors
  33. 33. Teaching via Skype
  34. 34. “I could not put it in enough words how much I gained from this experience and how much I actually enjoyed it. Lorraine was a great person to work with and I learned a lot about what I wanted to do in my future classroom as well.”
  35. 35. 1st Graders talk with a Geologist
  36. 36. Even From Here
  37. 37. “for teaching students about presentation, TED is my textbook” Clay Burell
  38. 38. Author Study with Dan Pink
  39. 39. The common denominator?
  40. 40. Task: Collect 1 or 2 images of weather around the world over the past few hours. Bonus points if you get some from other continents. More Bonus points if you get them from an individual in real time. email them to: see56very@photos.flickr.com
  41. 41. Part 3... Looking Inside
  42. 42. The smartest person in the room, is the room. Dave Weinberger cc licensed flickr photo by torres21: http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/484675706/
  43. 43. Who are they?
  44. 44. Who are they? Phillipe Cousteau
  45. 45. Who are they? Phillipe Cousteau Ella Fitzgerald
  46. 46. Who are they? Phillipe Cousteau Ella Fitzgerald JK Rowling
  47. 47. Who are they? Phillipe Cousteau Ella Fitzgerald JK Rowling Menachem Begin
  48. 48. Who are they? Phillipe Cousteau Ella Fitzgerald JK Rowling Menachem Begin Phil Mickelson
  49. 49. Who are they? Phillipe Cousteau Ella Fitzgerald JK Rowling Menachem Begin Phil Mickelson My neighbour
  50. 50. “...the current generation of college student has no memory of the historical moment before the advent of the Internet, we are suggesting that participatory learning as a practice is no longer exotic or new but a commonplace way of socializing and learning. For many, it seems entirely unremarkable.” The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2831891520
  51. 51. http://www.flickr.com/photos/samwebster/3795409752/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656 What’s so good about face to face?
  52. 52. Homework at School
  53. 53. http://www.flickr.com/photos/patjmoore/3336220827/ What’s so good about face to face?
  54. 54. How did you contribute to the learning of others? What did you learn from others?
  55. 55. Task Update http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/blc10smart http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/tags/blc10/ http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23blc10weather
  56. 56. eski@gm ail.com @sh areski shar ideasandthoughts.org

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