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    • Technology to Make Us http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintus/6085208234/ Dean Shareski Twin Falls September 29nd, 2012
    • Technology to Make Us http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintus/6085208234/ more human Dean Shareski Twin Falls September 29nd, 2012
    • Who Am I?
    • Golfer Husband/Father Teacher Who Am I?Community Builder Learner Sharer
    • @shareskidean_shareski@discovery.com shareski.ca
    • http://shareski.ca/y/slideshare
    • Premise
    • Premise✴ Describe not Prescribe
    • Premise✴ Describe not Prescribe✴ ideas and research are only good useful if you own them
    • Premise✴ Describe not Prescribe✴ ideas and research are only good useful if you own them✴ You Make the Connections
    • Premise✴ Describe not Prescribe✴ ideas and research are only good useful if you own them✴ You Make the Connections✴ Lets start a conversation
    • Premise✴ Describe not Prescribe✴ ideas and research are only good useful if you own them✴ You Make the Connections✴ Lets start a conversation✴ learner first, teacher second
    • Premise✴ Describe not Prescribe✴ ideas and research are only good useful if you own them✴ You Make the Connections✴ Lets start a conversation✴ learner first, teacher second✴ Were Grade 4s on the Playground (@ijohnpederson)
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/storm-crypt/2889441616/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/storm-crypt/2889441616/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/2612150726/
    • “I thought the kids would play with the boxes. Within fourminutes, one kid not only opened the box, found the on-offswitch … powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singingABC songs in the village, and within five months, they hadhacked Android,” Negroponte said. “Some idiot in ourorganization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera, andthey figured out the camera, and had hacked Android.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/2612150726/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/flossmoorhistory/3642378152
    • “People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of thingsthey werent so crazy about the first time around.” ~Author Unknown http://www.flickr.com/photos/flossmoorhistory/3642378152
    • 5
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4181823128/
    • JOY http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4181823128/
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activitybecause youre not sure where it fits with a robustcurriculum but still think its important.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activitybecause youre not sure where it fits with a robustcurriculum but still think its important.D. Not do it at all.
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm I’m appearing to accept an odious premise—namely, that joy must be justified as a means to the end of better academic performance. Not so: It’s an end in itself. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
    • Are our classrooms places of joy?How can technology be instruments ofjoy?
    • http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
    • wonderhttp://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
    • Be aware of wonder.Remember the little seedin the styrofoam cup:The roots go down andthe plant goes upand nobody reallyknows how or why, butwe are all like that.
    • 1,765
    • 1,765
    • Do your students come to school towonder?What have you seen or experiencedlately that put you in awe?
    • PLAY
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3601144842
    • “...the pattern has been that as children grow up andbecome more proficient at making sense of theenvironment in which they live, their world seems tobecome more stable. Thus, as a child grows andbecomes accustomed to the world, the perceived needfor play.”
    • “...the pattern has been that as children grow up andbecome more proficient at making sense of theenvironment in which they live, their world seems tobecome more stable. Thus, as a child grows andbecomes accustomed to the world, the perceived needfor play.”“As we watch the world move to a state of near-constantchange and flux, we believe that connecting playand imagination may be the single most importantstep in unleashing the new culture of learning.”
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewarchy/2391115592
    • Problem Solvers
    • Problem Finders
    • “Don’t watch guys teach you. Watch guys learn. Theydon’t know the answer. We’re in the journey together.Now the audience are participants. And we see not onlythe result but the process.” Marco Torres
    • “Don’t watch guys teach you. Watch guys learn. Theydon’t know the answer. We’re in the journey together.Now the audience are participants. And we see not onlythe result but the process.” Marco Torres
    • The app Effect
    • The app Effect
    • How are you making play an intentionalpart of your day?Of your students day?
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
    • Storyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
    • The
    •   Truth
    •   About
    •   Stories
    •   is... http://www.flickr.com/photos/9812708@N03/2666345725/
    • The
    •   Truth
    •   About
    •   Stories
    •   is...Thats All We Are http://www.flickr.com/photos/9812708@N03/2666345725/
    • 40
    • Are you telling stories in new ways?How are you helping students use newmedia to tell compelling stories?
    • http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
    • COMMUNITY http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
    • The smartest person in the room, is the room. Dave Weinberger cc licensed flickr photo by torres21: http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/484675706/
    • Mind Your Own Business http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
    • Mind Your Own Business http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
    • Mind Your Own Business http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
    • What did you learn from others? What did you contribute to the learning of others?
    • “At this age, they get stuck onWikipedia being the answer toeverything and they forget thatpeople can be a really greatresource.”
    • You cant do this on your own
    • My Learning Project
    • My Teaching Staff
    • ...connecting educators to their greatest resource
    • ...connecting educators to their greatest resource ...each other http://www.flickr.com/photos/khokanson/188856360
    • Dan Meyerhttp://blog.mrmeyer.com
    • How are you fostering community in yourclassroom?Are you regularly contributing to thelearning of others both locally andglobally? Does it even matter?
    • Thanks shareski.ca @shareskidean_shareski@disco very.com