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  • This is not your Father’s EDUCATION Dean Shareski CIPS Conference May 2008 Thank you for the opportunity to speak Dificulty with creating this presentation Goals: Describe some trends Make some connections Raise some questions
  • Trends
  • Connections
  • Questions
  • Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  • Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  • Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  • Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  • Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  • Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  • Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  • Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  • The New Face of Learning Challenging sometimes to think of technology in this way.
  • The New Face of Learning Challenging sometimes to think of technology in this way.
  • “Technology must be like Oxygen” Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible John Seely Brown
  • quot;Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boringquot; Clay Shirky This is our goal and I’m sure your goal in many ways. To make it “just work” so really interesting things can occur
  • What are they? Examples What does this mean for you? These are 5 trends I’ve identified Lots of overlap Mashup of various schools of thought
  • Trend #1 No more Gatekeepers
  • This was traditionally seen as valuable. It raises this question
  • This was traditionally seen as valuable. It raises this question
  • This was traditionally seen as valuable. It raises this question
  • What do kids need to know when they graduate?
  • The Pool Guy
  • Critical and Independent Thinking Matters
  • Trend #2 Playing with Social Media
  • 2005 Where it began for me
  • First blog post
  • Steady growth of learning and network building
  • Graphical representation of my network
  • Students are able to share work with peers/parents
  • Students are able to share work with peers/parents
  • Is this significant?
  • Is this significant?
  • Robert Scoble Shel Israelson
  • This is certainly not a traditional idea...neither is this.....
  • Bob Langert
  • Transparency Trumps Gloss
  • Branding Matters Helping students develop positive online identities What happens if I google you?
  • Trend #3 Connected Classrooms
  • Challenge of Amalgamation Eliminate Geography
  • 250KM 200KM Challenge of Amalgamation Eliminate Geography
  • Professional and internally we use Polycom Videoconferencing. My department saves approx. $10,000 per year.
  • Student talking to a class in Australia
  • High School posts their work online for review but also used by other clasrooms
  • Based on Friedman’s book the World is Flat Classrooms originally from Georgia and Malaysia Actually mentioned in the last revision I was able to make a small contribution to their work
  • Even from Here Colleague in Northern Manitoba Showing his students that it doesn’t matter where you live
  • Thin Walls project
  • Geography Shouldn’t Matter
  • Trend #4 Leverage Existing Resources
  • This is what you might find in many schools
  • Craik School usurped their own policy and began using cellphones intentionally.
  • Low Cost Computing
  • Wireless in most buildings and now providing for outside devices
  • Etiquette Matters It doesn’t mean there aren’t issues but it means we have to discuss them with our students and with our employees. What is appropriate and what isn’t? Band-aid technology solutions are short term.
  • Trend # 5 Social Learning
  • When I can get a full high school education online...
  • , why come to school?
  • Twitter vs. Google Human aggregator. Best one on the market.
  • People Trump Bots
  • What do you think?
  • Photo Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/322112273/in/set-72057594139269787 http://flickr.com/photos/marketingfacts/95818576/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/166566132/in/set-72057594139269787/ http://flickr.com/photos/gavinbell/2219847139 http://flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/145294032/ http://flickr.com/photos/wallyg/304617094/ http://flickr.com/photos/glassbeednorth/1808183387/ http://flickr.com/photos/maebmij/123180774/ http://flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/143186839/in/photostream/ http://flickr.com/photos/15746369@N07/1695373244/
  • Dean Shareski • shareski@gmail.com • http://ideasandthoughts.org • http://cips.wikispaces.com