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Personal Displays of Connection: Flattening Classroom Walls for Meaningful Conversations

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  1. 1. PERSONAL DISPLAYS OF CONNECTION Flattening Classroom Walls for Meaningful Conversations Sharon Peters M.A Ed. Tech. LEARN. (Québec)
  2. 2. Goals for Today’s Presentation • A look at how students are connecting to each other OUTSIDE the school walls • A rationale for using these spaces in education • Best practices • Learning outcomes • Research on the value of collaborative learning spaces
  3. 3. Karl Fisch at NECC 2007 Did You Know 2.0? Shift Happens TeacherTube Link
  4. 4. The Web is Us/Using Us
  5. 5. The Web has become our operating system
  6. 6. Grace ... on the topic of backchanneling iLike.... Matthew
  7. 7. Meg Fictionpress - Simply Meg ICT in Education - Music on the Internet A Real Teen Talks about Blogging and Social Spaces Facebook
  8. 8. Nat Runescape YouTube for music videos
  9. 9. Whereas previous generations value loyalty, seniority, security and authority, the NetGen’s norms reflect a desire for creativity, social connectivity, fun, freedom, speed, and diversity in their workplaces. (Tapscott)
  10. 10. Shared online learning spaces provide opportunities for students to quot;be human togetherquot; (Siemens)
  11. 11. Getting (and Keeping) Connected iGoogle - RSS feeds Skype Webcasting Podcasts Blogging Twitter
  12. 12. Your Network is Your Filter. (Tapscott) We learn from the company we keep. (Smith)
  13. 13. Rationale : LITERACY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Literacy, simply put, is about meaning-making Quote taken from the Québec Education Program
  14. 14. To be literate, we must make meaning from all the information that is available to us - multi-modal information audio graphical visual tactile symbolic/representational
  15. 15. Têtes à Claques
  16. 16. It’s all about AUDIENCE Moist Continental LCC Blogs
  17. 17. These tools offer affordances for students to making meaning
  18. 18. Rationale - need for reflection Taken from Québec Education Program
  19. 19. Taken from Québec Education Program
  20. 20. quot;From all of the work that we have done with other students, I have learned how to look over other people's work and let them edit my own.”
  21. 21. (Metacognitive skills built) “From working with other students, I also learned how to be patient and not always want things to happen at the exact moment I would like them to, but rather wait and spend more time on something to make it even better.quot;
  22. 22. Best Practices • Wikis • Blogs • Google docs • Google Presentation • Rubrics
  23. 23. Outcomes: Skills Built • Multiliteracies • Self-Regulation/Metacognition • Communication Styles • Critical Thinking / Reflection • Synthesis and Summary • Info Literacy,Validation, Filtering • Negotiation and Collaboration
  24. 24. Research • Self-Regulated Learning / Metacognition (Ley & Young, 2001, Hadwin & Winne, 1996, Boekaerts, 2000) • Collaborative knowledge construction environments (Jonassen 1995, Scardamalia & Bereiter, 1994) - computers no longer support ONLY individualized instruction • Improvement in motivation, learning and problem-solving behaviour (Hoyles, Healy and Pozzi, 1994)
  25. 25. Cool Tools & Online Social Spaces Wikis Skype - Webcasting - Podcasting Blogs Google Docs Content-Learning Management Systems Personal Learning Environments Full descriptions
  26. 26. Books of Influence The World is Flat - 3rd ed. (Thomas Friedman) Wikinomics - (Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams) A Whole New Mind (Daniel Pink) Knowing Knowledge (George Siemens) Coming of Age: An Intro to the New WWW (Terry Freedman, ed.)
  27. 27. Sharon Peters LEARN