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  • My name is Bob Sprankle... and I haven’t been sleeping well...
  • I don&#x2019;t come here in isolation... <br /> PLN <br /> knowledge and thoughts of thousands... <br /> Going to invite U2
  • learning not in isolation
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  • What do we do to get our classrooms out of the 20th century? <br /> Been talking about it for a while>>>How do we prepare our students for an unknown future. <br /> <br /> CONCEPT of school has to change. <br /> <br /> Love the name <br /> <br /> want toBELONG TO <br /> suggests that there can be many dif. types to belong to
  • Singing to the choir <br /> <br /> no longer have a choice to "close our doors" to our classrooms. <br /> OPEN UP TO prepare our students FUTURES <br /> <br /> I Used to call this...
  • How many feel an urgency? <br /> That for our students sake... we have to get to this place soon... this transformation/change?
  • too much Torchwood? <br /> JACK KNOWS
  • &#x25CF;2005 <br /> &#x25CF;Double Entendre play on &#x201C;computer term&#x201D; <br /> &#x25CF;didn&apos;t want to &#x201C;freak&#x201D; anyone out... <br /> &#x25CF;meet folks at their level... <br /> &#x25CF;together, we&apos;ll get there <br /> &#x25CF;little piece at a time
  • Not urgent enough <br /> or BYTE BY BYTE to include the cute computer reference <br /> <br /> Or... I don&#x2019;t know... Maybe I need something a bit more urgent...
  • Not urgent enough <br /> or BYTE BY BYTE to include the cute computer reference <br /> <br /> Or... I don&#x2019;t know... Maybe I need something a bit more urgent...
  • Not urgent enough <br /> or BYTE BY BYTE to include the cute computer reference <br /> <br /> Or... I don&#x2019;t know... Maybe I need something a bit more urgent...
  • Not urgent enough <br /> or BYTE BY BYTE to include the cute computer reference <br /> <br /> Or... I don&#x2019;t know... Maybe I need something a bit more urgent...
  • Not just about preparing students for Future anymore... <br /> PUT OFF LIKE GLOBAL WARMING <br /> <br /> if we don&apos;t NOW... let in the 21st Century, then we&apos;re also failing our students right now in the present. NOT JUST THEIR FUTURES <br /> <br /> If we keep doing things in isolation --20th Century Way/Doors Closed-- and don&apos;t allow students to make PURPOSEFUL and AUTHENTIC CONTIBUTIONS <br /> then ILLUSION: <br /> FINITE, ARTIFICIAL, ISOLATED, TEMPORARY <br /> perhaps meaningless. <br /> <br /> BECAUSE... no connection to REAL LIFE/OUTS <br /> Do we want our students ENGAGED, MOTIVATED, CONNECTED to the rest of the world (in ways never before possible)... <br /> put all that away when they enter the doors to our classroom?
  • SO... we&apos;ve got to tear down some walls.I&apos;ve broken it down into 4 WALLS... to get out of the box we&apos;re in <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;focus on &#x201C;Outside vs Inside&#x201D; and &#x201C;Now vs Later&#x201D;
  • First off, before we do any knocking down, I want to ask a question...
  • &#x25CF;When I think of my students... my daughter...
  • &#x25CF;If we want them to become that, why not make it happen right now... <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Have them contribute to society NOW: <br /> &#x25CF;CREATORS OF MEANINGFUL AND AUTHENTIC WORK NOW <br /> &#x25CF;Have them take LEADERSHIP ROLES NOW
  • &#x25CF;To the extreme, you can just remove the school altogether <br /> <br /> >>Want to teach students about science, turn them into REAL LIFE SCIENTIST... get them out Doing Real Meaningful work <br /> <br /> &#x25CF; &#x201C;Expedition to the Pantanal&#x201D; <br /> &#x25CF;Doing work for scientists: <br /> &#x25CF;To study resources and population for pecaries and their impact on the biodiversity of the region. <br /> I want my daughter on that trip! <br /> &#x25CF;Not all our students are going to have that opportunity to go out... <br /> &#x25CF;But we can have things COME IN
  • We live in a dif. time than when most of us we&#x2019;re in school. <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;We we&#x2019;re the TV generation.... <br /> &#x25CF;Passivity... watching
  • &#x25CF;Perfect for ... or perhaps reinforcing a traditional classroom setting... a &#x201C;sit and git&#x201D; <br /> &#x25CF;Teacher disseminating wisdom
  • &#x25CF;We live in a new time... <br /> &#x25CF;A huge cultural shift has happened <br /> &#x25CF;MUST READ
  • Jenkins calls for these skills to be included in our classrooms, in our learning organizations
  • We have the tools for our students to collaborate like never before. <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Is the SHIFT BECAUSE of the tools, or <br /> &#x25CF;are the Tools are a byproduct of some global evolutionary change? <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Regardless... we live in a time where we have the tools that <br /> &#x25CF;allow the classroom to mirror the rest of Student&apos;s Reality > PROSUMER SOCIETY/PARTICIPATORY CULTURE <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Moved from TV/Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 world <br /> &#x25CF;Tools will also allow students take control of their own Learning AND even Assessment...
  • &#x25CF;Shameless Promotion: Tomorrow: VoiceThread as living portfolio.
  • &#x25CF;It&#x2019;s more than just technology <br /> &#x25CF;it&#x2019;s a cultural shift <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Mcluhan: Most of us don&#x2019;t see the nature of the new technologies during its innovation... <br /> Don&#x2019;t recognize the technology which is responsible for the shift. <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;we are always one step behind... <br /> &#x25CF;&#x201C;Clinging to the &#x201C;rear-view mirror view of their world&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Instead of "looking ahead" society tends to cling to the past.
  • Maybe these days, we see it when Oprah gets her hands on it... <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Is the &#x201C;tipping point&#x201D; coming faster these days? <br /> &#x25CF;Is that &#x201C;rear-view&#x201D; understanding of our media having less of a shelf-life? <br /> <br /> Oprah= 2million followers <br /> she follows 14 <br /> <br /> Maybe this shows that Oprah is still rear view
  • Maybe these days, we see it when Oprah gets her hands on it... <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Is the &#x201C;tipping point&#x201D; coming faster these days? <br /> &#x25CF;Is that &#x201C;rear-view&#x201D; understanding of our media having less of a shelf-life? <br /> <br /> Oprah= 2million followers <br /> she follows 14 <br /> <br /> Maybe this shows that Oprah is still rear view
  • &#x25CF;I think it is <br /> &#x25CF;Clearly, we see things transforming --- almost OVERNIGHT, don&#x2019;t we? <br /> <br /> >>>>>But is it staying at the same slow &#x201C;rear-view pace in our classrooms? <br /> <br /> Let&#x2019;s look at some of the &#x201C;writing on the wall&#x201D;
  • Regular folk <br /> capturing, archiving, writing, commenting, telling the story... like never before. <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;FOLKSONOMY... tagging this content... we are all of us writing history. <br /> &#x25CF;created by US... not by the few: <br /> historians <br /> media <br /> People don&#x2019;t watch... they come together to talk about it, to archive it; comment on it... be a part of it.
  • &#x25CF;Moonwalker... makes us think of the moon walk <br /> &#x25CF;40th anniv. <br /> &#x25CF;Me= 7yrs old <br /> &#x25CF;Remember... father... <br /> &#x25CF;BORING... why?
  • I had no connection... nobody even talked to me about this. <br /> <br /> On TV, it was something OUT THERE... had nothing to do with me. <br /> <br /> I could watch it, but I couldn&#x2019;t participate.
  • In order to understand the difference in a Passive culture and a PARTICIPATORY CULTURE... <br /> <br /> IMAGINE IF THE MOON WALK HAPPENED NOW <br /> <br /> WE WOULDN&#x2019;T JUST WATCH IT... we&#x2019;d be a part of it... definitely helping to tell the story, but perhaps even SHAPING THE STORY, as we&#x2019;ll see with the next Wall I&#x2019;ll talk about.
  • &#x25CF;Changing what the classroom has traditionally been
  • &#x25CF;Tappscott & Williams <br /> &#x25CF;&#x201C;Democratizing the Media&#x201D; <br /> &#x25CF;and WORK WILL CHANGE... move to collaboration, and thePROSUMER> be a part of the creationSmart companies are seeing this <br /> &#x25CF;Example of Entertainment Company <br /> &#x25CF;Control vs Inviting them in <br /> &#x25CF;Why shouldn&apos;t they listen to their clients: &#x201C;This is how we want it&#x201D;
  • SAME for classrooms? If we live in a participatory culture? <br /> <br /> Rather than... you will digest it the way I SAY <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Chapter on things businesses can do to HARNESS/invite in the prosumer... translation for the classroom <br /> 1. Reconfigurable for EACH STUDENT <br /> 2. Customers will change the use of the tool... How do you want this media> how do you want to learn this? OR WILL THEY GO ELSEWHERE? OTHER OPTIONS right now for this conferenceWill need flexible curriculum <br /> 3.Become peer> Business should create an &#x201C;innovation ecosystem&#x201D; rather than being concerned about controlling the product&#x2022; Amazon example... Others plugging in to the environment set up to do their own business <br /> Teacher> role of facilitator... setting up the environment for the students... BUT... who should be doing the creating/the work? <br /> 4. With that... sharing the fruit... business giving rights/ or kickback to the prosumers...The &#x201C;give back&#x201D; for the students is that we need to provideways for the to really ownthe work/outcomesLongevity... Perhaps across grades <br /> Not in IsolationARCHIVING WORK <br /> >>>providing opportunities for AUTHENTIC/MEANINGFUL WORK that the students want archive.
  • SAME for classrooms? If we live in a participatory culture? <br /> <br /> Rather than... you will digest it the way I SAY <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Chapter on things businesses can do to HARNESS/invite in the prosumer... translation for the classroom <br /> 1. Reconfigurable for EACH STUDENT <br /> 2. Customers will change the use of the tool... How do you want this media> how do you want to learn this? OR WILL THEY GO ELSEWHERE? OTHER OPTIONS right now for this conferenceWill need flexible curriculum <br /> 3.Become peer> Business should create an &#x201C;innovation ecosystem&#x201D; rather than being concerned about controlling the product&#x2022; Amazon example... Others plugging in to the environment set up to do their own business <br /> Teacher> role of facilitator... setting up the environment for the students... BUT... who should be doing the creating/the work? <br /> 4. With that... sharing the fruit... business giving rights/ or kickback to the prosumers...The &#x201C;give back&#x201D; for the students is that we need to provideways for the to really ownthe work/outcomesLongevity... Perhaps across grades <br /> Not in IsolationARCHIVING WORK <br /> >>>providing opportunities for AUTHENTIC/MEANINGFUL WORK that the students want archive.
  • SAME for classrooms? If we live in a participatory culture? <br /> <br /> Rather than... you will digest it the way I SAY <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Chapter on things businesses can do to HARNESS/invite in the prosumer... translation for the classroom <br /> 1. Reconfigurable for EACH STUDENT <br /> 2. Customers will change the use of the tool... How do you want this media> how do you want to learn this? OR WILL THEY GO ELSEWHERE? OTHER OPTIONS right now for this conferenceWill need flexible curriculum <br /> 3.Become peer> Business should create an &#x201C;innovation ecosystem&#x201D; rather than being concerned about controlling the product&#x2022; Amazon example... Others plugging in to the environment set up to do their own business <br /> Teacher> role of facilitator... setting up the environment for the students... BUT... who should be doing the creating/the work? <br /> 4. With that... sharing the fruit... business giving rights/ or kickback to the prosumers...The &#x201C;give back&#x201D; for the students is that we need to provideways for the to really ownthe work/outcomesLongevity... Perhaps across grades <br /> Not in IsolationARCHIVING WORK <br /> >>>providing opportunities for AUTHENTIC/MEANINGFUL WORK that the students want archive.
  • SAME for classrooms? If we live in a participatory culture? <br /> <br /> Rather than... you will digest it the way I SAY <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Chapter on things businesses can do to HARNESS/invite in the prosumer... translation for the classroom <br /> 1. Reconfigurable for EACH STUDENT <br /> 2. Customers will change the use of the tool... How do you want this media> how do you want to learn this? OR WILL THEY GO ELSEWHERE? OTHER OPTIONS right now for this conferenceWill need flexible curriculum <br /> 3.Become peer> Business should create an &#x201C;innovation ecosystem&#x201D; rather than being concerned about controlling the product&#x2022; Amazon example... Others plugging in to the environment set up to do their own business <br /> Teacher> role of facilitator... setting up the environment for the students... BUT... who should be doing the creating/the work? <br /> 4. With that... sharing the fruit... business giving rights/ or kickback to the prosumers...The &#x201C;give back&#x201D; for the students is that we need to provideways for the to really ownthe work/outcomesLongevity... Perhaps across grades <br /> Not in IsolationARCHIVING WORK <br /> >>>providing opportunities for AUTHENTIC/MEANINGFUL WORK that the students want archive.
  • &#x25CF;First step is admitting that you have a problem.
  • &#x25CF;My job needs to be: <br /> a facilitator helping you find your path through the knowledge <br /> supporting you with resources, <br /> modeling what it means to be a learner, <br /> explicitly teaching 21st Cent skills: <br /> &#x25CF;like how to gather information, <br /> &#x25CF;how to access its worth, <br /> &#x25CF;how to organize it, <br /> &#x25CF;how to express ideas compellingly, <br /> &#x2022; how to use information and how to use it ethically... <br /> <br /> How to change the paradigm? Losing control... <br /> &#x25CF;the minute you bring in Blog, Podcast, Digital Storytelling, etc., you&#x2019;re giving up some control as the teacher... it forces you to do this. <br /> THAT&#x2019;S WHAT TECH is all about to me= <br /> AFFORDS US THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE PARADIGM <br /> >>most teachers say not comfortable... excellent!
  • &#x25CF;We know we need to differentiate; we know about the dif. learning modalities, yet we put everyone through the same process.
  • &#x25CF;Interesting findings... teacher&apos;s trapped... <br /> &#x25CF;Christensen says because of a bunch of factors... this will happen: <br /> &#x25CB;retirement <br /> &#x25CB;economics <br /> &#x25CB;advancement in software
  • 1.People want to create. <br /> 2.People want their work to have purpose. <br /> 3.They want to own their learning. <br /> <br /> Here&apos;s what it looked like with Podcasting in my class <br /> &#x25CF;Students deciding direction <br /> &#x25CF;Students working together <br /> &#x25CF;Students connecting with other learners and teachers globally <br /> &#x25CF;Learning more than one teacher could give____________ <br /> I go into this more in past presentations, but in short, <br /> &#x25CF;writing and literacy improved and transformed in ways never seen before. <br /> &#x25CF;The students couldn&#x2019;t wait to get to school to work on their show... They said it no longer felt like school... <br /> <br /> And it wasn&#x2019;t... it was their job.
  • Scratch <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Great way to get out of the TEACHER as In-Charge (can&#x2019;t anticipate) <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Algebraic Reasoning (Greg Tang: applying knowledge generally... in unknown, new situations) <br /> I&#x2019;ll provide link to my reflection <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Viral Learning
  • The CAN&#x2019;T wall <br /> <br /> NOT JUST URGENCY >>> FRUSTRATION
  • START WITH WHY IT SHOULD HAPPEN, NOT WHY IT CAN&#x2019;T <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Have to open up the networks... we can&apos;t just always approach with "that can&apos;t happen". <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Yes, >>many things that need to be considered (beyond this presentation) <br /> ... SAFETY above all... <br /> >>we know safety! <br /> <br /> Frustration with waiting for TOMORROW... when it&apos;s already here today.
  • Expectations need to change <br /> <br /> We all need to expect more... <br /> &#x2014;parents and students will... or go elsewhere&#x25CF;we have to look beyond our previous experiences... <br /> &#x25CB;for instance... we still see cellphones (which are usually banned) as something different than the computers we allow <br /> <br /> THIS IS THAT REAR VIEW MIRROR cling... <br /> <br /> >HOT WATER EXPECTATION <br /> >Audio for this conf (hard to get out of mindset) <br /> <br /> Time to start &#x201C;rattling the cages&#x201D; demanding ... and to let us in...
  • Frustration is also felt by the students...
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • &#x2022; We go on field trips because it&#x2019;s REAL <br /> <br /> &#x201C;Tell me again... why can&#x2019;t I go in there?&#x201D; <br /> <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my cellphone/computer in school? <br /> &#x25CF;Why can&#x2019;t I use my laptop in my college class? <br /> &#x25CF;Why do I have to put away all the tools I use outside when I come inside the school? <br /> &#x25CF; <br /> Teachers are always trying to &#x201C;duct-tape&#x201D; solutions... trying to find ways around the &#x201C;barriers&#x201D; <br /> <br /> Let&apos;s face it... it&apos;s easier to just let it go... not fight for it, not try to fix the holes... <br /> <br /> RATTLE THE CAGES! LET US IN!
  • Jenkins talks about the Digital Divide that really exists: <br /> not between Have/Not have <br /> but between having guidance and not having guidance. <br /> <br /> Can&#x2019;t just leave out these tools, and expect students to know how to use them later on... <br /> <br /> HAVE TO BE WITH THEM... NOW <br /> For: <br /> ENGAGMENT NOW <br /> INSTRUCTION NOW <br /> PREPARED NOW. <br /> NOT JUST FOR THE FUTURE
  • Could have done this whole thing in 2 min <br /> In a couple of Twitter Posts <br /> The paradigm of the presentation needs to change as well <br /> It feels a little wrong to say all this and then... be up here <br /> Really, this isn&#x2019;t a presentation... that&#x2019;s finite... &#x201C;Now We&#x2019;re Done&#x201D;Hopefully it&#x2019;s more of a preview... like a movie trailer... then we all go out and make the movies <br /> I look forward to seeing your movies.

Tear Down The Walls (blc09) Tear Down The Walls (blc09) Presentation Transcript

  • Tear Down the Walls Bob Sprankle — BLC 09 July 29, 2009 image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robino/511879296/
  • I had a dream...
  • Who am I?
  • Who am I... 2.0?
  • Who am I... 2.0?
  • web: bobsprankle.com email: bob@bobsprankle.com Blog: bobsprankle.com/bitbybit Seedlings: bobsprankle.com/seedlings Seedlings’ Ning: bitbybitseedlings.ning.com twitter: bobsprankle skype: bobsprankle second life: Bisto Bock Where am I? www.bobsprankle.com
  • Where’s the stuff? Please help take notes at the Wiki!
  • Where’s the stuff? Please help take notes at the Wiki!
  • Transforming Schools Into 21st Century Learning Tom Carroll: President of National Commission on Organizations Teaching and America’s Future
  • Open the Windows... Open the doors... Tear down the walls... Global Citizens Global Economy Global Workforce Unkown/Unimagined Jobs 21st Century Skills image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/giara/318018655/
  • Urgency... The 21st Century is already here... image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/giara/318018655/
  • “The 21st Century is when everything changes...”
  • Are We Ready? “The 21st Century is when everything changes...”
  • “Chunk by Chunk”
  • “Byte by Byte”
  • For the Future... For the NOW... Connect the “Learning Organization” to Life outside the classroom. • Purposeful • Authentic • Contributions image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cattoo/446501329/
  • Walls of the School “Outside vs Inside” and “Now vs Later”
  • A L L W # 1 Walls of the School “Outside vs Inside” and “Now vs Later”
  • What is it that we want our students to become?
  • www.fieryideas.com
  • What is it that we want our students to become?
  • What is it that we want our students to become? ✤ Contributors ✤ Creators ✤ Leaders
  • How about right now? Why wait for the future? How about Real Life right now? image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonivc/2283676770/
  • Henry Jenkins Article We no longer watch; we create...
  • New Skills Needed: • Play • Performance • Simulation • Appropriation • Multitasking • Distributed Cognition • Collective Intelligence • Judgment • Transmedia Navigation Henry Jenkins Article • Networking • Negotiation We no longer watch; we create...
  • Which came first? The Twitter or the Twit?
  • “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” —Marshal McLuhan image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pauldcocker/1591907314/
  • Not just for the future... but now Cultural/Societal Shifts are all around us... In the classroom?
  • g is r itin . h e w a ll .. T e w o n th Not just for the future... but now Cultural/Societal Shifts are all around us... In the classroom?
  • BORING!
  • Walls of the Classroom DEMOCRATIZE Your Classroom
  • A L L W # 2 Walls of the Classroom DEMOCRATIZE Your Classroom
  • Democratize the Classroom •Democratizing the Media •Harnessing the Prosumer Communities
  • • More than Customization • Designing for Prosumption • Losing Control • Becoming a Peer • Sharing the Fruits
  • • More than Customization •Differentiating • Designing for Prosumption Making lessons reconfigurable/editable and allow for collaboration • Losing Control • Becoming a Peer • Sharing the Fruits
  • • More than Customization •Differentiating • Designing for Prosumption Making lessons reconfigurable/editable and allow for collaboration • Losing Control •How Do You Want to Learn? • Becoming a Peer • Sharing the Fruits
  • • More than Customization •Differentiating • Designing for Prosumption Making lessons reconfigurable/editable and allow for collaboration • Losing Control •How Do You Want to Learn? •Who should be doing • Becoming a Peer the creating? The work? • Sharing the Fruits
  • • More than Customization •Differentiating • Designing for Prosumption Making lessons reconfigurable/editable and allow for collaboration • Losing Control •How Do You Want to Learn? •Who should be doing • Becoming a Peer the creating? The work? •Students really own the • Sharing the Fruits work/outcomes Longevity... Not in Isolation
  • Walls of the Teacher Changing to Facilitator
  • A L L W # 3 Walls of the Teacher Changing to Facilitator
  • •Facilitator: •support with resources •model •explicity teach 21st Century Skills
  • Job Change •Facilitator: •support with resources •model •explicity teach 21st Century Skills
  • Individualized Learning Plans “The question now facing schools is this: Can the system of schooling design to process groups of students in standardized ways in a monolithic instructional mode be adapted to handle differences in the way individual brains are wired for learning?” Christensen, et. al
  • Individualized Learning Plans ✤ Differentiation ✤ Customization ✤ “All students have Special Learning Needs” ✤ All teachers are trapped by their own learning strengths
  • How did we get here?
  • Walls that aren’t even Real The “Can’t” Walls
  • A L L W # 4 Walls that aren’t even Real The “Can’t” Walls
  • I think things are moving way too slowly. We've been talking about all this for so long. Why am I still seeing traditional schools stuck in traditional practices, slipping further and farther away from the realities and advances happening elsewhere outside the school building?
  • Tear Down the Walls...
  • Expectation ✤ "The main thing is the way society puts younger people in a box and nobody expects much of them. I am struck by how much people my age can actually achieve if only they could think beyond football and high school and what they are told is possible... This just shows they can do a lot more with some strong ambition and desire. My [advice] is to get out there and do your thing with all you got." Zac Sunderland
  • Tear Down the Walls... go see: Peggy Sheehy
  • Yes we can...
  • Yes we can... • Kristallnacht • US Holocaust Museum • Land of Lincoln • NOAA Weather • Sistine Chapel • Paris 1900 • Museum of Philosophy • Stomach Museum • Dive World • Smithsonian Latino Museum • The Globe Theatre • Renaissance Island
  • The Future... it’s already here... “[Our goal is to] shift the focus of the conversation about the digital divide from questions of technological access to those of opportunities to participate and to develop the cultural competencies and social skills needed for full involvement.” —Henry Jenkins
  • Let’s Review! 1. Walls of the School = Make Learning Purposeful and Authentic (like RL) 2. Walls of the Classroom = Allow for collaboration and participatory culture 3. Walls of the Teacher = Change to facillitator to support Individual Learning Plans 4. Walls of the “Imaginary” = Rattle the Cage... We want Tomorrow, TODAY!
  • Thank You!