Social Media in Education

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  • Social Media in Education

    1. 1. Social Media in Education Are students “cheating” when they use Social Media? 1
    2. 2. Social Media People having conversations online. Your students are already creating photos, blogs, chat sites, micro- blogs, social networks, videos, RSS feeds and podcasts to discuss and comment on just about... Everything. 2
    3. 3. What Is School For? 3
    4. 4. Prepare Kids For The Future. 4
    5. 5. Where Did “School” Come From? 5
    6. 6. Industrial Revolution Secretary of Massachusetts, Horus Mann forms the first USA Education Board to introduce compulsory schooling. On the Board are the leading industrialists who are frustrated by undisciplined Immigrant Labour. Compulsory Schooling is introduced based on the Prussian System of Schooling (Which was based on military training). Children go in one end ... Factory workers come out the other. 6
    7. 7. Good For Industrialised Workforce 7
    8. 8. Bad For Creative Ideas Economy 8
    9. 9. Industrial Revolution More efficient to have a hierarchical structure More efficient to have one standardised product for many geographies More productivity when workers shut up and drudge on. More efficient to have the workforce under one roof. More efficient to control large quantities of resources. Power through secrecy. Power through controlled communication. 9
    10. 10. Ideas Economy More efficient to have a collaborative “tribal” structures. More efficient to have many flexible solutions for many changing environments. More productivity when team members are inspired to co-create upon a clear vision. More efficient to have the team wherever in the world they need to be. More efficient to communicate with many suppliers and remain flexible. Power through collaboration and sharing. Power through dynamic and open communication. 10
    11. 11. The Industrialised Worker thinks OPPOSITE to the Ideas Worker. 11
    12. 12. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 12
    13. 13. “Smart People Have The Answers” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 12
    14. 14. “Smart People Have The Answers” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “Smart People Can Access The Answers” 12
    15. 15. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 13
    16. 16. “Asking for help is a sign of weakness” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 13
    17. 17. “Asking for help is a sign of weakness” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “Asking for help is a sign of strength” 13
    18. 18. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 14
    19. 19. “Looking at other people’s work is called cheating” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 14
    20. 20. “Looking at other people’s work is called cheating” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “Looking at other peoples work is called collaborating” 14
    21. 21. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 15
    22. 22. “I need to quickly remember facts and figures correctly when I see information.” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 15
    23. 23. “I need to quickly remember facts and figures correctly when I see information.” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “I need to be able to quickly tell the difference between good and bad information when I see it.” 15
    24. 24. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 16
    25. 25. “I need to learn stuff”. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 16
    26. 26. “I need to learn stuff”. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “I need to learn learning”. 16
    27. 27. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 17
    28. 28. “I need to do everything myself.” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 17
    29. 29. “I need to do everything myself.” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “I need to get a team working with me.” 17
    30. 30. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 18
    31. 31. “The Company Is Responsible For My Career Development” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 18
    32. 32. “The Company Is Responsible For My Career Development” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “I Am Responsible For My Career Development” 18
    33. 33. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 19
    34. 34. “One day I will retire.” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 19
    35. 35. “One day I will retire.” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “The idea of retirement is strange because I love what I do.” 19
    36. 36. Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 20
    37. 37. “I need to hold on to as much as possible, so I can prove I’m valuable.” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce 20
    38. 38. “I need to hold on to as much as possible, so I can prove I’m valuable.” Workforce -vs- Ideaforce “I need to let go of as much as possible, while being sure of my value.” 20
    39. 39. Who’s the Smart Kid? 21
    40. 40. The kid who can remember the year Columbus set sail? 22
    41. 41. Or the kid who... 23
    42. 42. Trades information on Facebook 24
    43. 43. Find a “service provider” to write an assignment. 25
    44. 44. Gets collaborators to design their project. 26
    45. 45. Gets help for a Class Project. 27
    46. 46. Figures out how much profit they made. 28
    47. 47. Keeps in contact with everyone they meet. 29
    48. 48. AND learns from Videos... Blogs... Tweets... Podcasts... Communities... Ebooks... Photos... Links... Slides... FOR FREE 30
    49. 49. So What? 31
    50. 50. Old School -vs- New School 32
    51. 51. Students taught to remember. Old School -vs- New School 32
    52. 52. Students taught to remember. Old School -vs- New School Students Taught to Find. 32
    53. 53. Old School -vs- New School 33
    54. 54. Students Taught To Retain Information. Old School -vs- New School 33
    55. 55. Students Taught To Retain Information. Old School -vs- New School Students Taught to Refresh Information. 33
    56. 56. Old School -vs- New School 34
    57. 57. Students Trained To Work On Their Own. Old School -vs- New School 34
    58. 58. Students Trained To Work On Their Own. Old School -vs- New School Students Taught To Collaborate (preferably with students in other countries). 34
    59. 59. Old School -vs- New School 35
    60. 60. Students Given Topics To Learn. Old School -vs- New School 35
    61. 61. Students Given Topics To Learn. Old School -vs- New School Students Choose Topics To Learn About In As Many Ways As Possible. 35
    62. 62. Old School -vs- New School 36
    63. 63. Focus On Content. Old School -vs- New School 36
    64. 64. Focus On Content. Old School -vs- New School Focus On Context. 36
    65. 65. Old School -vs- New School 37
    66. 66. Individual Performance. Old School -vs- New School 37
    67. 67. Individual Performance. Old School -vs- New School Group Performance. 37
    68. 68. Look what I did! Individual Performance. 38
    69. 69. Look what we did! Collaborative Performance. 39
    70. 70. Social Media Is At The Heart Of Collaboration. 40
    71. 71. The Net Generation Are Different. 41
    72. 72. Engaged = Computer, iPod, Phone and 7 IM’s 42
    73. 73. TJ(12) - 300 friends, Ross(15) - 600 friends Hannah(17) - 1500 friends 43
    74. 74. Lack of engagement is one of the biggest problems we have today in getting more students through the college and university system,” - Vineet Madan, vice president of strategy and business development for McGraw-Hill. “... Social Media promotes engagement.” 44
    75. 75. Prepare Kids For The Future. 45
    76. 76. @DanielPriestley 46

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