Vikki Windsor Day 1 Partic Culture IstePresentation Transcript
Curriculum Integration of Multimedia
Agenda for the day
Projects / Assignments
Tech Tool – Social Bookmarking
Tagging sites for course
According to a recent study from the Pew Internet & American Life project (Lenhardt & Madden, 2005), more than one-half of all teens have created media content, and roughly one-third of teens who use the Internet have shared content they produced.
A Participatory Culture. . .
Relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement
Strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others
Some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices
A Participatory Culture . . .
Members believe that their contributions matter
Members feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created)
Forms of Participatory Culture
Affiliations — memberships, formal and informal, in online communities centered around various forms of media, such as Friendster, Facebook, message boards, metagaming, Second Life, or MySpace
Expressions — producing new creative forms, such as digital sampling, skinning and modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction writing, zines, mash-ups
Forms of Participatory Culture
Collaborative Problem-solving — working together in teams, formal and informal, to complete tasks and develop new knowledge (such as through Wikipedia , alternative reality gaming, spoiling).
Circulations — Shaping the flow of media (such as podcasting, blogging).
A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits of these forms of participatory culture, including:
opportunities for peer-to-peer learning,
a changed attitude toward intellectual property,
the diversification of cultural expression,
the development of skills valued in the modern workplace, and a more empowered conception of citizenship.
Participatory culture shifts the focus of literacy from one of individual expression to community involvement.
The new literacies almost all involve social skills developed through collaboration and networking.
These skills build on the foundation of traditional literacy, research skills, technical skills, and critical analysis skills taught in the classroom.
The New Literacies
Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving
Performance — the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery
Simulation — the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes
Appropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content
The New Literacies
Multitasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details.
Distributed Cognition — the ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities
Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal
Judgment — the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources
The New Literacies
Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities
Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information
Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms.
New Literacies – Realistic or Fantasy?
Can you think of examples in your personal life or classroom where you touch on these new literacies? (handout)
Read the short article, Training Kids With Skills For Participatory Culture.
Do you think any of this is realistic?
What are the Issues?
Three Core Problems
Read about the three issues in your group and discuss the following questions. You may want to read it in a jigsaw, where one person reads about one issue and shares the important points with the others.
Of the three issues, do you think we are addressing any in our schools today?
Which issue do you think is the most important?
Technology Operations and Concepts
Planning and Designing Learning Environments / Experiences
Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum
Assessment and Evaluation
Productivity and Professional Practice
Social, Ethical, Legal and Human Issues
ISTE – How are you doing?
Read the article, Standards for Technology Supported Learning Environments.
How is your school doing?
STaR Chart – online interactive assessment tool
It can help you answer the following questions
Is your school using technology effectively to ensure the best possible teaching and learning?
What is your school’s current education technology profile?
What areas should your school focus on to improve its level of technology integration?
Register on del.icio.us using the username msvu08 and the password windsor1 (all lowercase).
Using social bookmarks, find at least 5 websites that you can find to help you successfully integrate technology in your class.
Find a way to tag them that will indicate your name (personal) as well as thinking about the friendly and useful style of tagging.
Explore how to use bundles as well as how to organize tags.
Feel free to keep adding to this site as we go through the course – a great annotated list of links that you can refer to anytime.
How could you use social bookmarking in your class?
Human, Legal, Ethical Issues
When surfing the internet, avoid “free” offers and protect your information! Chatting – guard your information unless You are 100% Sure who you are chatting with. Cookies aren’t just for eating, they may be sending your personal information to others . Protect your passwords like you would your wallet or car keys. Make it complicated ! E-mail is not secure and should never be though of as private. Don’t even open Spam , download a spam buster ! Beware of phishing, which are fake e-mails Sent to try to gain your personal and financial information. Protect your privacy on the Web
Privacy – Explore the privacy information listed here
Social Bookmarking and Privacy
Online discussion posting
Article to read about social bookmarking. (photocopy available or in pdf link on my blog – www.vikkipriddle.blogspot.com
Discuss the privacy issues faced with the use of technologies used in your school and / or at home. What are some of your biggest concerns?
Discuss how privacy may be affected using a technology tool such as social bookmarking.
Blog Discussions Blog entries convey extensive evidence of a personal response to the issues raised in the readings and class activities / discussions and demonstrate the author's growth through reflection on learning & technology. Blog entries convey evidence of a personal response to the issues raised in the readings and class activities / discussions and demonstrate that the author is capable of reflecting on learning & technology. Blog entries convey a little evidence of a personal response to the issues/concepts raised in the readings and class activities / discussions Blog entries show no personal response is made to the issues/concepts raised in the readings and class activities / discussions Personal Response to Key Concepts Blog entries demonstrate engagement with the important issues raised through selected readings and/or prior modules. Many references are made Blog entries make some references to key issues raised through selected readings and/or prior class activities / discussions Blog entries make few references to issues raised through selected readings and/or prior class activities / discussions Blog entries make no reference to issues raised through selected readings and/or prior class activities / discussions Intellectual Engagement with Key Concepts 5 3 1 0
Online Discussion (10%)
Social Bookmarking (10%)
That’s 20% of your mark done in one day! Breathe a deep sigh of relief, we’re 1/5 of the way already