Pl esin class111010

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Pl esin class111010

  1. 1. Wendy Drexler PhD University of Florida
  2. 2. Activities Issues Support thesis Blogs to share and reflect on resources Preview resources for class discussion Build a WebQuest to study a topic Time for learning Writing and critical thinking skills Motivation Added complexity Organization Pressure on teachers “A combination of both personal learning environments and classroom structure will have to exist, at least in US schools, for some time to come.” John Griffin
  3. 3.  Access  Internet filtering/lock down  Teacher beliefs about control  Student beliefs about learning  FUD http://www.flickr.com/photos/bredgur/2504973630/
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tofflerann/3263433852/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  5. 5.  What is a teacher’s role in PLEs?  What would a PLE look like in K12?  Can personal learning environments be integrated with formal learning?  What processes and skills are necessary to support construction of PLEs for K12 students?
  6. 6.  Student autonomy  Student responsibility and control of learning  Extending learning beyond the classroom  Building foundation for lifelong learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/g_kat26/3379202140/
  7. 7.  100 grade 7 Science Students  9-week unit: Poisonous/Venomous Life Forms  Self-selected life form  27 hours observation  Student artifacts (PLEs)  Interviews  Constructivist Learning Environment Survey
  8. 8.  How vs. What  MODEL ◦ Digital Responsibility ◦ Digital Literacy ◦ Organizing Content ◦ Collaborating/Socializing ◦ Synthesizing/Creating  Give students more control
  9. 9.  Relinquish control  Communicate to all stakeholders ◦ Parents (Learning advantages) ◦ Students (Expectations) ◦ School Leaders (You have a plan)  Make friends with the network administrator  Expect and embrace technical difficulties  Enjoy the shared learning experience!!!
  10. 10.  Open online course  K12 Teachers http://bit.ly/plek12signup
  11. 11.  Hole in the Wall http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/index.html  http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_sho ws_how_kids_teach_themselves.html  Welcome to My PLE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEls3tq5w IY  Networked Student Processes and Tools http://bit.ly/networkedstudentprocess
  12. 12.  Twitter: @wendydrexler  Email: wdrexler@gmail.com  Website http://www.wendydrexler.com  Teach Web 2.0 Consortium http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/  Blog http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/

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