A presentation inspired by the post of the same name
In a discussion of the idea of open scholarship, Steve Wheeler suggests that, “True openness is where content is shared freely, all work is attributed fairly, and where educators also open themselves up for dialogue, collaboration and constructive criticism.” The question that I have is what does this mean for school?
There are many ways to give back to the community with some of the most common ways being adding links on social bookmarking sites like Diigo, posting links to social media platforms like Google+ and Twitter, adding comments to blogs, vlogs and all things web, as well as remixing other people’s ideas, making something new.
It can sort of be understood as a sort of continuum. Starting with those who choose to stay disconnected, failing to activate their connections, to those who actively engage with content and conversations online. I would argue that we all have a place in between these two extremes.
In a recent post, Sydney educator, Cameron Paterson shared how he has changed things at his school by engaging students in department meetings. This is like giving a child super powers. However, this is just one aspect where the sharing crosses the boundary.
One of the other things that I have started doing is to stop giving students tedious homework tasks and instead providing them with links to additional articles and videos. What is amazing is that when students are given a choice, there is a totally different level of engagement.
This is only one way of giving back, what I’d really like to know is how are you giving back? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14oXu7nvGPZ3QpqLQdRpZj5c_rfPgXcaVDI66TabbNCc/viewform?usp=send_form
Are you really connecting if you are not sharing?
Are You Really Connecting
If You’re Not Giving Back?
Teachmeet @ Immigration Museum 10/5/14
True Openness ...
“True openness is where content
is shared freely, all work is
attributed fairly, and where
educators also open themselves
up for dialogue, collaboration
and constructive criticism.”
Steve Wheeler ‘Open Scholarship’
● Social bookmarking
● Social media
So how can we give back anyway?
A Connected Continuum
lurk in the
ideas and use
Engage with ideas,
on posts and
Sharing with Students
“Every Heads of Department
meeting I lead now has two
student attendees who do the
same pre-reading as the HoDs
and contribute to the learning
conversation as equals.”
Cameron Paterson ‘Leading Learning –
Coaching and Teaming for Innovation’
Flipping the Classroom
Too often sharing
teachers, when it is
who would benefit
How are you giving back?
Please go to the following
Padlet and share how you give
back in and out of the
● Slide Two: Open doornear to Wickenby, Lincolnshire,
● by Richard Croft (via Geograph)
● Slide Three: Teachers Failing by Bill Ferriter (via Flickr)
● Slide Five: Superhero themed party by Anders Ruff (via
● Slide Six: Flippin' Mastery by Ffion Atkinson (via Flickr)