Using Emerging Web Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills


Published on

A presentation for the Waltham School District Leadership team on using emerging Web tools to teach 21st century skills

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • 12/09/10 Big decline in routine cognitive: the filing and bookkeeping are being done to a large extent by computers and to a lesser extent work is sent off shore. Big growth in tasks involving what Frank and I call Expert Thinking and Complex Communication Skills. What is involved in becoming good at these skills?
  • Using Emerging Web Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills

    1. 1. Using Emerging Web Tools to Teach 21 st Century Skills Justin Reich and Tom Daccord
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>A review of 21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and 21 st C Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visions of 21 st C instruction with technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPLIT ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where’s Waltham? </li></ul><ul><li>The First Step is Getting Connected: Personal Learning Networks </li></ul>
    3. 3. Goals <ul><li>Share visions of how Web 2.0 learning environments can be used to nurture 21 st century skills </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on Waltham’s strengths, opportunities and capacities in using technology to teach 21 st century skills </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to develop pieces of a Personal Learning Network </li></ul>
    4. 4. Economy-Wide Measures of Routine and Non-Routine Task Input: 1969-1998 (1969=0)
    5. 5. Levy &Murnane: 21 st C. Skills <ul><li>Expert Thinking and Complex Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Skills where humans have a comparative advantage over computers in a labor market </li></ul><ul><li>[[What they are not: skills invented in the 21 st century]] </li></ul><ul><li>Levy F. and Murnane R., The New Division of Labor, Princeton UP </li></ul>
    6. 6. Partnership for 21 st Century Skills
    7. 7. Justin’s 21 st Century Skills
    9. 9. Words, Wikis, Westwood <ul><li>How does the use of wikis change poetry instruction in Westwood? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the same? What’s different? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was this the most emailed article on for 2 days? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Words, Wikis, Westwood <ul><li>Reactions? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include more voices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivating to write more… more willing to share online </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who is critiquing </li></ul><ul><li>Collects peer review in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Affordances? </li></ul><ul><li>- Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Audience- </li></ul><ul><li>Quick feedback- or delayed </li></ul>
    11. 11. “ Participatory culture shifts the focus of literacy from one of individual expression to community involvement.” -Henry Jenkins, Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT
    12. 12. Social & Connected
    13. 13. participatory culture -relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement -strong support & informal mentorship in creating and sharing one’s creations -believe their contributions matter, and feel some degree of social connection
    14. 14. The Great Debate of 2008
    15. 15. Student News Action Network
    16. 16. Calculus Manual
    17. 17. Great Debate of 2008 / Student News Action Network / AP Calculus Manual http://apcalc20 / Math Mov!es http://library.thinkquest .org/07aug/01801/ George Was h ington http://21stcenturytoolsncss.wikispac A Day in the Life of a Ho b o Who am I? http:/ /
    18. 18. Exemplary Classroom Web 2.0 Projects <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis Video: </li></ul>
    19. 19. Web 2.0 in Administration <ul><li>Bering Strait School District : </li></ul>
    20. 20. Waltham Wikis <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> . </li></ul>
    21. 21. Questions and Reactions to Technology and 21 st C Skills
    22. 22. Where’s Waltham? What strengths can you build on in developing 21 st century skills? What roles can technology play? <ul><li>Classroom Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher/Department/Coach Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Collaboration </li></ul>
    23. 23. The first step is getting connected: Personal Learning Networks
    24. 25. Personal Learning Networks <ul><li>Organize Media Intake </li></ul><ul><li>Construct supportive community of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for ongoing professional development and learning </li></ul>
    25. 27. Are you connected?
    26. 28.
    27. 29. Organizing On-Going Learning <ul><li>Someone who has kindly explained how to do all of these things </li></ul>
    28. 30. <ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>David Warlick - dana boyd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Richardson - Kathy Schrock </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Bogush - Vicki Davis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dennis Richards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
    29. 31. NCSS Community Network
    30. 32. Organizing Media Intake: Browsers and RSS <ul><li>Internet Explorer Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Waltham School District. Find the calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Click on RSS Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Click Subscribe to This Feed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose “Feeds” or “Add to Favorite Bar” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find and subscribe to a feed on another site </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Waltham School District. Find the calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Click on RSS Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Click Subscribe Now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose “Toolbar” or “Menu” or create a folder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find and subscribe to another feed </li></ul>
    31. 33. Guidelines for Personal Learning Networks <ul><li>Devote a designated period of time to them </li></ul><ul><li>Listen first, respond second, ask third, declare fourth </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that building community takes time </li></ul><ul><li>Make meaningful links </li></ul>
    32. 34. More Strategies for Getting Involved <ul><li>Teaching Global History with Technology at Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>EdTechTeacher Summer Workshops </li></ul>
    33. 35. It’s not about us <ul><li>The teacher is terrible at the skill but helps the student succeed marvelously </li></ul>
    34. 36. Develop Fundamental Skills in New Ways Rehearse for 21 st Century Situations/ Environments Improve Student Engagement Hypothesized Benefits to teaching with Web 2.0
    35. 37. Enable Rich Collaboration Motivate Students Improve Writing Skills Engage in New Civic Dialogue Train for Web 2.0 Applications in Business Engage in New Global Dialogue Learn New Media Literacies Practice Deeper and Richer Discussion Train for Writing under Real World Conditions Develop Fundamental Skills in New Ways Rehearse for 21 st Century Situations/ Environments Include More Students Improve Student Engagement Hypothesized Benefits to Teaching with Web 2.0
    36. 38.
    37. 39. Challenges and Opportunities in moving towards a 21 st Century Learning Environment <ul><li>“ Classrooms are rarely changed in substantial ways by educational policies.” - John Diamond, sociologist of education, Harvard University School of Education </li></ul>
    38. 40. content influences
    39. 41. influences on pedagogy
    40. 42. PD implications
    41. 43. PD “best practices” sustained & intensive job-embedded collective participation active learning