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Blc10 reimagining learning

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Blc10 reimagining learning

  1. 1. Re-imagining Learning with collaborative technology <ul><li>Julia Leong </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation will be available at slideshare.net/JuLeong </li></ul>source:gettyimages.com
  2. 4. <ul><li>“… if we teach today </li></ul><ul><li>as we taught yesterday, </li></ul><ul><li>we rob our children </li></ul><ul><li>of tomorrow.” John Dewey </li></ul>
  3. 5. I’m not here to Hype Tools Hype Tools
  4. 6. Technology changes everything <ul><li>How we define literacy </li></ul><ul><li>How we communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Our roles as teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Where learning takes place </li></ul>image source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibYl79NYa5U
  5. 7. Today’s kids are different source:google images
  6. 8. image source Time May 2009
  7. 9. Today’s kids are often disconnected with school and their real world.
  8. 10. There aren’t 2 worlds-education and work, there is one world - life. Willard Wirtz Willard Wirtz Willard Wirtz Willard Wirtz
  9. 11. Assumptions about Knowledge changed <ul><li>information is no longer scarce and for the privileged mit </li></ul><ul><li>implication: we need to learn how to find relevant info </li></ul>
  10. 12. Who can publish information has changed
  11. 13. Hallmarks of Web 2.0 <ul><li>anyone can add content </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for conversations with wider body of knowledge sources www.fanfiction.net </li></ul><ul><li>organize it to suit your needs www.pageflakes.com </li></ul><ul><li>user generated - responds to user needs </li></ul>
  12. 14. How to we build Knowledg/able students? students? <ul><li>it’s a practice but let’s start with recognizing students as contributors. Try building a collaboratively developed assignment or research schedule. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Try setting up a class webpage and have kids add content <ul><li>www.posterous.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.Ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google apps </li></ul>
  14. 16. Communications are changing
  15. 17. anytime, anywhere, anyone globally
  16. 18. The case for creative & critical problem solving critical problem solving What employers are seeking has changed
  17. 19. <ul><li>It's interdisciplinary combinations--design and technology, mathematics and art--&quot;that produce YouTube and Google,&quot; says Thomas Friedman, author of The World Is Flat. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;It's important that students know how to manage it, interpret it, validate it, and how to act on it,&quot; says Dell executive Karen Bruett </li></ul>
  18. 20. Motivation <ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>Why K–12 curriculum has to change to reflect new technologies and a globalized world. </li></ul><ul><li>What to keep, what to cut, and what to create to reflect 21st century learning skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Where portfolios and new kinds of assessments fit into accountability mandates. </li></ul><ul><li>How to improve your use of time and space and groupings of students and staff. </li></ul><ul><li>What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective and develop the habits of mind they need to succeed in school, work, and life. </li></ul><ul><li>How to re-engineer schools and teaching to engage and improve students’ media literacy. </li></ul>
  20. 22. 3 skills for students today <ul><li>Information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Global Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Self directed learners </li></ul>by Alan November image source: novemberlearning.com
  21. 23. <ul><li>how to find the right info at the right time </li></ul><ul><li>how to interpret </li></ul><ul><li>how to ask questions about what students find </li></ul><ul><li>creative thinking </li></ul>changes how & what we teach Implications for Teachers
  22. 24. What is Web literacy? Example: How do you conduct a search? google
  23. 25. Google related search <ul><li>Wonder wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul>
  24. 28. Questions to ask about a URL Domain name extensions: .edu .com .org .gov .gc.ca
  25. 29. Questions to ask about authorship
  26. 33. http://wwwdhmo.org dihydrogen monoxide Back links link: http://wwwdhmo.org
  27. 34. What are 21Century Skills? <ul><li>Knowing more about the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking outside the box. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating and solving problems in small groups and apply what they've learned in the real world. </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming smarter about new sources of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Good people skills. </li></ul>
  28. 35. Example Nings <ul><li>http://sgs-apeurohistory.ning.com/profiles/blog/list </li></ul>
  29. 36. Etherpad <ul><li>www.Piratepad.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.primarypad.net </li></ul><ul><li>Set up the initial brainstorming of the problem on Etherpad. Read everything about the problem and share your findings. </li></ul>
  30. 37. The Inquiry process is cyclical. Our questions will guide our learning, our discussions offer new perspectives
  31. 38. Sacha Chua http://bit.ly/teach
  32. 39. Rear View Mirror Effect <ul><li>“ Seeing everything </li></ul><ul><li>we encounter as it translates into </li></ul><ul><li>our past models”. </li></ul><ul><li>Marshall McLuhan </li></ul>
  33. 40. Try this <ul><li>Have students as leaders/ mentors for teachers in your next Pro D day. </li></ul><ul><li>http://ideas36.ning.com / </li></ul>
  34. 41. Collaborative Storytelling <ul><li>www.Storybird.com </li></ul>
  35. 42. 5 Card Flickr <ul><li>First set up a Flicker account </li></ul><ul><li>Tag photos using ade5card </li></ul><ul><li>To get to the site http:// tinyurl.com/34kk667 </li></ul><ul><li>Photos tagged with the words ade5card will automatically appear in the deck of cards. </li></ul>
  36. 43. Cloud Computing <ul><li>example: Google apps </li></ul>image source wikipedia
  37. 44. Storing and organizing on the cloud <ul><li>Tagging - metadata keywords wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.delicious.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.diigo.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  38. 45. RSS <ul><li>Google Reader in Plain English </li></ul><ul><li>Howard Rheingold's video on builiding a Dashboard with NetVibes </li></ul><ul><li>Net vibes </li></ul><ul><li>google reader </li></ul><ul><li>igoogle </li></ul>
  39. 46. What else do you wonder about?
  40. 47. What’s one new idea <ul><li>How can you reimagine your curriculum and apply something new you’ve learned at BLC? </li></ul>
  41. 48. Sacha Chua http://bit.ly/teach
  42. 49. Sacha Chua http://bit.ly/teach
  43. 50. “ To teach is to learn twice.” Joseph Joubert, 1842 Joseph Joubert, 1842
  44. 51. Break Before the break, sign up for Delicious or Diigo Diigo Diigo Diigo Diigo <ul><li>After Break Agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing all this info </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing ideas/ resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Tools </li></ul>
  45. 52. Meet someone new <ul><li>Get into interest groupings </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul>

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