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Education 2

  1. 1. Education 2.0 <ul><li>How New Media Is Changing Education </li></ul>
  2. 2. Education is changing <ul><li>Global economy demands a highly skilled and educated work force </li></ul><ul><li>We have the ability to gather data on a greater scale, meaning a better ability to analyze what works and what does not </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be expected to interact in a multimedia, hyperlinked world </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Media Can’t: <ul><li>Replace the student-teacher relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Replace good communication </li></ul><ul><li>Replace the social nature of a school setting </li></ul><ul><li>Solve every problem </li></ul>
  4. 7. What New Media CAN do <ul><li>Make communication between students, teachers and parents more efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Make information available 24 x 7, often available by a mouse click </li></ul><ul><li>Make information independent of time and space </li></ul><ul><li>Makes Information more accessible (universal design) </li></ul>
  5. 8. New Media Can: <ul><li>allow resources to be shared </li></ul><ul><li>access to supplemental instruction/remediation </li></ul><ul><li>meet the needs of varied learners (kinestetic, visual, audio, etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 9. New Media Is About Community <ul><li>It’s all about sharing knowledge and communicating, but all good communication is a two way street </li></ul><ul><li>You have to not only listen, but hear what students are saying </li></ul><ul><li>You have to be willing to ask for and accept feedback </li></ul>
  7. 10. Let’s get Beyond “Oooh, Shiny!” “Oooh, Shiny!”
  8. 11. It’s Not About Toys <ul><li>Computers are tools, just like pencils </li></ul><ul><li>You can use any tools for good purposes or for bad </li></ul><ul><li>We need to teach kids how to use tools responsibly </li></ul>
  9. 12. Tools for Sharing Information
  10. 14. Social Networks <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Google groups </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Think about public vs. non-public function </li></ul>
  11. 15. Visual And Audio Learning <ul><li>Podcasts- iTunes U, MIT Open Courseware, Topical Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>News clips- Red Lasso </li></ul><ul><li>Seesmic, ooVoo, </li></ul>
  12. 16. Infinite Possibilities for Problem Solving <ul><li>Late Homework? Have students submit all assignments by posting to a wiki or as email attachments- dated and you can’t forget the work at home </li></ul><ul><li>Post all assignments on the web- School notes, blackboard, other services </li></ul><ul><li>Let kids sit in on class through video conferencing when sick, or record it via podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Class notes could be published on classroom wiki </li></ul>
  13. 17. Problem Solving <ul><li>Virtual Homework Help </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms for questions </li></ul><ul><li>Study groups online (Ryerson example) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis- links to articles, background research, bibliographies, samples of good work, etc. </li></ul>
  14. 18. Individualizing Education <ul><li>Mentoring and Community relationships are keys for good learning </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding these because of “dangers” is like never letting kids ride a bike </li></ul><ul><li>Never be afraid to care and communicate </li></ul>
  15. 19. A Few Questions <ul><li>What is the point of these chestnuts of education: </li></ul><ul><li>giving the hardest assignment of the year first </li></ul><ul><li>Telling kids not to ask questions until the end </li></ul><ul><li>Not establishing a personal relationship with your students </li></ul>
  16. 20. Last thoughts <ul><li>Fair and Equal are not the same- kids have different learning styles and need flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Universal design of curriculum is good for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Make Parents Part of the picture and solution </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize the positive </li></ul>
  17. 21. It’s all about Good and Productive Communication of Thoughts and Ideas
  18. 22. The Challenge- Change Begins with You <ul><li>Call a parent and report good progress or behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Parents- email a teacher a thank you or bring a cup of coffee for no reason at all- not on teacher’s week, either </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to care and encourage even the kids who are struggling </li></ul>