Connections August 2010


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This is a presentation I created for the Connections Conference at Okanagan College - August 2010.

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  • Go over 4 sections of presentation
    1) Who am I?...What is your digital identity?
    2) Collaboration...Who do you connect with on-line? Why do you connect with them?
    3) The Kitchen Tools...What tools do you use?
    4) The Challenges and Concerns of Connectedness (3Cs)...What are your concerns?

  • Why the test kitchen? It was clear to me that something was challenging the very foundations of classrooms, schools, & education.
    *Show Abby movie
    Web 1.0 - information (one way) - read only
    Web 2.0 - information is now 2-way - interactive - read/write
    Web 3.0 - ?? - personalization, the semantic web, individualized...??

  • I thought I’d check out what the experts say...

  • “protecting knowledge” is a shifting viewpoint
    Course example - Couros
    The ideas of connectedness and open education are underlying philosophies for everything else.
  • I will be sharing my digital identity with you...Have had facebook since April 2009, my 13 year old only got it 8 months ago
    I’m a private person, so this has been a huge learning curve for me.
  • As of last June 2009 - this was the sum total of my digital identity
    **Activity** You are a google private investigator - find out everything you can about your partner...

  • So - you don’t have to dive in head first - instead, wade in slowly and get used to the water.
    As we go through the day consider what is “sticky” for you - that’s a good clue for where to start.

  • Collaboration and Collaboration tools

  • Skype... Elluminate... (Willa’s homework story)
  • Social bookmarking - delicious or diigo or... Web-based
    Sharing bookmarks
  • YouTube
  • Show CinemaOwls
  • Social bookmarking, blogging, micro-blogging or Twitter, youtube
    Question - who do you connect with on-line?

  • Not dear diary! A place to share ideas - collaborative through commenting
  • Sue Waters - huge help for any educators who are blogging
  • My Blog! - show my blog

  • Explain who Dr. Strange is...
  • Read quote
  • Typical network is top-down
  • My twitter “handle” - notice link to blog and a brief write-up
    **Need someone to show you the way
  • Example of Twitter Feed - show Twitter Shout out (hopefully it worked!)
  • I keep FB for personal and family connections.
  • My favourite thing to do with the kitchen tools is make movies.
    The term you’ll hear now is “digital storytelling’ - here’s one of my favourite films...**Show movie The Story of a Sign**

  • Show CogDog’s attribution helper

  • I encourage the back channel
    Wrestling for control - instead we need to re-think how we teach.

  • Frozen or locked up networks
    Little autonomy for choosing the tools you wish to work with (Mac vs. PC)
  • There’s not enough time in the day!
    Am I always ‘on’ as an educator?
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  • Connections August 2010

    1. 1. Okanagan 
WELCOME TO College ‘Connections’ THE CREATIVE MEDIA TEST KITCHEN August 2010 A place to collaborate, discover, and experiment with New Media 2284037843/in/set-72157613151347489/
    2. 2. Who am I? Anne-Marie Holmwood
    3. 3. Web 3.0 ? Text Web 2.0 Web 1.0
 cc licensed flickr photo by transCam:
    4. 4. What digital natives want - 3 year old Abbey
    5. 5. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for a Digital Age George Siemens 
 “Nurturing and maintaining connections are needed to facilitate learning” 
 Connectivism is driven by the understanding that decisions are based on rapidly altering foundations. New information is continually being acquired. The ability to draw distinctions between important and unimportant information is vital. The ability to recognize when new information alters the landscape based on decisions made yesterday is also critical. (George Siemens)
    6. 6. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture Henry Jenkins According to Jenkins a participatory culture has "relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one's creations, and some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices. He goes on to state that in a participatory culture members believe that their contributions matter and feel some degree of social connection with one another". jenkins-media-video available free at iTunesU
    7. 7. Simply stated: Learning processes and teaching methods are being rocked to the core by our ability to connect using the internet. cc licensed flickr photo by Stuck in Customs:
    8. 8. Embrace “open education” cc licensed flickr photo by Walter Parenteau: 3079612428/
    9. 9. What is your digital identity? cc licensed flickr photo by Gideon Burton:
    10. 10. How do you use the web? Social Connections ‘being on-line’ versus platform for ‘going on-line’ applications interactive & digital self- participatory: expression read/write
    11. 11. cc licensed flickr photo by rosswebsdale: cc licensed flickr photo by joebart: 2234420616/ 3814874040/
    12. 12. 
Collaboration cc licensed flickr photo by wlibrary:
    13. 13. To be connected on the web I use... Facebook YouTube Twitter Wikis WordPress Delicious
    14. 14. Social bookmarking: the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and “tagging” them with keywords. You can designate bookmarks as public or private. Great for sharing resources!
    15. 15. Video Sharing
    16. 16. an Okanagan College Event!
    17. 17. Blogging
    18. 18. Visitors to my blog cc licensed flickr photo by woodleywonderworks: 2222523486/
    19. 19. The Story •movie created using images from the web •movie uploaded to YouTube •movie embedded in my blog •discussion begins as I get comments – many from my twitter ‘peeps’ and their connections...
    20. 20. Consider Twitter
    21. 21. Develop a Personal Learning Network (PLN) about Dr. Alec Couros “Open Thinking” University of Regina
    22. 22. location link to blog or website short bio My twitter handle @amhwrites
    23. 23. Facebook is for people you used to know, Twitter for people you want to know.
    24. 24. The Kitchen Tools cc licensed flickr photo by 60 in 3:
    25. 25. Use the tools Some are for connecting and creating & sharing content – some are just for fun. Check the ‘cmtk’ wiki for links to these and many other great resources! Collaborate Present Blog •Wikispaces •WordPress •Twitter •Prezi •SlideShare •edublogs •Ning •blogster •Dimdim •Animoto •Blogspot/Blogger •Google Apps •PollDaddy •Delicious Remember & Save Look & Listen •Dropbox •YouTube • Read & Write •Vimeo •Evernote •Goodreads •Blip •delicious •Libary thing •TeacherTube •Shelfari •ScreenToaster •Scribd •Wordle •VoiceThread •Flickr Talk •Google Apps •Picnik •Academic Earth • •TED:Ideas worth spreading Explore •Podomatic •Zamzar •Second Life
    26. 26. My Wiki: the Creative Media Test Kitchen (CMTK)
    27. 27. Flickr
    28. 28. cc licensed flickr photo by - =RoBeE=-: robertszlivka/2741653860/ http:// scripts/show/ 49395
    29. 29. r2lbb3lfomg5/playing-to- learn-math/
    30. 30. Concerns about Web 2.0,new media technologies, and social media cc licensed flickr photo by svenwerk: 107267802/
    31. 31. What’s
? cc licensed flickr photo by Mr_Stein: 2348651674/ cc licensed flickr photo shared by adventuresinlibraryschool
    32. 32. cc licensed flickr photo by Scott McLeod:
    33. 33. cc licensed flickr photo by dklimke: 2828380947/ cc licensed flickr photo by Andres Rueda: 3259487071/
    34. 34. Most images in this presentation are attributed Creative Commons licensed pictures found in Flickr. There are also some screen shots and original photos. I was unable to locate original sources for two pictures - my apologies to the creators (I will remove them if requested).
    35. 35. Now it’s your turn to cook! cc licensed flickr photo by nzebula: 3411073143/ cc licensed flickr photo by Lori Greig: 3097914431/