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From Drab to Fab:
Designing Dynamic Virtual Discussions
OTRK12 April 1, 2014
photo courtesy of Donna Fry @fryed
http://bit.ly/otrk12_2014
• #otrk12
• bsherry@ugcloud.ca Itinerant Tech Coach
Upper Grand DSB
• @brendasherry – twitter
• ...
For today...
A Culture of Thinking
plpnetwork.com
Connected Coaching
Appreciative Inquiry
• positive psychology (Martin Seligman)
• strengths based vs deficit based
• social constructivism
• ...
Evocative Coaching
• change - one conversation at a time
• strengths-based
• design thinking
• appreciative inquiry
• Ruby...
Designing for online spaces
Kris Hoet on flickr tigweb.org
What does the research say?
• trust
• developing voice
• discourse,
questioning,
accountable talk
• digging deeper with
id...
Katz, Earl and Jaafer
Learning Communities in general:
1. Storytelling and scanning for ideas
2. Aid and assistance
3. Sha...
Steven Katz
In order for joint work to be productive:
• de-privatization
• collective commitment to change
• not about pre...
Icebreakers
• getting to know you
• building an online voice
• learning the tools in a non-threatening way
FAQ section
• transparency
• knowledge building
• community
Student Cafe
• make a space for
social
conversations
• model/teach
etiquette in online
spaces
Six Word Stories
● fotoflexer.com
● pixler.com
● photoshop
photo courtesy of Lisa Unger
Adding Audio
Telegami
Voicethread - 2 truths and a lie
What does active listening look like?
What about active listening online?
• Paraphrasing
• Clarifying
• Restating
• Questioning
• Liking – the virtual nod
Scaffolds
• active listening
• asking good questions
• what does effective
feedback look like?
• tiptoeing back through th...
Project Zero http://visiblethinkingpz.org
• Questioning
• Modeling an interest in ideas
• Constructing understanding
• Fac...
Noticing and Wondering
Headlines - Mark Church
I Used to Think...Now I think
What makes you say that?
And other elaboration triggers…
I agree with you because…
I disagree with you because…
Check…
I t...
From Drab to Fab: Designing Dynamic Virtual Spaces
From Drab to Fab: Designing Dynamic Virtual Spaces
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Presentation for technology-enabled teaching and learning educators about how to make online spaces more dynamic through social constructivist approaches.

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From Drab to Fab: Designing Dynamic Virtual Spaces

  1. 1. From Drab to Fab: Designing Dynamic Virtual Discussions OTRK12 April 1, 2014 photo courtesy of Donna Fry @fryed
  2. 2. http://bit.ly/otrk12_2014 • #otrk12 • bsherry@ugcloud.ca Itinerant Tech Coach Upper Grand DSB • @brendasherry – twitter • brendasherry.com - blog
  3. 3. For today...
  4. 4. A Culture of Thinking
  5. 5. plpnetwork.com Connected Coaching
  6. 6. Appreciative Inquiry • positive psychology (Martin Seligman) • strengths based vs deficit based • social constructivism • we are the stories we tell • we are the dreams we imagine
  7. 7. Evocative Coaching • change - one conversation at a time • strengths-based • design thinking • appreciative inquiry • Ruby Red slippers • Bob & Megan Tschannen-Moran
  8. 8. Designing for online spaces Kris Hoet on flickr tigweb.org
  9. 9. What does the research say? • trust • developing voice • discourse, questioning, accountable talk • digging deeper with ideas • monologue vs dialogue • aggregation of ‘stuff’ • parallel conversations • me vs us
  10. 10. Katz, Earl and Jaafer Learning Communities in general: 1. Storytelling and scanning for ideas 2. Aid and assistance 3. Sharing 4. Joint work - shared responsibility for improving the work of teaching
  11. 11. Steven Katz In order for joint work to be productive: • de-privatization • collective commitment to change • not about preserving existing understanding • making thinking explicit, accessible, subject to scrutiny • quality vs quantity of collaboration (activity traps)
  12. 12. Icebreakers • getting to know you • building an online voice • learning the tools in a non-threatening way
  13. 13. FAQ section • transparency • knowledge building • community
  14. 14. Student Cafe • make a space for social conversations • model/teach etiquette in online spaces
  15. 15. Six Word Stories ● fotoflexer.com ● pixler.com ● photoshop photo courtesy of Lisa Unger
  16. 16. Adding Audio
  17. 17. Telegami
  18. 18. Voicethread - 2 truths and a lie
  19. 19. What does active listening look like?
  20. 20. What about active listening online? • Paraphrasing • Clarifying • Restating • Questioning • Liking – the virtual nod
  21. 21. Scaffolds • active listening • asking good questions • what does effective feedback look like? • tiptoeing back through the work of others • synthesis of ideas photo courtesy of Donna Fry
  22. 22. Project Zero http://visiblethinkingpz.org • Questioning • Modeling an interest in ideas • Constructing understanding • Facilitating and clarifying thinking • Listening • Documenting
  23. 23. Noticing and Wondering
  24. 24. Headlines - Mark Church
  25. 25. I Used to Think...Now I think
  26. 26. What makes you say that? And other elaboration triggers… I agree with you because… I disagree with you because… Check… I think… I believe… http://theconstructionzone.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/scaffolding-for-deep-understanding/ Have you thought about… Maybe… I am confused about… Another explanation might be… I don’t understand…

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