CHRIS KENNEDYDeputy Superintendent, West Vancouver School District<br />StudentsLive!<br />Real-world learning at the 2010...
This is a story . . . of what personalized learning could look like<br />
A story not about what we could do, or should do, but what we did do<br />
StudentsLive! reporting . . . live<br />
I have never been part of something where it was so evident how important good writing is<br />
Students were native to technology . . . but had no idea how to use it to build community<br />
1,000 FOLLOWERS<br />WITHIN HOURS<br />DURING A SCHOOL DAY . . .<br />
Need to build face-to-facecommunity first<br />
Mobile technology is a game changer<br />
The best writers stood out, photos were great, but those blogs building community all included video<br />
NOT<br />“mine is better than yours”<br />BUT<br />“yours can help make mine better”<br />
THE BETTER THEY WROTE<br />THE MORE INTERESTING THE TOPIC<br />THE LARGER THE AUDIENCE<br />
No going back . . . they had seen what was possible with real-world learning<br />
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CAN CHANGE LEARNING<br />GOOD WRITING STILL MATTERS<br />USING SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT<br />NETW...
Real-world learning is profound for the adults involved<br />
... friends<br />... parents<br />...parents’ friends<br />...friends’ parents<br />...parents’ co-workers<br />The idea o...
The greatest teaching experience of my life<br />
“Talk less. Listen more.”<br />Daniel Pink<br />
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TEDxUBC Presentation - October 23, 2010

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  • Great presentation Chris.
    It looks like education is like a highway -- the slow lane, the passing lane and now the HOV.
    I want to be a promoter and a builder of the HOV!
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TEDxUBC Presentation - October 23, 2010

  1. 1. CHRIS KENNEDYDeputy Superintendent, West Vancouver School District<br />StudentsLive!<br />Real-world learning at the 2010 Olympic/Paralympic Games<br />TEDxUBC<br />Oct 23 | 2010<br />
  2. 2. This is a story . . . of what personalized learning could look like<br />
  3. 3. A story not about what we could do, or should do, but what we did do<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6. StudentsLive! reporting . . . live<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9. I have never been part of something where it was so evident how important good writing is<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Students were native to technology . . . but had no idea how to use it to build community<br />
  13. 13. 1,000 FOLLOWERS<br />WITHIN HOURS<br />DURING A SCHOOL DAY . . .<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Need to build face-to-facecommunity first<br />
  16. 16. Mobile technology is a game changer<br />
  17. 17. The best writers stood out, photos were great, but those blogs building community all included video<br />
  18. 18. NOT<br />“mine is better than yours”<br />BUT<br />“yours can help make mine better”<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. THE BETTER THEY WROTE<br />THE MORE INTERESTING THE TOPIC<br />THE LARGER THE AUDIENCE<br />
  21. 21. No going back . . . they had seen what was possible with real-world learning<br />
  22. 22. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CAN CHANGE LEARNING<br />GOOD WRITING STILL MATTERS<br />USING SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT<br />NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL<br />THE REAL WORLD IS ADDICTIVE<br />
  23. 23. Real-world learning is profound for the adults involved<br />
  24. 24. ... friends<br />... parents<br />...parents’ friends<br />...friends’ parents<br />...parents’ co-workers<br />The idea of building networks was new to students<br />
  25. 25.
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  27. 27. The greatest teaching experience of my life<br />
  28. 28. “Talk less. Listen more.”<br />Daniel Pink<br />

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