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Presentation for Professional Development for Moffat County School District Teachers August 2009

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The Networked Student

  1. 1. THE NETWORKED STUDENTIN THE 21ST CENTURYPresented by:Cathleen Nardi
  2. 2. Cathleen Nardi NW BOCESTechnology Director FormerTechnology Director, Steamboat Springs School District Developed technology teacher training classesfocused on “Techno Constructivism” for Adams StateCollege for Master’s Program Developed cafeteria type technology trainingmodules for teachers Contact:
  3. 3. Today’s Goals Learn howWeb 2.0 tools can enhanceteaching and learning by fosteringcommunication, creativity, andcollaboration. . Explore resources for blogs, wikis, and socialbookmarking. Develop a lesson plan that incorporatesWeb2.0 tools.
  4. 4. Agenda - Morning 8:00 – 8:45 Introductions/Overview 8:45 – 9:30 What is Web 2.0 9:30 – 10:15 Blogs: What areThey? 10:15 – 10:30 Break 10:30- – 11:15 Wikis: What areThey? 11:15 – 12:00 Social Bookmarking 12:00 -1:00 Lunch
  5. 5. Agenda - Afternoon 1:00 – 2:45 Discover Web 2.0Tools! 2:45 – 3:00 Break 3:00 – 3:45 Assessing Student Work 3:45 – 4:00 Workshop Evaluation
  6. 6. 21st Century Competencies Students need 21st Century competencies tosurvive & thrive in the future.Communication, creativity, and workingcollaboratively are essential components forsuccess in the contemporary world.From <> AVision for 21st Century Learning withTechnology in the ClassroomToday
  7. 7. Introductions using Websites In teams of four You have 5 minutes to identify 3 commonwebsites that each member of the team visitson a regular basis (do not include sites youaccess for your email). Name ofWebsite Reason for visit Number of visits per week
  8. 8. Self Assessment Please take a moment to take the selfassessment. In small groups, discuss your strengths andweaknesses.
  9. 9. Web 2.0 Tools Offer the opportunity for students to develop21st century competencies. Allow for the integration of technologythroughout the learning experience. Blogs, Wikis, and Social Bookmarking allowstudents the ability to connect with peers and towork collaboratively without being in the sameroom, school or state. Web 2.0Tools
  10. 10. Web 2.0 Tools
  11. 11. “Tell me I forget.Show me I remember.Involve me, I understand.”Ancient Chinese Proverb
  12. 12. Essential Learning Functions Having the functional ability to fostercollaboration will always be important even asthe tools that let you do this change. Unlike the tools themselves, such essentiallearning functions are stable.Once you identify a function youneed, sort through a growing arrayof tools and select the ones thatdeliver that function best for yourcontext.
  13. 13. Essential Learning Functions1. Ubiquitous learning – 24/7 anytime anywhere2. Authentic learning3. Making things visible and discussable4. Communication5. Collaboration6. Critical thinking and problem solving7. Project management8. Reflection and iterationReinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital AgeCopyright ISTE Publications, 2007.
  14. 14. Essential Learning Functions In groups of 5, examine the assignedessential learning function of digital toolsthat are useful for instruction. Each essentiallearning function is described, followed by alist of specific tools. In a creative and collaborative manner, reportback to the large group what you learnedabout the function and possible ways to usedigital tools that deliver that function.
  15. 15. "The illiterate of the 21st century will not bethose who cannot read and write, but thosewho cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."AlvinToffler
  16. 16. Lesson Planning using Web 2.0 Tools The 5e Process Engage Explore Explain Extend EvaluateThe 5e model was originally proposed by the BSCS(Biological Science Curriculum Study)
  17. 17. Lesson PlanningWe may remember times when we have hadlittle idea of what we were going to teachbefore we walked into the classroom, andother times when we have been required tocomplete a formal lesson plan.For most of us, planning everyday lessonsfalls somewhere along this continuum.Look at this diagram .Where would you placeyour own lesson planning on this continuum?
  18. 18. Lesson Plans and Web 2.0 Tools Think-Pair-Share Brainstorm independently about how youcould incorporateWeb 2.0 tools into a lessonplan. Share your ideas with your group to getfeedback.
  19. 19. Blogs What is a Blog? Highlight educational blogs links. “How Can I Use Blogs in My Classroom?”
  20. 20. How can I use a Blog in my classroom? Whip Around Activity:Each group member offers the first answerthat comes to mind about using a blog intheir classroom.
  21. 21. Wikis What is aWiki? Highlight educational wiki links. How can I use a wiki in my classroom?
  22. 22. How can I use a Wiki in my classroom?K-W-L (i.e., Know, Want to know, Learn):ActivityBrainstorm ideas around the followingquestions: K: What do you already know about Wikis? L: What did you learn about Wikis? W: What do you still want to know aboutWikis?
  23. 23. Social Bookmarking What are Social Bookmarks? Highlight Social Bookmarking sites. How can social bookmarks be used in myclassroom?
  24. 24. How can I use social bookmarks in myclassroom?Reading Activity7ThingsYou Should Know About SocialBookmarking Select a sentence that is meaningful to you.Share the sentence and the reason why it isimportant with the group.
  25. 25. Thought to Ponder… Much has been written recently about the impact of socialnetworking tools in teaching and learning and howeducators can build on the skills of their students in usingthese tools. But if educators only integrate the ability ofstudents to connect and socialize, deeper points of learningwill be missed.While good teaching and learning rests oneffective relationships, in an active learning community,those relationships should evolve into actual idea exchangeand knowledge construction. The Networked Student <>
  26. 26. Hands On with Web 2.0We will have 2 groups for hands on activities:1. Blogs – Krista & Jeff2. Wikis –Tiffany & JenniferYou can also do self exploration
  27. 27. Guided Questions Who will be your teachers? How are you going to build your personal learningnetwork (PLN)? How will you communicate with your PLN? How will you model your learning for your students? How have your ideas aboutWeb 2.0 tools and howyou can use them in your classroom changed bydoing this research? What are the obstacles you can foreseeimplementingWeb 2.0 tools in your classroom How could usingWeb 2.0 tools benefit you and yourstudents?
  28. 28. Assessing Student Work How will you assess student work? Review sample assessments and discussmethods for evaluating student work.
  29. 29. Workshop Evaluation Please logon to the blog and post yourcomments: How will you useWeb 2.0 tools in your classroom tofoster CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION, ANDCOLLABORATION? What were the strengths of the workshop? What were the weaknesses of the workshop?
  30. 30. "The art of teaching is the art ofassisting discovery."MarkVan Doren, poet
  31. 31. Resources Instructor: Cathleen Nardi, Wiki: Blog: 21st CenturyTeam toTrain
  32. 32. School district teachers trained inblogging, Wikis and interactive learning
  33. 33. Appendix: Web 2.0 Tools
  34. 34. Appendix: Essential Learning Functions
  35. 35. Appendix: The 5e Process
  36. 36. Appendix: Lesson Planning Continuum
  37. 37. Appendix: Blogs
  38. 38. Appendix: Wikis
  39. 39. Appendix: Social Bookmarking
  40. 40. Appendix: Assessments