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Web 2.0 and Instructional Leadership


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Presentation for the Principals' Short Course, July 4, 2007 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Web 2.0 and Instructional Leadership

  1. 1. The Times They Are A-Changin’... Web 2.0 and Instructional Leadership Principals’ Short Course July 4, 2007
  2. 2. The 21st Century Learner Web 2.0 Challenges An introduction to the dynamics of the 21st Century learner and the new web tools which facilitate administration, communication and learning.
  3. 3. How can one create a learning environment in the classroom, the school and the school division to enable...
  4. 4. ...quot;the simultaneous personal and public experience of using all of the tools at the teacher’s disposal to tear down walls, collaborate with each another, and question the traditional role of technology in the classroomquot;? Ben Wilkoff
  5. 5. Image: Brian Grenier How do we ensure that every child has...
  6. 6. ...access to the skills and experiences needed to become a full participant in the social, cultural, economic and political future of our society?
  7. 7. ...the ability to articulate his or her understanding of how media shapes perceptions of the world?
  8. 8. ...been socialized into the emerging ethical standards that should shape their practices as media makers and as participants in online communities? Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century
  9. 9. The 21st Century Learner immediate digital natives fast 96% online multi-taskers seek personal info connected content creators social visual learners optimistic gamers re-mixers teachers are vital valued shallow tech understanding informal learners
  10. 10. Web 2.0: Trends in Technology Conversation Collaboration Creation Contribution
  11. 11. Donna’s Bloglines Account Donna’s Protopage Donna’s PageFlakes
  12. 12. Content Creators “We are the Web” Blogging = Conversation Early Literacy Blog Classroom Tech Tips
  13. 13. I Am David
  14. 14. Mrs. Sparrow’s Grade One Blogs Educational Discourse
  15. 15. Podcasting = Creation TTTK Audio Tools = Conversation
  16. 16. Wikis = Collaboration Learning and Technology The Discovery Utopia Project
  17. 17. Social Bookmarking Tagging Donna’s Bookmarks
  18. 18. Photosharing = Creation
  19. 19. Videosharing History of Technology
  20. 20. Social Networks Classroom 2.0
  21. 21. Virtual Worlds
  22. 22. Productivity Tools The browser as platform My favourite OS is Firefox, because all my favourite apps (Google search, gmail, google docs, google notebook, etc.) work on it. Rob Wall
  23. 23. Contribution • Flat classroom • Horizon • International Teen Life • TeenTec
  24. 24. We’ll need to rethink a few things
  25. 25. We’ll need to rethink ...copyright ...authorship ...identity ...ethics ...aesthetics ...rhetorics ...governance ...privacy ...commerce ...ourselves From: The Machine is Using/Us
  26. 26. Protection or Education? Our children need to be protected from predators each other themselves
  27. 27. Rethink Literacy Information has changed... networked digital overwhelming fluid
  28. 28. What should we teach? media production authorship media sharing copyright media literacy digital citizenship authority global citizenship evaluation authentication filtering acceptance of uncertainty anchoring pattern recognition connecting
  29. 29. We need to rethink professional development Connaught Summer Workshop inTECH Mentorship Project K-12 Online Conference
  30. 30. School 2.0... School 2.0 needs to be about creating knowledge, analyzing information, and evaluating both. It’s about understanding a world in which connections and communicating with others is at the foundation of how we learn. Through creating our own knowledge, not from what a teacher tells us, but rather from what we read, listen to, and watch ourselves is far more powerful. Jeff Utecht
  31. 31. Resources Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21St Century Coming of Age: An Introduction to the New World Wide Web The Horizon Report, 2007 Edition Educating the Net Generation Young Canadians in a Wired World Pew Internet and American Life Research Creative Commons Search (Flickr Photos)
  32. 32. Donna DesRoches Learning Resources Consultant Living Sky School Division North Battleford, SK Canada