EduCloud Summer School 2012: Beware of the (I)Kids

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EduCloud Summer School 2012: Beware of the (I)Kids

  1. 1. Photo used with permission from: M&R.Klinker. 11-5-2012
  2. 2. More specifically:BEWARE OFWELCOME THE iKIDS.Students and their devices. Photo by: a.f.wels
  3. 3. iKids are all around, theycollect information , theyplay, express themselves andexperiment with whatever isavailable to them.iKids of all ages are likesponges in absorbing theirenvironment:it is theirexperimental LABORATORY.
  4. 4. iKIDS are in ourhouse:reading and playing .A 3-year-old “swipes” a tablet and “reads“ the adventures of MIFFY
  5. 5. iKids are in our museums Boijmans van Beuningen. Photo by: a.f.wels
  6. 6. Double perspectives: iPad->art;eye->iPadBoijmans van Beuningen. Photo by: a.f.wels
  7. 7. iKids of all ages are foundin our schools,in alldisciplines.Students. Photo by: a.f.wels
  8. 8. Students train Dell staff, so they can sell connected classroom solutions to schoolspictures by: a.f. wels
  9. 9. The iKids learning environment in 2012:Touch. Pictures by: a.f.wels
  10. 10. iKids are no longer locked upbetween(school)walls:activelearning takes place on aglobal scale.iKids learn,communicate,shareinformation and cooperatewhile crossing time-zones andnational borders.
  11. 11. iEducation takes place in aconnected/global perspective Video conference between 3 schools in Canada and The Netherlands pictures by: a.f.wels
  12. 12. iKids are NOT in a specificdevelopmental phase but ina(in)formal lifelong –everywhere-anytime-learning-situation.iKids exemplify anattitude,a lifestyle,alearningstyle, a way oflife.
  13. 13. iKids and iEducation arebest developed in a social,re-constructive EduCloudenvironment
  14. 14. The iKids are : ***TECHNOLOGICALLY DRIVEN.*ALTERNATIVELY LITERATE AND INCREASINGLY MULTIMODAL.*MEDIA CREATORS AS WELL AS PARTICIPANTS*SYNECTIC MULTI-TASKERS.*CONNECTED YET DISCONNECTED GLOBAL CITIZENS.*IN NEED OF ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION FROM A HIGHSTAKES TESTING ENVIRONMENT.**SOURCE: SIGNS OF CHANGE: ART EDUCATION IN THE AGE OF THE IKID, KATHLEEN A.UNRATH +MELISSA A.MUDD. ART EDUCATION , JULY 2011-P.8
  15. 15. Once you (and your school)adopted a solid,well-argumented educationalphilosophy, “the concept ofwhat a school is does notneed reform:it needs newforms” * especially in timesof the iKids.*Jacobs,H eds.Curriculum 21:Essential education for achanging world. P.5. ASCD Alexandria VA 2010
  16. 16. a philosophy of education-some artful ingredients:
  17. 17. Ingredients cont’d –Harry.S.Broudy:
  18. 18. Ingredients cont’d:
  19. 19. “The concept of what aschool is, does not needreform:it needs new forms”*WHAT FORMS?* Jacobs,H , 2010
  20. 20. New forms,strategies andeducational focus:-in curriculum + content.-in learning.-in teaching/supervision.-in where learning/teaching occurs.-in infrastructure + media.
  21. 21. iKids(+schools) are in needof a clear educationalfocus:
  22. 22. The curriculum is a mindaltering device:the school’stoolbox.
  23. 23. Formal and informaleducation develops+createsthe iKids-mind(s)+backpacksfor present+future.
  24. 24. Informal education/experienceoften takes place in outside-school settings.iKids/iTeachers are expertsin blending outcomes offormal and informal schooling
  25. 25. Learning/development occursin individual activities iniKids and artKids(and theiriCoaches)
  26. 26. Development in iKids occurs ingroup-activities as well:creation-sharing-collaboration.
  27. 27. iKids are ageless;iKid is alife-style, an attitude, alife-long challenge.
  28. 28. Teaching/Supervision/CoachingiKids are best developed in avariety of teachingstrategies
  29. 29. A variety in learningstyles isvisible in iKids:a variety inteachingstyles is thereforeneeded.Single+multi-tasking-single+multi-modality in iKids+iTeachers/Coaches are crucial.
  30. 30. MEDIA:INFRASTRUCTURE:
  31. 31. Media available in everydaylife are- of course-available in schooling too.“Class let’s get started ;turn on your cellphones please”text inaugural lecture dr.P.Kommers, Fontys University forApplied Sciences. 27-10-2005
  32. 32. Media available at home =available in school as well.
  33. 33. Available at home=availablein school.
  34. 34. Available at home=availablein school
  35. 35. Recording-storing anddocumenting the process+product of learning isessential in creative-sharing-social/re-constructive learning.
  36. 36. In the iKids-era howeverEduCloud is moreadequate+costs-saving.
  37. 37. EduCloud-technology applied inschools means that educationcan take place EVERYWHERE,ANYTIME. EVERYTHING isaccessable for EVERYONE havingthe log-in code. In theEduCloud students are buildingup their process/productportfolio for personal,assessment+ cv-purposes .
  38. 38. In times of the iKids,smart+traditionalstrategies+interactivedevices, balanced out with asharp eye,are needed forhigh quality education.
  39. 39. Technology facilitates iKidsand iTeachers to shareownership and responsibilityfor up-to-date collaborativelearning and teaching
  40. 40. Concept and text:Johan Ligtvoetem.prof.education and art education atFontys University of Applied Sciences-Academy for ArtEduction-Fontys Graduate School.Tilburg/Eindhoven.email: j.ligtvoet@kpnplanet.nlInformation on EduCloud: Arie Wels- Member of the Board of Directors EduCloud Foundation- Founder of MuseumCloud- Educatoremail: arie_wels@educloudfoundation.orgtwitter: afwelsfacebook:http://www.facebook.com/afwels

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