EduCloud Summer School 2012: Beware of the (I)Kids
Photo used with permission from: M&R.Klinker. 11-5-2012
More specifically:BEWARE OFWELCOME THE iKIDS.Students and their devices. Photo by: a.f.wels
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.
iKIDS are in ourhouse:reading and playing .A 3-year-old “swipes” a tablet and “reads“ the adventures of MIFFY
iKids are in our museums Boijmans van Beuningen. Photo by: a.f.wels
Double perspectives: iPad->art;eye->iPadBoijmans van Beuningen. Photo by: a.f.wels
iKids of all ages are foundin our schools,in alldisciplines.Students. Photo by: a.f.wels
Students train Dell staff, so they can sell connected classroom solutions to schoolspictures by: a.f. wels
The iKids learning environment in 2012:Touch. Pictures by: a.f.wels
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.
iEducation takes place in aconnected/global perspective Video conference between 3 schools in Canada and The Netherlands pictures by: a.f.wels
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.
iKids and iEducation arebest developed in a social,re-constructive EduCloudenvironment
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
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
a philosophy of education-some artful ingredients:
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
Media available at home =available in school as well.
Recording-storing anddocumenting the process+product of learning isessential in creative-sharing-social/re-constructive learning.
In the iKids-era howeverEduCloud is moreadequate+costs-saving.
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 .
In times of the iKids,smart+traditionalstrategies+interactivedevices, balanced out with asharp eye,are needed forhigh quality education.
Technology facilitates iKidsand iTeachers to shareownership and responsibilityfor up-to-date collaborativelearning and teaching
Concept and text:Johan Ligtvoetem.prof.education and art education atFontys University of Applied Sciences-Academy for ArtEduction-Fontys Graduate School.Tilburg/Eindhoven.email: firstname.lastname@example.orgInformation on EduCloud: Arie Wels- Member of the Board of Directors EduCloud Foundation- Founder of MuseumCloud- Educatoremail: email@example.com: afwelsfacebook:http://www.facebook.com/afwels