Was Columbus Wrong After All? Jacquie Henry, LMS Ruben A. Cirillo High School, Gananda CSD Workshop Handout http://wanderi...
NPR Morning Edition, January 1, 2007 A Song for Students: <ul><ul><li>&quot;Not on the Test&quot;   by Tom Chapin </li></u...
Should we listen to Thomas Friedman? J
From  School Library Journal “ .... an ideal title for tech-savvy teens. Friedman's thesis is that connectedness by comput...
Friedman emphasizes Science & Math.  For the Humanities viewpoint – try Daniel Pink. A Mind Map summary of the book &quot;...
This is what our students' world looks like J
What Do They See When They Come To School? C
C
Sadly...here's what they sometimes see in our school. J
J&C
Other roadblocks? <ul><ul><li>Many (most?) web 2.0 technologies such as blogs and wikis are blocked. </li></ul></ul>C
<ul><ul><li>“ To Block, or Not to Block: Education, not filtering, may be the best answer” by Will Richardson in  District...
Chris Harris says... &quot;Filter a website, and you protect a student for a day. Educate students about online safety in ...
In spite of the obstacles..... <ul><ul><li>Several of our colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>became interested in the i...
Building interest among busy faculty can be a challenge... C
Not always easy.... C
Our 21 st  Century Learning Committee  showed a video at the September faculty meeting Did You Know”  created by Karl Fisc...
Are we preparing students for  t heir   world...or ours? <ul><ul><li>Did You Know? (YouTube Video) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Now  WE  know..... but what can we do? J
On a National Basis.... <ul><ul><li>Learn about the new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AASL Standards for the 21 st  Century L...
In Our Own Libraries... <ul><ul><li>Update our Mission Statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nlcommunities.com/comm...
At Gananda, we formed the GatesBeatles Committee <ul><ul><li>21 st  Century Learning Committee dedicated to: </li></ul></u...
A.C.E. Academic Challenge Event <ul><ul><li>Real World, Interdisciplinary Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two 12-stude...
3 students from each grade level per team Students of all abilities on each team 3 teacher facilitators per team 2 “neutra...
The Challenge.... <ul><ul><li>Stay within a budget to build a home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a virtual model of an...
The Resources... <ul><ul><li>A real estate agent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A banker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An archite...
The time frame... <ul><ul><li>2 school days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 6 hours to actually create the virtual home <...
Did the kids (and teachers) really  get it ? You Decide <ul><ul><li>Academic Challenge Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vi...
Overheard..... <ul><ul><li>I signed up for this because – we would not be sitting in a room just listening and writing – w...
<ul><ul><li>Enough of lunch – let’s get back to work! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m so sick of the other team spying – I’...
And from one of the students not chosen.... <ul><ul><li>“ I signed up for this – but I wasn’t accepted.  How come they cou...
How were students selected? <ul><ul><li>The sign-up sheets were divided by grade level. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each gr...
More about this project <ul><ul><li>Fun & Exciting Stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Potter's Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><...
SO... What do we do for an encore? 21 st  Century Learning J
School of Tomorrow <ul><ul><li>Design a School of the 21st Century.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make some of the ideas a ...
A Student Vision School For Tomorrow School For Tomorrow Resources C & J
Change <ul><ul><li>Limited Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poster </li></ul...
Changes I have made: <ul><ul><li>Virtual tour of Italy: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$20,000 students had to visit 8 his...
It's YOUR turn now!! <ul><ul><li>Start BIG! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start SMALL! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It really d...
What does a  COMPLIANT  student  look like? J
Now...What does an  INQUISITIVE  student look like? J
Now design a task that will engage  inquisitive  students J
Planning Time Create a plan using my Wikispaces page, so that we can share each other's ideas. http://wanderingbooknut.wik...
These tools might help you design activities with authentic, real-world elements. C& J 1.  The New Blooms Taxonomy Handout...
NEXT... Our 10 th  grade English Teacher had an idea.... J
Let's revamp the 10 th  grade Research Report!! J
Redesigned Project <ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student will understand the concepts from Thomas Friedman...
Students will research aspects of the new global economy. Research skills will be taught incorporating technology skills. ...
Student reactions....   <ul><ul><li>Wonderful – ANOTHER research project! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However - after the u...
Students liked the project because.... <ul><ul><li>The topics were current. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics concerned th...
Some Resources Globalization & Web 2.0 My Del.icio.us Page http://del.icio.us/wanderingbooknut/ GatesBeatles Del.icio.us P...
More Resources Wanderings....  http://tinyurl.com/5nqu5p Fun & Exciting Stuff http://mrpotter.edublogs.org/ Gananda High S...
This is what we  could  do: The Flat Classroom Project <ul><ul><li>The Classroom is Flat:   Teacherpreneurs and the Flat C...
Modeling Information Fluency J
Don't be shy - Jump right in! J & C
Getting Started: <ul><ul><li>Subscribe to library and general education blogs via a news reader  (Bloglines, Google Reader...
Want to get your teachers started? <ul><ul><li>Blogs In the Classroom?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let the Kids Show You W...
Have Fun! The web is a great equalizer.  A little old librarian like me in a tiny school in upstate New York gets blog com...
How librarians can illuminate teachers <ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ W...
Ready to communicate with the world? <ul><ul><li>Here is an online course made for you! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23 Thin...
Overwhelming? Try these.... 2008 Web 2.0 Awards   from Sezmoz.org New Tools  by Joyce Valenza J
And these.... <ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>G oogle search: “list of web 2.0 tools” </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 To...
Don't Wait..... J
Just Do It!! MacNN - The Macintosh News Network http://www4.macnn.com/macnn/nimagesii/apple_060706_nikeshoe800.jpg Image u...
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  1. 1. Was Columbus Wrong After All? Jacquie Henry, LMS Ruben A. Cirillo High School, Gananda CSD Workshop Handout http://wanderingbooknut.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/Handout.doc Workshop Website http://tinyurl.com/64svwd J
  2. 2. NPR Morning Edition, January 1, 2007 A Song for Students: <ul><ul><li>&quot;Not on the Test&quot; by Tom Chapin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6705929 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>J&C </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Should we listen to Thomas Friedman? J
  4. 4. From School Library Journal “ .... an ideal title for tech-savvy teens. Friedman's thesis is that connectedness by computer is leveling the playing field, giving individuals the ability to collaborate and compete in real time on a global scale....This is a smart and essential read for those who will be expected to live and work in this new global environment....&quot; J
  5. 5. Friedman emphasizes Science & Math. For the Humanities viewpoint – try Daniel Pink. A Mind Map summary of the book &quot;A Whole New Mind&quot; by Daniel H. Pink http://www.learning-tech.co.uk/whole_new_mind.htm “Asia, Abundance, Automation” J
  6. 6. This is what our students' world looks like J
  7. 7. What Do They See When They Come To School? C
  8. 8. C
  9. 9. Sadly...here's what they sometimes see in our school. J
  10. 10. J&C
  11. 11. Other roadblocks? <ul><ul><li>Many (most?) web 2.0 technologies such as blogs and wikis are blocked. </li></ul></ul>C
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>“ To Block, or Not to Block: Education, not filtering, may be the best answer” by Will Richardson in District Administration , February 2007 http://www.districtadministration.com/ViewArticle.aspx?articleid=1076 </li></ul></ul>When students leave our buildings at the end of the day, they simply turn on what we have turned off. ~ Will Richardson C
  13. 13. Chris Harris says... &quot;Filter a website, and you protect a student for a day. Educate students about online safety in a real world environment, and you protect your child for a lifetime.&quot; C
  14. 14. In spite of the obstacles..... <ul><ul><li>Several of our colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>became interested in the ideas Thomas Friedman presented in his book, and began to ask “What if”.... </li></ul></ul>J
  15. 15. Building interest among busy faculty can be a challenge... C
  16. 16. Not always easy.... C
  17. 17. Our 21 st Century Learning Committee showed a video at the September faculty meeting Did You Know” created by Karl Fisch And we asked a question.... J
  18. 18. Are we preparing students for t heir world...or ours? <ul><ul><li>Did You Know? (YouTube Video) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did You Know (Streaming Flash Movie) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>https://breeze5.umn.edu/didyouknow/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original presentation created by Karl Fisch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2006/08/did-you-know.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video format by Scott McLeod </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://scottmcleod.typepad.com/dangerouslyirrelevant/2007/01/gone_fischin.html </li></ul></ul>J
  19. 19. Now WE know..... but what can we do? J
  20. 20. On a National Basis.... <ul><ul><li>Learn about the new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AASL Standards for the 21 st Century Learner http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/learningstandards/standards.cfm </li></ul></ul>J
  21. 21. In Our Own Libraries... <ul><ul><li>Update our Mission Statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nlcommunities.com/communities/wanderings/articles/171579.aspx </li></ul></ul>J
  22. 22. At Gananda, we formed the GatesBeatles Committee <ul><ul><li>21 st Century Learning Committee dedicated to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free-range brainstorming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studying trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovering the needs of 21 st century learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-imagining what a school should be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trying out ideas </li></ul></ul>C
  23. 23. A.C.E. Academic Challenge Event <ul><ul><li>Real World, Interdisciplinary Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two 12-student teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>83 out of of 325 students volunteered </li></ul></ul>C
  24. 24. 3 students from each grade level per team Students of all abilities on each team 3 teacher facilitators per team 2 “neutral” advisors – the librarian and one of our teachers who is a builder C
  25. 25. The Challenge.... <ul><ul><li>Stay within a budget to build a home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a virtual model of an energy efficient, environmentally friendly home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet local building codes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the home accessible for the physically challenged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include recreational features to make the home appealing for a family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market the plan to a team of judges </li></ul></ul>C
  26. 26. The Resources... <ul><ul><li>A real estate agent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A banker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An architect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A contractor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An attorney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A code enforcement officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-D Architect Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell phones, ipods etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Home Building (Online Library Pathfinder) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gananda.org/library/mshslibrary/virtualhomebuilding.htm </li></ul></ul>C
  27. 27. The time frame... <ul><ul><li>2 school days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 6 hours to actually create the virtual home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yikes! Are we CRAZY?! </li></ul></ul>C
  28. 28. Did the kids (and teachers) really get it ? You Decide <ul><ul><li>Academic Challenge Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Home Building </li></ul></ul>C
  29. 29. Overheard..... <ul><ul><li>I signed up for this because – we would not be sitting in a room just listening and writing – we’d be doing stuff. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I LOVE this furnace. It’s BEAUTIFUL – and it’s energy efficient too! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hey Mike! Mike! - it’s not YOUR house! It's OUR house! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you find the information? Yes – I talked to the judge on his cell phone in the grocery store. </li></ul></ul>J
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>Enough of lunch – let’s get back to work! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m so sick of the other team spying – I’m going over there. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We're not going to get in a fight – this is GANANDA! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since you are like, a genius – can you help? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Pythagorean theory to figure out the slope on the entrance ramp. </li></ul></ul>C
  31. 31. And from one of the students not chosen.... <ul><ul><li>“ I signed up for this – but I wasn’t accepted. How come they couldn’t take 48 kids instead of just 24?” </li></ul></ul>C
  32. 32. How were students selected? <ul><ul><li>The sign-up sheets were divided by grade level. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each grade level was divided into 3 piles: high, average, & low performing students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 student was chosen randomly from each of those piles for each grade level. </li></ul></ul>J
  33. 33. More about this project <ul><ul><li>Fun & Exciting Stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Potter's Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mrpotter.edublogs.org/2007/04/28/academic-challenge-event/ </li></ul></ul>C
  34. 34. SO... What do we do for an encore? 21 st Century Learning J
  35. 35. School of Tomorrow <ul><ul><li>Design a School of the 21st Century. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make some of the ideas a reality right here in this building. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create the vision this year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next year the teams work on writing grants and/or requesting district budget support to make the best ideas become a reality. </li></ul></ul>C
  36. 36. A Student Vision School For Tomorrow School For Tomorrow Resources C & J
  37. 37. Change <ul><ul><li>Limited Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In person presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader article </li></ul></ul>C
  38. 38. Changes I have made: <ul><ul><li>Virtual tour of Italy: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$20,000 students had to visit 8 historical sites in and around Rome </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How are students like the Ancient Greeks: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compared ancient Greeks lives to their own. (histories, myths, epics, scientists, mathematicians, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil War Elective – WWI Wiki </li></ul></ul>C
  39. 39. It's YOUR turn now!! <ul><ul><li>Start BIG! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start SMALL! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It really doesn't matter – just START! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let's do some planning .... </li></ul></ul>J
  40. 40. What does a COMPLIANT student look like? J
  41. 41. Now...What does an INQUISITIVE student look like? J
  42. 42. Now design a task that will engage inquisitive students J
  43. 43. Planning Time Create a plan using my Wikispaces page, so that we can share each other's ideas. http://wanderingbooknut.wikispaces.com J
  44. 44. These tools might help you design activities with authentic, real-world elements. C& J 1. The New Blooms Taxonomy Handout 2. Choosing the Right Medium: Reference Guide. by: Jacqueline Keane Library Media Connection 3. Columbus Workshop Page http://tinyurl.com/64svwd Click on resources. 4. Template for Understanding by Design Units http://tinyurl.com/6gsndk 5. GRASPS Planning Document
  45. 45. NEXT... Our 10 th grade English Teacher had an idea.... J
  46. 46. Let's revamp the 10 th grade Research Report!! J
  47. 47. Redesigned Project <ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student will understand the concepts from Thomas Friedman’s “The World Is Flat”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will learn 21st century information skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will learn essential technology & presentation skills. </li></ul></ul>J
  48. 48. Students will research aspects of the new global economy. Research skills will be taught incorporating technology skills. Students will present/demonstrate their learning using the new tools available to 21st century learners. J
  49. 49. Student reactions.... <ul><ul><li>Wonderful – ANOTHER research project! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However - after the usual whining.... </li></ul></ul>J
  50. 50. Students liked the project because.... <ul><ul><li>The topics were current. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics concerned their future. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They were allowed to work together. (research together, write separate papers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They actually had opinions about what they were reading – it felt relevant. </li></ul></ul>J
  51. 51. Some Resources Globalization & Web 2.0 My Del.icio.us Page http://del.icio.us/wanderingbooknut/ GatesBeatles Del.icio.us Page http://del.icio.us/GatesBeatles C
  52. 52. More Resources Wanderings.... http://tinyurl.com/5nqu5p Fun & Exciting Stuff http://mrpotter.edublogs.org/ Gananda High School Library Page http://tinyurl.com/64svwd J & C
  53. 53. This is what we could do: The Flat Classroom Project <ul><ul><li>The Classroom is Flat: Teacherpreneurs and the Flat Classroom Project Kickoff http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/11/classroom-is-flat-teacherpreneurs-and.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flatclassroomproject – Home Page http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul>C
  54. 54. Modeling Information Fluency J
  55. 55. Don't be shy - Jump right in! J & C
  56. 56. Getting Started: <ul><ul><li>Subscribe to library and general education blogs via a news reader (Bloglines, Google Reader etc). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read/skim those blogs regularly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start your own blog (you might be surprised how much you have to say!). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open a social bookmarking account such as del.icio.us (http://del.icio.us/). </li></ul></ul>J & C
  57. 57. Want to get your teachers started? <ul><ul><li>Blogs In the Classroom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let the Kids Show You Why! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nlcommunities.com/communities/wanderings/ </li></ul></ul>C
  58. 58. Have Fun! The web is a great equalizer. A little old librarian like me in a tiny school in upstate New York gets blog comments from all over the world. J
  59. 59. How librarians can illuminate teachers <ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Workshops” (aka - more time) </li></ul></ul>C
  60. 60. Ready to communicate with the world? <ul><ul><li>Here is an online course made for you! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23 Things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County </li></ul></ul>C
  61. 61. Overwhelming? Try these.... 2008 Web 2.0 Awards from Sezmoz.org New Tools by Joyce Valenza J
  62. 62. And these.... <ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>G oogle search: “list of web 2.0 tools” </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher </li></ul>C
  63. 63. Don't Wait..... J
  64. 64. Just Do It!! MacNN - The Macintosh News Network http://www4.macnn.com/macnn/nimagesii/apple_060706_nikeshoe800.jpg Image used with permission from The Macintosh News Network. J

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