Are you racing against time to update your capacity to engage with established and emerging technology? This presentation is a discussion starter for the ALIA schools seminar Learning in a Changing World.
Our Information Age began, for
all intents and purposes, in Aprilof 1993 when the Mosaic 1.0 browser made the World WideWeb available—for free—not just for use but for contribution andparticipation by anyone with access to the Internet.Its open architecture, and its lack of a “director” or “owner”madethe potential for worldwide co-creation of knowledge, art,science, literature, animation, and all the rest possible.
Horizon Report A pp! theG
et “K-12 must address the increased blending of formal and informal learning.” “Students can take advantage of learning material online, through games and programs they may have on systems at home, and through their extensive — and constantly available — social networks” http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2012-horizon-report-K12.pdf http://www.nmc.org/
The Future Isnt About Mobile;
Its About Mobility People wanted information at their fingertips and the convenience that came with digital transactions. In the social era it was all these things plus social connectivity. Mobility means information, convenience, and social all served up on the go, across a variety of screen sizes and devices. http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/the_future_isnt_about_mobile_its.html
A New Culture of Learning
~ Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change: Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown The Internet has become a participatory medium, giving rise to an environment that is constantly being changed and reshaped by the participation itself, changing the flow of news, effecting tacit as well as explicit knowledge, and embedding a new culture of learning.cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) ﬂickr photo by jasonstaten: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/jasonstaten/3037250330/
It makes incredible sense to
consider how ‘internetspaces’ social software and mobile devices can be used toleverage opportunities for learning. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) ﬂickr photo by joannamkay: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/jokay/7918666820/
The general capabilities included in
the AustralianCurriculum are: • Literacy • Numeracy • Information and communication technology capability • Critical and creative thinking • Personal and social capability • Ethical behaviour • Intercultural understanding.
The core attributes found in
the ISTE and IASL standards include:•intellectual curiosity and innovation•ability to locate, select, evaluate and structure information•problem solving and decision-making creative and critical thinking•communication, negotiation and collaborationskills
The core attributes found in
the ISTE and IASL standards include:•ethical and productive users and producers of media•responsible and flexible users of social media•active digital citizenship•capacity to think across disciplines and form authentic knowledgeconnections.
School libraries should be hubsof
professional development,action research, and ideaexperimentation as teacherlibrarians work collaborativelywith students and teachers.
The spaces and places of
libraries shouldbe physical and virtual, adopting andadapting Web 2.0 new media tools toenhance and envelop school learningcommunities into a series of globallypowered learning commons—dynamic,collaborative 21st century libraryenvironments!
School libraries: The paradigm flipTeachers
and teacher librarians will then actively workalongside students, sometimes leading, sometimesfollowing, and crafting an environment where studentscan always know what, where and how to be the bestlearners they can possibly be. cc licensed ( BY NC ) ﬂickr photo by JB London: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/jb-london/3914363613/
cc licensed ( BY NC
SA ) ﬂickr photo by fatboyke (Luc): http://ﬂickr.com/photos/fatboyke/2984569992/ The abundance of information and flexibility of technology will not in itself create more effectivelearners without a complementary understanding and capacity to use information.
Our students need to know
how to juxtapose text,sound, media and social connections in real time. 36 cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) ﬂickr photo by ianus: h?p://ﬂickr.com/photos/ianus/696177/
When your formative years are
spent working your fingersthrough apps and iPads, smartphones and YouTube, the digitalworld and its habits can bend and shape not just how youaccess information, but how you conceptualise it entirely. Google creates the illusion of accessibility 39
New developments in search, such
as Googleinstant (that shows results as you type) haveboth enhanced & hindered the informationseeking habits of students by responding quicklyto search terms, and so making keywordcustomization seem less relevant. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) ﬂickr photo by Always Bë Cool: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/alwaysbecool/2871346522/
By showing our students how
to connect adatabase information repository (such asEBSCO, Gale, or JStor) or a local libraryservice with Google Scholar, we are helpingstudents broaden the scope of their informationseeking, while at the same time refining thequality of the information response.
The natural limitations of search
hasresulted in expansion of choice ininformation curation.The traditional social bookmarking sites likediigo, pearltrees, Scoopit, and othersenable users to save information, whileproducts like pinterest allow for collection ofvisual artifacts, allowing users to organizethem into infinite categories.
cc licensed ﬂickr photo by
Stéfan: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/st3f4n/3951143570/ Never risk being a teacher only suitable for a bygone era
Take students from the old
to the new share reuse remix cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) ﬂickr photo by will_i_be: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/guillaumeseguin/5294641318/
Use Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org.au/ What
CC is Who is using CC How you can make use of CC The advantages of applying CC licences and usingmaterials distributed under CC licences http://youtu.be/AeTlXtEOplA cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by opensourceway: http://flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5537457437/
Mustafa’s device is based on
a scientific mix between quantum physics, space technology, chemical reactions and electrical sciences.http://thenextweb.com/africa/2012/05/18/19-year-old-girl-in-egypt-invents-a-spacecraft-propulsion-device/
Group session. Pick your tool
or topic and get into your future!cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) ﬂickr photo by Vermin Inc: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/vermininc/2337307518/