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Our Everyday Tools for Success


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The digital revolution has given us a world of global connectedness, information organisation, communication and participatory cultures of learning, giving teachers the opportunity to hone their professional practice through their networked learning community. What do you do to make it so?

Our Everyday Tools for Success

  1. Our everydaytools for success20 June 2013Distance Education Symposium,NSW Department of Educationand CommunitiesJudy O’Connell
  2. c. 1970
  3. Worlds last telegram to be sent next month!
  4. Mobile technology and its influencesare growing at warp speed.In 2013 there are almost as many mobilesubscriptions as people in the world.
  5. Pocket-sized moleskin notebookEvernote everywhere!c. 2010
  6. Pew Research December 2012
  7. Technology is almost everywhere!
  8. Horizon Report 2013Time-to-Adoption Horizon: OneYear or Less•Cloud Computing•Mobile LearningTime-to-Adoption Horizon:Two to ThreeYears•Learning Analytics•Open ContentTime-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to FiveYears•3D Printing•Virtual and Remote Laboratories
  9. Learning with Mobile millenialsBorn in 1995, they do not remember a world without social media.3 years old – Google changes the way we search the web.4 years old – Netflix begins digitally delivering movies and TV shows.6 years old – The iPod hits the market and changes the way the world listened tomusic.7 years old – American Idol airs and “live voting” by mobile device becomesmainstream8 years old – Tom launches Myspace, and social media begins the climb to worlddomination..9 years old – The first episode of Lost hits the airwaves. Facebook is born.10 years old – Youtube adds a whole new element to searching the web.11 years old – Twitter – and 140 characters – becomes popular.12 years old – The iPhone took the world by storm. (2008).......the rest, as they say, is history
  10.“We have a romantic attachment to skills from thepast. Longhand multiplication of numbers using paperand pencil is considered a worthy intellectualachievement. Using a mobile phone to multiply is not.But to the people who invented it, longhandmultiplication was just a convenient technology.”Sugata Mitra is professor of educational technology atNewcastle University, and the winner of the $1m TEDPrize 2013. He devised the Hole in the Wall experiment,where a computer was embedded in a wall in a slum inDelhi for children to use freely.
  11. BIGA information world
  12. BIGA time to get organised
  13. We live in a connectedworld. Nearly twobillion people connectto the internet, shareinformation andcommunicate overblogs, Wikis, socialnetworks and a host ofother media.
  14. Anything imaginable iscapable of beingconnected to thenetwork, becomeintelligent offeringalmost endlesspossibilities.
  15. The question is.....?
  16. How should technology impact the waywe learn and the way we work?cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by fatboyke (Luc):
  17. More content, streams of data,topic structures, (theoretically)better quality - all of these inonline environmentsrequire an equivalent shift in ouronline capabilities.
  18. 1. Find the right thing2. Get the best summary3. Go broader and deeperWhat should we do...?
  19. LIFESTREAMSToday, our view of cyberspace is shaped by a 20-year-oldmetaphor in which files are documents, documents areorganized into folders, and all are littered around theflatland known as the desktop. Lifestreams takes acompletely different approach: instead of organizing byspace, it organizes by time. It is a diary rather than adesktop.Steve G. SteinbergFebruary 1997
  20. The End of the Web, Search, andComputer as We Know ItDavid GelernterFebruary 2013
  21. David GelernterFebruary 2013This LIFESTREAM — a heterogeneous,content-searchable, real-time messagingstream — arrived in the form of blog postsand RSS feeds,Twitter and otherchatstreams, and Facebook walls andtimelines.
  22. David GelernterFebruary 2013Today, the most important function of theinternet is to deliver the latest information,to tell us what’s happening right now.Whether tweet or timeline, all are time-ordered streams designed to tell you what’snew.
  23. The answer is....?
  24. We must be
  25. We must understandour informationand knowledgeenvironments
  26. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Louise Docker: mightbe so lastcentury...
  27. It’s Mondaymorning, and as I sitdown for mymorning cup of teaand toast, I open myiPhone to see what’sin my email, andwhat items in mycalendar will needmy attention.
  28. In just a couple of minutes of my twitter feed (never mind all thehours I was asleep) I found:• Founders Online – a new online History resources from theUS• The name of a Dr Who episode I must rewatch• Google’s efforts to build a system to help eradicate Child Pornon the web• A good post about the new learning organisation• A commentary article from the ABC that asks if Big Data is allthat it’s cracked up to be• A post speculating on MOOCs as slowly deflating bubbles• A little piece of historical memorabilia about to happen – lasttelegram in the world• A new ProjectTomorrow research report which confirms thatteachers’ unsophisticated use of tech is creating the secondlevel digital divide
  29. Project TomorrowProjectTomorrow: Empowering opportunities
  31. It’s time to have a shared visionaround digital toolscc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Adelle & Justin:
  32. Simply using the latest 1-to-1device, or the latest website, or thelatest app is not the solution either,although these shiny new toys canprovide an illusion of advancementand success.
  33. Delicious tools!cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Clever Cupcakes:
  34. What’s the story withthe yellow blotch? blog
  35. Learn about the latestadditions to search so as toget the most out of Google. iswhereeveryone starts!
  36. alerts too!
  38. Wolfram|Alpha is a free online computationalknowledge engine that generates answers toquestions in real time by doing computations on itsown vast internal knowledge base.
  39. PRISM Spy Program
  40. Choose the bestsearch for yourinformation andknowledge needs!
  41. Leverage computationalthinkingLogical ThinkingAlgorithmic ThinkingEfficient SolutionsScientific ThinkingInnovative Thinking
  42. Learn to work strategicallycc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by ecstaticist: 2.0
  43. Mindful infotentionLearned attentionskills and onlineinformation tools“Ive become convinced that understanding how networks work isan essential 21st century literacy”. Howard Rheingold
  44. •Highly flexible searchand collectionstrategies•Collaborative forms ofinformationorganization anddissemination
  45. Pinterest
  46. Flickr
  47. Table of QR codes
  48. ScoopIt
  49. Diigo
  50. Curating your own Flipboard Magazine
  51. h"p:// use ofsocial media,search engines,and collaborativeresearch strategies.
  53. Our everydaytools for success
  54. Top 100 tools for learning
  55. Spartan Guides
  56. Best Apps for Academics
  57. Look who’s talking onTwitter,Diigo and LinkedIn
  58. Personal webtools – used fortracking our lifeand powering ourinformationorganisation.
  59. Relying on thepeople weconnect withthrough socialnetworks andcollaborative toolsand environments
  60. Microblogging tools for information sharing - Google+,TwitterSocial bookmarking and tagging - Diigo, Delicious, PearltreesCollaborative writing, mindmapping, and presentations -Google docs, Exploratree,Voicethread, MindmeisterResearchTools - Zotero, EasybibInformation capture and sharing on multiple devices -Evernote, Pinterest, ScoopIt, LivebindersOpen Access and Creative Commons - FlickrCC,Trove,Collections - Europeana,Trove, the Flickr Commons, FlickrCCAggregators and news readers - Feedly, SymbalooOnline storage and files sharing - Dropbox, SkyDriveFew Things I like
  61. Working together
  62. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo byVicki & Chuck Rogers:
  63. Extreme adventure!cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Theresa Thompson:
  64. For example.....What do you know aboutFlickrCC Attribution Helper?How would it help you?
  65. You’ll find the answer, andmore good information aboutimages at....
  66. For example.....Where do you hangout online?
  67. You could try .....ACCE Learning Network
  68. Our everyday tools forsuccess are ourprofessional drivers forunderstanding theconcepts and practices forlearning and teaching indigital environments.
  69. Search strategiesEvaluation strategiesCritical thinking and problem solvingNetworked conversation & collaborationCloud computing environmentsEthical use and production of informationInformation curation of personal &distributed knowledge.Topics for discussion
  70. heyjudeonlineJudy O’Connellhttp://judyoconnell.comJudy O’Connell