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web2.0 meets information fluency and the importance of opening boxes

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  1. 1. Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. “Pandora” 1878. Lady Lever Art Gallery. < /pandora.asp> .
  2. 2. Pandora = all giving Régnier, Nicolas. “Allegory of Vanity.” Wikimedia Commons . (ca. 1626) < %A9gnier_-_Allegory_of_Vanity_(Pandora).JPG> .
  3. 3. first mortal female too beautiful to be true!
  4. 5. <ul><li>misogynist </li></ul>
  5. 6. She was human.
  6. 8. <ul><li>Not a </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century story </li></ul>
  7. 13. learning is all about opening boxes
  8. 14. In education, boxes can prevent discussion and invention and growth
  9. 15. “ Charles Darwin.” Biography Resource Center . Gale Cengage. 7 July 2008.> I opened the box, mate!
  10. 16. “ Rachel Carson.” Biography Resource Center . Gale Cengage. 7 July 2008. <>. I opened the box!
  11. 17. Sustermans, Giusto. “Portrait of Galileo Galilei.” Wikipedia . 7 July 2008. <>. Ho aperto la casella. (I opened the box.)
  12. 18. blogs wikis social networking video sharing image sharing digital storytelling online polling widgets/gadgets social bookmarking tagging
  13. 21. AASL’s Common Beliefs Reading is a window to the world. Inquiry provides a framework for learning. Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught. Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs. Equitable access is a key component for education. The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies have changed. The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own. Learning has a social context . School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills
  14. 22. Some districts prefer to keep new boxes closed .
  15. 23. In education, boxes can prevent and discussion and invention
  16. 24. Important law of physics: Boxes must be opened!* *Exception: those in your basement or attic
  17. 25. <ul><li>The Standards describe how learners use skills, resources, and tools to: </li></ul><ul><li>1. inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge; </li></ul><ul><li>2. draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge; </li></ul><ul><li>3. share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society; </li></ul><ul><li>4. pursue personal and aesthetic growth. </li></ul>
  18. 26. ISTE NETS•S Refresh Model Digital Citizenship Technology Operations & Concepts Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Decision Making Creativity & Innovation Research & Information Retrieval Communication & Collaboration Draft of Refreshed ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students Copyright ISTE® 2007
  19. 27. Too many boxes in our schools remain closed too tight.
  20. 31. Collection BLOGS WIKIBOOKS e-books RSS feeds Streamed media databases audiobooks online surveys major web portals books home grown video and art cameras flashdrives student work
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  22. 39. Can we build an iGoogle textbook?
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  28. 48. Blogs as research sources
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  31. 53. No Web 2.0!
  32. 54. <ul><li>“ If they had put out a statement not to read Wikipedia at all, I would be laughing. They might as well say don’t listen to rock ’n’ roll either.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jimmy Wales </li></ul><ul><li>New York Times article on Middlebury’s decision </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  33. 55. On Wikipedia
  34. 56. Whose collective knowledge?
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  36. 60. Evaluating Wikis <ul><ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the collaborative project and who began it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How many people appear to be involved in editing the wiki? Does it seem that the information collected is improved by having a variety of participants? How heavily edited were the pages you plan to use? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How rich is the wiki? How many pages does it contain? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does the project appear to be alive? Are folks continuing to edit it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does the information appear accurate? Can I validate it in other sources? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  37. 61. Evaluating blogs <ul><li>Who is the blogger? </li></ul><ul><li>What sorts of materials is the blogger reading or citing? </li></ul><ul><li>Does this blogger have influence? Is the blog well-established? Who and how many people link to the blog? Who is commenting? Does this blog appear to be part of a community? Tools like Technorati and Blogpulse can help learners assess the influence of a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Is this content covered in depth? With authority? </li></ul><ul><li>How sophisticated is language / spelling? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this blog alive? It there a substantial archive? How current are posts? </li></ul><ul><li>At what point in a story’s lifetime did a post appear? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the site upfront about its bias? </li></ul><ul><li>If the blogger is not a traditional “expert,” is this a first-hand view that would also be valuable for research? Is it a unique perspective? </li></ul>
  38. 66. Annette Lamb Knowledge Quest, Nov/Dec 2007
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  40. 69. David Warlick’s Son of Citation Machine
  41. 70. Blogging etiquette? <ul><li>Bloggers should: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>credit their sources, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>check their facts, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>admit when they discover they have made a mistake, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>avoid harming others, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>disclose their biases </li></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 71. Social responsibility & wikis? <ul><li>Class-generated guidelines for negotiating content </li></ul><ul><li>Using discussion to explain rationale? </li></ul><ul><li>About page serving as charter for behavior, trust, accountability, and contribution. </li></ul><ul><li>Even in an open authorship environment, participants should see both their freedoms and responsibilities to the community. </li></ul>
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  44. 73. The problem with Gettysburg “ Ashokan Farewell” is the only modern composition on the Ken Burns soundtrack. The copyright for belongs to Jay Ungar. ©1983 by Swinging Door Music-BMI. “ The Bryan House.” Selected Civil War Photographs. American Memory Collection. <>.
  45. 75. Understanding the mix up, mash up world
  46. 76. Copyright / copyleft: Copyright options are expanding for creators. How do we guide learners to copyright-friendly options?
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  50. 81. American University Center for Social Media
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  52. 87. Hamlet: Revenge in Plain Language
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  54. 89. Blogging literature
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  57. 98. Springfield Video Blog <ul><li> </li></ul>
  58. 99. Good Scent Of Mice and Men The Natural
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  60. 101. Rethinking PowerPoint
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  62. 103. Gettysburg Address PowerPoint
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  71. 119. Banned Book Week Students as Moderators/Organizers <ul><li>Eli Lesser, Annenberg Center, Chris Crutcher, Sonia Sones </li></ul>
  72. 120. Book discussion with author <ul><li>8th graders moderated 6 schools with author George Harrar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we appropriately introduce an author in one minute? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we create a frame for discussion from multiple sites? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do we need to know about obsessive compulsive disorder to be able to discuss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the protagonist’s conflict? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we do it better next time? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next year more cross-school discussions </li></ul></ul>About the learning:
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  76. 124. Voice of Vocab <ul><li>Today’s word is “protrude” </li></ul>
  77. 125. Podcasting vocabulary
  78. 126. <ul><li>PSA: “Parents” </li></ul>
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  83. 133. Building podcasts from Salem
  84. 135. AP World History Review Wiki
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  87. 142. What about . . .?
  88. 145. Hope is the Thing with Feathers Emily Dickinson &quot;Hope&quot; is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chillest land And on the strangest sea, Yet never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.
  89. 146. hope
  90. 147. Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. “Pandora” 1878. Lady Lever Art Gallery. < /pandora.asp> .