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The 21st Century Educator: Creating a Personal Learning Network


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The 21st Century Educator: Creating a Personal Learning Network

  1. 1. The 21st Century Educator: Creating a Personal Learning Network Melissa Lim
  2. 4. 21st Century Teaching & Learning Personal Learning Networks Technology Toolbox
  3. 5. Part 1 21st Century Teaching & Learning
  4. 6. “… today’s students, of almost any age, are far ahead of their teachers in computer literacy. They prefer to access subject information on the Internet, where it is more abundant, more accessible and more up-to-date.” National Technology Plan, 2005
  5. 7. navigators
  6. 8. constantly connected
  7. 9. content creators
  8. 10. “ The kind of questioning, collaborative, active, lateral rather than hierarchical pedagogy that participatory media both forces and enables is not the kind of change that takes places quickly or at all in public schools.” Howard Rheingold, author Smart Mobs
  9. 11. Internet Use by Adults vs. Teens Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2003
  10. 12. transformational change
  11. 13. new literacies
  12. 14. <ul><ul><li>“ What changes must we make in our teaching as it becomes easier to bring primary resources to our students? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we need to rethink our ideas of literacy when we must prepare our students to become not only readers and writers, but editors and collaborators and publishers as well? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What needs to change about our curriculum when our students have the ability to reach far beyond our classroom walls? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we as learners begin to take advantage of the opportunities these tools present, so we may understand more clearly the pedagogies of using them in the classroom?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Part 2 Personal Learning Networks
  14. 16. An environment you create for yourself around a passionate interest or topic. It allows you to connect with others who have the same interest and build a community that exceeds walls or geographic boundaries. You are providing yourself with access to relevant information from a variety of sources, whose value you determine. Personal Learning Network
  15. 17. global networks construct • develop • sustain • participate
  16. 18. Part 3 Technology Toolbox
  17. 21. Social Web
  18. 22. VoiceThread
  19. 23. RSS Real Simple Syndication
  20. 24. Q & A
  21. 25. Image Credits, Creative Commons License Slide 1, Night Lights of US: Slide 2, Typical Teacher Network: Slide 3, The Networked Teacher: Slide 4, Ants: Head: 3879802 Toolbox: Slide 5, Ants: Slide 6, Web 2.0 Poster: Slide 7, Joe’s Non-Netbook video: Slide 8, Plane: Slide 9, Power Lines: Slide 10, Tessellation: Slide 11, School: Slide 12, Pew Internet & American Life Project Slide 13, Chrysalids: Slide 14, Book Vending Machine: Slide 15, Question Mark: Slide 16, Head: 3879802 Slide 17, White Clouds: Slide 18, Personal Learning Networks video: Slide 19, Top of the World: Slide 20, Toolbox: Slide 21, Extreme Sports and Blogging: Slide 22, Wikipedia Home Page: Slide 23, Social Networks: Slide 24, VoiceThread, Slide 25, RSS: Slide 26, RSS in Plain English video: Slide 27, Night Lights of US: