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Soscon09 empowered

  1. 1. Session Materials - Digital Learners, Empowered Learners - Starting The Learning Revolution miguel guhlin http://mguhlin.netThursday, January 27, 2011
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  3. 3. Session Materials - Or, share your feedback in the forum “SOSCON09” Enrollment Key: sosThursday, January 27, 2011
  4. 4. Social Session Materials - Tag to Media Use: Tetris soscon09Thursday, January 27, 2011
  5. 5. how will he Session Materials - experience technology in school? 9 year old Brilliant General and TacticianThursday, January 27, 2011
  6. 6. Session Materials - how will she bypass school to connect 15 year old Published Author and learn on her own?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  7. 7. Session Materials - The skills a World of Warcraft guildmaster needs are attracting, evaluating and recruiting new members; creating apprenticeship programs; orchestrating group strategy; and managing disputes.... Aren’t these critical job skills? Source:, January 27, 2011
  8. 8. Session Materials - Source: The Teen Creators of the popular (several million downloads) The Codex Machima SeriesThursday, January 27, 2011
  9. 9. Session Materials - passionately engaging creatively authentic globally collaborativeThursday, January 27, 2011
  10. 10. Session Materials - Think-Pair-Share how is technology generating HEAT in YOUR learning environment? Watch a video about HEAT -• Higher Order Thinking - Student learning/questioning at synthesis/evaluation• Engaged Learning - Students help define the task, the process, and the solution; collaborations extend beyond the classroom.• Authenticity - The learning experience is directly relevant to students and involves creating a product that has a purpose beyond the classroom that directly impacts the students.• Technology - Technology use is directly connected and needed for task completion and students determine which application(s) would best address their needs.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  11. 11. Session Materials - “How can we use technology to collapse the distance between children in our classrooms and meaningful contributions that they can make?” Dr. Tim Tyson, January 27, 2011
  12. 12. Session Materials - “Schools are but one node in the network of learning students have access to.” --Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach TechForumSW08 Keynote Are we empowering our children with digital tools or dis-empowering them by disconnecting them?Thursday, January 27, 2011
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  14. 14. Session Materials - “It used to be that the superintendent and the School Board made decisions and said, This is how its going to be, and the community would accept that.” Source: The Washington Post, Image Sources:, January 27, 2011
  15. 15. Session Materials - “While you’ve been hiring Communications experts to create a smooth-talking, slick appearance for your K-12 school district, establishing policies about who gets to post what, and creating a chain of command to ensure that only appropriate and approved materials show up on your static district web site, your students, teachers, parents, community and Media outlets have been creating little interactive web sites for their own use, telling their version of your story." --Miguel Guhlin’s adaptation of Seth Godin’s work in Meatball Sundae (must-read!)Thursday, January 27, 2011
  16. 16. Session Materials - do we really want a more democratic education organization?Thursday, January 27, 2011
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  18. 18. the reality of Web 2.0 in schools... Session Materials - what’s banned in YOUR learning environment?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  19. 19. Session Materials - are the roadblocks accurate?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  20. 20. Session Materials - what’s banned in YOUR learning environment?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  21. 21. Session Materials - what’s banned in YOUR learning environment? Source: The protests appeared to be loosely organized, with students learning about them through mass e- mails, fliers, instant messages, cellphone calls and postings on Web pages. Source: Los Angeles Times, 2006 Sensenbrenner Bill - Read More: Immigration Protest, January 27, 2011
  22. 22. Session Materials - what’s banned in YOUR learning environment? Share images here with the world, view images shared by a global community. How are you represented here? Protesting School Closures, January 27, 2011
  23. 23. Session Materials - Source: live-blogging and Twittering [are banned] because it would be a distraction in a classroom Source: NYU Professor Stifles Blogging, Twittering by Journalism Student by Mark Glaser, Media ShiftThursday, January 27, 2011
  24. 24. Session Materials - students want to produce meaningful output from their course- assignments, things that have intrinsic value apart from their usefulness for assessing their progress in the course. Source: Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing,, January 27, 2011
  25. 25. Session Materials - Revolution by Twitter - Iran ALL internet & mobile networks are cut. We ask everyone in Tehran to go onto their rooftops and shout ALAHO AKBAR in protest #IranElection Source: Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish, 06/13/2009, January 27, 2011
  26. 26. Session Materials - 20 minutes since search was started.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  27. 27. Session Materials - You cannot stop people any longer. You cannot control them any longer. They can bypass your established media; they can broadcast to one another; they can organize as never before. Source: Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish The question to ask yourself now is, Are you a Patriot or a Tory?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  28. 28. Session Materials - In high-freedom environments, people use social tools for fun. In low-freedom environments they use them for political action. --Clay Shirky Source: Are you prepared for political action in your school district?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  29. 29. Session Materials - If we do the wrong things and move slowly, we all lose. If we do the right things but move too slowly, we still lose. It is time to do the right things and do them now. --Jim Rex (2008) as cited at the Successful Teaching Blog,, January 27, 2011
  30. 30. Session Materials - School districts are more focused on dealing with the problems of Web 2.0 than on challenges to leverage Web 2.0 for learning. Think-Pair-Share (30 seconds) what challenges are you focused on? Leadership for Web 2 in SchoolsThursday, January 27, 2011
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  32. 32. Session Materials - Access Video Online at: The Twitter Experiment Dr. Monica Rankin, History Professor, University of Texas at DallasThursday, January 27, 2011
  33. 33. Session Materials - Access Video Online at: Student Created Virtual Field Trips with Skype Tammy Parks More neat stuff at, January 27, 2011
  34. 34. Session Materials - If we do the wrong things and move slowly, we all lose. If we do the right things but move too slowly, we still lose. It is time to do the right things and do them now. --Jim Rex (2008) as cited at the Successful Teaching Blog,, January 27, 2011
  35. 35. Thursday, January 27, 2011 what to do? Session Materials -
  36. 36. Thursday, January 27, 2011 the Moodle rush Session Materials -
  37. 37. Thursday, January 27, 2011 The rush continues.... Session Materials -
  38. 38. Session Materials - how we read, write, and communicate has changed fundamentally. what does this mean for you in your situation?Thursday, January 27, 2011
  39. 39. Creating the Walled Session Materials - GardenThursday, January 27, 2011
  40. 40. Session Materials - Economically disadvantaged students, who often use the computer for remediation and basic skills, learn to do what the computer tells them, while more affluent students...learn to tell the computer what to do. Source: “The nice thing about Moodle is that it can be exactly what you as a teacher want it to be. It can be as simple as websites and online text assignments to entire units of study incorportating webtools like wiki, blogs, chat, forums, etc.” --Paula CloughThursday, January 27, 2011
  41. 41. Session Materials - Those who cannot claim computers as their own tool for exploring the world never grasp the power of technology... They are controlled by technology as adults--just [they were]...controlled [by] them as students. Toward Digital Equity: Bridging the Divide in Education Editors: Gwen Solomon, Nancy J. Allen, and Paul RestaThursday, January 27, 2011
  42. 42. Session Materials - build a network of connected learnersThursday, January 27, 2011
  43. 43. Session Materials - Plan Your Moodle Sites Open Campus Professional Learning Center Technology Center Decide which Moodles will be open to email authentication, require Active Directory, SAISD themes, modules, Communica- blocks, etc. tions in advance.Thursday, January 27, 2011
  44. 44. Session Materials - Open Campus for Students Moodle Courses ...and lots more....Thursday, January 27, 2011
  45. 45. Session Materials - Moodle: Online Literature CirclesThursday, January 27, 2011
  46. 46. Session Materials - Moodle: Online Literature CirclesThursday, January 27, 2011
  47. 47. Session Materials - Moodle: Online Literature CirclesThursday, January 27, 2011
  48. 48. Session Materials - “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.” --Fred SheroThursday, January 27, 2011
  49. 49. Session Materials - Make contact... Miguel Guhlin •, January 27, 2011