Education and Web 2.0 Making connections… by Alice Mercer licensed under CC (NC/SA/Attribute)
Web 2.0 – What is it?  <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>MMORPGs </li></ul><ul><li>ELGGs/Social Netw...
What do you mean by connections? <ul><li>between students and their own creativity and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>between...
Is this just another fad? <ul><li>It’s taking proven methods (inquiry based learning, project based learning, reflective j...
What about test scores? <ul><li>The strength of the U.S. education system has never been testing, and rote memorization, b...
Isn’t this just for rich kids? <ul><li>No, it’s for everybody </li></ul><ul><li>The digital divide is disappearing in home...
Why do we need this? <ul><li>Team-based education for a team-based workplace </li></ul><ul><li>More knowledge of other cul...
Education has the theory of a zone of proximal development. If you are starting off here…
Education has the theory of a zone of proximal development. If you are starting off here… … to move to here… … requires so...
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  1. 1. Education and Web 2.0 Making connections… by Alice Mercer licensed under CC (NC/SA/Attribute)
  2. 2. Web 2.0 – What is it? <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>MMORPGs </li></ul><ul><li>ELGGs/Social Networking sites (My Space) </li></ul><ul><li>Anything on the web that connects people and their writing/work together collaboratively </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do you mean by connections? <ul><li>between students and their own creativity and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>between students and their peers, both in their school and around the world </li></ul><ul><li>between students and teachers in a way that their peers, parents, and others can also see and participate in </li></ul>
  4. 4. Is this just another fad? <ul><li>It’s taking proven methods (inquiry based learning, project based learning, reflective journal writing) to the next level </li></ul><ul><li>It’s in a format that students are familiar with and find accessible (increasing interest and retention) </li></ul><ul><li>Students invest themselves in their education when they feel more connected to others </li></ul><ul><li>It’s NOT just about plugging kids into computers, you are plugging them into the WORLD! </li></ul>
  5. 5. What about test scores? <ul><li>The strength of the U.S. education system has never been testing, and rote memorization, but in teaching students to be thinkers. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to teach kids to be independent thinkers to make them successful in the economy and in their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the future, workers do not bubble in answers for a paycheck, they need to be able to think independently </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to have an environment where they can put the facts they learn in school together in a meaningful way. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Isn’t this just for rich kids? <ul><li>No, it’s for everybody </li></ul><ul><li>The digital divide is disappearing in homes, but not in schools, schools need to be there </li></ul><ul><li>We need these tools to engage our students in all schools </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why do we need this? <ul><li>Team-based education for a team-based workplace </li></ul><ul><li>More knowledge of other cultures, and parts of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Engage or enrage…if you aren’t engaging students, you risk enraging them. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Education has the theory of a zone of proximal development. If you are starting off here…
  9. 9. Education has the theory of a zone of proximal development. If you are starting off here… … to move to here… … requires social interaction and collaborative problem-solving, not bubbling in answers.

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