I would like to end with the following quote: ‘Today, a confluence of events is creating the perfect storm for significantly advancing education. With a growing inventory of openly available educational tools and resources, and with an increasingly engaged and connected community, transformative opportunities for education abound.The good news is that the emerging open education movement in higher education and beyond is beginning to change the way educators use, share, and improve educational resources and knowledge by making them open and freely available.’ (Iiyoshi & Kumar 2008:2)
Reasons using new media/ ICTProvides: Access-- Liberate teachers and students from textbook format. Provide alternative resources- Teachers and students will be able to research through online resources. Global Point of View-- Students and teachers will participate online discussion groups, weblogs, wikis, and listservs. New tools for classrooms– Students and teachers will be able to produce media presentations, learning objects, interactive teaching material.
HOW to Integrate ICTs De-construct: (Read Media) Media Literacy Activities (deconstructing webpages, news, advertisement, and newspapers; POV (point of view) exercise, etc.) Research: (Use Media) Information Literacy (Library Skills, researching internet resources, etc.) Construct: (Write Media) Media Production (Create an oral history project, video documentary, website, webquest, weblog, and multimedia presentation)
As we enter the twenty first century, it is essential that the schools be places that help students better understand the complex, symbol-rich culture in which they live in.A new vision of literacy is essential if educators are serious about the broad goals of education: preparing students to function as informed and effective citizens in a democratic society; preparing students to realize personal fulfillment; and preparing students to function effectively in a rapidly changing world that demands new, multiple literacies. Renee Hobbs, 1997
It is no longer enough to simply read and write. Students must also become literate in the understanding of visual images. Our children must learn how to spot a stereotype, isolate a social cliché and distinguish facts from propaganda, analysis from banter, important news from coverage. Ernest Boyer
Media Education is both essential to the exercising of our democratic rights and a necessary safeguard against the worst excesses of media manipulation for political purposes. Len Masterman
The aim is to develop an awareness about print and the newer technologies of communications so that we can orchestrate them, …. And get the best out of each in the educational process.Without understanding of media languages and grammars, we cannot hope to achieve a contemporary awareness of the world in which we live. Marshall McLuhan
A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis. Umberto Eco (l979)
Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students. Paulo Freire
Winston Churchillgives the victory signat a political rally,Liverpool, 1951
The "V" for victory that Winston Churchill used (with thepalm facing outward, same as the American sign for"peace"), when the palm is reversed, it means somethingelse...If a person used two fingers to order two beers in aBritish pub.. it has insulting connotations…
the two fingers in a 1st grade math class mayrefer to the number "two"
"OK" in the United States "money" in Japan "sex" in Mexico "homosexual" in Ethiopia an obscenity in Brazil “Zero” in Southern France
Vocabulary Average for 14-Year-OldNumber of Vocabulary 30,000 25,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 10,000 Vocabulary Vocabulary average of a 14-year-old 5,000 Rate 0 1950 1999 dropped from Vocabulary 25,00010,000 25,000 words in 1950s to only Rate Year 10,000 words in 1999. “Numbers.” Time Magazine 155, no 6 (Feb 14, 2000); 25
What this results tell us?BLAME somebody or something No parent involvement? Too much TV/ New media No enough readingOr question the data? Who did the research? Who sponsored it? Who were the participants?
We may simply say language evolves? Today, can we read and understand old English ? We may also argue that our students are not learning another language…
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Conclusion „Today, a confluence of events is creating theperfect storm for significantly advancingeducation. With a growing inventory of openlyavailable educational tools and resources, andwith an increasingly engaged and connectedcommunity, transformative opportunities foreducation abound.The good news is that the emerging openeducation movement in higher education andbeyond is beginning to change the wayeducators use, share, and improveeducational resources and knowledge bymaking them open and freely available.‟(Iiyoshi & Kumar 2008:2)
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june- 7-2010/socialism-studies Global Literacy Project- http://sites.google.com/site/mnyildiz02/cultural enhancementproject Map Tool http://www.worldmapper.org/ Language Learning Tools- http://novastartalk.nvcc.edu/node/5 Student Projects- http://lesleyu.wikispaces.com/Students+Projects
To see a world in a grain of sand,And a heaven in a wild flower,Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,And eternity in an hour. William Blake - Auguries of Innocence
Developing Global CompetenceGlobal competence is the capacity and disposition to understand, and act on, issues of global significance. (Boix-Mansilla & Jackson, 2010 Draft: Educating for Global Competence)