Developing the Global Student


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Developing the Global Student

  1. 1. Developing the Global Student: Practical Ways to Infuse 21st Century Literacy Skills in Your Classroom Presented by Kim Cofino EARCOS Teachers Conference March 2008
  2. 2. Check it Out! <ul><li>Understanding 21st Century Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Why go global? </li></ul><ul><li>The Big Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Technology ToolBox </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>Image from:
  3. 3. Enter the 21st Century… Image from:
  4. 4. Our Information Landscape <ul><li>Image from: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Information Landscape Image from:
  6. 6. The Future of Information <ul><li>Image from: </li></ul>
  7. 7. <Video> <ul><li>The Web is Using Us: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>What do you think?
  8. 8. What is 21st Century Literacy ? <ul><li>Students and Teachers who are: </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Creators </li></ul>Image from: What do you think?
  9. 9. 21st Century Learners : <ul><li>Lifelong learners </li></ul><ul><li>Can learn how to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Independent learners </li></ul><ul><li>Metacognitive </li></ul><ul><li>Intrinsically motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on self improvement </li></ul>Image from:
  10. 10. 21st Century Learners : <ul><li>Are critical thinkers. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate information for authenticity, relevance and bias . </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate tools for applicability and effectiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitively filter and focus . </li></ul><ul><li>Natural navigators. </li></ul>Image from:
  11. 11. 21st Century Collaborators : <ul><li>Are effective communicators. </li></ul><ul><li>Are socially and culturally aware . </li></ul><ul><li>Take responsibility for their role. </li></ul><ul><li>Are flexible . </li></ul>Image from:
  12. 12. 21st Century Collaborators : <ul><li>Are able to delegate or share responsibility when necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Are equally comfortable as either leaders or participants. </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate and internalize the essential interdependence of being part of society. </li></ul>Image from:
  13. 13. 21st Century Creators : <ul><li>Effectively analyze and synthesize. </li></ul><ul><li>Originality, innovative and creative contributors to society. </li></ul><ul><li>“ think outside the box”. </li></ul><ul><li>Systems thinkers. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal oriented and productive. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ethical responsibility. </li></ul>Image from:
  14. 14. Why Go Global ? <ul><li>“ The World is Flat ” </li></ul><ul><li>We are no longer bound by four walls of classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic learning experiences </li></ul>Image from:
  15. 15. <Video> <ul><li>Classrooms of Today & Tomorrow: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>What do you think?
  16. 16. 21st Century Literacy <ul><li>How are your students learning these skills? </li></ul>Image from:
  17. 17. Why Go Global ? <ul><li>Learning (and life) is networked , digital, connected. </li></ul><ul><li>Create an authentic classroom environment. </li></ul>Image from:
  18. 18. Why Go Global ? <ul><li>Power of personal learning networks </li></ul>Screen Shot from: Chrissy Hellyer @ Teaching Sagittarian:
  19. 19. Why Go Global ? <ul><li>Tap into the energy that our students bring to class. </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace the way they learn in order to effectively engage and teach. </li></ul>Image from:
  20. 20. The Big Picture <ul><li>Curriculum drives technology </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with the end in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as a tool </li></ul><ul><li>Mindset , not a skill set </li></ul>Image from:
  21. 21. The Big Picture <ul><li>Embed authentic use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry process </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Design Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about conversations </li></ul>Image from: IBO MYP Technology:
  22. 22. The Technology Toolbox <ul><li>How to pick the right tools for the job </li></ul>Image from:
  23. 23. The Technology Toolbox
  24. 24. ToolBox: Blogs <ul><li>When to use a blog : </li></ul><ul><li>individual reflection seeking feedback </li></ul>Grade 5 Student Blog:
  25. 25. ToolBox: Blogs <ul><li>Features of a blog : </li></ul><ul><li>Entries posted in consecutive order, newest on top </li></ul><ul><li>Comments from readers extend classroom learning </li></ul><ul><li>Personal learning journal </li></ul>Grade 5 Student Blog:
  26. 26. ToolBoox: Wikis <ul><li>When to use a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative knowledge building </li></ul>Grade 6 Student Wiki:
  27. 27. ToolBox: Wikis <ul><li>Features of a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create website </li></ul><ul><li>Easy collaboration beyond classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Extend discussion beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Trackable page edits </li></ul>
  28. 28. ToolBox: Social Networking <ul><li>When to use Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting students and teachers </li></ul>Grade 4 Flat Classroom Project:
  29. 29. ToolBox: Social Networking <ul><li>Features of Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Create groups of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate forum discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Personal reflection space within a community </li></ul><ul><li>Members take ownership of their learning </li></ul><ul><li>Easily upload multimedia </li></ul>
  30. 30. ToolBox: Collaborative Multimedia <ul><li>creative representation of ideas </li></ul>Sample VoiceThread:
  31. 31. ToolBox: Collaborative Multimedia <ul><li>Features of multimedia tools </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of multiple media </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription service (podcasts) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration on digital storytelling (VoiceThread) </li></ul>
  32. 32. ToolBox: VoIP <ul><li>When to use VoIP </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with personal learning network </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting on a personal level </li></ul>
  33. 33. ToolBox: VoIP <ul><li>Features of VOIP </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/video e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/video chat </li></ul><ul><li>Recording discussions </li></ul>7th Grade YackPack
  34. 34. The Ultimate Goal <ul><li>Learning anytime, anywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a global Personal Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate, Connect and Collaborate </li></ul>Image from:
  35. 35. Resources <ul><li>All resources for this presentation can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// developing the global student. wikispaces .com/ </li></ul>