Internet in Schools

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Old Town New World presentation 2009. How has the internet affected schools and what will the future look like as all schools become plugged-in?

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Internet in Schools

  1. 1. The Internet in Schools Dr. Marshall G. Jones http://marshallgjones.com http://twitter.com/marshallgjones
  2. 2. Education, Teaching, Learning <ul><li>“ If teaching was telling, we’d all be so smart we wouldn’t know what to do.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Robert Mager </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Internet in Education <ul><li>The benefits </li></ul><ul><li>The issues </li></ul><ul><li>The wish list </li></ul>
  4. 4. Access Is Not The Issue For Schools <ul><li>Most (probably all) schools have access </li></ul><ul><li>Digest of Education Statistics: 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/ </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Instructional Computers SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994–2005.
  6. 6. Number of Computers in Schools (In Thousands) SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994–2005.
  7. 7. Internet Access in Schools: Percentage of… SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994–2005.
  8. 8. Growth of Instructional Access to the Internet Schools with Internet Access Instructional Rooms with Internet Access SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994–2005. 51% 94%
  9. 9. The Benefits of Access <ul><li>Examples, examples, examples </li></ul><ul><li>Real time research </li></ul><ul><li>Current information </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Benefits of Access <ul><li>Pedagogical agility </li></ul><ul><li>Connections to the world </li></ul>
  11. 11. Concerns with Access <ul><li>Inappropriate content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pornography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hate sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wrong content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No referees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accidentally or on purpose </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Issues that schools struggle with <ul><li>Viruses </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Community concerns </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital Divide </li></ul>
  13. 13. Issues that Teachers Struggle With <ul><li>Blocked content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is blocking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accidents of Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parental concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community concerns </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Issues that students struggle with <ul><li>Digital Immigrants teaching Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Holding access to the Internet, but not being able to use it </li></ul><ul><li>Gag phones? </li></ul>
  15. 15. New things to teach in schools <ul><li>Digital etiquette </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t write friendly letters any more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protecting yourself online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not being a jerk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluating sources </li></ul>
  16. 16. Things that Teachers Use Now <ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://skype.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>United Streaming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FaceBook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://facebook.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4teachers.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://4teachers.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.go2web20.net/ </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Things that Teachers Use Now <ul><li>Google Everything </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/squared/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/ . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. The Wish List <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Google images </li></ul><ul><li>Community buy in </li></ul><ul><li>To not show up in the paper if a reasonably justifiable Internet accident happens </li></ul>
  19. 19. IMnsHO <ul><li>Web 2.0 can save us a lot of money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://polleverywhere.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The future of the Internet in schools is the phone </li></ul><ul><li>We need to understand the history and culture of the WWW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And create policy that reflects it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using the Internet for student manifestation of learning will save the world </li></ul>
  20. 20. Questions? Comments?
  21. 21. Images used (I make students do this too) <ul><li>http://spout.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/texting.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kyb.mpg.de/de/ernstgroup/learning_logo.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nw3c.org/blog/images/CommunityInternetSafetyEducationProgram_F9A4/clip_image0014.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.matt-willard.com/artwork/traditional/Evil_Computer.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2002/04/20/nesbitt_zoom.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/4825287/computerproblem-main_Full.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://gregness.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/dynamic-network-abstraction-green.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://share.skype.com/sites/skypegear/slj0908_skype.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://learningismessy.com/blog/?m=200901 </li></ul><ul><li>http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_miKDM742uxw/SjHFKmog-3I/AAAAAAAAAW0/InGZH6VREsQ/s320/skype+video+image+virtual+visit.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.swansea.gov.uk/media/images/9/l/flexible_learning_1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://rhondda.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/tag-galaxy-web20.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.businessweek.com/autos/autobeat/archives/LEXUS-LS-460bow.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iee-cense.eu/upload/sites/iee-cense/external%20website/pictures/question%20mark%203.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.softwaremag.com/archive/2002-02/images/E-Learning.jpeg </li></ul>

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