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Classroom 2.0


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Classroom 2.0

  1. 1. The Information Age<br />The Web 2.0 and its Impact on Students and Education<br />
  2. 2. Why did I choose technology?<br />Technology<br />Internet<br />Social media<br />Web 2.0<br />Impact of all of this on education<br />Technology is itself a topic, but more importantly, is a vehicle for all other topics<br />My rationale, personal impact, and global impact<br />
  3. 3. Web 2.0 in the Classroom<br />Wikis<br />Blogs<br />Social networking<br />USER GENERATED CONTENT<br />
  4. 4. Gatekeepers of Knowledge<br />Ancient<br />Gutenberg<br />Martin Luther / The Reformation<br />Industrial Revolution<br />Technological Revolution<br />Information Revolution / Age<br />Will affect people from all cultures, religions, and languages<br />
  5. 5. Old Information<br />We are in the revolution right now<br />The creation, organization, distribution, and ownership of information itself is changing<br />Aristotle’s Categories<br />Dewey Decimal System<br />Categories, hierarchies, file systems<br />
  6. 6. New Information<br />Web 2.0 Folksonomies – Folk Taxonomies<br />TOP DOWN TO BOTTOM UP CONTROL<br />The people provide new content and organize the content as they see fit<br />Hyperlinks<br />Tagging<br />The “cloud”<br />Collaborative intelligence<br />
  7. 7. Human Brain<br />People refer to it as a folder or a filing cabinet<br />People think it uses a hierarchy to organize information<br />
  8. 8. The Real Human Brain<br />
  9. 9. So we are in a Revolution, now what?<br />We need to understand that our students experience the world and express themselves in complete different ways than many of us are accustomed to<br />A Vision of Students Today<br />A Vision of K-12 Students Today<br />21st Century Pedagogy<br />Social Media Revolution<br />
  10. 10. Native Language of our Students<br />Digital<br />They get their information on screens<br />Technology, social media<br />Text more than they talk, text the person next to them<br />Teachers need to speak in their native technology without using their native language – text, twitter, and blog without talking like a 14 year old<br />
  11. 11. Reactionary Backlash<br />The Atlantic – “Is Google Making us Stupid?”<br />Short answer: No.<br />Over 75% of people believe that the internet will enhance human intelligence – essentially making us smarter (Choney, 2010).<br />Immediate access to unlimited information<br />All information searchable from a variety of angles and keywords – no one entry point<br />Focus shifted from memorization to analysis and creation<br />Isn’t that our focus as educators? And this is a bad thing?<br />
  12. 12. A Common Sense Response<br />3M Corporation's Sandra Kelly illustrates my point: <br />“smart people will use the internet for smart things and stupid people will use the internet for stupid things in the same way that smart people read literature and stupid people read crap fiction” (Choney, 2010).<br />THE INTERNET IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT, JUST LIKE LIFE – THE ONUS IS ON THE USER (AND THE TEACHER!)<br />
  13. 13. The Global Citizen<br />A focus of our SOE<br />A reality on the web<br /><br /><br />Google finalizing technology to enable real-time conversation between people speaking different languages<br />Internet and Web 2.0 will tear down language and cultural barriers, ushering in the global citizen<br />
  14. 14. How can I use this in the classroom?<br /><ul><li>SMART boards
  15. 15. Digital projectors
  16. 16. Digital Cameras
  17. 17. Laptops and tablets
  18. 18. Clickers
  19. 19. Webquests
  20. 20. PowerPoints
  21. 21. Wikis
  22. 22. Blogs</li></li></ul><li>Blogging<br />Web-logging<br />Writing on the internet<br />Journaling<br />Easiest transition for the traditional teacher<br /><br /><br /><br />Commoncraft’s explanation of blogging<br />
  23. 23. Twitter<br /><ul><li>Microblogging – limited to 140 characters
  24. 24. Commoncraft’s explanation of Twitter
  25. 25. Teaches brevity, succinctness, clarity
  26. 26. Tweeting a self-contained story
  27. 27. Each student adding to one story collaboratively
  28. 28. Each student could construct their own story over time
  29. 29. Students could submit observations from an experiment
  30. 30. Students could write summaries and main ideas</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />Put this “fad” into perspective.<br />Facebook users added per day – 750k-1 million<br />Twitter users added per day – 300k<br />Facebook posts/shares per day – 35 million<br />Tweets per day – 50 million<br />There are more tweets now than there are people.<br />What happened during this presentation?<br />10k people joined Facebook and Twitter. There were 430k tweets.<br />
  31. 31. Bibliography<br />Carr, N. (2008). Is Google making us stupid? The Atlantic. Retrieved from<br />Choney, S. (2010). Internet making our brains different, not dumb. Retrieved from<br />Folksonomy. (2010). Retrieved from<br />Internet map. (2010). Retrieved from<br />Kolowich, S. (2010). Should colleges start giving Apple’s iPad to students? USA Today. Retrieved from<br />Rutledge, P. (2009). Talk to teens in their native social tongue: Social media. Psychology Today. Retrieved from<br />Schulten, K. (2010). What would your favorite fictional character tweet? New York Times. Retrieved from<br />Web 2.0. (2010) Retrieved from<br />