Charlie Bit My Finger and Why it Really, Really Matters


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Presentation for the University of Alberta Tech Fair, March 25th, 2011 by Alec Couros and Dean Shareski. Presentation focuses on the way social media and technology are changing the role and function of teachers

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Charlie Bit My Finger and Why it Really, Really Matters

  1. 1. Charlie Bit My Finger And Why It Really, Really Matters Alec Couros University of Alberta and Technology Fair Dean Shareski March 25, 2010
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  3. 3. Alec Couros Dean Shareski @courosa
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  5. 5. “The only problem with Wikipedia is that itonly works in practice. In theory it wouldnever work” Miikos Ryokas
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  8. 8.“If you think our future will require better schools, yourewrong. The future of education calls for entirely newkinds of learning environments.If you think we will need better teachers, youre wrong.Tomorrow’s learnerswill need guides who take onfundamentally different roles.”
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  10. 10. The World as Your Refrigerator
  11. 11. The World as Your Refrigerator comment (1) Reads 4
  12. 12. The World as Your Refrigerator comment (1) Reads 4
  13. 13. Do I have to keep this?
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  15. 15. Athletic Stages
  16. 16. Artistic Stages
  17. 17. Academic stages?
  18. 18. How did you contribute to the learning of others? did you learn from others?
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  20. 20.’s so good about face to face?
  21. 21. Homework at School
  22. 22.’s so good about face to face?
  23. 23. Learning Anytime, Anywhere ...
  24. 24. With Anyone (eg. 1)
  25. 25. With Anyone (eg. 2)
  26. 26. With Anyone (eg. 3)
  27. 27. With Anyone (eg. 4)
  28. 28. With Anyone (eg. 5)
  29. 29. PLN/PLE Personal Learning Network
  30. 30. New Roles
  31. 31. Ze Frank
  32. 32. Ze Frank
  33. 33. Private vs.Public
  34. 34. You are what you share
  35. 35. tches/3500044331
  36. 36. What’s a reflective practitioner?
  37. 37. My blog reminds me that Im boneheaded and tin-eared.My blog represents me not as an edited professionalvoice, but as a human being struggling toexpress ideas, thoughts, reactions, dreams, andgeneral b.s. via a means thatuncompromisingly allows for theimmediate feedback of strangers andfellow wanderers. Shelley Blake-Pollock @teachpaperless
  38. 38. blogging was the cheapest, most risk-Butfree investment I could have made ofmy personal time into my job. You start by writingdown things that are interesting to you, practices you don’t want to forget. And thenyou start trying new things just so you can blog about them later, picking them apart, Periods of stagnancyand dialoging over them with your blogging start to correspond toperiods of stagnancy in your teaching. Youstart to muse on your job when you’re stuck in traffic, in line for groceries, that sort That transformation has beenof thing.nothing but good for me and it all began on a free Blogspotblog. Dan Meyer @ddmeyer
  39. 39. Full Time Crap Detectors
  40. 40. Media Competency
  41. 41. The greatest digital divide is between those who can read and write with media, and those who cant. Elizabeth Dalycc licensed flickr photo by jayRaz: 51
  42. 42. Doing It Well
  43. 43. Doing It Well
  44. 44. Not So Well Cisco just offered mea job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fattypaycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work
  45. 45. Not So Well
  46. 46. Networks of Trust
  47. 47. Beautiful Collaboration
  48. 48. Who Benefits?
  49. 49. Social Glue
  50. 50. Social Glue
  51. 51. Are you a text snob?
  52. 52. The Power of the Pictograph
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  54. 54. Ten years ago, not one student in ahundred, nay, one in a thousand, could haveproduced videos like this. Its a whole newskill, a vital and important skill, and oneutterly necessary not simply from the perspective ofcreating but also of comprehending videocommunication today. Stephen Downes @downes
  55. 55. Consumption CreationReading WritingListening SpeakingViewing Representing
  56. 56. Consumption CreationReading Writing Listening Speaking Viewing Representing
  57. 57. Consumption CreationReading Writing Listening Speaking Viewing Representing
  58. 58. “With a digital projector waiting back in myclassroom, I cant help looking forinteresting, relevant images to put in front ofmy class. A digital projector shrinks the time-gap between my learning moment andtheirs. A digital projector has effectively buriedthe difference between What FascinatesMe and What I Teach.” Dan Meyer Dan Meyer @ddmeyer
  59. 59. “...the professional language of the future” “The greatest digital divide is between those who can read and write with media, and those who cant”
  60. 60. Big Finish
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  62. 62. Thanks