Teachers recognize the power and need for SOCIAL LEARNING Students create PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS that support their learning goals
teacher leads students to resources and develops skills to become creators of knowledge students experience a culture of publishing and presenting their learning
-authority of information is constantly challenged -information must be examined for credibility -students understand how to determine the authority and credibility of information
Students are able to choose and develop communication skills that best suit the situation Teacher incorporates all six strands of communication into all classes
Students demonstrate what it means to be a respectful, ethical digital citizen Teachers look for opportunities to explore appropriate social behaviour and connect this to both offline and online environments
Students see themselves as teachers as well as learners Teacher provides students opportunity to teach
“ ..someone told me they didn’t want to learn one more new thing, they didn’t like new things.. “
We may have to Unlearn some things Will Richardson
We need to unlearn the idea that we are the sole content experts in the classroom, because we can now connect our kids to people who know far more than we do about the material we're teaching. http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrick_q/98179665/
We need to unlearn the premise that we know more than our kids, because in many cases, they can now be our teachers as well.
We need to unlearn the idea that learning itself is an event. In this day and age, it is a continual process. http://www.flickr.com/photos/prupert/68375339/
We need to unlearn the strategy that collaborative work inside the classroom is enough and understand that cooperating with students from around the globe can teach relevant and powerful negotiation and team-building skills.
We need to unlearn the idea that every student needs to learn the same content when really what they need to learn is how to self-direct their own learning.
We need to unlearn the notion that our students don't need to see and understand how we ourselves learn.
We need to unlearn our fear of putting ourselves and our students "out there" for we've proven we can do it in safe, relevant and effective ways.
We need to unlearn the practice that teaches all students at the same pace. Is it any wonder why so many of our students love to play online games where they move forward at their own pace?
We need to unlearn the premise that real change can happen just by rethinking what happens inside the school walls and understand that education is now a community undertaking on many different levels
“ If you can’t unlearn, don’t get in the way.” Alan November