This is not your Father\'s Education

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This is not your Father\'s Education

  1. 1. This is not your Father’s EDUCATION Dean Shareski CIPS Conference May 2008 Thank you for the opportunity to speak Dificulty with creating this presentation Goals: Describe some trends Make some connections Raise some questions
  2. 2. Trends
  3. 3. Connections
  4. 4. Questions
  5. 5. Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  6. 6. Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  7. 7. Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  8. 8. Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  9. 9. Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  10. 10. Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  11. 11. Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  12. 12. Who am I? My Name is Dean Shareski Digital Learning Consultant Prairie South School Division Travel throughout our division Hold M.Ed Golf Teach at the University of Regina Family
  13. 13. The New Face of Learning Challenging sometimes to think of technology in this way.
  14. 14. The New Face of Learning Challenging sometimes to think of technology in this way.
  15. 15. “Technology must be like Oxygen” Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible John Seely Brown
  16. 16. quot;Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boringquot; Clay Shirky This is our goal and I’m sure your goal in many ways. To make it “just work” so really interesting things can occur
  17. 17. What are they? Examples What does this mean for you? These are 5 trends I’ve identified Lots of overlap Mashup of various schools of thought
  18. 18. Trend #1 No more Gatekeepers
  19. 19. This was traditionally seen as valuable. It raises this question
  20. 20. This was traditionally seen as valuable. It raises this question
  21. 21. This was traditionally seen as valuable. It raises this question
  22. 22. What do kids need to know when they graduate?
  23. 23. The Pool Guy
  24. 24. Critical and Independent Thinking Matters
  25. 25. Trend #2 Playing with Social Media
  26. 26. 2005 Where it began for me
  27. 27. First blog post
  28. 28. Steady growth of learning and network building
  29. 29. Graphical representation of my network
  30. 30. Students are able to share work with peers/parents
  31. 31. Students are able to share work with peers/parents
  32. 32. Is this significant?
  33. 33. Is this significant?
  34. 34. Robert Scoble Shel Israelson
  35. 35. This is certainly not a traditional idea...neither is this.....
  36. 36. Bob Langert
  37. 37. Transparency Trumps Gloss
  38. 38. Branding Matters Helping students develop positive online identities What happens if I google you?
  39. 39. Trend #3 Connected Classrooms
  40. 40. Challenge of Amalgamation Eliminate Geography
  41. 41. 250KM 200KM Challenge of Amalgamation Eliminate Geography
  42. 42. Professional and internally we use Polycom Videoconferencing. My department saves approx. $10,000 per year.
  43. 43. Student talking to a class in Australia
  44. 44. High School posts their work online for review but also used by other clasrooms
  45. 45. Based on Friedman’s book the World is Flat Classrooms originally from Georgia and Malaysia Actually mentioned in the last revision I was able to make a small contribution to their work
  46. 46. Even from Here Colleague in Northern Manitoba Showing his students that it doesn’t matter where you live
  47. 47. Thin Walls project
  48. 48. Geography Shouldn’t Matter
  49. 49. Trend #4 Leverage Existing Resources
  50. 50. This is what you might find in many schools
  51. 51. Craik School usurped their own policy and began using cellphones intentionally.
  52. 52. Low Cost Computing
  53. 53. Wireless in most buildings and now providing for outside devices
  54. 54. Etiquette Matters It doesn’t mean there aren’t issues but it means we have to discuss them with our students and with our employees. What is appropriate and what isn’t? Band-aid technology solutions are short term.
  55. 55. Trend # 5 Social Learning
  56. 56. When I can get a full high school education online...
  57. 57. , why come to school?
  58. 58. Twitter vs. Google Human aggregator. Best one on the market.
  59. 59. People Trump Bots
  60. 60. What do you think?
  61. 61. Photo Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/322112273/in/set-72057594139269787 http://flickr.com/photos/marketingfacts/95818576/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/166566132/in/set-72057594139269787/ http://flickr.com/photos/gavinbell/2219847139 http://flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/145294032/ http://flickr.com/photos/wallyg/304617094/ http://flickr.com/photos/glassbeednorth/1808183387/ http://flickr.com/photos/maebmij/123180774/ http://flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/143186839/in/photostream/ http://flickr.com/photos/15746369@N07/1695373244/
  62. 62. Dean Shareski • shareski@gmail.com • http://ideasandthoughts.org • http://cips.wikispaces.com

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