At present many of our students, parents, community members, etc. are connected via any number of devices and do communicate digitally. As this trend grows, there will be a need to “connect” to the stakeholders of your school and district. The change in education is happening but many teachers, administrators and board members see the “lawsuit” waiting to happen rather than the positive aspects of being connected to the students, parents and the community at large.
Today we will be exploring how several districts are connecting to their communities to disseminate information about their schools, their teachers, etc. Being connected will include Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, Vodcasting, Podcasting BackChanneling, Google Hangout, Skype, social bookmarking, video streaming, professional development, globalization, etc. and how these can be used in the classroom, school or district.
Experience with 2 year old niece calling me on Skype on 1/21/13.
Pew Internet surveys since 2005 have consistently found that:Roughly 1 in 10 online adults maintain a personal online journal or blog. 72% of online 18-29 year olds use social networking websites, nearly identical to the rate among teensBy comparison only 39% of internet users ages 30 and older use these sites.52% who use social networking sites say they have two or more different profiles.That is up from 42% who had multiple profiles in May 2008. Among adults profile owners: 73% have a profile on Facebook 48% have a profile on MySpace 14% have a LinkedIn profile.
Community Communication- Township, Borough – services for Police, Fire, etc. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Nixle.com – texting for townships, police/fire departments, etc., Tumblr. Experience during Hurricane Sandy, District Websites, School TV channels, School Administrator Twitter accounts on the opening of schools or where to report, School Administrator Facebook pages for same information, etc. Positive message about your school/district.
The devices that we use to make connections, the access via wifi, 3G, 4G, hard wiring. Internet service providers. The mobility of our connections and ubiquitous technology. Usability and assistive technology for everyone. 1 to 1 in education, BYOD in education and in business. Anytime, Anywhere learning for administrators, teachers, students, parents, etc.
The Internet has delivered an explosion of learning opportunities for today’s students, creating an abundance of information, knowledge, and teachers as well as a starkly different landscape from the one in which our ideas about school were born. Traditional educators, classrooms, and brick-and-mortar schools are no longer necessary to access information. Instead, things like blogs and wikis, as well as remote collaborations and an emphasis on critical thinking skills are the coins of the realm in this new kingdom”.
Same as previous slide on connectivity.
Online courses that can be taken at no cost to the student completely online. My personal experience. Rutgers in talks with canvas.net to being MOOC from the Camden campus.
Using Twitter; You can develop a twitter account and luUsing Twitter: Can setup a twitter account and begin lurking. Lurking is the spying on people online. Then can begin to participate in Twitter chat usually at night or over the weekends. The hashtag symbol # is a metadata tag for microbloggling and social media. Recommendations include #satchat, #edchat, #21stchat, #suptchat, #ptchat.
New Milford High School, NJ. Chester School District, NJ. Morris School District, NJ. Princeton Public School, NJ. Joplin School District, MO. School District of Philadelphia, Pa. Sayreville Schools does not have Facebook page.
Patrick Larkin-High School, Burlington, Ma. Scott Rocco, NJ Michael Smith-High Principal, Poker Principal-Ed Aguiles, this is the place to get you positive message out about your school, teachers and students. Also, can be used to explain new initiatives for the school/district, or for professional commentary, etc.
In Google + can create circles, communities, Hangout - Video chat with up to nine people at once, face-to-face-to-face.
Delicious,Diig, Reddit, Pinrest – these bookmarks are collaborative and are contributed by those you follow for your PLN. Or can share your bookmarks with others in your PLN or selective persons.
How then do we teach Generation C? Floating University Youtube
VIDEO: A vision of seamless connectivity in the future.For communications; professional development PLN including extension of education, blended/virtual learning, MOOC (massive open online courses), online degrees and courses; resources for planning, implementation, research data; development of curricula, instruction, evaluation; global connections to other cultures, subject matter experts, innovation, creativity, etc.
Connected educator leading a connected generation
NJASA Techspo 2013 Twitter Hashtag #Techspo Connected Educators leading the Connected GenerationPresented by:Edward Aguiles- Director of Curriculum/InstructionSandra Paul-Director of TechnologySayreville Public Schools, NJ
Agenda How is the present generation connected? What does it mean to be a Connected Educator? Why is it necessary to be a Connected Educator? How is your community connected? How do you become a Connected Educator?
By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion ofcollege graduates in the world.”—President Barack Obama, Address to Congress, February 24, 2009
What does it mean to be a Connected Educator?Image credit: http://mswaughsclass.blogspot.com/2011/04/21st-century-classroom.html
A Connected Educator is: A connected learner Knowledgeable about Web 2.0 Willing to Join a Social Media Network Willing to become a blogger Reflective and reaches out
The National Education Technology Plan,Transforming American Education: LearningPowered by Technology, calls for applying the advancedtechnologies used in our daily personal andprofessional lives to our entire educationsystem to improve student learning,accelerate and scale up the adoption ofeffective practices, and use data andinformation for continuous improvement.
It presents five goals withrecommendations for states, districts,the federal government, and otherstakeholders.
Each goal addresses one of the fiveessential components of learningpowered by technology: Learning – Assessment – Teaching – Infrastructure – Productivity –
LearningThe model of 21st century learning described in this plancalls for engaging and empowering learning experiences forall learners. The model asks that we focus what and how weteach to match what people need to know, how they learn,where and when they will learn, and who needs to learn. Itbrings state-of-the art technology into learning toenable, motivate, and inspire all students, regardlessof background, languages, or disabilities, to achieve. Itleverages the power of technology to providepersonalized learning instead of a one-size-fits-allcurriculum, pace of teaching, and instructionalpractices.
AssessmentThe model of 21st century learning requires new andbetter ways to measure what matters, diagnosestrengths and weaknesses in the course of learningwhen there is still time to improve student performance,and involve multiple stakeholders in the process ofdesigning, conducting, and using assessment. In all theseactivities, technology-based assessments can providedata to drive decisions on the basis of what is bestfor each and every student and that in aggregatewill lead to continuous improvement across ourentire education system.
TeachingJust as leveraging technology can help us improvelearning and assessment, the model of 21stcentury learning calls for using technology to helpbuild the capacity of educators by enabling a shiftto a model of connected teaching. In such ateaching model, teams of connected educatorsreplace solo practitioners and classrooms arefully connected to provide educators with 24/7access to data and analytic tools as well as toresources that help them act on the insights thedata provide.
InfrastructureAn essential component of the 21st century learningmodel is a comprehensive infrastructure for learning thatprovides every student, educator, and level of oureducation system with the resources they need whenand where they are needed. The underlying principleis that infrastructure includes people, processes,learning resources, policies, and sustainablemodels for continuous improvement in additionto broadband connectivity, servers, software,management systems, and administration tools.Building this infrastructure is a far-reaching project thatwill demand concerted and coordinated effort.
ProductivityTo achieve our goal of transforming American education, wemust rethink basic assumptions and redesign our educationsystem. We must apply technology to implement personalizedlearning and ensure that students are making appropriateprogress through our K-16 system so they graduate. Theseand other initiatives require investment, but tight economictimes and basic fiscal responsibility demand that we getmore out of each dollar we spend. We must leveragetechnology to plan, manage, monitor, and report spending toprovide decision-makers with a reliable, accurate, andcomplete view of the financial performance of our educationsystem at all levels. Such visibility is essential to meeting ourgoals for educational attainment within the budgets we canafford.
Pew Internet surveys since 2005have consistently found that: Roughly 1 in 10 online adults maintain a personal online journal or blog. 72% of online 18-29 year olds use social networking websites, nearly identical to the rate among teens By comparison only 39% of internet users ages 30 and older use these sites.
Social Capital Adults are increasingly fragmenting their social networking experience. 52% who use social networking sites say they have two or more different profiles. That is up from 42% who had multiple profiles in May 2008. Among adults profile owners: ◦ 73% have a profile on Facebook ◦ 48% have a profile on MySpace ◦ 14% have a LinkedIn profile.
Cellphones Have Changed theConnectivity LandscapeCell phone ownership is nearly universalamong teens and young adults, 75% of teens own cell phones 58% of 12-year olds now own a cell phone, up from just 18% of such teens as recently as 2004. 93% of adults ages 18-29 own a cell phone
Who’s Online? 93% of teens ages 12-17 93% of young adults ages 18-29. 74% of all adults ages 18 and older go online. 55% of 18-29 year olds have accessed the internet wirelessly on a laptop or on a cell phone 28% of 18-29 year-olds have accessed the internet wirelessly on another device such as an e-book reader or gaming device
Why? Communications Professional Development PLN including extension of education, Blended/Virtual learning MOOC (massive open online courses), online degrees and courses Resources for planning, implementation, research data Development of curricula, instruction, evaluation; Global connections to other cultures, subject matter experts, Innovation, Creativity
Resources Getting Started with Web 2.0 Getting Started with Social Bookmarking Introduction to Social Media in Education What is a MOOC? How to Start a Blog? –A Complete Guide to Setting up a Blog PLN for Educators NETS – A National Education Technology Standards for Administrators Pintrest Delicious
Resources Evolving Education – Scott Rocco Learning in Burlington – Patrick Larkin Poker Principal – Edward Aguiles Principal’s Page, the blog - Michael Smith