Democratizing Educational Technology

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Presentation slide deck from Emergent Learning 2013, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This talk describes 3 ed-tech tools to help democratize your classroom learning environment: wikis, online polls and social bookmarking.

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Democratizing Educational Technology

  1. 1. EX WHILE WE WAIT ER TO GET STARTED... CIS E VISIT: m.socrative.com GO TO: Room # 85800 Answer the questionnaire to help me get to know you. (any smartphone / tablet should work) #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  2. 2. DEMOCRATIZING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Tools for any teacher, any subject. ARI NAJARIAN @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION If I don’t include this slide, I’m probably going to forget to introduce myself. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION If I don’t include this slide, I’m probably going to forget to introduce myself. If you have a question or a comment, I’ll be monitoring Twitter! #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  5. 5. INTRODUCTION I’ll be posting my slide deck online after the presentation. Look for a link to it on my Twitter stream. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION I’ve provided further reading on most websites and topics I discuss. You can find these links on Delicious: delicious.com / stickbyatlas / emergent2013 #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  7. 7. INTRODUCTION Let’s take a moment to review your questionnaire. I like knowing my audience. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION What exactly do I mean by ‘democratizing’ educational technology? It seems democratic enough already. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  9. 9. INTRODUCTION Traditional instructional design (textbooks, worksheets, summative assessments) The interactions that bring about learning are controlled by the instructor, not the learner. Not democratic. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  10. 10. INTRODUCTION Democratic instructional design (supported by the right ed-tech tools, of course.) The interactions that bring about learning are controlled by the learners, not the instructor. Democratic! #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  11. 11. INTRODUCTION Basically, democratic instructional design means getting out of the way of your students’ learning interactions. You’re not special. They are! #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  12. 12. INTRODUCTION Some examples of democratic ed-tech in action: MOOCs #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  13. 13. INTRODUCTION Some examples of democratic ed-tech in action: The Flipped Classroom #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  14. 14. INTRODUCTION #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  15. 15. INTRODUCTION Some examples of democratic ed-tech in action: PLNs Personal Learning Networks #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  16. 16. INTRODUCTION So, let’s get on with it. What are these democratic ed-tech tools you promised to talk about, and how might I use them in my classroom? #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  17. 17. Wikis Old-school democratic ed-tech. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  18. 18. Wikis Collaborative tool that allows multiple people to create, edit, hyperlink and organize pages of information, track changes, and leave comments. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  19. 19. Wikis Recommended platform: wikispaces.com Free for educational use. Built for teachers. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  20. 20. Wikis Story time. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  21. 21. Wikis DEMO TIME! #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  22. 22. Wikis Some examples uses for various grades & subjects. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  23. 23. Wikis Some deployment considerations & guidelines. • account creation • security & privacy #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  24. 24. Wikis But, is it democratic? #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  25. 25. Online polls Real data from real people. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  26. 26. Online polls Allows individuals to create standardized questionnaires, and solicit reponses from an authentic audience of their peers, or community at large. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  27. 27. Online polls Recommended platform: Google Forms (part of Google Docs) Integrates with Google Apps. Free service, easy to use. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  28. 28. Online polls Story time. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  29. 29. Online polls DEMO TIME! #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  30. 30. Online polls Some examples uses for various grades & subjects. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  31. 31. Online polls Some deployment considerations & guidelines. • account creation • security & privacy • loopholes for subversives #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  32. 32. Online polls But, is it democratic? #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  33. 33. Social Bookmarking Share resources & insights. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  34. 34. Social bookmarking Allows individuals to save and tag links to useful sites, along with highlighted passages, comments and annotations. These can then be shared in groups, and viewed by peers. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  35. 35. Social bookmarking Recommended platform: Diigo Free for education. Built to facilitate use in schools. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  36. 36. Social bookmarking Story time. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  37. 37. Social bookmarking DEMO TIME! #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  38. 38. Social bookmarking Some examples uses for various grades & subjects. #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  39. 39. Social bookmarking Some deployment considerations & guidelines. • account creation • security & privacy • loopholes for subversives #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  40. 40. Social bookmarking But, is it democratic? #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  41. 41. In conclusion... #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13
  42. 42. Final questions? #emergent2013 / @stickbyatlasThursday, 18 April, 13

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