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Creating Community: An Exhibition Experience

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Presented at the Learning 2.0 conference in Shanghai, China on September 15, 2007.

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Creating Community: An Exhibition Experience

  1. 1. C reating C ommunity : An Exhibition Experience Tod Baker International School of Tianjin
  2. 2. Exhibition <ul><li>Culminating experience </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry based </li></ul><ul><li>Energy resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teachers <ul><li>Facilitate </li></ul><ul><li>Provide </li></ul><ul><li>Guide </li></ul>
  4. 4. Students <ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Community <ul><li>C ommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Pull system </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reason <ul><li>Contributors (Hinchcliffe) </li></ul><ul><li>Online learners (NSBA) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital natives </li></ul><ul><li>(Prensky 2001) </li></ul>
  7. 7. del.icio.us
  8. 8. Flickr
  9. 9. YouTube
  10. 10. Edublogs
  11. 11. wikispaces
  12. 12. Twitter
  13. 13. Basecamp
  14. 14. Tools <ul><li>Enablers </li></ul><ul><li>Liberation of information </li></ul><ul><li>Induce behavior </li></ul>
  15. 15. Teaching <ul><li>Student -centered </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry based </li></ul>
  16. 16. Learning <ul><li>Selecting </li></ul><ul><li>Asking </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing </li></ul>
  17. 17. Success Factors <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>C ommunicate </li></ul>
  18. 18. Today <ul><li>Network (Ning, Skype, Podcasting, RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul>
  19. 19. Issues <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing </li></ul>
  20. 20. References <ul><li>Hinchcliffe, Dion. Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 blog . Retrieved 08 Sep. 07 http://web2.socialcomputingmagazine.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Learning 2.0.&quot; Wikipedia . Wikipedia, 2007. Answers.com 09 Sep. 2007. http://www.answers.com/topic/learning-2-0 </li></ul><ul><li>National School Board Association. (2007). Creating & connecting//Research and guidelines on online social – and educational – networking . Retrieved 14 Sep. 07 http://www.nsba.org/site/docs/41400/41340.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Presky, M. (2001). Digital native, digital immigrants . Retrieved 14 Sep. 2007. http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf </li></ul>
  21. 21. Initial reactions about the Grade 5 Exhibition — Different Energies, Many Communities—OUR CHOICE! <ul><li>“ Highly commendable!!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is an event that celebrates the process of student learning occurring.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Awesome!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The exhibit displays a wide variety of methods used in accessing, acquiring, and presenting information.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The product outcomes display a rich variety of presentations such as pamphlets, touch table, skits, puppet shows, blogs, movie, journals, books, displays to name a few.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ During my exhibit tour the students each showed an </li></ul><ul><li>incredible eagerness and energy to explain their station.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fantastic!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was impressed with the level of understandings.” </li></ul>

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