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From Knowledgeable To Knowledge-Able

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Class teachers need to ask themselves whether they will use Information and Communications Technology to make themselves more knowledgeable or their students more knowledge-able

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From Knowledgeable To Knowledge-Able

  1. 1. From knowledgeable to knowledge-able<br />What role will Information and Communication Technologies play in the classroom?Presented by Derek Moore<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />What do we know?<br />What do we think we know?<br />What are the implications of this knowing for our practice?<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  3. 3. Happy 20th Birthday<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/frozen-in-time/2263904827/sizes/l/<br />
  4. 4. Meet the first web – it’s nearly 20 years old<br />http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  5. 5. What do we know?<br />Discuss with a partner - If you were unable to use the web to connect. – what way would your life be different?<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
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  7. 7. Horizon Report<br />
  8. 8. Open Content<br />
  9. 9. Mobile Computing<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  10. 10. Information Age<br />Data rich, digital and networked technologies are changing the way we produce, consume, communicate and think.<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  11. 11. Generation M2<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  12. 12. Children are spending more time behind a screen<br />Info Graphic: New York Times<br />See GENERATION M2<br />Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds<br />
  13. 13. Telephone 89 years Television 38 years<br />Cell phone 14 years<br />iPod 7 years<br />Facebook 5 years<br />“Culture is becoming encoded in digital form”<br />Living within a Knowledge society<br />How long does it take to reach 150 million users? <br />http://money.cnn.com/2009/02/16/technology/hempel_facebook.fortune/index.htm<br />
  14. 14. Facebook in ZA<br />“Where their parents see the Internet as a source for gathering information…<br /> …the Net Generation sees the Internet as a place for gathering.”<br />
  15. 15. What we think we know<br />Discuss – Is this constant access to data and information reformatting our brains? <br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4285762190/in/pool-858082@N25<br />
  17. 17. Externalising our Knowledge?<br />http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google<br />
  18. 18. Making us more Knowledgeable? <br />
  19. 19. Digital Natives / Digital Immigrants<br />Is there is a difference between those born before the home PC was introduced and those who do not know of a life without screen media?<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  20. 20. Marc Perensky<br />Digital Natives<br />Used to receiving information fast<br />Like to parallel process and multi task<br />Visually orientated<br />Prefer random access to linear<br />Instant gratification<br />Ubiquitous access to communications technologies<br />http://www.twitchspeed.com/site/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.htm<br />
  21. 21. Digital Natives<br />Multiple TV channels<br />Never owned a record player, tape recorder<br />Grown up with computers<br />Food gets defrosted in the microwave<br />The internet has always been available<br />They e-mail, SMS, Instant Message or Skype their friends<br />Cell Phones contain important memories<br />Engage in virtual worlds <br />Listen to music on Digital Music Players (and don’t buy CDs)<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  22. 22. Just a metaphor<br />Not all youth are born digital<br />Generational profiling excludes those who are not socially or financially privileged <br />Generational differences do exist – but they are not that simplistic<br />Youth that immersed in technology might master to the tools quicker. But mastery is not necessarily linked to age (look at the masters of digital technology in silicon valley)<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  23. 23. What are the implications of this knowing for your teaching?<br />Discuss – How will ICT affect your classroom teaching? <br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  24. 24. Transmission vs Discourse<br />Transmission<br />Teachers as experts<br />Textbooks source <br />Think - Do - Think<br />Discourse<br />Teachers as Coach<br />Websites are HUBs<br />Do - Think – Do <br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  25. 25. Technological determinism<br />“..Emerging information technologies revolutionize education and improve it dramatically...”<br />technology is always a product of society, and therefore technology is never autonomous<br />Joseph Goguen<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  26. 26. Educational Experience<br />Teacher <br />Presence<br />Social <br />Presence<br />Cognitive Presence<br />
  27. 27. Traditional Teaching…<br /> In a world where any knowledge is at your finger tips, is multiple choice really the way to be teaching kids about how to search and how to evaluate what you find?<br />Cathy Davidson<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  28. 28. Lets rephrase the question<br />What way has Information and Communication Technologies transformed your life, your thinking and your classroom?<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  29. 29. More knowledgeable <br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  30. 30. More knowledge - able <br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  31. 31. Personal Learning Network<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />
  32. 32. Credits<br />Frand, J. (2000) The Information Age Mindset http://educause.edu/apps/er/erm00/articles005/erm0051.pdf<br />Generation M2 (2010) http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/mh012010presentL.pdf<br />Horizon Report (2010) http://www.nmc.org/publications/2010-horizon-report<br />LewanT, (2010) New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/education/20wired.html<br />Creative Commons Share Alike<br />

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