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Wednesday, June 27

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    First Grade Beach Trip (VoiceThread)
    Flat Classrooms Wiki
    Parents
    So what are the challenges, and how do we overcome them? What are the "Yeah, buts"?
    "We don't have the technology." Talk about and model the uses of these technologies in your own practice as much as you can. Start a conversation about the ways in which you can bring free and open hardware and software to your schools.
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    First Grade Beach Trip (VoiceThread)
    Flat Classrooms Wiki
    So what are the challenges, and how do we overcome them? What are the "Yeah, buts"?
    "We don't have the technology." Talk about and model the uses of these technologies in your own practice as much as you can. Start a conversation about the ways in which you can bring free and open hardware and software to your schools.
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    "I have to make sure my kids do well on the test." Make the case that this is not either/or, that the ends can be met through these means and at the same time, the "standards" can be met.
    "I don't have the time." At the end of the day, as an educator, you don't have much choice. You need to make the time, You need to understand these changes for yourselves.
    "I'm scared." You should be. On some level we all are.
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    Self-selectors in terms of building their own personal, perpetual learning networks
    Who are my teachers?
    Who or what defines an "expert"?
    Who can I trust?
    How do I build a learning network? (delicious network explorer)
    What does community mean?
    Are we teaching them to measure authority in new ways, to find other learning opportunities, to build personal learning networks?
    Self-editors
    More of what we consume has no traditional editor
    Martin Luther King.org
    Understanding the network as an editor

    Cult of the Amateur
    Are we helping them understand editing as a natural part of their interaction with information?
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    Folksonomies
    Tagging and RSS
    Google Reader
    Are we modeling ways to make sense of information, to archive it and recall it?
    Self-reflectors
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    Wikipedia--Tucker
    Do they understand the ethics of publishing online?
    Self-distributors
    Lulu

    Self-regulators
    Are we modeling balance?
    Are we providing strategies for making best use of online time?
    Self-protectors
    The nature of privacy is changing
    "Most Teens 'Not Bothered' by Cyberbullying" Totally Wired"
    So how can we begin to bring these changes and literacies to our students?
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    The US Dept. of Education estimates that by the time they reach 38, our kids will have changed jobs over a dozen times. Source
    Who will teach them?
    Content is constantly changing
    350,000 changes to Wikipedia a day
    What is true today may not be true tomorrow

    Are we teaching them to be lifelong, continual learners?
    Self-starters
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    "This is a world where if you are not doing it, someone else will." --Friedman
    The Sam Jackson College Experience
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    own learning? They(They can, you know.know.)
    Self-selectors in terms of building their own personal, perpetual learning networks
    Who are my teachers?
    Who can I trust?
    What does community mean?
    Social networking
    Business Week survey

    Are we teaching them to measure authority in new ways, to find other learning opportunities, to build personal learning networks?
    Self-editors
    More of what we consume has no traditional editor
    Cult of the Amateur
    Are we helping them understand editing as a natural part of their interaction with information?
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    Description: As educators we are facing the increasingly complex reality of a world where knowledge is abundant, where collaboration is the norm, and where students can begin to build networks and communities far beyond our classroom walls. Yet, our teaching and learning spaces are still defined by the traditional ideas that knowledge is scarce and that learning is situated by time and place. That traditional classroom concept must change if we want to remain relevant to our students lives and prepare them for their futures.
    This presentation will identify the important, disruptive shifts that are taking place, identify the major obstacles and roadblocks that are being put up in an attempt to contain these changes, give examples of how educators around the world are responding to them, and lay out a path for educators to re-envision what they do in their own classrooms.
    What Homework Looks Like Today
    Content based
    The Friday Folder
    Dependent learners
    Externally assessed
    The Business World Today--Internally, IBM has 26,000 internal bloggers, 20,000 wikis with 100,000 users, and a social network that is used by over 400,000 full and part time employees. They own 50 islands in Second Life. (Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2007, as summarized here.)

    The Trends are Clear:
    Networked--learning and connecting in virtual, passion-based spaces
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    Open--More and more of what we create we share openly, and more of the tools will be open source.
    Creativecommons.org
    The Changes are Significant
    Content is no longer scarce: MIT OpenCourseWare
    Content is constantly changing: Wikipedia
    Our kids understand social technologies more than we do. Business Week Chart
    Technology is rapidly evolving Multitouch Computers

    These are hugely challenging times.
    What homework and classrooms look like today:
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    Open--More and more of what we create we share openly, and more of the tools will be open source.
    Creativecommons.org
    These are hugely challenging times.
    What homework and classrooms look like today:
    Four walls
    Content based
    The Friday Folder
    Dependent learners
    Externally assessed
    Un-collaborative
    The Business World Today--Internally, IBM has 26,000 internal bloggers, 20,000 wikis with 100,000 users, and a social network that is used by over 400,000 full and part time employees. They own 50 islands in Second Life. (Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2007, as summarized here.)

    The Question: Are our classrooms and our practices preparing kids for the world that they will be facing when they begin their life's work?
    The "literacies" that they will require are much more complex.
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    International Space Station 07
    First Grade Beach Trip (VoiceThread)
    So what are the challenges, and how do we overcome them? What are the "Yeah, buts"?
    "We don't have the technology." Talk about and model the uses of these technologies in your own practice as much as you can. Start a conversation about the ways in which you can bring free and open hardware and software to your schools.
    "My supervisor (principal, superintendent, etc.) won't let me do this." Be a beacon for these changes in your own practice, ask for small opportunities to implement.
    "My parents don't want their kids 'out there.'" Teach them why it's important for their students to be using these tools, that they are using them already, that they are not going away, and that they need to understand how to use them safely, effectively and ethically.
    "I have to make sure my kids do well on the test." Make the case that this is not either/or, that the ends can be met through these means and at the same time, the "standards" can be met.
    "I don't have the time." At the end of the day, as an educator, you don't have much choice. You need to make the time, You need to understand these changes for yourselves.

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    The Question: Are our classrooms and our practices preparing kids for the world that they will be facing when they begin their life's work?
    The "literacies" that they will require are much more complex.
    Our{http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1300/634302648_b1663f1a60_m.jpg} Our students are
    Self-learners
    The US Dept. of Education estimates that by the time they reach 38, our kids will have changed jobs over a dozen times. Source
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    Self-starters
    Passion-based learning
    "If"This is a world where if you are
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    else will." --Friedman
    The Sam Jackson College Experience
    Are we teaching them to generate their own projects, to take control of their own learning? They can, you know.
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    How must our homework change?
    Students need to be participants, creating real work for real purposes for real audiences, even at the youngest levels.
    As Marco Torres says, we need our kids' work to "have wings"
    Those Awesome and Amazing Ants
    International Space Station 07
    First Grade Beach Trip (VoiceThread)

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Tuesday, June 26

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    "Most Teens 'Not Bothered' by Cyberbullying" Totally Wired"
    So how can we begin to bring these changes and literacies to our students?
    ModelingHow must our own uses ofhomework change?
    Students need to be participants, creating real work for real purposes for real audiences, even at
    the tools.youngest levels.
    Those Awesome and Amazing Ants
    International Space Station 07
    First Grade Beach Trip (VoiceThread)

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Monday, June 25

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    350,000 changes to Wikipedia a day
    What is true today may not be true tomorrow
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    to be lifelonglifelong, continual learners?
    Self-starters
    Passion-based learning
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    Are we teaching them to measure authority in new ways, to find other learning opportunities, to build personal learning networks?
    Self-editors
    Wikipedia--Tucker
    Cult of the Amateur
    Are we helping them understand editing as a natural part of their interaction with information?
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    Self-publishers
    Can they use the tools?
    Wikipedia--Tucker
    Do they understand the ethics of publishing online?
    Self-distributors
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    "Most Teens 'Not Bothered' by Cyberbullying" Totally Wired"
    So how can we begin to bring these changes and literacies to our students?
    Modeling our own uses of the tools.
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    2:51 pm
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    Description: As educators we are facing the increasingly complex reality of a world where knowledge is abundant, where collaboration is the norm, and where students can begin to build networks and communities far beyond our classroom walls. Yet, our teaching and learning spaces are still defined by the traditional ideas that knowledge is scarce and that learning is situated by time and place. That traditional classroom concept must change if we want to remain relevant to our students lives and prepare them for their futures.
    This presentation will identify the important, disruptive shifts that are taking place, identify the major obstacles and roadblocks that are being put up in an attempt to contain these changes, give examples of how educators around the world are responding to them, and lay out a path for educators to re-envision what they do in their own classrooms.
    HomeworkWhat Homework Looks Like Today
    Content based

    The Friday Folder
    Dependent learners
    Externally assessed
    The Business World Today--Internally, IBM has 26,000 internal bloggers, 20,000 wikis with 100,000 users, and a social network that is used by over 400,000 full and part time employees. They own 50 islands in Second Life. (Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2007, as summarized here.)
    The Trends are Clear:
    Networked--learning and connecting in virtual, passion-based spaces
    Taking IT Global

    Hyperconnected--their lives will be lived in a world where connections are ubiquitous
    Hypertransparent--their lives will be lived for everyone else to see
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    Passion-based learning
    "If you are not doing it, someone else will."
    AreThe Sam Jackson College Experience
    Are
    we teaching
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    own projects, to take control of their own learning? They can, you know.
    Self-selectors
    Who are my teachers?
    Who can I trust?
    What does community mean?
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    2:21 pm

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