1994 Cisco, IBM Came to Global SchoolNet to create Cyber Fair
Student collaboration and publish on-line project
Peer review of content produced by students
Few programs having student evaluate digital media
–key to learning, students understand the effectiveness of project
-always been about collaborative learning
Message they have been screaming forever
Wisdom of crowds
–Virtually follow along with explorers
–excel in any field
–create a community with our peers
–No longer is it possible for any individual to learn all they need to survive.
–willingness to share
–phrase has been re
How did this come about:
–cell phones, even grandparents own these now
–Web 2.0 Tools
–kids who have grown up collaborating
–kids who are texting to others who are not even in the same room
–Web, iPod, Tvio, PDA ,GS, Cell phone, Wireless
–first it was nice, now we are annoyed when something is now availble on demand
Net Gen Ethics
Reality is that students are using collaborative tool at home with a lack of education on collaborative skills.
Schools block things because of fear.
SCHOOLS FEEL THAT IF YOU STICK YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND THEN IT DOES NOT HAPPEN AND IT IS NOT OUR PROBLEM
World is Flat
If you are not giving your students these skills they are lacking and behind.
Students should participate in a collaborative global environment in every grade level.
–collaborative site that rates movies
How Will Wikinomics impact Learning?
–textbooks outdated by publication
–students do not use them
–program is open, collaborative
THIS IS WHAT I LIKE
–getting information from others with specialize experience
Virtual Field Trips
–more winners of these competitions from outside the US
–not done enough within the US
–critical thinking trying to evaluate how other schools beat them
–twitter, twitter, twitter
–twitter literacy, start of a book, student find book
–not fun to do a collaborative project alone
–find a group to collaborate with
—similar to PrintShop OLD SCHOOL
–multiple photo sharing tools
USE BOTH OF THESE
My wife also attended this session and probably did a better job at taking notes than I did.
Session also reportedly podcast and should be available.