Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Will Fundamentally Change Learning

June 30, 2008

Yvonne marie Andres, Global SchoolNet Foundation with Lucie deLaBruere
Google Doc Presentation
Monday Concurrent Session Four

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

Global SchoolNet
-always been about collaborative learning
Message they have been screaming forever
Wisdom of crowds

Online Expedition
–Virtually follow along with explorers

Wikinomics Principles

Openness
–excel in any field
Peering
–create a community with our peers
–No longer is it possible for any individual to learn all they need to survive.
Sharing
–willingness to share
Acting Globally
–phrase has been re

How did this come about:
Technology
–cell phones, even grandparents own these now
–Always connected
–Web 2.0 Tools
Net Generation
–kids who have grown up collaborating
–kids who are texting to others who are not even in the same room
Global Economy

Always connected
–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.

Mindmapping Wikinomics
Rottentomatoes
–collaborative site that rates movies

How Will Wikinomics impact Learning?
Flexbooks
–textbooks outdated by publication
–heavy
–students do not use them
–program is open, collaborative
THIS IS WHAT I LIKE
Co-created content
–music programs
–getting information from others with specialize experience
Virtual Field Trips
Global Competitions
–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
Collaborative Tools
–twitter, twitter, twitter
–twitter literacy, start of a book, student find book
Project Registery
–not fun to do a collaborative project alone
–find a group to collaborate with
Photoshow.com
—similar to PrintShop OLD SCHOOL
–multiple photo sharing tools
Social Bookmarking
–Del.icio.us
–Diigo
USE BOTH OF THESE

Blended Learning
Global Exhibitions

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.

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NECC–Information Literacy

June 30, 2008

Eric LeMoine, Beaverton School District
Monday 830 Concurrent Session

What do you think of this website?

DHMO.org

Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division

Calls for the ban of water because of its high connection to death

Importance of Information Literacy

-Information literacy Defined

-Ability to identify, locate, evaluate information effectively (including presenting it..)

-Searching and critical thinking skills are vitally important

Ban news

-students lacking information literacy skills, especially w/ regard to technology

ETS reports:

35% of students selected correct revision when asked to narrow an overly broad search

Additional data telling us that students might know technology but they are lacking critical thinking skills in a technological environment to:

define

access

manage

evaluate

create

communicate information

Overviewed the difference between Search Engine v. Search Directory

–MANY PEOPLE IN THE ROOM DID NOT INDICATE THEY KNEW THE DIFFERENCE

Advancce seaches and Boolean searches

Evaluating Websites, consider:

Accuracy (verifiable, sources)

Authority (author, url domain)

Objectivity (goal, bias, advertising)

Currentcy (last updated, links current)

Coverage (viewable, fees, special software required)

Information Literacy Skills, part II

Managing Overabundant Information

-Give Students Clear Project Criteria

-PBL needs check-list

-Using Outline Modes, Inspiration/PowerPoint

BASIC MESSAGE IS THE CONTINUED NEED FOR PRACTICING WEBSITE EVALUATION WITH STUDENTS. CANNOT BLAME PREVIOUS TEACHERS, HAVE TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.

URL to Page on NECC Website. From this URL you can locate PPT handout, Two TrackStar website that guide teachers through Information LIteracy process.

http://tiny.cc/LzoFB