The Internet allows individuals and groups to communicate and collaborate in ways never before possible. Students are coming to school as experienced Internet users, communicators, and publishers, many being a lot more tech-savvy than their teachers and parents. You will learn about todays students and todays technologies; ways to develop and participate in educational learning networks; and methods for creating meaningful educational experiences through tools such as Wikis, blogs, and social networking and media sites.
1. Engaging Digital Natives with Web 2.0 Tools Elizabeth Wolzak Nadyne Hick
Teaching and learning today
Blooms Digital Taxonomy
Web 2.0 tools and Blooms
You and Web 2.0
Meaningful learning experiences
3. Who are todays students?
A Vision of Students Today
Wesch. M. (2007). A Vision of Students Today. [Video clip] Mediated Cultures . Retrieved February 1, 2010 from http://mediatedcultures.net/mediatedculture.htm
4. Describe your students
5. Profile of our students today
Searchers for relevancy
Display an interactive approach to work
6. Web 2.0
"Web 2.0 is an invented term, coined in 2004 It encompasses the growing collection of new and emerging Web-based tools. Many are similar in function to desktop applications, with people using their browsers for access rather than installing the software on computers. Many tools are free and available to all, a change from applications that are purchased or licensed annually. Others are social in nature and promote self-expression, such as the community networks, blogs, wikis, and photo and video sharing sites."
Solomon, G., & Schrum L. (2007). Web 2.0 - New tools, new schools . Washington, DC: International Society for Technology in Education, 13.
7. Literacy 2.0
Literacy 2.0 necessarily involves extensive participation, collaboration, and the distribution of expertise and "intelligence," along with widely dispersed access to human and informational resources.
Knobel, C., & Wilber, D. (2009, March). Who are today's learners. Educational Leadership , 66(6), 20-24.
8. Are we doing it?
What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your schools curriculum and the program you use are preparing students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them from today?
Jacobs, H. (2010). Curriculum 21: essential education for a changing world . Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1.
9. Revised Blooms' Taxonomy Churches, A. (2008, April). Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally. TECH & Learning. Retrieved March 2, 2010 from http://www.techlearning.com/article/8670
16. Churches, A. (2008, April). Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally. TECH & Learning. Retrieved March 2, 2010 from http://www.techlearning.com/article/8670
17. Becoming Web 2.0
These Web 2.0 tools social bookmarking, video sharing, social networking, wikis, all the things that let people create and share knowledge- are really very powerful for professional development because they reinforce the message that we want professional development to be an experience where everybody learns from everybody else .
Crow, T. (2010, February). Learning, no matter where you are. JSD, 31 (1), 14.
18. Becoming Web 2.0
The Educators PLN
PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection
Web 2.0 tools
19. How to develop meaningful learning experiences?