...and edu big picture SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM Numbers are impressive (even in France)
http://vimeo.com/48938142 Social media landscape in 2012 1. Your mobile device will become your office, your classroom, and your concierge.
2. Web commuters will force corporate offices to reinvent themselves.
3. Job requirements for CEOs will include blogging.
4. Social media literacy will be required for all employees.
5. The lines among marketing, communications and learning will blur.
http://www.jarche.com/2011/02/2020-workplace/ By 2020, organizations and workplace WILL be different... Are today's students ready? "The biggest challenge is our mindset about what makes good education and the seductive power of the traditional paradigm." (Yong Zhao) So... where do we go from here?
Or rather... how do we get there? Web tools used for this keynote were selected to have the participant ponder innovative ways they could integrate them for teaching and learning. WARNING - The following presentation contains reflexions 100% triggered by my use of social media and may be contagious.
Pedagogical awareness is advised. Poll time : http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTEyODMwNzU5MjE Please feed the birds (#CASLT2012) Mobile devices in THIS class are allowed and encouraged! Social media landscape
Future of workplace
'Learners' VS 'learned'
Unlearning/relearning ideas for educators
Technology as leveraging and empowerment
Tips and 'how to's'
Kids and their megaphones to the world
But what about distraction?
Some words of wisdom
What do you think? (Forum) But in the end, it's about human interactions...
http://mentionmapp.com/beta/classic/index.php#user-zecool 10 future work skills (Apollo Research Institute)
Cognitive Load Management, Computational Thinking,
Cross-Cultural Competency, Design Mindset, New Media Literacy,
Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Sense-Making,
Social Intelligence, Transdisciplinarity, Virtual Collaboration
http://apolloresearchinstitute.com/glimpse-future-work "In times of great change, LEARNERS will inherit the Earth, while the LEARNED will be beautifully equipped for a world that no longer exists."
-- Eric Hoffer, philosopher
(via "Why Schools?" by Will Richardson) Michael Fullan (Stratosphere, p. 36):
"Despite the astounding and abounding creativity and ubiquity of technology in the world at large, it is barely showing up at schools." Nellie Mae Education Foundation Report (2011)
8% of teachers fully integrate tech into the classroom.
43% of students feel unprepared to use tech for higher edu or work life
Only 23% of teachers feel that they could integrate tech in the classroom.
Organized support for the use of tech in schools is badly underdeveloped.*
Media Awareness Network of Canada (2012) : Students are "not so savvy surfers". Will Richardson (2012) suggests five ways:
1. Share everything (or at least something)
2. Discover, don't deliver, the curriculum
3. Talk to strangers
4. Be a master learner
5. Do real work for real audiences "Teachers need to be great at ASKING QUESTIONS and astute at MANAGING THE DIFFERENT PATHS TO LEARNING that each child creates."
(Will Richardson, "Why schools?") But wait! What do the kids think?
Are kids really motivated by technology? "What students are really motivated by are opportunities to be social — to interact around challenging concepts in powerful conversations with their peers. They are motivated by issues connected to fairness and justice. They are motivated by the important people in their lives, by the opportunity to wrestle with the big ideas rolling around in their minds, and by the often-troubling changes they see happening in the world around them."
(Bill Ferriter, http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/08/17/are-kids-really-motivated-technology/ « Apprendre, c'est d'abord prendre la décision d'apprendre » (Gilles Jobin) Ah-hah! The social media connexion (...finally) The four facets of a PLN and some tools that can be used:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/catspyjamasnz/7089515065/lightbox/ "It's a matter of understanding the PLN (personal learning network), then it's a matter of understanding the tools, and then it's a matter of making it work for you."
http://www.centerdigitaled.com/training/Why-Educators-Should-Spend-Time-Daily-on-Social-Media.html The 'why's' and the 'how's' http://georgecouros.ca/blog/social-media-for-administrators For Audrey Watters, Twitter is changing education in 5 ways:
1. BRINGS THE WORLD INTO THE CLASSROOM
2. HELPS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SCHOOL AND HOME
3. GIVES EDUCATORS REAL-TIME PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
4. CREATES CUSTOMIZED PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
5. CAPTURES CONVERSATIONS In the 'real world', what should a networked educational leader tweet about?
- Sharing innovative strategies and news from your schools.
- Educational articles that influence your thinking.
- Thoughts and quotes.
- Questions that will help you or your organization.
- Support others educators.
- Some personal information.
What you SHOULD NOT tweet about:
- Do not use any profanity. (When you are on Twitter, you are in front of kids.)
- Do not get into “fights” with others.
- Do not share links to sites that are inappropriate.
Lose the negativity!
http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/1810 Students using soc med as a "megaphone to the world" And even K-to-2 kids are doing it! « En éducation, le succès d’une initiative se mesure à celui des élèves. »
- Charles Hadji But what about DISTRACTION? “Everyone’s greatest concern – students will at times be disengaged from curriculum. They will use it in ways that don’t coincide with our curricular concerns. What makes this different from our classroom in the old paradigm? Haven’t students always sought to learn and communicate about THEIR interests ahead of ours? Students have always opted out of our lessons if we didn’t plan the activities to keep them essentially engaged. BYOD doesn’t alter that element of our job. Our task remains – engage students in authentic and essential ways”
Bill Horine, via http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=3308 http://meetingwords.com/caslt2012 Conclusion George Couros --
"The sooner we as schools learn how to make use of this technology in an effective manner, the more positives that can come out of it. We will continue to see good organizations make effective use out of using Web 2.0 technologies, but I believe that the great organizations will use social media to connect, learn, and humanize their organization in a way that we never could have before. If used properly, the future can be more human than ever." Marc Prensky --
“We need to teach kids to respect the past but to live in the future.” Merci.
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