Here is the PDF on a presentation I made in regards to the use of creativity, ICT and authentic assessments within education. It has been abridged and formatted in a glossy magazine format (2008).
Digital Storytelling in Plain English (inspired by CommonCraft)
The State of the Internet
Social Media: Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Welcome to the World of Socialnomics.
In this video presented by Mobile Learning Institute, Alan November tours his hometown of Marblehead, MA and comments on the historical global vision of his community. Alan challenges us to think about the emerging role of “student as contributor” and to globalize our curriculum by linking students with authentic audiences from around the world. (For more, read Alan’s article, Students as Contributors: The Digital Learning Farm)
The Networked Student: Students (and teachers) should be making connections to take control of their learning. Students should build a personal learning network (PLN), find and assess credible websites, use Google scholar and databases, share their research through networks and bookmarks and find others with the same interests. The student should then find blogs and leave comments. S/he then uses a ‘reader’ to subscribe to these blogs they have found. The student builds a knowledge base and then creates their own blog to post reflections on what he has learnt. More in the video….
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A new book by Charles Leadbeater, ‘We Think’ explores the potential of the latest developments of the internet.
Video podcast with Patrick Norton and Matt Cutts will help you quickly recap some useful tips for searching Google more efficiently. You may know a lot of these Google tricks already but refreshing skills once in a while should be fine. From www.jaindudes.tk
How do you see schools in the 21st century? Learning to Change Changing to Learn Advancing K-12 Technology Leadership, Consortium for School Networking(COSN) Video
Media Literacy – Do you entertain yourself or can you integrate technologies into something productive with meaning? Dr. Wesch talks about the technologies and how he encourages extraordinary participation and collaboration from his students by engaging them in meaningful learning activities. Presented at the University of Manitoba June 17th 2008.
Web 2.0 explained in under 5 minutes
Curriculum 2.0 – Technology is a powerful tool that can help and enhance learning. Everyday we see technology used as a tool outside of formal schooling for communication, collaboration, understanding, and accessing knowledge. It is our goal in developing an integrated curriculum to ensure that the way students learn with technology agrees with the way they live with technology. Technology is in a constant state of evolution and change. Access speeds, hardware, software, and computer capabilities all evolve and improve on a monthly basis. This change occurs at a rate at which it is impossible for schools to keep up and adapt. Is it not time that we create a curriculum model that understands this fact and works with it rather than trying to control it?