Don't have time to hyperlink notes, but here they are from Will Richardson's morning presentation. Finished up about 15 minutes ago. I'll follow up with narrative reflections as soon as I can.
Twenty Five Days to Make a Difference (blog)—11 years old; example of young people living in a networked world
Metaphor: kids driving the technology school bus; driving is sketchy; adults holding on for dear life
Implementation in teachers’ own lives: this isn’t just a seminar about adding something to classroom!
Clay Shirkey: Here Comes Everybody: tectonic shift
Technology Review: "How Obama Really Did It"; new mantra—not “It’s the Economy, Stupid” but “It’s Networking, Stupid”
NPR: Internet Cartoon Pays Off For Kansas Candidate (8/12/08): Morning Edition
USA Today: Gray Googlers Strike Gold
Surf the channel.com—movie clips, etc.
What is the fine line between collaboration and plagiarism? (Nathan Barber recently blogged about this.)
“If you are not participating in this technology, conversation, you will most likely get left behind”
Literacies, nuances to participation in this connected culture
“Live Scribe” pens
Educational establishment largely opposed to new technologies; my question is why? The world is changing—get on board!
WR: besides having kids, blogging has changed his life the most
Do we address hypertext reading/scanning and textbook reading scanning? What’s/where the disconnect?
fanfiction.net—writers can add chapters to books, create sequels, etc.
Myspace.com: 85% of users have public profiles
To teachers: What are we doing to prepare students to get a job at my school in 7 years?
Who is teaching MySpace? (responsible use, thoughtful engagement, etc.)
Using technology: Difference between MODERATING and MONITORING; explain
IMPERATIVE: help students prepare for the global world; savvy, critical, connective, innovative
Content is not scarce; content is not static
“The currency of information is paramount”
Raise kids who are editors….
Clarence Fisher—classroom with “thin walls” (technology)
“The best teachers in the lives of my kids are the ones that they find”
The Flat Classroom Project
“Be selfish” about using technology for yourself—learning it by yourself
What are my own learning practices? (compare/contrast with/to students: have a conversation)
SUMMARY: The main points of Will's presentation were to document that 21st century education, learning, and communication is here and emphasized the imperative for educators to know the new technologies and develop new literacies, or risk becoming irrelevant. The upshot of the PLP program in which I am involved (and which he and Sheryl co-faciliate), is to walk through a non-linear journey for the academic year to learn, discuss, collaborate, etc.