March 10, 2014
Digital citizenship 2014
Summary of Digital Citizenship and Identity by Alec Couros
Cybersafety Digital citizenship 1.0
Who are you chatting to online
I saw your online pictures
Posting personal information online by itself does not appear to be risky behaviours.
Social networking sites do not appear to have increased the risk of victimization by online molesters.
Sexual predation is a concern and existed before the internet, but is over blown by the media
Bullying and harassment are the most frequent by minors both online and offline
Big 4 control, fear, predictability and vulnerability.
How do approach educating children and adults in a world where the world’s most offensive behavior) what ever that means) is ubiquitous and at most a few strokes away?
- Squawk – chat that has gone wild
- Bang with friends
- Sext up kids
How do we ensure that learners are critical creators and consumer of information in all contexts, online and offline?
Not all sharing is illegal and unethical
Madeon pop culture live mash up
How do we develop a culture that respects and understands both creators and consumers and increasingly limit the distinction between these two groups?
In the past the way we mediated our identities was selective, closed and controlled. The average digital birth of children happens at 6 months
“ In Canada, US, UK, France, Italy Germany and Spain….81% of children under the age of two have some kind of digital profile or footprint.”
All this is
- Easily copied
- Instantly shared
- Easily edited and
- Viewable by millions
Private by default and public with effort?
Law suits – Chad after the dentist? 2003 the Starwars Kid
Danah Boyd – pay attention to
- Properties: persistency, replicability, searchability, scalability and delocatability
- Dynamics; invisible audiences, collapsed contexts, blurring of public and private spaces.
Cameras are everywhere – the world is watching
Everything you do now ends up in your permanent record. The best plan is to overload Google with a long tail of good stuff and to act as if you are on Candid Camera – because you are.
How do we help students develop positive digital identities?
“Some of the comments on YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity, just for the spelling alone, nevermind the obscenity and naked hatred “ Lev Grossman @leverus
How do we develop kind and caring citizens, those with integrity in both offline and online spaces?
Actions speak louder than like buttons.
Indiegogo – a funding platform
Kiva change a life for $25
Respect Point ( my addition)
What is the role of teachers and schools in terms of developing student activism
What is your schools approach to social media?
Imagine if we taught our teenagers to drive a car in the same manner we attempt to teach them about social media?
Driving lessons would never take place in an actual car. Driving lessons would only focus on what NOT to do. Driving lessons would be taught by adults with little or no experience of driving. Dan Haesler
Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time” Tagore
December 3, 2013
“You wander through life and work trying to be useful and happy and sometimes you get humbled with acknowledgement.”
October 16, 2013
Is there an end to school? Bruce Dixon
I have heard of Bruce Dixon for a number of years now and finally met him at the ELH Conference at Lorne. He was MC and facilitated a critical conversation as a workshop after the keynote with each of the four Keynote presenters. I went to every one of them. I learnt a lot from his knowledge but also how to run group discussion to get the key ideas out and people’s involvement.
Bruce did not let us down.
I really loved the summary by decades: 1980s computers for few, 1990s secretarial phase (Office), 2000s social web and now ubiquity. Bruce next explored whether these shifts were fundamental or incremental.
Bruce examined three overlapping notions of emerging web technologies, contemporary pedagogical insight and universal access. I think there are plenty of “emerged” learning technologies which are not understood, known about nor used. My working definition of emerging learning technologies is dependent on people’s awareness. If someone has not heard about a technology it is emerging for them. For some of us Twitter was emerging in 2007 though for others it is really only now emerging into their consciousness to the extent that are considering or be forced to consider its use.
Contemporary pedagogical insight comes from a better understanding of the realities of the modern learners’ world and how they learn and how much do we know. Yes the modern learning world. Twenty one years ago I completed my MEd in non-formal education in the third world. Increasingly I see non- formal education as being the keystone for the modern learners’ world.
The notion of universal access for me bubbles to the surface related issues such as speed of knowledge acquisition at the expenses of understanding, access for some though not all, perhaps due to awareness, choice or socio- economic consideration and access to what by what? In the past there has been universal access though now the difference is the ease and speed of access.
So far he has made me think and reflect and he took us one step further to make us engage in the process of reimagining.
We are being blindsided by talk of a mining boom/building book- locked in old paradigms.
Bruce then explored the Re-imagination of asset services and retail in music, video, textbooks, your wallet, employment storefronts, research and development and of course education. Bruce believes we are plagued by low expectations and we should do something about this. We tend to overestimate the effect of technology in the short run and underestimate the effect of technology in the long run. What is my expectation?
Principles of contemporary learning
- Modern learners have the ability to access high quality content when ever and in whatever format we need it.
- Modern learners have the ability p for low or no cost
- Modern learners have the ability to form networks
- Modern learners have the ability to form highly interconnected groups around an object or interest.
- Modern learners have the ability save and retrieve information in a variety of formats
- Modern learners have the ability to work in teams to participate in open and distributed projects
- Modern learners have the ability reuse and build upon the work of others.
- Modern learners have the ability to quickly find feedback from multiple sources
- Modern learners have the ability generate large amounts of data about our technological based activities
- Modern learners have the ability to view the learning artefact of others
- Modern learners have the ability to amplify important and noteworthy content.
- Modern learners have the ability to operate in the same spaces as experts and professionals
I my opinion there are a number of questions to his keynote question
- Is there an end of school? No
- Should there be an end of school? No
- Will there be an end of school? No
- Will school not change? No
- Will there be radical changes in school? Some
- Will there be an evolution of change in school? Yes?
Not surprising my answer to the last one – you need patience to run long.
October 15, 2013
AISITIC 2013 reflection on Keynote 1 Kate Birch aka John Hattie
- student expectations /self reported grades
- classroom discussions
- teacher student relations – wonder why expressed that way? – I always think student teacher relations
- quality of teaching
- socio -economic status
- professional development
- computer assisted instruction CAI
- ability grouping /streaming
- mobility – shifting schools
- The use of computers is more effective when there is a diversity of teaching strategies
- The use of computers is more effective when there are multiple opportunities for learning
- The use of computers is more effective when the student not the teacher is in control of the learning
- Missed this one?
- The use of computers is more effective when peer learning is optimised
- The use of computers is more effective when feedback is optimised
- The use of computers is more effective when there is teacher pre-training in the use of computers as a teaching and learning tool
- the beating heart – the soul, the intuition or the subjective reasons for enhanced learning.
- the impact of teacher involvement in TeachMeets and Social media which are not researched as much as yet but shaping how teachers teach.
What do we do with this information?
- Computer Assisted Instruction – what does it include or exclude? The word computer is such a limiting term.
- Where do students get their expectations? Presumably from their experience guided by peers teachers and family
September 18, 2013
Sylvia Martinez: http://youtu.be/eOsavnXSQEU
George Siemens: http://youtu.be/siHENn7zzyk
Brett Lee: http://youtu.be/e2CU-pFpmOQ
George Couros: http://youtu.be/wpTFICS2P1U
Primary school iPad implementation – Learning’s and ongoing challenges,Klaris Phillipson: http://youtu.be/ebEaIc5b_70
Constructing Modern Knowledge, Steve Costa: http://youtu.be/jbPfoLf_rII
Opening the Source Bottle, Paul Connelly: http://youtu.be/qWDqzwyM2oU
BYOD and DyKnow: Helping Students Tune into Learning, Michael Vasey http://youtu.be/0Do-KzEHncc
Investigation of Disconnects between Students, Educators and Administrators that limit use of Mobile Technologies,David Dawson: http://youtu.be/SsiJ0Km3aKo
Unleashing the Power of the Web in Education,Adam Naor: http://youtu.be/fbIhdppXO04
The Pedagogy of 21st C Inquiry Learning – Moving beyond programs and apps,Bronwyn Stubbs, Mark Kent & Fiona Webster: http://youtu.be/DddjPkMk4dk