Revolutions come from new questions.ICT is generating new questions about learning.The challenge is to understand them. Sir Ken Robinson

A new way to lecture

tools for 21st century teacher

Digital Citizenship

Due December 12

  • Write a blog entry about your partner activity and the tools you tried.
    • List the names of each tool and include a link to each one.
    • Include some thoughts about whether you might use them in your classroom.

Miscellaneous Edutopia New Media

Michigan Framework,1607,7-140-28753---,00.html

  • Students as collaborators
  • Students Teach themselves (teaching children how to teach themselves)
  • We cannot know the future of jobs
  • Technology is a tool "the pencil and paper of our time"
  • The changing nature of information
ASCD 21st PArtnership article
Blogs, Wikis, docs which is best?

Learning with Blogs and Wikis
Bill Ferriter

You tube new media Literacy

And the Will Rich article from ASCD
Angela Mairs @ BLC
D Pink TED

  1. Read the ISTE Standards for Students external image pdf.png NETS_for_Students_2007_Standards-1.pdf. Write a post on what you what Student Standard you plan to focus on for your project. Label the post Project.
  2. Go to K12Online Conference 08. Select one session that seems appropriate to your setting. View the video and look at any online materials associated with the video. Write a post reflecting on the K12Online Conference 08 article describing changes you'll make in your classroom to incorporate what you learned. Label the post Classwork.
  3. Write a comment on two other participants blogs from the list of our class. Start the discussion!


    For Next time

    DAY 1)
    Start with what policies are in place Great framebox

    • * For specific examples of how teachers have used technology for teaching, see these two March 2008 EL articles: "What's Relevant for YouTubers?" by Johanna Mustacchi (print edition) and "The Book Trailer: Engaging Teens Through Technologies" by Sara Kajder (online only).
    • What is your school's policy regarding technology in school? How was this policy developed? What role did teachers, students, and parents have in the creation of your policy? Do you believe your policy meets the needs of your students? If so, why? If not, what changes would you make?
    • Patrick Welsh, an English teacher at an Alexandria, Virginia, high school, notes in a February 10, 2008, Washington Post article ( that some teachers, and even students, question the value of their school's many high-tech "gizmos." He writes,
    Science and math teachers, for instance, have been told that they can't use traditional overhead projectors to present material to classes, even though the teachers say that in many cases, they're far superior to computers for getting certain concepts across.
    • When might the traditional method be the best approach to teaching? How can teachers and administrators balance the desire to stay up-to-date with the need to always make sure that teachers can use the techniques and technologies that best suit their students?


    1) "The very nature of Information is changing in... (1)
    • What it looks like
    • What we look at to view it
    • How and where to find it
    • What we can do with it, and
    • How we communicate it"
    " We are no longer limited to being independent readers or consumers of information; ...we can be collaborators in the creation of large storehouses of information" (2)

    Write a reflection on Did you Know, or Shift 1 or 2. You might want to use these Prompts.

    2) "Educators should see seek to integrate literacy rather than integrate technology. If we can rethink what it is to be literate in today's information environment, and integrate that, then the technology will come." (3)
    3) The 3R's AND (4)
    • Creativity
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Critical Thinking
    • Decision Making
    • Digital Citizenship
    • Ethics
    • Diversity
    • Information Fluency
    • Information technology application
    • Innovation
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Problem Solving
    • Research

    Group Activity

    Prensky, Marc, . "Shaping Tech for the Classroom." Edutopia Dec, 2005: Web. 28 Sept 2009. <>.
    What are two things you might change in your practice?

    (1) Warlick, David F.. Redefining Literacy 2.0. 2. Columbus, OH: Linworth Publishing, 2009. Print. p.xi
    (2) Richarson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms.. 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2009. Print. p.2
    (3) Warlick, David F.. Redefining Literacy 2.0. 2. Columbus, OH: Linworth Publishing, 2009. Print. p.xi
    (4) Warlick, David F.. Redefining Literacy 2.0. 2. Columbus, OH: Linworth Publishing, 2009. Print. p.xiii

    With each shift add a Dan Pink and Sir ken robinson

    ISTE NETS Standards


    Looking at the NETS for Students and the Framework Overview
    1. What skills are the same?
    2. What are the common themes?
    3. Do you see any big differences between the two sets of standards?
    4. What do you think about David Warlick's statement at the top of the page?
    5. How do you think this learning might fit in to your every day practice?