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Thing #3–21st Learning 2.0
Welcome! Your first blog comment will be posted on my blog here, so that we can collectively discuss the concerns and challenges that the video clips bring to the forefront of our ed tech minds.
In “Shift Happens“, Karl Fisch enlightens us with startling facts and statistics about our everchanging global community. In “A Vision of Students Today“, Michael Wesch and his students at Kansas State University highlight how students spend their time and question the relevance of today’s education into the future. Finally, David Warlick comments on Literacy and 21st Century Learning. He deftly points out that three converging conditions demand a new definition of literacy. These (3) conditions include: 1. We are preparing students for a future that is unpredictable; 2. We are preparing info-savvy students–students who have a richer, deeper, and more personal way of tapping into information; and 3. We are living in a time with a new information landscape–the WWW is now a participatory interface where we dialogue and contribute to the content in a social manner.
Topics for Discussion:
You are invited to dialouge about the (3) video clips and share your ideas on this blog space. Use these three guiding questions as you compose your comments:
- Why do you think Web 2.0 is important for 21st Century Learning?
- When comparing the information in the videos and your own school experiences as an educator, what rings true? What does not? What surprises you? Worries you?
- If we are living in a world of Web 2.0, global learning communities, and online social interaction, what do you think “School 2.0” should look like?