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  1. NECC - National Educational Computing ConferenceSan Antonio, Texas29 June - 1 July, 2008Convene, connect, transform Lindy Hathaway Dickson College

  2. The Alamo & the six flags of Texas

  3. ISTE – International Society for Technology in Education • Organises NECC annually • NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) for students 2007 • NETS for teachers 2008 • ELA 6 in the ACT – The student uses ICTs effectively to inquire & create, communicate & collaborate, ethically & safely

  4. Opening keynote: James Surowiecki (The NewYorker) The wisdom of crowds: why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economics, societies and nations

  5. Crowdsourcing • Supports constructivism • Captures diversity of opinion, decentralization of influence, collective verdict, independence • Diverse & free flow of information leads to better decisions

  6. The “C” in ICT • More than just communication! • Collaboration • Connectivity • Creativity • Collective knowledge • Change • Cultural diversity • Content vs contact: the old vs new web

  7. The changing C in ICT

  8. Gen Y like…. • Speed • Openness • Innovation • Playfulness • Freedom • Authenticity • Balance • They are: • Always connected & 2.0 • Grew up collaborating • Connected globally Yvonne Andres, 2008

  9. They dislike….. • Classroom lectures=boring! • Students need opportunities to contribute to curriculum design They prefer….. • Questions rather than answers • Sharing opinions • Group projects • Real-world issues Marc Prensky, 2008

  10. Gen Y - Different brains! • Reprogrammed brains • MMORPGs - Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (Warcraft) • Great visual processing skills • Hyperlinked minds • Eye movements different when scanning a page - F pattern (us: Z) Ian Jukes, 2008

  11. Wikinomics: how mass collaboration changes everything – Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams Wikinomics is based on: • Openness • Peering • Sharing • Acting globally

  12. How will Wikinomics impact learning? • Flexbooks vs textbooks • Co-created content • Virtual field trips • Global exhibitions & competitions • Collaborative projects • Blended learning spaces – online / in class • Collective wisdom Yvonne Andres, 2008

  13. The Global Education CollaborativeHelping teachers and Students Reach the World http://globaleducation.ning.com

  14. Open technologies - great opportunities for all! 1. FOSS - Free Open Source Software (aka FLOSS) • Operating systems (eg. Linux) • Applications - many! (eg. OpenOffice, Moodle, GIMP, Firefox etc) • Content (eg. Wikipedia, Creative Commons) 2. Collaboration - not just sharing Steve Hargadon, 2008

  15. A free professional social networking site: www.ning.com

  16. Google sites • Combination website & wiki • Very easy to use • Invite contributors & collaborate on projects • Sign up for a Google account to access (iGoogle)

  17. iTunes U iTunes K-12

  18. iTunes U Use on iPod, iPhone, Macs, PCs Over 50 000 audio & multimedia files from unis, museums, public organisations etc Lectures, audiobooks, language lessons etc iTunes K-12 now started

  19. Convergence

  20. More cool gadgets & resources • Satellite radio in cars • iView on ABC (for high quality broadband viewing) • Download TV programs - wmv or MP4 • Apps for mobile phones - m.google.com, m.yahoo.com, m.facebook.com • Wii - can turn into an IWB! • Hand-sized projector - projects 127cm • Digital photo frame - also video & Mp3 player

  21. The Olympics! • First Olympic website - Atlanta 1996 (IBM) • Beijing 2008 - first time for wireless networks • GPS - exact location of yachts • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) - sends data about marathon runner’s time • 1932 Los Angeles - strings & stopwatches (Omega) • 1968 Mexico City - touchpads • 2008 Beijing - pics at 2000 frames/sec

  22. And…….. Digitally created fake fireworks footprints!! …….Information & Controversial Technology?