Here are a few of the things that I learned and people I learned from over the past few months.
Robyn Treyvaud is the Director of Global Education for the iKeepSafe Coalition and is the Project Director for Generation Safe-360 in Australia and Asia.
@rtreyvaud spoke @21clhk about Shaping Citizenship & Citizenship in on-line Spaces
- Teaches about R & Bs 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship
- we should just call it citizenship because it was just part of a continuum of citizenship behaviour
- Match with ISTE’s NETS standards
- She pointed out that we should be giving teens opportunities to make good choices about technology use, and that good kids make bad choices
David Suzuki recently did a show about the Teenage Brain, they pointed out that teens are building connections in the brain. Experiences, especially repeated ones, form strong connections, which is almost habit creating. So when we ban media, we encourage students to break the rules, and build the habit of breaking the rules.
@rtreyvaud also did a session @21clhk about Policy, Practices and Programs where she suggested we remind parents of their responsibility on Appropriate Use forms. She reminded us to always get the students involved in crafting policy (at some stages, not all 36 drafts) One school’s policy said parents also had to agree to follow Appropriate Use Guidelines.
- Robin’s Delicious bookmarks can be found here
- Reputation.com lets you set up a Google alert to check your on-line reputation so you don’t have to remember to check different sites to see if your name has been mentioned
- Commonsencemedia.org has film and app review in addition to all kids of other resources
- Where Do You Draw The Digital Line? Contest thatsnotcool.com. What’s your Story? Video Contest ,check out “Where Are You” the 2011 Grand Prize Winner
@21clhk I met Peter Sutton, a former teacher, who started a company called Kai Ming consulting, which contracts to school boards to help them check their on-line digital footprint, (one school had 5 fake Facebook pages) and then helps the school to carefully craft their brand (and learn how to maintain it.)
Notes from sessions that I attended or that someone I follow Tweeted about…
Apps for iPods and iPhones
Research for the New Millenium @rappin01, @curriculumstace
Technology and Curriculum, Moving Forward Together @teachwatts, @curriculumstace
Implementing an iPad Pilot Project
Sharing Digital Media@shamblesguru
At the QR Codes session @cfarrow and @smay sent us into the hallway to read the QR Codes they had posted which led to:
- the QR Code Generator
- http://www.tagmydoc.com/home QR codes you generate on this website will expire after 14 days unless you create a free account, now that I have an account I can store up to 100 docs. Seems like a Canadian company.
- QR Code Treasure Hunt generator
- This site lets you create fake Facebook-looking pages like this Jesus Fakebook page
The coolest and most fast-paced presentation was about Augmented Reality (the 4th Dimension)given by @kmansell @chamblesguru scanned the handouts and posted them here. Kevin pointed out that it was cool technology for marketing and toys, but asked it can be used for education? He thought it would take a while. He talked about Gardner’s Hype Cycle of Augmented Reality.
- You need a reader like Dari or String for iOS.
- Vodule is a website that explores volume and modularity in media and the arts it allows people to interact with real and virtual objects at same time
- Zooburst (we all got accounts) makes 3D Books, need to view on tablet, phone or computer. $100 unlimited books premium account. Flash based so you can’t view on iPads
- Google sketch up can go to AR sites
- QR codes are called QR for quick response
- IKEA has an augmented reality codes for it’s products
- Can “try on” clothing, sunglasses, a watch
- Hallmark has webcam greetings with AR
- AR business cards
- Tissot watch ad
- New Zeland’s Hit Lab
Participants in the 21st Century Learning Conference used a lot of different social media to connect and share. Video footage of the Keynote Speakers can be viewed at this official site or at or Shambles Guru’s site. @gbertoia compiled Tweets from #21clhk for this storify presentation. Photos taken by @sherattsam around Hong Kong #21clhk. @wootang’s Pinterest.
- Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
- We, the web kids, a manefesto
- Teacher’s Guide to Project based Learning
- Periodic table of QR Cods (videos)
- Digital Differentiation
- How to Simplify & Summarize Digital Text
- Using Google Docs the create a self-grading exit pass
- The Best Sites for Planning Virtual Field Trips
- 10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and or Writing
- 1000 Recommended Apps Sorted by Subject Area
- Future Me I’d love to use this when I have the kids do KWL charts
- How Social Media Can Enhance Schools as Professional Learning Communities
- Image Two Social Networking Scenarios in the classroom
- Image Social Media Explained
- Smart boards Higher Order Thinking Skills
- Thought Bubbler
- How to tell Stories with Data
- Editable Word Clouds (like Wordle but with more choice)
- Schrock’s Guide to Digital Literacy with links
- Southeastern Teacher’s Convention 2012 Tools Smackdown
- @gcouros presentation atbout ePortfolios at the 21st Century Learning Symposium
- Dana Watt: How to Create an ePortfolio with Word Press
- Sculptris 3D modelling program is free this month