Monday, March 23, 2009

10 Disruptions that Could Transform Your Classroom by Dean Shareski at IT Summit 2009

My notes on the session:

Dean did his presentation using Cooliris. Definately something I want to check into.

Links to videos and items presented at this session:
http://delicious.com/shareski/disruptions

Inspiration for the presentation:

  • Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen
  • Horizon report 2009 edition from the new media consortium
  • "Experiment of anarchy" Eric Schmidt
  • "The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet." William Gibson
  • Microsoft commercial "How they see the future" video
  1. Smart Phones and other mobile devices - video "iphoneu" "tonchidot" "poll everywhere"
  2. Low cost computing - netbooks (what do you spend on textbooks?, kindle on Amazon
  3. Cloud Computing - everything is housed on the web, Google Apps
  4. Live Streaming - ustream, Brian Crosby: Sparks Nevada teacher to include students using Skype, qik video, Mr. C's Class Blog
  5. Back Channels and Micro-Blogging - Sharing, public chat, K12 Conference.org for video, Twitter, social networking
  6. Immersive Environments - video games, teen second life environment, applying new knowledge and allow for collaboration, online engaging environment
  7. Privacy - idea of privacy is changing (outside interaction between teachers and students)
  8. Time Shifting - What is Face to Face good for? - taking lectures out of school time and spending the time working together at school.
  9. Open and Connected - free stuff online - MIT Open Courseware, online courses how to offer distance learning.
  10. Outsourced Instruction - Differentiated instruction and grouping students based on need and interest (ex. Clarence Fisher teaching with a school in L.A.)