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Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

Educating Jetson’s Children in Flintstone’s Schools

Jeff Piontek

Hawaii Technology Academy

Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

Web 1.0

Web 2.0

Web 3.0Web You.0

1990 curriculum

1990 curriculum

Solve problems

Remember the textbook

Follow directions

Work alone

"Cover" the curriculum

2010 curriculum

2010 curriculum

Ask: Find problems

Investigate: Multiple sources/media

Create: Engage actively in learning

Discuss: Collaborate; diverse views

Reflect: Learn how to learn

Old rules new game

Old Rules, New Game

Old Rules

  • Economics use capital

  • Capital is mobile, and it seeks productivity

    Old Game

  • Productivity used labor

  • Education of the few, labor by the masses

  • Education process reflect a community

    New Game

  • Productivity uses technology & knowledge

  • Education of all, knowledge for the masses

  • Educational results create a community

Really big and hard questions

Really Big (and Hard) Questions..

How do we prepare our students for success in a knowledge based, technology driven, globally competitive world?

How do we align to our community aspirations for quality of life & strategies for economic opportunity

How do we transform our schools into high performance environments where students are expected to be and are high achievers?

So where is this all leading

So where is this all leading….

STEM Education


21st century Literacy Skills

Why are 21st century skills so important

Why are 21st Century skills so important?

The nature of work is changing

The nature of work is changing.

Why 21 st century skills

Why 21st Century Skills?

20th Century

21st Century

Number of Jobs:

1-2 Jobs

10-15 Jobs

Critical Thinking Across Disciplines

Job Requirement

Mastery of One Field


Matter Mastery

Integration of 21st Century Skills into Subject Matter

Teaching Model

Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

  • So how do WE engage our students in an education system that was outdated for their parents????

Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

  • Web 1.0

  • Web 2.0

  • Web 3.0

  • Web YOU.0

Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

Ever play the game . . .

“I never _____”

Raise your hand if you would “win” with these questions . . .

Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

I’ve never listened to an iPod.

I’ve never downloaded a podcast.

I’ve never subscribed to an RSS feed.

I’ve never installed a widget.

I’ve never been in Facebook.

I’ve never downloaded from YouTube or TeacherTube

I’ve never read a blog

I’ve never been on a wiki other than Wikipedia

SL vs RL? I don’t have any idea what you mean!

Facts about the internet

Facts About the Internet

It is estimated that:

  • A man of the 17th century encountered in his lifetime less information than we can read in a weekday issue of the New York Times.

  • It takes about 4 months for the amount of information in the world to double.

  • Humans can process visual images 60,000 times faster than text.

  • The Internet has over four billion pages.

  • In 2004, 8,000,000 American adults created weblogs.

Fiction about the internet

Fiction About the Internet

  • Kids view the internet the same as adults

  • The WEB is a giant encyclopedia

  • Personal information is safe on the internet

  • If it’s on the internet it must be free

  • If it’s on the internet it must be true

  • Everyone is blogging

    Wiebe, G. Beyond Surfing the Internet.

    Retrieved 12/2004

Internet realities

Internet Realities

  • Most of us assume that students know more about the Internet than they actually do

  • Students think their Internet skills are better than they actually are

  • Students believe most of what they find on the Internet

  • Most of us worry about students plagiarizing from the Internet, but don’t know what to do about it

  • Students must be taught Information Literacy skills

    Wiebe, G. Beyond Surfing the Internet. Retrieved 12/2004 from

What is web 2 0

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is the transition of the Internet from a place where we surf for information and consume information to a place where we are creators of information.

We go from surfing the wave to BEING the wave as we contribute and share information on the Internet ocean.

2 0 tools for creating content

2.0 Tools for Creating Content

  • Blogs

  • Wikis

  • Podcasts

  • Video sharing

  • Photo sharing

  • Social Bookmarking

Foundations of a web 2 0 classroom

Foundations of a Web 2.0 Classroom

1. Internet Safety & Privacy

2. Information Literacy

3. Internet Citizenship

4. Internet Teamwork

5. Intentional Internet Activities

6. An Engaged Teacher

Information literacy

Information Literacy

  • Locate

    • Select search engines wisely

    • What types of information are you looking for? (blogs, videos, podcasts, maps, pictures)

    • Compare search engines

  • Evaluate

    • Accuracy

    • Authorship (

    • Currency

  • Use Information Wisely

    • Read, take notes and paraphrase

    • Avoid plagiarism

    • Cite properly (

Select the best search engine for your information needs



Ivy’s resource centre for kids


UC Berkeley’s BEST search engines

Sea World Animal Information Database




UK WebQuest



All the Web





Select the Best Search Engine for your Information Needs

Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

BTW, SOL U WL problE hav 2 Lern d lingo. othRwIz U wiL hav nO idea wot yor students R sAN 2 1 NothA Bhind yor bak.

By the way, sooner or later you will probably have to learn the lingo. Otherwise you will have no idea what your students are saying to one another behind your back.

Administrative support of the 2 0 classroom

Administrative Supportof the 2.0 Classroom

  • Empower teachers while holding them accountable for teaching content and integrating technology

  • Provide access to ongoing and meaningful professional development

  • Work with staff to assess training needs

  • Maintain ongoing communication with colleagues locally, nationally and internationally

Ict literacy

ICT Literacy

Information and communications technology (ICT) is the ability to use technology to accomplish thinking and learning skills:

  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

  • Creativity & Innovation Skills

  • Communication & Information Skills

  • Collaboration Skills

So how do we do this

So how do we do this?

  • Blog’s

  • Wiki’s

  • Podcast’s

  • Digital media

Why blogging

Why Blogging?

  • What do you know about blogging?

  • Why Blogging?

    • Will Richardson: 2004


  • Jeff Piontek:2005


  • Where are you?

  • What do you want to know?


  • Setting the bar high

    Setting the Bar High

    • Find an exemplary class blog, direct your students to it, and give them time to read over the post and comments.

    • Ask them for feedback—which comments are powerful and why? Which ones are less captivating and why? When does the blog get good and why?

    • Get a discussion going—why do we blog? How is it different from turning in a piece of writing to your teacher? Or having a large class discussion?

    What we ve liked about the blog

    What We’ve Liked About the Blog

    • Quiet students are given a powerful voice.

    • Students grow more adept at reacting to each other’s ideas.

    • Class is truly extended beyond the walls of the classroom.

    • Students produce information on the web instead of passively absorbing it.

    • Technology is integrated into every subject.

    • Students take their words seriously and begin to understand what it means to be published.

    • Students just like it. A lot.

    Establishing expectations

    Establishing Expectations

    • Have your students create the class blog expectations, or have your blog expectations ready to go.

    • Print out or direct them to the AHS “Safe Blogging Policy” as well.

    • Talk about blog safety; emphasize that the blogs are linked directly to the school and need to follow the class guidelines as well. Let them know that administrators can and will read their personal blogs.

    Send in the reinforcements

    Send in the Reinforcements…

    • Students need feedback, they get excited when they see their work published. If possible approve their comments instantly.

    • Try having a blog for homework that night for immediate reinforcement of what they have just learned.

    • Try to give them immediate positive feedback; bring up their blogs the next day and commend them on what they did well.

    A big suggestion

    A BIG Suggestion

    • Use the blog to replace something that you’re already doing; don’t use it to add.

    • Never blog for blogging’s sake. Think about how the blog can be used to enhance an assignment (links to audio/video clips, artwork, online texts, other blogs, etc.).

    Do a little exploring

    Do a Little Exploring

    • Take a little time to check out some class blogs that have worked pretty well.


    • What do you like?

    • What do you not understand or question?

    • How can you use this in your classes?

    Why wiki s

    Why Wiki’s

    • What do you know?

    • Why Wiki’s?


  • Where are you?

  • What do you want to know?


  • Learning with technology

    Learning With Technology


    The Shared American Experience

    Creating a podcast

    DNAS News as if an original news broadcast of the Early 20th Century.

    Mrs. McGrath’s Kingdom

    Learning with technology1

    Learning With Technology


    Alan November

    A conversation with Daniel Pink

    Ready Set Science Podcast

    Social bookmarking

    Social Bookmarking

    The Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links through the practice of folksonomy techniques on the Internet or Intranet.


    Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

    What is StumbleUpon? StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. As you click Stumble!, we deliver high-quality pages matched to your personal

    Creativity and innovation

    Creativity and Innovation….

    Creativity going forward: building futures in sciences, arts, technology, education, cultural and economic growth.

    Cool surprise: a chance for Hawaii to lead the way in these spheres.

    Creativity and innovation1

    Creativity and Innovation

    Future is creativity (artful innovation) in STEM.

    Left and right brain = Whole New Mind.

    Supporting ideas at hta

    Supporting Ideas at HTA

    Creativity + STEM

    21st century literacy

    Constructivism – learn by building. World building.

    Current steps

    Current Steps

    Things happening at HTA:

    Virtual Worlds

    Creativity Academy

    Sustainable Education models

    Creating the 21st Century Ahupua`a

    Next steps

    Next Steps?

    Things we are doing at HTA :

    Creativity Academies (Animation, Games, Creative Publishing)

    Interactive Television (Creativity Channel, Early Learning Channel)

    Big big goals

    Big, Big Goals

    Hawaii can realistically help lead the way. Globally.

    Hunch: Obama and all other politicians willget it!

    ……and will support efforts to spread what we do successfully at HTA, elsewhere.

    Paradigm shift on how we learn and play.

    Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

    • Create original animations in a variety of media.

    • Lots of contests. Winning animations displayed online and on television.

    • Learn animation by teaching animated friends how to dance, act, and solve the challenges in the stories of their lives.

    Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

    • Students author and publish their own works, from hard cover books to music DVDs, to new types of products.

    Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

    Science Today, with students creating their own learning

    Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

    Game Academy

    • Students design, program, and animate their own games.

    • This is STEM meets creativity. It develops:

    • - Mathematical/logical thinking in programming.

    • - Art skills to create the graphic and audio assets.

    • - Creative thinking to produce a compelling game.

    Scratch and curricula

    Scratch and Curricula

    Game academy 3d

    Game Academy 3D

    In the future, much learning (and entertainment) will be in 3D worlds.

    Collaborating with the MIT Media Lab to combine the world’s best authoring tools with the world’s best 3D.

    Avatar Reality – company in Honolulu – has leading solution currently being tested at HTA.

    Game academy 3d1

    Game Academy 3D

    Students will be able to practice their Mandarin in magical ways, immersed in online Yuan Ming Yuan, ancient gardens full of mystical creatures and historical figures.

    One-to-one practice and dialogue with live students from Beijing, role-playing with you in the gardens.

    Practice your mandarin in yuan ming yuan

    Practice your Mandarin in Yuan Ming Yuan

    Talk and role play with students in beijing

    Talk and Role Play with Students in Beijing

    Game academy 3d2

    Game Academy 3D

    Kids invent these worlds.

    Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

    Create Virtual Ecosystems

    Educating jetson s children in flintstone s schools

    • Design the algorithms that grow the flora and fauna.

    Create worlds

    Create Worlds

    Create Worlds

    Design future vehicles

    Design Future Vehicles

    Design future cities

    Design Future Cities

    Future sustainability

    Future Sustainability

    New sports

    New Sports

    New robots

    New Robots

    Research in new ways

    Research in new ways

    Through simulation conduct experiments too dangerous or too expensive in the real world

    Through Simulation, Conduct Experiments Too Dangerous or Too Expensive in the Real World

    Aloha island at hawaii technology academy cable channel

    Aloha Island at Hawaii Technology Academy-cable channel

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    “It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” ~Charles Darwin

    Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time

    Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time!!!!

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