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A NEW METHOD
A WORSHOP BY:
MS. HELENA MOHAMED - MOHAMED SALLAM
AHMADY EDUCATIONAL AREA
What do you call this age?
Why are kids so brilliant and good at video games ?
What do you think of today’s classrooms?
List the digital items that you use on daily basis?
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We listened to teachers
We studied books/subjects
We applied our knowledge and made assignments
We answered questions
Our work was assessed
We passed or failed
We became knowledgeable
We search and scan
We contact experts or peers
We read, watch, zap, chat, skype,
We plan and act
We tap and download
We copy and paste
We produce, create and design
We present results, build portfolios
We discuss and debate
We apply and share
We (try to) become competent
What do we know about today’s learners?
Parallel processing and multitasking
Graphics BEFORE text
5,000 hours reading
10,000 hours playing video games
20,000 hours watching television….
At their age, current 40 year old adults had spent 12,000 hours reading
The digital teacher
It’s time to…
Leads students to
one “right” answer
students work on their own
Directs studentsto mimic the steps
Shows students how to solve problems
Asks provoking, open-ended
Designs projects for
students to tackle
Modifies lessons for higher-ability
and lower-ability students
Forms cooperative groups
willing to change direction of lesson based on student interest and need
Leads students through self-assessment
You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me. ~Scott Adams
Power lasts for ten years - influence for more than a hundred.
from Knoster, T.
In the Knowledge Society, every learner is a lifelong learner. The content and the methods of initial education must take into account preparation for lifelong learning. ICT is a key tool for developing lifelong learning. The development of lifelong learning needs an integration of education into the real world - ICT should be used for this purpose. Lifelong learning must be encouraged in all countries, as a tool for reducing the Digital Divide.
Filtering can be done in explicit ways – such as selecting readings around course topics – or in less obvious ways – such as writing summary blog posts around topics.
Stephen’s statements that resonated with many learners centers on modeling as a teaching practice: “To teach is to model and to demonstrate. To learn is to practice and to reflect.”
An educator needs a point of existence online – a place to express herself and be discovered: a blog, profile in a social networking service, Twitter,
The idea that connectivism provides a new theory of learning has not received wide acceptance. Verhagen, for instance, has argued that connectivism is not a learning theory, but rather is a "pedagogical view.”
Elaborations fail to include any review of the literature and no mention of prior work in this area. It is quite difficult to evaluate how Connectivism, introduced in the mid-2005, relates to prior theories of social learning
Kop and Hill conclude that while it does not seem that connectivism is a separate learning theory, it "continues to play an important role in the development and emergence of new pedagogies, where control is shifting from the tutor to an increasingly more autonomous learner."
Dr. Mohamed Ally at Athabasca University recognizes that world has changed and become more networked, so learning theories developed prior to these global changes are less relevant. However, he argues that, "What is needed is not a new stand-alone theory for the digital age, but a model that integrates the different theories to guide the design of online learning materials.".
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