Showing posts with label Did you know. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Did you know. Show all posts

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #6 Featuring Dr. Scott McLeod

In the last episode of the Practical Ed Tech Podcast I mentioned that I had recently spoken with Dr. Scott McLeod about his new book, co-authored with Julie Graber, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning. I was going to wait a few more days before publishing the conversation as a podcast, but I couldn't wait. So here it is.

I've known Scott for ten years or more. He's one of the people in the educational technology space that I've always looked up to and trusted for good advice. Our conversation for the podcast ranged beyond just talking about his new book.

You might not be familiar with Scott's written work, but there's a good chance you've seen the video that he did with Karl Fisch, Did You Know; Shift Happens. I kicked off the conversation by asking him, "what's changed since Did You Know; Shift Happens was published twelve years ago?" Give the podcast a listen to hear his response.


The Practical Ed Tech Podcast can be heard on Anchor.fm, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple PodcastsRadio Public, Breaker, and Pocket Casts. And you can find the RSS feed for it here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

In 60 Seconds on the Web

In 60 Seconds on the Web is a neat infographic displaying approximations of how much new stuff appears on the web every sixty seconds. The question for educators is how does the ease of publishing to the web and the constantly increasing content impact how and what we teach? I think it's the same question that Scott McLeod and Karl Fisch raise through Did You Know?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday Edition: 7 Videos All Educators Should Watch

I'm taking a few days off to relax and enjoy the holidays. Just as I did at this time last year, for the next three days I'll be re-running the most popular posts of the year. I'll be back on Monday morning with fresh content. Happy Holidays everyone!

I've always found that a short 3-5 minute video can be a good introduction to a PD sessions and or make for a nice thought-provoking break during a PD session. Here are seven videos that I think serve those purposes well.

The "classic" of course is the various incarnations of Karl Fisch's and Scott McLeod's Did You Know? Version 4.0 is embedded below, but I still prefer this version.


Educational Change Challenge is a video that I came across just last week on the first day of ISTE 2010. It presents some good questions that teachers and school administrators should consider as they prepare for the 2010-2011 school year.


Here's another "classic" in the field. A Vision of Students Today, created by Michael Wesch, presents some important statistics about our students.


Social Media Revolution is a must-watch for all of those who think social media is nothing more than a time-sink. Here's a quote from the video that school administrators should take note of, "2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction." Read all of the statistics in the video here.


And when you're wondering what teachers make, Taylor Mali has some answers for you.


Here's a good one produced by Kevin Honeycutt about the need for teachers to continuously improve, adapt, and adopt new strategies for reaching their students.


Finally, on a lighter note for fans of The Office. Don't let your classroom become like this one.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Resources to Help Schools Understand Social Media

Updated December 4, 2011. In the time since I published this post last year I contributed to a book on this topic. What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media was edited by Chris Lehmann and Scott McLeod who inspired this post.

Earlier this week Scott McLeod asked When will schools begin using social media? Who's doing it well right now? Scott's point is that schools are still using a communication model of broadcasting instead of conversing with parents, students, and other stake-holders. In the comments on Scott's post there are some examples of schools using social media. Unfortunately, those examples are still the exception to the rule.

One of the reasons why more schools are not using social media is because their leaders don't understand social media. Too many of them think that social media tools are just about sharing what you had for breakfast (BTW, I had oatmeal) or sharing pictures from parties. Sure, social media can be used for that, but it can also be used for growing bigger ears and listening to your constituents so that you can get a pulse of the community and respond to your community's needs.

To help school leaders understand some productive uses of social media, here are some resources to check out.
Chris Brogan is one of the leading experts on the use of social media for organizations. His book Trust Agentspresents a great case and examples for individuals and organizations. You should also check out his blog.

Social Media in Plain English is a Common Craft video explaining the basic concepts of social media.
Social Media and the Work Place is a brand new video from Common Craft that explains why and how organizations use social media.

And of course, if you haven't seen the following videos or passed them along to the people that need to see them, I encourage you to do that.




Social Media Explained Visually.


Social Media Revolution 2011.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Seven Videos All Educators Should Watch

Summer is a time when many of us are thinking about and planning professional development workshops for our schools and for other schools. I've always found that a short 3-5 minute video can be a good introduction to a PD sessions and or make for a nice thought-provoking break during a PD session. Here are seven videos that I think serve those purposes well.

The "classic" of course is the various incarnations of Karl Fisch's and Scott McLeod's Did You Know? Version 4.0 is embedded below, but I still prefer this version.


Educational Change Challenge is a video that I came across just last week on the first day of ISTE 2010. It presents some good questions that teachers and school administrators should consider as they prepare for the 2010-2011 school year.


Here's another "classic" in the field. A Vision of Students Today, created by Michael Wesch, presents some important statistics about our students.


Social Media Revolution is a must-watch for all of those who think social media is nothing more than a time-sink. Here's a quote from the video that school administrators should take note of, "2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction." Read all of the statistics in the video here.


And when you're wondering what teachers make, Taylor Mali has some answers for you.


Here's a good one produced by Kevin Honeycutt about the need for teachers to continuously improve, adapt, and adopt new strategies for reaching their students.


Finally, on a lighter note for fans of The Office. Don't let your classroom become like this one.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Educational Change Challenge

Here's a good video that would be appropriate to share at the beginning of a workshop/ presentation/ conference about teaching with technology in the 21st Century. The video has me excited about the conversations already taking place at ISTE 2010 and the conversations still to come.

Some highlights from the video:
Who seriously believes that locking 25 students in a small room with one adult for several hours each day is the best way for them to be educated?

Moving from the one-room schoolhouse to the one-world schoolhouse is now a reality.

And my favorite line from the video, In education the use it or lose it rule may mean if you don't use tech for learning, you may lose relevance. An educator must be relevant.


Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
15 TED Talks to Watch Before 2010
TED Talk Creativity and Play
Did You Know 4.0 (Shift Happens)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Social Web Counter - How Quickly the Web Expands

As we all know from watching videos like Did You Know the Internet and connections between us are constantly expanding. Gary Hayes built a widget to keep track of just how fast the social web expands. The widget starts counting as soon as you load a page containing that widget. I've embedded the widget below.



Applications for Education
As I mentioned yesterday on Twitter, I'm going to be teaching a course titled Global Identity next fall. In the course students will be exploring the question "what does it mean to be a global citizen in the 21st century?" I'll probably put this widget on the course blog to illustrate just how quickly we can share ideas with anyone around the world today.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Did You Know 4.0 (Shift Happens)

Dr. Scott McLeod sent out a Tweet last night announcing that the fourth version of Did You Know? (also referred to as Shift Happens) was going to be released today. Well I just watched it on Scott's blog and now you can watch it too. This version was done in the same spirit as the previous versions, but has less of an education slant and more of a business slant. To learn more about the development of Did You Know? and see the previous versions, visit the Shift Happens wiki.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I Need My Teachers to Learn - Great New Edu Video

I saw a few people post this on Twitter then I saw it on Wesley Fryer's blog. Kevin Honeycutt with the help of some friends has put together a new song and video about the need to teachers to change their methods to meet the needs of today's students. The video is well-worth 3.5 minutes of your time.


Applications for Education
I can see this video becoming a good companion to Did You Know for use at the opening of the school year or at the opening of a professional development day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Social Media It's Not a Fad, It's a Revolution

I saw this video posted on Dr. Scott McLeod's blog yesterday and immediately posted it to FriendFeed. Done in the style of Did You Know? (Shift Happens), Social Media Revolution reveals some statistics about the use of Social Media around the world. One such statistic that all educators and school administrators should be aware of is "2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction." To see all of the stats from the video in a list, visit the creator of this video's blog.



Here is a related item that may be of interest to you:
When You Use Creative Commons Licensing...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

When You Use Creative Commons Licensing...

Sometimes you get great things like this... remixed version of Shift Happens.


The official remix...


The remix available in 22 languages...


So many remixes that you could spend a couple hours watching them on YouTube.

How many educators and administrators have been influenced by the spirit of the Did You Know and the many, many remixes?

Thanks to Chris Brogan for the thought. Most educators probably don't know who he is because he's in the business/ marketing world, but he has some excellent thoughts to share about building connections and communities.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Explore Careers, Take the Career Quiz

If your high school students are anything like I was in high school (or college for that matter), they probably don't have a clue what they want to do when they graduate. Today, there is a myriad of online "quizzes" and "personality assessments" that students can take to give them some guidance as to what careers they may want to pursue. One such quiz comes from The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review's career quiz is a twenty-four question "this or that" style of quiz that students can use to assess their interests and their habits. From their the quiz generates a list of careers that students may want to explore. There is also a similar quiz for determining college majors that may interest students.

Applications for Education
The Princeton Review has a number of good, free resources (they also have fee-based items) for students, parents, and guidance counselors. The Career Quiz is one such free resource for students to use to plan their futures. That said, with a head nod towards Did You Know, as teachers, guidance counselors, and or parents it's important to remind students that some of today's careers didn't exist ten years ago.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What Will it Take....

to meet the demands of a new age? To Meet the Demands of a New Age is the title of a video produced by Steven Hopper at Iowa State University. I saw the video on Collette Cassinelli's blog. It was also featured by Angela Maiers. The video makes some good points about the future and purpose of education in a highly connected world.

To Meet the Demands of a New Age from Steven H on Vimeo.



If you haven't seen A Vision of Students Today and Did You Know (Shift Happens), I highly recommend taking thirteen minutes to watch both.
A Vision of Students Today


Did You Know (Shift Happens)


What advice would you give to a teacher or administrator watching any of these videos for the first time? What is the first step a teacher or administrator should take toward preparing today's students to participate and compete in today's highly connected world?