Showing posts with label Shift Happens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shift Happens. 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.

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.

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?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Just Watched "Shift Happens"... Again

I just watched an updated version of "Shift Happens." Earlier this month Maine announced that the one-to-one laptop program is expanding to include all high school students. I'm very excited about the expansion of the program. Unfortunately, it seems that not all teachers and administrators are as excited as I am. I've already heard rumblings that some schools are considering not participating in the program. Perhaps those teachers and administrators should watch "Shift Happens" too.



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Monday, May 12, 2008

3 Steps for 21st Century Learning

From time to time I like to search Youtube and TeacherTube to see what people are saying and doing with regards to 21st century technology in education. This afternoon I found this short video titled 3 Steps for 21st Century Learning. The video hits on three skills that students will need to have in order to participate in the global market of the 21st Century.



I like this video because it is different from the standard, "Shift Happens," style video which focuses on the need to change and incorporate 21st Century technology into the classroom, but doesn't offer suggestions about what to do. While 3 Steps for 21st Century Learning, doesn't spell out exactly what teachers should do, it does offer some good suggestions and justification for change.
The piece I like most about this video is that while it stresses having the skills to compete in the 21st Century's global market it also places due attention on the need for constant competition with oneself in order to improve.