This blog is a space for reflections and presentation / workshop feedback. My primary blog is "Moving at the Speed of Creativity," accessible on http://www.speedofcreativity.org.

Monday, June 25, 2007

What does school 2.0 look like?

In one to three sentences, describe what you think "school 2.0" SHOULD look like or DOES look like.

9 Comments:

Blogger John Maklary said...

Off the cuff, I see School 2.0 as cadres of learning communities sharing and collaborating on common problems and issues. I think Vicki Davis' Flat World project is a good example of School 2.0 in action where students from opposite sides of the world work in teams to present their knowledge. School 2.0 also means the technology is ubiquitous, transparent, and does not impede learning objectives.

John Maklary
http://john.maklary.com

8:26 PM

 
Anonymous Kevin H said...

Hi Wesley

I think School 2.0 should be full of student collaboration beyond the walls of the building, so that the knowledge base extends to the world. The wonder of technology is that is can break students out of the shell of isolation -- that their community is the only community -- and come to understand themselves as they connect with others.

The School 2.0 possibilities also allow for student-driven inquiry in new ways. Discovery of process is key to a sense of understanding (and we should be teaching kids how to do their own mash-ups, I think -- integrating ideas and content in new ways).

I worry, though, that the wave of new tools will bring with is a wave of new consumer advertising for product placements, and I am wary of this to a heightened degree. It falls on us as teachers to comb through the possibilities and protect our students as best as we can.

Kevin Hodgson
Western Massachusetts Writing Project

3:48 AM

 
Anonymous Stephanie Sandifer said...

It is...
...without walls/without borders
...flat
...transparent
...fleixble
...fluid
...just-in-time
...hyper-personalized
...blended -- online & f2f
...constructive
...focused on learning -- not testing
...designed to facilitate life-long learning
...24/7

4:56 AM

 
Anonymous Christian Long said...

From an architectural stand-point, supporting shifts in education and technology, consider the Denver School of Science & Technology.

An amazing place, an amazing commitment to what matters most between students and teachers, and an amazing commitment on the district level to makes sure the school could power up.

Cheers,
Christian

7:22 AM

 
Blogger Donna said...

It isn't defined by a test score.
Risk taking is encouraged, even expected.
Failure is embraced as part of the learning process, not the end of it.

10:23 AM

 
Blogger Kelly said...

School 2.0 more than anything else should be about conversations and letting those conversations drive the learning in the classroom.

11:06 AM

 
Blogger Rob Jacklin said...

School 2.0 is about student engagement, student leadership, student process, student collaboration.....student focused

School 2.0 is a digital, online extension of the classroom. Whenever, Whatever, Whereever education.

Rob Jacklin
http://techilc.blogspot.com

11:14 AM

 
Anonymous Vivek said...

School 2.0 should be:

1. A Place where students are deeply cared for.

2. Small. Everyone knows everyone.

3. Linked to work. Map the world of work.

4. Assessments NOT Tests. Exhibition of Mastery of Work. Wow.

5. Collaborative. Engaging. Enquiring.

6. Where you walk into a class and don't know who the teacher is.

7. Where kids KNOW that its OK not to know something.

8. No Sirs and no Madams. Just a place where everyone is themselves.

9. Enagaged with the community. Parents in hallways. Parents teaching kids. Parents teaching other Parents. Kids teaching parents!

10. Connected to the world- through language, technology and expression.

2:21 AM

 
Anonymous Vivek said...

School 2.0 should be:

1. A Place where students are deeply cared for.

2. Small. Everyone knows everyone.

3. Linked to work. Map the world of work.

4. Assessments NOT Tests. Exhibition of Mastery of Work. Wow.

5. Collaborative. Engaging. Enquiring. Transparent.

6. Where you walk into a class and don't know who the teacher is.

7. Where kids KNOW that its OK not to know something.

8. No Sirs and no Madams. Just a place where everyone is themselves.

9. Engaged with the community. Parents in hallways. Parents teaching kids. Parents teaching other Parents. Kids teaching parents!

10. Connected to the world- through language, technology and expression.

Cheers,
Vivek
theredpencil.wordpress.com

2:25 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home