David Warlick is my blogging and education hero – he sets such a good example:
- He’s a gentleman; a really nice guy even though he doesn’t have to be. He’s popular enough to be a jerk and folks would still bring him in to talk … he’s not even close to being a jerk … a true Southern gentleman.
- He continues to embellish the story, keeping it always new and very relevant
Thank you David and keep up the great teaching!
Here are my notes from his session:
How the old is changing
|The Old||→||The New|
Students need to know the ethics of information
- we’ve moved from being able to trust everything in print to having to be critical consumers
Stop focusing on technology integration
- gain an accurate understanding of literacy
- this will result in the integration of literacy and the focus on literacy instead of the technology
- the technology will follow because we need to use those tools to navigate the information landscape
2 things we know
- we are preparing our children for an unpredictable future
- we must teach them how to teach themselves
- the nature of information has changed
- we have to expand notions of literacy
→ Contemporary Literacy must be learning literacy
The real, and least realized, digital divide
- exists between those who are connected and those who are alone
- connection produces power; lack of connection results in powerlessness
Do we realize that our students are connected until they walk into our classrooms?
The most important point for me
We are the problem if we want our students to be the type of students we want to teach
This inhibits them from being who they really are, and more importantly, who they need to be in order to be successful in life.
Teach information arts skills – help them build things in the information environment
My last thoughts
Wait a few days until the videocast is loaded, then visit the site and listen to David yourself: http://tinyurl.com/2ydrwv