Activating educators

From OLPC

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m (not Category:Activities, this is not an activity)
 
(32 intermediate revisions not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Translations}}
{{Translations}}
-
== Two goals ==
+
== Goals ==
-
1. Building a community platform for supporting and activating teachers who are actually using XOs. See [[Activating_educators#Educators | educators]] below.
+
#Building a community platform for supporting and encouraging teachers who are using XOs. See [[Activating_educators#Educators | educators]] below.
 +
#Building a community platform for involving volunteers of various abilities and backgrounds (educators, teachers, and others interested in visiting and contributing). See [[Activating_educators#Developers|developers]] below.
-
2. Building a community platform for activating volunteers of various abilities and backgrounds (e.g., educators, teachers, as well as others who are interested in visiting and contributing). See [[Activating_educators#Developers | developers]] below.
+
== General Issues ==
 +
How to inspire teachers to contribute?
 +
*Not all teachers are eager to contribute. Engage those teachers who are interested in contributing. That's an "old art."
 +
*Even among those who contribute, support and establish the right "voice."
-
== Educators ==
+
== Thoughts on Activities ==
 +
Several kinds of activities:
 +
#Digital/collaborative [[Activities]], some w/ corresponding physical activity
 +
#Activities that expand/enhance existing lessons
 +
#Local activities vs. those that require internet connectivity
-
Educators: teachers currently in the field and those about to receive XOs (along w/ OLPC staff and supporting orgs)
+
''Local work with activities - a preliminary set; and on a Wiki/Web in the global application that will arrive later because we first have to figure out how to work locally with teachers and students who are novices and do not have connectivity anywhere anytime...''
-
*Emphasis: support, self-documentation, journaling/blogging, collaboration and exchange.
+
== For Educators ==
-
*To be migrated to educator wiki: [[XO Teachers]]
+
-
*Tutorials for teachers, incl.
+
-
**MediaWiki training (take from Globaloria site)
+
-
**How to use activities
+
-
**How to make activities
+
-
*Teacher [[Activity]], might incl.
+
-
**?
+
-
*Syndicated country/pilot blogs
+
-
*Personal user page, incl.
+
-
**Instructions for getting started
+
-
**Photo
+
-
**Location/affiliation
+
-
**Answers to questions
+
-
*Ex: http://www.mamamedia.org
+
-
== Developers==
+
Audience: teachers currently in the field and those about to receive XOs (along w/ OLPC staff and supporting orgs)
-
Developers: teachers who want to volunteer/create lesson plans/activities.
+
Emphasis: support, self-documentation, journaling/blogging, collaboration and exchange.  
-
*Need to develop [[Educators]]
+
=== Project Ideas ===
-
*Develop companion repository/"Educational Content Management" site. Features incl:
+
'''''Note:''' Once a project begins to take shape, create a [[sample task|task page]] for it and link to the new task page from the [[Educators#Open_Projects|open projects]] section of the Educators page.''
-
**Activity/lesson template
+
-
**Rating system
+
-
**Discussion/feedback system
+
-
**Search/sort/tag by subject, lesson type,
+
-
**Example activities for Activities incl. in base install
+
-
**Idit says: You probably should start by thinking: if this is an OLPC Content Repository COMMUNITY, then who are its members now vs. later, and who do YOU want as members now vs. later. You must prioritize and create a "production rationale and development schedule" accordingly. Ask yourself: what makes sense at this early stage of OLPC deployment in the world...FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS... create and assess the usability of a prototype MODEL MODEL MODEL... and LEARN LEARN LEARN  (With your communities, of course)
+
-
**Sites that do things well:
+
-
***We The Teachers "Lessons and Files": http://www.wetheteachers.com/plans.php
+
-
***Open Planner "Member Built Curriculum": http://www.openplanner.org/sitemenu
+
-
***WikiEducator wiki templates: http://wikieducator.org/Learning_Design#Tools.2C_Templates_and_Guides
+
-
****also note simplicity of site (model for OLPC Participate project?)
+
-
***MaMaMedia lesson plan template: http://www.mamamedia.com/areas/grownups/new/learning/home.html?src=21cl
+
-
***Connexions bringing together of authors, instructors, and learners: http://cnx.org/
+
-
***Common Content "catalog" of resources: http://commoncontent.org/
+
-
***Curriki "my curriki": http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/XWiki/lklein
+
-
****also, add/create/build designations: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/XWiki/lklein
+
-
***OER Commons "Detail View" (w/ rating, tags, review, notes): http://www.oercommons.org/courses/18th-century-public-sphere-early-newspaper-coffee-houses-political-discourse-from-the-course-history-of-information/
+
-
***WikiTeach "Edit Lesson Plan" format: http://www.wikiteach.org/index.php/Wikiteach/WikiteachWriteMgr/action/edit/iVar/159
+
-
***WikiJET sorting scheme: http://jet.wikia.com/wiki/Teaching
+
-
*[[Educational activity guidelines]]. Principles incl.
+
-
**Constructionism. It's important to realize and emphasize that we are looking at inspiring and supporting two types of constructionist learning.
+
-
***Constructionist learning that is specifically connected to digital learning with activities with XO laptops in user-communities within developing countries around the world.
+
-
***Constructionist learning in these same communities, that is going on in and out of school, with or without the Laptop. IN other words, we are trying to show how find ways for integrating the laptop as much as possible to as many activitoes as possible,  if it makes sense; but also, we are using the fact that we can talk to these teachers about education reform in general in this context. Become a constructionist educator - the laptop (any laptop) historically being a great object to think with about new ways of learning and teaching, a catalyst of change-thinking, and an agent of change in itself.
+
-
**Collaboration
+
-
**Iteration
+
-
**"View Source"
+
-
***Lesson plans are embedded in  the actual activities,  and they are written for teachers but  so kids can read too.***
+
-
**Example activities from MMM?
+
-
*Lesson Plan Jam
+
-
**Bring educators of early childhood who have experiences integrating computers in constructionist ways, teachers who are using MaMaMedia.,com in their classrooms. Let them work in teams to build learning activities and  lessons.
+
-
**Reflection in action, guideless co-construction, platforms evaluation, etc.
+
-
== Thoughts on Activities ==
+
*Educator wiki (or sub-section of wiki)
-
Two kinds...
+
** [[XO Teachers]]
 +
** [[Educators]]
 +
* Tutorials for teachers, incl.
 +
** MediaWiki training (take from WikiEducator site tutorials)
 +
** How to use and make activities
 +
*** See [[Activating educators#Synthesizing_Info_from_Pilot_Programs]]
 +
* Teacher [[Activity]] in general?
 +
** See [[Educational toolkit]]
 +
** Syndicated country/pilot blogs
 +
* User page templates...
 +
** See [[Activating educators#Expand_presence_of_educators_on_wiki]]
 +
* Online professional learning community. Connecting educators/teachers who are on the ground using OLPC to find peers and connect for support and development of instructional frameworks
 +
== For Developers==
-
1. Digital [[Activities]]
+
Audience: teachers who want to volunteer/create lesson plans/activities.
-
1a. Digital Activities w/ corresponding physical activity
+
Emphasis: constructionist ethos, transparency of information.
-
2. Activities that expand/enhance existing exercise
+
=== Project Ideas ===
 +
'''''Note:''' once a project begins to take shape, create a [[sample task|task page]] for it and link to the new task page from the [[Educators#Open_Projects|open projects]] section of the Educators page.''
-
Another distinction: local activities vs. those that require internet connectivity
+
*Ideas for content repository. Features include:  
 +
** Activity/lesson templates
 +
** Rating system
 +
** Discussion/feedback system
 +
** Search/sort/tag by subject, lesson type,
 +
** Example activities for Activities incl. in base install
 +
*Develop ties to existing companion repository/"Educational Content Management" sites.
 +
*Think about content repository COMMUNITY: who are its members now vs. later; who do we want as members now vs. later.
 +
*What makes sense at this early stage of deployment? 
 +
*Create and assess the usability of models... learn with communities. To that end,
 +
**Sites that do things well:
 +
*** We The Teachers "Lessons and Files": http://www.wetheteachers.com/plans.php
 +
*** Open Planner "Member Built Curriculum": http://www.openplanner.org/sitemenu
 +
*** WikiEducator [http://wikieducator.org/Learning_Design#Tools.2C_Templates_and_Guides wiki templates]-- a place to send [[Educators]].
 +
*** MaMaMedia [http://www.mamamedia.com/areas/grownups/new/learning/home.html?src=21cl lesson templates]
 +
*** Connexions bringing together of authors, instructors, and learners: http://cnx.org/
 +
*** Common Content "catalog" of resources: http://commoncontent.org/
 +
*** Curriki personalization: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/XWiki/lklein
 +
**** add/create/build designations: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/XWiki/lklein
 +
*** OER Commons "Detail View" (w/ rating, tags, review, notes): http://www.oercommons.org/courses/18th-century-public-sphere-early-newspaper-coffee-houses-political-discourse-from-the-course-history-of-information/
 +
***WikiTeach "Edit Lesson Plan" [http://www.wikiteach.org/index.php/Wikiteach/WikiteachWriteMgr/action/edit/iVar/159 format]
 +
***WikiJET sorting scheme: http://jet.wikia.com/wiki/Teaching
-
''From Idit: We are doing two things.- Locally with the activities - a preliminary set; and on a Wiki/Web in our global MaMaMedia.org application that will arrive later because we first have to figure out how to work locally with teachers and students who are novices and do not yet have connectivity anywhere anytime...''
+
*Educational activity guidelines.  
 +
**See [[Activating_educators#Educational_activity_guidelines]]
-
== General Issues ==
+
* Lesson Plan Jam
-
How to inspire teachers to contribute?
+
** See [[Activating_educators#Educator_Jam]]
-
*Not all teachers are eager to contribute. We want to make sure we engage those teachers who are interested in contributing. That's an "old art."
+
** Bring educators of early childhood who have experiences integrating computers in constructionist ways, in and out of the classroom. Let them work in teams to build learning activities and  lessons.
-
*Even among those who contribute, we need to support and establish the right "voice." OLPC (and our work) stand for a specific educational philosophy and learning theory taste.
+
** Reflection in action, guideless co-construction, platforms evaluation, etc.
-
== MaMaMedia and OLPC ==
+
== Open Projects ==
 +
 
 +
'''''Moved to [[Educators#Open_Projects]]'''''
 +
 
 +
== Comments and Discussion ==
 +
 
 +
=== From MaMaMedia ===
   
   
-
Emphasis on local network activities
+
:Emphasis on local network activities
-
10 activities w/ versions and themes
+
:10 activities w/ versions and themes
-
Aimed at K-2, computer novices  We now design for Both teachers and students who are novices.
+
:Aimed at K-2, computer novices  We now design for Both teachers and students who are novices.
   
   
-
Emphasis on 3Xs.
+
:Emphasis on 3Xs.
Including initial open playful engagement and exploration , combined with structure and learning values, skills, and objectives that are suitable to curriculum and relevant to culture, location and interest.
Including initial open playful engagement and exploration , combined with structure and learning values, skills, and objectives that are suitable to curriculum and relevant to culture, location and interest.
   
   
-
IN JUNE WE ARE LAUNCHING initial set of 3 prototype activities, each with 3 embedded lesson plans (incl. 1 that involves internet).   
+
IN JUNE : LAUNCHING initial set of 3 prototype activities, each with 3 embedded lesson plans (incl. 1 that involves internet).   
 +
 
We also develop a strategy for a Related developer wiki and educator wiki.
We also develop a strategy for a Related developer wiki and educator wiki.
   
   
-
Lesson 1 is how to use activities. - open play exploration  
+
:Lesson 1 is how to use activities. - open play exploration  
-
Lessons 2 and 3 are how to make your own. - self expression, both free creative flow as well as based on thematic curricular goals.
+
:Lessons 2 and 3 are how to make your own. - self expression, both free creative flow as well as based on thematic curricular goals.
-
Lesson 4-5 - Exchanges via mesh.
+
:Lesson 4-5 - Exchanges via mesh.
-
[[Category:Activities]]
 
[[Category:Education]]
[[Category:Education]]

Current revision as of 00:37, 11 January 2009

  english | 한국어 HowTo [ID# 190829]  +/-  

Contents

Goals

  1. Building a community platform for supporting and encouraging teachers who are using XOs. See educators below.
  2. Building a community platform for involving volunteers of various abilities and backgrounds (educators, teachers, and others interested in visiting and contributing). See developers below.

General Issues

How to inspire teachers to contribute?

  • Not all teachers are eager to contribute. Engage those teachers who are interested in contributing. That's an "old art."
  • Even among those who contribute, support and establish the right "voice."

Thoughts on Activities

Several kinds of activities:

  1. Digital/collaborative Activities, some w/ corresponding physical activity
  2. Activities that expand/enhance existing lessons
  3. Local activities vs. those that require internet connectivity

Local work with activities - a preliminary set; and on a Wiki/Web in the global application that will arrive later because we first have to figure out how to work locally with teachers and students who are novices and do not have connectivity anywhere anytime...

For Educators

Audience: teachers currently in the field and those about to receive XOs (along w/ OLPC staff and supporting orgs)

Emphasis: support, self-documentation, journaling/blogging, collaboration and exchange.

Project Ideas

Note: Once a project begins to take shape, create a task page for it and link to the new task page from the open projects section of the Educators page.

For Developers

Audience: teachers who want to volunteer/create lesson plans/activities.

Emphasis: constructionist ethos, transparency of information.

Project Ideas

Note: once a project begins to take shape, create a task page for it and link to the new task page from the open projects section of the Educators page.

  • Lesson Plan Jam
    • See Activating_educators#Educator_Jam
    • Bring educators of early childhood who have experiences integrating computers in constructionist ways, in and out of the classroom. Let them work in teams to build learning activities and lessons.
    • Reflection in action, guideless co-construction, platforms evaluation, etc.

Open Projects

Moved to Educators#Open_Projects

Comments and Discussion

From MaMaMedia

Emphasis on local network activities
10 activities w/ versions and themes
Aimed at K-2, computer novices We now design for Both teachers and students who are novices.
Emphasis on 3Xs.

Including initial open playful engagement and exploration , combined with structure and learning values, skills, and objectives that are suitable to curriculum and relevant to culture, location and interest.

IN JUNE : LAUNCHING initial set of 3 prototype activities, each with 3 embedded lesson plans (incl. 1 that involves internet).

We also develop a strategy for a Related developer wiki and educator wiki.

Lesson 1 is how to use activities. - open play exploration
Lessons 2 and 3 are how to make your own. - self expression, both free creative flow as well as based on thematic curricular goals.
Lesson 4-5 - Exchanges via mesh.
Personal tools
  • Log in
  • Login with OpenID
About OLPC
About the laptop
About the tablet
Projects
OLPC wiki
Toolbox