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Coolest workshop ever! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:41:34

Hey! It hasn't even started yet ;-) - dfw

I have a lot to do. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:41:37

So excited to be back channeling! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:41:39

Hope you were paying attention... ;-) - dfw

I hope I am going to learn a lot at this conference. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:41:44

Nice idea to begin every talk with something learned within 24 hrs! Woo! Hoo! Cool! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:41:58

I came to this conclusion, of "teachers as master learning" when I realized that more and more often, in conversations about retooling classrooms, I was talking about how teachers must be enthusiastic and unapologetic learners. It gives us permission to learn about technology (and anything else) in front of our learners. - dfw

I love learning new technology tools for students! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:19

But you know, most of the tools I introduced you to were information work tools, that we all use, not just learning tools. There are certainly a lot of very effective and interesting learning tools out there. Just ask Sloane O'Neil. What interests me is how we continue to learn outside of school'ing and help students to develop and value learning lifestyle habits. - dfw

Introduction to session captured my interest and curiousity. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:31

This is the beginning of my new learning for today. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:42

I am looking forward to reading your conversation 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:44

I am curious. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:49

Can't wait - open to learn 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:53

I am looking forward to 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:57

This is going to be fun! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:58

Looking forward to the day! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:42:59

Excited about hearing what you have to say. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:43:14

Very cool 28 Sep 2011 - 8:43:18

Looking forward to your presentation. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:43:22

Hope that I didn't disappoint! - dfw

Excited to be here! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:43:23

Love this interactive platform! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:43:26

My multiple personalities are kicking in 28 Sep 2011 - 8:43:30

Perhaps the best way to learn about yourself (selves) is to be open to learning new things -- and having to rethink as a result. - dfw

I am looking forward to hearing yOur presentation. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:43:42

Oh how I love Technology 28 Sep 2011 - 8:43:53

Love new technology! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:44:20

I am looking forward to hearing yOur presentation. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:44:42

will a 28 Sep 2011 - 8:44:43

I am learning 28 Sep 2011 - 8:45:04

This presentation is off to an awesome beginning! Ideas are emerging about redesigning our district website. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:45:24

It's a good start. If I had to come up with a single word to describe 21st century education, it would be "conversation." It's brand new conversations, and part of that is the conversation between the school and the community. A school or district web sight should look and behave like a conversation. - dfw

Love this! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:45:27

TED conference in London! Fab! Sir Ken Robinson is a must see. Check out YouTube 28 Sep 2011 - 8:45:29

Was especially impressed with Ewan McIntosh. Smart guy for such a youngster..... - dfw

How can I create a Knitter Chat that I could use with school PLCs? Great for follow-up to questions. 28 Sep 2011 - 8:45:35

''..been waiting for that question. Knitterchat is a personal experiment and in constant beta. I recommend the following free tools for your consideration:

Such a great link to Tom Friedman's new book...same topic of 21st century schooling 28 Sep 2011 - 8:45:39

This is such a powerful tool! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:45:40

I never do this, as a teacher, that I don't learn something new from you.. - dfw

engaging presentation and good coffee. all is well 28 Sep 2011 - 8:46:28

21st century learning should have no limits! Wow! I like that! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:47:22

The full quote, "20th century education was defined by its limits - the walls of the classroom, dimensions of the chalk board, covers of the textbook. 21st century education should be defined by its lack of limits." - dfw

Today is the first day of the rest of my technology life! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:47:26

I love it :-) But I'll repeat what I said several times during my presentations -- that it's not about the technology. It's about the information. What's exciting about technology is how it empowers us to do things with information we could never do before -- we couldn't even imagine before. It's greatness in education is that it empowers learning. Enables students to learn science by making them scientists, history by becoming historians, art by becoming artists. It turns the classroom into a laboratory and a frontier. - dfw

Love this 28 Sep 2011 - 8:47:39

angela 28 Sep 2011 - 8:47:42

Thanks for the new web sites! 28 Sep 2011 - 8:49:53

How can we use this tool or a similar tool to engage students in the classroom and ensure the "right work" is happening? 28 Sep 2011 - 8:51:06

See above... - dfw

How can we move to a college and career readiness system when we don't really know what jobs will be key in 15 years 28 Sep 2011 - 9:01:23

It's a good question that is simply not getting asked. My bottom line is that we need to assure that our graduates are skilled and practiced learners, able to and in the habit of learning new things every day. I tell schools of education that their job is to prepare their students for the first five years of their careers, and assure that they have to skills to continue to develop as professional educators. - dfw

How to synthesize info and evaluate reliability of info 28 Sep 2011 - 9:02:25

It's part of being a reader, no less critical. Part of being literate today. - dfw

If we are not exposing kids to the technology that is available today how can we prepare them to be ready for technology that we can not eve 28 Sep 2011 - 9:04:38

This is an excellent point. What I'm talking about and demonstrating are contemporary information and communication technologies. There is nothing futuristic about it. Today's children should be learning from today's prevailing information environment, which is largely networked, digital, and abundant. - dfw

Even imagine 28 Sep 2011 - 9:04:56

Children are coming to us comfortable with technology. Teachers need access to and PL in the newest technology and applications. 28 Sep 2011 - 9:07:35

Yes! But our learners know how to play the technology. They know how to play the information. They need us to help them learn to work the technology, to use it in accomplishing real goals, not contrived ones. - dfw

I missed the three bullet list...surfing! What are the three items we need to pay attention to? 28 Sep 2011 - 9:34:44

''Three converging conditions:
  1. We are preparing a new generation of learners
  2. Within a new information environment
  3. For a future that we can not clearly describe. '' - dfw

I'm glad you are focusing on technology. We can no longer have conversations about teaching and learning without it. 28 Sep 2011 - 9:34:54

..any more than my teachers could have thought about my education without books. - dfw

The John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation have an initiative regarding Participatory Culture. There are 3 "texts" available as... 28 Sep 2011 - 9:37:40 PDFs online. Of particular note is Henry Jenkins' CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF PARTICIPATORY CULTURE. 28 Sep 2011 - 9:38:41

Jenkins is a regular at the "Games, Learning, and Society" conference I mentioned in Madison Wisconsin. If you have an interest in this subject, it is a conference I would whole heartedly recommend. - dfw
Chuck_Bell_ (Chuck Bell)

Perhaps the best thing we can teach our students today is to teach themselves.#:GACIS 28 Sep 2011 - 13:38:59

Bingo! - dfw
Chuck_Bell_ (Chuck Bell)

RT @mlpmorse If we continue to ask students to unplug when they come to school we are going to lose them as learners @dwarlick #:gacis 28 Sep 2011 - 13:35:12

And we're going to shove out the door, unplugged graduates... - dfw
mlpmorse (Melissa Morse)

If we continue to ask students to unplug when they come to school we are going to lose them as learners @dwarlick #:gacis 28 Sep 2011 - 13:24:51

Chuck_Bell_ (Chuck Bell)

We do not fully grasp the depth of the "digital divide." #:GACIS 28 Sep 2011 - 13:18:03

Chuck_Bell_ (Chuck Bell)

RT @Eduk8r_Simmons "Distance and walls should not impede learning and achievement" #:DaveWarlick

  1. :GACIS

28 Sep 2011 - 13:09:30

Chuck_Bell_ (Chuck Bell)
  1. :GACIS Why change? More than ever,we are preparing students for an unpredictable future.

28 Sep 2011 - 13:08:07

rgreen0632 (Rodney Green)

" prepare our children for a future we can not clearly describe..." By David Warlick #:GACIS 28 Sep 2011 - 13:02:32

Eduk8r_Simmons (Leafar Snommis)

"Distance and walls should not impede learning and achievement" #:DaveWarlick

  1. :GACIS

28 Sep 2011 - 12:56:44

lawonga (Laura Beckham)

Anyone else at #:gacis having trouble with the network on an iPad? 28 Sep 2011 - 12:51:27

buzzdad (Wayne Morse)

RT @mlpmorse: If we continue to ask students to unplug when they come to school we are going to lose them as learners @dwarlick #:gacis 28 Sep 2011 - 14:18:44

Chuck_Bell_ (Chuck Bell)

Discussing the virtues of Wikipedia...good stuff. #:GACIS 28 Sep 2011 - 14:43:38

Chuck_Bell_ (Chuck Bell) The digital age begs for a new definition of "what is literate?" 28 Sep 2011 - 10:55:51

Chuck_Bell_ (Chuck Bell) Do you have a list of all the resources you're sharing today? 28 Sep 2011 - 11:05:01

It's all at my CoLearners web site, - dfw
IamMincey (Shelia Mincey)

At GACIS, learning more on how to integrate technology within the classrooms 28 Sep 2011 - 15:05:03

IamMincey (Shelia Mincey) That was a WOW moment...sources that look credible even need to be researched in greater depth. Thank you for that one! 28 Sep 2011 - 11:10:31

IamMincey (Shelia Mincey) I found the Bilbliography of sources mentioned. 28 Sep 2011 - 11:33:13

IamMincey (Shelia Mincey) How can I be an agent encouraging change in attitude wkhen 28 Sep 2011 - 14:02:35

IamMincey (Shelia Mincey) What is the name of that storybook that you slide an iPhone into? 28 Sep 2011 - 14:25:41

It's called "The Phone Book," developed by a media lab in Japan. - dfw

IamMincey (Shelia Mincey) Did anyone get the title/refernce/source for the picture story book shown at the beginning of this afternoon (smartphone slipped in back )? 28 Sep 2011 - 14:26:58

IamMincey (Shelia Mincey) Charlotte-The iphone book was produced by mobile art lab. It is a Japanese company. 28 Sep 2011 - 14:27:12

It's in the bibliography for that part of my presentations, here: - dfw
darrenbyfield (darrenbyfield)

Oh wow do we have a sniffer hahaha>>RT @lloydy_1986: @lukereely @ryangrogan1 @darrenbyfield hmm good one ... 29 Sep 2011 - 9:52:46

kristelgacis (Kristel Gacis)

@KobeLovesDianna @Kid_Crew Yup, vote for ME, the legend, Kristel Gacis. ;) 29 Sep 2011 - 8:23:21

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