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CONNECTIVISM

The Theory

Principles of connectivism:

  • Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
  • Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
  • Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
  • Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
  • Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
  • Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
  • Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
  • Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.

STAGES OF TECHNOLOGY USE

Ruben R. Puentedura’s

SAMR Model SAMR Matrix

TRUDACOT (Technology-Rich Unit Design and Classroom Observation Template)

Latest COETAIL final projects

Reach – Jeff Utecht – FREE Book!

Information Facts

Eric Schmidt

Connectivism Learning Theory

Wikipedia vs Textbooks

Wikipedia popping up in universities

Let’s Search

A Google A Day

Building Search Understanding

Search Lesson for K-2
Search Lesson for 3-5
Search Lesson for 6-8
Search Lesson for 9-12

Domain Extensions by Country

Wikipedia

Use the Talk Page

Wikipedia’s Good Article criteria

Wikipedia’s Quality Scale

Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

Wikipedia better than a history textbook

Is Wikipedia Really Such a Bad Research Tool for Students?

Wikipedia is arguably subject to more rigorous review practices than are many scholarly publications.

Wikipedia Infographic

WikiWand: Making Wiki more visually appealing

Activity

15 minute activity

Student as Creator

Change Improve

Wikipedia

What can HS students contribute to wikipedia?

Wikibooks

Compose/Create

14 year old creates #1 game in App Store

Kinder’s publish ipad book

Games Around the World

Combine/Mash-up

Mars Rover

Student made mashup video on Anorexia

Fair Use Notes for Teachers

Hypothesize/Predict

Brita Water Filter

Examples of Creation and Sharing

3rd Grade Class Newspaper

8th Grade Spanish Newspaper

5th Grade Map Project

Create your own map with Google

Having a Voice

Operation Smile Video

TOK Blog

Flipping English

Flipping History

Blogging with Students

Attorney General’s Report on Cyber Predators

Report

NYTimes