Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age

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In Who Owns the Learning?, author Alan November uses his Digital Learning Farm model to show teachers how technology allows students to take ownership of their learning, create their own learning tools, and participate in work that has meaning to them and others. In his model, every student is a teacher and a global publisher.

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Overview

In Who Owns the Learning?, author Alan November uses his Digital Learning Farm model to show teachers how technology allows students to take ownership of their learning, create their own learning tools, and participate in work that has meaning to them and others. In his model, every student is a teacher and a global publisher.

This book:

Provides ideas and techniques to help students own and direct their learning

Uses real-life examples to illustrate how technology is revolutionizing instruction and learning

Offers useful QR codes throughout the text to take readers directly to important websites that supplement topics discussed in the book

Includes a Questions for Discussion section at the end of each chapter to help educators and study groups more deeply explore each chapter topic

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935542575
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Pages: 95
  • Sales rank: 104,734
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Introduction 1

Why the Digital Learning Farm? 5

Getting the Most From This Book 8

1 Welcome to the Digital Learning Farm 11

A New Culture of Learning for a New Culture of Work 13

Starting at the Top: Redefining the Role of Superintendents and Principals 16

Standing on Our Shoulders: The Role of Teachers in the Digital Learning Farm Model 18

Owning Their Learning: Student Jobs on the Digital Learning Farm 20

Tutorial Designers 20

Student Scribes 21

Student Researchers 21

Global Communicators and Collaborators 21

Taking It Home: The Role of Parent Support 22

Balancing Responsibility, Shifting Control 23

Questions for Discussion 24

2 The Student as Tutorial Designer 25

The Story: Student Tutorial Designers Power the Mathtrain 28

Tools and Techniques: Working With Student Tutorial Designers 33

Using Basic Screencasting Equipment 33

Taking Cues From the Students 35

Questions for Discussion 37

3 The Student as Scribe 39

The Story: The Student Scribe Program Lifts Learning 41

Giving Every Student an Opportunity to Shine 41

Motivating Students With Feedback From a Worldwide Audience 42

Building Lifelong Learners and Their Legacy 43

Tools and Techniques: Adopting the Student Scribes Approach 45

Questions for Discussion 48

4 The Student as Researcher 49

The Story: Student Researchers Develop Critical Skills 51

Tools and Techniques: Guiding Student Researchers 55

Assessing Online Information Sources 56

Building a Custom Search Engine 57

Using Advanced Searches 60

Questions for Discussion 63

5 The Student as Global Communicator and Collaborator 65

The Story: Students Take Their Place in the Global Forum 68

Tools and Techniques: Guiding Students to Become Global Learners 72

Searching for Other Perspectives 73

Using Skype 75

Questions for Discussion 78

6 Joining Forces in Purposeful Work: The Legacy of Student Contribution 81

A Student Wiki-and Legacy-Is Born 82

Driving Collaborative, Lifelong Learning 83

Spreading the Medium and the Message 85

Questions for Discussion 88

Epilogue 89

References and Resources 91

Index 93

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