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

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

by Alan November

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935542575
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Publication date: 05/31/2012
Pages: 95
Sales rank: 463,602
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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