Here’s the link to the Twitter archive spreadsheet that is capturing all the tweets with the hashtags #swswedu and #notext posted during (and after) my session, No Textbooks Please: Students as Content Authors at SXSWedu. (I’ll embed the live sheet once I figure out how to make embedded web pages behave in a responsive site.)
This was a demo of the data gathering phase of the field school model I presented at the session (see step F in the sketchnote here.) The sheet is live and since you helped make it, it’s yours to mine and curate.
If you find anything interesting, please post your comments here.
These are my sketchnotes for my #SXSWedu presentation, No Textbooks Please: Students as Content Authors. Thanks to everyone who attended–I had fun.
In the second image, which presents the field school model I’ve been developing with my students, I’ve also mapped on Ruben Puentedura’s edtech quintent (dig into the slide deck after the jump) using red labels. This edtech quintet is a more powerful idea than his SAMR model, IMHO: If SAMR tells us how, the quintet tells us what and why.
Sketchquoter @amyburvall capture me in my grey tie at SXSWedu.
The Storify collection of Tweets posted during my SXSWedu session, No Textbooks Please: Students as Content Authors. Prepared by my friend and gentleman Charles Fowler, who was in Toronto where the weather was probably better than in Austin. And thanks to the one and only Amy Burvall for her hot pink sketchquotes!
The word cloud generated from 200+ tweets posted during my SXSWedu session, No Textbooks Please: Students as Content Authors.
I stripped out a few Twitter handles from some keen tweeters (thank you!) to get to the key terms and came up with “knowledge-model-constructed-learning-students.” I am happy with that.
This is an interactive archive of tweets posted during from my session, No Textbooks Please: Students as Content Authors at SXSWedu on March 4, 2014.
There are many things to appreciate about @mhawksey’s Twitter archive and interactive. Here we see that during a presentation, people are mostly broadcasting tweets. This is the data capture moment I described in my presentation.
For now, this is just a screenshot while I work out how to embed an iFrame in a responsive site. You can see and interact with the live archive here.
Alan November hosts one of the best education conferences out there. If you can only make one conference, this is the one to go to. It’s big enough to draw fantastic keynoters like Yong Zhao and David Weinberger as well as a terrific slate of presenters–people like Tom Barrett, Ewan McIntosh, Kathy Cassidy, Alec Couros, Darren Kuropatwa. And it’s small enough to allow for some serious professional networking. I go every year for these but also for the way I can get a read on where the conversations in education are going. There’s a whole lot of intellectual horsepower and professional experience in the room and you can be pretty sure what’s being said here will be heard later in classrooms everywhere.
My one big takeaway? You can feel the conversations moving from talking about tech, as it has over the past couple years, to talking about people. Every keynote I saw, every session I attended, every conversation I had, came down to this.
Actually, you could see this coming three years ago, when I drew this graphic at BLC10:
We’ve moved well into the discussion of relationships (people). That’s good news. More interestingly, those things we did not want to talk about back then are now on the table.
If my observation that the curve of adoption in educational technology is about 5 years wide is correct, we can expect to see these in general practice in another three years or so. (When I first drew the graphic below, I thought the movement of ideas was constant. I now think it slows down as you move to the right and that the curve might be a little wider.)
Question: What if for every $1 we invested in educational technology we invested $2 on professional development? The time and money are actually not hard to find. The will to do so is. And there’s an awful lot of great teaching you can do with next to no technology. As everyone scrambles towards 1:1 programs, we need to be extra mindful that good pedagogy trumps technology every time.