It’s blog hop day in the #innovatorsmindset book study!
Have you done some writing on this topic? Please add it to the form below. It’s March Break, so we are taking some time with this one.
Here are the blogs that have been submitted so far. Please enjoy reading and commenting!
We encourage you to keep writing, keep thinking, keep adding to the list. Let’s really make a big contribution to the knowledge base on this idea. This is a BIG one to tackle and an important one to consider.
We can all learn more about how we can measure the impact of changing practice in ensuring all our learners will thrive in this changing world. We look forward to your contributions to our collective understanding of how we can do this well.
You don’t have a blog? We are happy to post your work for you here on #OSSEMOOC, or just add to the comments below, or post a quick tweet under #innovatorsmindset #ossemooc hashtags, or post to the Voxer Group for the Book Club.
If you are just joining us today, please refer to this post where we share what we are up to!
Never before has there been such an abundance of information to contribute to our learning. At the same time, there is no doubt that our collective plates are brimming over with things to do. As a positive, we challenge ourselves to think differently and explore ways to learn on the go.
I thought I would share a couple of ideas that have improved my mobile learning. Part of my practice is to capture information using Notability on my iPad. This is a powerful app that allows me to write, record, and insert images in documents that I can refer to at any point in time. One of the things I like to do is re-listen to my recordings in the car. You can apply this idea to other mediums too, such as alivescribe pen.
As you think about your role as a leader during the 2015-2016 school year, you know that being connected is an important part of your work. A simple first step to connecting with other leaders around the province and around the world is learning to leverage social media for professional learning.
Educators learn and share together on Twitter.
Update: CBC’s interview on why principals and teacher must be on social media
OSSEMOOC is an open support system for leaders to learn to connect and self-direct their professional learning. A perfect starting point is to get connected on Twitter.
If you are uneasy about getting on social media, here are some steps you can take to access professional learning anonymously. This is a great starting point for beginners.
On May 5, 2015, we shared how you can use Twitter as a public library. Read the full post and access all the resources here or start with just the short screencast below.
Once you are ready to be a participant on Twitter, this resource will help you get started.
This short screencast shows you what you will learn.
Check the OSSEMOOC site daily for more support in becoming a connected leader in 2015-2106.
Yesterday we looked at the important digital literacy skill of curation. Today, we learn to use a popular curation platform (Sccop.It) both as a place to gather curated material in areas you are interested in and as a place for you to share back content that you want to curate.
As we work through this week, we are looking at a digital literacy skill called curation.
Briefly stated, curation allows us to share resources that we feel are valuable to our practice. When others curate resources, the wide stream of information on the web is filtered for your personal needs.
In order to get the idea behind “curation” as an important digital literacy skill, we ask you to refer to and read – from our November series – Day 9: Beginning to Share Content,
As a challenge, consider the kind of information you are looking for in your professional life, and the kind of information that you would be able to share back to others with similar needs and interests.
Like running, sometimes you need a little help to keep going.
May is the month to get this done! OSSEMOOC will scaffold the learning this month as you work through 30 days to get connected.
We will simplify the process into four 1-week steps:
1) May 4 to 8 Collect – Where do we go to find the information educators need?
2) May 11 to 15 Connect – How can I connect with other educators around the world?
3) May 19 to 22 Curate – How do I share great resources with my network?
4) May 25 to 29 Create – How do I make my learning and thinking visible? (Including a group project you won’t want to miss).
We will work through the four weeks in the supportive environment of a cohort of learners, complete with screencasted instructions, responsive learning, and incremental challenges to keep your learning moving forward!
So grab a colleague and make the leap to accessing the learning all over the world!
(Sign up is NOT required, but if you sign up (here), you will be on our mailing list for support and event notification in your email stream.)
As you look at the article, consider the chart that compares analog and digital leaders. While this article is for business leaders, we see many words that are bubbling up in education conversations today: “fail”, “ideas”, “multi-disciplinary”, “ecosystem”, “innovation”…