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MACE Conference 2012

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 Workshop Description


If you have ever wondered about how the classrooms of the future will look like attend this session by NASSP's National Award Winning Digital Principal Mike King. Mike and Jesse West will take you into the world of the next generation of teaching and learning which Mike calls the New Alexandria. Learn the essential techniques of generating digital content using methods of facilitate, aggregate, curate, and create through project based learning in primordial spaces within the elaborative learning process. In this session you will learn about the new collaboration roles of the curator, and designer, as information is synthesized from, standards, assessment, content, method, and process into newly developed content generated for mobile learning. The end product of these practices will be a digital book for the new "Alexandrian Libraries of the Future." This session is a BYOD with some knowledge of iAuthor, aggregation and curation tools like, twitter, Delicious, Diggo, scoopit, Paper.li and Twitted Times which are all  necessary components for your learning, get connected became a curator.


        Activity Guide


Ask Me A Question

Thank you for joining me today! If you have any questions about the content covered during or after this session just ask!


PART ONE LEARNING SPACES: "The Facilitation of Learning Spaces"

Overview: In an elaborative learning environment “classroom spaces,” are created in ways that students are at the center of knowledge obtainment. These learning spaces are linked to the process of engaged activities as students are asked to perform authentic task.” 


Activity One: Facilitated Learning


  1. Number off one to four.
  2. Once you have been given your topic number you have three minutes to respond to your assigned topic on the back channel.  
  3. To Answer the question assigned to your topic select the Back Channel Link to Today's Meet
  4. Please monitor other response as you will be asked to provide feedback on one or all of the four questions listed above. 


Topic One: "The Campfire"

  • Question One: In a facilitated classroom the campfire can be compared to learning in what ways?


Topic Two:"The Watering Hole"

  • Question Two: In a facilitated classroom how is the watering hole being compared to a part of a lesson?


Topic Three: "The Cave"

  • Question Three: In a facilitated classroom what part of a students learning is compared to a cave?


Topic Four: "Life"

  • Question Four: What role is directly associated with Life as it is applied to classroom learning?



PART TWO CO-CREATING: "The Mash-Up Approach to Co-Creating"

Overview: The term collaboration has changed from working well with others to the mixing of ideas for the recreation of deeper meanings of a discipline. New workforces are now being recognized for their co-creating ideas, workers that generate the remixing of multiple concepts on a large collaborative scale, creating new mashup products.  


PART TWO: Activity Two: Co-Creating with Lego's 


Participants are to use Co-Creative collaborative means to reconstruct the model to its original form.

  • Step One: Each participant will receive one Lego. 
  • Step Two: After the Lego's are distributed around the room the idea is to construct a model by passing the Lego's around the room until all Lego's have been used. 
  • Step Three: Once the model has been completed then the completed model is then returned to the facilitator. 
  • Step Four: The facilitator will disassemble the Lego model originally constructed and ask the participants to reconstruct the first model again. 

PART TWO: Activity Three: Aggregation

Overview: To say there is a flood of content being created online now seems like a serious understatement. Until now, the interesting thing is that there are relatively few technologies or tools that have been adopted in a widespread way to manage this deluge. The real question is whether solutions like these will be enough. Content aggregation is certainly an emerging space and one where more and more thought leaders will continue to share their voices

  • Every hour thousands of new videos are uploaded online.
  • Blog posts are written and published.
  • Millions of tweets and other short messages are shared.
  • By some estimates in just a few years we will reach a point where all the information on the Internet will double every 72 hours.

Aggregation is the process of collecting content from multiple social network services. Pulling together information into a single location, Consolidate multiple social networking profiles into one profile. Aggregation networking tools allowing users to consolidate messages, combine bookmarks,  search across multiple social networking sites. 


PART TWO: Activity Three: Aggregation


Participants will be given a demonstration on how to setup a twitter account and best practices.

Step One: Creating an Account


Step Two: Choosing a Username

  • Your real name: @ambercoggin @deananunn
  • A name to describe your interests: @techteacher @spedtchr78
  • A name to describe the organization you represent: @CollierES @MobilePublicSch


Step Three: Choosing a Password

  • Twitter passwords must contain 6 characters or more. Make your password something easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess. If your account gets “hacked”, meaning tweets are sent under your account but not by you, change your password immediately!


Step Four: Finding People to Follow

  • In order to make Twitter interesting, you first must find people to “Follow”. Follow people who have the same interests as you (other educators, people who like to garden, etc.), friends or family, news organizations, or just those you want to learn more about (actors, musicians, politicians, etc.). In order to follow someone, simply visit their Twitter page and click “Follow”.


Step Five Following Someone

  • To follow someone on Twitter means to subscribe to their tweets or updates on the site. Once you follow someone, their tweets will show up on your timeline. You can reply to their tweet or retweet it to those who follow you so they can read it too!


Twitter Resources


Aggregation Resources

PART TWO Activity Four: Digital Curation

Overview: Digital curation is the process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, historians, writers and scholars. Educators are starting to utilize digital curation to improve the quality of information and data within their classrooms to enhance the elaborative learning process. It has been noted that the future of web found knowledge will be driven by content curation. A curators role will be specified within the co-creative group, to collect and share the best content online for others to consume. Additional roles will include the student editor, the student publisher who will who will bring together highly valuable compilations of content created by others. The curators role in web found knowledge will bring more utility and order to the elaborative learning process. 



Participants will be given a demonstration on how to setup a Paper.li account and best practices.

  • Curate an Online Daily Newspaper with your Twitter account
  • Curate an Online Daily Newspaper with a Twitter #Hashtag
  • Curate an Online Daily Newspaper with a Twitter List


Curation Resources

PART THREE Activity Five: Digital Creation Using A Bookmarklet to Create an ePub Format 

Overview: “If students are to make knowledge their own, they must struggle with the details, wrestle with the facts, and rework raw information & dimly understood concepts into language they can communicate to someone else. In short, if students are to learn, they must write.” Creative thinking is a process of coming up with a new idea by merging additional ideas together. Creative thinking usually occurs through a co-collaborative process either as a group or through the curation of ideas. To be considered as creative thinking it must be ongoing, questioning has to occur and it must be practiced." We are moving away from a world in which some produce and many consume media, toward one in which everyone has a more active stake in the culture that is produced." 



  • Participants will learn how to convert WebPages to ePub format
  • Start by opening dotepub.com in Safari
  • Scroll down the page to the section with instructions for installing the bookmarklet for iPad
  • Selecting or deselect the immersive mode
  • Tap on Text and choose select all
  • Copy
  • Select Add Bookmark from the Safari menu
  • Save the Bookmark


dotePub Resources




Apple announced iBooks 2 to “reinvent the textbook”. This is directed towards students and teachers to allow for interactive textbooks. Since many educational institutions use iPads, this is a step to lose those heavy textbooks. Anyone can create a book for iBooks with Apple releasing the iBooks Author app in the Mac Store. It uses simple drag and drop features with Word files and images so that everything is done for you. 


Textbooks on iPad go way beyond the printed page. See how they bring learning material to life with video, audio, interactivity, and more.







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