Pilot Activity

The Pilot Activity:http://pilot.digitalvoices.sislerhightechnology.com/

Visit the Pilot Activity: http://pilot.digitalvoices.sislerhightechnology.com/

The Pilot Activity:http://pilot.digitalvoices.sislerhightechnology.com/

 

Intent:

Students involved in the Digital Voices pilot activity will have an opportunity to discuss, research and gather data on the concept of “Digital Natives.” This data can be found in the format of social networks, video, blogs, games, websites, information, and any other resources. Students will need to investigate and create media regarding the role of 21st century educational practices and techniques in relation to Digital Natives.

Using digital networks, students are to investigate a response to these questions. Students will need to collaborate with other Digital Natives via Web 2.0, screen-sharing, file sharing, video conferencing and eCollaboration to create/present their findings through social media.

“A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technology, and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding of its concepts. Alternatively, this term can describe people born in the latter 1960s or later, as the Digital Age began at that time; but in most cases the term focuses on people who grew up with the technology that became prevalent in the latter part of the 20th century, and continues to evolve today.  Other popular discourse identifies a digital native as a person who understands the value of digital technology and uses this to seek out opportunities for implementing it with a view to make an impact.”  – 

source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_native

Criteria

Criteria:

As a group, students are to:

  • research the concept of “digital native,”
  • prepare pre-production notes and plans,
  • take on different media creation roles,
  • discuss implications of technology in relation to education (not necessarily the traditional institution),
  • discuss different web 2.0 technology strategies,
  • create a short media-based product(s) to be shared via web2.0,
  • capture/record the “process of the project” and share online,
  • promote findings through social networks,
  • populate Digital Voices’ pilot activity page,
  • answer the question: What does it mean to be a Digital Native in our current educational environment?
**students are to work on different components with peers from different geographical locations.

  

Task:

The purpose of this pilot activity is to investigate and create media regarding the role of 21st century educational practices and techniques in relation to Digital Natives. To do this, students must reflect on the following questions: What does it mean to be a Digital Native in our current educational environment? And how can I make a difference as a “digital native?”in this ever changing world.

Students will work collaboratively with peers from multiple geographical locations to create a media/Web 2.0/Social network on the the following question: “What does it mean to be a Digital Native in our current educational environment? And how can I make a difference?”  Everyday (at every location) must be documented and shared (through images, sketches, video, blog posts, etc.).  Students must be assigned different roles to complete this pilot activity.  It is recommended that the project has a minimum of 3 students per geographic location.

Potential student roles (students can take on more than one role):

  • webmaster,
  • video documenter,
  • photographer,
  • blogger,
  • social network expert,
  • audio,
  • presentation applications (i.e., Prezi, Ahead, Popplet, etc.)
  • video editing,
  • graphic designers

Launch Date: January 11, 2012 Due Date: January 26, 2012


   Resources:What is a Digital Native?Marc PrenskyHarvard’s Youth and Media

Participating Schools:

Children of the Earth High School– Winnipeg, Manitoba School of the Future – Philadelphia, USA
Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre – Norway House, MB Duke of Marlborough – Churchill, MB
 Osgoode Township High School – Ottawa, Ontario

Social Media Projects for Digital Natives:

Global Voices

DefoestAction

Youth Voices

TakingItGlobal