Why Skype?
http://learningismessy.com/blog/?p=196

Tapped In
Log on to http://tappedin.org

Explore Elluminate
(I will give you the link in class for obvious reasons)

Social Bookmarking Tool- del.icio.us
http://del.icio.us/about/
http://del.icio.us/help/
http://docs.google.com/View?docid=ad62vwjv8zm_6fh3r2s

Overview Delicious with "how to"
http://docs.google.com/View?docid=ad62vwjv8zm_6fh3r2s
http://www.beelerspace.com/index.php?p=890
http://personal.strath.ac.uk/d.d.muir/Delicious_Guide.pdf
http://www.benbishop.me.uk/web/how-to-delicious-intro/

Screencast on Delicious
http://screencast.edu.pri.ee/2006/11/23/screencast-delicious-social-bookmarking/
http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/gems/delicious.html

Watch as links are added
http://sandbox.sourcelabs.com/livemarks/

Discuss Prensky's Piece
In groups of 3-4 discuss the following:
1) What resonated with you in this article and why.
2) What, if anything, did you disagree with and why.

The differences between digital native learners and digital immigrant teachers.
*Ian Jukes and Anita Dosaj, The InfoSavvy Group, February 2003
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Digital Native Learners
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Prefer receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources.
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Prefer parallel processing and multitasking.
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Prefer processing pictures, sounds and video before text.
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Prefer random access to hyperlinked multimedia information.
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Prefer to interact/network simultaneously with many others.
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Prefer to learn “just-in-time.”
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Prefer instant gratification and instant rewards.
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Prefer learning that is relevant, instantly useful and fun.
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Digital Immigrant Teachers
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Prefer slow and controlled release of information from limited sources.
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Prefer singular processing and single or limited tasking.
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Prefer to provide text before pictures, sounds and video.
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Prefer to provide information linearly, logically and sequentially.
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Prefer students to work independently rather than network and interact.
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Prefer to teach “just-in-case” (it’s on the exam).
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Prefer deferred gratification and deferred rewards.
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Prefer to teach to the curriculum guide and standardized tests.

David Warlick blogs about Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants and tells us to move on.
But I believe that it is time that we stop hiding behind our immigrant status, and start acting like natives. We need to stop making excuses and start leading. We are teachers, after all. It’s our job to lead, not follow. Sure, we’ll never be able to keep up with our kids in lots of ways. They have the luxury of time and their brain cells are fresher. But it is our job to look into the future and then plan and lead the way for our children.

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