Will Richardson's 10 Big Shifts for the Read/Write Web

  1. Open Content - info is as close as a Google search and the breadth and depth is staggering
  2. Many, Many Teachers, and 24/7 Learning - being able to connect to others through the technology and understand different contexts; these connections allow for many collaborations
  3. The Social, Collaborative Construction of Meaningful Knowledge - typically, students did work and turned it in to the teacher; now, the audience has grown so much beyond the classroom
  4. Teaching is Conversation, Not Lecture - students are learning that their voices matter and are designing their own learning
  5. Know "Where" Learning - it isn't about the information, but how to find it
  6. Readers Are No Longer Just Readers - we can no longer assume that information is accurate and we must be able to engage sources
  7. The Web as Notebook - shift towards a paperless environment and having each student figure out how to keep track of online material; digital portfolios
  8. Writing Is No Longer Limited to Text - multimedia and hypertext; audio, video, image can contribute to the message
  9. Mastery Is the Product, Not the Test - the test used to be at the end, but now it can be shown in many ways, across time
  10. Contribution, Not Completion, as the Ultimate Goal - not just about doing assignments anymore, but it can be added to the conversation that is teaching others, too

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General Ideas
  • Responsibility
  • Everyone has a voice
  • Recognition that literacy is changing
  • Teach the teachers first
  • Active Participation
  • Free Press
  • Technology and studnet collaboration
  • Technologies as aslaveto us
  • Communication skills
  • Continue person to person
  • Students as editors
  • Availability of information
  • Too much access
  • Fact vs opinion
  • Expanding knowledge
  • Shrinking knowledge
  • Fact vs fiction
  • Virtual reality vs reality