2-California Department of Education-Learning Registry-2


It’s part of the solution as I mentioned it’s
not a solution in and of itself. uh so there’s a…there’s a, uh, technical activity I need to
get into to walk to the next piece of this. Actually it’s over here Steve. Ok can you do this for me? It’s just
in the folder. Do you want the registry? Yes that prezi presentation. Yeah, so if you just hit full screen
on that. Click on this I think? Ok, great. So we will this if this clicker works with this. So this is just going to be a walk through to give you something more tangible
about the Learning Registry. We talk about oh that sounds good but what is it? So these are going to be screen shots and other things, wrapping this conversation, I
have to emphasize, I have this conversation with a lot of people of course and us they say great well I’m ready to log in, but
you can’t log in, there’s no place to log in and then they walk away saying well he doesn’t want me to login
and he won’t give me, he doesn’t like me but somebody Its not, its not personal there is no place to login this is This is not a web (you’re so mean)
right I’m so mean, right exactly so but its just a hard dialogue to have when our experience with the internet is web and so we say well web has a destination and I want
to go to the destination that is called Learning Registry But if you go to the destination called learningregistry.org you will
find a lot of technical documentation and user groups But if you go to the destination called learningregistry.org you will find a
lot of technical documentation and user groups and say well that’s not very user friendly why do you send me there? That’s not
it’s for that’s for a community home for building this thing but what we are building is in fact not a website so
I will try to describe to you what it is through some interaction with other websites where they’ve engaged
with us and are working with us In fact California to your credit, has been working through
Brokers of Expertise and CTE or Career Technical Education online, these two websites have already been engaging with us and doing a lot of forward thinking work so you can
already claim some credit for working in the Learning Registry. Um, so let’s just take a look at some of the
partners, um, these are a list, it’s an incomplete list These are a list of organizations that have been
participating with us to some substantial degree already already, um some of them federal websites. National Archives has a really great uh if you work in the history field docs
at teachdoc.org. I can’t recommend it enough Show you a little bit of that. National Science digital
library, PBS, Bookshires are amazing, uh, A California based company that makes pretty much all copyrighted material books, newspapers, uh, etc., and available in accessible formats,
uh, to, uh, people with uh, disabilities uh for free. Better Lessons, teachers sharing lessons for
teachers depending on where you come out it could be a good thing or a bad
thing. Alright so a lot of different organizations What we know is a lot of these organizations are
creating content or they are identifying effective content and uh, they could be used in, uh, not just
in the classroom but in curriculum planning alignment to course materials, and supplemental materials, reteaching, ok
any number of opportunities to use these materials in interesting ways. Um they are available all over these places and
if you are in the digital content business you know that this list goes down to the floor and basically there
is just a lot of these organizations that are out there. We can take a look at a couple
just to give you a feel for how this works. PBS Learning Media, here is a video with some supplemental materials with links to related content, alignment to some
curriculum not down to the level of Common Core standards but I think they are heading that way. And some other uploaded materials down there at the bottom. So just a
classic if you want to learn about the sciences behind hunger Here’s docsteach.org which I love, uh, they take
primary source materials so actual written documents at various times that came from the time
period and align them into learning activities at various times and then a lot of teachers will modify and
develop those to refine them and share them with each other. Uh, I just really like the concept that kids
are interacting with the primary sources as they are trying to understand where, and when,
and what they said about where they were and what was going on back in DC at the time or elsewhere And they do some really interesting things about subtitling. You know its very hard to read quilling and so they subtitle these
things so they can see the original material and you can actually see what they were saying to
bring it into modern text to some degree Smithsonian, uh, as I’ve had the opportunity to
work with the federal government I’ve come to appreciate while there may be
problems with federal budgets and so forth I don’t really want to get into the politics of that, but
uh, some of the scientists and some of the archivists, uh these people have incredible technical expertise dating back 20-30 years and are producing incredible amounts of primary source
research that can be used in instruction and they would want it to be connected to instruction and in
fact they do a lot of work around describing how they can sell their personally connected to this material
which I think can be really valuable as supplements as well as core content, um, so
there is access to these sorts of things The Europeans have been doing a lot of work on building, this is just an
example the organs puzzle and how to assemble with all of these organs whether you understand the basic gross anatomy, um, they
are willing to send this stuff our way. and some content isn’t appropriate across borders but they
have to deal with lots of language issues and things, there is a lot to like about what they are working
on. And they have been contributing their materials to the Learning Registry. So these are all just sites, again, Library of Congress, so it
goes on and on, and you know its what I love and if you can’t get kids excited about science through
rovers driving on the surfaces of other planets then I don’t think it’s ever going to happen, um, it’s
amazing the kind of stuff we have there so that’s all the dialogue of , it’s all out there
right? But they say okay you just cherry picked, right? But how do we get to that stuff right? And it’s
really hard because you end up going to google, searching and hoping right, and that’s the level of access and it’s
not bad but it’s not designed for learning Google is not designed for learning, right? We know
that but uh it’s where teachers go So, we will talk about a few places, but the
point is how do we get to these things? And that is the problem I am trying to solve. And we
can talk about it from a number of different perspectives but for me, one state, one teacher, some one, who is credible,
lets just make that assumption, finds one of these things And then they solve their problem and then the
rest of us are still left wanting that’s ultimately at the core. How do we communicate with each other
if we have done something, found something, done something useful uh, so lets consider that problem a little
bit, uh, we don’t share that knowledge But interestingly on the web now there is lots of
tools for sharing what we know, um, so Just the like button, so, facebook has this like button scattered all around and if teachers or other people are liking resources that
tends to suggest that they are being used then that tends to suggest that they might be suitable for
instruction so if you are just trying to cull resources that might be suitable for instruction versus all of the
other resources which are probably not suitable for instruction on the web that’s a first moving property, now that
doesn’t get into the issues of quality or suitability, grade level, so it doesn’t get into a
lot of issues, that’s a longer discussion but Just to point out that this solves, this is
starting to solve some of the problems but we still do not have mechanisms to communicate
that so lets look a little bit deeper so this is that Mars rover lesson again and
but now its suited ah for learning in some more structured way though PBS, uh so
it’s been aligned to a little bit of instructional content. It’s been connected to curricular topics so it’s no longer just a video of a rover riding around on the moon or on Mars but its got related content. Its got a couple of connections it shows you where it might connect a lesson plan for a particular application PBS property but as we get more and more integrated with Learning Registry And then crucially its got these favorite and share
buttons which might just occur inside a that share button can show up inside Brokers of Expertise in California so that when someone clicks share that information doesn’t just get shared locally, it can say a teacher, working with 9th grade
kids in science shared this resource on this date so it’s somewhat anonymous but another teacher might find that quite useful The whole piece of content, this whole thing,
PBS can push it into Learning Registry and say we have this learning material available on our site and you can consume it and make it available so
that Brokers of Expertise again or CTE online and say we want to teach something about engineering
this has been aligned to an engineering orientation and now when users search on our site, they find
these things and so this is a communication apparatus

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