We often talk about how the world of work is changing, and how younger people (digital natives) will be better able to cope with this. But, how are they going to get there? What is the route they are taking to use the new tools for their own learning and development? And what can we learn from them?
This video by a grade 7 student shows her personal learning environment (or PLE). We get a sense of how she pulls together the pieces of her day, and in some ways directs her own learning with some direction from teachers. In this example, the student uses the tool Symbaloo to create her PLE, but other platforms or tools may be used. She is also using Evernote to gather information for her reports.
This reminds me of past discussions we have had about personal knowledge management (or PKM); is this, perhaps, a practical manifestation of PKM? What I like best is how focused this student is; she has obviously found a way to address information overload that plagues so many of us.