Tony Parkin, Specialist Schools & Academies Trust

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Tony Parkin, Specialist Schools & Academies Trust

  1. 1. It’s a small world… Tony Parkin Head of ICT Development
  2. 2. HHL Poll – what are you looking for?
  3. 4. Toshiba Portege G900
  4. 5. Personalising Learning… <ul><li>SSAT Personalising Learning Development & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Professor David Hargreaves (and over 250 headteachers!) </li></ul><ul><li>The gateways to transformation… </li></ul><ul><li>Student Voice and New Technologies… </li></ul>D&R
  5. 6. Alice’s digital learning
  6. 7. Renaldo Lawrence
  7. 8. MP3 iPod Video iPod
  8. 9. Discussion…. (10 mins) <ul><li>Identify the key things you believe that teachers would wish to do with a mobile learning device of their own… </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the key things that you believe that students would choose as priorities for their devices… </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the uses that you believe that teachers would wish students to do! </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have an evidence base? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Plenty of pilots … when are we taking off?
  10. 11. Successful handheld learning devices English Science Maths
  11. 12. No shortage of devices…
  12. 13. Student Voice and New Technologies <ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Co-construction </li></ul>Demos and “Their Space” Futurelab and “Learner Voice”
  13. 14. Co-construction as 21stC pedagogy? <ul><li>Not all in agreement with this view… </li></ul><ul><li>“ My criticism in brief is that constructivism maintains the widespread, commonsensical, subject-centred, Aristotelian-empiricist epistemological paradigm, and by correctly pointing to a major error in empiricist assumptions, it then swings to a relativist epistemology without abandoning the paradigm itself”. </li></ul><ul><li>Philip Ramsden </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation in Mathematics: Proc. 2nd International Mathematica Symposium (1997) </li></ul>Research perspective...
  14. 15. <ul><li>Handwriting recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Windows compatible </li></ul><ul><li>Not instant on-off </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless networking </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer, Word, Excel </li></ul><ul><li>2 hours battery life </li></ul><ul><li>£700 </li></ul>Technology revolution - UMPC
  15. 16. York SIMpad pilot
  16. 17. <ul><li>Handwriting recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Windows compatible </li></ul><ul><li>Instant on-off </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless networking </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer, Word, Excel </li></ul><ul><li>5 hours battery life </li></ul><ul><li>£400 </li></ul>
  17. 18. Technology… or pedagogy? <ul><li>Are we waiting for the appropriate device/price point/battery life – or are we awaiting the appropriate learning approach? </li></ul>
  18. 19. Challenge <ul><li>How do we foster student voice and ownership? </li></ul>1017 194 18
  19. 20. Personalisation = One to One Learning?
  20. 21. One to one learning or computing? <ul><li>Bette Manchester: </li></ul><ul><li>“ There is no question that a laptop for each student is critical if you are trying to personalise the learning for every child. </li></ul><ul><li>In student centered classrooms these tools need to be in the hands of students 24/7. </li></ul><ul><li>… .a cart model continues the traditional teacher centric classroom, one in which the teacher controls the resource”. </li></ul>Ownership or loanership?
  21. 22. Student voice? <ul><li>Should we be looking to align the learning approach with student device capabilities? </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Paul Hynes </li></ul><ul><li>Leigh CTC project… </li></ul>
  23. 24. Changing hearts and minds… <ul><li>How are we going to assist schools to allow widespread mobile use by students? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we going to change the school culture to facilitate risk-taking? </li></ul><ul><li>Is allowing students to communicate directly and digitally without teacher mediation an impossible aspiration for most schools – at least on mobile devices? </li></ul>
  24. 25. Handheld Learning Poll
  25. 26. ACTIVITY - Opinions: (10 mins) <ul><li>Will learning technology come in the pocket or from school? </li></ul><ul><li>What would persuade many/nearly all schools to allow mobile devices to be left on? </li></ul><ul><li>What sort of activities or opportunities would foster senior management acceptance? </li></ul><ul><li>Will BSF change any of these or offer new possibilities? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we move from innovation to sustainability? </li></ul>
  26. 27. It’s a small world after all… <ul><li>It's a world of laughter A world of tears It's a world of hopes And a world of fears There's so much that we share That it's time we're aware It's a small world after all </li></ul><ul><li>Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman </li></ul>
  27. 28. Thank You Tony Parkin [email_address]

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