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An overview of trends in technology and learning and in communications for leaders.

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  • EffectiveCommunication forLeaders in the 21st Century http://groovylibrarian.edublogs.org/2011/01/18/new-resource-for-teachers/
  • About me• 25+ years in education• Coordinator of the Virtual Teacher Centre of the NLTA• Professional Learning and online professional learning with CDLI• Instructional Design
  • Overview• Trends in technology and learning• Tools for communicating• Share some thoughts and ideas• Walk away with one goal, one idea, one new direction…
  • In 45 minutes or less!!!!
  • Let’s get going!!
  • Is this youprofessionally?
  • Or this?
  • For what year are we preparing our students?
  • For what year are we preparing our students? This Fall’s Kindergarten Class will graduate in 2025.
  • What will the world be like in 2025?
  • What will the world be like in 2025? Will schools be any different?
  • http://classroomchoreography.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/classroom-early-20th-c.jpg
  • Or more of the same?
  • http://classroomchoreography.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/what-do-we-want-from-our-schools/
  • Will it look like this?
  • http://www.stlukeshhi.org/stlukespreschool
  • Or like this?
  • http://newell-fondapreschool.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html
  • http://fizahadam.blogspot.com/2010/09/math-ict-and-me.html http://www.creativetots.com/blog/smartboard-math-fun/http://besteducationpossible.blogspot.com/2011/05/technology-and- http://www.prlog.org/11001368-kids-kids-of-clayton-preschool-preschool-classroom-part.html kids-use-smartboards.jpg
  • What (Who) needs to adapt? http://www.focusonlinecommunities.com/blogs/Finding_Home/201 0/07/26/looking-for-my-old-teachers-on-facebook http://www.wirelessmobilemedia.com/ http://image1.masterfile.com/em_w/05/54/97/648-05549799w.jpghttp://image1.masterfile.com/em_w/02/21/74/700-02217459w.jpg
  • http://www.americanri.com/services/mobile.php
  • Your turn… How has teaching andlearning changed since you went to school?
  • Technological Trends What is changing?What is impacting schools? What is on the horizon?
  • How many world-wide Internet users werethere in the year 2011?2,000,000,000 (2 billion)(source: UN Telecommunication agency, Jan. 2011)
  • How many Facebook users are there? Over 800 million! Other: Over 250 million photos are uploaded every day! Over 70 languages are used on Facebook and over 75% of the users are outside of the U.S. (Source: Facebook Statistics)
  • Since its release in 2007 how many “apps” have been created for the iPhone? Over 650,000 As of Jan. 22 2011 – over 10 Billion Apps have been downloaded from iTunesHow many mobile phone connections are there worldwide? More than 1 billion added in the last 1 ½ years! (Source – Wireless Intelligence) This will increase to 6 Billion in 2012 and China will hit 1 billion connections in 2012
  • http://www.gamebasedlearning.org.uk/content/view/59/60/
  • For Discussion…Talk about trends in technology? • Talk about the trends… • Are they (the authors) on the right track? • Are you (we) on the right track?
  • Pedagogical and Curricular Considerations
  • Heidi Hayes-Jacobs
  • BlendedLearning
  • Blended Learning is an approach to course design that brings together thebest of both face-to-face and online strategies. This combination aims to buildbest of both face-to-face and online strategiesfrom each approach to create an innovative and effective learning experiencefor students.The notion behind a blended approach is the planned integration of onlineplanned integration of online and face-to-faceand face-to-face instructional approaches in a way that maximizes theinstructional approachespositive features of each respective delivery mode. For example, onlinematerials can provide students with flexibility and a way to access engagingmultimedia content. However, one of the often-heard criticisms of onlinecourses is that some may find them isolating or lacking in interpersonalcontact. In the case of a blended learning course that contact could beprovided in the form of face-to-face class sessions.http://cnx.org/content/m15048/latest/
  • …increase is learning outcome measures and lowering of attrition rates vs. fully online courses (Dziuban, Hartman & Moskal, 2004)…opportunity for students to practice technology skills innavigating online course materials and creating digital content forassignments… …increase in student-instructor and student-student interaction through discussion forums, blogs, wikis, social networking, etc…ability to reserve face-to-face time for interactive activities, such ashigher-level discussions, small group work, debates, demonstrations, orlab activities.
  • What students think… ConvenienceBlended Learning is an approach to course design that brings together the best of Self-pacedboth Flexibility of schedule face-to-face and online strategies. This combination aims to build from eachapproach to create an innovative and effective learning experience for students. greater reach and accessibility of educational materialThe notion behind a blended approach is the planned integration of online andface-to-face instructional approaches in a way that maximizes the positivefeatures of each respective delivery mode. For example, online materials can utilizing e-learning material where requiredprovide students with flexibility and a way to access engaging multimediacontent. However, one of the often-heard criticisms of online courses is that somemay find them isolating or lacking in the right combination themedia aintegrating digital content across interpersonal contact. In of case ofblended learning course that contact could be provided in the form of face-to-facedelivery typesclass sessions. scaling, speed of delivery and impact,
  • Flipped Classroomshttp://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/
  • Flipped Classroomshttp://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/
  • Flipped Classroomshttp://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/
  • “We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We’d nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age….Think There’s more knowledge than ever, of course, but it’s different.about it… Topics have no boundaries, and nobody agrees on anything. Yet this is the greatest time in history to be a knowledge seeker . . . if you know how.” David Weinberger
  • Disrupting Technologies
  • DisruptiveTechnologies
  • Classroom Instruction That Works http://www.mcrel.org/pdf/instruction/5992tg_what_works.pdf
  • MarzanoThis soundsfamiliar? Butthe tools havechanged.
  • MarzanoWe need toconsider the 3E’s ofeducation
  • The 3 E’s of EducationEnabled, engaged, empowered. http://www.slideshare.net/ProjectTomorrow/speak-up-2010-national-findings-students-and-parents
  • 3 Trends Mobile Learning Online and Blended Learning E-texts & Digital Contenthttp://www.slideshare.net/ProjectTomorrow/speak-up-2010-national-findings-students-and-parents
  • http://www.khanacademy.org/
  • Student VisionSocial-basedUntetheredDigitally-rich http://www.slideshare.net/ProjectTomorrow/speak-up-2010-national-findings-students-and-parents
  • Content iseverywhere…How can it becurated? http://www.iloveseo.net/content-curation-definition-and-generation/
  • http://heyjude.wordpress.com/category/communication-tools/
  • Mlearning[M]obile learning in a wider TEL [Technology-EnhancedLearning] context is the whole problem. It no longer hasanything to do with that or institutional contexts. TEL is top-down/centre-out/we-take-the-lead; we are in a situation thatsoutside-in/bottom-up/they-take-the-lead.PROF. JOHN TRAXLER, UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON https://mobilelearninginfokit.pbworks.com/w/page/41753238/Learning%20and%20 teaching%20considerations http://www.slideshare.net/ProjectTomorrow/speak-up-2010-national-findings-students-and-parents
  • Mlearning[M]obile learning in a wider TEL [Technology-Enhanced Learning]context is the whole problem. It no longer has anything to do withthat or institutional contexts. TEL is top-down/centre-out/we-take-the-lead; we are in a situation thatsoutside-in/bottom-up/they-take-the-lead.PROF. JOHN TRAXLER, UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON https://mobilelearninginfokit.pbworks.com/w/page/41753238/Learning%20and%20 teaching%20considerations http://www.slideshare.net/ProjectTomorrow/speak-up-2010-national-findings-students-and-parents
  • http://hippasus.com/resources/sweden2010/SAMR_TPCK_IntroToAdvancedPractice.pdf SAMR Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.
  • SAMRSubstitution:• What will I gain by replacing theolder technology with the newtechnology?
  • SAMRSubstitution to Augmentation:• Have I added a feature to the task processthat could not be done with theolder technology at a fundamental level?• How does this feature contribute to mydesign?
  • SAMRAugmentation to Modification:• How is the original task being modified?• Does this modification depend upon thenew technology?• How does this modification contribute tomy design?
  • SAMRModification to Redefinition:• What is the new task?• Will it replace or supplement older tasks?• How is it uniquely made possible by thenew technology?• How does it contribute to my design?
  • http://www.tpck.org/ TPCK Model K= Knowledge
  • For Discussion…Talk about curriculum andpedagogy… What are you seeing in your school? Are you seeing any shifts? Is it spreading or relatively “instructor dependant”? Are you an instructional leader? • Are you providing the time and the models for teachers to learn and pursue engaging pedagogies? • Are you promoting and are involved in PLCs and Communities of Practice for sharing and mentoring?
  • 21 st CenturyCommunications http://heyjude.wordpress.com/category/communication-tools/
  • Digital Communications http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=12184
  • Digital Communications http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=12184
  • Digital Communications http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=12184
  • Digital Communications http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=12184
  • Social Media andCommunications http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=12184
  • Social Media and Communications• How do you currently use social media in your school?• What tips would you give to other school leaders looking to apply social media tools to their school communities? http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=12184
  • Digital CommunicationsMedia PurposesTwitter What can you say in 140 characters or less?Mobile Mobile phone tech –Poll your parents/students. How many have mobile devices? How many prefer text or Tweets?Facebook Facebook.com – Need I say more?Blogging blogger.com, myvtc.ca, educblogs.orgWiki Wikispaces, pbworks, wikipediaScreencasting/podcasting/videocasting Screencastomatic, jing, camtasia,Google Docs Docs.google.comStorify Storify.com – a masher for social mediaTablet Technologies Ipad, Android, BYOD – How can you leverage them for communications?
  • Going Mobile• Use them to communicate to parents, students, media and the community for anything!!• Lockdowns, snow days, special events, report card days, holidays…• Is your website mobile friendly?
  • Going Mobile• Choose your tool carefully!• Remember, once it is out there digitally, there is no taking it back!!• If the messages are “school community only”, then don’t use publically accessible apps! (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)
  • Going Mobile• What kinds of apps?• Do you mean social media apps?• Are they easy to use?
  • Going MobileYes, social media.There are lots of waysto connect withstakeholders!! http://www.irca.org/inform/issue25/DStraker.html
  • Going MobileTexting forcommunications Txting for Communications
  • Going Mobile http://www.assortedstuff.com/?p=3447And mostareavailablevia mobile
  • Going MobileBut let’stalkMOBILEfor a sec
  • Gone Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Gone Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Gone Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Gone Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Gone Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Going Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Going Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Gone Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Gone Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Gone Mobilehttp://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/2011-mobile-statistics-stats-facts-marketing-infographic/
  • Social Media + Mobile Apps Impossible to touch on every social media site or app. But, if there is a need, chances are there is an app or site for that!
  • TwitterCommunicate to parents, students, media and thecommunity.Go to twitter.com, create an account, start followingother principals to see what they are saying ontwitter.But remember! Anyone can follow you!!
  • FaceBook• Many Strengths and challenges• Powerful communications tool• Try using it for SAC communications…• Public facing communications portal for community relations, news, events, etc…• Student reminders – events, registration, closures, good news stories…• Parent communications – but careful! It’s public!
  • http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/facebook-for-schools/
  • http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/facebook-for-schools/
  • http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/facebook-for-schools/
  • http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/facebook-for-schools/
  • http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/facebook-for-schools/
  • POSITIVES• Share school news• Share what’s happening• Share upcoming events• Make school announcements CAUTIONS• Use media to showcase • Protect students at all school culture times• Share photos • Protect teachers at all• Share success stories times• Use polls • Check with your district• Use Facebook questions • Check with parents • Protect yourself • Turn on all available protection • MONITOR at ALL TIMES
  • http://www.principalspage.com/theblog/http://theprincipalandinterest.wordpress.com/http://practicalprincipals.net/ Blogging • Share news • Respond to traditional media • Access anytime, anywhere • Look for blogs from • Increase coverage other administrators • Build community • Who are they following • Who is commenting • What are they saying • Join the conversation
  • WIKIs• Interactive• Co-creation• Easily maintained• Free• Always building on • Multi-media ready existing ideas • Easily organized and• Great for PLCs deployed • Great for PL, for sharing ideas privately and publically
  • Screencasting/Podcasting/ Videocasting Channels • Video and audio and screen capture technology • Screencast-o-matic - free • Jing – free • Audioboo.fm – audio podcasting – Social media ready, iTunes ready, mobile ready, and free!
  • YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyaUNK0cgx4
  • Jing for Teachinghttp://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
  • Jing For Principals• Video and audio announcements• School News• Media• Recognition• Reminders• Tutorials • Capture voice, video and screen• Media Campaigns with a simple piece of software, a mic and a web cam!!
  • Google Docs• Easy online forms• Inventories• Data Collection• Document sharing• Co-development• PLCs• Peer Interactions• Forums• Soon to be GOOGLE DRIVE GOOGLE DRIVE
  • Storify
  • Storify
  • Tablet Technologies• Explosion of tablets and apps…• Move everything you are doing on PC or Mac to a tablet environment…well… almost everything.• Target your communications to mobile web and tablet• Cloud computing environments• Built in multimedia capabilities• Similar to mobile, with a friendlier screen.
  • Quick IdeasTechnology UtilizationTwitter Communicate to parents, students and the communityDigital Tech for Administrator PL Decide on a topic, read by listening or watching, read blogs, respond to blogs, join networks or start your own…Podcasting/Screencasting/ For parents, teachers, students, media communicationsBlogging For parents, teachers, students, media communicationsWiki / Google For Professional Learning and PLCsTablet and Mobile Mobile access to all of the above!! (There IS an APP for that!)FaceBook and other public facing sites Public side – plenty of opportunities, plenty of cautions, plenty of benefitsLMS (Learning Management Systems) Promote blended learning environments
  • For Discussion…Talk about tools forcommunicating What ones do you like? Share an idea with a neighbour. What do you want to try and have not been able to for any of a number of reasons… How do you currently use social media in your school? What tips would you give to other school leaders looking to apply social media tools to their school communities?
  • Jim’s Final Thought
  • Select 1 tool, 1 idea, 1 concept…Research it and put it into practice.There are many tools out there.Select the one that best matchesyour purpose and go for it!!!