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Innovation Through Technology 21st Century Learning
What’s Your Responsibility As A Teacher?Ensure Today’s Students Are Ready to:* Live *Learn *Work *Thrive In this high-tech-global- highly participatory world
Let’s fill up our tank with Innovation “The Fuel for a Knowledge-Based Economy”#1 visualization #2 democratization of knowledge #3 participatory cultures for learning.
Let’s engage today’sstudents deep into learning ! Students need a balance to flow (adaptive expertise) 50% skill building 50% Creativity
Innovation One: Visualization• Develop students as informed consumers of information – *recognition of the potential for manipulation of media• Engage students in thinking critically and creatively using visuals – *Gapminder• Engage students in communicating using visuals – *contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity
Innovation Two: Democratization of Knowledge• -provides the opportunity for lifelong individual and group learning. For students to leverage that opportunity fully requires critical thinking, information literacy, and a measure of self-direction, all of which need to be developed in part of our school systems.Examples:• Browsing the Net-Providing intensive work with students on informed searching, navigating the visible and invisible Web, critiquing websites to check for reliable sources, persevering to ensure comprehensive, balanced searches• Learning Objects- Digital/Web based resource for use and reuse to support learning• Simulations-students are able to experiment with parameters behind a visual simulation21st century skills: rethinking how students learn/(edited by) James Bellanca, Ron Brandt.
Innovation Three: Participatory Learning• Web 2.0 tools of the 21st century have given rise to a participatory culture• Students expect to be active participants Example: Use of Facebook to engage students to learn about the periodic table
Does your classroom advance 21st century learning and student engagement by embracing the innovations of visualization,democratization of knowledge andparticipatory/collaborative learning?
References• Text 21st century skills: rethinking how students learn/(edited by) James Bellanca, Ron Brandt.• Pictures Clipart from Microsoft Word