21st Century Classroom 2.0 (April 2012)

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The 21st Century classroom happens where best practices in classroom management, instructional design & technology integration meet. Here's how.

The 21st Century classroom happens where best practices in classroom management, instructional design & technology integration meet. Here's how.

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  • 1. MANAGING YOUR21st CENTURY CLASSROOM Ver 2.0 (April 2012)
  • 2. COLLABORATION Back Channel: • TodaysMeet.com • Collaborative Doc (see wiki for specific links) BASIC PHILOSOPHY: A back channel is the conversation that is going on while a lecture, video , presentation or other work is going on. This is almost ALWAYS happening anyways, the key is to get students using it productively. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 3. KEY PRINCIPLES “Any teacher who can beCreated by M.Peters from stock photos. replaced by a computer deserves to be.” -David Thornberg Futurist & Technology Educator MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 4. KEY PRINCIPLES“Technology in education mustbe like oxygen: ubiquitous,necessary, and invisible.” -Chris Lehman Educator, Administrator, Technology Leader MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 5. KEY PRINCIPLES “Technology integration should mean something different for everyone. Teachers should seek out the tools that are relevant to their practice.” -Michael Peters International Ed-Tech Gunslinger MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 6. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM the challengeBy David Hay Jones Science Photo Library • Bringing together best practices in classroom management, technology integration and instructional design.
  • 7. Instructional design facilitates classroom management because students are active Technology and engaged. integration supports instructional design by facilitating rich, Instructional collaborative & Design Classroom authentic tasks. management facilitates instructional design by creating an effective learning environment.Instructional design the sweet spotfacilitates technologyintegration by providing Technology Classroomclear learning goals and Integration Managementrich activities which usetechnology to its fullest. Technology integration supports classroom management with communication tools and Classroom management supports quick access to a wealth of resources for technology integration by ensuring that added support or enrichment. technology resources are used effectively. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 8. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM today• Classroom Management Traditional principles for a digital classroom.• Instructional design Overview of best practices, and why it matters in your 21st Century Classroom• Getting it together: A quick checklist
  • 9. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOMClassroom Management Traditional principles for a digital classroom.
  • 10. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM Photo: patrick1952, Photobucket.comManaging student behavior is a challenge as old as teaching.
  • 11. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOMPhotographer unknown: Skitch.com Of all the possible variables, classroom management has the largest impact on student achievement. - Robert J. Marzano
  • 12. BEST PRACTICES INClassroom Management 1. Setting the tone 2. Clear and consistent rules, procedures and consequences 3. Progressive discipline, with documentation. 4. Persistence! MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 13. BEST PRACTICES INClassroom Management 1. Setting the tone.• Emphasize the classroom as a learning environment – all decisions – including when to use (or not to use) technology should be seen and explained through that lens.• Cultivate an environment where students are held accountable for their actions.• Model appropriate conduct – teachers need to do a better job managing their own use of technology. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 14. BEST PRACTICES INClassroom Management 2. Clear and consistent rules, procedures and consequences.• Spend class time discussing and/or developing rules and procedures. Keep them as brief and simple as possible.• Procedures can included structured timing, daily responsibilities, and expectations for behavior while input or discussion is happening.• They should be posted in the classroom and made available to parents, online or otherwise. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 15. Common Sense School Rules For Devices In the Classroom• Laptops, including tablets, are permitted in classrooms for basic educational purposes. Other devices, such as Blackberries, iPods and other smart phones may be permitted for specific activities.• Devices must be used in the classroom ONLY for specific, educational purposes as specified by the teacher.• Personal communications (Facebook, email, chat) or digital entertainment (such as games or movies) are NEVER permitted inside the classroom, unless for specific educational activities authorized by the teacher.• Teachers should develop routines and procedures defining when and how computers should be used in their classroom. It is the responsibility of the teacher to clearly establish and communicate these expectations.• Computers should be treated as basic educational tools. Access should not be denied as a punishment, nor granted as a reward. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 16. Mr.Peters’ Classroom Rules for ElectronicsIn our classroom:• Laptops or tablets, are encouraged. Smartphones may be used at designated times to update homework or To-Do lists.• You must enter this classroom with all devices off, and leave the classroom with all devices off.• No games, entertainment, or personal communications in the classroom. EVER.• No taking pictures or video of others without their permission.• You are accountable for your words and conduct both in class, and online.• Computer problems are NEVER an excuse for late or missing work. Save often. Leave yourself extra time. PROBLEM SOLVE. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 17. BEST PRACTICES INClassroom Management 3. Progressive discipline• A great system doesn’t mean you’ll never have trouble. Be ready with the next step.• In a progressive discipline model, consequences become more severe when behaviors are repeated or become more severe.• DOCUMENTATION IS THE KEY. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 18. PRACTICALClassroom Management TIPS Dealing With Devices! 1. MBWA – Management by Wandering Around 2. RATS – Read All of The Screen (for students AND teachers!) 3. Learn about window and tab control 4. Protected input and discussion times. 5. “45 your screens!” 6. Adjust the physical layout of the room. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 19. BEST PRACTICES INClassroom Management Technology Can HELP! • Example: Class Dojo (http://www.classdojo.com) • Example: 101 SMART Goals (http://www.101-smart-goals.com/) • Example: Superbetter (http://www.superbetter.com) MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURYImage: schooltechnology.org CLASSROOM
  • 20. Classroom ManagementOTHER WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP 1. Communication with Parents and Students (including wikis and blogs - documented too!) 2. An extended classroom community means shared responsibility 3. Streamline your own management MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 21. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOMInstructional DesignOverview of best practices and why it matters in your 21st Century Classroom
  • 22. KEY PRINCIPLES “Using technology successfully in the classroom is a mindset, not a skill set.” -Kim Cofino International Educator & Technology Coach MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 23. BEST PRACTICES INInstructional Design 1. TPACK Framework 2. Backwards Design 3. Constructivist Principles MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 24. BEST PRACTICES IN Instructional Design TPACK is a way of looking at technology- infused lesson design to ensure you have covered all the bases. BASIC PHILOSOPHY: Make sure you think about these three basic areas: Content knowledge (Does the lesson or activity require the student to learn & demonstrate the right content?) Technological knowledge (What technological skills are required to complete the task – are they appropriate? Are you teaching assessing them?)www.tpack.org Pedagogical knowledge (Is it a rich, student-centered task? Does it require higher order thinking?) MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 25. BEST PRACTICES INInstructional Design 1. Backwards DesignBackwards design is an instructional designmethod invented by Wiggins and McTighe and is part oftheir larger Understanding by Design framework.BASIC PHILOSOPHY: Design with your goals in mind and work backwards toprovide students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 26. BEST PRACTICES INInstructional Design 1. Backwards Design Principles & TechnologyChoose and use technology purposefully – to address thegoals you want to achieve.You can set content-driven goals (ie. their knowledge of thesubject) and also skill-driven goals (ie. the ability to usecomputers to collaborate – ITSE framework!)Remember to think about the necessary computer skillsstudents will need to be successful – don’t assume. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 27. BEST PRACTICES INInstructional Design 2. Constructivist PrinciplesConstructivism was popularized by the writings ofJean Piaget. Learning is viewed as a active process.BASIC PHILOSOPHY: Emphasizes the learner as a unique individual.You don’t teach the students, as such, they must construct theirown knowledge. Teachers are cast in the role of facilitators orguides. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 28. BEST PRACTICES INInstructional Design 2. Constructivist Principles & Technology1. Importance of collaboration and working together. (social constructivism)2. Accessing great resources – you are a curator!3. Important skill sets – research, critical thinkingBASIC PHILOSOPHY: You don’t teach the students, as such, they mustconstruct their own knowledge. Teachers are cast in the role of facilitators orguides. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 29. Where Tech Integration & Constuctivism Meet• Communication• Collaboration• Creativity• Community MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 30. Getting It TogetherA Day 1 ChecklistCommunication• Your Home Base: a Class Website, Blog or Wiki• + Email List, Google Group, Twitter Feed, Google + circle, ?Lesson Planning• Technology-integrated lessons, resources, homework and special projects.• Goal setting for other tech-rich instructional tools.Professional Enrichment and Collaboration MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 31. Getting It TogetherA Day 1 Checklist Professional Enrichment and Collaboration Build Your Professional Learning Community Twitter For Educators: A 2 Minute Sales Pitch • What it is? Hash Tags. How can it be used? • Tweetdeck. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 32. Successful technologyintegration means …• Preparation• Problem Solving• Persistence MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM
  • 33. Join an online community.. Credit where credit is due Kim Cofino (http://kimcofino.com) is an international educator and technology facilitator (presently based in Japan). Her writing on blending backwards design principles with technology integration was a major source of inspiration for this presentation. Steve Katz (http://www.teachwithvideo.com) is an author, technology facilitator, and former international educator who has prepared several presentations on classroom management in 1:1 and other device heavy environments. The great “Oxygen” analogy and many of the practical management tips come from one of his presentations. MANAGING YOUR 21st CENTURYPowerpoint Template: TemplatesWise.Com, and modified. CLASSROOMExcept where noted, all images are generic, unattributedclip-art.