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  • Johannes Gutenberg – 1440first mass production of books3600 pages per day compared to 40 by hand printing / few by hand-copyingintroduced era of mass communication –increase access to knowledge – broke the monopoly of the literate elite1620 Francis bacon would say “changed the whole face and state of things throughout the worldno dyslexia before the printing press
  • Thomas Friedman"flatteners" that he sees as leveling the global playing field – personal computingconvergence of computers / internet / globalisationdigital nativesSpeakup 2010Not reflected in what is happening in schools – precieved lack of sophisticated use of emerging technologiesDesktop computers still most prevalent
  • In education, three key technology-related shifts are underway that shows this to be an idea whose time has finally come.The first involves shifting computers from school tech labs to classrooms and from classrooms to pupils’ backpacks. The second replaces books and print-based analogues with online curricula and digital content. The third removes one-size-fits all, teacher-at-front-of-the room instructional approaches in favour of personalised lessons, assessments, and instructional modalities."Global education strategist Dr Mark Westo
  • Enabling students to reach their potential through increased access to educational resources and experts that extend learning beyond the capacities or limitations of their school or community.Engaging students in rich, compelling learning experiences that develop deeper knowledge and skill development especially the problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking skills so highly desired for our world today.Empowering students to take responsibility for their own educational destinies and to explore knowledge with an unfettered curiosity, thus creating a new generation of life long learners.
  • emerging and developing technologies delivering compensatory strategies
  • Helping students learn (why am I doing this?) and to gauge student progress (How do I know it is working?)
  • Enhancement to Transformation

Apps for Literacy Support - AASE 2011 Apps for Literacy Support - AASE 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • Apps for Literacy Support:
    m-learning tools for students who struggle with literacy
  • Greg O’Connor
    Education Services Manager, Spectronics
  • "Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”
  • Project Tomorrow &The Horizon Report
    use social based learning for learning and personal lives
    access to untethered learning
    digitally rich learning using relevancy-based digital tools, content & resources that allow for self directed learning
  • The road ahead:
    Enabling
    Engaging
    Empowering
    The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered
    How Today’s Students Are Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Learning (2011)
  • Remediation vs Compensation
  • Differentiation
  • Universal Design for Learning
    Multiple Meansof
    • Representation
    • Action and Expression
    • Engagement
  • Universal Design for Learning
    CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology
    http://www.cast.org
    National Center on Universal Design for Learning
    http://www.udlcenter.org
  • SOS
  • Assessment
  • Universal Design for Learning
    Multiple Means of
    Representation
    Student - How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read.
    Teacher - Present information and content in different ways
  • Reading Tools
  • Accessibility Features
    • VoiceOver
    • Zoom Magnification
    • White on Black Display
    • Large text
  • iPad Reading Apps
    http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
  • Universal Design for Learning
    Multiple Means of
    Action & Expression
    Student - Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas.
    Teacher - Differentiate the ways that students can express what they know
  • Writing Tools
  • iPad Writing Apps
    http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
  • Universal Design for Learning
    Multiple Meansof
    Engagement
    Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How we are challenged, excited, or interested.
    Teacher - Stimulate interest and motivation for learning
  • “Every new literacy changes the way we think about the world. The alphabet did this to oral cultures. Cheap books did it after Gutenberg. Mobile, interactive multimedia technologies are doing it in our time. As educators are we up to the challenge?”
    Pat Clifford, Galileo Educational Network
  • SAMR Model (Ruben Puentedura)
    4-level approach to selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education
  • Redefinition
    Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable
    Modification
    Technology allows for significant task redesign
    Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement
    Augmentation
    Substitution
    Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional improvement
  • Redefinition
    Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable
    Modification
    Technology allows for significant task redesign
    Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement
    Augmentation
    Substitution
    Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional improvement
  • Redefinition
    Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable
    Modification
    Technology allows for significant task redesign
    Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement
    Augmentation
    Substitution
    Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional improvement
  • Redefinition
    Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable
    Modification
    Technology allows for significant task redesign
    Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement
    Augmentation
    Substitution
    Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional improvement
  • Transformational
    • Differentiation / UDL
    • Portability
    • Convergence
    Gray & Silver-Pacuilla (2011) Breakthrough Teaching and Learning
  • Thanks.
  • http://gregoconnor.wikispaces.com
    http://twitter.com/gregoconnor
    http://delicious.com/ocgreg
    http://www.spectronicsinoz.com
    Email: grego@spectronics.com.au
    Phone: +61 7 3808 6833
  • Spectronics Free Emailed Update Service!
    www.spectronicsinoz.com
  • 22nd - 25th May 2012
    Jupiters Gold Coast Convention Centre
    Queensland, Australia
    www.spectronicsinoz.com/conference/2012