We need to stimulate the curiosity of our students, give our students the opportunity to search for relevant information and ideas and challenge them to use or apply what they discover in new contexts or in new ways. (Ministry of Education, 2008)
To do this we need to model ‘critical thinking’, so our students can
access information efficiently and effectively
evaluate information critically and competently
use information accurately and creatively
apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information.
Enhancing the relevance of new learning
When students are able to integrate new learning with what they already understand. (Ministry of Education, 2008)
taking their prior knowledge when using a range of introduced web tools and computer programmes.
wordle Smilebox Podcasting voicethread frame by frame Slowmation Film making Internet sites *maths is fun *writing fun Face Book My space Blogging Skype youtube Wikipedia Making connections to prior learning experiences.
Students need to encounter new learning a number of times and in a variety of different tasks and contexts. (Ministry of Education, 2008)
Use technology as a tool to research, organise, evaluate and communicate information.
use digital technologies (computers, cameras, media players etc), communication/networking tools (emails, wikis, blogs,) and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy.
Providing sufficient opportunities to learn.
Learning experiences = content + process + product
Student learning can be represented by this equation What 21st century processes are you doing within your classroom?
Select a planned teaching and learning experience for your students. How might digital content be integrated effectively to promote student learning?
Digital content is most effective when: Embedded into an existing programme of learning Supported by relevant offline experiences (before and after use) Selected according to the needs and interests of the learner (informed by evidence) Supported by effective teaching Combined with other relevant digital content and learning experiences learners work collaboratively
What can we do to enhance our ICT practise? Share our ICT knowledge Ask for help or ideas Give technology ago! More in house PD Implement learnt skills Use technology more Be flexible and adapt to our changing world Sit down and have a play
This new networked age makes it urgent to rethink entirely what we mean by education, learning, teaching and schooling. For education is changing more than it has since the invention of the printing press over 500 years ago and compulsory schooling 300 years ago. Now the world is your classroom and learning is lifelong. Gordon Dryden & Jeannette Vos, (2008)