Using Technology in the
Classroom to Differentiate for
Gifted Learners
National Association for Gifted Children
2010 – Atl...
Panelists
Kevin Besnoy, Northern Kentucky University
Brian Housand, East Carolina University
Jann Leppien, University of G...
Kevin Besnoy
Northern Kentucky University
Teachers
• Technology Competency – ability to work with
specific pieces of technology
• Technology Literacy – capacity to ...
5 (Lucy & Grant, 2010)
6
Photo-visual literacy ~ interpret visual-graphic information
Reproduction literacy ~ create messages in digital format
B...
Brian Housand
East Carolina University
You may find
yourself…
You may ask
yourself…
Well, how did
I get here?
1989
2000
Pianos
NOT
Stereos
“Every man
should have a
built-in
automatic crap
detector
operating inside
of him.”
-- Ernest Hemingway
Critical
Consumers
Responsible
Producers
Computers
serve best
when they
allow
everything
to change.
Jann Leppien
University of Great Falls
Using Technology in the Classroom
to Differentiate for Gifted Learners
AudioBooks, E-Text
Research Skills
Literacy Tools
M...
Differentiated Instruction
is a model of instruction that
revolves around the belief that
students learn in many different...
32
Differentiation Elements
STUDENT TRAITS:
• Readiness
• Interest
• Learning Profile
• Affect
CLASSROOM ELEMENTS:
• Conte...
What’s the Point?
Readiness
Growth
Interest
Learning
Profile
Motivation Efficiency
A differentiated classroom
provides multiple options for:
Content...taking in information
Process...making sense of inform...
Differentiated Instruction
• Providing materials and tasks at varied
levels of difficulty with varying degrees of
scaffold...
36
High Quality Curriculum &
Instruction
 fresh and surprising
 seems real (is real) to the student
 coherent (organize...
37
High Quality Curriculum &
Instruction
 clearly focused on essential understandings and skills
of the discipline that a...
Making Meaning
What do the features look like in practice?
Del Siegle
University of Connecticut
Technology use
in the classroom
has
progressed
through 3
distinct
stages.
Automated
Print
Automated
Print
Production
Tool
Automated
Print
Production
Tool
Data driven
virtual
learning
Technology presents
(a)Extensive sources for access to more advanced
content, as well as communication with experts
in the...
“Tomorrow’s illiterate
will not be the man [or
woman] who can’t read;
he [or she] will be the
man [or woman] who has
not l...
“Tomorrow’s illiterate
will not be the man [or
woman] who can’t read;
he [or she] will be the
man [or woman] who has
not l...
Bill Gates’ 12th Rule for Business
at the Speed of Thought
“Use digital tools to help
customers solve problems
for themsel...
Issues with the
Democratization of
Expertise
Empowerment of Selective
Learning
Issues with the
Democratization of
Expertise
Empowerment of Selective
Learning
Issues with the
All of us know more than any one of
us. The crowd isn’t always right but
neither is the expert.
Issues with the
Ushering in a world in which everyone
is an expert in a world devoid of
expertise.
Issues with the
Democratization of
Expertise
Empowerment of Selective
Learning
Issues with the
Input and output are one-way
streams.
Issues with the
Competing stimuli for attention.
Issues with the
Democratization of
Expertise
Empowerment of Selective
Learning
How can technology be utilized to
differentiate content for gifted
learners?
?ELECTRONIC
BOOKS
W
www.manybooks.net
http://www.microsoft.com/reader/de
fault.aspx
Microsoft offers a free eBook creation software plug in for Word
http://www.microsoft.com/reader/develo
pers/downloads/rmr...
www.skype.com
How can technology be used to
differentiate the learning process for
gifted learners?
• Collaborative Active Reading
Strategy (C.A.R.S)
– Create a wiki - post the reading
– As students read - they identify un...
• Digital Writer’s Notebook: - Ralph Fletcher
–Students record quotations, flesh our story ideas,
explore haunting memorie...
How can product development be
differentiated for gifted learners
through technology?
http://www.xtranormal.com/watc
h/6400659/
http://mesakids.ed.voicethread.co
m/?#q.b894105.i4764926
http://emskeira.edublogs.org/201
0/04/27/th1rteen-r3asons-why-
slide-show/
http://animoto.com/play/n33GGqJB
S0waB6S2hxbYJw?utm_content=ch
allenger
Hank Levin asserts that research
from the 90s shows that high
productivity, which is currently
not a high stakes focus of ...
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
http://www.musicmasterworks.com
How can teachers use technology to
differentiate instructional
methodologies?
Asynchronous
Synchronous
If your students can
the answer, then you
may be asking the
wrong question.
• http://www.socialgo.com/ - create a
social network
82
As teachers develop expertise in
teaching gifted learners and using
technology, how might they "raise the
bar" in their ow...
What is a "critical consideration" in
differentiating instruction through
technology that you would stress to
educators?
How can teachers of the gifted work
with the school or district-level
technology support team to develop
differentiated in...
What is a caution you would give
to educators as they differentiate
instruction with technology?
How do you operationalize
"technological literacy" for gifted
learners?
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  • Video games teach children what computers are beginning to teach adults--that some forms of learning are fast-paced, immensely compelling, and rewarding. The fact that they are enormously demanding of one's time and require new ways of thinking remains a small price to pay (and is perhaps even an advantage) to be vaulted into the future. Not surprisingly, by comparison School strikes many young people as slow, boring, and frankly out of touch.
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    1. 1. Using Technology in the Classroom to Differentiate for Gifted Learners National Association for Gifted Children 2010 – Atlanta, GA
    2. 2. Panelists Kevin Besnoy, Northern Kentucky University Brian Housand, East Carolina University Jann Leppien, University of Great Falls Del Siegle, University of Connecticut Elizabeth Shaunessy, University of South Florida—Moderator
    3. 3. Kevin Besnoy Northern Kentucky University
    4. 4. Teachers • Technology Competency – ability to work with specific pieces of technology • Technology Literacy – capacity to understand broader technical world • Relationship between the two is on a continuum – meaning that students must learn to manipulate technologies in efficient and effective ways • When left alone – – Kids can develop technology competency – Not sure to what extent they will develop the necessary technology literacies to compete in a global arena 4
    5. 5. 5 (Lucy & Grant, 2010)
    6. 6. 6 Photo-visual literacy ~ interpret visual-graphic information Reproduction literacy ~ create messages in digital format Branching literacy ~ navigate information in a nonlinear-based format Information literacy ~ validate credibility and value of information Social-emotional literacy ~ use communication tools in a responsible and respectful way (Eshet-Alkalai & Amichai-Hamburger, 2004) Technology Literacy Skills
    7. 7. Brian Housand East Carolina University
    8. 8. You may find yourself… You may ask yourself… Well, how did I get here?
    9. 9. 1989
    10. 10. 2000
    11. 11. Pianos NOT Stereos
    12. 12. “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway
    13. 13. Critical Consumers Responsible Producers
    14. 14. Computers serve best when they allow everything to change.
    15. 15. Jann Leppien University of Great Falls
    16. 16. Using Technology in the Classroom to Differentiate for Gifted Learners AudioBooks, E-Text Research Skills Literacy Tools Math Tools Science Resources Social Studies Resources Study Skills Tools Graphic Organizers Text-to-Speech
    17. 17. Differentiated Instruction is a model of instruction that revolves around the belief that students learn in many different ways.
    18. 18. 32 Differentiation Elements STUDENT TRAITS: • Readiness • Interest • Learning Profile • Affect CLASSROOM ELEMENTS: • Content • Process • Product • Learning Environment
    19. 19. What’s the Point? Readiness Growth Interest Learning Profile Motivation Efficiency
    20. 20. A differentiated classroom provides multiple options for: Content...taking in information Process...making sense of information Product…expressing what student understands
    21. 21. Differentiated Instruction • Providing materials and tasks at varied levels of difficulty with varying degrees of scaffolding, through multiple instructional groups. • Encouraging student success by varying ways in which students work: alone or collaboratively, in auditory or visual modes, or through practical or creative means. (Tomlinson, 2000)
    22. 22. 36 High Quality Curriculum & Instruction  fresh and surprising  seems real (is real) to the student  coherent (organized, unified, sensible) to the student  rich, deals with profound ideas (concept-based)  stretches the student (rigorous)  calls on students to use what they learn in interesting and important ways  involves the student in setting goals for their learning and assessing progress toward those goals
    23. 23. 37 High Quality Curriculum & Instruction  clearly focused on essential understandings and skills of the discipline that a professional would value (authentic)  mentally and affectively engaging to the learner  joyful-or at least satisfying  provides guided choices  allows meaningful collaboration  focuses on products that matter to students  connects with students’ lives and world
    24. 24. Making Meaning What do the features look like in practice?
    25. 25. Del Siegle University of Connecticut
    26. 26. Technology use in the classroom has progressed through 3 distinct stages.
    27. 27. Automated Print
    28. 28. Automated Print Production Tool
    29. 29. Automated Print Production Tool Data driven virtual learning
    30. 30. Technology presents (a)Extensive sources for access to more advanced content, as well as communication with experts in the disciplines; (b)Contexts for developing and applying critical and creative thinking skills; and (c)Tools for constructing and sharing sophisticated products.
    31. 31. “Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man [or woman] who can’t read; he [or she] will be the man [or woman] who has not learned how to learn” Herbert Gerjuoy as reported by Alvin Toffler (1970, p. 414).
    32. 32. “Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man [or woman] who can’t read; he [or she] will be the man [or woman] who has not learned how to learn [and to collaborate]”
    33. 33. Bill Gates’ 12th Rule for Business at the Speed of Thought “Use digital tools to help customers solve problems for themselves.”
    34. 34. Issues with the Democratization of Expertise Empowerment of Selective Learning
    35. 35. Issues with the Democratization of Expertise Empowerment of Selective Learning
    36. 36. Issues with the All of us know more than any one of us. The crowd isn’t always right but neither is the expert.
    37. 37. Issues with the Ushering in a world in which everyone is an expert in a world devoid of expertise.
    38. 38. Issues with the Democratization of Expertise Empowerment of Selective Learning
    39. 39. Issues with the Input and output are one-way streams.
    40. 40. Issues with the Competing stimuli for attention.
    41. 41. Issues with the Democratization of Expertise Empowerment of Selective Learning
    42. 42. How can technology be utilized to differentiate content for gifted learners?
    43. 43. ?ELECTRONIC BOOKS W
    44. 44. www.manybooks.net
    45. 45. http://www.microsoft.com/reader/de fault.aspx
    46. 46. Microsoft offers a free eBook creation software plug in for Word http://www.microsoft.com/reader/develo pers/downloads/rmr.aspx
    47. 47. www.skype.com
    48. 48. How can technology be used to differentiate the learning process for gifted learners?
    49. 49. • Collaborative Active Reading Strategy (C.A.R.S) – Create a wiki - post the reading – As students read - they identify unfamiliar text (terms, concepts, and people) – Research those and embed hyperlinks to that content 66
    50. 50. • Digital Writer’s Notebook: - Ralph Fletcher –Students record quotations, flesh our story ideas, explore haunting memories, experiment with argument and play with language • Digital Reader’s Notebook –Students can write their personal reflections about and responses to what they read. The writing should reflect vibrant, vigorous thinking. It should support thinking about books and help scaffold student to write longer about those books. Students are able to track their thoughts and enable them to participate in whole-class or small-group discussions. 67
    51. 51. How can product development be differentiated for gifted learners through technology?
    52. 52. http://www.xtranormal.com/watc h/6400659/
    53. 53. http://mesakids.ed.voicethread.co m/?#q.b894105.i4764926
    54. 54. http://emskeira.edublogs.org/201 0/04/27/th1rteen-r3asons-why- slide-show/
    55. 55. http://animoto.com/play/n33GGqJB S0waB6S2hxbYJw?utm_content=ch allenger
    56. 56. Hank Levin asserts that research from the 90s shows that high productivity, which is currently not a high stakes focus of schools, often determines whether a person succeeds or fails in the workforce.
    57. 57. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    58. 58. http://www.musicmasterworks.com
    59. 59. How can teachers use technology to differentiate instructional methodologies?
    60. 60. Asynchronous Synchronous
    61. 61. If your students can the answer, then you may be asking the wrong question.
    62. 62. • http://www.socialgo.com/ - create a social network 82
    63. 63. As teachers develop expertise in teaching gifted learners and using technology, how might they "raise the bar" in their own practice? In other words, how might we see teachers' practice evolve in harnessing the power of technology to differentiate instruction?
    64. 64. What is a "critical consideration" in differentiating instruction through technology that you would stress to educators?
    65. 65. How can teachers of the gifted work with the school or district-level technology support team to develop differentiated instruction for the gifted?
    66. 66. What is a caution you would give to educators as they differentiate instruction with technology?
    67. 67. How do you operationalize "technological literacy" for gifted learners?
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