The Place of Technology in Primary Curriculum
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  • from consumers to producers <br /> from content buyers to content creators / enhancing content <br />
  • boots motivation <br /> appeals to new initiatives <br />
  • personal as in private <br />
  • changing assessment to support learning process <br /> the internet being a place for communication and <br />

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  • The place of technologies in The place of technologies in Primary Curriculum Primary Curriculum
  • What does it mean to embed learning technologies in the curriculum?
  • Your thoughts
  • Curriculum for Excellence in action
  • What are the main purposes of learning in the sciences? develop a curiosity and understanding of their environment and their place in the living, material and physical world develop skills for learning, life, and work develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques Express opinions & make decisions on social, moral, ethical, economic, and environmental issues based upon sound understanding develop as scientific and literate citizens with a lifelong interest in the sciences Recognise the role of creativity and inventiveness in the development of the sciences Establish the foundation for more advanced learning, and for some, future careers in the sciences and technologies Education Scotland - Principles and Practice: Sciences
  • What are the main purposes of learning in the technologies? develop understanding of the role & impact of technologies in changing and influencing society Experience work related learning Gain skills & confidence to embrace and use technologies now and in the future, at home, at work and in the wider community Become informed consumers & producers who have an appreciation for the merits & impacts of products & services Establish firm foundations for lifelong learning ... and specialised study and a diverse range of careers Broaden their understanding of the role that ICT has in Scotland and in the global community Broaden their role understanding of the applications & concepts behind technological thinking … Education Scotland - Principles and Practice: Technologies
  • What does it mean for teaching?
  • Digitally connected? (CC BY 2.0)
  • Digitally disconnected?
  • Digital dissonance
  • How to overcome the divide?
  • What skills do we (as teachers) and our pupils need to develop?
  • A new literacy?
  • Digital literacies defines those who exhibit a critical understanding and capability for living, learning, and working in the digital society. JISC, 2013
  • Within Curriculum for Excellence literacy is defined as: the set of skills which allows an individual to engage fully in society and in learning, through the different forms of language, and the range of texts, which society values and finds useful. Literacy across learning: principles and practice
  • Juliet Hinrichsen & Antony Coombs University of Greenwich
  • from consumer to co-producer prosumer
  • learner centred
  • social
  • The role of the teacher? 22
  • creating contexts for learning
  • Promoting forms of inquiry
  • Encouraging collaboration
  • Project based learning
  • setting challenges
  • Unlocking potential
  • Digital learning/ teaching is a mind-set! 29
  • Examples from the (and outside the) classroom 30
  • Sharing! Documenting! Developing digital literacies
  • Storytelling with voicethread
  • 33
  • 34
  • CfE 4 capacities
  • Effective Contributors Successful Learners Responsible Citizens Confident Individuals
  • In short...
  • people…
  • …talking Jeff Jarvis, 2013
  • …connecting!
  • …sharing! 3
  • …participating!
  • Working & learning together
  • Image and quote by Dean Shareski (CC BY-NC 2.0)
  • And...
  • ...we need to start with ourselves!
  • Other topics on the radar: - Digital Citizenship - Learning Design - Networked Learning - Games Based Learning - Mobile Learning - e-Safety - etc.
  • caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Antonio Machado @cristinacost @cristinacost