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  • As we all know, new tech things are coming out everyday, it’s hard to keep up New challenges, new problems to deal with – But it should be reassuring to you that this problem has always existed
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    1. 1. Difficult Technological Transitions in the History of Education
    2. 2. The Middle Ages: Scroll to book
    3. 3. 1815: Slate to Paper <ul><li>&quot;Students today depend upon paper too much.  They don't know how to write on slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves.  They can't clean a slate properly.   What will they do when they run out of paper?&quot; (Principal's Association) </li></ul>
    4. 4. 1999: Books to Internet &quot;The Internet is not a great tool for teaching . . . People think that children can think of any topic and pull up a wealth of information on it, but that is not the case.  The information in the library is what people seem to expect, but nobody has the time to transcribe entire libraries onto computers.  There is nothing on the Internet that is incredibly beneficial to education.&quot;   (Michael Mowe in the Montgomery County Herald)
    5. 5. Recent Uses of Tech across Subject Areas at MHS <ul><li>Photo Documentaries </li></ul><ul><li>Video Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews via Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Website creation (using Weebly) </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Stop-action animation videos </li></ul>
    6. 6. Future potential for these?
    7. 7. &quot;We are not going to let iPods and BlackBerrys and cell phones and things that are disruptive into our classroom.  Classrooms are for learning.&quot; -- Mayor Bloomberg              2009
    8. 8. Cell Phones in Class? <ul><li>90% of secondary students have a cell phone (Kolb Cell Phones) </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible technology for students </li></ul><ul><li>Available for immediate use in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Phone capabilities/mobile technology expanding rapidly </li></ul>
    9. 9. In a recent study: <ul><li>Students were most successful in classes that combined the following methods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routine formative and summative assessments using remote devices for immediate feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short lectures/discussions geared to areas of weakness as demonstrated in assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>( Detroit News, May 5/12/2011 ) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Two sites you can use tomorrow . . .
    11. 11. What is the best movie ever made? Text @wif62550 + answer to 87884 You will receive one text back assigning you a username.
    12. 12. <ul><li>Best to use for open responses </li></ul><ul><li>At MHS, approx. 3 min delay </li></ul><ul><li>Seven windows on screen at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Can identify response to user name </li></ul><ul><li>Can set G rating for responses </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited responses per board </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>Can use for open or limited responses </li></ul><ul><li>Only 40 responses allowed per poll </li></ul><ul><li>Can not pre-filter for open responses </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t identify response to user </li></ul>
    14. 15. What are the possibilities of for classroom use? or Potential problems to overcome?
    15. 16. Other uses for student cell phones: <ul><li>Mass text alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Voice recording </li></ul><ul><li>QR Codes </li></ul><ul><li>And many more . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Go to From Toys to Tools for more ideas. </li></ul>
    16. 17. In Other Areas of Interest: FREE SBCEUs (until September 30th) The Professional Education Certificate must be renewed every 5 years by completing 6 semester hours at an approved teacher preparation institution or a state board-approved institution or 18 State Board- Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs) or a combination of the two (3 SB-CEUs are equivalent to 1 semester hour of credit).
    17. 18. . . . with special guest appearance by Bill James.
    18. 19. Web 2.0 Sites
    19. 20. When you go to the labs: <ul><li>Go to Sqworl link: http://sqworl.com/gbwnk3 </li></ul><ul><li>Explore links to Wiffiti, Polleverywhere, Learnport, Glogster, Toondoo, Sqworl </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial videos and/or directions are available on each website </li></ul>