Better curriculumHigher standardsMore testingLess testingBetter assessmentsBack to basicsMore qualified teachersMore moneyHigher paid teachersParent participationBetter principals/superintendentsComputer-to-student ratioMore focus on math and reading and less on “extras”More focus on “extras” and less on reading and mathLonger school dayLonger school year
…even before digital technology got big (actually slowed down since)
Good teaching makes learning happen. Sometimes technology makes good teaching easier (efficiency), better (effectiveness), or more possible (enhancement).Sports metaphors – learn without technology. Basketball taught same way for decades (basketball movies).See graphics – telescope, calculator, soccer ball, car
Engage me!Harry Potter, Mister Rogers, Easter KitesIn the two decades since MTV captured the restless souls and short attention spans of our youth, it has become increasingly evident that teaching and learning require new strategies. The classroom lecture is dead, reading is an endangered art, and memorizationbelongs next to exorcism in the dustbin of discarded teaching arts. To engage the interest of young people, we have to dazzle them with quick-cutting graphics in an environment that is interactive, fast-changing and stylishly fragmented.The above statements, commonplace as they are, are all false. How do we know they are false? Because of Mister Rogers, the saintly Presbyterian minister and TV presence whose death on February 27 felt to millions like the loss of a friend, a teacher or even a father. Mister Rogers won his devoted audience by breaking the rules of entertainment technology: he bestowed attention instead of grabbing it.
W200 uses technology in every lab and every lecture. Are you ALWAYS engaged?
I changed about 40% of the examples just since last semesterI used 10% of what I’ve shown you just 4 years ago when I was teachingWhen I got my teaching license is 2002, the only thing taught in my “w200” was Office
Reflecting on the course content and activities WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED (AND SHOULDN’T HAVE LEARNED)EDUC W200 Week 15
THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN W200 Think-Pair-Share: If you had to tell an incoming freshman what they’ll learn in w200, what would you tell them. What have you LEARNED (not what have I taught you)? Then, each group should share with the rest of the class We will create a brainstorming list on the board EDUC W200 Week 15
These are things that we hope that you did NOT learn in this class. So, keep that in mind as we talk through these (and why we hope that you did not learn these things) WHAT YOU (HOPEFULLY) DIDN‟T LEARN IN W200EDUC W200 Week 15
All we need is… 1. TECHNOLOGY IS “THE ONE THING EDUCATION NEEDS”EDUC W200 Week 15
ATTAINMENT OF FORMAL EDUCATION HAS BEENIMPROVING…WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY’S HELP! EDUC W200 Week 15
“Any teacher who can be replaced by technology should be.” 2. TECHNOLOGY MAKES LEARNING HAPPENEDUC W200 Week 15
Kids won’t pay attention without it! 3. NO TECHNOLOGY = NO ENGAGEMENTEDUC W200 Week 15
DISCUSSION Think of something “highs-tech” that engages you. Is it really the technology itself that is engaging? If not, what is? EDUC W200 Week 15
We use technology…Are you always engaged? 4. TECHNOLOGY GUARANTEES ENGAGEMENTEDUC W200 Week 15
Professional development plans! You will need to update your skills continually in the years ahead 5. YOU ARE NOW „UP-TO-DATE‟ ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGYEDUC W200 Week 15
FINAL THOUGHTS?• What suggestions do you have to help students in future classes?• We will continue our reflective process next week (Finals Week – see schedule) o ePortfolio presentations: What should you expect? o Final reflection papers: What should you expect? EDUC W200 Week 15
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