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  • What we want to do is take a look at the things that drove us to the program
  • Cultural drivers that come into our kids live in impacts the way they interact and the skills they need and we have to respond to those drivers – choice to fight them or leverage them- need to understand them to do either and many of us don’t
  • 4 yr old story – Media(education) target at you that doesn’t include you may not be worth sitting still for.
  • Evolution of Literacy because of cultural drivers
  • We looked at Nets, 21steentruy partnership NREL and developed our own articulation of literacyArthur Costa and BenaKallick
  • Types of tools, shifts in curriculum- move to 24-7- began to need computers all the time – maybe for short time, want kids to install the plugins
  • Diagnostic – blog reflections to clarify misconceptions, webassign pretests, Formative – reflection, peer review on blogs, dyknow,
  • All the above, cultural drivers and internal transformation lead to esential understanding
  • We might want it to stay like it is/was but there are
  • Lead to decision to provide kids with not a tablet but a PLE
  • Image -
  • Software tools
  • Specialized software – now part of their toolkit
  • Need to add animation Elgg portfolio, bookmarks, pat and I blog encourage comments,
  • Key Point- if you want to do it traditionally, you don’t need to do 1:1- curriculum has to evolce to be sophisticated enough to make it worthwhile.


  • 1. Title of Presentation
    Company Name
  • 2. MICDS Background
  • 3. Three Elements that Impact our Curriculum
    External Pressures that Necessitate/Encourage Change
    Internal Evolution of Technology Use and Our Understanding of 21st Century Skills/Literacies
    Professional Development of Faculty
  • 4. Cultural Drivers
  • 5. Information
  • 6. Participatory Culture
    Shift from Consuming Knowledge to Evaluating, Constructing, and Creating Knowledge
  • 7. Social Networking
    Shift to collaborative, sharing environment
  • 8. FlatWorldIdeology
  • 9. Evolution of Literacy
  • 10.
    • Basic Literacy and Habits of Mind
    • 11. Visual/Media Literacy
    • 12. Information Literacy
    • 13. Inter-Cultural Awareness
    • 14. Digital Citizenship
    • 15. Network Literacy
  • MICDS Culture BTbefore Tablets
    Lab and Cart Based Integration
    Issues with access outside of class
    (hardware and software)
    Issues with installation and customization of machine to create a PLE
    DyKnow as Delivery Tool
  • 16. MICDS Culture ATafter Tablets
    DyKnow transforming lectures
    Student customizing their browsers with tools to help productivity
    Software access for students at home
    Spontaneous and Short Uses of Tech
    Shift to Paperless
    Movement to more electronic sources
  • 17. Curriculum Increasingly Student Centered
    Collaborative, Networked, Transparent
    Wiki Study Pages
    Ning Learning Spaces
    US History Course
    Zoho Research Notebooks
    Web 2.0 Devices
    xTimeline and Diigo
  • 18. Assessment Transforming with Transparency
    Performance/Project/Inquiry Based
    Self Reflective
  • 19. Advantages to Social, Collaborative Learning
    Students are more engaged in the learning process
    Students provide support system for each other
    Students identify their strengths and weaknesses and learn to navigate group work accordingly
    Students ENJOY learning.
    Students employ creativity, critical thinking, and innovation to a greater extent
  • 20. An Essential Understanding
  • 21. "If we teach today like we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”
    -John Dewey, Educator and Philosopher
  • 22.
  • 23. Teacher and Student PLE
    Personal Learning Environments
    Lenovo X61 Tablet
    Technology ToolKit
  • 24.
  • 25.
  • 26.
  • 27. Teacher PLE and Professional Development
    Teachers needed Opportunities to Use Tools
  • 28.
  • 29. Curriculum Revision with Tools
    Google Docs to write Worksheets
    Wikis to Plan Lessons Collaboratively
    Delicious to Share Sites
  • 31. Supporting a 21st Century Curriculum
  • 32. Teaching/Learning Strands
  • 33. Digital Literacy Course
    Once per cycle for the First Trimester
    Curriculum based on the four 21st Century Skills
    Lesson 1: OneNote
    Lesson 2: Social Bookmarking with Delicious
    Lesson 3: Website Evaluation
    Lesson 4: Google Search
    Lesson 5: Alternative Search Engines/Strategies
    Lesson 6: Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
    Lesson 7: Digital Image Basics
    Lesson 8: Communication and Collaboration Tools
  • 34. Science Scribe Blogging
    Infectious Disease Research Project
    --Research Guidelines
    Photoshop: Juxtaposition and Form
    Wiki for Single Scene Plays
    Middle East Travel Guides
    Programming with Scratch
    English Reading Blogs
    Middle School Examples
  • 35. Integrated Units
    To what extent does humankind manipulate or control the environment?
    How have humans impacted the environment?
    How do we responsibly and ethically balance competing interests?
  • 36. Integrated Survey
  • 37. Antigone Graphic Novels
    Frederick Douglass Speaker Series
    Sudan Elective
    Math Research Projects/Scribe Blogs
    Ning Reformers Role Play
    Wiki Labs and WikiBooks
    Hamlet Videos
    Flat Classroom
    US History Museum and Graphic Novel
  • 38. Instructional Tech and Media Specialist/ Librarian Collaboration
  • 39. Homework: Brave New World
    Post a reflective comment or a question. (Just kidding but notice the power of a short clip and some structured reflection- simple, technology enhancement
  • 40. Where are we headed?
    Portfolio Assessment (Increased emphasis on feedback, formative and diagnostic)
    Reduce number of Exams
    Student Choice
    Additional External Collaborations
    Shift to Process over product, skills over content, depth over breadth