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  • You will need... • An  internet  connected  device • Accounts  in  these  services: • Edmodo:  http://edmodo.com • Google:  http://tinyurl.com/efgoogleaccount • Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ • A  scribe  in  each  group • A  willingness  to  experiment  and  talk  about  technology!   1
  • Activity #1 Getting to Know You 2
  • Poll Everywhere #1 3 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/McHvK96kAK0qW4X"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>What is your current role?</title> </poll>
  • Poll Everywhere #2 4 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/aAVAKKZtrmA99kg"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>Which statement best applies to you?</title> </poll>
  • Poll Everywhere #3 5 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/GRcovDU1Of6NIkI"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>What's your favorite technology device, resource, or web site for personal or professional use?</title> </poll>
  • Connected Teaching and Learning Lucy Gray EF Education Montreal July 2013 6 Thank you for the invitation to speak to this audience today. My primary goal today will be to share some thoughts and ideas inspired by my work with a variety of institutions. Each one of you is or has the power to be an influencer or leader in your own buildings, and I hope you will think about how your school can incorporate some of these ideas and share innovations that perhaps you’ve already developed as a school community.
  • Blog   http://www.lucygray.org (slides  will  also  be  posted  there  and  links  are  clickable) @elemenous  on  Twitter LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/lucygray   7 All slides are available through these links.
  • #pencilchat http://goo.gl/rqGxpJ 8
  • Ode to #Pencilchat http://goo.gl/9G3Ra 9
  • Technological Change 10 So let’s talk technology and its effect on our society...
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago, IL 11 This is my church where technology is abundant in a new building.
  • 12 This is where Sunday school youth groups meet and play wii games in order to build community.
  • 13 The teen youth pastor uses technology to engage kids in discussions about real world events.
  • 14 He even uses Facebook to conduct outreach. Our pastor understand that he needs to go where the kids are and keep them connected to the church through multiple means.
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  • Comer Children’s Hospital University of Chicago 16 I’ve also seen technology used by child life experts in hospitals recently.
  • 17 In order to alleviate anxiety before an MRI, my son was soothed by this machine that used a Simon like interface to change the colors of this lava lamp machine. It also projected images on the ceiling.
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  • 19 The child life expert also gave him an iPad to use.
  • 20 Children’s Pediatric Dental Health, Chicago IL
  • Delta Terminal LGA, NYC 21 In your own backyard, technology is abundant. How many of you have gone through this terminal?
  • 22 You can order your food and sundries to be delivered to you in this lounge.
  • 23 You can check your flight’s status and play games while you pass time in the Delta terminal.
  • 24 There are also many tables with outlets for re-charging devices.
  • 25 Even the NFL is getting rid of paper and leveraging the portability of iPads.
  • Activity  #2 What  are  other  examples  of   technological  change? 26
  • Educational Change • New models of teaching and learning are emerging • Rigorous content + 21st century themes • “Sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” • New literacies need to be taught strategically • Examples: • developing a search mentality • Student personal learning networks (PLNs) • Standards and accountability still are important; assessments need revision 27
  • The Partnership for 21st Century Skills 28
  • The Global Achievement Gap Critical Thinking and Problem- Solving Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneuri alism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination 29
  • Creating Innovators 30
  • Activity  #2 How  is  your  school  currently   addressing  21st  century  skills,  if  at   all  ? 31
  • Connections  are  more   important  than  ever  in  this   context.   32 Because of technology, we are all becoming increasingly connected, for better or for worse.
  • What is a PLN? 33
  • Parent Soup on AOL 34 In my case, it has enhanced my life.
  • 2006 35
  • Tim Lauer Lewis Elementary, Portland Oregon 36
  • Serendipity Happens 37 People and places I’ve met along the way have enhanced my work in ways that I never expected.
  • Advisor Content Developer Curator TrainerTeacher Connector 38 I wear many hats in my work with the Consortium for School Networking, Illinois Computing Educators, Edmodo, the Global Education Conference, the STEMx Global Education Conference etc.
  • Observer 39 More importantly, I am am an observer, visiting schools and interacting with educators from all over the world.
  • Experiences • Chicago Public Schools • University of Chicago • Apple Distinguished Educator • Google Certified Teacher • Founder, The Global Education Collaborative • Co-chair, The Global Education Conference • Project Director, The Consortium For School Networking, Leadership For Mobile Learning • Multiple Opportunities to visit and work with schools • Advising Corporate entities 40 Here’s a list of some of the experiences that I bring to the table. While most educators are silo’d in their school buildings, I’ve been very fortunate to visit a wide variety of institutions. My favorite thing to do is to tell stories of the work and initiatives that I find inspiring.
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  • Julia and Henry 42 My biggest inspirations, however, are my two children. I often think about how I (and their schools) are preparing them for a brave world. How can I nurture them to grow up to be innovators?
  • Our  perspectives  need  to E x p a n d 43 Because of my experiences, I feel that our perspectives need to expand. Continuous improvement is a worthy goal as we try to navigate educational change.
  • What  do  we  value  in  schools? 44 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <poll url="http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/wxleeWgruYYHZin"> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>What would you like to see in an ideal school?</title> </poll>
  • Are  parents  and  educators  asking  for  more   high  stakes  testing,  standardized   curriculum,  and  seat  time?   I  think  not.     45 There seems to be a societal disconnect between the national narrative for educational improvement and what we know and desire based on our work with children.
  • This I Believe • Visionary  leadership • Empowered  faculty • Authentically  engaged  students • Progressive  teaching  and  learning  practices • Authentic  school  communities   46 Based on my travels and conversations, these are the things I believe in and want to see more of in our schools.
  • Schools  where  continuous  improvement  using  a  wide  variety  of   criteria  is  the  bottom  line. Schools  that  see  their  role  is  to  educate,  enlighten,  and  support   kids  and  their  families. Schools  where  intellectual  curiosity  and  variety  is  valued,  where   educating  for  compliance  is  not  the  norm.   Visionary Leadership 47
  • Empowered Faculty Schools  where  teachers  have  strong  backgrounds  in  pedagogy,   child  development  and  in  meeting  the  needs  of  diverse  learners. Schools  faculty  have  ample  opportunities  to  observe  each  other,   visit  other  institutions,  and  to  engage  in  activities  to  benefit  their   own  learning. Schools  where  professional  development  is  personalized  and   supportive  of  teachers. 48
  • Engaged Students Schools  where  student  voice  is  taken  into  consideration   throughout  the  school  culture. Schools  where  students  are  encouraged  to  identify  and  pursue   their  passions. Schools  that  show  evidence  that  their  faculty  really  knows  and   understands  their  students.   49
  • Progressive Teaching and Learning Practices Schools  that  look  beyond  Common  Core  standards  to  prepare   kids  for  a  new  world.   Schools  that  provide  ample  opportunities  for  hands-­‐on,  project   and  passion-­‐based  learning  during  and  after  school. Schools  that  view  technology  as  essential  to  the  learning  process   and  thoughtfully  plan  for  integration. 50
  • Authentic Communities Schools  where  parents  and  students  are  authentically  engaged  in   the  community. Schools  that  provide  a  multitude  of  means  for  parents  to  get   involved. Schools  who  encourage  honest  community  dialogue  by   acknowledging  their  strengths  and  areas  targeted  for   improvement. Schools  that  educate  their  parents  and  community  members   about  what  it  means  to  be  a  21st  century  learner. 51
  • Activity  #3 What  do  you  believe?   What  are  the  characteristics  of   ideal  schools?   52
  • “The Highly Connected Teacher” The National Educational Technology Plan 53 Highly connected teachers are connected to data, to resources, and to each other.
  • Connected Educator Month 54 Out of this interest in connections, CEM was born. It will take place this year in October. Free activities are available to educators from around the world.
  • ConnectEd 55 This is the most recent initiative put forth by the Obama administration. Obama recently traveled to Mooresville NC to announce new efforts to upgrade connectivity, train teachers, and build on private-sector innovations.
  • Students and Adults... • Content  consumers • Content  creators • Content  valuators • Connected  and  networked 56 Many of my peers in education are doing these things. I would argue that to be successful in our rapidly changing world, adults and kids must be proficient in creating and analyzing digital media in addition to learning to leverage learning networks.
  • The Power of Social Media Flickr YouTubeTwitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Diigo SlideShare 57 I’ve also added Pinterest to the mix: http://pinterest.com/lucygray2/.
  • EdSurge 58 EdSurge is an start up co-founded by a friend and their goal is to present information about the current ed tech bubble that is growing.
  • The New Media Consortium K-12 Horizon Report 2013 • 1 year or less • Cloud Computing • Mobile Learning • 2 to 3 years • Learning Analytics • Open Content • 4 to 5 years • 3D Printing • Virtual and Remote Laboratories 59 For additional verification on trends that are emerging in adoption horizons, please take a look at the 2013 K-12 Horizon Report. These recommendations come with concrete examples of how these technologies are manifested in education.
  • NMC Megatrends The  world  of  work  is  increasingly  global   and  increasingly  collaborative. 60 NMC also identified megatrends at its Horizon Report anniversary summit in 2012.
  • NMC Megatrends People  expect  to  work,  learn,  socialize,  and   play  whenever  and  wherever  they  want  to. 61 The numbers of cell phone users and those with broadband access continues to skyrocket. We are global and mobile.
  • NMC Megatrends The  Internet  is  becoming  a  global  mobile   network  -­‐  and  already  is  at  its  edges. 62 The numbers of cell phone users and those with broadband access continues to skyrocket. We are global and mobile.
  • NMC Megatrends The  technologies  we  use  are  increasingly   cloud-­‐based  and  delivered  over  utility   networks,  facilitating  the  rapid  growth  of   online  videos  and  rich  media. 63 Think YouTube and Facebook.
  • NMC Megatrends Openness  —  concepts  like  open  content,   open  data,  and  open  resources  —  is  moving   from  a  trend  to  a  value  for  much  of  the   world.   64 Authoritative sources are losing their importance; increased need for validation and curation.
  • NMC Megatrends Legal  notions  of  ownership  and  privacy  lag   behind  the  practices  common  in  society.   65 The cloud is blurring these lines.
  • NMC Megatrends Real  challenges  of  access,  efficiency,  and   scale  are  redefining  what  we  mean  by   quality  and  success. 66 Solutions that scale are very important. Look to other parts of the world for innovations in this area.
  • NMC Megatrends The  Internet  is  constantly  challenging  us  to   rethink  learning  and  education,  while   refining  our  notion  of  literacy. 67 Think Henry Jenkin’s New Media literacies. Traditional literacies are not enough.
  • NMC Megatrends There  is  a  rise  in  informal  learning  as   individual  needs  are  redefining  schools,   universities,  and  training.   68 Politically, socially and intellectually. Traditional authority is also being challenged in academia.
  • NMC Megatrends Business  models  across  the  education   ecosystem  are  changing.   69 Everyone is re-thinking their missions. Look to libraries, colleges, and the publishing industry.
  • Why Change? 70
  • Why Evolve? 71
  • Project Tomorrow’s SpeakUp Survey 72
  • Project Tomorrow Recommendations • Un-­‐tether  learning  and  leverage  mobile  devices  to  extend  learning  beyond  the   school  day  and  meet  all  learners  in  their  own  world • Create  new  interactive,  participatory  learning  spaces  using  tools  such  as  online   classes,  gaming  and  simulations,  online  tutors,  and  virtual  reality  environments • Incorporate  Web  2.0  tools  into  daily  instruction  especially  those  that  develop   collaborative  or  social-­‐based  learning  and  provide  unique  opportunities  for   students  to  be  content  developers • Expand  digital  resources  in  the  classroom  to  add  context  and  relevancy  to  learning   experiences  through  new  media  tools • Get  beyond  the  classroom  walls  and  make  learning  truly  experiential  such  as  using   high  tech  science  instrumentation  and  creating  podcasts  with  content  experts 73
  • Via John Pfluger 74
  • U.S Public Schools • Increased  pressure  via  Race   to  the  Top,  AYP,  RTI • Less  funding • Less  time • Emphasis  on  standards  and   high  stakes  testing • Teacher  proof  curricula • Less  instruction  in  the  arts,   world  languages,  etc. • Longer  school  days • Technology  seen  as  a   content  delivery  mechanism • Constant  seeking  of  silver   bullets 75
  • Independent Schools • Time • Resources • Streamlined  bureaucracy • Organizational  vision • Community  Consensus • Administrative  and  collegial   support • Authentic  curriculum • Recognition  of  the  Importance   of  21st  century  skills • Professional  development • Teacher  autonomy • Prepared  students • Commitment  to  developing  the   whole  child • Parental  support 76
  • What do effective schools seem to have in common? • A  wide  range  of  efforts  towards  cultivating  21st  century  skills   and  implementing  robust  technology  programs.   • The  success  of  these  programs  depends  on: • Visionary  leadership • Strategic  planning   • Commitment  to  continuous  improvement • The  degree  to  which  the  school  is  pressured  to  prepare  students  for  a   changing  world 77
  • 2010 - The Key School - Annapolis MD 78 So, let’s think about how your institution is going about grappling with educational change...
  • Examples of Innovative Connected Schools 79
  • Mooresville Graded School District Mooresville, NC 80
  • The School at Columbia New York, NY • K-8 • Columbia University faculty and local kids • Innovation driven • 1 to 1 laptop program • 3 technologists plus tech staff • Extensive Google Apps for Education and new media use • Other: field trip guides, computer programming, robotics, conference 81
  • Known as “THE” 82
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  • 84 The School uses social media extensively throughout its school, providing real life digital citizenship experience for kids. They develop their own profiles and avatars in a school-run social network. These profiles are archived each year, so that everyone has a fresh start and numerous opportunities to practice the skill of establishing a digital footprint.
  • 85 They even create profiles for historical figures, and tag clouds allow them to see connections between real and historical figures in terms of interests.
  • 86 They use Google Sites for reviewing books and commenting on the reviews of others. It is organized by class so that you can see the reading habits of kids throughout their time at the School at Columbia.
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  • Tools  at  School 88
  • Don Buckley (former) DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION 89
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  • Spencer Technology Academy Chicago, IL • New Classrooms (School of One) • IPads • Gaming in PE Classes • Classes for Parents 93
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  • Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA 101
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  • Educon 2.5 103
  • BURLEY SCHOOL Chicago, IL 104
  • #playdate13 105
  • New Tech High Napa, CA 106
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  • MERCY HIGH SCHOOL farmington Hills, MI 112
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  • YOUMedia Chicago, IL 115
  • Activity  #4 What  struck  you  the  most  about   the  examples  given  here?  Are  there   other  examples  you  would  point   people  towards?     116
  • Further Explorations 117
  • Personalized Learning Mobile Technologies 21st century skills generational Diversity Learning environments Design Thinking Cloud Computing Textbook Revolution Curated Learning New Media Literacies Flipping The Classroom Global Collaboration Also think about gamification, OER... 118
  • ISTE NETS Students, Teachers, and Administrators 119
  • GETideas.org 120
  • DML Research Hub 121
  • Moving Ideas Forward • Work as a school to set goals and to develop a multi-year innovation plan. • Administrators can encourage experimentation by awarding small innovation Grants. • Consider adding a Year of Innovation theme to your PD efforts (H/T to Don Buckley). • Attend and host EdCamps, Playdates and other informal unconferences. • Leverage informal learning opportunities. • Consider using after school time to experiment with Maker Spaces, Coderdojos, etc. 122
  • Connection Tools 123
  • What is social media? • “Online  technologies  and  practices  that  people  use  to  share   opinions,  insights,  experiences,  and  perspectives  with  each   other.” • “Social  media  are  works  of  user-­‐created  video,  audio,  text  or   multimedia  that  are  published  and  shared  in  a  social   environment,  such  as  a  blog,  wiki  or  video  hosting  site.” 124
  • • As  a  school  leader,  you  need  to  take  charge  of  your  own   professional  development  and  model  learning  for  colleagues  and   students. • Traditional  models  of  pd  need  to  evolve.  By  developing  a  PLN,     you  can  investigate  best  practices  and  target  your  needs  and   interests.  Anytime,  anywhere. • Our  student  are  networking  already  and  we  need  to  leverage   their  interest  and  skills.   Why is social media essential to Educators? 125
  • Your Basic Toolkit • A  school  or  class  communication  space • Edmodo • A  professional  learning  community • Twitter   • Google+   • Google  Hangouts   • Collaborative  work  tools • Google  Docs • Other  suggestions?   126
  • Edmodo • Create  an  account. • Join  our  group  by  clicking  on  the  +  next  to  the  word  Groups.  Use   this  code:  3zzo2t • Practice  creating  an  assignment,  quiz,  poll  or  alert. • Join  a  couple  of  communities  of  interest.   127
  • Twitter • Create  an  account. • Fill  in  your  profile. • Go  to  Lucy’s  profile  page  and  follow  accounts  of  interest  in  her   lists: • https://twitter.com/elemenous/lists • Do  a  search  for  a  topic  of  interest  or  hashtag.  Example:  #gtachi • Send  a  tweet  using  the  hashtag  #efmontreal 128
  • Google Drive Goole Docs • Create  a  Google  Account. • Go  to  http://drive.google.com  to  see  your  GDrive  home  page. • Visit  this  link  (http://goo.gl/vvnimo)    and  add  your  favorite   technology  tools. • Visit  this  link  and  take  the  Google  Form  survey:   • http://goo.gl/UJmV7y • Results  can  be  seen  here:  http://goo.gl/xpUHCY 129
  • Google+ (if time permits) • Google  Hangout  on  Air  Demo • Follow  Google  in  Education  page:   • https://plus.google.com/+GoogleinEducation/posts • Google+  Communities  to  try  out: • Mystery  Location  calls    http://goo.gl/SH5l8I • Chromebook  EDU    http://goo.gl/ynVWP • #SSChat    http://goo.gl/LvI33Z 130
  • Activity  #5   How  could  the  tools  discussed   during  this  workshop  be  used  to   enhance  EF  trips?   131
  • Carry  on  the  conversations! 132