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Presentation to St. John's University Staff March 12, 2007

Presentation to St. John's University Staff March 12, 2007

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    • 1. Trends In K-12 Educational Technology: It's STILL About Teaching and Learning! March 12, 2007
    • 2.
      • How are educators meeting the challenges of addressing student needs and increasing student achievement while incorporating 21st century skills and tools into the educational process?
      • How can educators use new technologies to inform their instruction?
    • 3. Our day
      • Technology implications on teaching and learning
      • Teacher/Administrator uses of technology
        • Personal tool
        • Instructional tool
      • Student uses of technology
        • Personal tool
        • Constructivist tool
    • 4. How is technology used in K-12?
    • 5. Technology Implications
    • 6. Digital Natives - today’s students
      • "native speakers" of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet
      • think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors
    • 7. Digital Immigrants - us!
      • adapt to their environment
      • always retain, to some degree, an "accent," a foot in the past
    • 8. Digital Natives
      • “ are comfortable with using digital tools to accelerate ways of experiencing knowledge.”
      Digital Immigrants “ are programmed to experience knowledge in slow, sequential, and long-shelf-life ways.”
    • 9. Pew report - Digital Disconnect
      • Disconnect between how students use the Internet at home and at school
      http://www.pewinternet.org/report_display.asp?r=67
    • 10. Digital Disconnect Study
      • Savvy students who rely on Internet for their work
        • Complete more work
        • Less confused
        • More up to date work
        • Better multitasking
        • Allow deep self guided learning about specific interests
    • 11. How students perceive the net
      • Virtual textbook
      • Virtual tutor
      • Virtual study group
      • Virtual guidance counselor
      • Virtual locker, backpack, notebook
      Pew Study-2002
    • 12. How students perceive the net
      • Virtual meeting place
      • Location to share user created content
    • 13. Digital native skill set (hopefully!)
      • Find information
      • Determine relevance
      • Verify accuracy
      • Create new knowledge
      • Share and communicate
    • 14. Digital native skill set (reality!)
      • Share personal information
      • Accept what they read
      • Little if any verification
      • Create content
      • “ Borrow” content
      • Share and communicate using text, audio, still pictures, video
    • 15. Technology adds value to learning by providing:
      • Real world contexts for learning
      • Connections to outside experts
      • Visualization and analysis tools
      • Scaffolds for problem solving
      • Opportunities for feedback, reflection, and revision
      John Bransford, How People Learn
    • 16. Why access to technology is important
      • 21st century skills ( enGuage )
        • Digital literacy
        • Inventive Thinking
        • Effective Communication
        • High Productivity
      • Increased motivation and creativity
      • Differentiation of instruction
    • 17. Historical perspective of instructional computing
      • Evolution of computers in schools
      • How many computers in a classroom is the right number?
      • Pros and cons of labs
      • Mobile era
        • Laptops and PDA’s
    • 18. Mobile carts
      • Allow technology at the point of instruction
      • Widely used
      • Efficient use of building space (no dedicated computer lab room)
      • Allow for flexibility and collaboration
      • Some short comings
        • Time to move cart, logon
          • Decrease of time on task in best scenario
        • Recharging batteries
        • No ownership
    • 19. One-to-one computing
      • Laptop truly a personal tool
      • Extends learning beyond the school day
      • Students take control of their learning
      • Greater time on task
      • Same tools available at home and at school
      • Levels the playing field
    • 20. Technology in HHH (and many K-12 schools)
      • WAN connecting:
        • 7 Elementary Schools
        • 2 Middle Schools
        • 2 High Schools
        • Central Office, Transportation Building
      • Administrative Network
      • Instructional Network
    • 21. Users of Administrative Network
      • CO administrators
      • Principals
      • Assistant Principals
      • Directors/Supervisors
      • Deans
      • Psychologists
      • Nurses
      • Guidance Counselors
      • Clerical support staff
    • 22. Instructional Network
      • Classroom computers
      • Wired labs
      • Mobile labs
      • Libraries
      • Printers
      • Scanners
      • Digital cameras
      • USB microscopes
      • Document cameras
      • Electronic whiteboards
      • Servers
      • Data
      • Media-podcasting
      • eBoard
      • Web server-Finalsite
    • 23. Data Management - Applications
      • SIS: Infinite Campus
      • Financial: Finance Manager
        • Purchase Orders, Payroll, Personnel records
      • Lunch: QSP (http://qsppos.com/)
      • Transportation: EduLog (http://www.edulog.com/)
      • Library Card Catalog and Circulation: Follett
      • Special Education: IEP Plus
      • Professional Development
    • 24. Infinite Campus (Student Info System)
      • Teachers
        • Daily attendance, interim reports, quarterly grades, gradebook
      • Administrators
        • Access to student info, discipline reports, data analysis
      • Parents - info on all their children
        • Attendance, class grades, standardized test grades
      • Secondary Students
        • Attendance, class grades, standardized test grades
    • 25. Communications Applications
      • District Website
      • Automated phone notification service, Connect-Ed
      • Email notification system
    • 26. Website as communication
      • Information about the district and programs
      • Student work
      • Communications from the Superintendent and Board of Education
      • Information regarding school closings and delayed openings
      • Other timely announcements
    • 27. Challenges
      • Maintaining the infrastructure
        • Speed
        • Equipment
        • Support
      • Access to information 24/7
      • Providing for the needs of all
        • Professional Development
      • Security
    • 28. Instruction / Curriculum
    • 29. Tool Software (Less is more!)
      • Web browser: Firefox , Internet Explorer
      • Concept Mapping: Inspiration
      • Works/Productivity: AppleWorks, Microsoft Office
      • Image Editing: Photoshop Elements
      • Multimedia Authoring: iPhoto, iMovie, Audacity, Media Blender
    • 30. Subscription Services
      • United Streaming
      • AP Photo Archives
      • Net Trekker
      • Teaching Books
      • Brain-Pop
      • Turn-It-In
      • Galenet
    • 31. Instructional Uses
      • eBoards http://www. halfhollowhills .k12. ny .us/page. cfm ?p=1866
        • HS Soc Stud
      • Podcasts http://media. halfhollowhills .k12. ny .us
        • Foreign Lang. Vocab
      • Movies
        • Long Way
        • Year in Review
    • 32. Who we are
      • Corinne Carriero Director of Instructional Technology [email_address]
      • Ellen Robertson Coordinator of Instructional Technology [email_address]
    • 33. Questions ?? Thoughts ?? Observations ?? Comments ??
    • 34. Resources
      • Mark Prensky
      • Pew Digital Disconnect http://www.pewinternet.org/report_display.asp?r=67
    • 35. Web 2.0
      • Characterized by a shift from “read only” to “read/write”
      • No longer a need to know geeky html, FTP, server side language
      • With XML content, RSS and Atom feeds, we have gone from geek to sleek
      • Anyone can be a publisher on the web with these technologies
      • You can “drive” without needing to know what is “under the hood”
    • 36. Web 2.0
      • Shift from static content to ability to remix and re-publish microcontent according to individual needs
      • These new tools are profoundly social
      • Web is evolving into an area of social and idea networking:
        • Negotiating connections
        • Exchanging content
        • Creating something new--ideas are saved, summarized, copied, quoted and constructed into new knowledge
    • 37. Shift from Web 1.0 to 2.0
      • Ofoto
      • Mp3.com
      • Britanica Online
      • Personal websites
      • Publishing
      • Content management systems -
      • Directories (taxonomy)
      • Flickr
      • Limewire
      • Wikipedia
      • Blogs
      • Participation
      • Wikis
      Tagging (folksonomy)
    • 38. Professional Development
    • 39. Professional Development
      • Summer Training
      • Professional Development Program
      • Inservice courses
      • Curriculum writing
      • Masters Program with LIU
      • Online courses
      • District website
      The district is committed to providing ongoing professional development for all members of our learning community.
    • 40. 21st Century Skills
      • Digital-Age Literacy
      • Inventive Thinking
      • Effective Communication
      • High Productivity
      See enGauge http://www. ncrel . org/engauge/skills/skills . htm
    • 41. Instructional Network
      • Elementary K - 5
        • Classrooms: 3 networked computers, printer
        • Wireless mobile lab
          • Full class set of laptops
        • Fifth grade laptop carts
        • Additional laptops
      • Secondary 6 - 12
        • Classrooms: network computer, printer
        • 3 labs
        • Wireless mobile labs
          • English, Social Studies, Science, General purpose cart
    • 42. Instructional Network
      • Libraries K - 12
        • Research
        • Card catalog
        • Circulation 7 - 10 networked computers and printer
      • Users
        • Students
        • Teachers
    • 43. Goals of Instructional Technology
      • Promote technological literacy
        • Use multimedia tools: text, sound, graphics and video
        • Use the Internet as a resource
      • Empower students to imagine, create, and use critical thinking skills
      • Develop effective communicators
      21st Century Skills
    • 44. Planning
      • Technology Integration Planning Committee
        • Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Students, Residents
        • Developing/Updating a Long Range Plan
        • Implementation of the Plan
        • Assessment of the Plan
    • 45. Planning
      • Central Office Technology Team
        • Administrative and Instructional Tech staff, Assistant Superintendent
        • Bi-monthly meetings
        • Status of hardware, software and use
      • Technology Liaisons
        • Tech savvy teacher from each school
        • Monthly meetings
    • 46. Funding
      • Annual line item in district budget
      • Grants
      • Bond referendums
    • 47. District Website