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

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