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  1. 1. Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools February 12, 2009 Celebrating Our Traditions/Preparing for Our Future
  2. 2. Integrating Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>&quot; The Real Difference Begins with You !!&quot; Web 2.0 New Tools, New Schools Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum p. 189 </li></ul>
  4. 7. Are you providing rich technology experiences for your students? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  5. 8. E-School News Report <ul><li>About a year ago they reported on a survey they did asking that question to schools in the mid-west </li></ul><ul><li>15% of the principals said YES </li></ul><ul><li>82% of the principals said NO </li></ul><ul><li>3% of the principals couldn’t give an answer </li></ul>
  6. 9. eSchool News 1/27/09
  7. 10. Teachers and Administrators Need to be Trained <ul><li>… Before class started, I was nervous to take this course. Not because of the technology part, but because many people from my cohort kept telling me how awful on-line courses are. Over half of our cohort opted out of this class and enrolled in a reading course instead. I had never taken an online course before, so I had no idea what to expect, but I wanted to try it. </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Let me tell you, I am so happy I stayed in this class! It has not been awful, it's been fantastic. I find the assignments easy to follow ... I enjoy being able to work from my home and school and yet communicate with my classmates on a regular basis… So to answer the question &quot;How are things going so far?&quot; I would say fabulous...and I feel sorry for the others in my cohort who are missing out on a great opportunity. Stefanie </li></ul>
  9. 12. Clayton Christensen <ul><li>He is predicting that 50% of the curriculum in high schools will be taught online in 6-10 years – maybe sooner. </li></ul>
  10. 13. High School English Teacher <ul><li>I have already begun some long-term planning of course alterations I plan to make as a result of my new knowledge gained in this course. I was speaking with one of our library-media specialists about my hope to make the senior composition course a half live/half online course. </li></ul>
  11. 14. ISTE – Learning and Leading <ul><li>February Issue </li></ul><ul><li>Their opinion question for this issue: Should Public Schools be Required to Offer Online k-12 Education? </li></ul>
  12. 15. Charter Schools <ul><li>The Florida Virtual School </li></ul><ul><li>Orange Lutheran High School – Orange County, California </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin Virtual Academy </li></ul>
  13. 16. Lutheran Teacher Quotes <ul><li>As teachers it is our Calling to use the gifts God has given us to facilitate learning in appropriate ways. Technology is just another one of those gifts. </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>Technology today should not be ignored by anyone. It is and well become an even more integral part of all our lives. As Lutheran educators, we need to become acquainted with a diverse array of technology so that we can pass this on to our students in a variety of learning experiences. </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>I have always been an advocate of meeting individual needs, and I see using technology as another means of doing this. </li></ul>
  16. 20. What is the most challenging issue regarding professional development? <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Money/Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul>
  17. 21. What is the most challenging issue regarding professional development? <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Money/Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul>
  18. 22. Integrating Technology … <ul><li>Involves choosing the correct technology tool </li></ul><ul><li>To help meet your curriculum or classroom objectives/outcomes. </li></ul>
  19. 23. What Does This Mean? <ul><li>It implies that you have a grasp of some technology competencies. </li></ul><ul><li>That you are comfortable with word processing, PowerPoint, … email, instant messaging, blogs, wikis, text messaging … Smart Boards … </li></ul>
  20. 24. Digital Native ------ Immigrant <ul><li>It implies that you understand the culture of those who grew up with technology. </li></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>It may also implies you are willing to learn how to integrate technology into your classroom. </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li>It probably implies that you are open to changing the way you teach - b ecoming a facilitator of learning. </li></ul>
  23. 27. Comfort levels with technology <ul><li>Initial/starting level </li></ul><ul><li>Scared, intimidated, confused, very uncomfortable </li></ul>The Technology Wolf
  24. 28. Level Two <ul><li>With training it won’t take long before you realize that you can become real compatible and comfortable with technology. </li></ul>
  25. 29. Level Three <ul><li>You will become comfortable with students using technology to create, to present, to assess, to …. </li></ul>
  26. 30. Example: The Kris Reinke Story
  27. 31. How <ul><li>Thomas eats his treat slowly. </li></ul>
  28. 32. How <ul><li>Jesus died for us willingly . </li></ul>
  29. 33. Facilitating Learning <ul><li>The students wrote the sentence and identified the adverbs they used. </li></ul><ul><li>The students also checked each other’s sentence out to make sure they were correct. </li></ul>
  30. 34. Photo Story 3 <ul><li>Go to Google and type in Photo Story 3 and look for the link that takes you the FREE download. </li></ul>
  31. 36. <ul><li>Coke bottle video on cheating …. </li></ul>
  32. 37. Paul Potts <ul><li>Cell Phone Salesman (former) </li></ul><ul><li>Had a real problem with self confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Britain's Got Talent </li></ul>
  33. 38. Andrew Johnston <ul><li>Was bullied in school </li></ul><ul><li>Britain's Got Talent </li></ul>
  34. 39. <ul><li>&quot; The Real Difference Begins with You !!&quot; Web 2.0 New Tools, New Schools Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum p. 189 </li></ul>
  35. 40. <ul><li>I thank you for being educators who care about your students </li></ul>
  36. 41. www.mtmproject.org Frank Wegner – [email_address] Phone: 715-526-2932 Dr. Michael Uden – [email_address] Phone: 262-243-2612