Managing Learning Even with Technologies... and Learners... and schedules... and glitches... Gail Lovely and... Gail@GailLovely.comGail@GailLovely.com
So, have things changed? What’s our role?Gail@GailLovely.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGMsT4qNA-c
Our Responsibility From toy to toolGail@GailLovely.com
Technological Tools… Educational researchers and practitioners alike assert that the potential of new technologies for learning is likely to be found not in the technologies themselves but in the way in which these technologies areGail@GailLovely.com used as tools for learning (Means & Olson, 1995; Owston, 1997; Valdez et al., 1999). From NCREL: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/reading/li300.htm
Our Responsibility Technologies in a balanced role Technology as the tool, media, source, not as the goal. Technology as an enabler enabling communication, access and more.Gail@GailLovely.com Technology as one of the things we use, do, explore.
Key Elements Appropriate Resources Engaged Learners Collaborative Work Tangible Products Management StructuresGail@GailLovely.com
Key Elements Appropriate ResourcesGail@GailLovely.com
The Planning and Integration “Flow” Identify objectives (curriculum) Determine if technologies can enhance learning objectives Review underlying tech skills neededGail@GailLovely.com Organize classroom environment Set student expectations and define outcomes
In a Nutshell… Pick the right tools and resources Provide support to allow for rich learning experiences Encourage horizontal movement of information “Automate” what you canGail@GailLovely.com
Managing... but accounting for differencesGail@GailLovely.com
Plan for Differentiation The DifferentiatorGail@GailLovely.com http://www.byrdseed.com/differentiator/
Provide choices Not what is learned, but how it is learned and how students will show you what they know...Gail@GailLovely.com
Teacher Tools Access to a VARIETY of Web Resources Internet Buttons example Bridges example Website YolaexampleGail@GailLovely.com Only2Clicks example Glogster.eduexample
Managing it All… Clearly define your expectations - both process AND product.Gail@GailLovely.com
Rubrics Expectations up front – no tricks!Gail@GailLovely.com http://www.tltgroup.org/resourc es/flashlight/rubrics.htm
Rubrics “A rubric is an explicit summary of the criteria for assessing a particular piece of student work, plus levels of potential achievement for each criterion.” (source)Gail@GailLovely.com But really RUBRICS are time-savers! Rubistar is a GREAT time saver!
Rubrics http://www.teach- nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/ http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/ The BEST List of rubrics: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sGail@GailLovely.com chrockguide/assess.html
Evaluation of Process Not just what you did but HOW you did!Gail@GailLovely.com
Expect and encourage students to help each other.No touching classmates’ computers orGail@GailLovely.com technologies.Provide time to discuss and reward processes and also for sharing "student discoveries".
Turn Taking… Check list Sticks in a Cup Circle Chart Electronic name pickers ◦ http://classtools.net/main_area/template_loader.h tm?fruit_machine ◦ http://www.barryfunenglish.com/tools.phpGail@GailLovely.com ◦ http://www.superteachertools.com/classroom- tools/group-maker.php
Managing it All…Gail@GailLovely.com Let students have a limited time to "play" with new technologies, sites, etc BEFORE you give them tight timelines and deadlines.
Eventually one of your goals should be students self-selecting tools to use to achieve their goals....Gail@GailLovely.com
Managing it All… DONT wait until you are "totally comfortable"...Gail@GailLovely.com Just take ONE bite at a time...