Management of Technology

1,308 views
1,221 views

Published on

managing tech in the elem classroom

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,308
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
28
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
30
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Management of Technology

  1. 1. Managing Learning Even with Technologies... and Learners... and schedules... and glitches... Gail Lovely and... Gail@GailLovely.comGail@GailLovely.com
  2. 2. So, have things changed?  What’s our role?Gail@GailLovely.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGMsT4qNA-c
  3. 3. Our Responsibility From toy to toolGail@GailLovely.com
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Key Elements  Appropriate Resources  Engaged Learners  Collaborative Work  Tangible Products  Management StructuresGail@GailLovely.com
  7. 7. Key Elements  Appropriate ResourcesGail@GailLovely.com
  8. 8. Student Learning ResourcesGail@GailLovely.com
  9. 9. Sites for Students MUST be:  Uncluttered  Curriculum or Learning-rich  Interactive  Engaging  Child-friendlyGail@GailLovely.com
  10. 10. Finding links is the easy part... But can be time consuming!Gail@GailLovely.com
  11. 11. Saving time, and Sanity Start with a few go-to sitesGail@GailLovely.com
  12. 12. iBoard  http://newserver.iboard.co.uk/player/Gail@GailLovely.com
  13. 13. Read Write Think  http://www.readwritethink.org/Gail@GailLovely.com
  14. 14. Math Manipulatives  http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.htm lGail@GailLovely.com
  15. 15. Gather a Collection or two  http://simplybox.com/public/?id=22915Gail@GailLovely.com
  16. 16. Key Element  Engaged LearnersGail@GailLovely.com
  17. 17. Engagement  What creates engagement?Gail@GailLovely.com
  18. 18. Projects: Purposeful interactions with others  Teach more than “curriculum” but must teach “curriculum” too!Gail@GailLovely.com http://www.learner.org/jnorth/robin/ http://www.projectsbyjen.com/
  19. 19. Key Elements  Collaborative WorkGail@GailLovely.com
  20. 20. Second Day of KindergartenGail@GailLovely.com
  21. 21. Shared and Collaborative Writing real time  Whiteboards ◦ http://www.twiddla.com/474476  Writing Pads ◦ http://glovely.titanpad.com/5 ◦ (password: letmein )Gail@GailLovely.com
  22. 22. Shared and Collaborative Writing delayed (asynchronous)  Stixy ◦ http://www.stixy.com/guest/102984 ◦ (password is letmein) ◦ Refresh to see posts by others.Gail@GailLovely.com
  23. 23. Shared and Collaborative Writing delayed (asynchronous)  Blogs  Writer and commenter  Classblogmeister  Kidblog  EdublogsGail@GailLovely.com  Wikis  “experts” and editors  Wikispaces
  24. 24. Spoken Word, Shared  VoiceThread • http://voicethread.com/share/1691876/ • http://voicethread.com/share/336502/  AudioBoo • http://audioboo.fm/Gail@GailLovely.com
  25. 25. Key Elements  Tangible ProductsGail@GailLovely.com
  26. 26. An Example Little Bird Tale  http://littlebirdtales.com/tales/view/stor y_id/32546/Gail@GailLovely.com
  27. 27. Other “Almost-Tangibles”...  A digital image  An audio recording  Showing someone somethingGail@GailLovely.com
  28. 28. Tools for Creating Important for students to create, produce, develop, not just be consumers.Gail@GailLovely.com
  29. 29. Stories and More  Storybird ◦ http://storybird.comGail@GailLovely.com
  30. 30. Stories and More  Kerpoof ◦ http://www.kerpoof.com/Gail@GailLovely.com
  31. 31. “Offline” Tools too  Photostory  Word Processing  Presentation Software  2Simple Software  Fablevision SoftwareGail@GailLovely.com
  32. 32. Key Elements  Management StructuresGail@GailLovely.com
  33. 33. Tools for Managing  Visioning  Planning  ImplementingGail@GailLovely.com
  34. 34. Visioning What’s Possible  Tech Integration Matrices ◦ Florida (http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/index.html ) ◦ Arizona (http://azk12.org/tim/ )Gail@GailLovely.com
  35. 35. First Time with LaptopsGail@GailLovely.com
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. Managing... but accounting for differencesGail@GailLovely.com
  39. 39. Plan for Differentiation  The DifferentiatorGail@GailLovely.com http://www.byrdseed.com/differentiator/
  40. 40. Fair Doesn’t Mean SameGail@GailLovely.com
  41. 41. Timers  Kitchen Timers  http://minutesplease.com/  http://www.online- stopwatch.com/eggtimer- countdown/full-screen/Gail@GailLovely.com
  42. 42. Provide choices  Not what is learned, but how it is learned and how students will show you what they know...Gail@GailLovely.com
  43. 43. Teacher Tools Access to a VARIETY of Web Resources  Internet Buttons example  Bridges example  Website YolaexampleGail@GailLovely.com  Only2Clicks example  Glogster.eduexample
  44. 44. Managing it All… Clearly define your expectations - both process AND product.Gail@GailLovely.com
  45. 45. Rubrics  Expectations up front – no tricks!Gail@GailLovely.com http://www.tltgroup.org/resourc es/flashlight/rubrics.htm
  46. 46. 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!
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. Evaluation of Process Not just what you did but HOW you did!Gail@GailLovely.com
  49. 49. PBL Checklists  Student Accountability (English and Spanish) ◦ http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/Gail@GailLovely.com
  50. 50. Gail@GailLovely.com The Details...
  51. 51. Gail@GailLovely.com Shift and Return….
  52. 52. Gail@GailLovely.com Working together
  53. 53. 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".
  54. 54. 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
  55. 55. 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.
  56. 56. Eventually one of your goals should be students self-selecting tools to use to achieve their goals....Gail@GailLovely.com
  57. 57. Managing it All… DONT wait until you are "totally comfortable"...Gail@GailLovely.com Just take ONE bite at a time...
  58. 58. Gail@GailLovely.com Bottom Line...
  59. 59. Thank you! Gail Lovely Independent educator Gail@GailLovely.com Online CV: http://LovelyLearning.com Twitter: glovelyGail@GailLovely.com It’s all about them.
  60. 60. Credits  Toy or Tool: Uploaded to Flickr on 2/13/2009 by Fuyoh! with cc attribution license http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuyoh/3276837993/in/set-72157615701320920Gail@GailLovely.com

×