Technology in the Classroom: It's More Than Just Word & Powerpoint
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Technology in the Classroom: It's More Than Just Word & Powerpoint



This presentation was developed as an overview for the Tech in the Classroom faculty development course at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

This presentation was developed as an overview for the Tech in the Classroom faculty development course at Fayetteville Technical Community College.



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  • It’s more than just Word & PowerPoint
  • A Vision of Students Today
  • Knowledge is specific content Learners are empty vessels to be filled with knowledge View slide
  • Knowledge is created Learning is a collaborative social endeavor View slide
  • A Paradigm Shift
  • Acquiring 21st century skills such as higher level thinking, stronger communication abilities, and collaborative learning will encourage student engagement and increase academic achievement (Department of Education, 2002)
  • Pay Attention
  • Are You Paying Attention? How do your students learn?  How do you assess their learning?  What is the difference between a digital  native and a digital immigrant?
  • Horizon Report 2007 Key trends affecting higher education—next 5 years  One year or less Social Networking  User-Created Content   Two-Three Years Mobile Phones  Virtual Worlds   Four-Five Years New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication  Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming 
  • Choose the Right Tool Communication  Content  Collaboration  Organization/Mgt  Assessment 
  • Synchronous Communication   Virtual Conferencing  Elluminate  Chats  Skype Asynchronous Communication   E-mail  Blackboard Discussion Boards  Blogs Social Networks 
  • ―Live‖ interactive virtual environment   Communication  Presentation  Interaction  instruction
  • Chats Usually organized around a particular topic  Interaction through typed messages  Works well for brainstorming or if format is well  structured ahead of time. Live online Author Discussions: extend students’  understanding of a particular author’s works and the writing process:  Book Raps  Read Around Australia
  • FREE VoIP technology  make audio and video phone calls from  your computer Promoting Synchronous Interaction in an eLearning Environment
  • Discussion Board Forums Time and place independent  Time between messages allows for reflection  Speakers of other languages have added time  to read and compose answers Responses can be seen by all—making  learning more visible Messages archived--providing a database of  interactions
  • Blogging in Education
  • Blogging: Most Recognized Example
  • Blogs in Plain English
  • Social Networks: Connect Users into Communities of Trust (or interests)
  • Social Networking in Plain English
  • Social Networking Software Social Networks   Keep contacts online through web interfaces  MySpace, FaceBook most common Social Calendaring   Share agendas for events arrangements and meetings planning  Groupwise, Google Calendar
  • Social Networks: Connect Users into Communities of Trust (or interests) What can you do with Pronetos? Create your home page Find scholars in your field Share a paper with colleagues Post course materials to your site Network and collaborate with colleagues Find research in your field Post an announcement to your colleagues See the message board in your discipline
  • Microsoft Office  Web-based applications (Google Apps)  YouTube/TeacherTube  i3D   Learning objects  Simulations Podcasts  WebQuests 
  • Education Today & Tomorrow
  • Invention of the Year (2006)
  • You-Tube Ignite your students imaginations Use video clips to introduce/demonstrate concepts Have students incorporate videos in their projects Have students evaluate video content—information literacy Have students create videos & post them to YouTube
  • Online community for sharing instructional  videos Provides anytime, anywhere professional  development with teachers teaching teachers Site where teachers can post videos designed  for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill
  • i3D Learning Objects  Simulations 
  • i3D—Head Anatomy
  • Podcasting Pod (iPod) + broadcast = Podcast  Differs from streaming audio   Automatically delivered to player –don’t have to click on a link to download  Listen when you want – not when a program is scheduled
  • Podcasting in Plain English
  • Finding Them
  • Making Them Dead simple More involved Windows Audacity Audacity Sound Recorder + + or Freecorder Podomatic Blog or + Digital voice Feedburner recorder + Podomatic
  • Inquiry-oriented lesson format in which  most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.  History of Computers WebQuest  Will Technology Elevate Higher Education? 
  • Google/Yahoo Groups   Blogs  Blogger Wikis   Wikispaces  pbwiki Virtual Reality (2nd Life) 
  • Wikipedia: Collaborative Dictionary Edited in Real Time by Anyone
  • Wikis in Plain English
  • Wikis: The ultimate collaboration tool  Special web site  allows visitors to add, remove, edit & change content  Not need access to or knowledge of web publishing software  Collaboration  Group members work on common document in common location
  • Teaching & Learning Resources Wiki Toolkit of online resources   Course design  Course management systems  Faculty Development Resources  Online Training  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  Web 2.0  Learning Theories  Learning Styles
  • Wikis in Education Amistad wiki  Creative Web Tools For and By Kids  Welker's Wikinomics Page  Eckerd College  Teaching & Learning Resources wiki 
  • Horizon Project Collaborative global project between classrooms in diverse geographical locations  USA (6 classes—4 schools)  Japan (1 class)  Qatar (2 classes—2 schools)  Austria (1 class)  Spain (1 class)  Australia (2 classes—2 schools)
  • WikiBooks Started July 10, 2003—mission to create a free collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit es_of_Early_Childhood_Education/WikiText_Development_ Process Old Dominion—WikiText project   Students enrolled in class develop own textbook for the course
  • Course Management Systems  RSS  iGoogle  Slideshare  Flickr  Social Bookmarking    Furl  Citeulike
  • RSS in Plain English
  • Personalize your homepage
  • World's largest community for sharing  presentations on the web Can embed YouTube videos  Can narrate presentations online  Linked to LinkedIn social network  Linked to Blogger 
  • Flickr Teaching with Flickr and cell phones An art history class combined mobile devices with a Web 2.0 service to assess student learning. Beth Harris took a class to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where students took photos of art, uploaded them to Flickr, then used that site's tools to comment on their observations.
  • Social Bookmarking Social Bookmarking   storing, describing, and sharing bookmarks via the web  Accessible to other users  Importance of tagging (keywords) Examples    FURL  citeulike
  • Social Bookmarking in Plain English
  • Multi-User Virtual Worlds Educational Games Second Life in Education wiki games
  • Educational Uses of 2nd Life
  • Assessment Respondus  Rubrics  Project-Based Learning  Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)  Blackboard Test Manager 
  • What your classroom might look like…