SPUDMIK S tudents  P roducing and  U sing  D igital  M edia to  I ncrease  K nowledge   Connecting Curriculum and Technolo...
Ready or Not . . . The World is Different <ul><li>•  Kids are different … </li></ul><ul><li>•  Learning is different… </li...
Our Educational System Must Produce Technology-Capable Kids
To live, learn, and work successfully in an increasingly complex and information-rich society, students must be able to us...
Present  Reality  Today’s students think and process information fundamentally different from their predecessors. They are...
Vision CMSN/CMSS learners will have equitable access to learning environments that  infuse technology into the teaching an...
<ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>ensure technology rich learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>empower faculty to use te...
Proposal:  Cabot Middle Schools will launch a new approach to using technology, SPUDMIK, which will take students from bei...
<ul><li>Digital Natives are used to receiving information really fast. They like to parallel process and multi-task. They ...
Traditional ----- Incorporating New Strategies ------New Establishing New Learning Environments Traditional ----- Incorpor...
&quot;Knowing content&quot; is not sufficient in itself -- rather, students must apply knowledge to •  construct new under...
Essential Conditions for Successful Technology Use  There are fundamental requirements that must be met  for technology to...
Essential Conditions for Successful Technology Use  There are fundamental requirements that must be met  for technology to...
Essential Conditions for Successful Technology Use  There are fundamental requirements that must be met  for technology to...
Within an effective educational setting, technology can enable students to become: <ul><li>Capable information technology ...
Staff Development Content Area Staff Navigating the Internet-Favorites & more Content Area Staff WebQuest All Staff Tech 1...
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    1. 1. SPUDMIK S tudents P roducing and U sing D igital M edia to I ncrease K nowledge Connecting Curriculum and Technology Just as the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik moved the world in the space age, the Cabot Middle Schools SPUDMIK will launch the world of education into the digital age. Copyright © 2000, ISTE and its licensors. Freely reproducible and modifiable for nonprofit, educational use. E-mail permissions@iste.org for other uses.
    2. 2. Ready or Not . . . The World is Different <ul><li>• Kids are different … </li></ul><ul><li>• Learning is different… </li></ul><ul><li>... information, tools and work are different... </li></ul>And Teaching must be Different, too!
    3. 3. Our Educational System Must Produce Technology-Capable Kids
    4. 4. To live, learn, and work successfully in an increasingly complex and information-rich society, students must be able to use technology effectively.
    5. 5. Present Reality Today’s students think and process information fundamentally different from their predecessors. They are immersed in constant media, whether it be video games, online videos, instant messaging, web browsing, TV, or iPods; yet they are taught using the same methods and materials their parents and grandparents were exposed to. Digital Natives are accustomed to receiving information really fast. They like to parallel process and multi-task. They prefer their graphics before their text rather than the opposite. They prefer random access (like hypertext). They function best when networked. They thrive on instant gratification and frequent rewards. They prefer games to “serious” work.
    6. 6. Vision CMSN/CMSS learners will have equitable access to learning environments that infuse technology into the teaching and learning process , ultimately producing life-long learners who will succeed socially and economically in a society increasingly dependent on technology and information. SPUDMIK
    7. 7. <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>ensure technology rich learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>empower faculty to use technology as a tool to enhance learning </li></ul><ul><li>equip learners to be technology literate </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with community technology providers </li></ul><ul><li>endow school personnel with access to tools, data, and information needed to make decisions, educate, and to learn </li></ul>SPUDMIK
    8. 8. Proposal: Cabot Middle Schools will launch a new approach to using technology, SPUDMIK, which will take students from being consumers of knowledge to producers of knowledge. How is this possible? Digital Learning Labs! Each week students will attend a fifty minute technology class where they will learn programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Movie Maker. Students will also develop important technological skills such as typing, videography, importing, exporting, uploading, and pod casting. Students will then take the technological knowledge and skills they have learned back to the classroom to help enhance their understanding of classroom content. Cabot Middle Schools will work in collaboration with the district technology department in utilizing existing equipment. Grants will be submitted to various funding sources to secure additional funds. When funding is available each student will be provided a flash drive to be used to enhance their learning by creating digital products in each class and present it to a real audience…the world on the web. SPUDMIK
    9. 9. <ul><li>Digital Natives are used to receiving information really fast. They like to parallel process and multi-task. They prefer their graphics before their text rather than the opposite. They prefer random access (like hypertext). They function best when networked. They thrive on instant gratification and frequent rewards. They prefer games to “serious” work. (Does any of this sound familiar?) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach” (Marc Prensky, 2001). </li></ul><ul><li>* So unless we want to just forget about educating Digital Natives until they grow up and do it themselves, we had better confront this issue. And in so doing we need to reconsider both our methodology and our content. </li></ul>Digital Natives Digital Immigrants ©2001 Marc Prensky
    10. 10. Traditional ----- Incorporating New Strategies ------New Establishing New Learning Environments Traditional ----- Incorporating New Strategies ------New Teacher-centered instruction ----------> Student-centered learning Single media -------------------------------------------------> Multimedia Isolated work --------------------------------------> Collaborative work Information delivery ------------------------> Information exchange- Passive learning -> Active/exploratory/inquiry- based learning Factual/literal thinking ---------------> Critical thinking, informed decision-making Isolated, artificial context -------------> Authentic, real world context
    11. 11. &quot;Knowing content&quot; is not sufficient in itself -- rather, students must apply knowledge to • construct new understandings • solve problems •  make decisions • develop products and • communicate Technology can facilitate this type of learning.
    12. 12. Essential Conditions for Successful Technology Use There are fundamental requirements that must be met for technology to be used effectively. • Visionary planning with support and proactive leadership from the education system • Educators skilled in facilitating the use of technology for teaching, learning, management, communications, and productivity
    13. 13. Essential Conditions for Successful Technology Use There are fundamental requirements that must be met for technology to be used effectively. • Assessment of effectiveness of technology for learning • Access to contemporary technologies, software, and telecommunications networks
    14. 14. Essential Conditions for Successful Technology Use There are fundamental requirements that must be met for technology to be used effectively. • Technical assistance /mentors for using and maintaining technology resources (Launch Team)
    15. 15. Within an effective educational setting, technology can enable students to become: <ul><li>Capable information technology users </li></ul><ul><li>Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solvers and decision makers </li></ul><ul><li>Creative and effective users of productivity tools </li></ul><ul><li>Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers </li></ul><ul><li>Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens </li></ul>
    16. 16. Staff Development Content Area Staff Navigating the Internet-Favorites & more Content Area Staff WebQuest All Staff Tech 101 Staff sets the agenda as needed Tech Recalibration –How can we help? All Staff iMac, iPods-Now what? Presenters Target Audience Topic

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