EdTech Teachers October 23, 2007
Introductions <ul><li>MyHeritage.com </li></ul>
Today’s Objectives <ul><li>clarify the role of EdTech Teachers in PVSD schools  </li></ul><ul><li>model innovation in teac...
First of all <ul><li>We’re going back in time for a few minutes… </li></ul>
Going back in time <ul><li>Socrates c. 400BC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no need to write things down.  If people write...
Going back in time <ul><li>Gutenberg’s Printing Press </li></ul><ul><li>1452 </li></ul><ul><li>Spawned literacy </li></ul>...
Going back in time <ul><li>Late 1800’s </li></ul><ul><li>The invention of the telephone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The telephon...
Going back in time <ul><li>1920’s </li></ul><ul><li>Books first used  by students in schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher...
Throughout History <ul><li>People have always been skeptical of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Afraid of change </li></ul>
Looking forward <ul><li>What does this mean to EdTech? </li></ul><ul><li>Last meeting: Woodward’s  Education Then and Now ...
 
Essentially… <ul><li>We need to prepare children for the world they will live in </li></ul><ul><li>Not  a world that will ...
A Major Shift <ul><li>Information, memorizing no longer a focus </li></ul><ul><li>People have instant access to informatio...
What really matters? <ul><li>In schools, we need to figure out what really matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorizing the ri...
A Shift <ul><li>A shift in society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication  (Email, Facebook) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atten...
A Shift <ul><li>A shift in education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attenti...
A Shift <ul><li>We can laugh </li></ul><ul><li>We can scoff </li></ul><ul><li>We can say that these changes are “wrong” fo...
Some stats <ul><li>A student will spend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20,000 hours watching TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000 h...
Some stats <ul><li>Internet Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx 1.2 billion out of 6.5 billion worldwide (nearly 20%) </li>...
Some stats <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25 million users – 100,000 new users per day – est. 50 million users by ...
Some stats <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 6 million videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing at a rate of 20%...
Some stats <ul><li>Video Games </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biggest entertainment market in the world (not movies, not music) </l...
Bad? <ul><li>Are all these things bad? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul>...
Everything Bad is Good for You <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movies and TV shows are more complex now  </li></ul>...
Finally <ul><li>The world is changing quickly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can’t deny this </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As educators...
The Challenge… <ul><li>Help us get from… </li></ul>to
The Opportunity… <ul><li>As an EdTech Teacher, what can you do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate innovation  (in your own...
How do I …? <ul><ul><li>Demonstrate innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Probably already doing this </li></ul></ul><...
What else…? <ul><li>Help Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Local Users </li></ul><ul><li>Minor hardware and software issues </li></ul...
Scenarios <ul><li>Table group discussion on scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Group sharing of solutions </li></ul><ul><li>You h...
Scenarios Discussion <ul><li>Group 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher C wants a new software application installed. </li></ul...
Scenarios Discussion <ul><li>Group 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The printer in Teacher E’s room is jammed. </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Scenarios Discussion <ul><li>Group 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher H has an old video tape that she’d like converted to DV...
What does this really mean? <ul><li>We want you to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be the person who is enthusiastic about using te...
Break
PBL
Engaged Learning meaningful, creative, authentic, relevant <ul><li>Project Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Begins with a ...
Collaboration
Authenticity
Engagement
Momentum
Roles <ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>problem solvers </li></ul><ul><li>decision-makers </li></ul><ul><li>investigators...
Benefits <ul><li>Students demonstrate </li></ul><ul><li>complex skills such as higher-order thinking, problem-solving, col...
Supporters
Challenge <ul><li>Can PBL be used to ensure engaged learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology is part of the solution </l...
Task <ul><li>Organize into elementary, middle level and high school groups </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the top three levels...
Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating Incorporate  technology Attend to  curriculum objectives Activate the highest levels o...
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    1. 1. EdTech Teachers October 23, 2007
    2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>MyHeritage.com </li></ul>
    3. 3. Today’s Objectives <ul><li>clarify the role of EdTech Teachers in PVSD schools </li></ul><ul><li>model innovation in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>provide tangible examples of learning activities which integrate Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate collaboration with other colleagues </li></ul>
    4. 4. First of all <ul><li>We’re going back in time for a few minutes… </li></ul>
    5. 5. Going back in time <ul><li>Socrates c. 400BC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no need to write things down. If people write things down, then there will be no need for them to learn or to remember the information (paraphrased) </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Going back in time <ul><li>Gutenberg’s Printing Press </li></ul><ul><li>1452 </li></ul><ul><li>Spawned literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are those kids reading? They are involving themselves in a world of make-believe. They should be out working. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Going back in time <ul><li>Late 1800’s </li></ul><ul><li>The invention of the telephone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The telephone is an interesting gadget but of very little practical use or purpose </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Going back in time <ul><li>1920’s </li></ul><ul><li>Books first used by students in schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers: We can’t let students use books. If the students are given books, then there will be no need for teachers </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Throughout History <ul><li>People have always been skeptical of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Afraid of change </li></ul>
    10. 10. Looking forward <ul><li>What does this mean to EdTech? </li></ul><ul><li>Last meeting: Woodward’s Education Then and Now video </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s another… </li></ul>
    11. 12. Essentially… <ul><li>We need to prepare children for the world they will live in </li></ul><ul><li>Not a world that will no longer exist </li></ul>
    12. 13. A Major Shift <ul><li>Information, memorizing no longer a focus </li></ul><ul><li>People have instant access to information – Google – 200 million hits per day </li></ul><ul><li>Einstein’s phone number </li></ul>
    13. 14. What really matters? <ul><li>In schools, we need to figure out what really matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorizing the rivers of South America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem-solving skills, teamwork, communication, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. A Shift <ul><li>A shift in society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication (Email, Facebook) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attention spans (fast-paced society, instant results, video games) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork (collaborating with others) </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. A Shift <ul><li>A shift in education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attention spans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics of interest / have choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assigning “zero” to assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen-agers </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. A Shift <ul><li>We can laugh </li></ul><ul><li>We can scoff </li></ul><ul><li>We can say that these changes are “wrong” for society </li></ul><ul><li>These “shifts” are a reality </li></ul>
    17. 18. Some stats <ul><li>A student will spend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20,000 hours watching TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000 hours paying video games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5,000 hours reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to mention time on computers, internet, cell phones, text-messaging, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. Some stats <ul><li>Internet Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx 1.2 billion out of 6.5 billion worldwide (nearly 20%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx 235 million out 335 million in North America (over 70%) </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Some stats <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25 million users – 100,000 new users per day – est. 50 million users by the end of 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 billion page views per month </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. Some stats <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 6 million videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing at a rate of 20% per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 2 billion video views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total of approx 10,000 years of video </li></ul></ul>
    21. 22. Some stats <ul><li>Video Games </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biggest entertainment market in the world (not movies, not music) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just kids – adults, corporations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Halo 3 </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. Bad? <ul><li>Are all these things bad? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We need to stop comparing today’s realities with past realities </li></ul>
    23. 24. Everything Bad is Good for You <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movies and TV shows are more complex now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Games stimulate the brain – problem solving, decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the contrary, is “reading” healthy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is technology unhealthy? </li></ul></ul>
    24. 25. Finally <ul><li>The world is changing quickly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can’t deny this </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As educators we need to be prepare children for this ever-changing world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It isn’t going to happen overnight </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. The Challenge… <ul><li>Help us get from… </li></ul>to
    26. 27. The Opportunity… <ul><li>As an EdTech Teacher, what can you do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate innovation (in your own teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote innovation in others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide support to others in their innovations </li></ul></ul>
    27. 28. How do I …? <ul><ul><li>Demonstrate innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Probably already doing this </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let people know what you’ve done & they could try </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Actually work with teacher/students in class projects </li></ul></ul></ul>
    28. 29. What else…? <ul><li>Help Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Local Users </li></ul><ul><li>Minor hardware and software issues </li></ul><ul><li>More to come later today </li></ul>
    29. 30. Scenarios <ul><li>Table group discussion on scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Group sharing of solutions </li></ul><ul><li>You have until 10:30 </li></ul>What could I do ...?
    30. 31. Scenarios Discussion <ul><li>Group 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher C wants a new software application installed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The principal has asked you to put together a presentation for the school Remembrance Day program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher F tells you he would like to incorporate some technology into his Math 30 class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher L would like to her students to create an electronic portfolio. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher D’s computer keeps freezing up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher P has emailed you asking your advice on how much time his students should spend keyboarding. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ve just been informed that you will be teaching music and you have no musical experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher M has 4 computers in her classroom and doesn’t seem to be using them very often. </li></ul></ul>
    31. 32. Scenarios Discussion <ul><li>Group 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The printer in Teacher E’s room is jammed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The school can’t afford to hire a DJ for the upcoming school dance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your senior physics teacher just retired and you have 3 students that need a Physics 30 credit to apply for a scholarship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The art teacher would like to incorporate technology into his curriculum. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The mouse on Computer #13 is not working properly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The school can’t afford to pay for a company to produce a yearbook this year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have just been talking to your EdTech colleague in another school and you’d like to collaborate with her on a project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The phys ed teacher would like to incorporate technology into her curriculum. </li></ul></ul>
    32. 33. Scenarios Discussion <ul><li>Group 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher H has an old video tape that she’d like converted to DVD. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher K has just asked you for ideas to help teach his students how to use a spreadsheet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher I just got a new digital camera and would like to do a project with her grade 2’s. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher G has never taken her grade 4 class to the computer lab. When you ask why, she tells you that she’s afraid she won’t be able to answer her student’s questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher J just had a new student enrolled in her class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher B doesn’t know how to email an attachment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher A has required her students to do a written report on a Pacific Rim country every year. This year she’d like to try something different and has asked you for help. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher O would like to use the school video cameras in his social studies class. </li></ul></ul>
    33. 34. What does this really mean? <ul><li>We want you to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be the person who is enthusiastic about using technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes some risks - such as the activities we will do later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage and work with others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not see this as an add-on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have FUN </li></ul></ul>
    34. 35. Break
    35. 36. PBL
    36. 37. Engaged Learning meaningful, creative, authentic, relevant <ul><li>Project Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Begins with a product or artifact in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Based upon content knowledge or skills </li></ul><ul><li>Uses production model </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Begins with a problem </li></ul><ul><li>Structured around complex, authentic questions </li></ul><ul><li>Uses inquiry approach </li></ul>Higher Order Thinking Skills creating, problem-solving, reasoning, decision-making and evaluating
    37. 38. Collaboration
    38. 39. Authenticity
    39. 40. Engagement
    40. 41. Momentum
    41. 42. Roles <ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>problem solvers </li></ul><ul><li>decision-makers </li></ul><ul><li>investigators </li></ul><ul><li>documentarians </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>coaches </li></ul><ul><li>risk-takers </li></ul><ul><li>learners </li></ul>
    42. 43. Benefits <ul><li>Students demonstrate </li></ul><ul><li>complex skills such as higher-order thinking, problem-solving, collaborating and communicating </li></ul><ul><li>increased attendance, growth in self-reliance, improved attitudes toward learning </li></ul><ul><li>academic gains equal or better than those generated by other models </li></ul><ul><li>increased responsibility for learning </li></ul>
    43. 44. Supporters
    44. 45. Challenge <ul><li>Can PBL be used to ensure engaged learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology is part of the solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can PBL be used to develop higher order thinking skills? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a framework </li></ul></ul>
    45. 46. Task <ul><li>Organize into elementary, middle level and high school groups </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the top three levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – Analyzing, Evaluating and Creating </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm project ideas that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend to curriculum objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activate the highest levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post to EdTech Teachers’ Blog </li></ul>
    46. 47. Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating Incorporate technology Attend to curriculum objectives Activate the highest levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy

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