Social Learners“There’s not really an avenue at school for me to share, or publish my own stuff, or especially get feedback from people all over – that’s really the only reason I rush home to do Facebook so much.” High School Honors Student
Multiple Intelligences and TechnologyDryden, Gordon and Vos, Jeannette, Ed.D. The Learning Revolution. (1999). Jalmar Press. Torrance, CA.
Social LearningThe most intense “higher-order” conversations are those that carry on in multiple avenues;Deeper learning isn’t an individual phenomenon;
Multi-ProcessingPew Internet & American Life Project Survey of Teens and Parents, OctoberNovember 2006
Digital Shift LITERACY LITERACYText Text & Information Image Navigation
Digital Shift LEARNING• Being Told Discovery, (Authority Based) Experiential
Digital Shift• Deductive REASONING Concrete & (Linear) Judgment (Lateral)
New Jersey Creating 21st CenturyNew Jersey Schools Phase Phase Phase 1 2 3
Today’s Classroom• Shift in FOCUS to learning in situ WITH and FROM each other.• Learning becomes situated in action;• It becomes as much social as cognitive,• it is concrete rather than abstract,• and it intertwines with judgment and exploration.
Apprenticeship of Observation• Classrooms practices are similar to practices 50 years ago.• We teach the way we were taught Dan Lortie, Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study
Course, Not• History of technology in schools• Curriculum or instructional design models• Learning theories
Course Objectives• Philosophical – Change beliefs or at least open eyes• Practical – Tech tools/resources• Pedagogical – Framework for integrating technology purposefully• Get you a job