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  • You do get increased engagement.Attendance in my DI class in near perfect. Even when a kid is sick at home, we get them to Skype in so they don’t miss the class.
  • You will be miserable for the first few monthsImagine the payoffs
  • Build a capacity for patience within yourself and your studentsDon’t throw your hands in the air every time you have something go awry

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  • 1. Creating a Digital LearningEnvironment
  • 2. Welcome!• Jeremy Brown – jbrown@sd43.bc.ca• On Twitter @jbsd43• Science Teacher and Digital Immersion (DI)Coordinator at Riverside Secondary• Designed and Implemented the DI programand the 1 to 1 iPad project.
  • 3. • 1350 students & 80teachers• South side of PortCoquitlam• Mixed population withvery low to middlesocio-economic families• Most of our technologyhas come in house withsome coming throughSD43’s TLI project.• Most students bringtech from home but wehave some devices toshare.
  • 4. • Strong Leadership overthe past 9 years• The last 2 principalshave gone on to seniorleadership roles inVancouver and WestVan.• Strong staffcommitment tobecome the districtleaders in technology.
  • 5. Technology Programs• Digital Immersion 9-10• Learning with Technology• Science Coop• Cisco Networking• Digital Media Classes• Traditional ICT courses
  • 6. • Blended Classrooms• Connected School• Positive Student DigitalFootprint• Digital Citizens• Environments whereHigher Order ThinkingSkills (HOTS) are routinely
  • 7. MoneyEquityTime
  • 8. Infrastructure
  • 9. Connecting to the Internet• Do you want to use the internet?• How will the internet improve yourpractice?• Does your school have Wi-Fi? How manyconnections can it hold at one time?• Are your students able to bring in deviceswith data plans?• What about texting? – Polleverywhere?
  • 10. Devices - Teachers• Want vs. Need• Laptops vs. Tabletcomputers• Single User Devices– iPads– Samsung Android Tablets(Galaxy Note 10.1)– Windows RT MachinesWant Need
  • 11. Devices - Students• What works best for kids?• Laptops vs. Tablets vs. Phones
  • 12. Keeping Connected• What do you want froma connected classroom?• Where is your comfortlevel?• What happens whenyou lose connection?• What happens whenstudents accessinappropriate content?
  • 13. Software - Students• FREE is your favorite word.• Student Favorites– Skype– Google Drive– Blogger– Engrade– Prezi– Wolfram-alpha– Facebook – but not as much as before
  • 14. Software - Teachers• Teacher Favorites– Google Drive– Google Reader– Engrade– Classmarker– Twitter– Quizlet
  • 15. Management• How do you managecontent?• Do you want to?• Where do studentshand work into you?• How do you giveinstant feedback?
  • 16. What do you have/need/wantWorksheet
  • 17. PassionExpertiseSupport
  • 18. What makes a good technology teacher?• Passion + Perseverance +Planning• Notice how I didn’t sayknowledgeable?• You need a base level ofknowledge but you can’tknow everything• You can’t be afraid to askthe students for help!
  • 19. Professional Development• Start in your school…• You have experts…they just might be thestudents!• Join and Participate in a Webinar likeClassroom 2.0• Social Media and Personal Learning Networks
  • 20. Social Media and PLNs• I believe that Twitter isthe greatest Pro-Dresource available toyou.• #edtechbc, #edchat,#cpchat• Set up a connectedenvironment withinyour schools andbetween schools.#rside43
  • 21. • Teaching by Design was the original framework weused for setting up the new courses and adaptingthe others.• Digital Fluencies were put into place this last yearto propel us forwardFramework
  • 22. What students work well in theseenvironments?• Creative• Innovative• Independent• Collaborative• Decisive• Critical Consumers• Students with written output.
  • 23. What do you want to accomplish?
  • 24. Project Based Learning• Technology and Project based learning fit• Mastery Projects, Digital Backpacks, Passion Projects,etc…• Subject Specific projects – How can you leveragetechnology to make the projects you already dobetter?
  • 25. DTeachers are the greatest Apps of the21st Century – Ian Jukesct InstructionTechnology saves you from minutia but it doesnot teach for you.
  • 26. Front end loading
  • 27. Measure yourProgress
  • 28. Your first year
  • 29. Will every student be bringing some sort of deviceto school? What about those who can’t afford it?What’s your plan?