They want and crave this in their schooling but the collaboration between teacher, parent and student rarely exists.
Facebook users growing daily Average use 55 minutes per day With over 500 million users, Facebook is now used by 1 in every 13 people on earth, with over 250 million of them (over 50%) who log in every day. The average user still has about 130 friends, but that should expand in 2011.48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook when they wake up, with 28% doing so before even getting out of bed. The 35+ demographic is growing rapidly, now with over 30% of the entire Facebook user base. The core 18-24 year old segment is now growing the fastest at 74% year on year. Almost 72% of all US internet users are on now Facebook, while 70% of the entire user base is located outside of the US.Over 700 Billion minutes a month are spent on Facebook, 20 million applications are installed per day and over 250 million people interact with Facebook from outside the official website on a monthly basis, across 2 million websites. Over 200 million people access Facebook via their mobile phone. 48% of young people said they now get their news through Facebook. Meanwhile, in just 20 minutes on Facebook over 1 million links are shared, 2 million friend requests are accepted and almost 3 million messages are sent.
Schools have already started asking for websites, blogs or twitter accounts on college applicationsThey have also started looking at these when applying for scholarships as well
The role of a leader is to create aclear vision and resources to support that vision. Vision should include and is owned by staff, engage other members of the community such as parents and community group, Should includes strategies to support and enhance the district/school’s aims of learning, teaching, management and administrationand ensures alignment of technological resources to core curriculum Leaders need to be role models for appropriate use of technology. The need to beresearchers, competent with team building tools, such as RSS and social bookmarking and well-versed in web-based communicative technologies, such as blogging, podcasting, etc. Most importantly they need to be knowledgeable about ethical use of the web and safety Effective leadership also means the ability to build and foster relationships with members of staff and the community: align staff development with core curriculum goal, have a clear set of observations to make when walking through schools(Marzano’s Protocols, and be able to maximize teamwork amongst teachers, students and community members • Communicate effectively with community leaders
Starting point and schedule appropriately and what are the outcomes you are looking for and can technology be leveraged Blend based upon results not for the sake of blending Support from teachers/staff and community to assure goals match expectations
Parents, teachers and students all need to be partners and share responsibilities to achieve the most for our students. DB allows for clear expectations, conversations and collaboration
The best of new, innovative technology programs (like DreamBox Learning)for the 21st century students (digital natives) allow for students to be creative—with open ended problem solving, offer immediate, responsive feedback, are interactive and individualized. This student is working on a compensation buckets lessons where student learn to turn equations into ‘friendlier’ ones to solve them. 73+84 is the same as 70+ 87…
21st century kids, digital natives expectations for engagement. These kids grow up with xbox, ds, etc. In photo kids are playing “Junkyard Stomp” fluency game where they stomp cars with “multiples of 7” or
Students today want to collaborate, have fun, engage and get immediate responses…
Since Ayu started DreamBox on November 29, 2010, she has played for 110 hours. Ayu's last session on DreamBox was on March 22, 2012, when she played for 32 minutes. Since Melissa started DreamBox on November 29, 2010, she has played for 114 hours. Melissa's last session on DreamBox was on March 22, 2012, when she played for 53 minutes. Phlip R Smith ElementaryJenn Hill Rm 11 - 2nd and they seem to play around 20-30 minutes 4 or 5 days a week. Some days its only half or so of the class other days the whole class logs in. Both kids have played about 6,000 minutes of DreamBox (100 Hours)- They both started in Dec 2010 (within 24 hours of each other) mid-way through 1st grade content. - They both started at the beginning of K with placements turned on - Both are girls - Both are in second grade right nowOne more question: Where are the two girls working now? I think one is in 3rd grade curriculum and one is 4th grade curriculum?Did you also mention the kids play 20 minutes a day in school? 5 days a week? (Implementation?) What class are they in now? (I can check usage over time!) One has completed all our content and is practicing. So 4th grade content for her. The other is just starting fractions so she's in 3rd grade content. Red: Ayu (finished our curriculum- practicing)Green: Melissa Each one tailored to a student’s unique needs.What was invisible in our demo was differentiated instruction. This is what keeps your students in the zone of proximal learning. It is the powerful technology behind DreamBox that transforms the way students engage with math by providing a truly adaptive learning environment for each and every student.DreamBox’s continuous assessment and dynamic adaptations represents a next generation of intelligent adaptive online learning. There are over 600 lessons in DreamBox, representing literally millions of paths a student could take. All dependent on the moves they make.
Real-time reporting provides educators with actionable data on student progress & proficiencyImagine you are a teacher in a classroom and could see in real-time which lessons students are working on, how proficient students are in different concepts, which students are struggling with a concept or working inefficiently—and could intervene or pull small groups together as needed…
The best of technology today can provide teachers and administrators with real-time reporting -- actionable data on student progress & proficiencyInights into
The best of technology today can provide teachers and administrators with real-time reporting -- actionable data on student progress & proficiencyInsights into …
As Sheryl Nuss…said- Technology will never replace teachers…However….Teachers who know how to use technology effectively will replace those who do not…
Before we introduce you to DreamBox I wanted to ask you, in your experience, what top challenges districts are facing in creating an elementary math program that works for every student. (time for feedback/questions/challenges)Challenges that others have mentioned:Diversity issue looms: of students, languages, socio-economic status, cultures; teachers and schools are often not equipped to deal with the diverse range of students and abilities they are presented with in the classroom. Responsive instructionDistricts asked to do more with less, cost effectiveness is keyContent needs to be relevant and engaging- not rote procedures
The 21st Century Leader and Data-Driven Success in Elementary Mathematics Jeffrey Piontek
Millions of Individual Learning PathsEach one tailored to a student’s uniqueneedsThe progression of two students through the DreamBox curriculum• This progression took place over 15 months.• Both girls started DreamBox in December, 2010 in their first grade classroom and are now in 2nd grade.• Both girls began the DreamBox curriculum at the start of kindergarten lessons.• The one in red is now working on our 4th grade fractions content (Ayu).• The one in purple is working on 3rd grade curriculum (Melissa).