Constructivism & Connectivism Curriculum and Student Learning Needs drive the integration of technology. Technology is a complex tool used to facilitate student-centered learning. Scaffolding technology skills has to occur prior to the expectation that students can make thoughtful choices about its appropriate use. Degree to which students can utilize technology is dependent on their level of cognitive ability.
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Knowing Content is NOT Enough—Students must be able to utilize the content to Understand complex issues Construct new understandings Set goals and work to a timeline Be creative and innovative Communicate and express themselves Source: http://etitaxonomy.wikispaces.com/ Solve problems Make decisions Work collaboratively Make ethical choices
Increasing Complexity of Technology Skills Technology choices become autonomous Increasing Levels of Cognition Curriculum mastery deepens Source: http://etitaxonomy.wikispaces.com/
How to Erase Technology Have students move through the taxonomy As students acquire the skills of using a technology…. It becomes a tool they may choose The emphasis of an activity shifts from the technology to the cognitive skills students must employ Becomes invisible Source: http://etitaxonomy.wikispaces.com/
Getting Teachers to Integrate Using for Professional Purpose Personal and Professional Use Instructional Enhancement Connecting with Colleagues Using with Students What technologies are available? Where are the connections between curriculum goals and technology?
Assessing Technology Integrated Projects Determine the goals / objectives of the project Content Area Standards Knowledge and Skills (Know and Be Able To) Educational Technology Develop a rubric Curriculum Focus should be first Need a rubric area to deal with technology aspect Collaboration Problem Solving Communication
At Your Tables Introduce Yourself Share an idea or process that you: Currently use successfully Are thinking about implementing Notice your teachers using Designed to help your work Other… Post your ideas to our Google Sheet
Resources LearnTech Wiki EdTechInnovators Wiki Metiri Partnership for 21st Century Skills Critical Technology Issues for School Leaders