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Changing Classrooms Globally



This is a short presentation I gave to teachers at Sts. Philip and James School New York by Skype on February 26th 09

This is a short presentation I gave to teachers at Sts. Philip and James School New York by Skype on February 26th 09



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  • Changing Classrooms Globally professional blog: presentation resources: presented by: Paul McMahon
  • Constantly looking for
  • Learning Preferences
    • Children were presented with another list and asked which three were their preferred ways to learn. Similar to previous years’ survey findings, the favourite option is learning in groups (55%), followed by doing practical things (39%), learning with friends (35%) and by using computers (31%).
  • Far too much of this
  • Lead me back to this
  • What is the Purpose of Education?
  • increasingly digital
  • Is Technology just one item in the Toolbox?
  • Too many choices for Teacher PD
  • Need a bit more than the celebrity chef meal
  • Now things changed!
  • bloom’s revised taxonomy Remember Understand Apply Evaluate Create
  • Rethinking Assessment
  • Going back is hard!
  • It may not be all about the Marks!
  • Learning Sources
    • When asked to choose the three people that help them learn the most, a majority of schoolchildren opt for their parents: over three in five choose their mother (62%) and half say their father is one of the most helpful people (50%). Despite the fact that most structured learning tends to happen at school, less than half of children think their teachers help them learn the most (44%). Other commonly-cited sources include friends, siblings and grandparents.
  • He is Lucky!
  • validating sources of online information cybercitizenship being secure online managing online profile using social networks Etc. effective search strategies using social bookmarking
  • technology embedded
  • Maybe the same endpoint Via a different journey
  • using technology successfully in the classroom is a mindset not a skill-set
  • what’s the next step for you?
    • Image Sources (Creative Commons License) listed in slide order:
    • Option /
    • The Thinker /
    • University Sunset /
    • Spoilt for choice /
    • Baby with iPhone: /
    • Graduate /
    • Reverse Shot /
    • Ido using a computer /
    • Open road:
    • Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
    • Bike:
    • Meditate:
    • Steps: