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Plugging in: Leveraging Technology For Engagement


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  • 1. Plugging In Leveraging Technology for Student Engagement
  • 2. “To teach is to learn twice.” - Joseph Joubert
  • 3. Shelley Paul | Lakeview Institute | July 2010 shelley (dot) paul @ | @lottascales
  • 4. This is not a session about tools.
  • 5. It’s about instructional design.
  • 6. It’s not about adding onto your already full plate.
  • 7. It’s about seeing with fresh eyes.
  • 8. It’s not about “integrating” technology.
  • 9. It’s about lighting up learners.
  • 10. What is engagement?
  • 11. A willing immersion.
  • 12. Engaged Learners...
  • 13. Deeper Successful Better Retention Understanding Transferrence
  • 14. Schlechty’s Five Types Engagement Strategic Compliance Passive Compliance Retreatism Rebellion
  • 15. You, as a learner...
  • 16. You, as a learner... What motivates you to learn? What must you have in order for your learning to be successful? What causes you to pay attention, even if the topic you are studying is not your favorite? What makes you shut down? Adapted from:
  • 17. How can you create/avoid those conditions in your classroom?
  • 18. Ten Design Qualities of Engagement
  • 19. Define the what... ‣ Content & Substance ‣ Organization ‣ Product standards ‣ Protection for risk-taking
  • 20. Deliver the why... ‣ Product focus ‣ Affiliation ‣ Affirmation of Performance ‣ Authenticity
  • 21. Design for the brain... ‣ Choice ‣ Novelty & Variety
  • 22. Brain Rule # 4: We Don’t Pay Attention to Boring Things.
  • 23. It’s not about technology, but technology does matter...
  • 24. ...because now the world is our classroom.
  • 25. Ten Design Qualities + Digital Tools
  • 26. Content & Substance ‣ May be mostly non-negotiable ‣ Look for ways to let students create content...
  • 27. Organization ‣ Questioning Toolkit ‣ Differentiation with Tech (Vicki Davis) ‣ Digital Organizers & Scaffolding Webquest, Delicious, Backchannel, Wallwisher, Shared Tags; Posterous; Pathfinders; NoodleQuest ‣ Netvibes Portal - Veteran’s Issues Project ‣ Digital Learning Farm (Alan November)
  • 28. Product Standards ‣ Let students help define assessments: ‣ TED Talks for presentations ‣ Podcast & Wiki critiques ‣ Search for examples & non-examples ‣ Rubric generators ‣ Ask them what matters!
  • 29. Protection for Risk-Taking “If you aren't making mistakes, you're not learning — or, at least, you're not learning enough.” - V. Nayar “When blogging with students, gauge the quality of the ideas, not the quality of the writing.” - @braddo Online Galleries of Thought - @dkuropatwa Mindset - Carol S. Dweck
  • 30. Product Focus ‣ Zoe’s Story... ‣ Help with Bowdrill ‣ International Cooking Show ‣ Scratch Community
  • 31. Affiliation ‣ Skype to experts & peers - 50 Ways ‣ Wiki projects - Great Debate 2008 ‣ Peer mentors - WN News, TechYes ‣ Voicethread - Learning Languages ‣ Produce videos or podcasts - Room 208
  • 32. Affirmation of Performance ‣ Publish, share and spread the word! PS22 Chorus, Grace Lin, Jack’s Monster Cards ‣ Teach others - Our City Podcast, MathtrainTV ‣ Contests: Be a Famous Writer; Green Cup ‣ Invite feedback - School community, experts, partner classes; Twitter, Comments4Kids
  • 33. Authenticity ‣ Remember Zoe’s Story... ‣ 25 Days to Make a Difference ‣ Building Legacy with Wikipedia ‣ Aerial Hunting of Wolves ‣ Green Cup Challenge
  • 34. Novelty & Variety ‣ This is an easy one! Change it up! ‣ Vocabulary: Comics, Video, Poster, Flickr, Animoto, Quizlet, Google News) ‣ It’s about what you do, too! (Remember Brain Rule #4)
  • 35. Choice ‣ Offer choices (digital & non-digital) ‣ Not too many ‣ Remember “Product Standards”
  • 36. Putting it all together... Developing Expert Voices - a project developed by Darren Kuropatwa Example: Survivor: Calculus Islands
  • 37. Twitter Summary (with a nod to Dan Pink) To engage students, let them create content that matters and contributes. Use digital tools to connect them constructively to the world.
  • 38. “To teach is to learn twice.” - Joseph Joubert What will you and your students “learn twice” together?
  • 39. Dan Pink’s DRIVE (cocktail party summary, part I) “When it comes to motivation, there’s a gap between what science knows and what business education does. Our current business school operating system– which is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators–doesn’t work and often does harm. We need an upgrade. And the science shows the way. “ changes in red by @lottascales
  • 40. Dan Pink’s DRIVE (cocktail party summary, part II) “This new approach has three essential elements: 1. Autonomy – the desire to direct our own lives. 2. Mastery – the urge to get better and better at something that matters. 3. Purpose – the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.”
  • 41. Thanks!