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So what’s lead to the change? <ul><li>Learners learn in the context of their own lives . - Peter Senge (ACEL 2006) </li></ul>Today’s education system faces irrelevance, unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how they learn . - Michael Furdyk ( ACEL 2006)
Oh the things I’ve heard..... <ul><li>I don’t do technology! </li></ul>ICT’s all too hard for me to learn. I don’t have any time to learn all that tech stuff. Can’t see the use of tech in my class. I’m retiring in 3 years so it’s irrelevant for me to worry about.
..... but what if ..... I don’t do literacy ! Numeracy’s all too hard for me to learn. I don’t have any time to learn all that T&L stuff. Can’t see the use of inquiry in my class. So how will you access your super information ?
Being Digital Survey – Monash University Presenting the Facts The nature of computer use Computer use more regular at home : 44% of young people use a computer every day at home; 12% use a computer every day at school. Diverse range of technologies : As well as computer and internet access, 91% have a mobile phone, 83% have a games console. 70% have an MP3 player, 2006 Survey of Australian 15-16 year olds School access : 98.5% of 15-16 year olds use a computer at school.
Presenting the Facts May not have received lessons: 56% of young people say they have received no instruction on using the internet as a reliable source of information. Learning and literacy Learn internet skills themselves: 61% say they have learned a lot about the internet and the Web on their own. 19% say they learned a lot about the internet at school 11% say a lot from friends Computer tasks: 56% say they use a computer weekly for writing tasks; 50% say they use a computer for finding information.
Presenting the Facts ... and currently ... students spend on average 27 hours a week online at home but only an average of 15 minutes a week at school
An Investigation of the First Year of 1:1 Computing in New Hampshire Middle Schools Damian Bebell, Boston College, 2005 (400 7th grade students plus their teachers in 6 schools)
Normalising the new <ul><li>(Bringing the big picture closer to reality) </li></ul>Digital Natives v Digital Immigrants 21st Century Learning Students know technology Students & Teachers Contemporary learning Students are fearless users/adapters of technology who still need guidance
The Teacher Uses: Communication Creating: Visualising Thinking
Uses: Communication Creating: Visualising Thinking
Uses: Communication Creating: Visualising Thinking Classroom teacher Student
Teachers & The Fear Factor <ul><li>You don’t have to know everything about it (ICT) but you do have to know what it can do. </li></ul>If you don’t have an awareness of what you can do with ICT, you’ll never plan for your students to use it. You don’t know what you don’t know.
Remove the excuses <ul><li>making it a priority at a ‘systemic’ or leadership level </li></ul>the modelling of best practice creating experiences / expectations - teacher conferences - student conferences - ICT network days - Educational briefings for school leaders - ICT Study tour
Strategies that have influenced <ul><li>1. Start the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>2. Present the facts </li></ul><ul><li>3. Make it relevant/relate it to the curriculum and pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>4. Normalise the new </li></ul><ul><li>5. Change the perspective </li></ul><ul><li>6. Alleviate the fear factor </li></ul><ul><li>7. Remove the excuses </li></ul><ul><li>8. Make PD/ICT personal </li></ul>INVOLVE LEADERSHIP