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Workshop on today's classrooms. How to use technology resources.Why use them? Is relevance rigor?

Workshop on today's classrooms. How to use technology resources.Why use them? Is relevance rigor?

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  • Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology — whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games – and usually more than one at a time. That’s a big chunk of their 15 or 16 waking hours


  • 1. Technology and 21st Century Curriculum
    August 17, 2011
  • 2. Awareness does not guarantee change, but most certainly there is no change without awareness.James Baldwin
    Is to generate
    within your classroom, department, and school
  • 4. I can’t see the future but I know it’s coming fast
    It’s not that hard to wind up knee deep in the past
    Gary’s social meter
  • 5. Technology in Perspective
    Technology is not a substitute for high-quality teachers in every classroom
    How technology is used is more important than whether it is used
    Technology should not be a solution in isolation, but rather one aspect of curriculum being upgraded
    Be realistic when advocating for technology
  • 6. Back-Channels
    Notetaking: Students can take their notes during a class in the backchannel. 
    Commenting: Students can also comment on the ideas being share or discussed in class
    Questions: Backchannel provides students an additional way to ask and share questions
    Helping One Another: When one student poses a question on the backchannel, another student might very well answer that question before the instructor can get to it.
    Opening the Classroom: Some backchannels are private others like Today’s Meet and Twitter are public
    Offer Suggestions: What is working and what is not working, also suggest useful readings, activities, or topics for subsequent classes.
  • 7. Do we speak the same language as our students?
  • 8. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.
  • 9. Do you find change, things that are different, not always having the answer, putting yourself out there terrifying?
  • 10. Are children and youth processing information differently?
  • 11.
  • 12. So what is 21st Century pedagogy?
  • 13. International Society for Technology in Education ITSE Institute for Education BIEOutstanding for PBL
  • 14. Help Students To Learn To Use Their Minds Well
    The purpose of the schools should be to teach students to learn to develop good habits of mind and to develop skills of thinking across subject matter.
  • 15. Value of a High School Diploma
    There's only one valid measure of the high school curriculum: How well does it prepare students when they are launched into their adult lives?
    Abolish it, if by diploma we mean that all students must graduate as though they were heading for the same 20th-century future.
    Grant Wiggins Educational Leadership March 2011 | Volume 68 | Number 6What Students Need to Learn    Pages 28-33
  • 16. What is an Education?
    The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 17. Goal of Education?
    To get our students to be independent learners, to enjoy learning,to develop good habits of mind and to develop skills of thinking and questioning across subject matter?.
  • 18. “The biggest obstacle to school
    change is our memories."
    Allen Glenn
  • 19. Class of 2024- this year’s preschool
  • 20. They came to be because…?
    the future is here
  • 21. What skills are most important for job success when hiring a high school graduate?
    …business sector increasingly values people who can use their knowledge to communicate, collaborate, analyze, create, innovate, and solve problems."
    Work Ethic 80%
    Collaboration 75%
    Good communication 70%
    Social Responsibility 63%
    Critical Thinking, Problem Solving 58%
    AMA American Management Association
  • 22.
  • 23.
  • 24. Of the High School Students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?
    Written communication 81%
    Leadership 73%
    Work Ethic 70%
    Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 70%
    Self-Direction 58%
    “Prepare for School, or Prepare for life?”
    Alan November
    If we have to tell you what to do you can’t work here
    AMA American Management Association
  • 25. 21st Century Skills
     Critical Thinking
     Problem Solving
     Communication
     Collaboration
     Information Literacy
     Media Literacy
  • 26. How does this translate to us, to our students? Where do these skills flourish in your class, school?
    4 C’s
    Creativity Collaboration
    Communication Critical Thinking
    (Higher Order Thinking Skills)
  • 27.
  • 28.
  • 29.
  • 30. The World of Schools
    Passive Learning
    Convergent Thinking
    Low Level Tasks
    Knowledge of Facts
    Working Alone
    Quick Answers
    Active learning
    Divergent Thinking
    Holistic Tasks
    High Level Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Collection & Analysis of Data
    Working Collaboratively
  • 31. What year are you preparing your learners for?
    1991 ?
    2000 ?
    2025 ?
    Amend your mission statement ?
  • 32. Change
    In times of change,
    Learners inherit the earth
    While the learned find themselves
    Beautifully equipped to
    deal with a
    World that no longer exists.
    Eric Hoffer
  • 33. the basic elements in designing curriculum that need upgrading.
  • 34. Students and teachers should be blogging, creating documentaries,
    Skyping with kids in other countries, podcasting, and creating digital portfolios.
    Create an online profile for Julius Caesar, Holden Caulfield, Atticus Finch, or John Wilkes Booth?
    What interests would they put down for those figures?
    How would they present themselves online?
    Who would their friends be?
    What events would be on their calendar?
    What would their status updates be like?
    Imagine the depth a student could go into developing such a project for a literary character or historical figure.
    Or, as Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs says,
    don't do that.
    Have them do a poster or oral report instead. That'll hook 'em. And go ahead and laminate that poster, or in Dr. Jacobs words, mummify it.
    Wolfram Alpha
    Gap Minder
    Customized search engine
    Skype in the classroom
  • 36. Blog
    A type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other.
    A web site that allows users to add and update content on the site. Wikis end up being created mainly by a collaborative effort of the site visitors.
    A multimedia digital file made available on the Internet for downloading to a portable media player, computer.
    Silvia Tolisano
  • 37. Recast content for timeliness:
    Contemporary issues
    International perspectives
    Modern forms of expression
    Be vigilant about technology
    in all aspects of learning
    ..A deliberate need to replace and to shed dated content, skills, strategies, and assessment
  • 38. De- gimmickifcation of Web 2.0 tools
  • 42. WE need ...
    what’s the cost?
  • 43. Project Based Learning
    a systematic teaching method that engages students in learning essential knowledge and life-enhancing skills through an extended, student-influenced inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks.
    Small group
    How we educate our children is more important than how much work we require
  • 44. Characteristics of PBL are Authentic Learning Activities
    Real-world relevance: Activities match as nearly as possible the real-world tasks of professionals in practice rather than decontextualized or classroom-based tasks.
    Ill-defined: Activities require students to define the tasks and subtasks needed to
    complete the activity
    Complex, sustained tasks: Activities are completed in days, weeks, and months rather than minutes or hours. They require significant investment of time and intellectual resources.
    Multiple perspectives; Provides the opportunity for students to examine the task from different perspectives using a variety of resources, and separate relevant from irrelevant information.
    Collaborative; Collaboration is integral and required for task completion.
    Value laden: Provide the opportunity to reflect and involve students; beliefs and values.
    Interdisciplinary: Activities encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and enable learners to play diverse roles and build expertise that is applicable beyond a single well-defined field or domain.
    Authentically assessed: Assessment is seamlessly integrated with learning in a manner that reflects how quality is judged in the real world.
    Authentic products: Authentic activities create polished products valuable in their own right rather than as preparation for something else.
    Multiple possible outcomes: Activities allow a range and diversity of outcomes open to multiple solutions of an original nature, rather than a single correct response obtained by the application of predefined rules and procedures.
    (From Reeves, T. Cl., Herrington, Jl, & Oliver, R. (2002).Authentic activity as a model for web-based learning. 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, USA.)
  • 45.
    • Sustainability
    Interdisciplinary Issues and Themes
    • Urban Planning: Gateway Cities
    • 46. Global Ambassadors;
    • 47. Lifelong Fitness
    • 48. Financial Literacy
    • 49. Arts Fusions
  • Mercator Map
  • 50. Peter’s Map
  • 51.
  • 52. the basic elements in designing curriculum that need upgrading.
  • 53. Social Media
    digital poster tools
    chat rooms
    photo sharing
    generally it refers to websites that allow their users to share information about themselves.
    refers to the online tools that promote easy transmission of ideas and conversations
  • 54. Replace dated PD practices with new ones
    We meet by habit...not by purpose.
  • 55. PLN
  • 56. Differentiating Professional Development
    Adult learners in professional settings have various needs for different types of work.
    We fall prey to RUTS in staff development.
    Randomness does not serve the learner nor their students.
    Cafeteria style fits today’s adult learners.
    Strategic Professional Grouping: vertical, gravel level, expanded local, global teams, feeder pattern, extended team, targeted cross grade
  • 57. Consider a range of venues and tools
  • What will you alter, change, upgradefor learner engagement?Make a commitment.
    Pod casts
    Facebook historical
    Text messaging
    Media criticism
    Web quests
    Digital portfolios
    Curriculum 21:  New Essential Curriculum for 21st Century Learners  (ASCD) Alexandria, VA; January 2010 Heidi Hayes Jacobs, editor.
  • 67.
    • Start every meeting with a new web 2.0 application or site to share with the group.
    • 68. Instructionally targeted
    • 69. Every teacher bring 2 students
    • 70.
  • On the Horizon
    Mobile computing
    Two to three years: Game-based learning and open content.
    Four to five years: Learning analytics and personal learning environments
    The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the internet is increasingly challenging educators to revisit roles;
    As IT support becomes more decentralized, the technologies used are increasingly based not on school servers, but in the cloud;
    The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing; and
    Technology continues to profoundly affect the way educators and students work, collaborate, communicate, and succeed
  • 71. Failed in business, 1831
    Defeated for legislature, 1832
    Again failed in business, 1833
    Elected to legislature, 1834
    Defeated for Speaker, 1838
    Defeated for Elector, 1840
    Defeated for Congress, 1843
    Elected to Congress, 1846
    Defeated for Congress, 1848
    Defeated for Senate, 1855
    Defeated for Vice-President, 1858
    Defeated for Senate, 1858
    Elected President of the United States, 1860
    Abraham Lincoln
  • 72. Great Educators
    May we know them.
    May we learn from them.
    May we be one of them.
  • 73. Thank you
    Mark R. Truitt