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The Ict Disconnect In Our Schools

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Has the brave vision of the digital revolution materialised in your classroom? 6 ways to bridge the gap between vision and reality.

Has the brave vision of the digital revolution materialised in your classroom? 6 ways to bridge the gap between vision and reality.

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  • The ICT disconnect in our schools The elephant in the corner of the room
  • Where is the digital revolution?
    • The promise:
      • high engagement
      • deep learning
      • real world connections
      • critical thinking
      • powerful networks
    • The reality:
      • slow uptake
      • hardware hassles
      • safety concerns
      • diluted learning
      • significant expense
    • Baby-boomers
      • technology as a necessary evil
      • learn via instruction and following patterns
      • grew up in an era when people asked “do you have the phone on at home?”
      • rule followers, not rule breakers
      • they ask “what was wrong with the way we were doing things?”
    Who is delivering tech-mediated learning?
    • Generation Y
      • no such thing as technology
      • learn via goal-directed play and via relationships
      • grew up in an era when people asked “why do you have the phone on at home?”
      • Only follow the rules they can rationalise
      • they ask “why should I do it your way?”
    Who is receiving tech-mediated learning?
  • How can we be ready for Gen Z?
    • Teacher self-concept
    • Real student engagement
    • Managing the reality of hardware
    • Managing the risks
    • Training time, training budget
    • A good reason for using ICT
    The issues
    • Build clever teams:
      • Project focused, mixed ability, well resourced, clear parameters
    • Celebrate small successes
    • Show and tell
    • Certificates
    • Food
    1. Teacher self-concept
  • 2. Real student engagement
    • Gen Y approach
      • Real world problem with a clear rationale
      • Range of tools available
      • Quality, ethical instruction
      • Working together
      • Goal-oriented play
      • Fast, colourful with built-in rewards
      • - let them create the media
    2. Real Student Engagement
    • Nothing is simple
    • Nothing is cheap
    • Every decision must move the school towards its strategic goal
    • Use the support available
    • Under promise and over deliver
    3. Managing the reality of Hardware
    • Acceptable Use Procedures!! Test and review
    • Communicate with parents regularly
    • Educate parents and teachers
    • Change classroom teacher behaviour
    4. Managing the risks
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    • Never enough time!
    • Project based or not at all
    • In house experts
    • Give and take
    • iPods – anywhere – anytime
    • Del.icio.us (smc_professional)
    5. Training Time – Training Budget
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    • Match strategies to outcomes and to kids
    • Don’t shift delivery methods – shift thinking
    • Broader audience for review and affirmation
    • Collaboration with experts (skype, blog)
    • Critical writing and response (interschool blog)
    • Quality research (not google search)
    • Manage learning over time (google docs, del.icio.us, wiki, e-portfolio)
    6. A good reason
    • There is a gulf which is widening between teachers and their students as their worlds drift apart. Situating learning and assessment within a student’s world is a first step to bridging that gulf. Presenting a research task as a PowerPoint show is not part of the answer.
    6. A good reason
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  • not a luxury…