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Transforming Learning by Connecting


Presentation given at NYSCATE 2010

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  • 1. Transforming Learning by Connecting ... A Conversation Stephen Ransom, presenter Nazareth College of Rochester Session Hashtag: @ransomtech #nyscateconnect
  • 2. Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
  • 3. How do children learn? Lif elong Kindergarten http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4929686071/
  • 4. “We actually like to think. We are naturally curious, and we look for opportunities to engage in certain types of thought. But because thinking is so hard, the conditions have to be right for this curiosity to thrive, or we will quit thinking rather readily.” Dan Willingham http://www.flickr.com/photos/ika_rekhviashvili/4525369331/
  • 5. Active http://www.flickr.com/photos/44759627@N00/279913127/
  • 6. Experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4919452005/
  • 7. Meaningfully Engaged http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5162244810/
  • 8. Differentiation Personalized
  • 9. Success Pleasure is in the solving of the problem. Gaining attention is not enough. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3335776150/
  • 10. Meaningful Tasks http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4492877553/
  • 11. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4545556791
  • 12. Socially Mediated Physical Virtual ‣Face-2-Face ‣Face-2-Face ‣Synchronous ‣Synchronous ‣Asynchronous ‣Asynchronous http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/
  • 13. Authentic Audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebolasmallpox/1457286920/
  • 14. Blogs Wikis Video Conferencing Authentic Audience Podcasting Document Sharing Photo Sharing Video Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/440672445/
  • 15. Formative Evaluation
  • 16. Formative ‣Blogs ‣Wikis Evaluation ‣Video Authoring ‣Podcasting ‣Document Sharing ‣ Presentation Authoring ‣Semantic Mapping ‣Collaborative writing http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/131488358/
  • 17. Background Knowledge Show ‘n Tell
  • 18. Background Knowledge •Watch •Read •Play •Discuss •Listen •Ask •Explore
  • 19. Metacognitive http://www.flickr.com/photos/62337512@N00/2615993927/
  • 20. Metacognitive
  • 21. Purpose Practice is important, but... http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3340274448/
  • 22. The joy is found in playing the game. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4594671897/
  • 23. Multi-media http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/3100118418/
  • 24. Relevant Tools ‣ extend mental abilities... “mind tools” ‣ transform the mind ‣ learned through social interaction ‣ build independence http://www.flickr.com/photos/10370393@N04/4964219960/
  • 25. "For in certain respects, how the mind works is itself dependent on the tools at its disposal..." -Jerome Bruner http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2870711774/
  • 26. Is That All ‘Ya Got? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoneppink/386302224/
  • 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyalida/5133242349
  • 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanninestamand/5123201564
  • 29. We. Have. Toolz.
  • 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/grade6kms/5103565535
  • 31. Today’s students ARE NOT the Dumbest Generation. They can be inspired by technology to ponder, imagine, reflect, analyze, memorize, recite and create - but only after we build a bridge between what they know about new tools and what we know about good teaching. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/176785431 http://www.flickr.com/photos/plugusin/5047685309/
  • 32. If it’s possible in Kindergarten, it’s possible anywhere.
  • 33. “What happens to traditional concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now learn anything, anywhere, anytime?” ~ Will Richardson http://www.flickr.com/photos/spree2010/4930764896/
  • 34. Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
  • 35. Meaningful Learning.... + New Tools.... New Opportunities.... (y) Ex cit ing
  • 36. Draw Manipulate Listen Investigate Observe Share See Read Think We. Have. Toolz. Construct Present Collaborate Reflect Represent Compute Organize Discuss
  • 37. Meaningful Learning.... + New Tools.... y Solve for y.