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Transforming Learning by Connecting

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Presentation given at NYSCATE 2010

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  • 1. Transforming Learning by Connecting ...A Conversation Stephen Ransom, presenter Nazareth College of Rochester @ransomtech Session Hashtag: #nyscateconnect
  • 2. Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
  • 3. How do children learn? http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4929686071/
  • 4. How do children learn? http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4929686071/ KindergartenLifelong
  • 5. “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/
  • 6. “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/
  • 7. Active http://www.flickr.com/photos/44759627@N00/279913127/
  • 8. Experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/4919452005/
  • 9. Meaningfully Engaged http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5162244810/
  • 10. Meaningfully Engaged http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5162244810/
  • 11. Differentiation
  • 12. Differentiation Personalized
  • 13. Success http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3335776150/ Pleasure is in the solving of the problem. Gaining attention is not enough.
  • 14. Meaningful Tasks http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4492877553/
  • 15. Meaningful Tasks http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4492877553/
  • 16. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4545556791
  • 17. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4545556791
  • 18. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/
  • 19. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/ Physical Virtual
  • 20. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/ ‣Face-2-Face ‣Synchronous ‣Asynchronous Physical Virtual
  • 21. Socially Mediated http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-ilia/3871965594/ ‣Face-2-Face ‣Synchronous ‣Asynchronous ‣Face-2-Face ‣Synchronous ‣Asynchronous Physical Virtual
  • 22. Authentic Audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebolasmallpox/1457286920/
  • 23. Authentic Audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/440672445/
  • 24. Authentic Audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/440672445/ Blogs Wikis Video Conferencing Podcasting Document Sharing Photo Sharing Video Sharing
  • 25. Formative Evaluation
  • 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/131488358/ Formative Evaluation
  • 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/131488358/ Formative Evaluation ‣Blogs ‣Wikis ‣Multimedia Authoring ‣Podcasting ‣Document Sharing ‣Presentation Authoring ‣Semantic Mapping ‣Collaborative writing
  • 28. Background Knowledge
  • 29. Background Knowledge Show ‘n Tell
  • 30. Background Knowledge
  • 31. Background Knowledge •Watch •Listen •Read •Discuss •Explore •Play •Ask
  • 32. Metacognitive http://www.flickr.com/photos/62337512@N00/2615993927/
  • 33. Metacognitive
  • 34. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3340274448/ Purpose Practice is important, but...
  • 35. The joy is found in playing the game. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4594671897/
  • 36. The joy is found in playing the game. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4594671897/
  • 37. Multi-media http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/3100118418/
  • 38. Relevant Tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/10370393@N04/4964219960/ ‣extend mental abilities... “mind tools” ‣transform the mind ‣learned through social interaction ‣build independence
  • 39. "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/
  • 40. Is That All ‘Ya Got? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoneppink/386302224/
  • 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyalida/5133242349
  • 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanninestamand/5123201564
  • 43. We. Have.Toolz.
  • 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/grade6kms/5103565535
  • 45. 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/
  • 46. If it’s possible in Kindergarten, it’s possible anywhere.
  • 47. “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/
  • 48. Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
  • 49. Knowledgeable or Knowledge-able
  • 50. NewTools.... New Opportunities.... (y) Meaningful Learning.... + Exciting
  • 51. We. Have.Toolz.
  • 52. We. Have.Toolz. Draw Discuss Share Think Present Collaborate Represent Organize Construct Reflect Investigate Manipulate Observe See Listen Read Compute
  • 53. We. Have.Toolz. Draw Discuss Share Think Present Collaborate Represent Organize Construct Reflect Investigate Manipulate Observe See Listen Read Compute
  • 54. NewTools.... y Meaningful Learning.... +
  • 55. NewTools.... y Meaningful Learning.... + Solve for y.