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Day 3_Session I_Using technology in your classroom

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  • The Report additionally identified critical challenges that will likely affect teaching, learning and creative inquiry over the next 5 years:need for training in digital literacy skills and techniques – in spite of agreement regarding its importance, digital literacy training is rare in teacher education programs and in professional development opportunities. And where it is a focus, it needs to be more about thinking than about tools. lack of alignment between how today’s students think and work vs. practice and products used to support their learning – schools are teaching digital students with dated materials. New learning models are needed to engage today’s students. A more learning-centered model will require adaptations and change to teaching strategies, tools and assessment. difficulty of deep reform without a shared vision of a new education model – agreement by many on the need for school reform is offset by lack of agreement regarding what a new education model might look like. resistance to change in an established system – education is recognized as being slow to change, but attempts to reform the system while maintaining all of its current basic elements will not result in meaningful change. In the mean time, new learning alternatives—online education, home-based learning and others—are attracting students away from traditional settings. disconnect between student’s learning experiences inside and outside the classroom – students typically have more access to online resources, learning games and social networks outside of school than inside the classroom. Real life experiences and opportunities need to be more highly valued and offered within the school learning environment.

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  • Creating Relevant, Meaningful Learning & Teaching Opportunities
    College Ready
  • Does the technology you use…..
    provide a learning opportunity that didn’t exist before?
    enable independentlearning?
    provide a unique form of collaboration?
    create an authentic contextfor learning?
    capture and sustain students’ participation?
    help students to achieve success?
    enable students to assess the extent of their learning?
    promote higher order thinkingprocesses?
    promote a constructivist approachto learning?
  • My students learn by……
  • High School Students Want More Technology in College
    July 19th 2010 Converge Magazine
    Student college selection criteria
    • 63 percent of current college students say technology on campus was important in their college search. 
    • 93 percent of today's high school students say campus technology is important in their college criteria. 
    • 95 percent of today's high school students expect to use technology in their college classes. -High school students want to use this technology to do class assignments, communicate with classmates and professors, and prepare for the technology expectations in their field.
    An online survey of 1,019 college students
    - CDW-G 2010 21st-Century Campus Report
  • Students Lack Opportunities to Use Tech in Class
    June 18, 2010 Classroom Technology
    • 60 percent of students say their teachers regularly use technology to teach, but only 26 percent of the students say they can use technology to learn.  
    • 84 percent of students say technology is important to their education, and more than half of them say they will be ready to use technology in college or the work force (57 percent).  
    • 18 percent of faculty members say they've fully integrated technology into their classes, but 9 percent of students say their teachers have fully integrated technology into their classes 
    • 64 percent of faculty members don't usually talk to students about 21st-century skills including creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, digital citizenship and communication. 
    • 47 percent of teachers do not design lesson plans that allow students to use technology or incorporate students' feedback into their lessons.
    CDW-G 2010 21st-Century Classroom Report
  • Today’s students
  • “Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.
    They have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age.
    Today's average college grads have spent less than 5,000 hours of their lives reading, but over 10,000 hours playing video games (not to mention 20,000 hours watching TV). Computer games, email, the Internet, cell phones and instant messaging are integral parts of their lives.”
    Our Learners' Changing Brains
    Marc Prensky's "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants"
  • Who are today’s students?
    Millennials: Born 1982 – 2002
    Generation X: Born 1965 – 1982
    Baby Boomers: Born 1946 - 1964
  • born after 1980
    always connected, multitasking
    team-oriented, collaborative
    expect structure/fairness
    drawn to new technologies
    optimistic & confident
    goal & achievement-focused
    Millenials: Who Are They?
  • grew up in a time of economic prosperity – how times have changed!
    went to “play groups” and played soccer from the age of 3
    the most protected generation in terms of government regulations on consumer safety
    often indulged as a result of changing child-rearing practices
    Characteristics of Millennials
  • used to being consulted in decision-making by their parents
    typically strong bonds between these students and their parents, particularly with their mothers, and they stay very connected even when they go away to school
    expected to excel by their parents
    highly scheduled and sheltered in childhood
    More Characteristics of Millennials
  • constant social contact with friends via e-mail, Instant Messaging, cell phones, and video games
    digital natives (Prensky, 2001)
    raised in a technological environment
    accepts that environment as the norm
    grown up surrounded by digital devices and regularly uses these devices to interact with other people and the outside world.
    Adapted From Digital Native website – www.digitalnative.org/wiki
    More Characteristics of Millennials
  • The 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education.
  • Page 4 of the Report, discusses key trends that are currently affecting the practice of teaching, learning and creativity:
    Technology is increasingly a means for empowering students, a method for communication and socializing and is a ubiquitous, transparent part of their lives.
    Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate and succeed.
    The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing.
    There is increasing interest in just-in-time, alternate or non-formal avenues of education, such as online learning, mentoring and independent study.
    The way we think of learning and environments is changing.
  • All students need to be actively engaged with the material we are trying to teach them
    Active engagement promotes deeper levels of cognitive processing and learning because it creates stronger connections
    Active learning facilitates long-term memory through the process of elaborative rehearsal that uses meaning rather than rote memorization
    Given Millennials’ Preferences, What Makes the Most Sense from a Cognitive Learning Perspective?
  • Provide High, Clear Expectations
    Offer individual feedback
    Engage with/through technology where appropriate
    Utilize group work: collaborative learning techniques
    Incorporate reflection and metacognition
    General Strategies for Engaging Millennials
  • Ask thought provoking open-ended questions rather than questions aimed at eliciting rote memory responses
    Find ways to get students working with a partner
    Design collaborative learning exercises that encourage students to hear each other’s diverse viewpoints and then to reach consensus on an issue using the “round-robin” process
    Specific Strategies for Teaching Millennials
  • Specific Strategies for Teaching Millennials
    College Readiness
    Present new material
    Adapted from Clement, 2009
  • Part II
    Hands-on exercise
  • FUN & Free Web 2.0 Tools!
    Creative photo editing tool
    social networking site that allows users to tell a story using pictures, video clips, audio tracks and text.
    comic-creating tool that allows you to create your own cool comic strips with just a few drag ‘n drops ‘n mouse clicks
  • www.wordle.net
    graphic representation of the most frequently used words in a blog, free write, or speech
    Internet search engine for searching blogs
    Instant audience feedback tool
    More Free Tech Tools
  • www.prezi.com
    web-based presentation tool using a map layout and zooming to show contextual relationships
    free service that allows your students to create personalized speaking avatars and embed them on a blog or wiki or send them via e-mail.
    is a text-to-movie website which allows you and your students to create short films with your own scripts using very clever text-to speech technology.
  • Free Lesson Plan Sharing Websites
  • www.edutopia.org
    Free Professional Development Resources
  • Closing Exercise
    • Please respond in writing to any of these prompts:
    • What I learned today …
    • What I re-learned today …
    • What I most appreciated about what we discussed today …
  • Picture What They Can Become
    Frances Villagran-Glover
    Associate Professor /Evening Administrator