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  • 1. Teacher and Technology EDUB 1990 Fall 2011 Dr. R Redekopp
  • 2. Meta-Teach-Nition <ul><li>What to do when there is nothing else to do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch – especially people who are not like you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen – especially to people who are not like you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn - that others are different and you need to understand </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. It’s not about YOU <ul><li>It is about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly your students and their learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In other words – pedagogy and policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AND you don’t need to know everything!! </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Your Turn <ul><li>Tell 3 or 4 people near you: </li></ul><ul><li>Your subject preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Your preferred learning style (watching, listening, doing, connecting, drawing …) </li></ul><ul><li>The teaching style of your favourite teacher (this may help you identify your learning preference) </li></ul>
  • 5. The Way We Were <ul><li>Old – one computer, many students </li></ul>
  • 6. The Way We Are <ul><li>Recent – one computer per student </li></ul>
  • 7. The Way We Will be <ul><li>Near Future– Many computers per student </li></ul>
  • 8. How hard is THis? <ul><li>Very – if you need to know and control everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate – because you have to set some things up initially </li></ul><ul><li>Manageable - once you have used things a few times </li></ul>
  • 9. Terminology You Should Know
  • 10. Terminology <ul><li>For quick overviews try the 7 Things You Should Know series from Educause on </li></ul><ul><li>twitter, clickers, online editing, e-Readers, presentation tools … </li></ul>
  • 11. Your Turn <ul><li>Tell 3 or 4 people near you: </li></ul><ul><li>Your ‘tech’ comfort level </li></ul><ul><li>The kinds of tech you use (film strip, VCR, …, Smartphone, tablet) </li></ul><ul><li>The next tech you would like to try </li></ul>
  • 12. Why are we doing this? <ul><li>If education is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content/info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process (how to learn/direction of learning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety (babysitting) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does technology enhance these? </li></ul>
  • 13. Why are we doing this? <ul><li>Apple says: </li></ul><ul><li>1000’s of apps, 24/7 learning, on-the-go learning, wi-fi wherever research </li></ul><ul><li>Video chat to learn, email, take pictures, record </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboards do word prediction </li></ul><ul><li>Great accessibility features </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes U and other podcasts </li></ul>
  • 14. Why are we doing this? <ul><li>How do we sort the HYPE from the real goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the good research? What does it really say? </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of learning benefit? </li></ul><ul><li>What does brain research say? </li></ul>
  • 15. The Brain argument <ul><li>Left brain – logical, rational, analytical, look at parts </li></ul>
  • 16. The Brain argument <ul><li>Left brain – logical, rational, analytical, look at parts </li></ul>
  • 17. The content argument <ul><li>Facts, formulae, dates, computations, maps, timelines, body parts, recipes … </li></ul>
  • 18. The content argument <ul><li>Facts, formulae, dates, computations, maps, timelines, body parts, recipes … </li></ul>
  • 19. The ‘engagement’ argument <ul><li>Is it enough to just have cool tools? </li></ul><ul><li>Is engagement that simple? </li></ul><ul><li>What happened with TV, film, filmstrips, whiteboards, coloured chalk, laser discs ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Is infusion the answer? (Apologies to LwICT) </li></ul>
  • 20. Your Turn <ul><li>Tell 3 or 4 people near you: </li></ul><ul><li>Your favourite apps if you have any. It is OK if you don’ t use apps!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Are you more ‘right’ or ‘left’ brained </li></ul><ul><li>How do you best remember things? Memory, paper, audio, apps, email? </li></ul>
  • 21. So what are we really getting? <ul><li>Consider the tech bias: </li></ul><ul><li>Churchill - “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” </li></ul>
  • 22. So what are we really getting? <ul><li>Consider the tech bias: </li></ul><ul><li>White, western, middle class, male, efficient, discrete parts, speed … </li></ul><ul><li>Are the Amish right (fewer choices are better)? Where has this taken us? </li></ul><ul><li>Hans Rosling&apos;s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo </li></ul>
  • 23. Your Turn <ul><li>Tell 3 or 4 people near you how many: </li></ul><ul><li>Radio stations you listen to </li></ul><ul><li>TV channels you watch </li></ul><ul><li>Web sites you visit on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you get your news? </li></ul>
  • 24. And what comes with it? <ul><li>Cyber-bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Identity theft </li></ul><ul><li>Too much info </li></ul><ul><li>Bad info </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnectedness (while over connected) </li></ul>
  • 25. But don’t be discouraged <ul><li>There are some huge benefits to using technology! </li></ul><ul><li>We need to consider the best ways to use and adopt these technologies – that’s where the fun lies. </li></ul><ul><li>We will need to give up some control – the info is now out there for all, just like Gutenberg opened up the Bible to the public (using a wine press!). </li></ul>

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