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  • Engaged Learning for Today’s Students Today’s Students Today’s Students
    • Dr. Richard Voltz
    • Associate Director
    • Illinois Association of School Administrators
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  • http://bit.ly/IASA???
  • Everybody wants schools to get better
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  • nobody wants them to change.
  • What is stopping us?
  • Change is here...
  • Blogger: Anne Peoples , University of Ulster
    • Helene Blowers has identified the new Digital Divide ( Reality Check 2.010 ), as one between those with the skills to find and use information and those without.  Among some of the skills she highlights are:
    • Knowing how to “think” about search
    • Knowing how to validate soft information
    • Knowing how to get information to travel to you instead of chasing it
    • Knowing where to find information in new “hot” channel
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  • Have you ever Googled yourself?
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  • Education vs. Everyday
    • Analog vs. Digital
    • Tethered vs. Mobile
    • Isolated vs. Connected
    • Generic vs. Personal
    • Consumption vs. Creator
    • Closed vs. Open
    Source: David Wiley, BYU
  • Research says...
    • 1/2 students in school are not paying attention
    • Reading textbooks is very important to academic success
    • 83% of students like to discuss controversial topics in school
    Source: Dr. Mike Schmoker http://web.me.com/rvoltz/Site/Podcast/Entries/2010/5/21_Schmoker.html
  • Students think school is boring... Source: International Center for Leadership in Education
  • Do you ask students what they think of school?
  • Do you involve students in school improvement?
  • When you involve student/learners you become “future focused.” Source: International Center for Leadership in Education
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  • Mooresville, NC Trip
  • IASA Podcasts on Mooresville at http://bit.ly/Mooresville http://bit.ly/Mooresville http://bit.ly/Mooresville
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  • Mooresville Statistics
    • From 38 to 8 to 2 in student achievement in three years after 1:1
    • Increased attendance
    • Decreased suspensions
    • All 34 sub-categories meet NCLB except 1
  • Is the Internet a good or a bad thing?
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  • It is important to teach students to be safe, effective and ethical on the Internet. Source: Will Richardson
  • Can schools discipline students for bad conduct online?
    • It depends...on campus yes with written and communicated rules.
    • Schools have to be careful if the action takes place off of school grounds. Can report to police.
    • Off campus that causes substantial and material threat on campus...???
  • 11 Techy Things for Teachers to Try This Year
  • Build a Blog
    • To communicate information to parents and students
    • To create a running journal of classroom activities and lessons
    • Students use blogs to read and reflect on their own learning
    • Students can be contributing authors on a class blog
  • Build a Wiki or Ning
    • Students to record and share knowledge about topics they have researched.
    • Students to create digital portfolios
    • You can put written content, movies, pictures, graphics, etc... into a Wiki
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  • Example of Biology Ning
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  • Build a website
    • Calendar of assignments (Google Calendar)
    • Post reference videos and documents
    • Collect assignments
  • Google Docs
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  • Scribes Team: Have students use Google Docs to take class notes
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  • Google Docs to Prepare Tests
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  • Screencasting
  • jingproject.com
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  • Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
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  • Tutorial Team: Students and teachers can use Jing to Create Screencasts
  • Teachers can record lessons
    • Put on web site
    • Absent students can view
    • Students on homebound instruction can view
    • Students who need to view and hear for further understanding can view
    • When teacher is absent, real teacher is actually teaching
  • Record Lecture Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
  • A new way to do classroom discussion...
  • Digital checking for understanding...
  • Response generators
  • polleverywhere.com
  • http://bit.ly/9vvv4B
  • Try Backchanneling in Your Classroom
    • A backchannel is another word for chat, your students type their comments as the class is discussing an item or when you are presenting.
    • Allows all types of learners to actively participate.
  • Chatterous http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/
  • TodaysMeet.com
  • Join a Social Network for Your Professional Training
    • Twitter, Classroom 20 and The Educators PLN are great places to learn and share information with teachers just like you.
  • Prezi
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  • Use an Online Service To Save Your Bookmarks
    • Using an online bookmarking service allows you to access all of your favorite websites from any Internet-connected computer anywhere
  • Use an online service to drop files
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  • Hi Guys n Gals I have created a Wallwisher wall. It is a simple webpage where we all can post our messages easily. So simply go to http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/rvoltz and post your message there. Happy Posting! Rich Voltz Rich Voltz Rich Voltz Rich Voltz Rich Voltz
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  • Where do you think education is heading?
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  • Have you had this discussion yet in your district or school?
  • Have you included students in this discussion?
  • What should the classroom of tomorrow look like?
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  • Desks?
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  • Books
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  • Will paper copy library books ever be replaced with digital books?
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  • Virtual Textbooks
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  • Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education
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  • At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, instead of the textbooks.
  • Reading on the Kindle will get students to read books independently, but it is also all-inclusive and boosts their reading and critical thinking skills regardless of reading level, said Deanna Isley.
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  • Virtual Schools
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  • http://www.khanacademy.org /
  • Technology
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  • Blackboards
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  • How young professionals say they learn.
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  • “ I can look it up on-line, find an expert and then collaborate with that person on a solution.”
  • Can education be fun? Can work be fun? Can work be fun?
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  • Change is difficult…make it fun
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  • How do you handle safe Internet access?
  • Topic + Students + Creativity = Learning
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  • Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow
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  • What technology do you think students want in the classroom today?
  • Technology kids want in their classrooms...
    • Laptops
    • Bluetooth
    • Cell Phone
    • Digital Camera
    • Graphing Calculator
    • Nintendo NS
    • Video Camera
    • Flash Drive
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  • Bus Discipline... There is an app for that There is an app for that
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  • Is this your school?
  • Would you like your school to look like this?
  • Improving literacy with iPod touch
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  • Morning announcements with iPod touch
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  • More Google
  • Google MagicFill and LookUp Function
  • Do students learn different today, should educators change?
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  • Do you think students can multi-task? Adults?
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  • Ustream video with your iPhone
  • https://ustre.am/cOSn
  • What is the best way to train teachers?
  • RV Idea
  • Technology costs, where can you save?
  • Try new paradigms
    • No books
    • No paper
    • Teacher made materials
    • Free Internet resources
    • Paid Internet resources
  • What I’d Buy Instead of an Interactive Whiteboard by Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical
    • Give me $5,000-$6,000 to spend on a middle school classroom with 25 students and I’ll buy:
      • 5 Netbook Computers   Cost:  $1,250
        • Give me one netbook for every 5 kids in my classroom and I can create instant workstations for groups.
      • 5 YEARS of VoiceThread for my Students    Cost:  $300
        • With little digital skill, kids of all ages can interact in Socratic style conversations on school related topics with one another both in and out of school.
      • 5 YEARS of Brainpop Access for my Classroom   Cost:  $731
        • Brainpop is a service that creates short (3-5 minute) animated videos on topics across the curriculum.
      • 5 YEARS of Access to Poll Everywhere   Cost:  $645
        • What makes Poll Everywhere—an online application that allows teachers to create and deliver quick surveys—unique is that students can respond to surveys via text message from their cell phones, making the need for student responders obsolete in most middle school classrooms considering the number of students carrying cell phones to school each day.
      • A Mid-Range Data Projector    Cost:  $595
      • Total = $3,521
      • Camtasia Screencasting Software    Cost:  $179
  • Students need to be more involved in their own learning
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  • Video Conferencing
    • Connect with experts
    • Virtual Field Trips
    • Working Together
    • Accessing previously unavailable courses
    • Teaching the teachers
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  • The single most important factor in a student's achievement is the quality of his or her teacher. Reports by: The National Council on Teacher Quality ("Increasing the Odds," 2005) and The New Teacher Project ("The Widget Effect," 2009)
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  • Google Teacher Example
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  • iTunesU
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  • Research team: Use Google and AltaVista for students to do research
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  • Curriculum Team: Have Students Make Video and Audio Podcasts
  • YouTube
    • Started in February 2005
    • Bought by Google in November 2006 for $1.65M
    • Already has more content than TV and TV started in 1940’s.
    • If TV played 24/7 since inception, YouTube still has more content.
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  • Global team: Teachers can use e-pals and Skype to connect to others all over the world.
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  • Teachers can use Skype In their classrooms
  • 3 Ways, Other Than Skype, to Bring Experts Into Class
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  • Skype Teacher Resources
    • http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com
    • http:/ /Onlineprojects4teachers
    • http://Skypeforeducators
    • http://Skypeinschools.pbworks.com
    • http://Skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com
    • http://skyeintheclassroom.wordpress.com
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  • Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
  • http://bit.ly/7fyVVs To join IASA4U.NING.COM
  • [email_address]
  • Consensogram
  • I would like to know more about...