Engaged Learning for Today’s Students Today’s Students Today’s Students <ul><li>Dr. Richard Voltz </li></ul><ul><li>Associ...
 
 
 
http://bit.ly/IASA???
Everybody wants schools to get better
but
nobody wants them to change.
What is stopping us?
Change is here...
Blogger:  Anne Peoples , University of Ulster <ul><li>Helene Blowers has identified the new Digital Divide ( Reality Check...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have you ever Googled yourself?
 
 
 
Education vs. Everyday <ul><li>Analog vs.  Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Tethered vs.  Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated vs.  ...
Research says... <ul><li>1/2 students in school are not paying attention </li></ul><ul><li>Reading textbooks is very impor...
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
 
Mooresville, NC Trip
IASA Podcasts on Mooresville at http://bit.ly/Mooresville http://bit.ly/Mooresville http://bit.ly/Mooresville
 
Mooresville Statistics <ul><li>From 38 to 8 to 2 in student achievement in three years after 1:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Increas...
Is the Internet a good or a bad thing?
 
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? <ul><li>It depends...on campus yes with written and communicated r...
11 Techy Things for Teachers to Try This Year
Build a Blog <ul><li>To communicate information to parents and students </li></ul><ul><li>To create a running journal of c...
Build a Wiki or Ning <ul><li>Students to record and share knowledge about topics they have researched. </li></ul><ul><li>S...
 
Example of Biology Ning
 
Build a website <ul><li>Calendar of assignments (Google Calendar) </li></ul><ul><li>Post reference videos and documents </...
Google Docs
 
 
 
Scribes Team: Have students use Google Docs  to take class notes
 
Google Docs to Prepare Tests
 
Screencasting
jingproject.com
 
Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
 
Tutorial Team: Students and teachers can use Jing to Create Screencasts
Teachers can record lessons <ul><li>Put on web site </li></ul><ul><li>Absent students can view </li></ul><ul><li>Students ...
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 <ul><li>A backchannel is another word for chat, your students type their comments as ...
Chatterous http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/
TodaysMeet.com
Join a Social Network for Your Professional Training <ul><li>Twitter, Classroom 20 and The Educators PLN are great places ...
Prezi
 
 
 
 
Use an Online Service To Save Your Bookmarks <ul><li>Using an online bookmarking service allows you to access all of your ...
Use an online service to drop files
 
 
Hi Guys n Gals I have created a Wallwisher wall. It is a simple webpage where we all can post our messages easily. So simp...
 
Where do you think education is heading?
 
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?
 
Desks?
 
 
 
Books
 
 
 
 
 
 
Will paper copy library books ever be replaced with digital books?
 
 
 
 
 
Virtual Textbooks
 
 
 
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education
 
At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, inste...
Reading on the Kindle will get students to read books independently, but it is also all-inclusive and boosts their reading...
 
Virtual Schools
 
 
 
http://www.khanacademy.org /
Technology
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackboards
 
 
 
How young professionals say they learn.
 
“ 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?
 
Change is difficult…make it fun
 
How do you handle safe Internet access?
Topic + Students + Creativity = Learning
 
 
Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow
 
What technology do you think students want in the classroom today?
Technology kids want in their classrooms... <ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone </li>...
 
Bus Discipline... There is an app for that There is an app for that
 
 
 
 
Is this your school?
Would you like your school to look like this?
Improving literacy with iPod touch
 
Morning announcements with iPod touch
 
More Google
Google MagicFill and LookUp Function
Do students learn different today, should educators change?
 
Do you think students can multi-task? Adults?
 
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 <ul><li>No books </li></ul><ul><li>No paper </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher made materials </li></ul><ul><li>F...
What I’d Buy Instead of an Interactive Whiteboard  by Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical <ul><li>Give me $5,000-$6,000 to...
Students need to be more involved in their own learning
 
Video Conferencing <ul><li>Connect with experts </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Working Together <...
 
The single most important factor in a student's achievement is the quality of his or her teacher. Reports by: The National...
 
 
Google Teacher Example
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTunesU
 
 
 
Research team: Use Google and AltaVista for students to do research
 
 
Curriculum Team: Have Students Make Video and Audio Podcasts
YouTube <ul><li>Started in February 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Bought by Google in November 2006 for $1.65M </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
 
Global team: Teachers can use e-pals  and Skype to connect to others all over the world.
 
Teachers can use Skype In their classrooms
3 Ways, Other Than Skype, to Bring Experts Into Class
 
 
 
Skype Teacher Resources <ul><li>http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:/ /Onlineprojects...
 
 
 
 
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...
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    1. 1. Engaged Learning for Today’s Students Today’s Students Today’s Students <ul><li>Dr. Richard Voltz </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Director </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Association of School Administrators </li></ul>
    2. 5. http://bit.ly/IASA???
    3. 6. Everybody wants schools to get better
    4. 7. but
    5. 8. nobody wants them to change.
    6. 9. What is stopping us?
    7. 10. Change is here...
    8. 11. Blogger: Anne Peoples , University of Ulster <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to “think” about search </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to validate soft information </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to get information to travel to you instead of chasing it </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing where to find information in new “hot” channel </li></ul>
    9. 18. Have you ever Googled yourself?
    10. 22. Education vs. Everyday <ul><li>Analog vs. Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Tethered vs. Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated vs. Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Generic vs. Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption vs. Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Closed vs. Open </li></ul>Source: David Wiley, BYU
    11. 23. Research says... <ul><li>1/2 students in school are not paying attention </li></ul><ul><li>Reading textbooks is very important to academic success </li></ul><ul><li>83% of students like to discuss controversial topics in school </li></ul>Source: Dr. Mike Schmoker http://web.me.com/rvoltz/Site/Podcast/Entries/2010/5/21_Schmoker.html
    12. 24. Students think school is boring... Source: International Center for Leadership in Education
    13. 25. Do you ask students what they think of school?
    14. 26. Do you involve students in school improvement?
    15. 27. When you involve student/learners you become “future focused.” Source: International Center for Leadership in Education
    16. 29. Mooresville, NC Trip
    17. 30. IASA Podcasts on Mooresville at http://bit.ly/Mooresville http://bit.ly/Mooresville http://bit.ly/Mooresville
    18. 32. Mooresville Statistics <ul><li>From 38 to 8 to 2 in student achievement in three years after 1:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Increased attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased suspensions </li></ul><ul><li>All 34 sub-categories meet NCLB except 1 </li></ul>
    19. 33. Is the Internet a good or a bad thing?
    20. 35. It is important to teach students to be safe, effective and ethical on the Internet. Source: Will Richardson
    21. 36. Can schools discipline students for bad conduct online? <ul><li>It depends...on campus yes with written and communicated rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools have to be careful if the action takes place off of school grounds. Can report to police. </li></ul><ul><li>Off campus that causes substantial and material threat on campus...??? </li></ul>
    22. 37. 11 Techy Things for Teachers to Try This Year
    23. 38. Build a Blog <ul><li>To communicate information to parents and students </li></ul><ul><li>To create a running journal of classroom activities and lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Students use blogs to read and reflect on their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students can be contributing authors on a class blog </li></ul>
    24. 39. Build a Wiki or Ning <ul><li>Students to record and share knowledge about topics they have researched. </li></ul><ul><li>Students to create digital portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>You can put written content, movies, pictures, graphics, etc... into a Wiki </li></ul>
    25. 41. Example of Biology Ning
    26. 43. Build a website <ul><li>Calendar of assignments (Google Calendar) </li></ul><ul><li>Post reference videos and documents </li></ul><ul><li>Collect assignments </li></ul>
    27. 44. Google Docs
    28. 48. Scribes Team: Have students use Google Docs to take class notes
    29. 50. Google Docs to Prepare Tests
    30. 52. Screencasting
    31. 53. jingproject.com
    32. 55. Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
    33. 57. Tutorial Team: Students and teachers can use Jing to Create Screencasts
    34. 58. Teachers can record lessons <ul><li>Put on web site </li></ul><ul><li>Absent students can view </li></ul><ul><li>Students on homebound instruction can view </li></ul><ul><li>Students who need to view and hear for further understanding can view </li></ul><ul><li>When teacher is absent, real teacher is actually teaching </li></ul>
    35. 59. Record Lecture Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
    36. 60. A new way to do classroom discussion...
    37. 61. Digital checking for understanding...
    38. 62. Response generators
    39. 63. polleverywhere.com
    40. 64. http://bit.ly/9vvv4B
    41. 65. Try Backchanneling in Your Classroom <ul><li>A backchannel is another word for chat, your students type their comments as the class is discussing an item or when you are presenting. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows all types of learners to actively participate. </li></ul>
    42. 66.
    43. 67. Chatterous http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/
    44. 68. TodaysMeet.com
    45. 69. Join a Social Network for Your Professional Training <ul><li>Twitter, Classroom 20 and The Educators PLN are great places to learn and share information with teachers just like you. </li></ul>
    46. 70. Prezi
    47. 75. Use an Online Service To Save Your Bookmarks <ul><li>Using an online bookmarking service allows you to access all of your favorite websites from any Internet-connected computer anywhere </li></ul>
    48. 76. Use an online service to drop files
    49. 77.
    50. 78.
    51. 79.
    52. 80.
    53. 81.
    54. 84. 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
    55. 86. Where do you think education is heading?
    56. 88. Have you had this discussion yet in your district or school?
    57. 89. Have you included students in this discussion?
    58. 90. What should the classroom of tomorrow look like?
    59. 92. Desks?
    60. 96. Books
    61. 98.
    62. 104. Will paper copy library books ever be replaced with digital books?
    63. 110. Virtual Textbooks
    64. 114. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education
    65. 116. At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, instead of the textbooks.
    66. 117. 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.
    67. 119. Virtual Schools
    68. 123. http://www.khanacademy.org /
    69. 124. Technology
    70. 126.
    71. 131.
    72. 133. Blackboards
    73. 137. How young professionals say they learn.
    74. 139. “ I can look it up on-line, find an expert and then collaborate with that person on a solution.”
    75. 140. Can education be fun? Can work be fun? Can work be fun?
    76. 142. Change is difficult…make it fun
    77. 144. How do you handle safe Internet access?
    78. 145. Topic + Students + Creativity = Learning
    79. 148. Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow
    80. 150. What technology do you think students want in the classroom today?
    81. 151. Technology kids want in their classrooms... <ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Graphing Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo NS </li></ul><ul><li>Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Drive </li></ul>
    82. 153. Bus Discipline... There is an app for that There is an app for that
    83. 158. Is this your school?
    84. 159. Would you like your school to look like this?
    85. 160. Improving literacy with iPod touch
    86. 162. Morning announcements with iPod touch
    87. 164. More Google
    88. 165. Google MagicFill and LookUp Function
    89. 166.
    90. 167. Do students learn different today, should educators change?
    91. 169.
    92. 170. Do you think students can multi-task? Adults?
    93. 172. Ustream video with your iPhone
    94. 173. https://ustre.am/cOSn
    95. 174. What is the best way to train teachers?
    96. 175. RV Idea
    97. 176. Technology costs, where can you save?
    98. 177. Try new paradigms <ul><li>No books </li></ul><ul><li>No paper </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher made materials </li></ul><ul><li>Free Internet resources </li></ul><ul><li>Paid Internet resources </li></ul>
    99. 178. What I’d Buy Instead of an Interactive Whiteboard by Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical <ul><li>Give me $5,000-$6,000 to spend on a middle school classroom with 25 students and I’ll buy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Netbook Computers   Cost:  $1,250 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give me one netbook for every 5 kids in my classroom and I can create instant workstations for groups. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of VoiceThread for my Students    Cost:  $300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of Brainpop Access for my Classroom   Cost:  $731 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brainpop is a service that creates short (3-5 minute) animated videos on topics across the curriculum. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of Access to Poll Everywhere   Cost:  $645 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Mid-Range Data Projector    Cost:  $595 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total = $3,521 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia Screencasting Software    Cost:  $179 </li></ul></ul>
    100. 179. Students need to be more involved in their own learning
    101. 181. Video Conferencing <ul><li>Connect with experts </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Working Together </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing previously unavailable courses </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching the teachers </li></ul>
    102. 183. 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 (&quot;Increasing the Odds,&quot; 2005) and The New Teacher Project (&quot;The Widget Effect,&quot; 2009)
    103. 186. Google Teacher Example
    104. 195. iTunesU
    105. 199. Research team: Use Google and AltaVista for students to do research
    106. 202. Curriculum Team: Have Students Make Video and Audio Podcasts
    107. 203. YouTube <ul><li>Started in February 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Bought by Google in November 2006 for $1.65M </li></ul><ul><li>Already has more content than TV and TV started in 1940’s. </li></ul><ul><li>If TV played 24/7 since inception, YouTube still has more content. </li></ul>
    108. 206. Global team: Teachers can use e-pals and Skype to connect to others all over the world.
    109. 208. Teachers can use Skype In their classrooms
    110. 209. 3 Ways, Other Than Skype, to Bring Experts Into Class
    111. 213. Skype Teacher Resources <ul><li>http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:/ /Onlineprojects4teachers </li></ul><ul><li>http://Skypeforeducators </li></ul><ul><li>http://Skypeinschools.pbworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://Skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://skyeintheclassroom.wordpress.com </li></ul>
    112. 218. Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
    113. 219.
    114. 220. http://bit.ly/7fyVVs To join IASA4U.NING.COM
    115. 221. [email_address]
    116. 222. Consensogram
    117. 223. I would like to know more about...
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