Education & Technology

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Education & Technology

  1. 1. Technology and Education Education Education <ul><li>Dr. Richard Voltz </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Director </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Association of School Administrators </li></ul>
  2. 2. You can view slide show at
  3. 3. The teacher is the most important part of student academic success!
  4. 5. My Wife
  5. 6. I am a teacher
  6. 7. Our son is a teacher
  7. 8. Our daughter and son-in-law are teachers
  8. 9. Our daughter-in-law is a teacher
  9. 10. If you want to feel better about K-12 public education follow...
  10. 12. Stop NCLB
  11. 13. Charter Schools Do Not Work
  12. 14. Privatizing public Education Will Not Work Not Work
  13. 15. Leaders need to take into account poverty, parental support, and other factors when rating teachers and schools
  14. 17. 2011 Gallop Poll On Education
  15. 21. What is the best way to improve K-12 public education? Quality teachers/better educated/more involvement/caring Quality teachers/better educated/more involvement/caring Quality teachers/better educated/more involvement/caring Quality teachers/better educated/more involvement/caring
  16. 22. What do you remember about your favorite teacher?
  17. 23. What do you remember about your favorite “fellow” teacher?
  18. 24. Relationships
  19. 25. Relevance
  20. 26. Rigor
  21. 27. Student Engagement
  22. 28. Application
  23. 29. My visions of the future
  24. 31.
  25. 38. Web 1.0
  26. 39. Websites contained &quot;read-only&quot; material
  27. 41. Web 2.0
  28. 42. Personal created websites with interaction such as...
  29. 51. Save in the cloud
  30. 53. Web 3.0
  31. 54. The final disappearance of the boundary between &quot;life online&quot; and &quot;real life.&quot;
  32. 55. Did social media cause the recent Arab uprisings?
  33. 56. Is the web distracting us from living?
  34. 57. Are online friendships as rich as those offline?
  35. 58. A Google vice-president says that credit card companies can predict with 98% accuracy, two years in advance, when a couple is going to divorce, based on spending patterns alone.
  36. 59. Today’s Students Are Wired Differently
  37. 66. 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
  38. 76. Guess what?
  39. 77. Education is changing ...
  40. 78. Engage Students
  41. 79. Dr. Michael Wesch From Knowledgeable to Knowledge Able From Knowledgeable to Knowledge Able
  42. 82.
  43. 83. Textbooks Online
  44. 90. The students never had a chance to tune her out – they were constantly being asked to participate one way or another, whether it was working out problems on the whiteboard (not interactive), watching instructional videos on the iPad, or working in groups
  45. 92. My favorite tech device
  46. 94. Polleverywhere.com
  47. 96. KINEO
  48. 98. Pearson Education Inc. launched what it claims is the nation’s first-ever complete social studies curriculum for the iPad, in partnership with Virginia officials.
  49. 99. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. has also redesigned a classic textbook to take advantage of the iPad. Since early September, around 400 students in California have been learning algebra via a new iPad-only program.
  50. 100. “ From what I’ve seen, the iPad is going to be a transformational platform for textbooks,’’ said Anthony Jackson, superintendent of the Henry County Public Schools.
  51. 101. Pearson Education has already converted 3,000 of its textbooks to a proprietary e-book format, and has more than a hundred iPhone apps in the Apple Store, which it promotes as free, or inexpensive, supplements to its textbooks.
  52. 103. Education in Illinois needs to change due to state financial condition.
  53. 104. $15B deficit
  54. 105. 2% Income Tax Increase does NOT solve all the problems
  55. 106. Public Reaction
  56. 109. Change is coming!
  57. 112. http://www.khanacademy.org /
  58. 113. How about apps for special education?
  59. 114. Every Special Education Teacher and Student Needs an iPad
  60. 115. Proloque2go
  61. 117. FirstWords
  62. 118. IWriteWords
  63. 119. Stories2Learn
  64. 120. Free Applications
  65. 126. Use Twitter to Communicate to Parents, Students, Community
  66. 128. Prezi
  67. 130. Use Podcasting
  68. 131. Students
  69. 132. Morning announcements with iPod touch
  70. 136. audioboo.fm
  71. 137.
  72. 138. Texting <ul><li>From staff to administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Between staff members </li></ul><ul><li>From office to staff member for messages </li></ul>
  73. 139. Group Texting <ul><li>For emergency response and crisis situations </li></ul><ul><li>To staff for encouragement, information upcoming activities, scheduling updates, teaching tips, meeting announcements </li></ul>
  74. 140. Screencasting
  75. 141. jingproject.com
  76. 142. Use your computer screen and microphone to teach others
  77. 144. Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
  78. 146. Amazon Kindle
  79. 148. Google
  80. 150. Apps for Students
  81. 151. Star Walk
  82. 153. Kahn Academy
  83. 155. Speak It
  84. 157. momwithapps.com
  85. 159. Goldybear and the Three Locks
  86. 161. 3D Brain
  87. 163. WebReader
  88. 165. Pocket Heart
  89. 167. Disney Toy Story Toy Story
  90. 170. Frog Dissection

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