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Dr. Richard Voltz presentation to teachers in the Arlington Heights School District.

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  • Technology for Teachers Dr. Richard J. Voltz Associate Director Illinois Association of School Administrators
  • In 30 Minutes??? In 30 Minutes??? In 30 Minutes??? In 30 Minutes???
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  • Email me at [email_address] to receive invitations for my Ning, Wikispace and Google Documents
  • Webpage containing tutorial for various technology functions is http://iasa.wikispaces.com
  • Goal for this presentation is for you to use one technology skill this year in your classroom
  • 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.”
  • Discuss with your neighbors…Does the way you teach match the way this person says he learns?
  • Teacher is key!
  • 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)
  • Virtual Book Study
  • So is the principal…
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  • Are the teachers in your school using data to make decisions?
  • Infrastructure & Connectivity
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  • Growing Up Digital by Don Tapscott
    • “ Today’s kids are so bathed in bits that they think it’s all part of the natural landscape. To them, the digital technology is no more intimidating than a VCR or toaster.”
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  • How is the current global economy changing your teaching?
  • What is Web 2.0?
  • When I was growing up, my parents told me, “Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.” I tell my daughters, “Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.” ---Thomas Friedman, 2005
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  • YouTube - Hudson Flight 1549 HD Animation with audio for US Airways Water Landing-1
  • What does it mean to be a student in the digital age?
  • YouTube - PIL InfoLit Dialog, No. 1 Wikipedia -1
  • Would you let your students use Wikipedia, why or why not?
  • If I were you…
  • Have Your Students Make a Video Podcast
  • What station does the President of the United States make his radio address on?
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  • And the winner… Karen Rose and her 3rd grade class from the Melissa, Texas, school district, singing a parody of a Madonna song “Living in a Digital World.”
  • Digital Education The Hollywood Treatment at NECC
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  • How would you incorporate video into your lessons if you had a Flip Mino?
  • Have Your Students Make A Screenshot Tutorial
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  • Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
  • Do you think students should be teaching students?
  • You Make A Screenshot Tutorial
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  • How would you use Screenshot technology in your classroom?
  • You Make a Webpage
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  • http://iasa4u.ning.com/
  • http://iasa.wikispaces.com/
  • If you had a web site, what would be on it?
  • Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
  • Gcast
    • Can make audio recording via your phone
    • Set up a Gcast account
    • Call your own account from cell phone, record conversation
    • Send as a digital file where you want it to go
    Now costs $99/yr for cell phone, free if upload digital file
    • Made with iWeb
    • Saved on MobileMe
    • Link to Gcast (embed)
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  • How would you use audio Podcasts in your classroom?
  • Encourage you to engage students in their own learning
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  • What Are 21 st Century Learning Skills
    • Digital-Age Literacy
    • Inventive Thinking (creative)
    • Effective Communication
    • High Productivity
    Courtesy of Howie DiBlasi
  • Poll Everywhere
  • Team of students:
    • Research team – Google – AltaVista Search
    • Tutorial Team – Jing (Create Screencasts)
    • Curriculum Team –Podcasts (Recordings)
    • Scribes Team – Google Docs (take class notes)
    • Global team – e-pals – IVC- Skype
    • Contributions To Society – Kiva
    Courtesy: November Learning & Alan November
  • What are you doing to engage students in your classroom?
  • Add Twitter To Your Communication
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  • Follow me on Twitter at rvoltz and IllinoisASA
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  • Teachers use Twitter
    • To communicate with students and parents on homework and class activities
    • To link up with other teachers in a type of professional learning community
  • How would you use Twitter?
  • Start discussing: “ What is the future computer for classroom use?”
    • “ Laptops are very ’90s,” says University of Michigan researcher Elliot Soloway. “They are your daddy’s computers.”
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  • http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/
  • Should students be allowed to use cell phones and smart phones in school?
  • Virtual Textbooks
  • Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education
    • At Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., students use computers provided by the school to get their lessons, do their homework and hear podcasts of their teachers’ science lectures.
    • In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this summer announced an initiative that would replace some high school science and math texts with free, “open source” digital versions.
    • “ In five years, I think the majority of students will be using digital textbooks,” said William M. Habermehl, superintendent of the 500,000-student Orange County schools. “They can be better than traditional textbooks.”
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    • iPad
    • $500 to $700
    • Operating system similar to iPhone
    • E-reader
    • Multiple apps to run simultaneously
    • "You're going to walk into a store, the store is going to recognize that you've entered the store, it will say, "Do you want to buy a venti coffee?" — it will know what you're going to buy and maybe the transaction will take place on the tablet," Crothers speculated. "It's not made for typing ... you'll have the option, but it's a whole new paradigm.”
  • English Via Cell Phone
  • Will educators let students use mobile devices?
    • Smart phone penetration will hit 82% by 2013
      • Text to screen
      • In-class polling
    • The App Store is producing an explosion of educational mobile content
      • Translation tools, musical instruments, learning games, mobile books
  • Existing pilots of mobile education are demonstrating success
  • Mobile devices offer access to the Internet in places where the traditional web doesn't reach Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?iPhone-Education---4-Reasons-Why-Mobile-Devices-Will-Transform-How-Our-Kids-Learn&id=2662128
  • The Old Web
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  • The New Web
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  • Record Lecture Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
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  • Encourage teachers to engage students in their own learning
  • “ We should instead use technology funding to bolster new learning models and innovations, such as online-learning environments, to level the playing field and allow students from all walks of life -- from small, rural communities to budget-strapped urban schools -- to access the rich variety that is now available only to children in wealthy suburban districts.”
  • Inspiring Idea
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  • Do you think students are more engaged outside of school than in school?
  • What are you doing about it?
  • How young professionals say they learn.
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  • “ If I had to learn something new today the first place I would go is Google, then forum sites, then video sources.”
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  • “ I would ask professionals and see if they would share their information with me.”
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  • “ I would first go to Google, then Wikipedia, then my address book to see who I know that I could contact and leverage their knowledge to help me.”
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  • “ Consult with peers, look on the Internet to search and learn information about the topic I am interested in.”
  • iTunesU
  • Skype
  • Skype on the go…
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  • ePals
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  • CyberSurgeons