Moorseville Statistics <ul><li>From 38 to 1 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>
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If a blind student can compete in HS athletics, you can learn Web 2.0...
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>
Five K-12 Technology Trends for 2010 by Bridget McCrea THE journal 12/10/09 <ul><li>eBooks will continue to proliferate </li></ul><ul><li>Netbook functionality will grow </li></ul><ul><li>More teachers will use interactive whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Personal devices will infiltrate the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Technology will enable tailored curriculum </li></ul>
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>
Students need to be more involved in their own learning
Whose world are we preparing students for ? What kind of work will they do ? What skills will they need ?
Why a Digital Conversion? <ul><li>Close the Digital Divide </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Readiness (Half the jobs today require technology skills, expected to be 77% in the next decade - Bureau of Labor Statistics) </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Academic Achievement </li></ul>
New Views of Learning <ul><li>. . . from traditional student learning rote memory of predetermined facts disseminated by teachers </li></ul><ul><li>. . . to cognitive science students construct meaning by making connections with prior knowledge through language </li></ul>
Formula: Number of Proficient Test Scores on Reading Grades 3-8, Math Grades 3-8, and EOCs divided by the total number of tests taken in school year 2008-09. Mooresville Graded School District 305 N. Main Street Mooresville, North Carolina 28115 704.658.2530 704.663.3005 fax MGSD Ranked 8th in State District Percent Proficient using EOG Reading and Math; EOC Per Pupil Expenditure 1 Chapel Hill Carrboro 88% $10,579.00 2 Polk County 85% $10,449.00 3 Carteret County 83% $9,272.00 4 Transylvania County 83% $8,860.00 5 Watauga County 82% $8,305.00 6 Union County 82% $7,739.00 7 Camden County 81.9% $8,742.00 8 MGSD 81.8% $7,902.00 9 Yancey County 81.6% $9,417.00 10 Dare County 81.6% $11,011.00
NIU professor brings video games to class <ul><li>"Students would always be sort of on the edge of their seat watching this thing because it's just so cool to see how it works," Coller said of the video. "But that sentiment just ended as soon as you turned off the video, and then they're back to their boring old homework again." </li></ul><ul><li>"Right away, they just really warmed up to it," Coller said. "They were incredibly jazzed about it. So right away, I just saw the learning levels were just so much higher and excitement levels were just so much higher than anything I had done before." </li></ul>
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>
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)
Web 2.0 Enables Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
Socialization – Through socialization our students can use the language and skills they are learning to build networks and develop relationships with real people. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
Collaboration – They can work together with others to construct and share real knowledge. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
Creativity – They can create genuine products, in a wide range and combination of media to high standards, that will have a real audience. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
Authenticity – The tasks and activities they do and the people they communicate with to do them are real and motivating. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
Sharing – They can share what they create and learn from each other. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
Senior Emily Smak, 20, tries out the treadmill workstation in one of the study lounges in the new Education and Human Services Building at Central Michigan University. There is a new iMac computer attached to it so students can get a little exercise while doing homework or other things on the computer.
Do you think students are more engaged outside of school than in school?
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.
eDGe has an e-reader screen on the left and an LCD screen on the right for color displays
Would you allow students to have their own mobile devices in school?
Marzano Study <ul><li>Evaluation Study of the Effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Results clearly show that technology … makes a positive impact on learning </li></ul><ul><li>Content, and knowing what you're trying to teach, is key. </li></ul>
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>
Record Lecture Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
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>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>
Digital Education The Hollywood Treatment at NECC
NSBA Survey (July 2007) <ul><li>52% of schools prohibit social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem is student safety on-line </li></ul><ul><li>List of Educational Networking sites at http://www.educationalnetworking.com/List+of+Networks </li></ul>http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/09/16/social-networking-in-schools-incentives-for-participation.aspx
Teachers use Twitter <ul><li>To communicate with students and parents on homework and class activities </li></ul><ul><li>To link up with other teachers in a type of professional learning community </li></ul>
Start discussing: “ What is the future computer for classroom use?”
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.”
Read Blogs <ul><li>Look for blogs written by people who share your interest </li></ul><ul><li>Who do these bloggers follow? </li></ul><ul><li>Who comments to these blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Comment to the blog yourself </li></ul>
Blogs to Read Superintendent Principal News & Content Technology Kent Bugg Principals Page – The Blog TED Talks Dangerously Irrelevant Scott Kuffel The Principal and Interest TWIT Free Tech for Teachers Don White Practical Principals Podcast Mashable 2 Cents Worth
Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents