Web 2.0for Teachers Dr. Richard J. Voltz Associate Director Illinois Association of School Administrators
Webpage for technology for administrators is http://iasa4u.ning.com Webpage containing tutorial for various technology functions is http://iasa.wikispaces.com
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)
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?
What is your school doing about it?
Did You Know 4.0
Student Voices on Technology
Change is difficult…make it fun
Infrastructure & Connectivity
What do schools need to do? Get infrastructure in place Make a plan Do not spend $ and still teach the same Determine plan for teacher training Administrators need to be leaders by example Technology costs…where can you save? Determine what works… Remedial software Response generators Students in charge of their own learning Collaborate learning Integration of various disciplines
Will paper copy library books ever be replaced with digital books?
How close are we to 1:1 classroom computing?
Intermediate School Increases Math Scores in 1:1 Program
At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, instead of the textbooks.
Would you allow students to have their own mobile devices in school?
English Via Cell Phone
Marzano Study Evaluation Study of the Effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on Student Achievement Results clearly show that technology … makes a positive impact on learning Content, and knowing what you're trying to teach, is key.
Should we teach differently today because students learn differently?
What is this?
Virtual Book Study
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.”
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
A Classroom Today
Scribes Team:Have students use Google Docs to take class notes
Research team:Use Googleand AltaVista for students to do research
Tutorial Team:Students and teachers can use Jing toCreate Screencasts
Mathtrain-1.TV Probability with Ben and Jerry
Teachers can make screenshot tutorials
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
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.
Digital Education The Hollywood Treatment at NECC
Educational Videos byDeveloper of Wikipedia
Teachers and Students can make their own web pages using Ning, Wiki, WordPress, and others
Global team:Teachers can use e-pals and Skype to connect to others all over the world.
Teachers can use Skype In their classrooms
How does digital text (hypertext) change education?
YouTube - Hudson Flight 1549 HD Animation with audio for US Airways Water Landing-1
How open should the Internet be for teachers?
How open should the Internet be for students?
Social Networking in School
NSBA Survey (July 2007) 52% of schools prohibit social networking Problem is student safety on-line List of Educational Networking sites at http://www.educationalnetworking.com/List+of+Networks http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/09/16/social-networking-in-schools-incentives-for-participation.aspx
Add Twitter To Your Communication
Follow me on Twitter at rvoltz and IllinoisASA
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
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.”
Start Your Own Blog
Read Blogs Look for blogs written by people who share your interest Who do these bloggers follow? Who comments to these blogs? Comment to the blog yourself
Blogs to Read
Superintendent BloggingMark J. StockThe School Administrator; August 2009 Number 7, Vol.66 You can get news out more quickly. You can respond to traditional media. Your message can be accessed by readers on their schedules. You can increase coverage in the traditional media. You can build a sense of community.
Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
Now costs $99/yr for cell phone, free if upload digital file Gcast
Can make audio recording via your phone
Set up a Gcast account
Call your own account from cell phone, record conversation