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.
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.”
Change is difficult…make it fun
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...
Bus Discipline... There is an app for that There is an app for that
Over half the world's population is under 30 years old
96% of Millennials have joined a social network
Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the US
1 out of 8 couples in the US met via social media
80% of companies use social media for recruitment (and 95% of that percentage use LinkedIn )
Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Sweden, Israel, Switzerland, Ireland, Norway and Panama combined - 4.8 million each
50% of mobile internet traffic in the UK is for Facebook
78% of Wikipedia content is in languages other than English
25% of search results for the world's top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content
90% of people skips ads via TiVo / DVR
Think-Pair-Share What implications does the information in this video have to do with education? What implications does the information in this video have to do with education?
Is this your school?
Would you like your school to look like this?
Improving literacy with iPod touch
Morning announcements with iPod touch
If a blind student can be taught to compete in HS athletics...adults can be taught to use technology in the classroom
Let’s Learn Twitter
Blogger: Anne Peoples , University of Ulster
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:
Knowing how to “think” about search
Knowing how to validate soft information
Knowing how to get information to travel to you instead of chasing it
Knowing where to find information in new “hot” channel
Google MagicFill and LookUp Function
Do students learn different today, should educators change?
Five K-12 Technology Trends for 2010 by Bridget McCrea THE journal 12/10/09
eBooks will continue to proliferate
Netbook functionality will grow
More teachers will use interactive whiteboards
Personal devices will infiltrate the classroom
Technology will enable tailored curriculum
Ustream video with your iPhone
What do teachers and schools need to do to stay in front in this race toward 21st Century learning?
Think, Pair, Share
Get infrastructure in place
Have a plan
If public education spends $ on technology then we cannot still teach the same. still teach the same.
What is the best way to train teachers?
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Technology costs, where can you save?
Try new teaching strategies
Mathtrain-1.TV Probability with Ben and Jerry
Tutorial Team: Students and teachers can use Jing to Create Screencasts
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
Jing for grading...
Determine what works for you...
All of this is why we need to organize teachers into Professional Learning Communities
What I’d Buy Instead of an Interactive Whiteboard by Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical
Give me $5,000-$6,000 to spend on a middle school classroom with 25 students and I’ll buy:
5 Netbook Computers Cost: $1,250
Give me one netbook for every 5 kids in my classroom and I can create instant workstations for groups.
5 YEARS of VoiceThread for my Students Cost: $300
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.
5 YEARS of Brainpop Access for my Classroom Cost: $731
Brainpop is a service that creates short (3-5 minute) animated videos on topics across the curriculum.
5 YEARS of Access to Poll Everywhere Cost: $645
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.
A Mid-Range Data Projector Cost: $595
Total = $3,521
Camtasia Screencasting Software Cost: $179
Students need to be more involved in their own learning
As an educator what concerns you about 21st Century Learning?
Whose world are we preparing students for ? What kind of work will they do ? What skills will they need ?
Why a Digital Conversion?
Close the Digital Divide
21st Century Readiness (Half the jobs today require technology skills, expected to be 77% in the next decade - Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Real World Experience
Improving Academic Achievement
New Views of Learning
. . . from traditional student learning rote memory of predetermined facts disseminated by teachers
. . . to cognitive science students construct meaning by making connections with prior knowledge through language
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
Connect with experts
Virtual Field Trips
Accessing previously unavailable courses
Teaching the teachers
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
Classroom Applications Google Screencasting
Google Docs to Prepare Tests
Google Teacher Example
Under $200 (Netbook & Linux)
A Classroom Today
Scribes Team: Have students use Google Docs to take class notes
Research team: Use Google and AltaVista for students to do research
Curriculum Team: Have Students Make Video and Audio Podcasts
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 by Developer 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
3 Ways, Other Than Skype, to Bring Experts Into Class
Skype Teacher Resources
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
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 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