ISTE - SIGTE Webinar:Technology and Common Core Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:00PM -7:00PM EST Adobe Connect: http://connect.illinicloud.org/iceberg/ Karen Brooks
Karen Brooks http://www.karenbrooks.wikispaces.com • 23 year is the education field ( worked as: TA, Teacher, Department Head, Administrator and Central Office) • Currently and Instructional Specialist for Curriculum, Technology and AT Evaluator & Grad School Professor • Works for Ulster BOCES – Instructional Services/ Model Schools • Certifications and Specialized Training:Twitter Name: Dembe – Reading K-12 – Social Studies 7-12Pinterest: Dembe27 – Elementary Education N-6Facebook: KarenSchaefferBrooks – Instructional TechnologyGoogle: firstname.lastname@example.org or – Earth Science – Math email@example.com – Special Educationemail: firstname.lastname@example.org or – School District Administrator – School Business Official email@example.com – Assistive TechnologyBlog: http://www.karenbrooksucboces.blogspot.com/ • Personal Hobbies: Theater, History, Travel, Golf, ClassicalSlideshare: http://www/slideshare.net/kbrooks Music, Technology, Reading, Art.Calameo: http://en.calameo.com/accounts/285487 • Motivation and Passion: Husband, Daughter, Reading, Data, Instructional Strategies and Curriculum Vitae Available Upon Request Technology.
Mission Statement of the Common Core"The Common Core State Standards provide aconsistent, clear understanding of what students areexpected to learn, so teachers and parents know whatthey need to do to help them. The standards aredesigned to be robust and relevant to the real world,reflecting the knowledge and skills that our youngpeople need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."
45 States and 3 Territories have Adopted the Common Core• Map From : CommonCore.org• Last State to Adopt was Montana on 11/4/2011• Last Territories to Adopt was American Samoa Island and Northern Mariana Islands on 10/3/2012• Parent’s Guide to Common Core
PARCC Technology Guidelines for SchoolsAdditional Information & Resources from PARCC: – PARCC_Technology Guidelines V1_1.pdf – PARCC_Technology Guidelines V1_FAQ.pdf
Are You Tech-Ready for the Common Core? http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/10/17/01readiness.h06.html Readiness Questions to Ask• Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortuim planning objectives and • What are your digital-conversion• Smarter Balance & PARCC teampreparingsupport new college- and career-ready how will they and up with Pearson for the implementing the common core assessments? – January 2012 - Support Open Source Tool for • Have you developed a phased plan for improved access Evaluating School Technology and Infrastructure that incorporates textbook and open-resources savings? Readiness • What resources can be reallocated to support deployment? What savings can be secured through adoption of digital resources? • Have you supported adoption of blended-learning models that leverage teacher talent? SOURCE: Digital Learning Now!• Tech Readiness Tool June 2012Pearson from London “Most states are choosing to back assessments being• The first window of data collection ran from March 20 developed by one of two nonprofit coalitions, the through June 14 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium or the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Care (PARCC), although some states have joined both. Assessments from both consortia will be administered using technology, and both will make use of new testing options such as simulations, video, and audio.”
What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websiteshttp://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/what-to-do-if-your-school-bans-a-useful-website/?fb_action_ids=10151301406953968&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=a• October 3, 2012 was National Banned Website Awareness Day. This day • Resources: is designed to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning. – A Guide for School Acceptable Use Polic• Filtering Dialogue needs to include: – Making Progress: Rethinking State and S – bring-your-own-device policies, – American Association of School Librarian – appropriate use of social media in schools, and – overall responsible use of technology in school.• Understanding what filtering policies are put in place revolves around understanding current rules and regulations.• Most schools are working off of policies that predate 2003 and a lot has change since then.• What CIPA Requires of Schools• Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites – From DOE for Tech Directors - The DOE is the ultimate authority in this matter.
Here are the list of myths dispelled directly by the Department of Education’s Technology Director Karen Cator:• Accessing YouTube is not violating CIPA rules. “Absolutely it’s not circumventing the rules,” Cator says. “The rule is to block inappropriate sites. All sorts of YouTube videos are helpful in explaining complex concepts or telling a story, or for hearing an expert or an authentic voice — they present learning opportunities that are really helpful.”• Websites don’t have to be blocked for teachers. “Some of the comments I saw online had to do with teachers wondering why they can’t access these sites,” she says. “They absolutely can. There’s nothing that says that sites have to be blocked for adults.”• Broad filters are not helpful. “What we have had is what I consider brute force technologies that shut down wide swaths of the Internet, like all of YouTube, for example. Or they may shut down anything that has anything to do with social media, or anything that is a game,” she said. “These broad filters aren’t actually very helpful, because we need much more nuanced filtering.”• Schools will not lose E-rate funding by unblocking appropriate sites. Cator said she’s never heard of a school losing E-rate funding due to allowing appropriate sites blocked by filters. See the excerpt below from the National Education Technology Plan, approved by officials who dictate E-rate rules.• Kids need to be taught how to be responsible digital citizens. “[We need to] address the topic at school or home in the form of education,” Cator says. “How do we educate this generation of young people to be safe online, to be secure online, to protect their personal information, to understand privacy, and how that all plays out when they’re in an online space?”• Teachers should be trusted. “If the technology fails us and filters something appropriate and useful, and if teachers in their professional judgment think it’s appropriate, they should be able to show it,” she said. “Teachers need to impose their professional judgment on materials that are available to their students.”
Education Apps • Educational Apps Reviews – Education Apps Review Which do I use? – – – Best KidsApps> Best Apps for Kids App of the Week Newsletter - SignUp• Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps – – iPad Curriculum Fun Educational Apps – Appolicious - Education• Blooms Taxonomy of Apps – iKid Apps Has Videos of Apps Reviewed – App Annie = Top Apps in the USA• iPad as an Instructional Tool Resources – Smart Apps for Kids • Must Know iPad Apps for – Acceptable Use Policy Education Samples: – Dembe27 - Pinterest • iPad Acceptable Use Policy – Apps Store Popular Education Apps • iPad Acceptable Use Policy – Apps Gone Free – 200 iPad Apps for Special Education • iPad Student/Parent Handbook • iPad Acceptable Use Poicy • iPad Policies • App Search Engines • Student Pledge for the iPad – Quixey – Chomp • iPad User Agreement with Care Instructions – AppTap • One Page Agreement – KinTik South America Basd = new and can comment on apps. – Yahoo Apps Search – Mimvi Mobile Search
Top Trends in Technology from Edudemic http://edudemic.com/2012/09/10-emerging-education-technologies/?fb_action_ids=10151288997293968&fb_action_ • My Favorites:• Knowledge Transmission – ASCD - EduCore• Scholrly – LearnerFirst - Core• Instructure – Hippocampus• Skitch by Evernote – Curriculum 21 - Clearinghouse• Desire2Learn – Moodle – Google APPs for Education• Udacity – Google Forms• The SNAC Project • Google Forms for the Classroom• Mendeley – Wolframalpha• Moodle – Khan Academy• SlideShark – Curriki• All the above are designed to evolve and – Jim Luther’s Assistive Technology Freeware adapt with emerging technology and or Mind42 shifting student and teacher need. – PD on Demand- Interactive
Additional Resources• Request a Download for Administrators Guide to Optimizing SMARTboard Usage - http://www.sde.com/technology/request/req.asp• Common Core Curriculum Maps Digital Resources• Achieve• MYoer• OER Commons• OER Rubrics• Learning Registry• CK-12• Michigan Online Resources for Educators• Learning Resource Metadata Initiative• Connections
To Check Out• Open High School of Utah & Award they won• Open Your Classroom - Resources for the Common Core• Infographic on Leveraging Technology for K-12 Learning• Bandwidth Demands Rise as Schools Move to Common Core from 10/15/12 – “In its report issued in May, SETDA recommends that by the 2014-15 school year, schools have at least 100 megabits per second of connectivity to the external Internet for every 1,000 students and/or staff members, and 1 gigabit per second of connectivity for data transactions within a schoolwide or districtwide network. That level of connectivity is what is necessary to allow students and faculty to use contemporary Web technologies such as video streaming, webinars, online courses, and formative and summative online assessments, according to the report. That 2014-15 year is the same year the common standards and their new assessments are to be fully implemented.”