Communication And Collaboration In The Classroom


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Communication And Collaboration In The Classroom

  1. 1. Communication and Collaboration in the Classroom ICT Skills for the 21st Century
  2. 2. All Children must be ready for a Different world. <ul><li>Parents want it! Parents want their children to graduate with skills that prepare them to either get a job in today's marketplace or advance to higher levels of education and training. </li></ul><ul><li>Employers want it! Employers want to hire employees who are honest, reliable, literate, and able to reason, communicate, make decisions, and learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Communities want it!: Communities want schools to prepare their children to become good citizens and productive members of society in an increasingly technological and information-based world. </li></ul><ul><li>And most of all… kids need it !!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our mission: Produce Technology-fluent kids . <ul><li>Within an effective educational setting, technology can enable students to become: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capable information technology users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information seekers, analyzers and evaluators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solvers and decision makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative and effective users of productivity tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>to live, learn and work successfully in an increasingly complex and information-rich society. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Communication and Collaboration in the Classroom-ICT Skills for the 21st Century <ul><li>* Standard 3: Technology productivity tools </li></ul><ul><li>Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works. </li></ul><ul><li>* Standard 4: </li></ul><ul><li> Technology communication tools </li></ul><ul><li>Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences. </li></ul><ul><li>* Ref. National educational technology standards for students (NETS) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Use of Cell phones in K-12 Learning jmm…but…..What are the learning objectives…? To use a cell phone? To communicate with a cell phone? To use a cell phone to surf the web? Where in our school’s standards is cellular technology explicitly required in curriculum? Do we have to use them???
  6. 6. Use of Cell phones in K-12 Learning <ul><li>Cell phones can be used as: </li></ul><ul><li>data collection tools: audio recorders, digital cameras, and digital camcorders. </li></ul><ul><li>classroom projects: creating ring tones, text messaging, mobile WebPages, and mobile surveys. </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Organizational Tools future features of cell phones and how those features play a role in learning. </li></ul><ul><li>future features of cell phones </li></ul>
  7. 7. Use of Cell phones in K-12 Learning <ul><li>Gcast: You may record using your cell phone directly to a website as an audio file that you can move to your own blog, mix, edit, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Use of iPods in K-12 Learning <ul><li>Ipods??? Yes… those things that kids have to waste… I mean to listen to music? </li></ul><ul><li>Look at this… </li></ul>
  9. 9. Use of iPods in K-12 Learning <ul><li>For subject revision: </li></ul><ul><li>Students may download a topic revision into their ipods! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Use of Digital Cameras in K-12 Learning <ul><li>Dioramas: Popup cards: </li></ul><ul><li>3D Art Photos: Finger Puppets: </li></ul>
  11. 11. Use of Digital Cameras in K-12 Learning <ul><li>Here are a few application that your digital camera  may be used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>illustrate steps in a procedure, to aid in writing &quot;how to&quot; paragraphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use a photo as a prompt for narrative or descriptive writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>school newspaper, class newspaper or newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>graphics for written reports and presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write letters to pen pals and others (such as reading buddies in another grade), inserting photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail class updates to parents, with attached photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write a class novel with live-action photos as illustrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABC alphabet book [use real objects to enhance letter sound correspondence] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All About Us [take photos of students and let them write about themselves - this is especially good for Kindergarten!] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>take photos on field trips, to aid in writing about them later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>publicize a class play or project, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc,,…. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =en- US&brand = msnbc&vid =847ab432-7104 4889-8ac7-c9fd97f836d4 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Allan November conference material – Boston 07 </li></ul>