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    1. 1. Learning for the 21st Century Making the Case for Tech Integration in Schools by Susan Ferdon for EDTECH 541
    2. 2. 21st Century Learning Video Introduction
    3. 3. Technology Integration ... provides effective tools for learning. is compatible with accepted learning theories. supports both directed instruction and inquiry-based learning. facilitates differentiation of instruction. helps provide students with necessary 21st century skills.
    4. 4. Tools to Facilitate Learning Gone are the days that books provided the sole foundation for learning in the classroom. Harnessing the power of technology provides students with knowledge and skills needed for future success. image source: (Creative Commons attribution only)
    5. 5. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning’s Framework includes technology among its four elements related to student outcomes. image source: “While the graphic represents each element distinctly for descriptive purposes, the Partnership views all the components as fully interconnected in the process of 21st century teaching and learning.” (Partnership for 21st Century Learning:
    6. 6. Technology use for communication and collaboration provides rich educational opportunities not possible with traditional instruction alone. “Reading Our Wiki” source: (attribution, no derivs, non-commercial) “When used appropriately, computer technology in classrooms stimulates increased teacher/student interaction, and encourages cooperative learning, collaboration, problem solving, and student inquiries.” (Stratham & Torrell, 1996, p. 42)
    7. 7. Putting Theory Into Practice Objectivist Theories ~ Direct Instruction Behaviorism, Information Processing, Cognitive - Behavioral, and Systems Approach. Integration Strategies: Systematic use supports learning of clearly defined objectives, address deficits, promote automaticity, support self-paced instruction and review. Examples: Drill and practice, tutorials, integrated learning systems. (Roblyer & Doering, 2010)
    8. 8. image source: (attribution only) Studies show that educational use of technology has a positive effect on student achievement, specifically relating to basic skills, higher order thinking, special learners, and student motivation. (Schacter, 1999)
    9. 9. Learning Theory Constructivist ~ Inquiry-Based Learning Social Activism, Scaffolding Theory, Child Development, Discovery Learning, and Multiple Intelligences. Integration Strategies: Real-world connections, opportunities for exploration, foster collaboration, cooperation, problem solving, and multi-modal learning. Examples: Multimedia products, simulations, video-based scenarios, collaborative research, projects and products. (Roblyer & Doering, 2010)
    10. 10. “Like training wheels, computer scaffolding enables learners to do more advanced activities and to engage in more advanced thinking and problem solving than they could without such help.” (Bransford et al., 2000, p. 214) image source: (attribution, no derivs, non-commercial)
    11. 11. “When used appropriately, computer technology in classrooms stimulates increased teacher/student interaction, and encourages cooperative learning, collaboration, problem solving, and student inquiries.” (Stratham & Torrell, 1996, p. 42) image source: (attribution, no derivs, non-commercial)
    12. 12. Differentiated Instruction Technology helps to meet needs of all learners: Accessibility - Screen readers, speech-to-text software, alternate text, keyboard input, transcripts and captioning. Aid in differentiation of content, process, and product. (Carol Tomlinson) “Technology allows teachers to differentiate instruction more efficiently by providing a wider variety of avenues for learning that reach students of divergent readiness levels, interests, and learning styles.” (Stratham & Torrell, 1996, p. 42)
    13. 13. Technology helps to meet needs of all learners: Multimodal Learning - Reduction of cognitive load and dual coding (Multimedia Theory) positively impact student learning. image source: (attribution, no derivs, non-commercial) “When the average student is engaged in higher-order thinking using multimedia in interactive situations, on average, their percentage ranking on higher-order or transfer skills increases by 32 percentile points over what that student would have accomplished with traditional learning.” (Metiri, 2008, p. 14)
    14. 14. Optimal Conditions TPACK: Teachers’ technological, pedagogical and content knowledge provides the framework for effective technology integration. "Teachers need to develop fluency and cognitive flexibility not just in each of these key domains … but also in the manners in which these domains interrelate, so that they can effect maximally successful, differentiated, contextually sensitive learning." (Harris et al., 2009, p. 402)
    15. 15. Optimal Conditions Technology is an integral "We cannot prepare part of instruction, not an students with the skills they “event.” need without making comprehensive use of technology throughout every aspect of education, just as other industry sectors have been doing for years. Technology has a fundamental role to play in creating a 21st century education system." (SETDA, 2007) image source: (attribution, no derivs, non-commercial)
    16. 16. References: Bransford, J. D., Brown, A.L., Cocking, R.R., (eds.). (2000). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school: Expanded edition. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Retrieved from: http:// Harris, J., Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. (2009). Teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge and learning activity types: Curriculum-based technology integration reframed. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 41(4), 393-416. Partnership for 21st Century Learning: option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=120 Metiri Group (commissioned by Cisco Systems). (2008). Multi-modal learning through media: What the research says. Retrieved from Roblyer, M.D. & Doering, A.H. (2010). Integrating technology into teaching (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Schacter, J. (1999). The impact of educational technology on student achievement: What the most current research has to say. Santa Monica: Milken Family Foundation. Retrieved from State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA). (2007). Maximizing the impact: The pivotal role of technology in a 21st century education system. Retrieved from: maximizingimpactreport Stratham, D. S., & Torell, C. R. (1996). Computers in the classroom: The impact of technology on student learning. Boise, ID: Army Research Institute, Boise State University. Retrieved from htmlpublications/spotlights/200/spot206.htm
    17. 17. Audio courtesy of Internet Archives Community Audio Artist: Salvador Guirada Title: Tema 10 cd Solo en Casa