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Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment
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Research-based Technology Literacy Assessment

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This is a slideshow for the National Computers in Education Conference NECC 2008 about student-centered, authentic technology literacy.

This is a slideshow for the National Computers in Education Conference NECC 2008 about student-centered, authentic technology literacy.

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    • 1. Research-based Technology Literacy Sylvia Martinez President, Generation YES Youth & Educators Succeeding www.genyes.com
    • 2. Generation YES Youth and Educators Succeeding <ul><ul><ul><li>GenYES – Students teach teachers about technology & provide tech support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TechYES - Student technology literacy certification through peer mentoring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TechYES Science - Student technology literacy through science projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Empower students by including them in the process of improving education </li></ul><ul><li>Create project-based experiences that change student's lives </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student leadership in school and community </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the use of technology in the school as a whole </li></ul><ul><li>Research validation of the positive impact of student empowerment and inclusion </li></ul>
    • 3. Technology Literacy Is Part of Technology Integration <ul><li>Technology integration is hard </li></ul><ul><li>10 years of research shows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teachers need more structured, predictable help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>replicable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not reliant on one person </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We make it easier with research-based materials, resources and support systems </li></ul>
    • 4. TechYES - Student Technology Literacy Certification <ul><li>Designed for grades 6-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based, constructivist </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible for varied schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Develops 21st century skills </li></ul><ul><li>Builds sustainability through peer mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Local control, national certification </li></ul><ul><li>Student materials lead students through process </li></ul><ul><li>NEW - TechYES Science. Technology literacy through science projects </li></ul>
    • 5. TechYES Goals <ul><li>Assist schools in meeting the NCLB goal of ensuring every 8th grader is technology literate </li></ul><ul><li>Link the required projects to school curriculum and the community </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a vehicle for students to take responsibility for their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provide leadership and mentoring opportunities for students </li></ul><ul><li>Close the digital divide </li></ul>
    • 6. Logistics <ul><li>Students are required to do two projects that meet criteria correlated to ISTE NETS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather -- Organize -- Construct -- Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 stage evaluation - self, peer mentor, advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects can be personal, for a class, or community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peer mentors and students meet to tutor and evaluate in class, before/after school or lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor monitors tutoring and evaluation sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Peer mentors meet for training and group activities </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors upload names for certificates </li></ul>
    • 7. Peer Mentors <ul><li>Key to student ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Allows more varied projects, languages, technology </li></ul><ul><li>Relieves advisor/teacher of overwhelming evaluation duties </li></ul><ul><li>Provides student leadership opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>TechYES Peer Mentor Training Guides and training plan included </li></ul>
    • 8. <ul><li>Verizon funded - 45 middle schools, 10,000 students participating. Study targeted underserved Hispanic and Asian populations in Calif. Central Valley. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools implemented TechYES with from 20 - 300 7th graders </li></ul><ul><li>One advisor and 5 peer mentors were trained in a half-day workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>A few after-school programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Some in a tech elective class. Most schools do not have a required tech class. </li></ul><ul><li>Largest school had all 7th grade social studies classes participate with a peer mentor assigned to each class. </li></ul>Case Study - CA Technology Literacy Project
    • 9. Student Technology Skill Levels Knows well or expert (according to TechYES Advisors) Software Hardware Network Net Safety Web Eval.
    • 10. Tech Skills Tutoring Evaluating Leadership Peer Mentors Skills Knows well or expert (according to TechYES Advisors)
    • 11. <ul><li>Advisors reported gains in their own confidence and ability to teach in a constructive, collaborative way </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforces best practices for technology </li></ul><ul><li>Gives teachers a flexible structure to work within </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the project process </li></ul><ul><li>Supports use of existing technology INTEGRATED into life and school </li></ul><ul><li>Independent evaluation at www.geny.org/verizon </li></ul>Case Study - CA Technology Literacy Project
    • 12. You May Ask... <ul><li>Where is the skill checklist? </li></ul><ul><li>If everyone is doing something different, how do we know what they know? </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t give them all the same test, how do we know what they know? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have time for all this authentic assessment? </li></ul><ul><li>The state wants numbers </li></ul>?
    • 13. The Trouble with Checklists and Tests <ul><li>Immediately out of date </li></ul><ul><li>Never enough, yet drive student work to lowest common denominator </li></ul><ul><li>Tied to applications </li></ul><ul><li>Checklists drive the assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>multiple-choice tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prescribed projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The people who make these lists don’t know your kids, your context, your culture, your community </li></ul><ul><li>Tests signal the end of learning </li></ul>
    • 14. Automated “Performance-based” Assessment <ul><ul><ul><li>Not an authentic use of technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fake environments </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Office, office and more office </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is only a test - where do students learn? What happens when students don’t pass? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not integrated into everyday life and schoolwork </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No real feedback to student when they need it </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skills do not transfer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    • 15. Authentic Assessment <ul><li>Deep and rich research-base </li></ul><ul><li>Allows more complex projects and supports the project process </li></ul><ul><li>Allows wider range of projects, languages, abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Tied to 21st century skills </li></ul><ul><li>New ISTE NETS standards includes creativity. Can you test for creativity? </li></ul><ul><li>If you need numbers, review sample projects and score them </li></ul>
    • 16. More Than Tech Literacy - A Base to Build On <ul><li>Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelists </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Students - 92% of school population </li></ul><ul><li>What did you DO today? </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway to parents and those who pay the bills </li></ul><ul><li>Positive messages about kids </li></ul><ul><li>Fend off steady diet of media hype, scare tactics and misinformation </li></ul>
    • 17. Research-based Technology Literacy Certification <ul><li>Should support your vision of technology literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into the rest of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Students must show literacy on real, existing technology that they actually have access to in real life </li></ul><ul><li>Must TEACH, not just test. There is no such thing as “just assessment.” </li></ul><ul><li>Should lead to deeper experiences and opportunities for students </li></ul>
    • 18. Contact Information <ul><li>Sylvia Martinez </li></ul><ul><li>www.genyes.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>TechYES Student Portal </li></ul><ul><li>www.techyes.net </li></ul>

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