Techniques for "Safe" Life Long Learning and Higher Level Thinking via Technology
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Technology has always had a lot of potential for impacting education and now we are at a point to truly take advantage of what it has to offer. This session is all about taking a closer look at how to ...

Technology has always had a lot of potential for impacting education and now we are at a point to truly take advantage of what it has to offer. This session is all about taking a closer look at how to engage kids in meaningful, safe, creative and educationally sound activities. Students are rightfully given a lot of credit for being tech savvy, but we have found that they need help with making connections with their education. Let's explore the best fundamental ways to encourage our best and brightest to use technology in a meaningful and educational manner. Don't worry, we will talk about some amazing technology, but even the least tech - savvy person will come away with a better understanding of how technology can now make an impact in educating children.

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  • My website is http://www.smeech.net and my email is scott@smeech.net.
  • Why haven’t we all woken up to technology? Has technology delivered on its potential to this point? Why or why not?
  • Perhaps we are not on the same equal playing field because we didn’t grow up with technology? Do you see anything wrong with this picture?
  • My mom took this picture … She was so worried about how to use the camera, she didn’t think about how to take a good picture!
  • This thought process is narrow minded … While the message that our students are different based upon this new environment is important, please don’t confuse this message with students using technology as part of the educational process well!
  • Kids are not scared of technology like adults tend to be. One can argue that Kids have an affinity for technology, but do they use it well?
  • Do we give kids too much credit and adults not enough?
  • Because kids use technology often, does that really mean they use it well? Do they use it as part of the learning process well? How can we transform technology in their lives tobe meaningful educational experiences?
  • Do we need to widen our view on what it means to use technology as part of the educational process? Do we need to broaden our view of students and their use of technology?
  • The Discussion on Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives is way out of whack! Let’s gain a better perspective. Just because students have an affinity for technology doesn’t mean they use technology well for their education?
  • Does it matter if kids don’t use technology well as part of the learning process?
  • Here is our Agenda! Here are my main points!
  • Here is where I tell a story about students riding the train and my experience riding the train. What’s important? Where do people find the time?
  • What’s important? Where do people find the time?
  • Where can we begin? It begins with our children themselves!
  • What ever your child is interested in, ask them to start creating as much as they are consuming. Ask them to move beyond consuming media and create media! Talk about Constructivist theorists …
  • What does it mean to take kids to higher level thinking?
  • Here is “Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy”that was created by Andrew Churches. The elements colored in black are recognized and existing verbs, Elements colored in blue are new digital verbs. Let’s talk about what it means to do higher level thinking in the new digital age.
  • What is digital citizenship?
  • Would you give your child a train ticket to anywhere in the world without a set destination and supervision?

Techniques for "Safe" Life Long Learning and Higher Level Thinking via Technology Techniques for "Safe" Life Long Learning and Higher Level Thinking via Technology Presentation Transcript

  • Techniques and Thoughtson Life Long Learning and Higher Level Thinking via Technology
    Scott Meech - SMeech.net
  • Why haven’t we all woken up to technology?
  • A digital native is a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born, and hence has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3s.
    - Wikipedia 7/24/2009 @ 5:30 AM
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  • What’s the Point?
    Have Kids Create…
    Talk about Digital Citizenship…
    Focus on Life-long Learning Skills …
    Let’s not depend on the schools to do it all!
  • Have Kids Create …
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/katherineofchicago/3635194725/
  • http://www.techlearning.com/article/8670 and http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy
  • http://www.techlearning.com/article/8670 and http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy
  • Talk to Kids about
    Digital Citizenship
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/katherineofchicago/3635194725/
  • Creative Commons License
  • http://flickr.com/photos/joits/196614557/
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  • Focus on Life-long Learning Skills …
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/11050044@N04/2475572569/
  • Let’s not depend on the schools to do it all!
  • Library Programs
  • Homeschool Resources
  • SIT Conference
    February 20, 2010
    Hinsdale Central High School
    http://www.sitconference.org/