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  • The Future of Technology in Education
    Picture from The Power of the Internet for Learning
    What’s on the Horizon for K – 12
    by
    Tara Humber
    Picture from The Power of the Internet for Learning
  • Introduction
    In order to maintain the interest and focus of our students, we need to keep current with technology, sharing information with them in a form that captures their attention while meeting the needs of the curriculum and beyond.
    Technology improves
    performance and should “infuse
    the DI classroom” 1
  • Introduction
    The Future of Software
    2008 Horizon Report 2
    grassroots video
    collaboration webs
    collective intelligence
    Collaborative data warehouse
  • Introduction
    The Future of Hardware
    Smart tools
    Smart boards - interactive whiteboards with pads for students
    Bamboo tablets
    Virtual reality game systems
    Smart objects such as Siftables
    Picture from http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Products/SMART+Table/SMARTTableVideoss
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Hardware
    Smart board - interactive whiteboards
    ICLT project
    Visual, kinesthetic and auditory learners
    Differentiated classroom
    Interactive lessons
    Support
    Picture from: http://www2.smarttech.com
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Online lessons:
    http://exchange.smarttech.com/
    http://www.wsd1.org/southd/SMART_Board/
    http://portal.nearnorthschools.ca/ET/SmartBoard/Lists/Shared%20SMART%20Board%20Resources/Whats%20New.aspx
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Hardware
    • Smart Table
    Video on TeacherTube
    Interactive learning center for the primary classroom
    Multi-point
    Inherent
    Easy to use
    Picture from http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Products/SMART+Table/SMARTTableVideoss
  • Technology Tomorrow
    • Smart Table
    Download applications and activities from smarttech.com
    Social Studies, Language Arts, Art, Science, Math, Geography related
    New downloads added on an ongoing basis
    Picture from: http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Products/SMART+Table/default.htm
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Hardware
    Bamboo Tablets
    Touch sensitive
    Uses: art, picture editing for projects, technology, writing, printing
    Comes with software
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Hardware
    Siftables
    David Merril
    Video Demonstration:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merrill_demos_siftables_the_smart_blocks.html
    Interactive cubes
    Programmable for art, math, language…
    TED conference 2009
    http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merrill_demos_siftables_the_smart_blocks.html
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Hardware
    Virtual Reality Learning Systems
    “Sensory immersion…presents abstract, symbolic data in tangible form” 3
    Specialized clothing
    Wii game system
    Learning simulations
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Software
    Grassroots Video
    2008 Horizon Report
    Available on cell phones, cameras, web cams
    Data mash-ups
    “Information in the way the mind assimilates it”4
    Horizon system
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Software
    Collaboration Webs and Collective Intelligence
    NING and Wikipedia
    NING in education - presentation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGxyoVci_kY
    Wikipedia is the largest virtual community to date
    lifelong learners and become “creative, adaptable risk-takers”5
    “de-skilling of the teacher”6
    facilitated by the teacher for authentic learning
  • Technology Tomorrow
    Software
    Data Warehouse
    “data smog” – an explosion of information7
    Information architecture
    Store and organize information
    expert system web crawler that will collect and categorize useful sites
    “Semantic Web”8
  • Teacher Awareness
    Opportunities
    Awareness
    Training
    Collaboration
    “will take a critical mass of educators…to transcend isolation and join in collaborative professional growth.” 9
    Accessibility
    Updates
    Picture from The Power of the Internet for Learning
  • Conclusion
    We must
    Keep up with the interests and needs of our students
    See the value of new technology
    Know how to use it to their benefit
    Make learning a hands-on, authentic, interesting and enjoyable experience
    Look toward up and coming technological innovations
  • Conclusion
    We must
    Have a few technologically advanced educators, administrators and policy makers that can recognize the importance of technology.
    Grants and donations
    Be university trained and provided professional development
    Have an archived set of software and informational tools that is education based and easy to navigate, such as think.com and Wikipedia
  • Footnotes
    1 Smith, G. E. and S. Throne. (2007). Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms. ISTE. USA. Retrieved from: http://www.iste.org/source/orders/excerpts/diffk5.pdf
    2 Gonic, L., L. Johnson, D. G. Oblinger, B. Alexander, I. Brown, M. Brown,… G. Campbell. (2008). 2008 Horizon Report. New Media Consortium. Stanford. CA. USA.
    3 Dede, C. (1996). The Evolution of Learning Devices: Smart Objects, Information Infrastructures, and Shared Synthetic Environments. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA. Retrieved from
    4 U. S. Congress. Office of Technology. (1995). Education and Technology: Future Visions. Washington. D.C. U. S. Government Printing Office.
    5 Rugayah, H. and H. Hashim. (July, 2005). COMPUTERS: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PARADOX?The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – TOJET. 4(3).
  • Footnotes
    6 Feenberg, A. (Summer, 1999) Wither Educational Technology?  Peer Review. 1(4).
    7 Kerry, B., P.S. Abraham, G. Bailey, R. W. Brown, M. B. Enzi, J. Gage, D. R. King, Et. al. (2000). The Power of Learning: Moving from promise to practice. Web Based Education Commission. Washington. D.C.
    8 Stutt, A. And E. Motta (2004). Semantic Learning Webs. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. Knowledge Media Institute. Retrieved from http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/2004/10
     
    9 Serim, F. (1996).Building Virtual Communities for Professional Development.The Future of Networking Technologies for Learning. Retrieved from http://www.ed.gov/Technology/Futures/serim.html.
  • References
    Davidson, C. N. and D. T. Goldberg. (2009). Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age. London, England. The MIT Press.
    Dede, C. (1996). The Evolution of Learning Devices: Smart Objects, Information Infrastructures, and Shared Synthetic Environments. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA. Retrieved from
    Feenberg, A. (Summer, 1999) Wither Educational Technology?  Peer Review. 1(4).
    Gilbert, C. (2008). Writing Improvements through the Whiteboard. Retrieved online September 5, 2009 from: http://smarterkids.org/research/pdf/SKFResearchCarrieGilbert.pdf.
    Gonic, L., L. Johnson, D. G. Oblinger, B. Alexander, I. Brown, M. Brown,… G. Campbell.(2008). 2008 Horizon Report. New Media Consortium. Stanford. CA. USA.
    Hall, T. (2002). Differentiated instruction. Wakefield, MA: National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum. Retrieved online September 5, 2009 from http://www.cast.org/publications/ncac/ncac_diffinstruc.html
  • References
    Kerry, B., P.S. Abraham, G. Bailey, R. W. Brown, M. B. Enzi, J. Gage, D. R. King, Et. al. (2000). The Power of Learning: Moving from promise to practice. Web Based Education Commission. Washington. D.C.
    Merril, D. (2009). TED Ideas Worth Spreading: Siftables. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/speakers/david_merrill.html.
    Morrison, B. and P. Kirby. (2008) Applying SMART Board Technology in Elementary School Classrooms: Investigation of a School-Wide Initiative. Retrieved online September 5, 2009 from: http://education.smarttech.com/NR/rdonlyres/C190B4DF-E412-427A-B7BD-720DB3F4566F/0/UNBReseachReportSept08.pdf.
    Rugayah, H. and H. Hashim. (July, 2005). COMPUTERS: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PARADOX?The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – TOJET. 4(3).
    Scott, P. (2004). Will Technology Enhanced Learning ever deliver ‘genuine’ innovation? Knowledge Media Institute.
    Serim, F. (1996).Building Virtual Communities for Professional Development.The Future of Networking Technologies for Learning. Retrieved from http://www.ed.gov/Technology/Futures/serim.html.
  • References
    Smart Technologies UCL. Educators Resources. Smart. Retrieved from http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/SMART+Table+applications+and+activities/SMART+Table+activities.htm
    Smith, G. E. and S. Throne. (2007). Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms. ISTE. USA. Retrieved from: http://www.iste.org/source/orders/excerpts/diffk5.pdf
     
    Stutt, A. And E. Motta (2004). Semantic Learning Webs. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. Knowledge Media Institute. Retrieved from http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/2004/10
     
    TED Conferences. (2009).TED Ideas Worth Spreading. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/speakers/david_merrill.html.
    U. S. Congress. Office of Technology. (1995). Education and Technology: Future Visions. Washington. D.C. U. S. Government Printing Office.