Welcome Interactive Learning for the Interactive Generation Presenter: Terri Stice, Director of Instructional Technology, ADE; GCT Green River Regional Educational Cooperative
Fundamental Questions Does technology fundamentally change good instructional practice? Is good instruction just good instruction and technology just an add on? Guiding Questions
What does teaching & learning look like when
technology is being effectively used?
What are the challenges of the classroom?
How do we engage the interactive generation?
Research “Technology integration is the future of education.” “Technology has a way to get every student involved – we simply can’t overlook it.” “It’s not about the technology. It’s about the interactions we get because of the technology.”
John Medina Rule # 10 – Vision trumps all other senses
Teachers must use classroom technologies to enhance and expand student interactions with knowledge and people.
Is the technology being used “Just because it is there?” Is the technology allowing the teacher/students to do old things in old ways? Is the technology allowing the teacher/students to do old things in new ways? Is the technology creating new and different learning experiences for the students?
Be Thoughtful…. Software Selections What are the interactions it provides? (physical, social, cognitive) Is it meeting the need? (FREE) Kids touching the board/laptop does not mean you have cognitive interaction. Get away from the “Undeniable Wow” and ask why? Work to design, not to decorate lessons and resources What’s the task?
Terri Stice, Director of Instructional Technology Green River Regional Education Terri.firstname.lastname@example.org