Academic Performance• Maine – After 5 years: Little effect – Writing up 3.4 points out of 80 points• Michigan – 4 higher, 3 lower, 1 no difference• Texas – Math slightly higher – Reading the same – Writing slightly lower.
It Depends Upon . . .• Hardware• Administrative Leadership• Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs• Digital Pedagogy• Professional Development
Peru$225 Million850,000 laptopsOLPC - 15 months10 yr olds@ grade level• 13% in math• 30% in literacy
It’s NOT Technology . . .Flickr.com/soopahgrover ≠ Flickr.com/jsim93
Laptops are . . .Cognitive Tools Engagers droberton.wordpress.comThesituationist.wordpress.com
Administrative Leadership• Shares a vision• Provides distributed leadership• Models technology use• Provides necessary guidance• Understands how tech supports best practices in instruction/assessment• Voracious Learner
Teachers’ Attitudes and BeliefsDo they believe that:• Students can complete complex tasks• Tech is a tool with many applications• There is high quality info on the Web• Students will use tech appropriately• It’s OK for students to know more than the teacher
Teachers• Control HOW/WHEN tech is used.• Adapt materials to incorporate 1:1• Emphasize Project- Based Learning
It’s About Changing the DNA Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools
Digital Pedagogy?• Teaching-Learning approach in which digital technologies promote learning.• Engages learners in a technology-rich learning environment,• Ensures curriculum relevance• Uses strategies that encourage a quality educational experience. National Digital Learning Resources Network
Remember . . .We must teach our students for their tomorrows, NOT our yesterdays.
Universal Constructs• Critical Thinking• Complex Communication• Creativity• Collaborative• Flexibility and Adaptability• Productivity and Accountability
Meaningful Learning Environments• Active – Actively engaged in using tech as a tool• Collaborative – Use tech to collaborate with others• Constructive – Use tech to connect new info w/prior knowledge• Authentic – Use tech to link learning to real world• Goal Directed – Use tech to set goals, plan activities, monitor progress Jonassen, Howland, Moore, &Marra, 2003
Levels of Technology Integration• Entry – Delivers Curriculum - PowerPoint• Adoption – Directs students in procedural tech tool use• Adaptation – Facilitates students exploring tech tool use• Infusion – Teach provides context, students select tools• Transformation – Tech tools used for HOTS. Achieve new things Apple Classroom of Tomorrow
Professional Development• Change doesn’t happen without PD – Teachers, Principals, Administrators, EVERYONE• Ongoing learning environment for educators• Sharing ideas/practices/resources• Maintaining a Personal Learning Network (PLN) – Social Media• Professional Learning Communities• Teach how to teach with technology• ISTE NETS for Teachers and Technology Coaches
Success in Classes because… “Differentiated in genuine ways for all students, with teachers who gather and mine just-in-time data. Further, teachers, students, and parents use technology every day to collaborate about what to do next in their collective pursuit of learning.”Weston & Bain 2010
It’s a Changing Learning Environment…“Each student andteacher wouldstruggle to see therelevance of such aquestion, becausecomputers havebecome integrated inwhat they do.” (Weston & Bain 2010)
The Power of a 1-1 initiativedepends on how to empowerstudents for the 21 stcenturylearning.
Fear to Facebook Matt Levinson Assistant Head Nueva School Hillsborough, California