1-to-1 Computing: Curriculum for the 21st Century


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Presentation given at the University of Northern Iowa Hot Topics Webinar on April 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm CST

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1-to-1 Computing: Curriculum for the 21st Century

  1. 1. 1-to-1 Pedagogy: Curriculum for the21st Century Classroom Dr. Leigh Zeitz Dr. Ping Gao University of Northern Iowa University of Northern Iowa PingGao@ uni.edu zeitz@ uni.edu Drzreflects.com
  2. 2. Let’s tweet our comments.#UNItopics
  3. 3. Tell Us About Yourself• Profession? – teacher, administrator, st udent, parent, ????• City and State• 1-1 experience?
  4. 4. What is 1:1 Computing?
  5. 5. Where is 1:1 Computing? Research reviewed over 1,000 1:1 learning environments
  6. 6. Iowa 1:1 Computing2010 – 2011 42 Districts2011 – 2012 100 Districts2012 – 2013 140 Districts351 School Districts in Iowa
  7. 7. Why 1:1?
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Academic Engagement• Increased attendance• Fewer disciplinary referrals• Greater ownership of learning
  10. 10. How Does It Work?• Puts power in hands of the students• Provides access to digital resources• Encourages collaboration• Facilitates problem-based learning• Allows for differentiated learning
  11. 11. AreLaptops the Answer?It all Depends . . .
  12. 12. It Depends Upon . . .• Hardware• Administrative Leadership• Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs• Digital Pedagogy• Professional Development
  13. 13. Peru$225 Million850,000 laptopsOLPC - 15 months10 yr olds@ grade level• 13% in math• 30% in literacy
  14. 14. It’s NOT Technology . . .Flickr.com/soopahgrover ≠ Flickr.com/jsim93
  15. 15. Laptops are . . .Cognitive Tools Engagers droberton.wordpress.comThesituationist.wordpress.com
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Teachers• Control HOW/WHEN tech is used.• Adapt materials to incorporate 1:1• Emphasize Project- Based Learning
  19. 19. It’s About Changing the DNA Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Remember . . .We must teach our students for their tomorrows, NOT our yesterdays.
  22. 22. Universal Constructs• Critical Thinking• Complex Communication• Creativity• Collaborative• Flexibility and Adaptability• Productivity and Accountability
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Florida Tech Integration Matrix
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Content KnowledgePedagogical TechnologicalKnowledge Knowledge
  28. 28. TPACK
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. 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)
  31. 31. The Power of a 1-1 initiativedepends on how to empowerstudents for the 21 stcenturylearning.
  32. 32. Fear to Facebook Matt Levinson Assistant Head Nueva School Hillsborough, California
  33. 33. Thank You