CONTEXT: THE COLLEGEManor Lakes, Wyndham Vale, WerribeeLargest Growth Corridor in AustraliaOpened in 2009: P-7 – 450 studentsCurrently: P-10 – Approx. 1600 studentsApprox. 900 1:1 Devices –Not including iMac Devices, Primary ClassMacBooks, Shared iPad Devices in ourSupport Centres.
CONTEXT: THE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION2009 1:1 MacBook Program - Year 7 (Leased Finance Model)2010 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 7 & 8 (Leased Finance Model)2011 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 7, 8 and 9 (Leased Finance Model) 1:1 iPad Program - Year 6 (School Owned Model)2012 1:1 iPad Program - Prep (School Owned Model) 1:1 iPad Program - Year 6 and 7 (BYOD) 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 8 and 9 (Leased Finance Model) 1:1 MacBook Pro Program - Year 10 (NSSCF)
2013 1:1 PROGRAMS1:1 iPad Program - Prep (School Owned Model)1:1 iPad Program – Year 1, 6, 7, 8 (BYOD)1:1 Technology Program – Years 9 and 10 (BYOD)1:1 Laptop Program - Year 11 (NSSCF)
DEECD IPADS FOR LEARNING TRIALEXECUTIVE FINDINGS…DEECD’s 2011 iPads for Learning – In Their Hands trial investigated the capacity of iPads to: increase independent and self-initiated learning among students increase student motivation and active engagement in learning improve teachers’ capacity to plan for and meet individual student needs improve student learning outcomes extend students’ learning beyond the classroom improve parental engagement in learning and strengthen home-school links.The trial has shown that all of these outcomes can be achieved through the effective use of iPads…
HOWEVER…“…it is quality teaching and support that makes this possible, not just the device.” We know that the #1 indicator that drives student learning… …is effective teaching!For this reason we have always focused on effective pedagogy and teacher capabilities to integrate ICT to support teaching and learning.
WE KNOW THAT OUR ‘DIGITAL’ LEARNERS ARE…- More self-motivated- Better equipped to capture information- More reliant on feedback from peers- More inclined to collaborate- More orientated to being their own ‘modes of production’ Education Trends | Featured News John K. Waters—13 December 2011
WHAT DOES THAT ALL MEAN? We must develop strategies and effective practices thatwould utilise the technology, where applicable, to cater for our students and meet their needs as learners.We understood that todays students would expect nothingless than the technology that is readily available to them. That we needed to adopt the notion of… Anywhere, Anytime Learning within a Mobile Technology Context.
MOVING FORWARD PROFESSIONALLY –AS STAFF• PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TEAM (PLT)• STRUCTURED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: EXTERNAL/INTERNAL• INFORMAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING• ICT PEER COACHING: TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION, 1:1 INTEGRATION• LESSON PLAN DESIGN…
LESSON PLAN DESIGNWhen involved in team planning; we think and focus on the following: Learning intention - what will we learn about? The task - what are the tasks? What is involved? Evidence of learning - what can we demonstrate to show that our learning has been successful? Resources - what resources we need? How can we utilise, if needed, the iPad and its technology to assist the learning?
ADOPTING THE ‘SAMR’ MODEL S A M R was created by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura in the early 90s. The model identifies using technology for more defined purposes rather than that of ‘Substitution’ purposes. Allowing iPad integration to modify and redefine tasks that set to ensure that creativity, collaboration and communication is heavily fostered.
APP’S CLASSIFIED BY THE ‘SAMR’ MODEL “Teachers need to stop saying, „Hand it in,‟ and start saying „Publish It,‟ instead” Alan November appsineducation.blogspot.com
2 examples of Prep students using their technology,iPads, to articulate and reflect on their learning with in the classroom setting.
S.D.L. – STUDENT DIRECTED LEARNINGWe want our students to direct their own learning.When a task is set by teachers, students are often given the space to present their work in a way that encourages the integration of the the SAMR Model.It is made very clear to students that although they can present their work in a way is engaging to them, the Learning Intention and Success Criteria must be met. From here, formal assessment can occur across the class.
WHAT HAVE WE DISCOVERED?• The the iPad, that Mobile Technology, can be an extremely powerful tool to support student learning.• Differentiation can occur through iPad use and integration through student directed learning opportunities.• Online collaboration can become very powerful and meaningful.• We want students to become creators, publishers, narrators, experts of their own own learning with the assistance of their technology. That this is authentic learning.• We want our learners to not be solely consumers of information. That through their own creativity and publication, they can contribute in a powerful and meaningful way to the internet by giving back.• That the integration of mobile technology is not difficult. That students will lead the way and do what works best for their own learning, as they should.