• 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 ofproduction’ Education Trends | Featured NewsJohn K. Waters—13 December 2011WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT OURDIGITAL STUDENTS?
We must develop strategies and effective practices thatwould utilise the technology, where applicable, to cater forour students and meet their needs as learners.We need to understood that todays students would expectnothing less than the technology that is readily available tothem.That we needed to adopt the notion of…Anywhere, Anytime Learning within a Mobile TechnologyContext.HOW DOES THE AFORE MENTIONED AFFECT TEACHING
When involved in team planning; we must think and focuson the following:Learning Intention - what will we learn about?Success Criteria (Evidence of learning) - what can we demonstrate to show thatour learning has been successful?Reflection - how will the students articulate their learning?Resources - what resources we need?How can we utilise, if needed, the technology to foster and assist authenticlearning?THE HOW
S A M R was created by Dr.Ruben R. Puentedura in the early90s.The model identifies usingtechnology for more definedpurposes rather than that of‘Substitution’ purposes.Allowing technology integrationto modify and redefine tasksthat set to ensure that creativity,collaboration andcommunication is heavilyfostered.THE SAMR MODEL
appsineducation.blogspot.com“Teachers needto stop saying,‘Hand it in,’ andstart saying‘Publish It,’instead”Alan NovemberTHE SAMR MODEL
We want our students to direct and personalise their own learning.When a task is set by teachers, students can be, where applicable,given the space to present their work in a way that encourages theintegration of the the SAMR Model using the technology available tothem.It must be made very clear to students that although they can presenttheir work in a number of ways that is engaging to them, the LearningIntention and Success Criteria must be met. From here, formalassessment can occur across the task.STUDENT DIRECTED LEARNING
THE FINDINGSSince our inaugural year in 2009, we have discoveredthrough data collection, assessment, and observationthe following...
That the technology can be an extremely powerful tool to supportstudent learning.
Differentiation can occur through technology integration whenstudent directed learning opportunities occur.
Online collaboration can become very powerful and meaningful.
We want our learners to not be solely consumers of information. Thatthrough their own creativity and publication, they can contribute ina powerful and meaningful way to the internet by giving back.Promote and publish.
Lastly...That the integration of technology is not difficult. That students willlead the way and do what works best for their own learning, as theyshould.