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  1. 1. Using Technology to Foster Critical and Creative Thinking in TheClassroom<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o<br />Lisa Berg<br />Final Project<br />Ed 6117<br />Critical and<br />Creative Thinking<br />July 1, 2009<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  2. 2. Incorporating technology in the elementary classroom? <br />Can that be age appropriate?<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  3. 3. (http://images.google.com)<br />
  4. 4. Technology is great for the elementary classroom!<br />Click on this voice thread I created to hear why!<br />http://voicethread.com/share/552308/<br />http://images.google.com<br />
  5. 5. Click on the link below for a quick tutorial to make your own Voicethread to use as a link on your own web pages to facilitate on-line critical review of concepts and/or project sharing.<br />http://voicethread.com/share/409/<br />http://images.google.com<br />
  6. 6. Top 5<br />in Technology<br />Key Trends<br />
  7. 7. The Digital Divide<br />The Gap between<br />The Haves<br />& <br />The Have-nots will effect level of adaptability more.<br />Horizon Report, 2009, p. 5-6<br />http://images.google.com<br />
  8. 8. Technology is Empowering<br />Connecting to the world and giving students a public voice.<br />Horizon Report, 2009, p. 5-6<br />http://images.google.com<br />
  9. 9. Learners expect personalized content.<br />…<br />(Horizon Report, 2009, p. 5-6)<br />http://images.google.com<br />
  10. 10. “Spaces” for learning are more “community-driven” for “virtual communication and collaboration”(Horizon Report, 2009, p.6).<br />http://images.google.com<br />
  11. 11. “The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing”(Horizon Report, 2009, p.6).<br />(http://images.google.com<br />
  12. 12. “This may be the first large technological shift in history that's being driven bychildren.”(Robinson,2008)<br />
  13. 13. “Picture a bus. Your students are standing in the front; most teachers (maybe even you) are in the back, hanging on to the seat straps as the bus careens down the road under the guidance of kids who have never been taught to steer and who are figuring it out as they go.”( Richardson, 2008)<br />
  14. 14. What exactly do you mean by technology? <br />Can you give me some examples?<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  15. 15. Here are 6 technologies sure to impact education in the next 5 years!<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  16. 16. Collaborative Environments<br />Voicethread<br />Ning<br />Facebook<br />Moodle<br />Animoto<br />PageFlakes <br />My Space<br />
  17. 17. Collaboration with peers using research, critical review, creating, and presenting prepares students for a future of innovation and creativity!<br />“Along with traditional thinking skills it is now essential to add: many media, creating, making connections, approaching a subject sideways, or solving a problem from the inside out--- in other words, the kind of thinking fluent enough to come up with the innovations the future will demand" (Marcus & Monday, 2009, p. 9).<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  18. 18. Communication <br />Tools<br />Voki<br />Voicethread<br />Skype<br />Instant Messaging<br />Yack Pack<br />Blogs<br />Wiki<br />Webquests<br />Webpages<br />
  19. 19. Communication Tools may seem like trendy teen attractions but they can often be used as a way for discussing material researched and for connecting with others anywhere in the world!<br />Wikis<br /> in Plain English<br />http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  20. 20. Mobiles<br />Digital cameras<br />iphone<br />GPS<br />Cellphones with cameras<br />delicious.com<br />
  21. 21. Ya, Ya! I know! These tools seem a bit out there for use in elementary school, but soon they will be a common feature that our students will be more familiar with than us. Can you imagine how these will spark up field trips!<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  22. 22. Cloud Computing<br />Flickr<br />Slideshare<br />Google<br />Youtube<br />Blogger.com <br />Vimeo<br />
  23. 23. These tools can be helpful to school districts to provide other ways to create, display, and store student work rather than expensive application software.<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  24. 24. Smart Objects <br />Smartboard<br />Smart Response LE<br />Leapfrog<br />Siftables<br />Poken<br />
  25. 25. SMART Tools can provide valuable teaching tools for students of any age!<br />(http://images.google.com) <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PSZ0DB0Vmg<br />
  26. 26. Personal Web<br />Facebook<br />Teacherweb<br />My Space<br />Delicious.com<br />Webquests<br />Wiki<br />Webpages<br />Glogster<br />
  27. 27. You may have notice repetition in my examples. So many of these tools provide multiple benefits for school use!<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />
  28. 28. More Technology to SupportCritical and Creative Thinking<br />Pixie<br />Claymation<br />Scratch<br />Kid Pix Deluxe<br />Create-A-Graph<br />
  29. 29. Why not take a trip to a museum without leaving the classroom!<br />What!<br />No hot, crowded, crazy, noisy, headachy, bus ride?<br />http://www.tryscience.org/fieldtrips/fieldtrip_home.html<br />http://www.eduweb.com/index2.html<br />http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp<br />http://www.newseum.org/<br />http://www.si.edu/exhibitions/<br />(http://images.google.com)<br />M<br />More Museum sites at <br />www.education-world.com<br />
  30. 30. What does the Future hold?<br />Read about the latest in technology tools for tomorrow’s teachers from the Horizon Report 2009 K-12 edition. <br />http://www.newworldkids.org/downloadresources/<br />GREAT LINKS!<br />(http://images.google.com) <br />
  31. 31. The Obama Administration<br />“Technology is core and essential to the strategies we are using to reform education." Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the United States Department of Education, and Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer in the White House. (Fletcher, 2009)<br />
  32. 32. AND…<br />“Chopra said that technology in education is less about hardware and software and more about what we teach, the method in which we teach it, and professional development and support for educators.” (Fletcher, 2009) <br />
  33. 33. Why is creativity in technology important for our future?<br />Susan Marcus & Susie Monday, co- authors of New World Kids: The Parents' Guide to Creative Thinking (2009) believe “Looking at two-year-olds (or five or ten) today, it is impossible to imagine what the world will be like or what their career choices will be by the time they are grown. The scale of change, largely driven and enabled by technology, is unprecedented in human history. And it is the change itself, this reordering, this reinventing the new world that will occupy our children’s future” (2009, back cover).<br />
  34. 34. Fletcher, G. H. (2009). Obama Administration: Technology at the heart of education reform. THE Journal: Transforming Education Through Technology, 1. Retrieved June 30, 2009, from http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/06/29/obama-administration-technology-at-the-heart-of- education-reform.aspx <br />Jackson, L. (2006, August 30). Tech-ing Wisely In K-2 Classrooms. Education World, 1. Retrieved June 29, 2009, from http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech/tech195.shtml <br />Jackson, L. (2006, May 16). Sites to See: Virtual museums, Education World, 1. Retrieved June 29, 2009, from http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/sites/sites083.shtml<br />Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., and Smythe, T. (2009). The 2009 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.<br />Marcus, S., & Monday, S. (2009). New World Kids: The parents' guide to creative thinking (, pp. 1-3). New York, NY: Foundry Media. <br />Oaks, L. (2009, June). Visual Mathematics: Concepts come to life with Pixie. Creative Educator, 1-3. Retrieved from http://www.thecreativeeducator.com/v06/stories/Visual_Mathematics_03 <br />Richardson, W. (2008). Footprints in the Digital Age . Educational Leadership, 6(3), 16-19. Retrieved June 30, 2009, from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/nov08/vol66/num03/ Footprints_in_the_Digital_Age.aspx <br />