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How to Leverage Technology to Enhance Student Learning

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How to Leverage Technology to Enhance Student Learning

  1. 1. How do I leverage technology to enhance gifted student learning? Presented by: Aaron Maurer www.coffeeforthebrain.com
  2. 2. 2 • This session will explore the topic of educational technology. Technology should no longer be a goal or add-on in the classroom. We will explore how to flatten your classroom walls, enhance student learning, connect with authentic audiences, and expand both student learning and teaching to move beyond the pastel prisons of today's classrooms. Overview
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  4. 4. 4 Let’s Be Very Clear Right Away….
  5. 5. KNOWMAD SOCIETY 3.0
  6. 6. TEXT Technological change is not additive; it is ecological, which means, it changes everything. Neil Postman
  7. 7. HOW SMART HAVE SMART BOARDS MADE CHILDREN?
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  12. 12. Build the culture Technology can leverage learning IF we
  13. 13. Elements of a quality learning culture • allows students to be curious • allows students to be playful • allows students to be risk takers • allows students to be persistent • allows students to share • allows students to be treated like a person
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  15. 15. 5 C’s ▸critical thinking ▸collaboration ▸communication ▸creativity ▸Common Core
  16. 16. • Tech is reserved to labs • Tech used for discrete and narrow purposes (read a text) • Tech is trying to be applied old mindsets of teaching • Tech is more of a flashy gimmick instead of infusion into culture of learning • Tech is viewed as a goal or initiative • Tech becomes is “add-on” Current Technology Problems in Schools
  17. 17. Knowledge is EVERYWHERE Teachers = Master Learners
  18. 18. Cultures of Learning With TECHNOLOGY
  19. 19. No longer acceptable to do better. We HAVE to do DIFFERENT
  20. 20. Creativity · Critical Thinking · Communication · Collaboration · Computational Thinking Real-time feedback to students Preparing students to be productive adults Increasing instructional time, decreasing administrative tasks Students seeking solutions to global issues Online learning Helping teachers work with students who miss school Staff collaboration Cultivate collaboration Beyond the paper-based classroom Meeting the needs of diverse learners Developing digital literacy Access free professional development at aka.ms/mic
  21. 21. Average number of hours spent on non- instructional tasks
  22. 22. The Top 10 time sinks Average annual number of inefficient hours by teaching activity
  23. 23. 30 How do we leverage technology?
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  25. 25. 32 Before We Talk Tech
  26. 26. 33 Flatten Your Walls
  27. 27. Global Learning
  28. 28. education.microsoft.com/skypeintheclassroom skype.com
  29. 29. Skype in the Classroom
  30. 30. Finding teachers
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  34. 34. • What makes a person more than a number? Skype With Holocaust Survivor Using SP3 http://wp.me/p4covo-1op • Taking Global Collaboration and Skype Beyond Mystery Skypes http://wp.me/p4covo- 1ny • Flattening Classroom Walls: Connecting with Cadiz, Spain using Skype http://wp.me/p4covo-1bW • Book Review: Madonnas of Leningrad and Skype with author http://wp.me/p4covo-5t • Literacy Across the World http://wp.me/p4covo-1ow • Power of #StuVoice, PLN, and Giving Students Access To The World To Make Change #bettpassion @zakmal http://wp.me/p4covo-V • Pringle Chip Challenge: Video explanations and ready for packages to arrive! http://wp.me/p4covo-9Z • 5th Grade Students Cooking Mardi Gras Food http://wp.me/p4covo-qu • 2011-2012 Wiki of Global Connections http://coffeechug.wikispaces.com/home • http://coffeechug2.wikispaces.com/home • Letters to the Editor Project Skype Examples
  35. 35. Communication
  36. 36. Let’s SWAY! A Sway for Sway sway.com/education
  37. 37. Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering Lower Order Thinking Skills Higher Order Thinking Skills
  38. 38. Features High-fidelity animations Audio-video narration Free-form inking Hyperlinks Quizzes and polls Interactive simulations Embedded web pages Embedded and linked videos Built-in screen capture
  39. 39. PowerPoint plus powerful interactive features Everything you need is in the Mix tab
  40. 40. Scenario
  41. 41. Analytics to help assess student progress and understanding
  42. 42. 55 Podcast of Student Learning
  43. 43. 56 American Revolution Debate
  44. 44. 57 Real Time Learning
  45. 45. 58 Student Work Mixed with Social Media
  46. 46. 59 StuCamp
  47. 47. Authentic Audience
  48. 48. 61 Writing with the Experts
  49. 49. 62 Another top 25 editor
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  52. 52. 65 Margo Day, VP of Microsoft Education
  53. 53. 66 Social Media to Broadcast Student Voice
  54. 54. 67 You can make it work!
  55. 55. 68 Makerspace and hands on learning
  56. 56. 69 Coffeechug Café in Core Classes
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  61. 61. 74 #makewriting
  62. 62. 75 #makewriting
  63. 63. 76 Symbolism
  64. 64. 77 Math
  65. 65. 78 Robodogs
  66. 66. Closure What is next for YOU?
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  68. 68. 81 Give students freedom to learn
  69. 69. 82 Be ready for disruption
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  71. 71. 84 Norms
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  73. 73. 86 Times are Changing
  74. 74. 87 Mix those paints!
  75. 75. 88 Question
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  77. 77. What are you doing in your classroom right now that you could hand over to your students to do themselves?
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  84. 84. 97 Ask the KIDS!!!!
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  88. 88. 101 Academic Renaissance
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  90. 90. What is one thing you learned today that you will commit to incorporating when you return back to your class? Email me aarmau@gmail.com
  91. 91. Aaron Maurer @coffeechugbooks www.coffeeforthebrain.com

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