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Teaching Today


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Research tells us that engaging in meaningful experiences helps learning “stick.” As educators, how do we provide technology rich, creative, collaborative, problem solving opportunities for our students? We are already experts in our content areas and we must add NETS to our ever-growing list of standards and teaching responsibilities. No worries, it is easier than you think! Let’s take a quick look at how the TPACK framework will help us understand our role as teachers in a growing world of technology. Then, learn how to use readily available tools and some of the Internet’s vast resources to create significant learning opportunities for your students.

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Teaching Today

  1. 1. Teaching Today<br />
  2. 2. When we were in school...<br />
  3. 3.  by:  Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D.<br />
  4. 4. Introductions<br />Tiffany Kelley<br /> &<br />Angela Christopher<br />Tipton County Schools<br />e4TN <br /> <br /> <br />
  5. 5. 40 minute agenda<br /> <br /><ul><li> Poll the audience
  6. 6. What is the current situation?
  7. 7. TPACK
  8. 8. Web 2.0 = Free & easy tools for learning!
  9. 9. Tool marathon </li></li></ul><li>Poll: What is your role in education?<br />Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
  10. 10. Poll: What do you know?<br />Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
  11. 11. Poll: What do you want to know?<br />Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
  12. 12. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. <br />- Bill Gates <br />
  13. 13. LEARNING- make it "stick" <br /> <br /><ul><li>teach them HOW to learn</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>ENGAGE them, let them engage</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>make it MEANINGFUL</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>let them be PRODUCTIVE</li></li></ul><li>How do we prepare them?<br /> <br /> We have....<br /> <br /> Content standards<br /> <br /> Standardized Tests<br /> <br /> and.... <br /> <br />Technology standards <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />We need…<br />Problem solving<br />Collaborating<br />Knowledge seeking<br />
  14. 14. Is it just us, <br />or has teaching become increasingly complicated?<br />
  15. 15. Is there an APP for that?<br />
  16. 16. TPACK<br />Total PACKage<br /> <br />Content <br />= what we teach<br />Pedagogy <br />= how we teach<br />Technology <br />= how to use technology to achieve goals<br /> <br /> <br />
  17. 17. Vision of a K-12 Student<br />Do your students learn in a relevant, real world, 21st century environment?<br />We are preparing our children for jobs that do not exist today.<br />Students are digital creators & explorers outside of school but<br />POWER DOWN when they come to school. <br />
  18. 18. Many tools…<br />
  19. 19. We NEED Life-Long Learners<br />Where do we start?<br />
  20. 20. small<br />You do not have to be an expert. <br />YOUR students become the experts!<br />
  21. 21. WEB 2.0<br />Start with a few tools<br />It isn’t about teaching<br />It is about learning to<br />Collaborate<br />Experiment<br />Create<br />LEARN<br />
  22. 22. Shared knowledge<br />Wikis- Coast to Coast<br />Blogs –Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog<br />Social Networks- ArtEd 2.0<br />
  23. 23. Maps <br />Google Earth – Memphis <br />Mapwing – Coral Reefs<br />Nike+ - Physical Education<br />
  24. 24. Digital Stories<br />VoiceThread – Math Strategies<br />Prezi – Landslides<br />Animoto – Stockmarket<br />
  25. 25. Other Tools <br />Wordle<br />Voki<br />Google Docs<br />Diigo and Delicious<br />
  26. 26. Thank you!<br />Find these links & more at<br /><br />