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Principle of Discriminability: I have demonstrated this principle throughout the PowerPoint. I have a non-distracting layout using words and colors that are easily readable because the words stand apart from the background. The orange adds some visual interest but is not overwhelming and still stands apart from both the black and white backgrounds.
Principle of Salience- I wanted to emphasize the importance of “school-aged children” on this slide, so I bolded these words. It is important because this slide demonstrates the relevance and abundance of children using technology. I also have some of the percentages in orange to draw attention to the somewhat staggering numbers.
Principle of Capacity Limitations: I addressed Principle 8 in this slide as I have the information laid out in two sections but made sure not to list more than 4 ideas in each, sticking to the rule of four.
Principle of Compatibility: I addressed principle 6 here because the pictures go right along with the bulleted words. Everything is also read from left to right and the pictures sit to the left of the words. The author also emphasizes “no” to contrived, multiple choice tests so I have added the red symbol over a picture of a scantron.
Principle of Perceptual Organization: This slide demonstrates this by chunking the information into units. The photos go directly along with the words above them.
By: Angela Minneci
The “story” of school has
gone basically unrevised
for 150 years
The new question: why
do we need school?
The skills needed to
succeed in the future job
market have changed
drastically due to
95% of 12-18 year olds go online regularly.
77% have cell phones, 76% use social
The ability to connect,
share, collaborate and
publish exists at our
School-aged children are
at the forefront of this
Options for college and future employment are undergoing
There are now hundreds of free, open online college courses
Employment is shifting- by 2020, it’s estimated that half of
all US employees will be independent/freelancers.
A recent policy paper released by the National Council of
Teachers of English states that 21st century readers and
writers need to:
- Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
- Design/share information for global communities
- Manage and analyze multiple streams of information
- Create, critique and analyze multimedia texts
Schools are falling behind in addressing these literacies
They are focused on “teaching to the test” using an
increasingly irrelevant curriculum
• Written by business men &
• Compete against other
• Learning is quantifiable
• Common Core
• Progressive thinking
• Learning: asking questions,
collaborating with others,
• Schools are nodes in a network
expanding far beyond local
Prepare kids for old-school
expectations and new-world
classrooms in light of our
traditional outcomes and
Advocate for change
Remove questions that can be
answered with a simple
Questions should inspire
critical thinking and measure
the students ability to use the
Web as well as discern good
from bad information
assessment speaks more to
what students know and can
do than contrived, multiple-
Unlearn and relearn; rethink & develop educational practices
Six places to begin:
Discover the curriculum
Talk to strangers
Be a master learner
Do real work for real audiences
Transfer the power
Blogs, videos, websites and other
digital forms can be used for
teachers to connect with other
teachers and spread the wealth of
Discover the curriculum
Students engage in inquiry, ask
complex questions, and plan their
own path to finding answers.
Teachers guide students as they
pursue their own interests.
Talk to Strangers
So much learning can be done
online from experts such as
scientists, journalists, authors,
historians and more. Students
should learn safe internet
practices, as well.
Be a Master Learner
Effectively and efficiently
maneuver through vast
quantities of information and
find what is meaningful and
relevant.Teach students to be
the skills to be lifelong learners.
Do real work for real
Authentic, real-world projects
are valuable to the student and
the community.Technology can
enhance this idea as students
create podcasts, videos and
post work online to be shared.
Transfer the Power
Teachers guide students as
they take responsibility over
their own learning and
problem- solving. Students
learn about their own interests
Learn and advocate for modern, connected learning
- A New Culture of Learning- DouglasThomas
- The Global Achievement Gap-TonyWagner
- Rethinking Education in the Age ofTechnology- Allan