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Educational Technology: Without Why, How Is Irrelevant

  1. 1. Educational Technology: Without Why, How Is Irrelevant T.E.L.L. Conference 2010 Brent Coley 5th Grade Teacher & Instructional Technology Leader Tovashal Elementary School Murrieta Valley Unified School District www.mrcoley.com bcoley@murrieta.k12.ca.us iPad photo courtesy of Jared Earle – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredearle/4675262184/
  2. 2. It’s been said that everyone has a twin…
  3. 3. Is it possible to be a good teacher without infusing technology into lessons?
  4. 4. The tool should never be more important than the teacher.
  5. 5. “It’s time to use technology to rewrite the rules of education.”
  6. 6. Without why, how is irrelevant.
  7. 7. The all-important acronym… C.P.S.
  8. 8. Not Child Protective Services
  9. 9. C P S
  10. 10. Connect P S
  11. 11. Connect Prepare S
  12. 12. Connect Prepare Share
  13. 13. Connect
  14. 14. Communication = Connection
  15. 15. Classroom Website
  16. 16. Classroom Preview
  17. 17. My inspiration…
  18. 18. “What did you learn in school today?”
  19. 19. “Nothing.”
  20. 20. The Daily Blog
  21. 21. Book Blog
  22. 22. Online Grades
  23. 23. Twitter
  24. 24. According to a recent study, 74% of all 7 th-12th graders say they have at least one profile on a social networking site. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation – http://www.kff.org/entmedia/entmedia012010nr.cfm
  25. 25. Prepare
  26. 26. Imagine this scenario…
  27. 27. This is Sarah… Photo courtesy of Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellogeri/1348671074/in/photostream
  28. 28. StudyCast www.mrcoley.com/studycast
  29. 29. “I like the StudyCasts because I can listen to them on my computer while I’m doing my homework. I listened to the Puritan StudyCast five times and I got a good grade.”
  30. 30. ColeyCast www.mrcoley.com/coleycast
  31. 31. Talk about motivation!
  32. 32. Podcasting Resources Web Links Tutorial Videos www.mrcoley.com/podcasting
  33. 33. iPod Flash Cards www.mrcoley.com/flashcards
  34. 34. Math Review Videos
  35. 35. Share
  36. 36. Do you have an educational mentor?
  37. 37. Tony Vincent learninginhand.com
  38. 38. “I thought you should know that today you managed to indirectly touch the lives of 18 students here in Alabama...
  39. 39. …Late last night, I stumbled across your website and noticed your social studies flowchart for your lesson on Columbus.
  40. 40. Coincidently, this just happens to be the lesson we are on in social studies. So, I thought I would give it a shot with my kids.
  41. 41. TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY that my children ENJOYED social studies. Today was the first day my students comprehended ANYTHING having to do with social studies…
  42. 42. …I just thought you would like to know that you made a difference in the lives of 18 children today, even though we are almost a continent away.”
  43. 43. Are you a mentor?
  44. 44. Connect Prepare Share
  45. 45. Contact Information www.mrcoley.com bcoley@murrieta.k12.ca.us @brentcoley

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