“Education cannot sit in thiscustomized world as an island,embracing the Industrial Age, andexpect to survive.”McGarvey, Beatrice; Beatrice McGarvey (2010-12-19). Inevitable: MassCustomized Learning (Kindle Locations 138-139). Amazon/CreateSpace. Kindle Edition.
What do we want learningenvironments to look like?
Massachusetts Board ofElementary and Secondary Education Mission StatementIf we continue to block sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitterwhat parts of this need to be modified?The mission of the Massachusetts Board ofElementary and Secondary Education is tostrengthen the Commonwealths public educationsystem so that every student is prepared to succeedin postsecondary education, compete in the globaleconomy, and understand the rights andresponsibilities of American citizens, and in sodoing, to close all proficiency gaps.
Getting Permission To Go 1:1 Why do we need to do this? "To promote student learning through the use of mobile learning devices and social media in instruction that further prepares students to be active, constructive participants in the highly connected world in which they already live and will soon work..”From NASSP Position Statement on Using Mobile and Social Technologies inschool 2011
Getting Permission To Go 1:1 Why do we need to do this? "Just as media and technology are integrated in school and life in the twenty-ﬁrst century, skills related to media use (both critical analysis and production of media) are integrated throughout the standards.."From Common Core State Standards 2011
Getting Permission To Go 1:1 Why do we need to do this? "Students in the 21st century should have experience with and develop skills around technological tools used in the classroom and the world around them. Through this they will learn about technology and learn through technology. In addition, they must be able to select the most appropriate tools to address particular needs."From NCTEs Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment 2007
Key StepsBudgeting and long term sustainability• How do we pay for this?• When do we buy new devices?
Key StepsProfessional Development• For Staff• For Parents• For Students
Preparing StaffSustained Staff Development 49 21% Student Hours/Year Point Gain 5-14 0% Student Hours/Year Point GainNational Staff Development Council, February, 2009
PreparingStudents and Parents• Parent Technology Nights• Student Technology Integration Team
“At our most ambitious, we hoped to changethe one-directional model of attention thathas formed the twentieth-centuryclassroom.”Davidson, Cathy N. (2011-08-18). Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform theWay We Live, Work, and Learn (Kindle Locations 1275-1276).VIKING ADULT. Kindle Edition.
Useful LinksThe School That Launched 1,000 iPads (AGoogle Doc)The School That Launched 1,000 iPads e-PubGoogle Doc With Many Useful Links and FAQsBurlington Public Schools Tech Site
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