Integrating Technology Introduction


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    1. 1. Cindy Kendall Ingham Intermediate School District Mason, MI
    2. 2. Introduce yourself <ul><li>My name is ( name ) and I teach ( what, where ). I am like a ( object ) because (use your imagination ). </li></ul>
    3. 3. Are we preparing teens for this world? <ul><li>Sell to and buy from the world </li></ul><ul><li>Work for international companies </li></ul><ul><li>Work with and perhaps manage employees from other cultures and countries </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with people all over the world in joint ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Compete globally </li></ul><ul><li>Serve locally </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs … By the age of 38. </li></ul>
    4. 4. For what kind of world is schooling preparing students?
    5. 5. <ul><li>We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . . </li></ul><ul><li>In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet. </li></ul><ul><li>- David Warlick </li></ul>
    6. 6. In what world are our children living?
    7. 8. Quote – choice - history <ul><li>In a few hundred years, when the history of our time will </li></ul><ul><li>be written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that </li></ul><ul><li>the most important event historians will see is not </li></ul><ul><li>technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce. It is an </li></ul><ul><li>unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first </li></ul><ul><li>time - literally - substantial and rapidly growing numbers of </li></ul><ul><li>people have choices. For the first time, they will have to </li></ul><ul><li>manage themselves. And society is totally unprepared </li></ul><ul><li>for it. </li></ul><ul><li>-Peter Drucker </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved 11/15/08 from </li></ul>
    8. 9. In what world are our children living?
    9. 10. Literacy <ul><li>“ Literacy has always been about using the most powerful cultural tools available to make and communicate meaning. At the present, those tools happen to be multimedia tools that use video, graphics, sound, and traditional text in a hypermedia format. If we or our students don't know how to critically use these tools to their fullest meaning-constructive potential, then we—and they—are illiterate.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>-Jeff Wilhelm </li></ul>
    10. 11. Creating new content is a key to understanding. Everybody creates. So find opportunities to create with content!
    11. 12. And the theorists and research support creating meaningful content… <ul><li>Seymour Papert – Constructivism </li></ul><ul><li>George Siemens – Connectivism </li></ul><ul><li>Ivan Illich – Deschooling </li></ul><ul><li>Lev Vygotsky – Zone of Proximal Development </li></ul><ul><li>Rand Spiro – Cognitive Flexibility </li></ul>
    12. 14. Today we are going to explore ways to