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This presentation is the first time I've publicly shared my ClickSmart(TM pending) model of teaching technology in the classroom.

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  1. 1. Click Smart Vicki Davis Backchannel Password: coolcat
  2. 2. Pen & Publish Press 978-0-9817264-4-1 Vicki Davis 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher -
  3. 3. 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - What is WRONG with software education?
  4. 4. 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - DEPENDENCY Model
  5. 5. Why Current Software Education Doesn’t Work <ul><li>Platform Dependent (Prescriptive) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Dependent (Point & Click) </li></ul><ul><li>Script Dependent (Click this… do that…) </li></ul><ul><li>Does not require problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Creates software users who REMAIN dependant </li></ul>
  6. 6. Categories of Instruction <ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Artifact Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Online Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperlinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedding & publishing “widgets” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Reader (building a PLN) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive / 3 D Environment* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship ( ) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Types of Software Apps = Applications
  8. 8. Primary Application Characteristics “Primary App” <ul><li>Feature-rich </li></ul><ul><li>Good help files </li></ul><ul><li>The “de facto” standard (if possible) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or common characteristics w/ de facto standard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A textbook using the Primary App </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 1 <ul><li>Select the category of instruction: eg. Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Select the Primary App eg. Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Use it to teach ClickSmart™ Steps </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 2 – Teach Click Smart™ <ul><li>Menus </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbars </li></ul><ul><li>Drop Down Arrows </li></ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul><ul><li>Panes </li></ul><ul><li>Dialog Boxes </li></ul>
  11. 11. 2A – Model it on one toolbar <ul><li>Microsoft Word – look at an example </li></ul>
  12. 12. 2B - Teams <ul><li>Assign toolbars to be explored by teams </li></ul><ul><li>Teams share what they learned </li></ul>
  13. 13. Step 3 - Production <ul><li>Back to the basics textbook </li></ul><ul><li>STILL have the students do a few exercises </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step 4 – Assessment <ul><li>Give an “application” test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of an artifact using the skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some skills that WERE NOT taught (make sure that you can look it up easily in help the way you write the terms) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Step 5 - Visual Workshops in Secondary Apps & Comparisons <ul><li>5A - Visual Artifact Creation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A final artifact (polished, finished work) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select a secondary app </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask students to go in the app and create a product that looks like the visual example without coaching from you (can help each other) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5B – Comparison </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective blog post comparing the two applications </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Step 6 – Documentation Creation <ul><li>Screen Shots </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Casting </li></ul><ul><li>Using Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teach” an assigned topic using a variety of media </li></ul>
  17. 17. Final Step - End of Year efolio <ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. ClickSmart™ Cycle Overview
  19. 19. Word Processing Applications
  20. 20. Spreadsheet Applications
  21. 21. Presentation Applications
  22. 22. MultiMedia Artifact Applications
  23. 23. Online Publishing
  24. 24. Building a PLN
  25. 26. Interactive / 3 D Environment Apps
  26. 27. <ul><li>Teach students to learn how to learn!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Coach them to be independent, self-directed learners </li></ul><ul><li>Never Outdated </li></ul><ul><li>Never Obsolete! </li></ul>
  27. 28. The power of Three! Pick three
  28. 29. All of my presos <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  29. 30. Pen & Publish Press 978-0-9817264-4-1 Vicki Davis 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher -