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PDS Technology Integration

  1. 1. Integrating Technology into the 21 c Classroom Doug Adams ALTEC [email_address]
  2. 2. PowerPoint Slides <ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Millennial Generation <ul><li>“ Millennials” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Digital Natives” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thumb Tribe” </li></ul>“ Kids say e-mail is, like, sooooo dead.” – CNET News , July 18, 2007
  4. 5. The Millennial Generation <ul><li>“ Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Prensky </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Attitudes in the Millennial School “ I have to ‘ power down ’ when I go to school.” “ When I am really busy, I hate going to school because I can’t do any work there.”
  6. 7. Characteristics of Digital Natives <ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Non-linear thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquity </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations of Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Individualization </li></ul><ul><li>Risk-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Information sifting </li></ul>
  7. 8. Brain Research <ul><li>The brain developed to solve problems related to surviving in an unstable outdoor environment that occur in near constant motion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Medina, Brain Rules </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Brain Research <ul><li>If you wanted to create an educational environment that is directly opposed to the way the brain is good at doing, you would probably design something like the modern classroom . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Medina, Brain Rules </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. 21 st Century Skills
  10. 11. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Core Subjects and 21 st Century Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Awareness and Civic Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic and Business Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning and Innovation Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking and Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Information Media and Technology Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and Media Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and Technology Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Life and Career Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility and Adaptability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative, Productivity, and Self-direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership, Accountability and Responsibility </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Visual Ranking and 21 st C Skills <ul><li>Intel’s Education Page </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /education/tools </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Ranking Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Click Student Log-In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team ID </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Password </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Visual Ranking and 21 st C Skills <ul><li>In groups, sort the list from most important (top) to least important (bottom) </li></ul><ul><li>For the top three items , double click and explain why you ranked them as most important </li></ul><ul><li>For the bottom two items , double click and explain why you ranked them as least important </li></ul>
  14. 15. Why is it important to encourage higher-order, complex thinking?
  15. 16. Complex Thinking Strategies <ul><li>Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Directed Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Thinking </li></ul>
  16. 17. Technology and Complex Thinking <ul><li>Intel Thinking Tools http:// /education/tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Ranking : Assign ranking to a list; and then debate differences, reach consensus, and organize ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing Reason : Investigate relationships in complex systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing Evidence : Construct well-reasoned arguments that are supported by evidence, using a visual framework </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Students retain… 90% of what they learn when they teach someone else 5% of what they’ve learned from a lecture 10% of what they’ve learned from reading 20% of what they’ve learned from audio-visual presentation 30% of what they learn from a demonstration 50% of what they learn when engaged in a discussion 75% of what they learn by doing Source: NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science
  18. 19. Project-Based Learning (PBL) <ul><li>“ I hear and I forget. </li></ul><ul><li>I see and I remember. </li></ul><ul><li>I do and I understand . ” </li></ul><ul><li>-- (Confucius) </li></ul>
  19. 20. Why Projects? <ul><li>To learn collaboration, work in teams . </li></ul><ul><li>To learn critical thinking, take on problems . </li></ul><ul><li>To learn oral communication, present . </li></ul><ul><li>To learn written communication, write . </li></ul><ul><li>To learn technology, use technology . </li></ul><ul><li>To develop citizenship, take on civic issues . </li></ul><ul><li>To learn about careers, do internships . </li></ul><ul><li>To learn content, do all of the above . </li></ul>
  20. 21. Project-Based Learning Resources <ul><li>Buck Institute for Education (BIE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edutopia </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Collaboration and Technology
  22. 23. Collaborating with Google Docs <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Authentic Activities in the Classroom <ul><li>Building engagement through real world connections </li></ul><ul><li>Student ownership increases motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 provides hundreds of ways to demonstrate understanding </li></ul>
  24. 25. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Users of the Web create information and have control over it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis, YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Web becomes truly interactive as different sites link data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mashups - Flickr , Google Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregators/Portals – IM, Twitter, RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking, “Folksonomies” </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. Engaged Learning <ul><li>Connect students to the world </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students to each other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. Authentic Learning with Web 2.0 <ul><li>Workshop presented by blogger Alan Levine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outline a story idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find some media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick a tool to build the story </li></ul></ul><ul><li>50 Ways to Tell the Dominoe Story </li></ul>
  27. 28. Google Earth <ul><li>Explore geographic locations both on Earth and in space. </li></ul><ul><li>View geography and buildings in 3D </li></ul><ul><li>View community content </li></ul><ul><li>Create interactive projects which include, images, text, video and sound. </li></ul>
  28. 29. Google Earth
  29. 30. Google Lit Trips <ul><li>Use multimedia and Google Earth to take users on tours of places in literature. </li></ul><ul><li>Download a .KMZ file and open in Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  30. 31. Primary Source Material <ul><li>Engage Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tie to prior knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it personal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote Inquiry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make speculations (creator, purpose, audience) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare to other primary and secondary sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about other places to find primary sources </li></ul></ul>
  31. 32. Primary Source Example <ul><li>Library of Congress ( http:// ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Memory Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Digital Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thomas – Legislation Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veteran’s history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Resources </li></ul></ul>
  32. 33. More Primary Sources <ul><li>Similar resources exist at many high-level government sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geology & Geography ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space and Physics ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oceanography & Meteorology ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Medicine ( & ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smithsonian Museums ( http:// ) </li></ul></ul>
  33. 34. Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Doug Adams </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>