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Technology and k12vw

  1. 1. Using Technology in K-12 Instruction<br />Now or, nearly now?<br />
  2. 2. What is now?<br />Learning today is larger based upon a 19th century industrial society model<br />Pre-computer and digital age<br />Learning constructs based upon traditional pedagogy<br />Teachers teach in a classroom<br />Learners learn and collaborate in a structured, mentored environment<br />Video captured from YouTube<br />Education Today and Tomorrow<br />Created by Tom Woodward of Henrico County schools in Virginia.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE&feature=related<br />
  3. 3. What is “nearly now”?<br />Video from YouTube<br />Learn to Change, Change to Learn<br />PearsonFdtn ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHiby3m_RyM&feature=related<br />
  4. 4. What is “technology” anyway?<br />Technology is a term referring to whatever can be said at any particular historical period, concerning the state of the art in the whole general field of practical know-how and tool use. <br />It therefore encompasses all that can be said about arts, crafts, professions, applied sciences, and skills. By extension it can also refer to any systems or methods of organization which enable such technologies, any field of study which concerns them, or any products which result. <br />The etymology of the word technology still reflects the modern meaning, coming from the Greek technología an 'art', 'skill' or 'craft’, the study of something, or the branch of knowledge of a discipline.<br />The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include "construction technology", "medical technology", or "state-of-the-art technology". (Wikipedia 2010)<br />
  5. 5. But there are computers in the classroom…<br />Computers have been part of the classroom for nearly 3 decades, beginning with Apple’s school programs in the 80’s<br />Technology is part of every school’s curriculum in the US.<br />Example: the Sylvan Rodriguez Elementary School, the source for the background photo in this presentation<br />
  6. 6. So, what is the problem?<br />Its time for a new set of constructs<br />We are no longer a post-industrial society<br />We are in information age society<br />Its not that we do not use technology to teach…<br />We are using technology to teach based upon our traditional constructs<br />Its time to change the mode of our learning… <br />The digital age is now, its time to change the learning paradigm to be “nearly now”…<br />Video captured from YouTube<br />Education Today and Tomorrow<br />Created by Tom Woodward of Henrico County schools in Virginia.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE&feature=related<br />
  7. 7. Facts:<br />The US ranks 28th in the world in math skills<br />The longer kids stay in American schools, the worse they do in international competition<br />China has more honors students, than America has students<br />USA scores the lowest in national average IQ among the developed countries of the world, at a national average score of 98<br />Our children will be competing for jobs on a global market<br />HOW WILL THEY BE COMPETATIVE?<br />
  8. 8. Preparing our children for the future… <br />Stop teaching “what to learn”<br />There is more information available today than before, and its growing at exponential rates<br />We cannot possibly know everything<br />Start teaching “how to learn”<br />In order to compete in a world market, we must arm our children with the most important too that we can give…<br />Not the gift of knowledge…<br />The gift of HOW to OBTAIN Knowledge<br />
  9. 9. A vision of the future, a vision for now…<br />This video takes us there<br />Video captured from YouTube<br />A Vision of K-12 Students Today<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8&feature=fvw<br />
  10. 10. Finally, the why…<br />This video says it all<br />Video captured from YouTube<br />I CAN! (Music: VIVA! by Bond)<br />An Inspirational Video Clip for my students at The Accelerated School in L.A<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhWIXQ4Vxiw&feature=fvw<br />

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