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Middle school technology integration

  1. 1. Middle School ICT for 21 st Century Learning By Clive Roberts Bsc(hons), MA Int Ed.
  2. 2. 21 st Century Learning? <ul><li>A 'buzzword' of today – what does it mean? </li></ul>“ The application of appropriate technology to solve 'real world' problems using higher order thinking skills” Example: A group of geography students making collaborative use of a blog or wiki to analyse and evaluate the effects of coastline erosion It's not just about the technology but how it is used
  3. 3. Development of KS3 ICT <ul><li>National Strategy for ICT – ENC Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Continues to evolve (see Government health warning ;-) ) </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented and taught KS3 ICT since 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Also MYP at Year 7/8 (AfL & criteria based assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Change in the way young people use technology </li></ul><ul><li>Shift towards ICT for learning in the 21 st Century </li></ul>
  4. 4. Changing Aims and Objectives <ul><li>Practical ICT Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for IGCSE </li></ul><ul><li>Blooms Digital Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Development of HOTS </li></ul><ul><li>Shift towards 21 st Century Learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Skills VS Creativity <ul><li>KS3 ICT was traditionally skills based – , understanding, applying </li></ul><ul><li>Move towards creativity and collaboration – HOTS e.g. analysing, evaluating, creating </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility of an International school whilst maintaining international standards </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of digital learning experiences throughout the curriculum </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital Learning Experiences
  7. 7. ICT for 21 st Century Learning <ul><li>ICT Integration should be across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Now becoming best practice in leading International Schools e.g. UWC, ESF etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Led by a dedicated Technology Integration specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering teachers in all subject areas with digital ICT skills – Essential Practical CPD </li></ul><ul><li>No discrete KS3 ICT lessons – possibility of ICT 'time' </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on 21 st Century ICT skills and experiences </li></ul>
  8. 8. Maintaining ICT Standards <ul><li>ENC - Rigorous Standards (SOW's, Assessment etc) </li></ul><ul><li>International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) </li></ul><ul><li>NETS – National Education Technology Standards </li></ul><ul><li>NAACE – National Association of Advisers in Computer Education </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment of KS3 Personal Learning and Thinking Skills with NETS Performance Indicators </li></ul>
  9. 9. ICT for Assessment <ul><li>KS3 Personal Learning and Thinking Skills = NETS Performance Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment for Learning - rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>APP – Assessing Pupil Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Online APP with Classroom Monitor </li></ul>
  10. 10. To Summarise <ul><li>Technology and the way young people use it is rapidly changing </li></ul><ul><li>The way young people learn is also changing </li></ul><ul><li>Shift towards 21 st Century learning tools and techniques promoting higher order thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Essential ICT integration across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining standards for technology in education </li></ul><ul><li>All teachers must be equipped for this challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integrator role – No discrete ICT </li></ul>
  11. 11. Acknowledgements & Links <ul><li>DFE – National Strategies - http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Digital Taxonomy - http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>English National Curriculum - http://curriculum.qcda.gov.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE NETS Standards - http://www.iste.org/standards.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Monitor (APP Online) - http://www.classroommonitor.co.uk/secondary/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle eLearning (Moodle 2.0 now released!) - http://moodle.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Distinguished Educators - http://ade.apple.com/ade/login.php </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Learning - http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/teach/visualdesign.html </li></ul>