Better curriculumHigher standardsMore testingLess testingBetter assessmentsBack to basicsMore qualified teachersMore moneyHigher paid teachersParent participationBetter principals/superintendentsComputer-to-student ratioMore focus on math and reading and less on “extras”More focus on “extras” and less on reading and mathLonger school dayLonger school year
…even before digital technology got big (actually slowed down since)
Good teaching makes learning happen. Sometimes technology makes good teaching easier (efficiency), better (effectiveness), or more possible (enhancement).Sports metaphors – learn without technology. Basketball taught same way for decades (basketball movies).See graphics – telescope, calculator, soccer ball, car
Engage me!Harry Potter, Mister Rogers, Easter KitesIn the two decades since MTV captured the restless souls and short attention spans of our youth, it has become increasingly evident that teaching and learning require new strategies. The classroom lecture is dead, reading is an endangered art, and memorizationbelongs next to exorcism in the dustbin of discarded teaching arts. To engage the interest of young people, we have to dazzle them with quick-cutting graphics in an environment that is interactive, fast-changing and stylishly fragmented.The above statements, commonplace as they are, are all false. How do we know they are false? Because of Mister Rogers, the saintly Presbyterian minister and TV presence whose death on February 27 felt to millions like the loss of a friend, a teacher or even a father. Mister Rogers won his devoted audience by breaking the rules of entertainment technology: he bestowed attention instead of grabbing it.
W200 uses technology in every lab and every lecture. Are you ALWAYS engaged?
I changed about 40% of the examples just since last semesterI used 10% of what I’ve shown you just 4 years ago when I was teachingWhen I got my teaching license is 2002, the only thing taught in my “w200” was Office
EDUC W200 Week 15WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED(AND SHOULDN’T HAVE LEARNED)Reflecting on the course content and activities
EDUC W200 Week 15WHAT YOU (HOPEFULLY) DIDN‟T LEARN IN W200These are things that we hope that you did NOT learn in this class. So,keep that in mind as we talk through these (and why we hope that youdid not learn these things)
EDUC W200 Week 151. TECHNOLOGY IS “THE ONE THING EDUCATION NEEDS”All we need is…
EDUC W200 Week 15ATTAINMENT OF FORMAL EDUCATION HAS BEENIMPROVING…WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY’S HELP!
EDUC W200 Week 152. TECHNOLOGY MAKESLEARNING HAPPEN“Any teacher who can be replaced by technology should be.”
EDUC W200 Week 153. NO TECHNOLOGY = NO ENGAGEMENTKids won’t pay attention without it!
EDUC W200 Week 154. TECHNOLOGY GUARANTEES ENGAGEMENTWe use technology…Are you always engaged?
EDUC W200 Week 155. YOU ARE NOW „UP-TO-DATE‟ ON EDUCATIONALTECHNOLOGYProfessional development plans! You will need to update your skillscontinually in the years ahead
EDUC W200 Week 15FINAL THOUGHTS?• Reflect on the technology integration processthrough Case Project.• We will continue our reflective process next week(Finals Week – see schedule)o E-Portfolio presentations: Prepare for the presentation as ifyou are in a job talk situation with the school’s principal.You will be given XX minutes to present in front of the class.Be professional.