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  • Always a work in progress Recently made some strides in embedding technology in the curriculum Finidng that a personal learning network is a good think
  • MICDS Technology

    1. 1. Using Technology to Make Learning Transparent, Social, Networked and 24-7!
    2. 2. Mary Institute Country Day School Technology Use and Potential
    3. 3. Creating the Environment
    4. 4. Expressing the Need for Change <ul><li>TedTalks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Business Week Cover Story Podcast: The Future of Work, The Problem and the Promise on the Road Ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Fisch’s Did You Know </li></ul>
    5. 5. Defining Our Standards <ul><li>Based on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Association of School Librarians’ Informational Literacy Standards for Student Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership for 21 st Century Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big 6 Research Strategies </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Standards Focus <ul><li>Managing Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information as Intellectual Property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis = Create </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating in a global world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For a real audience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real World Emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul>
    7. 7. Using Elgg to Promote Change <ul><li>A Social Network for Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>A Place to Reflect on Curricular Change/Technology Use </li></ul>
    8. 8. Creating a 21 st Century Learning Environment <ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Networked and Extended </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul>
    9. 9. Transparency <ul><li>Transparency During Class – DyKnow </li></ul>DyKnow transforms the Classroom Learning Environment Replaying student panels provides a window into each students learning process Lecture becomes truly interactive with all students Formative Assessment Abounds.
    10. 10. DYKNOW
    11. 11. Even More Transparency During Class <ul><li>eInstruction CPS and Examview </li></ul>
    12. 12. Extending Transparency 24-7 <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Student Portfolios - US History </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Web 2.0 Applications – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Study Spaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vyew.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elluminate.com </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. An Example <ul><li>United States History – Thematic, Online Portfolios </li></ul>
    14. 14. Transparency in Research <ul><li>Social Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Google Notebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero </li></ul>
    15. 16. Advantages to Transparency <ul><li>Transparency provides a window into how as well as what a student is learning </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability is heightened when work is shared </li></ul><ul><li>Shift to Process vs. Product Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Formative Assessment becomes as natural as Summative Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Rubrics and Self Assessing become natural </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Day is expanded </li></ul>
    16. 17. Making Learning Networked <ul><li>Rafi.ki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with international Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ning Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Project – collaboration with college mentors/experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AP US History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FlatClassroom </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Example 1 <ul><li>Math Research Project </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of Topic with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stella </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VideoPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fathom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GIS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Librarian, CIT, Teacher, Students, Experts </li></ul>
    18. 20. Example 2 <ul><li>AP US History Museum Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Event for entire school community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboratively create a museum out of intentional research </li></ul></ul>
    19. 21. Flat Classroom Project
    20. 22. Advantages to Networked Learning <ul><li>Students learn to cooperate with each other and share the burden of completing objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn from experts and are put in the position of being an expert </li></ul><ul><li>The learning day is expanded </li></ul>
    21. 23. Making Learning Social and Collaborative <ul><li>Elgg Faculty Professional Development Portfolios – A Faculty Social Network </li></ul><ul><li>Ning Summer Reading – An Entire School Social Network </li></ul><ul><li>AP US History Museum Project </li></ul>
    22. 24. <ul><li>Collaborative Study Aids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod study devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quizmaker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flashcards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts for recitations and for lectures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click2Map </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>xTimeline </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us Bookmarks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo Annotated Bookmarks </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 25. Students to Student Interaction <ul><li>Quizlet </li></ul><ul><li>Notefish </li></ul><ul><li>Google Chat – exam review </li></ul>
    24. 26. Advantages to Social, Collaborative Learning <ul><li>Students are more engaged in the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Students provide support system for each other </li></ul><ul><li>Students identify their strengths and weaknesses and learn to navigate group work accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Students ENJOY learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students employ creativity, critical thinking, and innovation to a greater extent </li></ul>
    25. 27. Importance of Audience <ul><li>Mixbook.com </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Math Problems between schools </li></ul><ul><li>FlatClass Room </li></ul>

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