Presentation for International School of Singapore Faculty


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This is a presentation I gave in November at the International School of Singapore. It is an edited version of one that I've given previously. I eliminated slides on technologies that are not quite mainstream yet, and added some links geared towards high schools with 1 to 1 laptop initiatives.

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Presentation for International School of Singapore Faculty

  1. 1. The Role of Technology in Schools Lucy Gray The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute 1
  2. 2. Hello! 2
  3. 3. The Context 3
  4. 4. The 21st Century Student New Connections Connected Individuals New Communities Virtual Communities New Content Collaborative Communities Connected in innovative and new ways 4
  5. 5. Millennials Want to Learn… With technology With one another Online In their time In their place Doing things that matter 5
  6. 6. Transformational Learning Classrooms are using technologies that are: Personal Powerful Pervasive 6
  7. 7. Blogs Wikis Podcasts Photosharing Chat Video Google Tools Social Networks Simulations Virtual Reality Tools 7
  8. 8. Blogs individual web-based journals Types Examples Teacher/Admin Student Professional Development Cool Cat Teacher Blog From the Principal’s Desk The MUS Lower School Blog Newly Ancient Consumer Math Class Collaboration Nation Weblogged ITM Dangerously Irrelevant 8
  9. 9. Type Examples Teacher/Admin Student Professional Development Educational Wikis AWNM Liveblogging 50 Ways to Tell A Story 6th Grade CS Flat Classroom Global Collaborations Digital Native Wiki Alabama Best Practice Center School Computing Wiki Wikis collaborative web pages 9
  10. 10. Media Sharing web-based tools for organizing & publishing Tools Examples iTunes Flickr YouTube VoiceThread iTunes U Coulee Kids Room 208 Map of Migrations Best Word Book Ever Merode Altarpiece Did You Know? TEDTalks Women in Art Poems by Ms. Gross’s Students Knuffle Bunny Stories K-20 Educators Exploring SL 10
  11. 11. Google online collaborative software Tools Examples Google Earth Docs & Spreadsheets Custom Search Summer Tomatoes Teacher Project Google Lit Trips Scavenger Hunt Palo Alto High School Alex Ragone’s Skype Preso Mrs. Gray’s Sites Elementary Language Arts Global Voices 11
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  13. 13. Beyond Our Imaginations immersive technologies Groups in Second Life ISTE Discovery Education Second Life Teen Grid Skoolaborate Global Kids Quest Atlantis The River City Project 13 13
  14. 14. Participatory Pedagogy other programs and projects Digital Youth Network Science Leadership Academy Generation YES Flat Classroom Project MoLLIE The School at Columbia 14 14
  15. 15. Advice make a plan Develop a work flow for your students and staff. Utilize a network of other professionals. Know your curriculum. Focus on professional development. 15
  16. 16. Network Resources Global Education Collaborative Ning Classroom 2.0 Ning Laptop Learning Ning ISED Ning ISED-L listserv Twitter 16
  17. 17. Examples The Apiary wiki Mr. Cook’s Wikispaces Karl Fisch’s AWNM Liveblogging Project KF’s Constructivist Teaching with Technology Thousand and One Flat World Tales Michelle Bourgeois’ Digital Learning Summer Institute MB’s Camp DoDifferent Apple Learning Interchange 17
  18. 18. “... if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” -John Dewey A Final Thought 18 18
  19. 19. Find me on .... Gmail: School: Skype: elemenous AIM: elemenous Blog: The Global Education Collaborative Classroom 2.0 19