The Role of
Technology in
Schools
Singapore Learning Institute
Lucy Gray
Center for Urban School
Improvement
The Universit...
Greetings! 2
2Monday, March 10, 2008
The Context
3
3Monday, March 10, 2008
+ The Connected Student
4
4Monday, March 10, 2008
A World is Flat
We can no longer compete
in the global marketplace as
in the past. Outsourcing is
the economical choice of...
A Whole New Mind
Design – creative,
engaging, beautiful
Story – high-concept, high-
touch
Symphony – synthesis,
big-pictur...
The 21st Century Student
New Connections
Connected Individuals
New Communities
Virtual Communities
New Content
Collaborati...
Millennials Want to Learn…
With technology
With one another
Online
In their time
In their place
Doing things that matter
8...
9
9Monday, March 10, 2008
Transformational Learning
Classrooms are using
technologies that are:
Personal
Powerful
Pervasive
10
10Monday, March 10, 2...
Blogs
Wikis
Podcasts
Photosharing
Chat
Video
Google Tools
Social
Networks
Simulations
Virtual Reality
Tools 11
11Monday, M...
Blogs
individual web-based journals
Types Examples
Teacher/Admin
Student
Professional
Development
Cool Cat
Teacher Blog
Fr...
Type Examples
Teacher/Admin
Student
Professional
Development
Educational
Wikis
AWNM
Liveblogging
50 Ways to Tell
A Story
6...
Media Sharing
web-based tools for organizing & publishing
Tools Examples
iTunes
Flickr
YouTube
VoiceThread
iTunes U Coulee...
Google
online collaborative software
Tools Examples
Google Earth
Docs &
Spreadsheets
Custom Search
Summer
Tomatoes
Teacher...
16Monday, March 10, 2008
Beyond Our Imaginations
Other technologies
Groups in Second
Life
ISTE
Discovery
Education
Second Life Teen
Grid
Skoolabora...
Participatory Pedagogy
Misc. Programs
Digital Youth Network
Science Leadership Academy
Generation YES
Flat Classroom Proje...
“... if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our
children of tomorrow.”
-John Dewey
A Final Thought 19
19Monday, ...
Find me on ....
Gmail: elemenous@gmail.com
School: http://www.usi-schools.org/nkoelem/
Skype: elemenous
AIM: elemenous
Blo...
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Singapore Learning Institute Keynote

  1. 1. The Role of Technology in Schools Singapore Learning Institute Lucy Gray Center for Urban School Improvement The University of Chicago 1 1Monday, March 10, 2008
  2. 2. Greetings! 2 2Monday, March 10, 2008
  3. 3. The Context 3 3Monday, March 10, 2008
  4. 4. + The Connected Student 4 4Monday, March 10, 2008
  5. 5. A World is Flat We can no longer compete in the global marketplace as in the past. Outsourcing is the economical choice of corporations. Ingenuity and creativity will be valued in tomorrow’s workforce. Most of the jobs our students will have do not exist today. 5Monday, March 10, 2008
  6. 6. A Whole New Mind Design – creative, engaging, beautiful Story – high-concept, high- touch Symphony – synthesis, big-picture Empathy – relationships Play – games, humor, but still serious 6Monday, March 10, 2008
  7. 7. The 21st Century Student New Connections Connected Individuals New Communities Virtual Communities New Content Collaborative Communities Connected in innovative and new ways 7 7Monday, March 10, 2008
  8. 8. Millennials Want to Learn… With technology With one another Online In their time In their place Doing things that matter 8Monday, March 10, 2008
  9. 9. 9 9Monday, March 10, 2008
  10. 10. Transformational Learning Classrooms are using technologies that are: Personal Powerful Pervasive 10 10Monday, March 10, 2008
  11. 11. Blogs Wikis Podcasts Photosharing Chat Video Google Tools Social Networks Simulations Virtual Reality Tools 11 11Monday, March 10, 2008
  12. 12. 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 12 12Monday, March 10, 2008
  13. 13. 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 13 13Monday, March 10, 2008
  14. 14. 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 14 14Monday, March 10, 2008
  15. 15. 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 15 15Monday, March 10, 2008
  16. 16. 16Monday, March 10, 2008
  17. 17. Beyond Our Imaginations Other technologies Groups in Second Life ISTE Discovery Education Second Life Teen Grid Skoolaborate Global Kids Quest Atlantis The River City Project 17 17Monday, March 10, 2008
  18. 18. Participatory Pedagogy Misc. Programs Digital Youth Network Science Leadership Academy Generation YES Flat Classroom Project MoLLIE The School at Columbia 18 18Monday, March 10, 2008
  19. 19. “... if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” -John Dewey A Final Thought 19 19Monday, March 10, 2008
  20. 20. Find me on .... Gmail: elemenous@gmail.com School: http://www.usi-schools.org/nkoelem/ Skype: elemenous AIM: elemenous Blog: http://lucygray.org The Global Education Collaborative: http://globaleducation.ning.com Classroom 2.0 http://classroom20.ning.com 20Monday, March 10, 2008

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