UNESCO | Touch and Mobile Technologies for the Classroom session 2

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The UNESCO/CICT workshop on ‘Touch and Mobile Technologies for the Classroom’ will aim to address issues related to these technologies and beyond and delve into the intricacies of the subject targeting high-level policy makers at the Ministries of Education in the Arab Gulf States.


Beyond policy level discussions the workshop will aim to sensitize the participants to the issues of preparedness for this emerging transformation.


Digital Content, Interactivity, Mobile Applications, Open Educational Content Standards etc. are discussed in details.


Location : Ministry of Education of Kingdom of Bahrain

Speaker : Giorgio Ungania

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UNESCO | Touch and Mobile Technologies for the Classroom session 2

  1. 1. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Giorgio Ungania | http://about.me/giorgioungania
  2. 2. Touch Technology - Challenges and OpportunitiesTouch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities
  3. 3. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities A touch technology enables an electronic visualdisplay that can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area.
  4. 4. Touch Technology - Challenges and OpportunitiesThe touchscreen enables one to interact directly withwhat is displayed, rather than indirectly with a pointer controlled by a mouse or touchpad.
  5. 5. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Fairlight - 1985
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  7. 7. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities So, we have all these amazingtechnologies already available or available in the near future. How should we use these technologies ?
  8. 8. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Teachers will not be replaced by Technology, but teachers who don’t use technology will be replaced by those who do. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
  9. 9. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use SAMR Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.
  10. 10. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use R Tech allows for the Cloud REDEFINITION creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable M Tech allows for Integrated with email, MODIFICATION significant task spreadsheets, graphic redesign packages etc A Tech acts as direct tool cut and paste, AUGMENTATION substitute, with functional improvement spellchecking S SUBSTITUTION Tech acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional change Word processor used like a typewriter
  11. 11. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in Classroom R Tech allows for the Tools for visualization of REDEFINITION creation of new tasks, narrative and structural previously inconceivable aspects of text M Tech allows for Textual, visual, audio MODIFICATION significant task tools for construction of redesign shared knowledge A Tech acts as direct tool Study guides, history AUGMENTATION substitute, with sites linked to online functional improvement text S SUBSTITUTION Tech acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional change Shakespeare texts read in online versions
  12. 12. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in Classroom Apple’s way
  13. 13. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in Classroom
  14. 14. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in ClassroomThe Skeptical
  15. 15. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in Classroom
  16. 16. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in Classroom While iBooks are very affordable textbooks, the iPad makes for one insanely expensive backpack.
  17. 17. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in ClassroomIf its free for you is great! But even witha healthy discount, all those tablets carvea multi-million dollar, taxpayer-fundedchunk out of the education budget
  18. 18. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in ClassroomStandalone? Try writing a 20-page termpaper on an iPad.
  19. 19. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in ClassroomNo matter how far Apple has pushed intothe cloud, iPads still need laptops tocomplement them.
  20. 20. Touch Technology - Challenges and Opportunities Technological Levels of Use in ClassroomIts important to remember that "new"and "different" always come at apremium. One that the vast majority of uscant afford.
  21. 21. DISCUSSION POINTSSubstitution VS Modification Status Quo GCC Subsidized Technology Giorgio Ungania | http://about.me/giorgioungania

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