BCELC - Exploring Technology in Education

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BCELC - Exploring Technology in Education

  1. 1. Image courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832591/
  2. 2. Questions
  3. 3. Questions & Context
  4. 4. Ministry Technology and learning communities context?
  5. 5. BCELC Technology and learning communities context?
  6. 6. Technologies Reference: http://wp.nmc.org/horizon-k12-2009/
  7. 7. Collaborative Environments
  8. 8. Online Communication Tools
  9. 9. Mobiles
  10. 10. Cloud Computing
  11. 11. Smart Objects
  12. 12. Trends
  13. 13. Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate, and succeed.
  14. 14. Technology is increasingly a means for empowering students ...
  15. 15. ...a method for communication and socializing, and a ubiquitous, transparent part of their lives .
  16. 16. The web is an increasingly personal experience.
  17. 17. The way we think of  learning environments is changing.
  18. 18. The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing .
  19. 19. Challenges
  20. 20. A growing need for formal instruction in key new skills:  
  21. 21. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>information literacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>visual literacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>technological literacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Students are different, but educational practice and the material that supports it is changing only slowly.
  23. 23. Learning that incorporates real life experiences is not occurring enough and is undervalued when it does take place.
  24. 24. There is a growing recognition that new technologies must be adopted and used as an everyday part of classroom activities, but effecting this change is difficult.
  25. 25. Questions
  26. 26. Clarity around how  technology can interface with BCELC's needs
  27. 27. Some clarity on process that defines programs needs and then matches the technology on non-technology delivery
  28. 28. Learn more about new technologies and how they can enhance student and adult learning to keep BC on the cutting edge of educational innovation. ( classroom and professional learning )
  29. 29. what's on the horizon and beyond how tech reflects & predicts where we are going societally baby & bathwater
  30. 30. become more aware of possiblities - what can be done an how how can technology support quality communications What will be applicable & useful for districts
  31. 31. new things for me to think about how they can enhance learning Questions to ask Ideas to improive the technology we already have in order to enhance learning.

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