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Teaching 21st Century Skills In A 20th Century Final

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Teaching 21st Century Skills In A 20th Century Final

  1. 1. Teaching 21 st Century Skills in a 20 th Century Classroom Gayle Underwood Technology Integration Consultant Allegan AESA MITS
  2. 2. <ul><li>Resources for this presentation can be found </li></ul><ul><li>http://protopage.com/gunderwood#My_public_category/21st_Century_Skills </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>http://mits08.wetpaint.com/page/Teaching+21st+Century+Skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. Intro <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you work </li></ul><ul><li>What do you do </li></ul><ul><li>How comfy are you with integrating educational technology into classrooms? </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Vision of Students Today youtube video <ul><li>Background: A college professor started a collaborative online project using Google Docs. </li></ul><ul><li>Students surveyed themselves by answering this question </li></ul><ul><li>“What is it like being a student today?” </li></ul><ul><li>This video shows the results of what typical college students are like. </li></ul>
  5. 5. It’s only fair… <ul><li>What do teachers have to deal with when trying to work with ‘digital natives?’ </li></ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=dx352sm_41dz2mpfgn&hl=en </li></ul><ul><li>Make our own video?? </li></ul>
  6. 6. How easy is it to make a Youtube video? Point and Shoot by Pure Digital Smart Wonder by RCA
  7. 7. <ul><li>Academic videos are on TeacherTube –finding the right video is easier </li></ul><ul><li>Google video and TeacherTube get most of their videos from YouTube—will still be blocked </li></ul><ul><li>Zamzar will convert videos from google and Youtube but NOT Teacher tube. www.zamzar.com (don’t forget to show them email and video) </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom line is, you will have to be able to work from a computer that isn’t blocked. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Why did I choose this list? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Advances in the cognitive sciences show that learning increases significantly when students are engaged in academic study through authentic, real-world experiences . The enGauge 21st Century Skills build on extensive bodies of research – as well as on calls from government, business, and industry for higher levels of workplace readiness – to define clearly what students need to thrive in today’s Digital Age.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. TTY http://www.online-stopwatch.com/ <ul><li>Are teachers in your District aware of 21 Century skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they implementing them in their classrooms? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you use them in your class or how can you help teachers use them in their classroom? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 21 st Century Tools to teach Literacy <ul><li>Traditional Definition of Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Redefined </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collaborating online <ul><li>Go to my session on the Mits Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http://mits08.wetpaint.com/page/Who%27s+attending+this+session%3F </li></ul><ul><li>Read about 4 different collaboration tools and enter info on Wiki. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 21 Century Activities using 1 computer and inexpensive equipment <ul><li>Collaboration with others </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Hero Project </li></ul>
  13. 13. Connecting with Other Students <ul><li>Have to build up to connecting globally. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Flat Classroom Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working on projects with classes around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start small! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://movies.atomiclearning.com/movie/k12/38368/play </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Used inexpensive MP3’s—still cool; much easier to manage than Ipods! Had built in recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s are in charge! </li></ul><ul><li>Activities: audio book, teacher’s grade papers, students projects (study guide with visual support) </li></ul>MP3 Projects in Allegan
  15. 15. <ul><li>I,________________________________, do solemnly swear to take good care of the MP3 player assigned to me. I promise to return it in perfect shape to Mrs. Laughlin by _______________. I also promise to use my own headphones for this MP3. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, if I should somehow damage this MP3, I promise I will pay the replacement fee of $35.00 to Mrs. Laughlin. </li></ul><ul><li>I have checked out number _______________ MP3. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“…I enjoyed listening to the mp3 player while I was getting ready for bed, looking for clothes to pack…I would love to use one for review for another class anytime” </li></ul><ul><li>“…it was a lot easier than reading the whole book” </li></ul><ul><li>“…the mp3 player makes it easier to comprehend.” </li></ul><ul><li>“These mp3 were very useful when using these I was able to also clean my room and do laundry.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>&quot;I liked it because it helped me understand what I did wrong.  It was easier than reading comments by the teacher.“ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;amazing” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I thought it was one of the best experiences in my English classes.  It made it fun to learn.“ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;It was easy for me to know what I did wrong.&quot;                 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resources for Podcasting <ul><li>MP3 and Windows Media Player </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity to create audio </li></ul><ul><li>www.gcast.com Free storage of podcasts </li></ul>
  19. 19. Hero Project <ul><li>The Digital Hero Book project is an inter-classroom exchange of personal and positive stories by youth from around the world, which focus on their strengths and “hero” qualities. </li></ul><ul><li>By combining digital storytelling with online group collaboration, the project develops literacy, digital media skills and cross-cultural awareness. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Resources needed for Hero Project <ul><li>Photostory 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Digital pictures (of students or their work) </li></ul>
  21. 21. How can I keep up with all of this? <ul><li>AtomicLearning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.atomiclearning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>u=alleganisd </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>p=learn </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. I want more! <ul><li>Free tools for every occasion! </li></ul><ul><li>http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2008/04/free-learning-tool-for-every-learning.html </li></ul>
  23. 23. Thanks for coming!

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