Digital divide or digital difference

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Why its important to let pedagogy drive software and app purchase in schools, and not the other way around

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Digital divide or digital difference

  1. 1. TLN OnlineCatering for Difference09.05.2013Presented by Michael Victory and Journal AuthorsIn this workshop you will have the opportunity to investigatefurther the content of the recently released TLN Journal.Thisjournal will focus on the concept of catering for difference in theclassroom and covers topics such as Learning Styles, Differentiationof Curriculum, Individualised Instruction, and Individual LearningPlans. In this program:Journal editor, MichaelVictory will host the session and be joined byas many of the authors as are available.This is your opportunity todiscuss with the authors the content of their article and to explorein greater depth the ideas and case studies they have outlined intheir article.A great opportunity to learn more about the work ofsome ofVictoria’ most innovative teachers.Presentation notes tosupport theDigital Divide & DigitalDifference segment.Mark Richardson,ICTeD ServicesSunday, 5 May 13
  2. 2. Digital Divide or Digital Difference?• The Top Five Take Outs1. In closing the Digital Divide, we should be encouragingDigital Difference, rather than generic solutions, whenchoosing technology, software and apps purchases.2. Digital difference is about matching teaching and learning tothe technology, not the other way around!3. Pedagogy should drive software, app, & Web 2.0 toolselection.Sunday, 5 May 13
  3. 3. Digital Divide or Digital Difference?• The Top Five Take Outs4.When choosing software and apps, less is more. Choose afew great open ended ones and explicitly teach their use toteachers and students. Allow for their authentic use bystudents.5. Often the implementation of iPad programs in schools fitsthis model better, than netbook / notebook programs inschools do.Sunday, 5 May 13
  4. 4. How do you match pedagogy with software /apps / web 2.0 tools?• Firstly, what are the pedagogical overlays to yourlesson planning?• Inquiry learning?• Personalised learning?• Thinking Curriculum?• Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy?• e5 Instructional Model?...................................................................etc.Sunday, 5 May 13
  5. 5. Matching Pedagogy with software / apps / web 2.0• Think about the pedagogical model that you use.• How do you make this model understandable to otherteachers and students?• Is there a graphic to describe the model?• Can you describe this model, listing all the actions that relateto the teaching and learning that occurs under it?• What software, apps, & Web 2.0 tools will best be used byteachers and students to meet those actions?• Don’t pick too many!• Explicitly teach students how to use those software, apps, &Web 2.0 tools that you have selected.Sunday, 5 May 13
  6. 6. What’s an example of this?• Let’s say that Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy underlinesyour lesson planning...• What does this look like?• What teaching andlearning actionsrelate to each thinkingskill?• What are the bestsoftware, apps, web 2.0tools for each action?HigherOrderThinkingLowerOrderThinkingSunday, 5 May 13
  7. 7. http://ilearntechnology.com Kelly Tenkely 2010Bloom’s Digital TaxonomySunday, 5 May 13
  8. 8. http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.htmlKathy Schrock 2013Bloom’s Digital TaxonomySunday, 5 May 13
  9. 9. References: Bloom’s Digital TaxonomyAndrew Churcheshttp://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Blooms+Digital+TaxonomyThe Revised Bloom’s Taxonomyhttp://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=40270Kelly Tenkelyhttp://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-learning-genome-project?website_name=thelearninggenomeprojectKathy Schrockhttp://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.htmlApps and Bloom’s Taxonomyhttps://sites.google.com/a/creightonschools.org/csd-iachieve/home/ipod-blooms-taxonomyhttp://langwitches.org/blog/2011/08/21/blooms-taxonomy-and-ipad-apps/Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy & the Ultranethttp://www.ictedservices.info/styled-11/index.htmlSunday, 5 May 13
  10. 10. Teaching software / apps / web 2.0 tools explicitly.• Play with them, learn them, teach them.• If you don’t have time for that, look on the web forresources to help you. A good place to start is theDEECD Digital Learning Showcase as this does linkpedagogy to software tutorials and other resources.• Search the web for tutorials.You Tube is useful.Sunday, 5 May 13
  11. 11. Teaching software / apps / web 2.0 tools explicitly.• Don’t teach the skill students need out of context,there is little purpose in doing it this way!• Instead teach them, when the students need them,i.e. when they are completing authentic tasks!• Investigate making screencasts.Sunday, 5 May 13
  12. 12. References: Teaching SoftwareDEECD SolutionDigital Learning ICT Showcasehttp://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/showcase/historyeduSTAR Software - Windowshttp://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/showcase/edustar_wineduSTAR Software - Macintoshhttp://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/showcase/edustar_macA Commercial SolutionAtomic Solutionshttp://www.atomiclearning.comSunday, 5 May 13
  13. 13. Contact MarkeMailictedservices@gmail.comBlogwww.ictedservices.typepad.comTwitter@ictedservicesSunday, 5 May 13

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