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STEM and 21st Century Skills presentation to the Center for Asian Pacific Exchange

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  1. 1. Educating Jetson’s Children in Flintstone’s Schools Jeff Piontek Hawaii Technology Academy
  2. 2. <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3.0 Web You.0 </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1990 curriculum <ul><li>Solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Follow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Work alone </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Cover&quot; the curriculum </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2010 curriculum <ul><li>Ask: Find problems </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate: Multiple sources/media </li></ul><ul><li>Create: Engage actively in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss: Collaborate; diverse views </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect: Learn how to learn </li></ul>
  5. 5. Old Rules, New Game <ul><li>Old Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics use capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital is mobile, and it seeks productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Old Game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity used labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education of the few, labor by the masses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education process reflect a community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity uses technology & knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education of all, knowledge for the masses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational results create a community </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Really Big (and Hard) Questions.. <ul><li>How do we prepare our students for success in a knowledge based, technology driven, globally competitive world? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we align to our community aspirations for quality of life & strategies for economic opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>How do we transform our schools into high performance environments where students are expected to be and are high achievers? </li></ul>
  7. 7. So where is this all leading…. STEM Education and 21 st century Literacy Skills
  8. 8. Why are 21st Century skills so important?
  9. 9. The nature of work is changing.
  10. 10. Why 21 st Century Skills? Subject Matter Mastery 20 th Century 21 st Century Number of Jobs : Job Requirement Teaching Model 1-2 Jobs Mastery of One Field 10-15 Jobs Critical Thinking Across Disciplines Integration of 21 st Century Skills into Subject Matter
  11. 11. The requirements of the 21 st Century work force are changing?
  12. 12. We need to prepare our students to be effective 21 st Century citizens.
  13. 13. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. <ul><li>Prensky, 2001 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Students learn from thinking….thinking is engaged by activity. <ul><li>Jonassen, 2003 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>So how do WE engage our students in an education system that was outdated for their parents???? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web YOU.0 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Ever play the game . . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ I never _____” </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand if you would “win” with these questions . . . </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>I’ve never listened to an iPod. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve never downloaded a podcast. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve never subscribed to an RSS feed. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve never installed a widget. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve never been in Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve never downloaded from YouTube or TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve never read a blog </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve never been on a wiki other than Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>SL vs RL? I don’t have any idea what you mean! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Facts About the Internet <ul><li>It is estimated that: </li></ul><ul><li>A man of the 17 th century encountered in his lifetime less information than we can read in a weekday issue of the New York Times. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes about 4 months for the amount of information in the world to double. </li></ul><ul><li>Humans can process visual images 60,000 times faster than text. </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet has over four billion pages. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004, 8,000,000 American adults created weblogs. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Fiction About the Internet <ul><li>Kids view the internet the same as adults </li></ul><ul><li>The WEB is a giant encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Personal information is safe on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>If it’s on the internet it must be free </li></ul><ul><li>If it’s on the internet it must be true </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is blogging </li></ul><ul><li> Wiebe, G. Beyond Surfing the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved 12/2004 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Internet Realities <ul><li>Most of us assume that students know more about the Internet than they actually do </li></ul><ul><li>Students think their Internet skills are better than they actually are </li></ul><ul><li>Students believe most of what they find on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Most of us worry about students plagiarizing from the Internet, but don’t know what to do about it </li></ul><ul><li>Students must be taught Information Literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Wiebe, G. Beyond Surfing the Internet. Retrieved 12/2004 from </li></ul>
  22. 22. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 is the transition of the Internet from a place where we surf for information and consume information to a place where we are creators of information. </li></ul><ul><li>We go from surfing the wave to BEING the wave as we contribute and share information on the Internet ocean. </li></ul>
  23. 23. 2.0 Tools for Creating Content <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Video sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Photo sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
  24. 24. Foundations of a Web 2.0 Classroom <ul><li>1. Internet Safety & Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>2. Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>3. Internet Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>4. Internet Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>5. Intentional Internet Activities </li></ul><ul><li>6. An Engaged Teacher </li></ul>
  25. 25. Internet Safety & Privacy <ul><li>Student’s identity should be protected. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher selected and evaluated web sites will assure student safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Acceptable Use Policy should be in school-wide. </li></ul><ul><li>Parental Consent Form for use of students’ images and work must be maintained school-wide. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Information Literacy <ul><li>Locate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select search engines wisely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What types of information are you looking for? (blogs, videos, podcasts, maps, pictures) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorship ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Information Wisely </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read, take notes and paraphrase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite properly ( ) </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Select the Best Search Engine for your Information Needs <ul><li>Noodletools </li></ul><ul><li>NoodleQuest </li></ul><ul><li>Ivy’s resource centre for kids   </li></ul><ul><li>SearchQuest   </li></ul><ul><li>UC Berkeley’s BEST search engines   </li></ul><ul><li>Sea World Animal Information Database   </li></ul><ul><li>ProFusion   </li></ul><ul><li>Tekmom   </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuest   </li></ul><ul><li>UK WebQuest   </li></ul><ul><li>Lycos </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Yahooligans   </li></ul><ul><li>All the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Podscope </li></ul><ul><li>B linx </li></ul><ul><li>Google   </li></ul>
  28. 28. Websites to Evaluate <ul><li>All About Explorers   </li></ul><ul><li>Dog Island Free Forever   </li></ul><ul><li>Feline reactions to bearded men   </li></ul><ul><li>Victorian Robots   </li></ul><ul><li>Temperate Rainforest   </li></ul><ul><li>Coniferous Olympic Rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus * </li></ul><ul><li>A short introduction to the study of Holocaust revisionism </li></ul>
  29. 29. Internet Citizenship <ul><li>Ability to disagree, discuss, communicate, edit and share ideas in meaningful ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics of posting accurate information. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect opinions of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet is the “real world.” This is their first opportunity to demonstrate good citizenship. </li></ul><ul><li>Posting to the internet is a permanent mark of their integrity. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the you can track the history of internet sites. </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>By the way, sooner or later you will probably have to learn the lingo. Otherwise you will have know idea what your students are saying to one another behind your back. </li></ul>BTW, SOL U WL problE hav 2 Lern d lingo. othRwIz U wiL hav nO idea wot yor students R sAN 2 1 NothA Bhind yor bak.
  31. 31. An Engaged Teacher <ul><li>Has current websites with accurate, timely information for varied audiences (students, colleagues, administrator) </li></ul><ul><li>Models what they teach, to include good internet ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Diligently supervises student internet use </li></ul><ul><li>Stays abreast of new educational technologies and be willing to try new techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Plans wisely for internet use in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates RSS feeds accordingly and subscribe to blogs about education and technology </li></ul>
  32. 32. Administrative Support of the 2.0 Classroom <ul><li>Empower teachers while holding them accountable for teaching content and integrating technology </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to ongoing and meaningful professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Work with staff to assess training needs </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain ongoing communication with colleagues locally, nationally and internationally </li></ul>
  33. 33. Webliography of Information Literacy Links <ul><li>National Educational Technology Standards for Students </li></ul><ul><li>Alan November on Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Schrock’s School Discovery site </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic’s website </li></ul><ul><li>Education World </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuests or WebQuestUK </li></ul><ul><li>UK National Archives </li></ul><ul><li>US National Archives </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Information and communications technology (ICT) is the ability to use technology to accomplish thinking and learning skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & Innovation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Information Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Skills </li></ul>ICT Literacy
  35. 35. So how do we do this? <ul><li>Blog’s </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast’s </li></ul><ul><li>Digital media </li></ul>
  36. 36. Why Blogging? <ul><li>What do you know about blogging? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Blogging? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Richardson: 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeff Piontek:2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want to know? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Setting the Bar High <ul><li>Find an exemplary class blog, direct your students to it, and give them time to read over the post and comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them for feedback—which comments are powerful and why? Which ones are less captivating and why? When does the blog get good and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Get a discussion going—why do we blog? How is it different from turning in a piece of writing to your teacher? Or having a large class discussion? </li></ul>
  38. 38. What We’ve Liked About the Blog <ul><li>Quiet students are given a powerful voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Students grow more adept at reacting to each other’s ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Class is truly extended beyond the walls of the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Students produce information on the web instead of passively absorbing it. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is integrated into every subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Students take their words seriously and begin to understand what it means to be published. </li></ul><ul><li>Students just like it. A lot. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Establishing Expectations <ul><li>Have your students create the class blog expectations, or have your blog expectations ready to go. </li></ul><ul><li>Print out or direct them to the AHS “Safe Blogging Policy” as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about blog safety; emphasize that the blogs are linked directly to the school and need to follow the class guidelines as well. Let them know that administrators can and will read their personal blogs. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Send in the Reinforcements… <ul><li>Students need feedback, they get excited when they see their work published. If possible approve their comments instantly. </li></ul><ul><li>Try having a blog for homework that night for immediate reinforcement of what they have just learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to give them immediate positive feedback; bring up their blogs the next day and commend them on what they did well. </li></ul>
  41. 41. A BIG Suggestion <ul><li>Use the blog to replace something that you’re already doing; don’t use it to add. </li></ul><ul><li>Never blog for blogging’s sake. Think about how the blog can be used to enhance an assignment (links to audio/video clips, artwork, online texts, other blogs, etc.). </li></ul>
  42. 42. Do a Little Exploring <ul><li>Take a little time to check out some class blogs that have worked pretty well. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you like? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you not understand or question? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you use this in your classes? </li></ul>
  43. 43. Why Wiki’s <ul><li>What do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Wiki’s? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want to know? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Learning With Technology Podcast The Shared American Experience Creating a podcast Mrs. McGrath’s Kingdom DNAS News as if an original news broadcast of the Early 20th Century.
  45. 45. Learning With Technology Podcasting: Alan November A conversation with Daniel Pink Ready Set Science Podcast
  46. 46. Social Bookmarking The Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links through the practice of folksonomy techniques on the Internet or Intranet. Delicious
  47. 47. What is StumbleUpon? StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. As you click Stumble!, we deliver high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences.
  48. 48. <ul><ul><li>Creativity going forward: building futures in sciences, arts, technology, education, cultural and economic growth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cool surprise: a chance for Hawaii to lead the way in these spheres. </li></ul></ul>Creativity and Innovation….
  49. 49. <ul><ul><li>Future is creativity (artful innovation) in STEM. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Left and right brain = Whole New Mind. </li></ul></ul>Creativity and Innovation
  50. 50. Supporting Ideas at HTA <ul><ul><li>Creativity + STEM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st century literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructivism – learn by building. World building. </li></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Current Steps <ul><ul><li>Things happening at HTA: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Education models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating the 21 st Century Ahupua`a </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Next Steps? <ul><ul><li>Things we are doing at HTA : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity Academies (Animation, Games, Creative Publishing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Television (Creativity Channel, Early Learning Channel) </li></ul></ul>
  53. 53. Big, Big Goals <ul><ul><li>Hawaii can realistically help lead the way. Globally. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hunch: Obama and all other politicians will get it! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>…… and will support efforts to spread what we do successfully at HTA, elsewhere. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paradigm shift on how we learn and play. </li></ul></ul>
  54. 56. <ul><ul><ul><li>Create original animations in a variety of media. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of contests. Winning animations displayed online and on television. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn animation by teaching animated friends how to dance, act, and solve the challenges in the stories of their lives. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  55. 57. <ul><ul><ul><li>Students author and publish their own works, from hard cover books to music DVDs, to new types of products. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  56. 58. Science Today, with students creating their own learning
  57. 59. Game Academy <ul><ul><ul><li>Students design, program, and animate their own games. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is STEM meets creativity. It develops: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Mathematical/logical thinking in programming. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Art skills to create the graphic and audio assets. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Creative thinking to produce a compelling game. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  58. 60. Scratch and Curricula
  59. 61. Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>In the future, much learning (and entertainment) will be in 3D worlds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with the MIT Media Lab to combine the world’s best authoring tools with the world’s best 3D. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avatar Reality – company in Honolulu – has leading solution currently being tested at HTA. </li></ul></ul>
  60. 62. Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>Students will be able to practice their Mandarin in magical ways, immersed in online Yuan Ming Yuan, ancient gardens full of mystical creatures and historical figures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-to-one practice and dialogue with live students from Beijing, role-playing with you in the gardens. </li></ul></ul>
  61. 63. Practice your Mandarin in Yuan Ming Yuan
  62. 64. Talk and Role Play with Students in Beijing
  63. 65. Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>Kids invent these worlds. </li></ul></ul>
  64. 66. Create Virtual Ecosystems
  65. 67. <ul><ul><li>Design the algorithms that grow the flora and fauna. </li></ul></ul>
  66. 68. Create Worlds Create Worlds
  67. 69. Design Future Vehicles
  68. 70. Design Future Cities
  69. 71. Future Sustainability
  70. 72. New Sports
  71. 73. New Robots
  72. 74. Research in new ways
  73. 75. Through Simulation, Conduct Experiments Too Dangerous or Too Expensive in the Real World
  74. 76. Aloha Island at Hawaii Technology Academy-cable channel
  75. 77. “ It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” ~Charles Darwin
  76. 78. Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time!!!!
  77. 79. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>