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Transformative Technology Integration in Classrooms

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Presentation by Dr. Joan E. Hughes on November 8, 2010 for SETDA - State Educational Technology Directors Association (http://www.setda.org/).
This was a 10 minute talk to get a working group started on the topic "Helping Educators Transform Their Practice."

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Transformative Technology Integration in Classrooms

  1. 1. TechEdges.orgTechEdges.org J O A N E . H U G H E S A S S O C I A T E P R O F E S S O R , L E A R N I N G T E C H N O L O G I E S T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F T E X A S A T A U S T I N Transformative Technology Integration in Classrooms
  2. 2. 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org Y O U M U S T D E F I N E I T . W H A T D O E S I T M E A N ? Technology Integration
  3. 3. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes Technology Integration My Definition  The use of digital information communication technologies by teachers and/or students that support socio-constructivist instruction and learning of subject area content.
  4. 4. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes Technology Integration My Definition … broken down  The use of technologies (tools with processors, silicon chips, programming built into them);  by teachers and/or students (and leaders!) that support;  participation in activities with others using materials that are contextually- and culturally-relevant across time and spaces;  that help development of knowledge of science, math, English, social studies, physical education ….
  5. 5. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org Saguaro Middle School Case Study
  6. 6. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org Student technology knowledge/experience is underutilized in school 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Create or change digital pictures or art (Photoshop, Illustrator, iPhoto) 59% Create or change digital audio (Audacity, GarageBand) 26% Create or change digital video (iMovie, MovieMaker, PhotoStory) 46% Share your creations (pictures, audio, video) online (iPhoto, flickr, podcasts, vodcasts) 63% Create or change web pages (e.g., Dreamweaver, iweb, googlepages) 31% Students' In/Out of School Use - Creativity Applications In school Out of school Both In and Out of School
  7. 7. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org Teachers report more personal tech use than educational 2.33 2.67 3.5 1.88 6.67 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Create or change digital pictures or art (Photoshop, Illustrator, iPhoto) 52% Create or change digital audio (Audacity, GarageBand) 13% Create or change digital video (iMovie, MovieMaker, PhotoStory) 17% Share your creations (pictures, audio, video) online (iPhoto, flickr, podcasts, vodcasts) 35% Create or change web pages (e.g., Dreamweaver, iweb, googlepages) 17% Teachers' Personal vs. Educational Use of Creativity Technologies Reported on a scale of 1-7 from All personal use (1), Uses equally between home and school (4) to All educational use (7) All Personal Use Personal & Educ Use All Educ Use
  8. 8. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org Teachers are technologically confident 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 MeanScore Individual Teachers Teacher Digital Self-Efficacy Teachers reported on a scale of 1-4 from Strongly disagree (1) to Strongly agree (4); n=16 HIGH LOW
  9. 9. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org NETS-A Profile: ‘Teaching & Learning’ standard needs development
  10. 10. 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org W H A T D O E S I T M E A N ? C O N S I D E R A F R A M E W O R K … R . A . T . Transformation
  11. 11. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes R. A. T. Category Effect, Quality R. Replacement No change or effect besides introduction of technology. Substitute, proxy, stand-in. A. Amplification Intensification effect – more, faster, better, clearer, stronger T. Transformation Novel creation effect – unattainable experience, action; alteration, change, restructure, reorganize
  12. 12. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes How does the technology impact: Instruction, Learning, and/or Curriculum Replacement Amplification Transfo- rmation Teachers will develop technology- supported practices that range across R, A, & T
  13. 13. 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org I T R E Q U I R E S E D U C A T I O N A L C H A N G E . Why is there a dearth of “T” Transformation?
  14. 14. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes “Real Educational Change” Is:  Change in materials/resources  Change in behaviors / teaching practices  Change in beliefs!  Fullan, M. (2007). The new meaning of educational change (4th ed.). New York: Teachers College.
  15. 15. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org We leave the hardest work for the teachers to do …alone with few/no resources Technology Pedagogy Content Professional Development often focuses here  Moving content into the mix can be used to challenge current beliefs
  16. 16. 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes TechEdges.org T O W A R D A C H I E V I N G T R A N S F O R M A T I V E T E C H N O L O G Y I N T E G R A T I O N I N T H E C L A S S R O O M How do we support teachers in engaging in educational change?
  17. 17. TechEdges.org 1/30/2015Dr. Joan E. Hughes Strategies  Collaboratively develop an institutional ‘shared meaning’ of transformative technology integration  Establish reflective practice in learning communities  Focus on content-specific professional learning  Start with content-specific problems-of-practice  Search for technological solutions  Enable technology integration specialists with capacity, direction, resources, & power to make change

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