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IRA 2011 The Tech Tools Teachers Say They Use by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst


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This is the PowerPoint we used in the Digital Media Symposium of IRA 2011. This presentation focused on what 140 middle school teachers from 10 schools told us about the tools the do (and don't) use.

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IRA 2011 The Tech Tools Teachers Say They Use by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst

  1. 1. IRA 2011<br />Kylene Beers<br />Robert E. Probst<br /><br />Beers.probst@gmail<br />What are the tech tools teachers and students report they use?<br /><br />
  2. 2. How have the tools changed?<br />A stroll down <br />memory lane<br /><br />
  3. 3. To understand how the “how” is changing, let’s look back to the literacy demands of an earlier time…<br /><br />
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  10. 10. Needed:<br />One mobile device that sends a<br />text message<br /><br />And what are the tools you use today?<br />
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  13. 13. Are you a stranger, visitor, or resident?<br />Wordle Flickr You Tube<br /> IM Popplets<br />Digg Twitter Second Life<br />Skype MMORPG Polleverywhere<br />Evernote Ning GoogleLitTrips<br />Podcasts Diigo Facebook <br />Blogs Email Tagging<br />Wiki Text Jottit<br />Naturally Speaking Google Docs<br /><br />
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  15. 15. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”<br /> --Wayne Otto<br /><br />
  16. 16. “In the future, how we educate our children may prove to be more important than how much we educate them.”<br />The World is Flat<br /> Thomas Friedman<br /><br />
  17. 17. Learn More<br />Twitter/KyleneBeers<br /> or Twitter/BobProbst<br /> (Kylene’s blog)<br /><br />Article from us on why reading lit is important:<br /><br />Slides at<br />Summer Reading Institute in San Antonio, Texas, June 19-22, 2011<br />Summer Reading Institute in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, June 26-30, 2011<br />Info for both at (click on workshops)<br /><br />