Curricular Integration with iPads and Redesigning Learning Spaces

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  • We need to prepare our kids for their future, not our past.
    1910
    We as teachers, are in a position to start a reform revolution.
  • Making the shift...
    The ipad has given us the opportunity to become creators of content. Our kids are able to access information and synthesize it immediately and apply it relevantly to their world. This is powerful stuff...
    We are in a weird generation of humans...
  • • Flexible – to accommodate both current and evolving pedagogies• Future-proofed – to enable space to be re-allocated and reconfigured • Bold – to look beyond tried and tested technologies and pedagogies• Creative – to energize and inspire learners and tutors• Supportive – to develop the potential of all learners• Enterprising – to make each space capable of supporting different purposes
  • 5 Tips for the Tech Terrified Teacher
    Remember, it’s not about you! Your discomfort with technology impacts your students’ futures. Teachers need to be preparing students for the world we live in today. So many jobs are dependent on a basic understanding of technology. Always ask yourself, “am I teaching something that is obsolete, or something that will help my students in the future that lies ahead?”
    Don’t resist your tech guru teacher-friend: It is difficult to ask for help but partnering up with a tech guru teacher-friend can provide a support system that can help ease your transition from tech terrified to tech curious.
    Realize it’s okay if you are not in control: In reflection, I realize that a major reason that I resisted tech for so long is because I feared what would happen if I was no longer in control…but it is okay if the tech malfunctions. In fact it can lead to some pretty teachable moments.
    Let your students teach you something: Newsflash – if you think you are the omnipotent force in your classroom, think again! Kids know a lot these days and it can boost their confidence and engagement if you call on students for support.
    If you find a product you like, ask someone from the company to come visit – Tech startups want you to use their products so most likely if you send an email, they will answer any questions you have or maybe even come visit your school to teach you how to use their product.
  • 1.  It requires teachers to be risk takers--but based on sound educational principals.
    2.  It focuses less on content and more on process, understanding, and critical thinking about material.
    3.  It requires "old" skills (reading, writing,etc..) but develops new skills need for the changing world.
    4.  It exposes students to engaging social networking in an educational setting
    5.  It establishes and allows students to can create their own knowledge based on fact and content.
    6.  It makes learning and teaching more FUN.
    Lots of talk about the technology, but little change with how we teach with the technology.
    Our tech lab isn’t just a room that houses technology, it’s a space where people come together, create and learn. Students have the opportunity to see their teachers learn beside them.
    Students have the opportunity to teach their teachers, to solve problems and to become leaders.
  • huddle areas
    Huddle Areas More and more, students are working collaboratively, and, increasingly, universities are providing student lounge and huddle areas to accommodate both academic and social activities. These non-classroom, informal learning spaces are typically made up of discrete areas sized to accommodate about four or five students at a table, with power receptacles and connectivity to a shared large-screen flat panel display, which can be table- or wall-mounted.
    Think of a series of booths commonly found in diners, which provide a minimal separation among groups. In some cases, acoustic and visual separation may be enhanced by increasing the height of the panels between booths.
    In lounge areas in classroom buildings, libraries, and dorms, furniture is often arranged to support small workgroups. Again, power and display capabilities are often provided.
  • How do educators move into the space and assimilate?
    How does it impact teaching and learning?
    What makes a space ?
  • Consumers vs. Producers of Information
  • Each one, Teach one
    PBL
    Student driven choices
    Uses of all types of technology
  • purpose- is it for the teacher? Student? parent?
    platform- what works best for us? we chose evernote...there was discussion of a blog...
    Process- ULD/ELD
    Pedagogy- Self reflection, self awareness, self reguation, I can statements
  • Curricular Integration with iPads and Redesigning Learning Spaces

    1. 1. Curricular Integration with iPads and Redesigning Learning Spaces Marsha Harris Lead Instructional Technology Specialist Trinity School
    2. 2. Twitter Are you connected? @marshamac74 #ettipad mharris@trinityatl.org
    3. 3. http://www.haikudeck.com/p/h7C1RUP84o/marsha-harris
    4. 4. About Trinity 3’s-6th Grade 640 Students Mac Platform 1:1 Laptop program 5th and 6th Grades All teachers have 1 iPad 1 Cart of iPad/Grade iPads and e-Readers in Media Center Tech Lab for 1st-4th and support for 5th and 6th
    5. 5. 100 Years Ago 100 years of education reform... What has changed? What still looks the same?
    6. 6. Are We Doing Better?
    7. 7. Traditional Education What looks different? Who’s still in charge? Classrooms still continue to function like a sealed box.
    8. 8. REALLY?
    9. 9. Consumers vs Producers of Information Content Creators
    10. 10. How Might We Design for 21st Century Learning? Flexible Future-proofed Creative Motivate Supportive Bold http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/learningspaces.pdf
    11. 11. We can change the “design” of any space, but how does that change what happens in the space? How do we transform a learning experience?
    12. 12. “We spend a lot of time trying to change people. The thing to do is to change the environment and people will change themselves.” Les Watson, Pro ViceChancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University
    13. 13. What Teachers Fear
    14. 14. The Change Teaching Methodology Space
    15. 15. The Change Teaching Methodology
    16. 16. Our Past...not so bad?
    17. 17. Our Present: The Idea Lab
    18. 18. Kinesthetic
    19. 19. Differentiation
    20. 20. Collaborative
    21. 21. Flexible
    22. 22. Huddle Areas
    23. 23. Relevant
    24. 24. Removing the Teacher “Authority”
    25. 25. Community
    26. 26. Professional Development
    27. 27. Idea Wall idea paint how do we use it as a collaborative space? how does it change instruction?
    28. 28. Idea Paint How does something simple like this change the way we teach?
    29. 29. Outdoor Classrooms
    30. 30. Logs Rock Circles
    31. 31. Stone Benches Amphitheater
    32. 32. Our Vision at Trinity
    33. 33. What’s Next?
    34. 34. Curricular Integration Languages Math Science Social Studies Writing
    35. 35. Creativity/Assessment/ Reflection/ Storytelling Screen casting Presentations Movie Creations Graphic Organizers Camera/Voice Reflecting/Archivin g
    36. 36. Doodle Cast-3rd Grade 3rd Grade Math Creativity, Curricular Integration, Formative Assessment http://bit.ly/HWhqt2
    37. 37. My Story-1st Grade First Grade Writing and Oral Communication Creativity, Curricular Integration, Assessment http://bit.ly/1aOCihH
    38. 38. My Story-2nd Grade Folktale http://bit.ly/118YcBD
    39. 39. My Story- 4th Grade Nursery Rhymes Creativity, Curricular Integration, Assessment http://bit.ly/1dvvljE
    40. 40. My Story- Kindergarten http://bit.ly/1bmT02C
    41. 41. Haiku Deck-2nd Grade Simple, Beautiful and Fun http://bit.ly/1a9D6vE
    42. 42. Haiku Deck- Simple Presentations
    43. 43. Haiku Deck-3rd Grade Events Leading up the Revolutionary War http://bit.ly/18xEXqj
    44. 44. Popplet- 2nd Grade
    45. 45. Drop Box-4th Grade Synced to all of the iPads for the class research project
    46. 46. iMovie/QR Codes School Tour http://bit.ly/1aGZXL3
    47. 47. iMovie-2nd Grade
    48. 48. iMovie Book Review http://bit.ly/1asKMsm
    49. 49. QR Codeshttp://bit.ly/I1OPS7 Scavenger Hunt Audio Tour of the Woods Mom’s Day Messages http://bit.ly/17tSCyw
    50. 50. Coach’s Eye in PE http://bit.ly/1ie7gkV
    51. 51. Show Me-4th Grade Pre-Reading Assessment 4th Grade Conference http://bit.ly/1brx5HC
    52. 52. Explain Everything-1st Grade Formative Assessments Making Thinking Visible/Visual/A udible Provides an opportunity to archive an EXPERIENCE http://bit.ly/17Wic4W
    53. 53. My Learning-Digital Portfolios Purpose Platform Process Pedagogy
    54. 54. Evernote
    55. 55. Instruction How has it changed the way that I teach? http://www.linktolearning.net/

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