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Spotlight On Emerging Technology


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Spotlight On Emerging Technology

  1. 1. Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools<br />Application Four<br />Maegan D. Trafton<br />
  2. 2. 21st Century Skills<br />The Partnership for 21st Century Skills<br />Visit this website to explore the skills a student needs for the 21st Century<br />These skills have been outlined to show what a student needs to be able to do in order to be successful in the 21st century workforce<br />
  3. 3. Online Learning Promotes 21st Century Skills<br />Online learning can be a powerful way to fill educational gaps <br />Try a free Course Management System (CMS) or Learning Management System (LMS)<br />Moodle<br />Rcampus<br />
  4. 4. Moodle<br />Moodle is a FREE online learning community that educators can use for CMS or LMS<br />
  5. 5. What Can Moodle Do for You?<br />Organize course information<br />Form collaborative groups among your students<br />Offer access to assignments<br />Online quizzes<br />Supplement face-to-face meetings<br />And much more! <br />
  6. 6. Consider Present Learning Resources in your school<br />How could a CMS such as Moodle fill those gaps? <br />What gaps might they leave?<br />
  7. 7. What instructional gaps might be filled with an online learning option? <br />Fills gap of lack of collaboration across grade levels or classrooms<br />Example: Guided Reading<br />Students working on various levels in Guided Reading could interact and discuss online with students in other grade levels working on the same level<br />
  8. 8. What instructional gaps might be filled with an online learning option? <br /><ul><li>The organizational issues of differentiated instruction are eased with online learning. </li></ul>Students could work on varying projects all under a center location<br />Directions would be clearly posted<br />Students would have access to grading rubrics while benefiting from differentiated instruction <br />
  9. 9. How can online learning modules support meaningful, authentic, student learning?<br />Fosters learning anytime any place<br />Prepares students for their future<br />Customized learning makes for amble individual growth<br />Students are exposed to meaningful examples: images, videos, and discussions<br />Communication <br />Online Learning Modules extend learning past classroom boundaries <br />
  10. 10. Creating an Effective Online Learning Environment may take time……<br />But isn’t helping your students succeed in their lives worth it? <br />
  11. 11. Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents. Educational Leadership, 67(1), 54–59. <br />References<br />