<ul><li>To stimulate and contribute to a critical discussion about using technology, in particular, a 1:1 program, at inte...
<ul><li>About you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School and state of 1:1 program? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role within the schoo...
 
<ul><li>With research, there are many free and open source solutions  </li></ul><ul><li>Software licenses cause problems i...
<ul><ul><li>1) To give a broad overview of teaching in a 1:1 environment: my observations, experiences, suggestions, strat...
<ul><li>Amplifier  -- this is what technology does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good students get better; weak students distracte...
Credit: John Hattie, Univ. of Melbourne https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/proflearn/docs/pdf/qt_hattie.pdf
<ul><li>Lecturing is not effective school teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Good teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom managem...
<ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ToK is a “dry” subject; tends to be teacher -  centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ...
<ul><li>Presentation: 20 points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 minutes per student </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essay: 40 points </li>...
<ul><ul><li>What’s the Right Thing to Do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissent and Knowledge Communities </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><ul><li>Introduction: Goals, Learning Objectives, Tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion, Mini – Lecture, or Acti...
<ul><li>Divide into two groups: “Inside” and “Outside”, facing each other and randomly assigned </li></ul><ul><li>In 2 – 3...
Task <ul><li>Tablets? </li></ul>Today’ goals:  Form and argue an opinion about the value of art <ul><ul><li>5 minutes (no ...
Yue Minjun What makes this painting worth $10,000,000?
<ul><li>Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life. (Henry Miller) </li></ul><ul><li>Art is a lie that makes us ...
<ul><li>Groups of 3, random </li></ul><ul><li>Each group selects one quotation </li></ul><ul><li>15 minutes to prepare </l...
<ul><li>Today’s goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Finish activity re: Oppositions </li></ul><ul><li>Get Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Un...
Skill <ul><li>Tool </li></ul>Blogs <ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul></ul>Videos <ul><ul><li>including cameras and mics </li...
 
<ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy encompasses a complex set of abilities to understand and u...
<ul><ul><li>What makes an “EduTech 2.0”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which 2 or 3 or 4  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>core lit...
<ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ the democratization of writing” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress...
<ul><ul><li>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice with Michael Sandel </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><ul><li>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice with Michael Sandel </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Ginnis, P. (2002).  The Teacher's Toolkit.  Camarthen, Wales: Crown House. </li></ul><ul><li>Hattie, J. (2009).  V...
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Teaching with themes final

  1. 1. <ul><li>To stimulate and contribute to a critical discussion about using technology, in particular, a 1:1 program, at international schools </li></ul><ul><li>To share teaching tips about teaching ToK or any concept-based course in a 1:1 program </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>About you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School and state of 1:1 program? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role within the school? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subjects or areas of interest? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you teach ToK? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>With research, there are many free and open source solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Software licenses cause problems in schools </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><ul><li>1) To give a broad overview of teaching in a 1:1 environment: my observations, experiences, suggestions, strategies, etc. – what works and what doesn't work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) To give a specific report on how this technology forced us to change the way we teach ToK, and to explain how we changed the way we teach and report on the results, the good and the bad. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Amplifier -- this is what technology does </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good students get better; weak students distracted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher as important as ever </li></ul><ul><li>Training: teachers and students need IT training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training needs to be differentiated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EVERYBODY has something to learn! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good teaching is still good teaching </li></ul>
  6. 7. Credit: John Hattie, Univ. of Melbourne https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/proflearn/docs/pdf/qt_hattie.pdf
  7. 8. <ul><li>Lecturing is not effective school teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Good teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEEDBACK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiation: knowing students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals, metacognitive teaching, learning objectives, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning each lesson: WALT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ending each lesson: plenary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teachers must be engaged listeners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gandhi days </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ToK is a “dry” subject; tends to be teacher - centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The central problem of ToK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No “real” assessment until Year 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Threw out old content-based units (AoKs) and went to concept-based themes in 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Areas of Knowledge in ToK: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Human Sciences, History, Arts, Ethics </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Presentation: 20 points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 minutes per student </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essay: 40 points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1200 – 1600 words </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two fundamental skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ e-marking” </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><ul><li>What’s the Right Thing to Do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissent and Knowledge Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking About Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics and Beauty </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><ul><li>Introduction: Goals, Learning Objectives, Tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion, Mini – Lecture, or Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups, random or self-selected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided tasks or group work, towards presentation </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Divide into two groups: “Inside” and “Outside”, facing each other and randomly assigned </li></ul><ul><li>In 2 – 3 minutes, Inside person tell Outside person: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What I have learned at ASB Unplugged;or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A good joke, or “best pick-up line” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Every outside person: shift one place to the left </li></ul><ul><li>In 2 – 3 minutes, Outside person tell Inside person: what he or she (the person you listened to) has learned at ASB Unplugged </li></ul><ul><li>Now, add a blog post </li></ul>
  13. 14. Task <ul><li>Tablets? </li></ul>Today’ goals: Form and argue an opinion about the value of art <ul><ul><li>5 minutes (no tablets) </li></ul></ul>What makes a painting worth $10,000,000? What is the value of Art? <ul><ul><li>10 minutes (no tablets) </li></ul></ul>Task: in groups of 3, presentations about a Quotation in the arts <ul><ul><li>20 minutes (tablets) </li></ul></ul>Presentation & Discussion 10 minutes (tablets) Blog Posts with Comments 15 minutes (tablets) Discussion: What did we learn today? <ul><ul><li>10 minutes (no tablets) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Yue Minjun What makes this painting worth $10,000,000?
  15. 16. <ul><li>Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life. (Henry Miller) </li></ul><ul><li>Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. (Pablo Picasso) </li></ul><ul><li>Art is science made clear. (Jean Cocteau) </li></ul><ul><li>All art is quite useless. (Oscar Wilde) </li></ul><ul><li>Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. (Victor Hugo) </li></ul><ul><li>… we will always learn more about human life and human personality from novels than from scientific psychology. (Noam Chomsky) </li></ul><ul><li>The theatre, for all its artifices, depicts life in a sense more truly than history.. (George Santayana) </li></ul><ul><li>Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. (Frank Zappa) </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Groups of 3, random </li></ul><ul><li>Each group selects one quotation </li></ul><ul><li>15 minutes to prepare </li></ul><ul><li>3 slides, 3 minutes: give three opinions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does the Quotation mean? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Today’s goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Finish activity re: Oppositions </li></ul><ul><li>Get Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what the course is about: </li></ul><ul><li>AoKs, WoKs, Knowledge Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Short blog entries – improve knowledge claims </li></ul><ul><li>Intorduce new Theme: What is the Right Thing to do? </li></ul><ul><li>ToK and Philosophy: Michael Sandel – the personal risks </li></ul>  Discussion Questions: In a moral dilemma, what basis do we use to make a decision? Is it important to live a moral life?
  18. 19. Skill <ul><li>Tool </li></ul>Blogs <ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul></ul>Videos <ul><ul><li>including cameras and mics </li></ul></ul>Screencasts <ul><ul><li>Screenr and Storyboards </li></ul></ul>Presentations PPTs, Prezis, Spicynodes, GoogleDocs, etc
  19. 21. <ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy encompasses a complex set of abilities to understand and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture for personal and community development. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><ul><li>What makes an “EduTech 2.0”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which 2 or 3 or 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>core literacies (Howard Rheingold) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are profoundly changing how students learn, and how we teach? </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ the democratization of writing” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ the greatest force of the 20 th Century” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ is INDIVIDUAL even a word anymore?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GoogleDocs </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. <ul><ul><li>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice with Michael Sandel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larry Ferlazzo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr Hoye’s ToK Website </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><ul><li>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice with Michael Sandel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larry Ferlazzo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr Hoye’s ToK Website </li></ul></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>Ginnis, P. (2002). The Teacher's Toolkit. Camarthen, Wales: Crown House. </li></ul><ul><li>Hattie, J. (2009). Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. New York: Routledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Powell, W., & Kosuma-Powell, O. (2010). Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher. Singapore: Sage. </li></ul><ul><li>Rheingold, H. (2012, January 10). http://www.rheingold.com/ . Retrieved February 22, 2012 </li></ul>

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