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Digital Toolkit

  1. 1. Digital Toolkit for Teaching Digital Learners
  2. 2. The “Industrial Age” Education System Doesn’t Work for Today’s Learners
  3. 3. But you probably know that...
  4. 4. Kids are producers of original content ... just OUTSIDE the classroom!
  5. 5. So let’s create a new toolkit
  6. 6. Calvinball: Working w/ Technology *IMPORTANT -- The rules are subject to be changed, amended, or dismissed by any player(s) involved so the may never be played the same way twice.
  7. 7. The tool alone doesn’t increase knowledge/skills
  8. 8. Blogging alone doesn’t make my students better writers
  9. 9. The Tool Needs Context and Pedagogy
  10. 10. It takes all three areas to effectively integrate technology & improve learning.
  11. 11. Common Learning Theories Behaviorism Desired outcomes are created through response/stimuli Cognitivism Learning is viewed as a process of inputs, managed in short term memory, and coded for long-term recall. Constructivism Learners create knowledge in process of understanding experiences
  12. 12. These pedagogies have limits within the Information Age Volume Connectivity Capacity
  13. 13. Connectivism <ul><li>Information changes quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Connections to stay current is what’s really important </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is actuated knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is the process of plugging into new knowledge sources </li></ul><ul><li>The pipe is more important than what’s in the pipe </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tool Classification Professional Development Classroom Operations
  15. 15. Where do you begin?
  16. 16. Looking at the tool How does it work? Is this a professional development tool and/or classroom operation tool? Could you use this with the content you teach? If so, how? How can this tool be used to build knowledge (pedagogy)?
  17. 17. RSS: Real Simple Syndication CNN Wicked Decent Learning My Reader
  18. 18. Wordle
  19. 19. Twitter
  20. 20.
  21. 21. What are the next steps?
  22. 23. Build a Community of Experts
  23. 24. Don’t be afraid to ask the kids!
  24. 25. My Contact Information email: [email_address] skype, twitter, plurk: mrichme ichat: mrichme2 blog: http://mrichme.ed Access to My Slidedeck Interactive Links