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Digital Toolkit

  1. 1. Digital Toolkit for Teaching Digital Learners http://www.flickr.com/photos/53991500@N00/7876556
  2. 2. The “Industrial Age” Education System Doesn’t Work for Today’s Learners http://flickr.com/photos/davidrn/1294933659
  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 http://api.ning.com/files/BlwcKAbMsHcHihcKcSKNn1sqOjB3yjbLzqAZ61YIO8sF1X68VIIIGvAW6T27HebIoU7v2Sj9xtYk4YO9RDt5ocO4-nbiReCI/IMG_0385.JPG
  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. http://flickr.com/photos/botheredbybees/2081877836 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>http://connectivism.ca/
  14. 14. Tool Classification Professional Development Classroom Operations
  15. 15. Where do you begin?
  16. 16. Looking at the tool http://flickr.com/photos/misteraitch/2660963679/ 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 http://www.wordle.net
  19. 19. Twitter http://www.twitter.com
  20. 20. http://cammad.net/digital_toolkit.html
  21. 21. What are the next steps? http://flickr.com/photos/clairity/2556041134
  22. 23. http://api.ning.com/files/BlwcKAbMsHcHihcKcSKNn1sqOjB3yjbLzqAZ61YIO8sF1X68VIIIGvAW6T27HebIoU7v2Sj9xtYk4YO9RDt5ocO4-nbiReCI/IMG_0385.JPG 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 ublogs.org Access to My Slidedeck http://MacMini.mld.arundel.k12.me.us/NoteShare Interactive Links http://cammad.net/digital_toolkit.html

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