Day 1 Keynote
Today’s Topic Digital Toolkit for Teaching Digital Learners http://www.flickr.com/photos/53991500@N00/7876556
Who am I? What am I doing here? What’s my angle? Where do I work?
What are we trying to accomplish in our classroom? Please go to  http://moourl.com/sti08   to give your response.
Increase children’s knowledge and skills for life in the 21st Century
The “Industrial Age” Education System Doesn’t Work for Today’s Learners http://flickr.com/photos/davidrn/1294933659
But you probably know that...
Kids are producers of original content ... just OUTSIDE the classroom!
Time to Change the Paradigm of Teaching
Comparing the Paradigms of Teaching Factor Old New Knowledge Transferred from Teacher to Students Jointly Constructed by T...
Technology’s role is to support not lead the new paradigm of teaching
So let’s create a new toolkit http://api.ning.com/files/BlwcKAbMsHcHihcKcSKNn1sqOjB3yjbLzqAZ61YIO8sF1X68VIIIGvAW6T27HebIoU...
Calvinball: Working w/ Technology *IMPORTANT -- The rules are subject to be changed, amended, or dismissed by any player(s...
The tool alone doesn’t increase knowledge/skills
Blogging alone doesn’t make my students better writers
The Tool Needs Context and Pedagogy
It takes all three areas to effectively integrate technology & improve learning.
Common Learning Theories Behaviorism Desired outcomes are created through response/stimuli Cognitivism Learning is viewed ...
http://flickr.com/photos/botheredbybees/2081877836 These pedagogies have limits within the Information Age Volume Connecti...
Connectivism <ul><li>Information changes quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Connections to stay current is what’s really important ...
Enough Already Let’s Take a 7 Minute Break
Creativity Cycle Saturation Incubation Illumination
Tool Classification Professional Development Classroom Operations
Looking at the tool http://flickr.com/photos/misteraitch/2660963679/ How does it work? Is this a professional development ...
RSS: Real Simple Syndication CNN Wicked Decent Learning My Reader
Wordle http://www.wordle.net
Twitter http://www.twitter.com
Now it’s your turn to check out some tools! How does it work? Is this a professional development tool and/or classroom ope...
Let’s put the pieces together!
<ul><li>A vision is shared,  </li></ul><ul><li>connections and exploration begin, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a personal vision ...
What are the next steps? http://flickr.com/photos/clairity/2556041134
 
http://api.ning.com/files/BlwcKAbMsHcHihcKcSKNn1sqOjB3yjbLzqAZ61YIO8sF1X68VIIIGvAW6T27HebIoU7v2Sj9xtYk4YO9RDt5ocO4-nbiReCI...
Don’t be afraid to ask the kids!
My Contact Information email:  [email_address] skype, twitter, plurk:  mrichme ichat: mrichme2 blog:  http://mrichme.ed ub...
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This is the presentation I gave to teachers in SAD 61 on August 4, 2008

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Sad61 Keynote

  1. 1. Day 1 Keynote
  2. 2. Today’s Topic Digital Toolkit for Teaching Digital Learners http://www.flickr.com/photos/53991500@N00/7876556
  3. 3. Who am I? What am I doing here? What’s my angle? Where do I work?
  4. 4. What are we trying to accomplish in our classroom? Please go to http://moourl.com/sti08 to give your response.
  5. 5. Increase children’s knowledge and skills for life in the 21st Century
  6. 6. The “Industrial Age” Education System Doesn’t Work for Today’s Learners http://flickr.com/photos/davidrn/1294933659
  7. 7. But you probably know that...
  8. 8. Kids are producers of original content ... just OUTSIDE the classroom!
  9. 9. Time to Change the Paradigm of Teaching
  10. 10. Comparing the Paradigms of Teaching Factor Old New Knowledge Transferred from Teacher to Students Jointly Constructed by Teachers and Students Students Passive vessel to be filled by the teacher’s knowledge Active constructor, discoverer, transformer of own knowledge Relationships Impersonal relationships Personal transactions Context Competitive/Individualistic Cooperative learning Assumption Any expert can teach Teaching is complex and requires considerable training
  11. 11. Technology’s role is to support not lead the new paradigm of teaching
  12. 12. So let’s create a new toolkit http://api.ning.com/files/BlwcKAbMsHcHihcKcSKNn1sqOjB3yjbLzqAZ61YIO8sF1X68VIIIGvAW6T27HebIoU7v2Sj9xtYk4YO9RDt5ocO4-nbiReCI/IMG_0385.JPG
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. The tool alone doesn’t increase knowledge/skills
  15. 15. Blogging alone doesn’t make my students better writers
  16. 16. The Tool Needs Context and Pedagogy
  17. 17. It takes all three areas to effectively integrate technology & improve learning.
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. http://flickr.com/photos/botheredbybees/2081877836 These pedagogies have limits within the Information Age Volume Connectivity Capacity
  20. 20. 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/
  21. 21. Enough Already Let’s Take a 7 Minute Break
  22. 22. Creativity Cycle Saturation Incubation Illumination
  23. 23. Tool Classification Professional Development Classroom Operations
  24. 24. 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)?
  25. 25. RSS: Real Simple Syndication CNN Wicked Decent Learning My Reader
  26. 26. Wordle http://www.wordle.net
  27. 27. Twitter http://www.twitter.com
  28. 28. Now it’s your turn to check out some tools! 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)? flickr slideshare netvibes jing ning delicious dipity jott
  29. 29. Let’s put the pieces together!
  30. 30. <ul><li>A vision is shared, </li></ul><ul><li>connections and exploration begin, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a personal vision is developed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a shared vision is built, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>learning about tools, connections, and possibilities, exploration/practice begins, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reflection on practice leads to reflection on pedagogy, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>establishing big picture goals for student learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>& knowing where to find the tools to help achieve your goals </li></ul></ul></ul>http://www.leadertalk.org/2008/07/the-path-to-und.html
  31. 31. What are the next steps? http://flickr.com/photos/clairity/2556041134
  32. 33. http://api.ning.com/files/BlwcKAbMsHcHihcKcSKNn1sqOjB3yjbLzqAZ61YIO8sF1X68VIIIGvAW6T27HebIoU7v2Sj9xtYk4YO9RDt5ocO4-nbiReCI/IMG_0385.JPG Build a Community of Experts
  33. 34. Don’t be afraid to ask the kids!
  34. 35. My Contact Information email: [email_address] skype, twitter, plurk: mrichme ichat: mrichme2 blog: http://mrichme.ed ublogs.org Access to My NoteShare http://MacMini.mld.arundel.k12.me.us/NoteShare Flickr Notes http://flickr.com/photos/mrichme/2704800765/

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