LFS and Technology Connections

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LFS and Technology Connections

  1. 1. Learning Focused School & Technology Connections Melanie Wiscount Wilkes University
  2. 2. Essential Questions • Why connect technology with Learning-focused Schools philosophy? • How can we connect technology to the different seven steps in Learning-focused Schools lesson plans? http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-opening-computer-rimagefree1364126-resi2576935
  3. 3. Why connect technology with Learning-focused Schools philosophy? • Interest students • Engage students • Inspire students • Empower students • Motivate students • Deliver differentiated instruction • Scaffold with technology http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-female-teenager-at-the-computer-rimagefree1310946-resi2576935
  4. 4. How can we connect technology to the different seven steps in Learning-focused Schools lesson plans? • Multimedia applications • Mindmapping • Publishing tools • Content creation tools • Support tools • Innovation tools • Organization tools • Learning tools http://www.dreamstime.com/free-stock-image-business-man-with-laptop-15-rimagefree910321-resi2576935
  5. 5. How can we connect technology to the different seven steps in Learning-focused Schools lesson plans? • Appeal to millennial learners • Develop 21st literacies • Teach outside the box • Integrate technology transparently • Integrate technology seamlessly • It’s all about the task ~ NOT the tool • Teach digital citizenship • Create effective & efficient information managers http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-girl-with-laptop-rimagefree9448100-resi2576935
  6. 6. Connect Technology to Standards • PA State standards • NETS for Students • SAS alignment to Standards • 21st Century Skills
  7. 7. LFS + Technology =21st Century Teaching & Learning Essential Questions Activating Thinking Acceleration ~ Previewing Teaching Activities & Strategies Assessment Summarizing Extending ~ Refining Activities Differentiation Word Walls Graphic Organizers Acquisition Lessons

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