Challenging Technology


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presentation at KSDC conference, Feb. 1 by Becca Stith Munson

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Challenging Technology

  1. 1. Challenging Technology Becca Stith Munson NBCT, ECYA/LM 2003 Library Media Specialist Blue Valley West High School [email_address]
  2. 2. Challenges <ul><li>When using technology in my classroom/library/other: </li></ul><ul><li>I am excited that ___________. </li></ul><ul><li>I become frustrated when _________. </li></ul><ul><li>I want to make ________ better. How? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What would this student say?
  4. 4. While we teach whatever we teach at school, the kids go home and learn the skills they need to survive and prosper in an interconnected global economy. Clarence Fisher
  5. 7. Thoughts… <ul><li>How do you design a lesson involving technology? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are some common elements? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are trends you notice with other teachers designing projects? </li></ul><ul><li>What are misconceptions/problems with the student work? </li></ul>
  6. 8. Trends <ul><li>Student Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy/Paste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paraphrase without citing sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Google as primary search tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantity of sources, rather than quality of sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lesson Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little to no expectation for paraphrase/summarize skills & bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No emphasis on evaluation of sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on product not process </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. www. 21stcenturyskills .org
  8. 10. PowerPoint cannot be your only use of technology.
  9. 11. ICT Literacy Assessment 2006 <ul><li>Positive Findings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.edu & .gov sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational chart based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categorized emails and files into folders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70% selected the best question to help clarify the assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negative Findings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% keyword searching skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% able to use a search strategy limiting results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty sorting information to clarify related material </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Knowledge of Students <ul><li>Survey your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you go to find information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you use the computer? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have a blog site (Xanga, Facebook)? etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student samples. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with your librarian . </li></ul>
  11. 13. Objective Ties <ul><li>Curriculum Connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid General Topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working Smart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One assignment covering many objectives. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine how you will assess the process and the product. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Awareness <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assumptions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One of the top links listed for a Martin Luther King search </li></ul></ul></ul>How would your students view this site? <ul><ul><li> Who owns & publishes this site? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Wikipedia <ul><li>Why is Wikipedia attractive to students? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>______________ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why do I hate it so much? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports, Reports, Reports… </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. How does this fit into their education? <ul><li>Plagiarism Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Sucks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other sites to be aware – Scavenger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The myth: If it is on the Internet, it is true! Right? </li></ul><ul><li>Response: Ignore it! Ban it! Buy products to “catch them”! </li></ul>
  15. 17. Every time I speak to teachers about forming networks with their kids, many of them cringe at the loss of control and worry what the consequences will be for their classrooms. My experience has found that people who are willing to open the potential for network formation up, will find that students will grow and mature in their information access, organization, and comprehension skills . Certainly unintended consequences will arise, but they will very, very rarely be negative. These consequences are the ones which will allow students to grow and flourish as information prosumers and to become active citizens. Clarence Fisher
  16. 18. When integrating technology, what important skills get lost? What skills need to be dropped or added?
  17. 19. Asking a GOOD question
  18. 20. Note-Taking Skills
  19. 21. Ethical Use of Information <ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Use </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Citation Maker </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>Divide and Conquer Method </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities to emphasize the process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows teacher to track the development of each student’s work. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Define the Steps <ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See lessons. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. Essential Questions <ul><li>Should, What if.. etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If it can be answered in an encyclopedia, why would a student want to rewrite the same information? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essential Question Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance See example of questions form . </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. Students generate questions…
  24. 26.
  25. 27. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Individualize </li></ul><ul><li>Empower </li></ul><ul><li>User control (You, me, anyone) </li></ul>
  26. 28. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Blogs (Xanga, Myspace, Edublogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts/Vodcast </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking (Delicious & Furl) </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul>
  27. 29. Other sites <ul><li>Bloglines /Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Google Map </li></ul>
  28. 30. Examples <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a family, fun one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples – See Links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin by using others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example - See Links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example - See Links </li></ul></ul>
  29. 31. Examples <ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Mac – iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>See Links </li></ul>
  30. 32. Other Sites <ul><li>Gliffy </li></ul><ul><li>Simile </li></ul><ul><li>Writely </li></ul><ul><li>Jump Cut </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>Becca Stith Munson </li></ul><ul><li>NBCT, ECYA/LM 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Library Media Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Valley West High School </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Links: http:// </li></ul>