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What tech do pre-service teachers need

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What tech do pre-service teachers need

  1. 1. What Tech Ideas Do Pre-Service Teachers Need? SAGE - Oct. 19, 2012 Dr. R Redekopp University of Manitoba
  2. 2. The ToolboxCriteria•free•web based (not download and install)•easy to use•easy to share
  3. 3. The ToolboxFor the teacher:•PLN stuff - twitter, RSS, social bookmarking•Managing stuff - Google Docs / MS SkyDrive•Communication to students and parents - blogs, wikis, web sites• Managed systems - Edmodo, Schoology
  4. 4. The ToolboxFor the teacher:•creation of multimedia items - video, audio, image manipulation, mash-ups• posting the above on their web presence• add to a class collection of information (wiki or otherwise)• use of the darned IWB
  5. 5. The ToolboxFor the student:•creation of multimedia items - video, audio, image manipulation, mash-ups• posting the above on their web presence• add to a class collection of information (wiki or otherwise)• Quick and easy response sites
  6. 6. BIG IdeasMcLuhan, Barney, Turkle, Ellul•how does the technology use us?•what is the underlying message of technology?• The medium IS the message• Technology and democracy
  7. 7. BIG IdeasPedagogy vs Hype•When to use•When to set aside•Engagement is necessary, but not sufficient•Wheres the research?•Will tech use help learning?
  8. 8. BIG IdeasFrom Facts to Thinking to Wisdom•Google is a fact machine - useless unless we move students to "Bloom"• Stepping back to ponder / contextualize facts• FInding Big Ideas and Big Questions
  9. 9. BIG IdeasSocial Issues•More connected and more isolated•Social, classroom and digital etiquette•Think before you post•Cyber-bullying
  10. 10. BIG IdeasEnvironmental Issues•Mining of rare earth materials•Manufacturing conditions•Toxic chemicals•Designed for the Dump / Cant fix•eWaste / recycling
  11. 11. Questions?There is no Silver Bullet (or Lone Ranger) to solve all problemsAll answers being with"It depends ...

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