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Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool
Goals of this Session: Discover   • recent trends in edtech    Discuss          •         benefits & challenges           ...
Discover    ...recent trends in edtech
What has changed?              The „Add-On‟              Approach:              Early Film
What has changed?              Our friend QWERTY
Lessons from change…   Some things are „sticky‟   It takes time to appreciate the potential    of new technology   How ...
Ursula Franklin*                                                       “Technology is                                     ...
Ursula Franklin* The practice itself  can define the  content… … so that "the  technology of doing  something defines  t...
Growth in access…
Growth of multimedia
Increased mobility
Varied sources ofinformation
Where to                  & avoid… Start with what you do now…
• one tool with one learningMatch     goal
with what you do now…What do you want your students to…?      Create      • Design, construct, plan, produce, invent, devi...
Table of Tools & Functions*http://rozwarner.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/table-of-educational-functions-and-technologies/     ...
An Example from ComparativePolitics   Goals:     To be able to analyze (compare & integrate)      demographic & politica...
http://www.gapminder.org/worldNote: links on to all of these resources are available                      on my blog.
Use                  to predict &explain… What trends would you predict for the  next 100 years? 200 years? What would h...
Fun Examples:       Google Labs Ngram Viewer:     http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/           Note: links on to all of these ...
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com
Ideascalehttp://ideascale.com/           Note: links on to all of these resources are available                           ...
Google‟s Art Projecthttp://www.googleartproject.com/           Note: links on to all of these resources are available     ...
UBC‟shttp://assignmentcalculator.library.ubc.ca
http://exhibitions.nypl.org/100/digital_fun/play_the_game                 Note: links on to all of these resources are ava...
Use Bloom‟s Digital Taxonomy &Table of Functions and Tools toMatch…   Goal: I would like learners to be able to remember ...
For Inspiration, Visit…   My Blog:    http://rozwarner.wordpress.com
More than 'Add-On': Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool
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More than 'Add-On': Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool

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For Connections Participants 2011 at Okanagan College. E-texts, social networking, mobile, blended learning...Are you considering integrating some new information and communication technologies in your classes but are unsure about where to start? In this session, participants will learn about some new technologies and trends in teaching and learning, assess the benefits and challenges of using technologies, and share ideas about the most effective technologies for the specific and unique pedagogical goals of participants' own disciplines. Flexibility and customization are the name of the game, so there is something here for everybody!

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More than 'Add-On': Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool

  1. 1. Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool
  2. 2. Goals of this Session: Discover • recent trends in edtech Discuss • benefits & challenges • one tool with one learning Match goal
  3. 3. Discover ...recent trends in edtech
  4. 4. What has changed? The „Add-On‟ Approach: Early Film
  5. 5. What has changed? Our friend QWERTY
  6. 6. Lessons from change… Some things are „sticky‟ It takes time to appreciate the potential of new technology How we do things determines the technology we use…
  7. 7. Ursula Franklin* “Technology is „a way of doing something‟” *Ursula Franklin, The Real World of Technology. CBC Massey Lectures Series. Toronto: CBC Enterprises, 1990, 17
  8. 8. Ursula Franklin* The practice itself can define the content… … so that "the technology of doing something defines the activity itself (17)." *Ursula Franklin, The Real World of Technology. CBC Massey Lectures Series. Toronto: CBC Enterprises, 1990, 17
  9. 9. Growth in access…
  10. 10. Growth of multimedia
  11. 11. Increased mobility
  12. 12. Varied sources ofinformation
  13. 13. Where to & avoid… Start with what you do now…
  14. 14. • one tool with one learningMatch goal
  15. 15. with what you do now…What do you want your students to…? Create • Design, construct, plan, produce, invent, devise, make, etc. Evaluate • Check, hypothesize, critique, experiment, judge, detect, test, etc. Analyze • Compare, organize, deconstruct, attribute, outline, structure, integrate, etc. Apply • Implement, carry out, use, execute, run, upload, share, etc. Understand • Interpret, summarize, infer, paraphrase, classify, compare, etc. Remember • Recognize, list, describe, identify, retrieve, name, locate, etc.
  16. 16. Table of Tools & Functions*http://rozwarner.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/table-of-educational-functions-and-technologies/ *Note: links on to all of these resources are available on my blog.
  17. 17. An Example from ComparativePolitics Goals:  To be able to analyze (compare & integrate) demographic & political statistics for different countries  To be able to use data to predict trends & to evaluate the reasons for differences between countries Tool: (now Google Public Data Explorer) Note: links on to all of these resources are available on my blog.
  18. 18. http://www.gapminder.org/worldNote: links on to all of these resources are available on my blog.
  19. 19. Use to predict &explain… What trends would you predict for the next 100 years? 200 years? What would happen if X increased but Y did not? What does it mean if X is/is not related to Y?
  20. 20. Fun Examples:  Google Labs Ngram Viewer: http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/ Note: links on to all of these resources are available on my blog.
  21. 21. http://demonstrations.wolfram.com
  22. 22. Ideascalehttp://ideascale.com/ Note: links on to all of these resources are available on my blog.
  23. 23. Google‟s Art Projecthttp://www.googleartproject.com/ Note: links on to all of these resources are available on my blog.
  24. 24. UBC‟shttp://assignmentcalculator.library.ubc.ca
  25. 25. http://exhibitions.nypl.org/100/digital_fun/play_the_game Note: links on to all of these resources are available on my blog.
  26. 26. Use Bloom‟s Digital Taxonomy &Table of Functions and Tools toMatch… Goal: I would like learners to be able to remember at least 3 definitions of „democracy‟ Tools:...locate & compare different definitions (Googlescholar, EBSCO, Project Muse, etc.)...bookmark, annotate & share a web page (Diigo)…view a 5-minute video (lecture or news report)…listen to a podcast…find a famous speech…find a famous quotation…find a famous image
  27. 27. For Inspiration, Visit… My Blog: http://rozwarner.wordpress.com

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