Table of Contents 1st Article: “The Future is Here! Emerging Technologies in the Classroom” Slides 3, 4, 5 2nd Article: “Facebook Summit 2011, an Excellent Academic Use of the Popular Internet App” Slides 6, 7, 8 3rd Article: “2010 Horizon Report Unplugged: Emerging Technologies in the Classroom and Beyond” Slides 9, 10, 11 Conclusion Slide 12
“The Future is Here! EmergingTechnologies in the Classroom” Blogging-a great way for teachers to keep in contact with parents and students who missed school. Blogging- Students can record data from scientific experiments and post their observations. Vlogging- same as blogging but with video! A-ha! Very important- It is important to be aware of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. Do not post childrens full names, addresses or personal information online.
“The Future is Here! EmergingTechnologies in the Classroom” Google Docs- great way for teachers to make changes or updates to assignments. Google Docs- students can work together in groups even when they aren’t together. Create Animations- fun and interactive way to get students invloved. TeacherTube- great source for video’s and extras to show in the classroom.
“The Future is Here! EmergingTechnologies in the Classroom” “While blogging may not be an emerging technology anymore, many schools and districts are just now realizing the power and impact it can have on education.” Using blogs is something that a lot of us do in our daily lives and while it may not be an emerging technology anymore, it is for teachers and schools. Click here for the article McCoy, Jeff, and Tim Van Heule. "The Future Is Here! Emerging Technologies in the Classroom « Technology Thoughts for Teachers." Technology Thoughts for Teachers. Wordpress.com, 24 Oct. 2007. Web. 28 Apr. 2011. <http://tcubed.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/the-future-is-here- emerging-technologies-in-the-classroom/>.
“Facebook Summit 2011, an ExcellentAcademic Use of the Popular InternetApp” Canadian 9th Grade ELA Teacher Richard Cossette created this summit for his students to discuss Facebook and other online technologies. “These are wonderful learning moments as the students are eager to begin and highly willing to consider these issues as they think about how they will accomplish the task of „becoming‟ a historical person in the modern age.”
“Facebook Summit 2011, an ExcellentAcademic Use of the Popular InternetApp” Students created a Facebook page based on someone from history. Pages were to be serious and engaging. The teacher even made this pamphlet to help explain what he expected from his students: pamphlet
“Facebook Summit 2011, an ExcellentAcademic Use of the Popular InternetApp” A-ha! I think this is such a wonderful way to connect an old lesson, research on an historical figure and today’s emerging technologies, Facebook. Mr. Cossette knew how to get his students excited and involved. Click here for the article Walsh, K. "Facebook Summit 2011, an Excellent Academic Use of the Popular Internet App." Emerging Education Technology. Internet and Instructional Technologies for Teachers, Instructors, Classroom. Emerging EdTech, 1 May 2011. Web. 2 May 2011. <http://www.emergingedtech.com/>.
“2010 Horizon Report Unplugged:Emerging Technologies in theClassroom and Beyond” This is a report from The University of British Columbia about emerging technologies. They state that “Geo” everything is popping up everywhere. This refers to geo mapping on phones and computers, as well as collecting geolocative data. Many tools and apps are being applied to phones and ipads to make geo activities more attainable. While not all of these geo tools have made it into the mainstream, they see it happening sooner than later.
“2010 Horizon Report Unplugged:Emerging Technologies in theClassroom and Beyond” “It is not about developing the most outstanding technology, but rather how these technologies are later implemented and how they allow educators and learners to become engaged in innovative ways of sharing, teaching, and learning.” A-ha! Technology allows us to give the students choice and with that choice comes better learning.
“2010 Horizon Report Unplugged:Emerging Technologies in theClassroom and Beyond” “Should students be given the choice whether to attend classes face-to-face or remotely; synchronously or asynchronously?” With a mix of UBC faculty members, staff, and students among the audience, close to 80% responded with the answer “Yes”. Students should be given a choice of both face-to- face and online learning. However, grading will also have to change to show reflect this new teaching and learning way. Click here for the article Sha, Tina. "2010 Horizon Report Unplugged: Emerging Technologies in the Classroom and Beyond." Www.ctlt.ubc.ca. The University of British Columbia, 21 May 2010. Web. 02 May 2011. <http://ctlt.ubc.ca/2010/05/21/2010-horizon-report-unplugged-emerging-
Conclusion All of this new technology will only help us to become better teachers while allowing our students to become better learners. We will be able to give them more options and be able to give each student the teaching style they need to succeed. It is a great and exciting time in teaching and while the road will be bumpy, as long as we are willing to keep our minds open we can all go far.