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  1. 1. Connecting with Kids <ul><ul><li>“ The best teachers constantly monitor what is happening to students as they set about learning and investigate when things do not proceed as planned or expected. They also enquire their own practice so they might get better at ensuring that their students learn successfully.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Demos 2004. About learning, Report of the Learning Working </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Group, Demos, London </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Why are we here? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we need to accomplish? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we get this done? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why are we here? <ul><li>Take the PILOT Survey </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why are we here? <ul><li>Technology Dog and Pony Show </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Whiteboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C.O.W. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Grades </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What do we need to accomplish? <ul><li>Get ideas on how technology can improve the learning experience in our classrooms </li></ul>
  6. 6. How will this get done? <ul><li>Those who have not taken the PILOT survey will do so on a laptop while the dog and pony show is conducted. </li></ul><ul><li>Please pass the computers around to those who have not taken the survey during this presentation </li></ul>
  7. 7. PILOT Survey
  8. 8. Let’s Take the Survey
  9. 9. The World is Flat
  10. 10. Globalization <ul><li>1.0 NATIONS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1492 - 1800 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2.0 COMPANIES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1800 - 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3.0 INDIVIDUALS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 - Present </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Digital Immigrants and Natives <ul><li>Teachers had to be taught to use communication technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Students raised with communication technologies </li></ul>
  12. 12. Visual Literacy and Media <ul><li>The research is in: the use of visual media in the classroom enhances learning and retention. </li></ul><ul><li>Humans process images 60,000 times faster than text. </li></ul><ul><li>With visually rich multimedia, students learn faster, remember better, and can apply their understanding and skills to new situations. </li></ul><ul><li>- Dr. Lynell Burmark </li></ul>
  13. 13. Dog and Pony Show <ul><ul><li>Interactive Whiteboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C.O.W. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Grades </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Interactive White Boards
  15. 15. Cow
  16. 16. Computers on Wheels (C.O.W.)
  17. 17. Blogging
  18. 18. Digital Storytelling
  19. 19. Podcasting
  20. 20. Wiki’s
  21. 21. Thinking Maps
  22. 22. Teacher Web Pages
  23. 23. Online Grades
  24. 24. We need to start planning for our future <ul><li>As a school </li></ul><ul><li>In departments </li></ul><ul><li>Individually </li></ul>
  25. 25. Questions <ul><li>? </li></ul>