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New Leaf in Learning 2012

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What are the principles that should guide education companies and educators as they support classroom teachers in embracing online content, relevant technology and a student-centered teaching style?

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New Leaf in Learning 2012

  1. Overcoming Resistance to Teaching with Technology and Online Resources Mark E. Moran, Founder & CEO, Dulcinea Media New Leaf in Learning, March 22, 2012
  2. To view this presentation and links to all resources we reference:http://bit.ly/NewLeaf14
  3. Mark E. MoranCorporate attorneyInternet executive since 1998Parent of three in grades 6, 9, 12School-district committees15 education conferences in past yearHired 50 recent college grads since 2001
  4. Our mission: to help educatorsteach students how to use theInternet effectively.
  5. Growing Awareness…
  6. Life has become anopen-book test.“Schools run a great risk ofbecoming irrelevant tostudents.” -- Peter Pappas Former Social Studies Teacher
  7. Students feel in charge ofinformation. The Internet defines the way that young people learn, communicate, and create.
  8. What sound does a goat make?Ask a five-year-old ...
  9. Play
  10. We found our own study materialsonline.
  11. KIDS ARE LOST
  12. Question of the HourWhat are the principles that should guideeducation companies and educators as theysupport classroom teachers inembracing online content, relevanttechnology and a student-centered teachingstyle?
  13. “There is no textbook for what effective practice looks like in continually morphing information and communication landscapes.” -- Joyce Valenza High School Librarian
  14. Understand
  15. “Teachers waiting for a workshop to show them how to use technology are never going to do it.Encourage them to jump in and try something.”  -- Brent Jort Social Studies teacher
  16. Technology is a TOOL… “One of the enduring difficulties about technology and education is that a lot of people think about the technology first and the education later.” -- Dr. Martha Stone Wiske Harvard Graduate School of Education
  17. Nintendo has been on a mission to expand the market.The $250 Wii console has been stealing the show fromhigher-powered consoles with high-tech bells & whistles.Nintendo focused on making game play easier, moreintuitive and more appealing to a mass market.tive andmore appealing to a mass market.•That bet paid off.
  18. Paradox of the Active User
  19. “Teachers don’t like thewords, ‘partial assemblyrequired.’” -- Peter PappasFormer HS Social Studies teacher,now EdTech blogger & consultant
  20. Give it to me when I need it “The Battle of Gettysburg happened in July, but I need to see your material on it when I teach it in October. Get my pacing guide.” -- Jimmy Davey HS Social Studies teacher
  21. •That bet paid off.
  22. There are no Jedi Masters
  23. “Teachers should beencouraged to letstudents take over.” -- Shannon Miller Librarian
  24. “Kids haven’t changed. I have.” -- Marlene Thornton
  25. 11. Under-Resourcing. The initiative is notaccompanied by sufficient resources (e.g., time,support, funding, training) to actually make it happen.So why should we bother?
  26. Ohio’s Galion Middle School$250,000 ARRA grant25% spent on professional developmentA year of PD before any technology purchasedExciting results, but encountering rocks
  27. “Teachers can have tech savvy parents demonstrate real-world applications of technology and help bring non-tech savvy parents up to speed.” -- Shelley Blake-Plock
  28. 7. Concerns About Future Competence. Educatorscan question their ability to be effective after achange: Can I do it? How will I do it? Will I make it inthe new situation?
  29. Personal Learning Networks“Librarians cannot adequately retool if they do not develop personal learning networks.Those who don’t drag us all down.” -- Valenza/Johnson
  30. ##edchat
  31. #tlchat
  32. TED Talks Demystified
  33. @johnsonmaryj
  34. Primary-Source DocumentsUsing primary sources, students learn to recognize thatthe record-keepers, whether artists, politicians orslaves, saw the world through a singular lens.
  35. The Avalon Project
  36. Ohio State University’s Official Records
  37. American Rhetoric
  38. Address from the Bradenburg Gate, June 12, 1987 Play
  39. Historic Video and Images Play
  40. Museum of the Moving Image
  41. The Library Of Congress: Chronicling America
  42. Historical Letters
  43. Play
  44. Artwork and Photographs
  45. Interviews
  46. Timelines: BBC History Timeline
  47. Timelines: YTTM.TV
  48. Tools: Primary Access MovieMaker
  49. Tools: ThingLink
  50. Games and Situations: Games for Change
  51. Science Resource: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  52. Science Resource: National Human Genome Research Institute
  53. Science Resource: BBC’s Science: Human Body & Mind
  54. Find ideas for lesson plans on websites...
  55. @edsitement
  56. Photo CreditsCover: http://morguefile.com/archive/display/117973Dangerously Irrelevant: http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2010/08/we-spend-80-of-our-classroom-time-on-the-skills-needed-for-10-of-our-jobs.htmlLibrarian Action Figure: http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/86206037/Khan Academy Golden Ratio: http://www.khanacademy.org/video/the-golden-ratio?topic=new-and-noteworthyClogs: http://www.freefoto.com/download/1450-07-1/ClogsYogi Berra: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yogi_Berra_1956.pngBaby Steps: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalexanderson/6218038832/Watering Rocks: http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/01/13/metaphors-mq-as-important-is-iq/Fear, Uncertainty Doubt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/1805369995/Training Teachers: http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/03/30/training-teachers-for-21st-century-classrooms.aspxShout Out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shoutput/4269032009/

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