We don’t see with our eyes, we see with our brains!Vision is by far our most dominant sense, taking up half of our brain’s resources.
Kids touching the board does not mean you have cognitive interaction. – Tommy G. principal – “What does it look like? What am I suppose to see.”
Learning Goal posted but nothing every said about it. Using Word to publish a piece of writing rather than hand writing it; using the interactive board as a chalkboard; using the Internet for research as opposed to encyclopedia. Watching Obama’s inaugural speech as opposed to reading his speech. (things we have done for years in education) Is the technology use pushing the both the teacher and the students to new heights, new learning, and new knowledge? Does the technology allow kids to learn from people they never would have been able to without it? Does the technology allow students to interact with information in a way that is meaningful and could not have happened otherwise? Does the technology allow students to create and share their knowledge with an audience they never would have had access to without the technology?
Interactive Learning for the Interactive Generation
Presenter: Terri Stice, Director of InstructionalTechnology,ADE; GCT
Green River Regional EducationalCooperative
Does technology fundamentally change good
Is good instruction just good instruction and technology
just an add on?
•What does teaching & learning look like when
technology is being effectively used?
•What are the challenges of the classroom?
•How do we engage the interactive generation?
is the future of
“Technology has a way to
get every student
involved – we simply
can’t overlook it.”
“It’s not about the
technology. It’s about the
interactions we get
because of the
Teachers must use classroom
technologies to enhance and
expand student interactions with
knowledge and people.
1. Is the technology being used “Just because it is
2. Is the technology allowing the
teacher/students to do old things in old ways?
3. Is the technology allowing the
teacher/students to do old things in new ways?
4. Is the technology creating new and different
learning experiences for the students?
Research Application to Differentiated
Technology to help Engagement for Learning
Graphic organizers, sorting,
classifying, using metaphors
Emotion is the best way
into the mind.
and taking notes
Beginning, Middle, End,
Read Write Think
Work has meaning and
Reinforcing effort and
Effective praise, & rewards Storybird.com
Kids R Authors Scholastic
Would the kids keep doing
the work if the teacher
Homework and practice 28%
Planners and Organizers Twitter, Facebook,
Expectations – Students
know what success looks
Cause and Effect Organizers
Glogster, Google Earth
Choice – Students have
groups by ability, interest,
and other criteria
Individual and Group
ThinkQuests & Webquests
Learning with others –
Learning has a social
Setting objectives and
Ongoing feedback, student
Personal Response – work
that engages almost
always focuses on a
product or performance
Generating and testing
Decision Making, Historical
Graph Club, Xtra Normal, Sense of audience –
Student work is shared.
Questions, cues, and
question wait time
Cubing, Think Dots, video
Emotional / Intellectual
Safety – Freedom to take
What are the interactions it provides? (physical,
social, cognitive) Is it meeting the need? (FREE)
Kids touching the board/laptop does not mean
you have cognitive interaction.
Get away from the “UndeniableWow” and ask
Work to design, not to decorate lessons and
What’s the task?
Terri Stice, Director of InstructionalTechnology
Green River Regional Education